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Brothers Cottage Cafe

810 Main Street, Van Buren, AR
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Ranked #5 of 52 restaurants in Van Buren
Cuisines: American
Description: This is the second time I've submitted this place and have yet to hear back. I even included a Ft. Smith newspaper review last time. The wife and I stopped here on the last road trip and it was an excellent place. I notice that UrbanSpoon has already listed it, but no reviews. I would like to write my review while it is still fresh on my mind
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Description: This is the second time I've submitted this place and have yet to hear back. I even included a Ft. Smith newspaper review last time. The wife and I stopped here on the last road trip and it was an excellent place. I notice that UrbanSpoon has already listed it, but no reviews. I would like to write my review while it is still fresh on my mind
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English first
Little Rock, Arkansas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Very good service very good food will go again good home cooking friendly staff good location historic district

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Arkansas
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58 reviews 58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

I ate in this restaurant when it was "Brother's Café". The food was not good. That restaurant closed and a new owner opened the restaurant in March, 2014. I almost gagged when I walked in....the carpet is filthy. One would think that a new owner could at least have the carpet shampooed. The menu choices appeared to be the same... More

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Fort Smith, Arkansas
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142 reviews 142 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

This small little cottage dining establishment has been in this area for a very long time. My husband and I went on a cold Saturday morning, throwing out our good eating habits for one morning, and we were so glad we did. We don't eat this kind of food often, but when we do, we want the best taste for... More

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Arlington, Texas
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54 reviews 54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

We are from Texas and seriously this may be the best chicken fried steak we have ever had. We also had homemade chocolate pie that rivals my mom's pie. The burger was also very good. The only complaint we have is we got a very dirty fork but that can happen anywhere. Our server Ronnie was great and took very... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

Burgers Peanut butter and jelly Vegetable soup Food was great, as was the pie! Great staff too! ,........,............ .......

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Bella Vista, Arkansas
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107 reviews 107 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

We had 3 hours to kill in Van Buren and started with lunch at Brothers. While shopping the menu, I noticed a nearby table with sides that were not mentioned on the menu. So be sure and ask what the sides are; you will be glad you did. I had the 1/2 fried chicken, fried okra, corn, side salad, roll,... More

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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013 via mobile

The friendly environment here makes the place. If you enjoy a place that has personality, this is for you. Good food, awesome service, southern charm. Would eat here over chain restaurants any day. The French dip is delicious!

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West Henrietta, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Worth the stop. If you don't like the chain restaurant experience, this is a wonderful treat. Great service, excellent food. Homemade pie(from scratch they tell me) was delicious. Chicken sandwich was awesome. Would go out of my way to visit there again.

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Fort Smith, Arkansas, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

staff was great but it just seems like they opened it because a block away is place called sisters not really original kindof junky looking

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Oklahoma
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

Really had a good experience here I dined with 4 adults 3 kids in our party. It was lunch time on a Saturday and the restaurant was busy but not packed. Wait staff was very accommodating to the children in our party ( tea spilled by one of the children did not lesson the service at all). The food was... More

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