Shoppers and diners regularly travel to El Dorado to spend a day strolling through its world-class downtown district. Named “the best downtown in Arkansas” by the Arkansas Times, and earning the Great American Main Street Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation, El Dorado’s historic downtown is bursting with antique shops, charming boutiques, galleries, nightclubs, restaurants and more – all housed within a unique mix of turn-of-the-century structures and modern buildings. Downtown also hosts a medley of community events, including MusicFest and the annual downtown holiday lighting ceremony. This walkable shopping and entertainment district is enhanced by beautiful landscaping and streetscaping, and parking is convenient.
Outside of downtown El Dorado, shoppers and diners have even more options, especially along the thriving Northwest Avenue (U.S. Highway 167B) commercial corridor. Here, patrons will find a blend of national chain stores and locally owned businesses. Popular sites along this corridor include The Commons, a modern development housing specialty shops and restaurants, and Mellor Park Mall, an indoor mall filled with an assortment of retailers.
No matter what you’re looking for, El Dorado retailers are sure to have it. From clothing and home décor to books and antiques, shoppers won’t have to go far to find what they need. And the dining spread is just as impressive. Diners choose among casual eateries, fine dining establishments and fast-food diners serving up an eclectic array of menus. Burgers, salads, pasta, pizza, steak, seafood…you name it; it’s here. Visit the El Dorado Chamber of Commerce’s online membership directory at GoElDorado.com to access a list of referred retailers and restaurants.