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The Grider Field Restaurant serves soul food in a local airport



Pine Bluff, Arkansas – The food being served up at Grider Field Restaurant at the Pine Bluff Airport is so good that it’s made Pine Bluff a destination not just for locals, but air travelers from across the country as well.

At Grider Field Restaurant you’ll find a large menu that includes staples from fried and baked chicken, liver and onions, to meatloaf and gumbo.

Berdia Monson, the owner of the restaurant is a grandma herself. After decades of cooking for her family as well as her catering career in Chicago, her recipes were curated.

It’s a family affair here too. Grandma Berdia runs the restaurant with the help of her multigenerational family.
While Grider Field has become synonymous for soul food, Berdia refers to it as “not soul food, but good food”.

If you have an interest in aviation, you’ll love dining here. The restaurant provides an up-close view of the runway and tarmac with planes routinely arriving and departing.

In World War II, the airport was the training facility for over 9,000 airmen. Display cases of WWII memorabilia line the walls of the terminal. At the end of the war the federal government returned the airfield to the City of Pine Bluff.

They are open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.