Sometimes, the best way to get to know an area is by eating your way through it. And what better way of getting to live like the locals in the south than with breakfast, the staple meal of just about any small town? Russellville is packed with chain restaurants from Cracker Barrells, Whataburgers to Ruby Tuesdays galore. But that doesn’t mean you have to skip out on the joy that can only be brought from some true home cooking. Lucky for you, that’s exactly what the iconic Old South Restaurant is known for. Better yet, it’s just a quick 7-minute drive from your stay at the Econo Lodge hotel.
This breakfast, lunch and dinner spot was established in 1947, and you’d just as easily recognize it today as you would the year it was built, as the space has remained nearly the same after all this time. That old time swag simply adds to the experience, because walking through the doors of Old South is like taking a step into history. Keep on reading to get a feel for some of the restaurant’s best dishes.
Get full with the Breakfast Special
You can’t go wrong with a classic breakfast special of eggs, meat, bread and hashbrowns, all home-cooked to Arkansas perfection. This meal is the perfect filler up to get you ready for long days of exploring Russellville, and it’ll be sure to leave you totally satisfied. Get your eggs cooked any way you like with a choice of ham, bacon, sausage or bologna and toast, biscuit, or a fluffy english muffin.
Go Solo with the Breakfast Burrito
Are you more of a wrap for breakfast kind of person? That’s no problem for Old South! They’ve got you covered with their delicious breakfast burrito. This one is stuffed full with all of your quintessential breakfast ingredients. From scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, tomatoes, cheese and green onions, it’s packed with flavor and prepared with love.
No Shame in being Picky with the Build Your Own Omelette
No need to stress over the picky eaters in your group with Old South’s “build your own omelette” option. First you pick between ham, bacon and sausage for your meat, then you’ve got a bevvy of cheese and veggie options to choose from ranging from pepper jack cheese, mozzarella cheese, mushrooms, onions and more. The best thing about ordering the “build your own omelette” is that it can be done up to the fullest, or kept simple. The options are endless!
Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth
Not only does Old South provide all of the savory meals your heart could desire, it’s also got plenty of sweet options to energize you for the rest of your stay in Arkansas. You can’t go wrong with a time-honored short stack of pancakes served with bread and syrup. Add ham, bacon or sausage for some added protein. If your feeling more adventurous with your breakfast meal, you might reach for a belgian waffle with your choice of whipped cream, pecans, blueberries or chocolate chips. Does none of that suit your fancy? In that case, try out their cinnamon rolls or french toast made from the southern classic, Texas Toast.
For those that are looking to hit the road and might not have time for a sit down restaurant, Econo Lodge hotel guests can enjoy our free continental breakfast as part of your booking.