My husband and I recently had a chance to go on a day date while my mother babysat our daughter. We decided to try Smokin’ Oak Pizza and Taproom in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
Not only had we heard good things about the pizza here, but we had also heard about their wall of self pour drinks! So, we were excited to give it a try.
It did not disappoint! This is such a fun place.
We thought that Smokin’ Oak Wood-Fired Pizza had a warm and welcoming atmosphere along with great food. That’s always a perfect combination.
Not only that, this restaurant is unique because it has the only digital self-pour tap wall in Arkansas!
Although Smokin’ Oak is a small chain this Fayetteville location has local owners and it definitely has a “local” feel.
Location of Smokin’ Oak Wood-Fired Pizza
The Fayetteville restaurant is located at:
3959 N. Steele Blvd.
Suite 152, Fayetteville, AR 72703
And Their Hours Are:
Sun thru Thurs: 11AM to 9PM
Fri & Sat: 11AM to 10PM
Meal Specials and Events
Be sure and check the Smokin Oak Pizza website for both meal specials and events. You will find that they have lunch specials as well as a happy hour for beer and drinks.
They also have events such as singing bingo (aka Singo) and Trivia nights.
Review of Smokin’ Oak Pizza in Fayetteville, Arkansas
Ambiance and Service
This is wood fired pizza, y’all. So when you walk in you are immediately enveloped by the amazing aroma of pizza cooking and wood burning. It was amazing!
As a matter of fact, I think I need a wood-fired pizza scented candle.
The restaurant is cool and hip but not over the top. I would describe the ambiance as “casual warm industrial.” I know that’s not exactly a designer term but…here is what I mean. The space has concrete floors and industrial elements yet still feels cozy, casual, and unpretentious.
There are lots of windows which made it nice and bright for a lunch time meal.
Smokin Oak Pizza in Fayetteville is a relaxed and informal place where you order at a counter but then the food is brought to your table. The service was friendly and the servers took the time to explain how everything worked.
But What About the Food?
The pizza is excellent.
It happens to be my opinion that all the BEST pizzas in the world are cooked in wood-fired ovens. Smokin’ Oak Pizza in Fayetteville is no exception.
They make their own dough every day. All the ingredients used are super fresh. Even the meat toppings are cooked in-house.
The pizzas here are all 10″ individual sized. This was perfect for us because we could each get a different kind and share. The crust was perfection, not too crisp and not too soft…just right.
We thought that the pizzas were both tasty and innovative.
I love all things spicy so I had the Buffalo chicken pizza. It had Buffalo sauce, mozzarella, chicken and banana peppers which were all baked in the hot ovens. After it came out they topped it with green onions, bleu cheese dressing and a drizzle of raspberry sauce.
Don’t sleep on that raspberry sauce, y’all. It added the perfect touch of sweetness to the pizza and took it up a notch. I thought it was a great flavor combination.
My husband had the Italian Stallion which was an olive oil and mozzarella pizza with prosciutto, fresh tomatoes and sun dried tomatoes with crushed red pepper, garlic and basil. He thought it was great.
There are also good salads, melty cheese-stuffed pizza dough appetizers, and…you have got to try the S’mores dip for dessert.
The Self Pour Tap Wall
The self-pour tap wall is a super fun part of the restaurant!
Smokin’ Oak Pizza has a large selection of beers, wines, and cocktails on tap and the selections change regularly.
Here’s how it works: If you want to try a selection of drinks you are given a wrist band. You go to the wall which has all the taps as well as a wide variety of beverage containers such beer mugs, smaller glasses for flights, wine glasses and more.
You just peruse the tap wall, select the drink(s) you want and the container(s) for them. Scan your wrist band, and pour your beverage. The price per ounce is labeled and as you pour you will see how many ounces you are getting.
This is great because you have the ability to try several different things. You can even make you own craft beer flight. Of course there are also wines and I even tried the Razorback cocktail which was delish!
A Gathering Place
Smokin’ Oak Pizza of course has tables at which the guests can eat, but there are also arrangements of comfortable chairs, and a big stack of games. This makes it a great place to gather and have drinks and laughs with friends.
They also have events on different nights such as trivia or singo. So be sure and follow their instagram where they will keep you updated on all the information.
We really enjoyed this casual and delicious restaurant in Fayetteville. Hope you do, too!
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