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Mean Bean Cafe

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2501 Dave Ward Dr Ste A4, Conway, AR 72034-6089
(501) 336-9957
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10:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Fri 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Seating, Takeout

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  • 12
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 0
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  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fantastic Place

We were there on Friday night about 5:30 pm and sat right down. The place seats about 30 do it may get busy around noon. The food is really god and fresh. We had citrus chicken salad and the California sandwich. Both were very tasty and fresh. The waffle fries have a spice in them that really made... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 2, 2015
Dr Doug H
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Berryville, Arkansas
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Berryville, Arkansas
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313 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015 via mobile

We were there on Friday night about 5:30 pm and sat right down. The place seats about 30 do it may get busy around noon. The food is really god and fresh. We had citrus chicken salad and the California sandwich. Both were very tasty and fresh. The waffle fries have a spice in them that really made them delicious.... More 

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Thank Dr Doug H
Conway
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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Five friends ate here! The food was good and we had great service and great fun! The cheese dip was very good. I had the Reuben was very good! I took half home! It came with lots of chps and some pickles!

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Thank Artswim
Little Rock, Arkansas
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45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I love Mean Bean. The food is wonderful - always is - AND they have some of the best desserts in town. Everything is made to order. I have enjoyed the nachos, the soups, chicken salad just to mention a few. AND I love their cheese dip. It's different. Has a kick of some kind and it is good. This... More 

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Thank conwaymomma
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97 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 via mobile

This place is nestled in a shopping center next to a pizza place. It's been there for what seems like forever. They've got awesome sandwiches and burritos. Also, the French onion soup is delicious. It's a really small place so if they're busy you might have to wait for a table but your patience will be rewarded! PS get the... More 

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Thank The_Duchessss
Little Rock, Arkansas
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013 via mobile

The food here is so good. The menu is like your grandma threw a homemade meal from scratch together that your whole family will love, including the vegetarian cousin and picky aunt. I especially enjoy their vegetarian omelette and peanut butter pie. This place is very small though, so be prepared. It is definitely a hidden secret of Conway that... More 

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Thank Nic W
Conway, Arkansas
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57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Years ago the Mean Bean was a pretty good restaurtant. I went there 3x's during Nov-Dec and it appears it's going down hill. The quality just don't seem to be there anymore. The portions are much smaller and in one instance they ran out of onion rings, which I ordered. Don't get me wrong the place is still clean and... More 

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Thank JCretired
Conway, Arkansas
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54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Went there to try to eat healthy for once but found my favorite dish available. Surprisingly found that they had one of the best burgers in Conway.

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Thank Picassomendez
Little Rock, Arkansas
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

My family has enjoyed Mean Bean for years, but we didn't fully appreciate it until a few months ago. One of my teens has decided to go vegetarian, which my family fully supports. Finding decent places for her to eat that offer more than 2 or 3 vegetarian options (besides a sad looking salad) has been more difficult than we'd... More 

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Thank MrsMegM
Conway, Arkansas
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54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

You will not go wrong ordering a burger from this place. Only thing is I wish they would open on weekends or stay open for dinner

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Thank Picassomendez
Conway, Arkansas
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47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012 via mobile

For good quality , good tasting lunch ut's hard to beat Mean Bean. Only open for lunch till about 3:00 pm M-Fri so keep that in mind I love their cheesy onion soup, my wife lives the Texas toothpicks and tuna salad. Nice place. Good service

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2501 Dave Ward Dr Ste A4, Conway, AR 72034-6089
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Conway
  • Phone Number: (501) 336-9957
Open Hours
Monday
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?