Cheers at The Old Post Office

4.6
248 Reviews
$30 and under
Grill
Come enjoy a delicious meal right off the wood fire grill! We are located right in the heart of the historic Fayetteville square, and welcome you to join us for an incredible meal in an inviting, lively atmosphere. Our kitchen uses only select mesquite wood to insure every item has just the right amount of smoky flavor. For a grilled lunch or dinner, we offer classic steaks from ribeye to filet mignon as well as a few outside of the box items like lamb chop lollipops and jalapeño-stuffed quail breast. We also have sandwiches, salads, soups, and house-made desserts.

About the Building

Built in 1911, this historic building began its important role in the Fayetteville community as the city Post Office. In 1974 it was saved from demolition by a citizen-led petition, and gained National Historic status. We are honored to continue the tradition of bringing people together and celebrating the citys history in the beautiful Old Post Office.
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, food and atmosphere were great.

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vipDebbieD
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Wow we were so excited to get to go to the OPO after reading reviews. The food was fantastic and the building is super cool but we have never waited so long for food, or had a waitress be so curt when we asked what the status was or our
food ( after we had been waiting 50 minutes.)
We arrived just before 7:30 and were seated right away. Or waitress arrived very soon and took both our drink and food orders. We waited, and waited, and waited, and watched two tables seated 15 and 20 minutes after us get all of there food. Finally we asked what the status of our food was and pointed out that tables that arrived long after us were well into their meals. The waitress said “ we have an open kitchen and you can stand up and see for yourself what meals are out.” Are you kidding me? How about, I am so sorry for the delay, let me go check on your food,. I have waited tables at 5 restaurants, never in a million years would I have expected that. About 5 minutes later our meal came. We all had shrimp and our meal arrived 55 minutes after we were seated. And zero apology or desire to help us in our frustration. Great food, great ambiance, horrible service. We left very frustrated which is not OK.

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JamesA
Las Vegas
14 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server was very attentive and friendly.

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AbbyW
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

I would go to Cheers for the environment. It's a really cool building and has a great ambience. The service was great and the food was good.

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OpenTable Diner
Fayetteville
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy Cheers!

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Whitney
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was fantastic and food was great. I’ll definitely make this one of my regular spots to take my out of town visitors.

JB
vipJamieB
Memphis/West TN
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Party of 6 and we loved everything we ordered. The bbq shrimp were perfect. The wait staff was very helpful and did a great job taking care of us. Also it was fun calling the Hogs when we made a touchdown against Texas!

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NancyB
Little Rock
7 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Game day brunch!

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nlrstate
Little Rock
8 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time eating here. Lunch food was great - my husband had shrimp po’boy and I had steak salad (with steak cooked to order). Absolutely will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Fayetteville
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food.

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AnnieT
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! Delicious food at a great price. We had 2 teenage boys with us and they said it was their favorite restaurant of the weekend! The atmosphere was nice but not snooty. Highly recommend the cheese grits as a side!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
38 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the fried green tomato appetizer and the catfish dinner. Service and food were excellent.

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Zamdonny
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun venue, enjoyable and unique food options with great service. Love this Downtown Fayetteville favorite!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food . We will be back!

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vipgwendtland
Tulsa
8 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

The food at Cheers was ok—a mix of bistro pub and Cajun and Creole. Our service was so so with low attention to empty glasses and ensuring a kitchen error was addressed. Be cautious about descriptions of the limited gluten free items identified on the menu as a GF. Go for the ambiance in the old post office and try the bbq shrimp.

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LauraH
Memphis/West TN
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience5

We have always loved Cheers, but the last time we went it was just ok. We decided to give it one more chance. The food was bland, the chicken was burned and the grits were dry. No more brunch here for us.

JC
vipJessicaC
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Our food was excellent. We loved the ambiance and location. Our server was super friendly but didn’t come by very often and didn’t mention the dessert we picked would take 20-25 mins. It was very loud and hard to hear and talk.

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LeeS
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was good. Service was average. They must have had air conditioning issues because it was warm inside

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Aflh2o
St. Louis
35 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Second time eating here, great food, very friendly staff. Love the ambience of the old building!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience4

The wait staff was awesome! We waited almost an hour for our food!

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CarlW
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was courteous and professional, food was excellent, and the drinks were great. Will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch food is amazing & the service is wonderful! 10/10

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dinner. My new Orleans pasta came out cold and wasn't very good. They made it right and brought me fried shrimp. Everything else was fantastic.

