The grill is fired up and the award winning Hubcap hamburger and onion rings at Cotham's Mercantile are enough to bring in a lunch crowd. But the atmosphere offers something a little extra.
"We farm. We're out in the heat all day and we come in here, and it's like going home for a lunch break," said Keith Luna.
Brandon Chapman said, "As far as hometown, small-town cooking and service goes, it's a one of a kind place everybody needs to visit at least once."
They've been serving up tasty lunches here since 1984, but the history of this place goes back much further. And you can literally see it on the walls, from the memorabilia to old farm equipment.
"The items on the shelf are left over from when this was a hardware store in the 60's and 70's," said Chapman. We're looking at stuff from u-bolts to brass fittings to skill saw blades."
Cotham's has served as general store for Scott area farmers since it was built in 1917.
"You can look at the walls and see stuff our grandfathers used that we could still use today," said Luna. "It's like no other place."
Politicians like Bill Clinton and David Pryor made it a hot spot for campaigning. And President Bush once enjoyed the chocolate fried pie here while in office, helping shine a national spotlight on this Arkansas gem.
The other Cotham's location, Cotham's In the City, opened up 13 years ago in downtown Little Rock. For more info, visit http://www.cothams.com/