It might be difficult to read it from the road, given that Arkansas winds are making things messy lately, but there is a banner in the grass in front of the former Dixie Cafe property at 17306 Interstate 30.
I got out to have a better look and it says “Mighty Crab Coming Soon.” The banner also has photos of some really good looking seafood. Lobster, clams, crab legs and more.
Mighty Crab has several locations already in Arkansas, so I called one to get verification. The manager stated that they are coming to Benton in the beginning of the new year. January or February is what they said.
If you don’t remember, Dixie Cafe has sat empty since about four years ago. It was then that the company announced they would be closing all locations, including 12 of their restaurants in Arkansas.
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