Welcome to the Hard Luck Cafe!

We are a vintage 1950's style roadside diner, focused on bringing you the highest quality food and service in the area.  We opened in 2010, but our family has been in the restaurant business for 108 years!

We're best known for our Big Bopper Burger and the best onion rings around, but we have a big menu that will be sure to please everyone at your table.

The restaurant business is not just a business to us, it is a time honored family tradition.

We are privileged to have you as our guest and look forward to serving you!


Christmas Dinner 2022

The Hard Luck Café is proud to announce our 10th Annual Christmas Dinner on Sunday, December 25, from 11am-1pm. We will be open for Dine-in, Carry-out, and Delivery (in the Gravette area). Delivery must be scheduled by December 22.

We’ll be having a traditional Christmas meal of ham, grilled chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans, stuffing, dinner rolls, and desserts!

If you know anyone that needs a hot home cooked meal on Christmas Day, PLEASE SHARE!

As always, this dinner is FREE to anyone who would like to attend and is made possible by the loving support, volunteer work, and donations from our wonderful little community.


We offer customized catering options for a variety of events from office meetings and parties to weddings.  Call the Hard Luck Cafe today to schedule an appointment to discuss your event and let us develop a customized menu that is sure to impress your guests!

Nostalgic Northwest Arkansas

Our very talented friend and customer Nola Hintzel has released her latest coloring book, and guess who's on the cover?  Follow the link to purchase this coloring book featuring scenes from several towns in Northwest Arkansas.