The Grumpy Rabbit

4.7
69 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary Southern
Our vision for The Grumpy Rabbit is to serve both Lonoke residents as well as people from surrounding communities and visitors passing through town. We want Lonoke to thrive and be prosperous and believe that leading by example and running a successful business will attract others to the area and inspire similar investment. Our hope for The Grumpy Rabbit is that as an anchor for revitalization, it will become a central location that draws foot traffic to historic downtown Lonoke. Additionally, as we employ both full-time and part-time staff, we are excited to bring new families to Lonoke, and know they will love the area as much as we do!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 69 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.5
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4.6
ambience
4.6
value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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GregT
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! Wonderful menu of food and drinks!

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VeronicaA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the place, love de food
Thanks for the excelent service

The Grumpy Rabbit
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for your kind words, Veronica! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit, and we hope to have you back again soon!

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KennethS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed brunch here at the Grumpy Rabbit. Our party of 9 was made welcome, served well, and everyone enjoyed their choices. We will be back!

The Grumpy Rabbit
Responded 2 days ago

Kenneth, thank you very much for your review! We are happy to hear that your large party was well taken care of. We appreciate your kind words as well as your business, and hope to have you back at the restaurant soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Little Rock
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good service and good food.

The Grumpy Rabbit
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for your kind words! We are so happy to hear that you have had multiple lovely experiences with us. We hope to see you again soon!

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SherriR
Little Rock
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!!!

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TracyS
Little Rock
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

My order was wrong but the food was great! Would definitely recommend!

The Grumpy Rabbit
Responded 2 days ago

Hi Tracy! We are so sorry that your order was wrong, but are very happy that you enjoyed it anyways! Thanks for recommending us, and we hope you give us the chance to get your order correct very soon!

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RobinR
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food. Was extremely clean and comfortable. I will definitely make the effort to go anytime I am even remotely near Little Rock.

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vipMichaelP
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This was our family’s second visit to the Grumpy Rabbit. It is a fantastic little gem and in my opinion a great dining experience for a small town in Arkansas. The menu is limited in quantity of selections but the ones that I have tried have all been fantastic. The backstory of this business is fun to hear and it’s great to learn people love their home towns and want to invest in it. They put great effort in the decor and finishes in the building and gives a rich feeling to the meal. Many of the staff are local kids learning the ropes of an upscale restaurant so give some grace in the service area. To sum it up I highly recommend this restaurant if you are in the area or are looking for a little road trip.

The Grumpy Rabbit
Responded 2 days ago

Hi Michael! Thank you so much for visiting us twice, and also for your kind words about The Grumpy Rabbit. We are so lucky to be able to employee local folks, and it's been a really fun journey teaching and training them the ways of the restaurant world. We hope you make the trip to see us again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Wait staff brought my salad after

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AnitaP
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and I visited for the first time for brunch. I had the swamp grits which were great! Everyone else had burgers and fries and al agreed that they were good. Portions were large. We also had tater tots( house made) for appetizer. Yum.
My son and I split the dessert of the day which was salted caramel gelato. It was just ok.
Service was excellent, and the atmosphere was wonderful. We will return for dinner some evening.

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GaryW
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. The Broad appetizer was just right for 4. The cocktails were well made. The main courses were delicious.

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KeenaW
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great. The place was very clean with a bright atmosphere. The staff was friendly and personable.
I especially loved the fresh flowers on the tables.🌺🌻🌷

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ReneeB
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wasn’t sure what to expect but was very surprised. Loved the history behind the building. The board was a great way to share small bites and try several items. Waitress was very helpful and took care of us even splitting the ticket on things each couple shared! Will be going back soon !

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DonD
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. We made our reservation through Open Table app and were seated immediately! Our waiter Darbonne was great - he recommended the signature carrot cake for dessert (which we shared) and it was wonderful!

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AndyE
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our first dinner at the Grumpy Rabbit and will definitely be back! Our server Mary Robin was so pleasant and knowledgeable about the menu and also describing the specials. The blackened redfish was delicious and the night's special, bourbon burger, did not disappoint. We can't wait to go back and try the other items on the menu!

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JeremyPeppas
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was very good. Excellent vibe and atmosphere. Seems like the kind or restaurant you’d see in a much, much larger city or college town. The menu isn’t huge but has enough to appeal for most. The best thing was the savory cheesecake that came on the charcuterie board. The single layer carrot cake was also outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience2

They were out of a lot of food. We drove 40 minutes and not sure we would return.

