The LaRoche family opened this country restaurant off Rogers Avenue in 1984 and filled it with photographs and memorabilia from all
No matter the meal, breakfast or lunch or dinner, a basket of fresh, hot cinnamon rolls wrapped in cloth will be delivered to the table. They’re good enough to enjoy with a cup of coffee by themselves – and if you’re so inclined, you can pick up a dozen to take with you at the register.
Dinners are also pretty good, with a lot of homemade favorites such as chicken pot pie and pot roast. One of the better bargains is the vegetable plate, where you can get four to six different items off the side item menu.
Those items include unusual items such as deep fried corn on the cob, which is a cobbette battered and seasoned and thrown in the deep fryer. There's also Wets, which are fries covered in cream gravy - and smothered rice, which is white rice in brown steak gravy.
You’ll find Calico County at 2401 South 56th Street (behind the Ford Dealership) south off Rogers Avenue in Fort Smith. For more information, check out the restaurant website.
For more on restaurants in Fort Smith and throughout the area, check out my book Classic Eateries of the Ozarks and Arkansas River Valley.