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All 13 Lake Village Restaurants

Rhoda's Famous Tamales

714 Saint Mary St., Lake Village, AR 71653
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Ranked #2 of 13 Restaurants in Lake Village
Price range: $0 - $5
Cuisines: American, Bakery, Mexican
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 via mobile

Owners James and Rhoda Adams have been married for more than 60+ years. They work together to provide one of the best burgers eith their own d pecisl flavors. Size and quality are a bargain. Throw in some homemade pie and you know you are in Foodie Heaven. Worth the time to seek out this very unpretentious location.

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74 reviews 74 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Such friendly people I really want to give it a good review, but just cannot do it. I ordered a dozen tamales and chicken fingers to go. I was hoping for some good homemade chicken, like Gus's in Tennessee, but ended up with a standard frozen chicken tenders and potato wedges. They were fine mind you, but was really hoping... More 

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Conway, Arkansas
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The tamales, burgers, pies, etc. here are outstanding. The true measure of an eating establishment is will you come back? The answer to Rhodas is yes, yes, yes. Five stars!

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Sherwood, Arkansas
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Don't miss out on the experience of Rhonda's Famous Tamales. The tamales were fantastic as well as the hamburger. We got a mini sweet potato and mini lemon pie, heavenly. Decided to order two doz tamales, a whole sweet potato and lemon pie to take back home. Miss Rhonda was a pure delight to visit with.

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West Virginia
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93 reviews 93 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

If you're looking to experience authentic Delta hot tamales and pies, this is the place. You'll be delighted by the tasty and large portions. Although Rhoda's tamales are indeed famous, don't miss out on pies! Sweet potato, lemon, and pecan are among the stars here, and they are delightful. Rhoda even serves "fun size" pies if you want a sample.This... More 

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North Little Rock, Arkansas
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013 via mobile

This is a must experience for anyone traveling through Lake Village. It is something like eating in your grandmother's kitchen. Food is great and you must try the tamales. Pie is great.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Place doesn't look like much,but the food was good and inexpensive. We had tamales and shared a plate and it was plenty. Had a small pecan pie and a chocolate cupcake (25 cents) and sweet tea for $15. Talking to Rhoda as she sat icing the cupcakes was a hoot.

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Savannah, Georgia
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165 restaurant reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

If you're in Lake Village, do yourself a favor and stop and see Mrs. Rhoda! The tamale's are delicious (don't get three, you'll go through them too fast. Get 6 or 12!), the hamburger was great and the half sweet potato and half pecan mini pie is the perfect end to the meal. Don't be afraid of the outside, the... More 

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Marrero, Louisiana
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

Stopped here for lunch. The tamales were wonderful and the fried chicken was hot and crispy. The chocolate pie and the lemon pie were yummy. It looks like a shack, but don't let that stop you, the food is the best!! Rhoda is a wonderful lady, very friendly as was the rest of the family we met. Go early for... More 

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393 reviews 393 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

Best hot tamales in South Arkansas. While this property does not look like a place you might go, it is so clean and the food is all delicious. Good Southern cooking. The hot tamales are fabulous. You can see Rhoda here or driving around the area in her van selling tamales and delicious homemade pies. A true experience.

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Additional Information about Rhoda's Famous Tamales

Address: 714 Saint Mary St., Lake Village, AR 71653
Phone Number: 870-265-3108
Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Lake Village
Average Prices: USD 0 - 5
Cuisine: American, Bakery, Mexican

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