Slideshow: Top 10 Favorite Breakfasts in Arkansas

1. B-Side
1. B-Side
This eatery's been open less than a year, but it's already stolen my heart. My favorite dish: chicken & waffles. Those boneless chicken legs are Southern fried and delicious and served up with housemade waffle wedges made from scratch. Pair them with the smoked Gouda grits for the best wintertime stick-to-your-ribs breakfast you can get for the price. Other menu items include bacon-wrapped French toast on a stick and beignets with lemon curd.

11121 N Rodney Parham Rd # 34B, Little Rock AR 72212 (map); 501-716-2700; Wed. - Sun., 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
2. Ashley's at the Capital
2. Ashley's at the Capital
Opulent in the evening, Ashley's turns to traditional favorites for breakfast and serves them up with housemade jellies and jams, fresh squeezed juices, locally grown produce, bacon made on-site, and War Eagle Mill organic grains. My favorite dish: the Delta Sunrise. The corned beef hash comes from beef corned and cured on-site and fresh vegetables, carefully balanced and sautéed before being served up with poached eggs, a hot flaky biscuit (with dairy butter and housemade jam), and a roasted tomato half. Serve it up with the fabulous house coffee and some orange juice that's actually orange, and you have heaven.

111 W Markham St., Little Rock AR 72201 (map); 501-370-7011; capitalhotel.com; 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. (breakfast served until 10 a.m.)
3. Mud Street Café
3. Mud Street Café
The custom roasted coffee will get you to Mud Street; the produce-heavy menu will keep you there and make you feel smart and healthy. The vegetable hash browns contain no less than 11 different types of vegetables and the pancakes are made with sour cream. My favorite dish: the Mud Muffin, a Wolferman's fresh baked English muffin with a folded scrambled egg, cheddar cheese, tomatoes, onion, black olives, and bean sprouts. Good for the body and soul.

22 S Main St # G, Eureka Springs AR 72632 (map); 479-253-6732; ‎mudstreetcafe.com; Thu. - Tue., 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
5. Calico County
5. Calico County
The best breakfast in Fort Smith starts with those famous complimentary icing-free cinnamon rolls that go down perfectly with a cup of coffee. My favorite dish: the Hearty Favorite chosen with spicy potatoes, biscuits, a couple of eggs, and the country fried steak—the most tender, tastily battered piece of country fried steak you'll ever eat at breakfast.

2401 S 56th St., Fort Smith AR 72903 (map); 479-452-3299; calicocounty.net‎; Mon. - Thurs., 6:30 a.m. - 9 pm., Fri. & Sat., 6:30 a.m. - 10 p.m., Sun., 7 a.m. - 9 p.m., breakfast served until 11 a.m.
6. Lulav
6. Lulav
Lulav has served great dinners for years, but just entered the breakfast market this summer. Menu items range between the frugal with reasonably priced yogurt parfaits and pastries to luxurious dishes like pork medallions and fancy crepes. My favorite dish: the Mediterranean Eggs Benedict made with a chef's suggestion of substituting shrimp for crab. The rosemary-laden shredded potatoes are phenomenal.

220 W 6th St., Little Rock AR 72201 (map); 501-374-5100; lulaveatery.com‎; Mon. - Fri., 6:30 to 10 a.m. for breakfast
7. Local Flavor Café
7. Local Flavor Café
Want crème brulée for breakfast? This is the only place in Arkansas that carries the creamy burnt sugar delight for the morning meal. My favorite dish: the Mexican Scram, a Poblano pepper stuffed with cheese, eggs and onions, topped with avocado slices, tomato, and sour cream served up with black beans and two very different salsas. A spicy and tasty breakfast.

71 S Main St., Eureka Springs AR 72632 (map); 479-253-9522; localflavorcafe.net; Mon. - Sat., 8 a.m. -10:30 a.m. for breakfast, Sun., 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for brunch
9. Front Page Café
9. Front Page Café
This popular Jonesboro eatery saves the thrown rolls for dinner, but serves up traditional breakfast favorites for not a lot of dough. My favorite dish: the Manager's Special with a couple of eggs, some breakfast meat, and pancakes. Get yours with the chocolate chips—they're milk chocolate instead of semi-sweet. It's like having a chocolate chip cookie with maple syrup.

2117 E Parker Rd., Jonesboro AR 72404 (map); 870-932-6343; Mon. to Thurs., 6:30 a.m. - 8 p.m., Fri. & Sat., 6:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m., Sun., 6:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. (breakfast served until 10:30 a.m.)
10. Stoby's
10. Stoby's
The home of the famed Stoby's cheese dip. Breakfast is its own awesome star on the menu, with colossal cinnamon rolls from pattiCakes Bakery (the Stoby's run pastry place), housemade strawberry jam, and Petit Jean meats. My favorite dish: the Ole Omelet, a three egg fold-over packed with Stoby's own chili served up with shredded cheese, grits, and biscuits. Guaranteed to warm you to your core.

805 Donaghey Ave., Conway AR 72034 (map); 501-327-5447; stobys.com‎; Mon. to Sat., 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. 405 W Parkway Dr., Russellville AR 72801 (map); 479-968-3816; Mon. to Thu. & Sat., 6 a.m. - 9 p.m., Fri., 6 a.m. - 10 p.m.; breakfast served until 11 a.m. weekdays, and until 12 p.m. on Saturdays