In 2007—after thirty years of riding herd at the Cow Pen—Gene and Juanita retired. They handed the reins to the Faulks, a restaurant family from Lake Village. Six months later on a beautiful November evening, the Cow Pen suffered a devastating fire. Determined to return the Delta’s beloved eatery to its glory days, the Faulks began the long process of rebuilding. Over the next year, plans were drawn, earth moved, foundation poured, girders raised, equipment ordered, walls constructed, obstacles overcome, paint selected, electrical and plumbing installed, office set up, food ordered, menus printed, staff returned ... and finally, the big day came.
On November 26, 2008, the Cow Pen opened—bigger and better than ever.
Situated in Arkansas on Highway 82 at the foot of the magnificent new Mississippi River Bridge, the Cow Pen today is poised to serve the expanded traffic expected from a new wave of economic development slated for the Ark-La-Miss.
“Dedicated to a tradition of quality and excellence from the past, with an eye toward current restaurant and culinary trends, we pledge our best efforts to create memorable Cow Pen dining experiences for you and your family for years to come.”