Bruce Barnes, owner of Mister B’s Steakhouse in Rogers, dies at 64

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Bruce Barnes, a longtime chef and restaurateur in Northwest Arkansas, died July 28 in Rogers. He was 64.

Barnes (Mister B) and his wife Pamela Barnes owned Mister B’s Steakhouse in Rogers. They listed the business for sale earlier this year and were planning to retire, according to business broker Eric Harris of Cantrell-Griffin Business Brokers of Springdale.

A social media post Aug. 5 on the restaurant’s Facebook page said the restaurant will remain open while still looking for a buyer.

“We will carry on as Mister B wanted offering the same great menu. Mister B will surely be missed cooking. However we are committed to carry on as he would have,” the post said.

A memorial service is scheduled Sept. 21 at Rollins Funeral Home in Rogers.

Mister B’s is open with curbside and dine-in service (limited seating). Dine-in service is Thursday through Saturday and requires a reservation.

Mister B’s opened in November 2000. For ten years before that, the Barneses managed Herman’s Ribhouse in Fayetteville.

The brokerage post advertises the business as a “romantic upscale steakhouse catering to area’s discerning customer base that wants excellent food and service.”

The listing reports the restaurant had gross income in 2019 of $634,000.