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Shady Corner Cafe

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545 Carpenter Dam Rd, Hot Springs, AR 71901
+1 501-262-2595
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Lewisville, Texas, United States
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

If you're looking for a good quick and delicious breakfast this is the place. The staff is friendly and the food is amazing. I highly recommend you try this place out.

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Thank Stacy P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

Lunch specials are to die for!!!! Everything is home made! Best hand battered onion rings and cheese sticks around! 😋

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1 Thank Morganbre
Hot Springs, Arkansas
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235 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 385 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016

We finally tried the Shady Corner Café today, arriving at 11:15 am to beat the lunch rush. I had the $7.99 lunch special, selecting chicken fried steak, white gravy, green beans, mashed potatoes, a roll and a piece of strawberry cake. The hot food arrived steaming hot in a reasonable amount of time, and everything was delicious. The chicken fried... More 

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1 Thank TexasMomTW
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2015

We recently dined at Shady Corner for the first time since a change of ownership and a slight remodel. Props to folks at Shady Corner. Lunch was good, portions were on the money, service was good as well. We'll definitely be back and look forward to giving the breakfast menu a shot!

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Thank ClayBertand
Shreveport, Louisiana
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53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2015 via mobile

If you want a quick burger before or after zip lining this is a great spot. It's not fancy but the folks are nice and the burger delicious

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Thank wendyscot
Baton Rouge
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52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2015 via mobile

We were looking for a quick bite after visiting Lake Catherine before going Garvin Gardens. Wasn't expecting much, but we were pleasantly surprised. Very good onion rings, club sandwich, patty melt and key lime pie.

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Thank Don225
Hot Springs, Arkansas
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

Love this little café. Has great food and great daily specials. Easy on the pocket book as well. Good local food.

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1 Thank Kelly B
Dickens, Texas
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560 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2015 via mobile

The 3 star rating is for our unusually long wait and not the quality of the food. We got here in the lunch limbo.... Too late for breakfast and too early to order lunch at 11. We ordered and waited. And waited despite only 3 other patrons were there. When we had been waiting for 28 minutes our food arrived.... More 

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2 Thank Badgelady
Denver, Colorado
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141 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2015

This is like an old time cafe. Not real big, just right. They have daily specials old style plate lunches. Great old time hamburgers! The service is very friendly and you feel right at home. This is not fast food!

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Thank ARcmbeachbum
Hot Springs, Arkansas
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2014

Good amount of food for the price you pay. I brought the whole family and was pleasantly surprised at the price. I was disappointed that they were closed when we went by last Saturday. I hope they are not closed permanently.

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Thank Smg1169

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 545 Carpenter Dam Rd, Hot Springs, AR 71901
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Hot Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 501-262-2595

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?