BEST BREAKFAST BUFFET Ole Sawmill Cafe, Forrest City The best breakfast buffet in the state offers several types of breakfast meats as well as country fried steak, eggs, casseroles, biscuits, pancakes, oatmeal, grits and — well, it goes on from there, for just $6.50 a person. $$, 2299 N. Washington St., 870-630-2299, olesawmillcafe.com, 6 a.m.-10:30 a.m. daily.
Front Page Cafe, Jonesboro This popular Jonesboro eatery saves the thrown rolls for dinner. Breakfast is surprisingly reasonable. Go for the chocolate chip pancakes, made with milk chocolate chips; no need for syrup. Get them as part of the Manager's Special, along with a couple of eggs and your choice of breakfast meat. $$, 2117 E. Parker Road, 870-932-6343, 6:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. daily.
BIGGEST BISCUITS Meacham's, Ash Flat A quality country breakfast in the wilds of Northeast Arkansas? Indeed. Lauded by locals and gushed over by visitors, Meacham's offers hearty and large breakfasts. All you really need, though, is one of the gigantic biscuits smothered in gravy or in butter and jam. The big, soft wheat biscuits are pull-apart flaky; you'll only need one. $$, 191 Hwy. 62 W, 870-994-2101, 6 a.m.-8 p.m. Tue.-Sun.
BEST BISCUITS AND GRAVY Penny's Place, Weiner Every morning before four, the cooks come in to make fresh biscuits and sweet cream gravy from scratch. It's the best dish of biscuits and gravy you'll find in the state. Breakfast served all day. $, 210 N. Van Buren St., 870-684-2260, 5 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Sat.