Our History

If you want to find the source of greatness or mark of achievement for any establishment, big or small, it's not a mystery; look to the leadership. In 1982, when Western Sizzlin first opened its doors in Harrison, to let that sweet southern food aroma waft from them, Thomas Honer was there working as a full-time cook and meat cutter.  After 11 years, Thomas became the assistant manager.  By July of 1994, only a short three years later, he was the general manager and in 1998 Thomas became a part owner. From meat cutter, to restaurant owner. 

That's the mark of dedication, service, and commitment Western Sizzlin is known for. Of course, the principles of great leadership also trickle down to the team resulting in top-notch service and great team effort you will receive and experience at Western Sizzlin.

Harrison, AR

Founded in 1876 when the railroad came to town, Harrison, the county seat of Boone county, located in the heart of the Ozarks, has the benefits of a small town setting (population approx. 13,000), while being the “hub” of a much larger trade area.  Harrison is located 35 miles south of Branson, Missouri, 43 miles east of Eureka Springs, Arkansas, and just a few minutes from the Buffalo National River, and is recognized as one of the “Best Small Towns in America”.

Harrison’s location is at the crossroads of U.S. Highways 65, 62, 412 and Scenic 7, making it the perfect place to stop, have a delicious meal and rest while making your decision on where to go next from the wide and varied travel options.