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Cotham's Mercantile

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5301 Hwy 161, Scott, AR 72142
501-961-9284
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Back into the past

Don't let the looks of this building fool you. Really old store building. Once used as military commissary and housed people waiting for judge to come to town. But the food is EXCELLENT! The hubcap burger is huge. My husband and I shared one and it was still hard to finish. Onion rings really good... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Mammoth Spring, Arkansas
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Don't let the looks of this building fool you. Really old store building. Once used as military commissary and housed people waiting for judge to come to town. But the food is EXCELLENT! The hubcap burger is huge. My husband and I shared one and it was still hard to finish. Onion rings really good too. Not a place to... More 

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Scranton, Arkansas
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

My husband, daughter, and I ate at Cotham's after taking things to my daughter's classroom in England. (She will be teaching 2nd grade math!) I had heard great things about this, and all were true. My husband and I had the meatloaf special with mashed potatoes and pinto beans; our daughter had the chicken fried steak with mashed potatoes and... More 

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Horn Lake, Mississippi
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This was our first time to eat here, it was upon a recommendation of a friend. We were in Little Rock so we thought we would try it. We were told it's look is deceiving. It was really neat to eat in such an old place with lots of history. The hub cap burger certainly didn't disappoint, well seasoned and... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

A drive off the beaten path, but definitely worth it! Everything on the menu is excellent. You are surrounded by general store items from the early to mid 1900s, and that's worth the drive, by itself. Invest the time. You will not be disappointed. If you can't get to Scott, then enjoy their other location in downtown Little Rock.

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Zebulon, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

I have eaten here before very good. Went to the location downtown little rock closed. After walking a mile in 90 deg heat. Not happy. So the next day I drive to Scott to pick up some of there rub. Great stuff. I get there a little early so you set and wait. Open at 11:00. After they open I... More 

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015 via mobile

Well worth the trip for the Hubcap Cheeseburger, the "ambience" and probably any of the food. We totally enjoyed everything. The cheeseburger was yummy and huge. We kept saying we'd never finish that big burger...but we did!! Couldn't resist. A great place!

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Scott, Arkansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Cotham's is a restaurant in a general mercantile store from the 1930's. The walls and counters are full of artifacts of times gone by.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We dined on the hubcap cheeseburger. It has well-seasoned beef that seems to be high grade in quality. It came with cheese, the fixins, and we subbed the fries for onion rings, which was a wise choice. One of us had the chicken sandwich, it was fried chicken breast and very good. We really enjoyed our food and the hubcap... More 

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Cedar Park, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Stopped by on our trek from Austin to Memphis. Definitely off the beaten path and definitely worth the drive for the HUGE and delicious burgers and onion rings. My youngest also loved the chicken fried chicken and gravy.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

I stopped by as soon as they opened at 11am and was quickly greeted with a smile from the waitress. She brought me some of the best ice cold sweet tea I've had during my time in Arkansas. I ordered the hubcap burger of course. Omg! What a magnificent sight! 17 oz of beef. It made a small tear of... More 

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Address: 5301 Hwy 161, Scott, AR 72142
Phone Number: 501-961-9284
Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Scott
Average Prices: USD 10
Cuisine: American

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  • Address: 5301 Hwy 161, Scott, AR 72142
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Scott
  • Phone Number: 501-961-9284

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10
  • Cuisine: American

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