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Luigi
Little Rock
10 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant in downtown Lonoke. A surprising find. Excellent food in a charming setting

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very delicious. We will be going back ASAP!

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KamilleD
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and atmosphere. Gigi (the owner) checked on us repeatedly. Wonderful evening spent with old friends and we made new!

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Overrated
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

The ambiance is "cold". There were at least 8 staff at the time and the service was slow. Prices are too high. Food is fair.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

my first time this morning took the wife for mother's day the food was the best iv ever had and I'm a fat boy so I know my food it was great the people and servers was awsome and nice drinks stayed filled will be back again

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Eli3
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience1

We didn’t have a good experience with our server. At one point I wondered if he was acting grumpy in a joking way to go along with the name. But then decided no because if that continued people wouldn’t keep coming. He never said anything ugly. But his expressions and body language communicated a lot. I was really disappointed because a friend of mine had raved about the place. Hopefully not all the servers act that way.

The Grumpy Rabbit
Responded on May 12, 2021

Eli3 - Thank you for bringing your experience to our attention. We are so sorry you had a less than satisfactory service experience while dining with us. We pride ourselves on our service and friendly staff, and will address this with our team directly. We hope you give us another chance!

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HollieG
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LOVED this swanky place! The food was delicious and Cassie is a good server but Darbonne was amazing! He was helping EVERYONE plus waiting on his own tables and just being super helpful and knowledgeable about the restaurant. We will definitely be back!

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StevenH
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere , service, food.
Will definitely be back

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JanS
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We drove in from Houston Texas on Wednesday, April 21 and experienced the surprise of our lives. Having read the reviews for the Grump Rabbit prior to our trip we knew we would be pleased. What we did not expect was 5 star food, cocktails, service and ambience.. We will definitely return.

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Jacolr
Fayetteville
10 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ive made two trips for brunch. A fun outing w family. Ready to try dinner. Need a party bus w driver!

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clintm
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I had the red fish which was good . The service was okay .

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ToriC
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

The food was good but was over powered by the horrible service. They did a wonderful job of restoring an old building while creating a beautiful ambiance with adorable rabbit themed accents.
Before the server came to get our drink order it was obvious she was having an awful day or didn't want to be there. While were there we did not feel welcome and it put a damper on our entire experience. The servers interactions with other tables and staff made for great people watching though. It was like a train wreck we couldn't look away from.
We ordered The Board to share as an appetizer- Very good with beautiful presentation. The sausage and bologna were delicious.
Then The Roast Beef Sandwich to split - Fries were delicious, sandwich nothing special.
These two items came out together which made our meal even more awkward due to the presentation of the board. Due to the attitude of the server we just went with it. I didn't want to add gasoline to her fire.
The carrot cake was the saving grace of the meal. It was amazing and i would give them another try just for this cake. Not too sweet. perfect.

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CharS
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was excellent! Food was wonderful, waiter was awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in town for a bridal shower and my husband was searching for local eating places. He found The Grumpy Rabbit on the web, so we made a reservation. The food was fantastic as well as the atmosphere. The modern twist on good southern specialties blends perfectly with old building. The staff were all very nice and willing to meet our every need. If you are passing through Lonoke, AR around lunch or dinner, it is well worth your time to get off of I 40 and make the 1.5 mile drive into downtown. You won’t regret it.

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FrankS
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The decor, service and food was outstanding. Loved what they did with the building.
The only thing that detracted from the experience was the sheer amount of televisions, all playing a sports channel. Glad the volume was turned down!

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brianc
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. Worth the drive for sure.

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ShellyE
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat. Friendly staff, and great food.

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CarlaG
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first visit to the Grumpy Rabbit. It was so good! I highly recommend it! I had the Reuben sandwich with homemade french fries. It was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Little Rock
4 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great! I will definitely be back!

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LeslieG
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We drove from Benton to try this place out and loved the food, the atmosphere, our waitress and met the owner who was beyond delightful. We definitely will go back again!!

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Mike
Little Rock
8 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I finally found good Corned Beef Hash in Central Arkansas. Bloody Mary’s were good too!

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Skip
Fayetteville
7 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoy it here. The ribeye crawfish Etouffee was excellent. The Board is a great start!

FAQs

The Grumpy Rabbit offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (501) 438-8005.

The Grumpy Rabbit is rated 4.7 stars by 69 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.