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Sparky's Roadhouse Cafe

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American, International, Diner
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147 E Van Buren, Eureka Springs, AR 72632-8801
479-253-6001
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 161
    Excellent
  • 106
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Eclectically Epitomizes Eureka Springs

Gin and I have been patronizing Sparky's for over twenty years. Our first visit was a cold, icy, winter afternoon where we were warmed by the woodstove on the outdoor deck. This IS a roadhouse, not fine dining, with an eclectic décor, music and menu. The servings are generous and the wait staff... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
GinNBerry
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Branson, Missouri
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Houston, United States
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an awesome restaurant with wonderful food. Don't expect it fast though but it is worth the wait. Lots of gluten free and special diet help. We go here all the time when we are in town.

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Thank Monica R
Branson, Missouri
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75 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Gin and I have been patronizing Sparky's for over twenty years. Our first visit was a cold, icy, winter afternoon where we were warmed by the woodstove on the outdoor deck. This IS a roadhouse, not fine dining, with an eclectic décor, music and menu. The servings are generous and the wait staff friendly. Known for carrying a tremendous selection... More 

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Thank GinNBerry
Muldrow, Oklahoma
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69 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

We stumbled upon this place by accident looking for something that was actually open. One of us got pork tacos and the other got chicken, both had amazing flavor. The cheese dip is killer too. It is a cute cafe that was clean and the staff was very nice.

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Thank ashleydawnO4
Olathe, Kansas
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Sparky's has been there since 1994--what the heck can you say about a restaurant in that has not only survived 21 years but is also packed? Not much----if it aint broke don't fix it! We were not too crazy about Sparky's when we came in---its small, loud music and everyone talking loud to be heard over the music. I had... More 

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Thank NEVIKING
Austin, Texas, United States
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Stopped in for a quick lunch as we were passing thru. Great service and food. Large menu to choose from; American to Greek. I can see why Sparky's is a local fav.

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Thank Charlene Aceved... D
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

This has been a family favorite in my family for over 15 years. We will not eat anywhere else when we visit Eureka Springs for the day. Great Food, Great Service, and an amazing back porch that was just the right temperature on a cold January Day.

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Thank Jake H
Rogers, Arkansas
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144 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

BBQ, Mexican, American, Italian, and a few others I'm not sure of. We have been here several times and have not been disappointed. The staff is super friendly and helpful in explaining each menu item. You also have the option of indoor or outdoor dining which can be heated in the winter.

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Thank clubfoot57
sparkydjango, Owner at Sparky's Roadhouse Cafe, responded to this review

thanks!! really glad you liked our little cafe! just wondering, after your glowing review...what do we need to do to get that 5th star? just so you know, on tripadvisor, 4 stars actually acts as a negative vote...just wondering! thanks again for your nice comments! More 

Eureka Springs, Arkansas
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Sparky's is a casual place to eat for lunch or dinner. Nice variety of food choices, great list of beer options and wine choices are so-so.

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1 Thank Selleja
Bozeman, Montana, United States
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

The atmosphere is fun! The food was very good and the service was fantastic!! I would recommend Sparkys to anyone!

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1 Thank 856Michele_G
Hopewell Junction, New York
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015 via mobile

I tried this place while visiting my daughter, we had chicken tacos and nachos. The food was excellent and so was the service. I would visit again.

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1 Thank Lisa L

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 147 E Van Buren, Eureka Springs, AR 72632-8801
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Eureka Springs
  • Phone Number: 479-253-6001

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 16
  • Cuisine: American, International, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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