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2501 Dave Ward Dr Ste A4, Conway, AR 72034-6089
(501) 336-9957
Today
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

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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
Nice little place

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 16, 2015
conwaymomma
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Little Rock, Arkansas
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Little Rock, Arkansas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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69 reviews 69 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

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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Little Rock, Arkansas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 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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Conway, Arkansas
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57 reviews 57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 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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Conway, Arkansas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Little Rock, Arkansas
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10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Conway, Arkansas
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28 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Conway, Arkansas
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36 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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Little Rock, Arkansas
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91 reviews 91 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

I visited here today for lunch for the first time, and it was awesome! A very clean kept restaurant. We ordered the cheese dip and chips as an appetizer (very good), and burritos as our entree. I was pleasantly surprised at the freshness of their food and ingredients, as well as their tea. The burritos were huge, and you definetly... More 

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Conway, Arkansas
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84 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

Ate at the Mean Bean today and loved it! Small with only about 15 tables so get there early. We ordered Cheese dip, Citrus Chicken, and Chicken nuggets for the kids. Every thing served by Amanda was prompt and very tasty. For dessert we tried the strawberry yogurt pie and the oreo ice cream pie..YUM!! This was a fun lunch... More 

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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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