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806 N Thompson St, Springdale, AR 72764-3102
479-751-9996
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6:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 7:30 pm
Description: Awesome Homecooking!

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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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This place is a Springdale staple. Speaking with some of the elder locals that have been going there for years, they still say their chicken is just as delicious as they remember. They have great side selection-- I could just eat a veggie platter and be completely content. Great comfort food... The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 12, 2014
Erin H
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56 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Springdale, Arkansas
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

It's been quite some time since our last visit and after a bad experience trying to try a new to us place downtown, we said "Let's just go to Neal's, at least they are consistently good." WRONG! Worst service ever and the food was nothing like it had been in the past. After ordering we noticed 3 tables that came... More 

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Springdale, Arkansas
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

If you loved your momma's home made pie, then come home! This IS the place! Especially my favorite: Coconut Cream!!! The rest of the food is very good. Order your holiday pies early!

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Springdale, Arkansas
Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Neal's is very much a long standing tradition in Springdale. A trip here is like stepping back in time to a diner 40 years ago. Very traditional menu with all the fried favorites. Good pie selection to finish off your meal.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

This place is a Springdale staple. Speaking with some of the elder locals that have been going there for years, they still say their chicken is just as delicious as they remember. They have great side selection-- I could just eat a veggie platter and be completely content. Great comfort food... The Decor is so dated, but so unique to... More 

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Always great food and service. Not gourmet, just good. So all you food and latte snobs need not walk in. This is southern cooking and delicious. If you want foo foo, it won't be on the table, but good rolls, pepper sauce and real butter will be and so will hospitality. I saw one Yankee jerk get loud about how... More 

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Conway, AR
Top Contributor
167 reviews 167 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I was in town working and several people had recommended Neal's. They had built it up so much and it was ranked high on Trip Advisor so we decided to give it a try. First I will say I am a bit of a chicken fried steak snob. After all of the hype I was disappointed. I asked if the... More 

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Fayetteville, AR
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126 reviews 126 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This like going back 50 yrs. ago to a diner except that now it is no smoking. This place has been around longer than that. It is a informal restaurant along the old business strip which maintains a large and loyal clientele. Probably its signature item is pie, but the menu includes most of the classics associated with a diner.... More 

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Fort Smith,Arkansas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed Neal's a Springdale tradition-excellent fried squash and green beans well seasoned with plenty of bacon-they offer sliced japalenos fried in a light batter as one of their vegetables EXCELLENT my mouth is watering now!!! The smothered steak was good and filling!! Large portions and very good service!! A don't miss!!

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Houston, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Eating at Neal's is like a throw down at Grandma's house. Big selection of daily veggies with a few that change every day. It's down home country cooking with a few different specials daily. I had the baked chicken with green beans cabbage and homemade rolls. Everything was pretty tasty, especially the chicken. It's a decent place to bring a... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

No vayan pinche mesera racista La comida horrible y muy cara para lo que te dan Horrible if you are hispanic or any other race dont even try it The waitress its so hateful

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 806 N Thompson St, Springdale, AR 72764-3102
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Springdale
  • Phone Number: 479-751-9996

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Description

Awesome Homecooking!
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 7:30 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 7:30 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 7:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 7:30 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 7:30 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 7:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?