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The Pancake Shop

216 Central Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901-3526
+1 501-624-5720
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good25%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“french toast” (43 reviews)
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Diner, American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
216 Central Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901-3526
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Always good food, we visit at 6 am before picking our horses in the morning. The ham is as big as one plate. So careful. Orange juice is fresh squeezed, not like store juice with sugar added. No crowds at 6am but a line by...More

Thank Hummer1973
Reviewed 4 days ago

LONgish you have to have breakfast here. It is just great nostalgia and fantastic breakfast. The pancakes are huge. The buckwheat will fill you for the day. They even serve stewed prunes, nobody seems to do that anymore. Great service.

Thank DeeDee P
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This place is great. Limited menu in the fact that it is different types of pancake and different omelets. That’s is mostly it. But we have gone twice and both times it was great. We haven’t had to wait when we have gone but we...More

Thank Angie S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had to wait a little bit to get in because they were busy but it was worth the wait! Food was really really good! My family got pancakes and I got an omelette. Food came out pretty quick and service was great!!

Thank GreatFamilyTime5
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Usually eat here and across the street at the colonial, which is what I did this time. Food and service is great at both, but colonial has a much better and varied selection. The pancake house has only a few pancake selections, while the colonial...More

Thank micyer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited The Pancake Shop one morning for breakfast and waited 45 minutes for a seat. The wait was totally worth it. Great food, great service! They had something each of us 4 loved!!

Thank jessmtpat
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful old school diner. Everything looks original and is clearly popular with the locals. Wait staff are very friendly, food is yummy and fast. My boyfriend had the ham & cheese omelette which he said had amazing ham. The sausage patties looked a tad grey...More

Thank Nina V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They close at 12:45...for all you late risers....eggs,bacon,toast grits...cooked well and served hot. All the usual offerings for breakfast. Excellent service...they know how to turn their tables...highly recommend for a quick,plain,tasty breakfast ..

Thank mavericktravel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love the pancake house. Friendly staff. Good food. Pancakes are huge, next time I will just get one. Try the orange juice; fresh squeezed.

Thank Ejmm79
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I ate here with my family- waaay back when- and I LOVED it. Ever since, I’ve told recommended it to friends visiting the area. Fast forward to 2018, I wanted to take my significant other for breakfast and was really hoping it was as delicious...More

Thank Ashley M
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Ramona J
19 February 2018|
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Response from Anthony Z | Reviewed this property |
yes if it's crowded you'll wait til they get tables set up.
Robert M
10 August 2015|
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Response from Fred S | Reviewed this property |
I would contact the owner , in person , and let him know what is going on behind his back . If she's sending folks to a competitor , she needs to be gone ASAP . I will continue to have breakfast at the Pancake Shop whenever... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 12:45 PM
6:00 AM - 12:45 PM
6:00 AM - 12:45 PM
6:00 AM - 12:45 PM
6:00 AM - 12:45 PM
6:00 AM - 12:45 PM
6:00 AM - 12:45 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 216 Central Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901-3526
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Hot Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 501-624-5720
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Family owned and operated since 1940, and serving breakfast exclusively, including pancakes, omelets, home-made sausage, hickory-smoked ham, French Toast, and fresh-squeezed orange juice, among other offerings. Featured in The New York Times , Southern Living, and Food Network Magazine. Historic Downtown Hot Springs, Arkansas.
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