The Little Rock food scene is impressive. George Eldridge added to the intrigue when he contracted the right to bring ‘Doe’s Eat Place’ to the Capitol City. Now, President & Owner Katherine Eldridge continues to honor the restaurant’s rich legacy by maintaining the no-frills tradition and keeping business simple. It remains a treasure trove of history with a business philosophy that truly resonates. “Treat everyone that walks through the door like family,” and this family has been doing that for 34 years.
The Eldridge family opened Doe’s Eat Place in Little Rock in 1988, making it the first eatery outside of the original Mississippi establishment. The world-class steaks and other assorted eats are impressive enough to earn notoriety, but loyal celebrity diners have also contributed to the folklore of Doe’s. Bill Clinton’s presidential campaign in 1992 placed Doe’s in the national spotlight as the backdrop for campaign meetings, interviews and celebrations. From entertainers to athletes, colorful guests have made this little place on the corner a haven of good times and vault of history; Memorabilia graces the walls like a time capsule.
To reiterate, “There’s Always Something Good Cooking at Doe’s!” This declaration stands true from old classics, like their award-winning steaks, to new favorites. Despite familiarity with the famous, Chef David has been serving celebrities and locals alike for more than 30 years. These distinctly delicious options and always entertaining crew bring back the regulars – celebrities or not – with an undeniable Southern comfort that remains a classic.
1023 W Markham Street, Little Rock | 501.376.1195
Owner Katherine Eldridge | Photography by Jamison Mosley