Chicken + fun = Waldo’s Chicken & Beer. Originally based in Nashville, this new-to-Bentonville fast-casual restaurant is all about great chicken, cooked two ways: Southern Fried and Rotisserie, while pairing it with mouth-watering scratch-made Southern sides. To make it even better, they provide a variety of formats to enjoy the chicken and offer eight original sauces; you must try the Rooster and Alabama White sauces!


Waldo's Chicken & Beer Exterior

Exterior of Waldo’s Chicken & Beer in Bentonville, Arkansas. Image courtesy of Emily Neuman.

You may be wondering which chicken combo is the best? If you’re riding solo, the classic Fried Chicken is a solid choice as it’s brined overnight and hand-breaded. I also enjoy the Chop Chop Blue Salad for a filling and fresh take on a classic chopped chicken salad. If you are looking to feed a group, the Bucket O’Bird or Feed the Flock Tender Meal will be *chef’s kiss*. Bucket O’ Bird features four quarters of their signature chicken with four cheddar biscuits, two large scratch sides, and a side of coleslaw, while Feed the Flock Tender Meal includes twelve hand-breaded tenders with four sauces, four cheddar biscuits, two large scratch sides, and a side of coleslaw.

Waldo's Chicken & Beer Fried Chicken

Image Left to Right: Chop Chop Blue Salad, Fried Chicken, Coleslaw, Potato Wedges, and Loaded Nachos. Image courtesy of Emily Neuman.


Looking for a deal? Check out their Tuesday Taco Special! Enjoy an all-day happy hour with $5 Margaritas and a “You-Pick-Three” taco meal for just $8.49. Although not part of the deal, try their Loaded Nachos to enhance your Taco Tuesday experience.

Waldo's Chicken & Beer Loaded Nachos

Image: Loaded Nachos with fresh cooked tortilla chips, slow roasted chicken, house made queso, shredded lettuce, cheese, sour cream, house made pico de fallo, jalapeños, coleslaw, white beans and two lime wedges. Image courtesy of Emily Neuman.


And as the name suggests, they have a vast selection of local, regional, and imported beers to enjoy with your chicken. Cheers!

Waldo's Chicken & Beer Artwork

Image courtesy of Emily Neuman.


Before your next visit to Waldo’s Chicken & Beer, here are some important deets to keep in mind:

  • Location: Located in Bentonville off Walton Ave next to Johnny Brusco’s Pizza.

  • Parking: It’s free, and there’s plenty (see map here)! Biking? There are no bike racks located nearby.

  • Reservations: Reservations are not needed at Waldo’s Chicken & Beer. It’s a first come, first served fast-casual dining spot where you order at the counter and snag your favorite spot to sit. 

  • Delivery: Looking to stay in but still want your chicken fix? Waldo’s offers delivery online here

  • Hours: Open 11 am to 9 pm Monday through Saturday and 11 am to 8 pm on Sunday.

  • Dining Area: Includes an array of seating options from tables and booths to bar and outdoor seating (dog friendly) and a dozen TV’s to watch sports games.