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Ole Sawmill Cafe

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2299 N Washington St, Forrest City, AR 72335-1830
+1 870-630-2299
06:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 06:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 06:00 - 22:00
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4 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

For a small town little diner it was nice. The food was portioned very nicely, which usually doesn't happen for us. The people were welcoming and the food tasted really good also! If you're in the area, definitely give them a try. Nothing fancy but it hits home.

Thank Hope P
Tom S, Owner at Ole Sawmill Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for stopping by we hope to see you again real soon. More 

Arlington, Texas
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place to stop when traveling to Memphis. Casual atmosphere and a great variety of fresh food. Servers very efficient and pleasant.

Thank 30183Kay
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food wasn't very good it was a buffet the fried okra was old and soggy there wasn't many options, looked like canned veggies, and the waitress was rude it took forever to get our drinks and our bill

Thank Jillian E
Tom S, Owner at Ole Sawmill Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Jillian, We are so sorry to hear about your dining experience with us. At Ole Sawmill, we assure you all the food is fresh! We pride ourselves on excellent customer service and have alerted the proper staff about your concerns. We truly hope you’ll reconsider and try us again in the future! More 

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183 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We are traveling cross country and were looking for something with fresh, made-to-order chicken. We saw the billboard for this restaurant and called ahead. They seemed to have the right answers so I ordered food to be prepared to avoid the need to wait for fresh chicken to be cooked. When we walked in the food was just being plated.... More 

Thank FrenchMD
Cleveland, Ohio
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our family of five all ate from the buffet. With no charge for our littlest one, it was still a little pricier than I expected. The food was great, however, and everyone found at least a couple of dishes to love (especially once we bribed them with ice cream). I would give it five stars but the some (too many)... More 

Thank regulartravelingjoe
Orlando, Florida
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386 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Enjoyed the Southern Buffet. Everything was delicious. Down home ambience and friendly service. The gift shop was very interesting. Definitely will go back next year when I return to Forrest City.

Thank PhyllisD534
Tom S, Owner at Ole Sawmill Cafe, responded to this review

We're so happy to hear you'll be returning - it's always nice to hear we're not only bringing that Southern style food but Southern hospitality too. More 

Danville, Virginia
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223 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

The fish was excellent. Most of the other stuff was pretty good. Tried the tortilla and potato soups and wasn't impressed with either one of them. Service was fair. Started out great, but the girl kept forgetting to refill my tea. They do have parking for large vehicles, the place is clean and I like the old country store with... More 

Thank tom24527
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Rustic Decore but clean. Variety of food especially on the buffet. The bread pudding was to die for. The service was exceptional. We will eat here again.

Thank Longhorn-n-Savannah
Tom S, Owner at Ole Sawmill Cafe, responded to this review

So pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit and your meal. Thanks for stopping in to dine with us. Take care, The Team at Ole Sawmill Cafe More 

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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017

It's a typical souther buffet.. food is good and plentiful. Service excellant. Buffet line was well kept up and clean, would eat there again if in the neighborhood.

Thank Mitchell B
Tom S, Owner at Ole Sawmill Cafe, responded to this review

So glad you stopped in to try out our buffet, Mitchell. We're even happier to hear that you enjoyed everything. We look forward to having you back as our guest the next time you're in the area. Take care, The Team at Ole Sawmill Cafe More 

Hot Springs Village, Arkansas
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199 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

the Old Sawmill Cafe in Forrest City, Arkansas. On the buffet tonight was fried chicken and BBQ ribs. There was much more but I had the ribs and chicken. Both were excellent. An all you can eat buffet for $13.99.

Thank Jim N
Tom S, Owner at Ole Sawmill Cafe, responded to this review

So glad you stopped in to dine with us, Jim. Thanks for the kind feedback. Hope we'll see you back again sometime. Take care, The Team at Ole Sawmill Cafe More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2299 N Washington St, Forrest City, AR 72335-1830
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Forrest City
  • Phone Number: +1 870-630-2299
Ole Sawmill Cafe knows how to cook southern fried chicken. Southern fried chicken at Ole Sawmill Cafe is double-dipped, marinated, and deep-fried. We strive to make the best Southern fried chicken in Arkansas! For us, Southern fried chicken is not just an item on our menu, Southern fried chicken is our specialty! If you want to taste the best Southern fried chicken in these parts, come on by Ole Sawmill Cafe. We will serve you the best Southern fried chicken you have ever eaten. We cook our Southern fried chicken using a very special recipe to ensure that it tastes the same every day. Breasts, thighs, legs, and wings cook at different rates and are different sizes, so we keep this in mind when we cook our Southern fried chicken. Did we mention our first-class customer service? Stop by today and experience the taste that you can only find at Ole Sawmill Cafe.

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