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

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Home Cooking

We just wanted something simple tonight, we found Neal's Cafe. It is a down home type of place, staff was very friendly. Portions were huge. I had a vegetable. plate and they were very good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Caprice1409
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Hot Springs Village, Arkansas
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Hot Springs Village, Arkansas
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

We just wanted something simple tonight, we found Neal's Cafe. It is a down home type of place, staff was very friendly. Portions were huge. I had a vegetable. plate and they were very good.

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Fayetteville, AR
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is down home cooking like grandma made. You get generous helping of country meals and must save room for the dessert-- their pies are their hallmark- the meringue is 3 inches high and they are all home made. Fabulous food at a bargain price!

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Tontitown, Arkansas
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Neal's Cafe has been in business at the same locations since 1944. The food is always fresh and hot and tasty. From it's fabulous fried chicken to pinto beans with onion, it's one of the best down home Southern cafes in the area. Service is prompt and they do come back to see if you are satisfied with your meal.... More 

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

At 1 pm the place was packed, but we picked a table and were waited on right away. My husband had the chicken fried steak with mashed potatoes and green beans. I had the catfish with fried okra, squash and onion rings. Everything was wonderful! The mashed potatoes were the only weak item, and we wouldn't order it again. Although... More 

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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

Homestyle cookin! Nothin fancy but good food! Fried chicken was great! All the sides were great as well.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We have been eating at Neal’s for years. They serve great, homemade food in a real hometown café environment. The fried chicken is actually cooked in an iron skillet. You can’t get better comfort food anywhere in northwest Arkansas. The atmosphere is very casual and relaxed. In the winter, they supplement the heat with two fireplaces. It is an experience.... More 

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Dallas texas
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155 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Visited this café after years away from the area-recalled it as decent diner food. Very disappointed in almost everything our group ordered. Fried japalenos were decent as were the fried onion rings. The iced tea was very good. On the negative, the fried okra could have been good if it hadn't been swimming in a pool of grease, the chicken... More 

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Arkansas
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56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

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
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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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
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91 restaurant reviews
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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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Additional Information about Neal's Cafe

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

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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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