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Trips to Jonesboro

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A November 2005 trip to Jonesboro by amjohnson

Quote: Jonesboro is a fast-growing college town with many shops and resturants. They have several hotels and also a convention center at ASU that has concerts and other activities.

Trips to Jonesboro

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Overview

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Jonesboro is a fast-growing college town in northeast Arkansas. Jonesboro offers things such as shopping, golfing, movies, college events, concerts, nightlife, and restaurants. I went to college in Jonesboro and have visited many times since. It is a changing college town. There have been numerous restaurants and businesses added since I attended college there a few years back. Jonesboro has several shopping options, including Sam’s, Wal-Mart Super Center, Colony Shop, Old Navy, Lowes, Home Depot, Indian Mall, and a new mall that has a Target and Penny’s, and it will have many more stores in the spring of 2006. Jonesboro is also full of fast-food restaurants and many other restaurants...Read More

Holiday Inn Express

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Hotel

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I stayed at this hotel for 2 nights during one of my visits to Jonesboro. The hotel is in a nice location near most of the other hotels in Jonesboro, just off of Highway 63. The lobby was nice when we entered. Our room was also really nice, although the hallways going to the rooms were half-painted. I'm not sure if they were just remodeling while we were there or what. The room was neat and clean. It is a four-story hotel, so none of the rooms are too high or take long to get to. The rooms have 25-inch televisions with free HBO, irons and ironing boards, microfridges, hair dryers, coffeemakers, wireless Internet service, voice mail, desks and desk chairs, and nice-sized bathrooms. We ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 17, 2005

Holiday Inn Express
2407 Phillips Dr.
Jonesboro, Arkansas
870/932-5554

Josie's Steakhouse

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Restaurant

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Josie’s Steakhouse is located about 30 miles south of Jonesboro. The outside of the building does not look like anything special, and I had drove by it many times before I actually ate there. I just got back from there last week, and I’m fixing to go back again tonight. This will make my third trip to eat there. I have always had reservations, and they are really recommended. I have always been quickly greeted at the door and shown to my table. Then our drink order is taken. This is not in a dry county, so they do have a bar and also serve buckets of beer. This is a place you go when you want to get away from it all and have a night out. They are open on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday n...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 17, 2005

Josie's Steakhouse
7964 Highway 49
Jonesboro, Arkansas 72475
870/579-2277

Fuji

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Restaurant

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I ate at this Japanese restaurant during my last trip to Jonesboro. The restaurant is very conveniently located in Jonesboro and easy to get to. It sits between the new and old shopping mall. I ate here at lunch. The prices are much better for lunch and you still get lots of food. Everything inside looked nice and clean and the bathrooms were also really clean and well furnished. We were quickly greeted at the door and showed to a grill seat. The waitress took our drink order and returned with them quickly and then took our meal order. It was a little difficult for me to understand her. We then waited a few minutes for the table to fill and the cook to get all the food for the orders at th...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 28, 2005

Fuji
Highland Drive
Jonesboro, Arkansas

Outback Steakhouse

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Restaurant

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This is the Outback Steakhouse chain restaurant, but Jonesboro is in a dry country so they do not have a bar like most of the others do. This restaurant is located about 3/4 to a mile from most of the hotels in Jonesboro. It is located on Southwest drive or highway 49 when you are coming into town from the south. It is also just off of highway 63. The restaurant is set up like most grills. You go in and are either seated or given a device that will light up when your table is ready. They have an outside area where you can wait for your table or an area just inside the door. Like I said earlier there is no bar area. During my last visit we went early and were seated ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 2, 2005

Outback Steakhouse
906-C Southwest Dr
Jonesboro, Arkansas
(870) 910-5600

Colton's Steak House

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Restaurant

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I have eaten at this restaurant several times. I've eaten there for both lunch and dinner and enjoyed my meal both times. You walk in and there is a hostess desk, and they seat you or take your name if there is a wait. I have always just been seated. They give you your menus and a bucket of peanuts when you are seated. Remember, Jonesboro is dry, so you cannot order a beer to go with your peanuts.The hulls to the peanuts go on the floor, so it is just a wooden floor and the tables have an old wooden look, too. It is a new building with an older look but is still nice and clean, with the exception of some peanut hulls. The menu offers a variety of foods. The appetizers include f...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 30, 2005

Colton's Steak House
2309 East Parker Road
Jonesboro, Arkansas 72404
(870) 802-4000

Fazoli's

Restaurant

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I have eaten and driven through Fazoli’s many times while in Jonesboro. The location is easy to find and get to. It is on Highland Drive, almost across the street from the Wal-Mart Supercenter. If dining in, you go in the doors and to the counter to place your order. They take your order and either give you your food then or a number and bring your food when it's ready. It is always very quick. You then sit and fill your drinks. They also have bread sticks with all the food items and usually come around and offer more while you are dining, or sometimes they come around with fresh cookies.I have tried many of the items on the menu and have always enjoyed them all. I guess my fav...Read More

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on December 30, 2005

Fazoli's
1730 East Highland Drive
Jonesboro, Arkansas 72401
(870) 931-1300