RJ
vipRicknJan
Pittsburgh
117 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Very attentive waiter, nice restaurant atmosphere, below average food. We ordered fried artichoke hearts as an appetizer. There was more breading than artichoke making each piece very crunchy and over fried. We had more pieces of fried coating on or dish than there were artichokes. It looked like they dumped the entire fry basket bottom on our plate. Horrible and overpriced at $10. I didn’t learn from my artichoke purchase as I ordered fried catfish. What a mistake. Again more over fried coating than fish. Horrible. Hush puppies over cooked making the outside too thick and chewy. My wife had the creole pasta. She was very disappointed and said if it wasn’t for the salt she added there wasn’t any flavor. I tasted and agreed. Note we travel for a living and eat out every day so we have many positive reviews of other Fayetteville restaurants for comparison to Cheers. Maybe fried is not their forte but neither is creole pasta.

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PaulaW
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrate two birthdays and Cheers was an amazing experience!
Love the OPO!

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Kfrank
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great menu and cool setting. Kept charm of old post office while bring in classic and blended modern features.

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BethP
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. The fried artichoke hearts are amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food and drinks were delicious! Pricing is very reasonable for quality of food. We loved it!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great food. Great place. Servers were slow for some reason

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FineDiningLegend
Fayetteville
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Decent meal, great service. Timing was a little fast paced, app was dropped at our table then immediately salad and entree.

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OpenTable Diner
Fayetteville
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Cool place with decent food - slightly above average but the atmosphere is nice.

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SumnerB
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinners and good drinks. Always a great meal in a fun environment

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great cocktails and ambiance - food was great, BUT - the collard greens were so salty none of us could eat them (don’t skip this restaurant on that detail though) - I honestly think it must have been a “mistake” batch or something because none of us are that sensitive to salty foods. The service was awesome and it’s the perfect location

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JimF
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved seeing a first class restaurant in the OPO! My only concern was that with our table for four the background noise drowned out much of our conversation.

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Rodriguez
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The ambience of the old post office is fine. The restaurant has high ceilings and open space so we didn’t feel crowded but made it hard to feel like an intimate date. The decor is sparse and and a little boring. The waiter was friendly, kind and attentive. Tortilla chips were brought to our table but were just plain chips, no salsa or dip so I thought that was a little odd. The entrees we preserved were fresh, hot and flavorful. My French dip was the best I’ve ever had! Dessert was their homemade banana pudding which was overly sweet and kinda bland. Music was a little too loud for a romantic dinner and there was outside seating when we checked in because they don’t seat people outside Sunday pm apparently. It was a nice date but not sure it’s a place that would be our top choice. It needs a little more imagination with its food and its space to match the friendliness and creative vibe of Fayetteville.

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PamelaH
Fayetteville
8 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite “go to” local restaurant for an excellent dinner & night out. Excellent service and consistently great food. Located on the beautiful Downtown Fayetteville Square, which we always take a walk around the square after dinner. Downtown Fayetteville is a treasure in Northwest Arkansas.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

We arrived and the host interrupted me to start as we checked in to answer the phone. Then I stood there while she talked to a customer on the phone versus asking them to hold as we were in the process of being helped. Physically there.

We were seated at a small table, not appropriate a business lunch, as I had indicated on the reservation. We were also sat in the separate room to the left of the main dining area. The main area appeared to have a great ambiance. The room we were sat in left much to be desired. Maybe good for a private party, but not a business lunch. Note, the main area was not full, plenty of open tables.

The service- was awful! We seemed to be forgotten about to start. Finally was given attention only to sit through lunch with empty glasses and missing waitress during our time there.

Food- was good

Dessert- ordered dessert and coffee. My carrot cake ever arrived, my business guests were given theirs. My coffee was old and luke warm.

Overall- place has potential. Service was poor at best.

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Mike
Fayetteville
20 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food wonderful atmosphere. The staff attentive without being too intrusive,.

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OpenTable Diner
Fayetteville
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Wedding shower

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OpenTable Diner
Fayetteville
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cheers is the best date night venue in Fayetteville. They have such a great variety of food, as well as centrally located. We love eating dinner here and happy hour at the Vault.

FAQs

Cheers at The Old Post Office offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (479) 301-2121.

Cheers at The Old Post Office is rated 4.6 stars by 248 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.