Ed Walker’s Drive-In & Restaurant Inducted in Food Hall of Fame


Amelia Delon, West and Local News

One of three in the state, Ed Walker’s restaurant was inducted into the Arkansas Food Hall of Fame this Monday. This was along with Cattleman’s Steak House (Texarkana) and Murray’s Restaurant (Hazen). Ed’s has been open since 1943 in Fort Smith, and it’s famous for the french-dipped sandwiches and comfort food. There were around 1500 nominations for the fourth class to recognize the iconic restaurants, food-related events, and owners. Arkansas Heritage also put out winners in the other categories;

Proprietor of the Year– Scott McGehee of Little Rock

People’s Choice– The Ohio Club of Hot Springs

Food-Themed Events– International Greek Food Festival