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James at the Mill Restaurant

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3906 Great House Springs, Johnson, AR 72741 (Johnson Exit #69 off of Interstate 540)
+1 479-443-1400
Mon - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Kansas City, Missouri
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

A group of 4 great friends anticipated a lovely evening at James. We were all quite disappointed! A very so so Caesar salad, the artichoke soup really truffle heavy and flavorless overall! The lamb chops were actually well prepared, spinach side was cold and fingerling potatoes were boring! Fettuccine with shrimp was served coldish and was very ordinary! The shrimp... More 

Thank Nonie N
Bentonville, Arkansas
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

I was so mad at myself so taking this long to visit this restaurant! I have been in this area for at least 15+ years and always thought about going to eat there but heard rumors about this place being way expensive and overrated. By no way this restaurant was overrated nor over expensive. I thought the pricing of their... More 

Thank Jae S
Great Falls, Virginia
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110 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

We've eaten here before and are always anxious to return. I love decor, but love the food even more. They have a varied menu that doesn't try to offer too much. What they offer is delicious. Wine list is varied and well priced. Can't wait to get back there. Best place to stay and eat in the area.

Thank Susanne H
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154 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

My husband and I had a date night here. The atmosphere is nice and romantic. Our waitress was very friendly. Our dinner, drinks, and desserts were delicious. It was very expensive. If you want an upscale dining experience in the area, this is a very good choice.

Thank Sarita377
Tampa, Florida
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

I went there tonight by myself and because I don't like sitting at a table alone I asked if they had a bar where I could eat. Their bar was not really a bar but a view of the open kitchen where the chefs were doing their magic. As a solo diner it was fun to watch them create the... More 

Thank Anne O
Bentonville, Arkansas
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107 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Decided to try several different beverages and foods at the very eclectic Menued establishment. Have wanted to try this cool place for years but always thought it was super expensive. It has not cheap but no second mortgage needed, lol. Beverages: started with a Bay Breeze during happy hour ($5). Vodka, pineapple juice and cranberry juice. Good but overly sweet... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Been here several times. Probably best restaurant in NWA. Menu is limited but what they serve is wonderful. Service was greatcand staff is ready to accommodate any of your wishes. Does not have a gluten free menu but they went out of their way to accommodate our request.

Thank Joseph S
Tahlequah, OK
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185 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

The food was truly great here, and our server, Charlie, did a great job with her friendly, conversational manner. Definitely will be back.

Thank Pumpkin_Hollow
Fayetteville, Arkansas
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125 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

We had not been in a while, and the place wasn't full (probably because it is the dead of summer). However, the menu was loaded with a variety of great items. The lump crab appetizer was good. The sea bass was terrific, and the rack of lamb was out of this world good. Our server did a great job, and... More 

Thank Flint34
Tulsa, Ok. U.S.A.
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

We first attended a James Beard award dinner 23 years ago at James at the Mill. An old pre- civil war grain mill, in Johson Arkansas, near Fayettville, renovated by the chef-owners father in law into a hotel, restaurant. The restaurant has a tree growing through the floor, and a beautiful interior. The food is a work of art, the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$36
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, View, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3906 Great House Springs, Johnson, AR 72741
    (Johnson Exit #69 off of Interstate 540)
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Johnson
  • Phone Number: +1 479-443-1400

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?