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Brothers Cottage Cafe

810 Main Street, Van Buren, AR
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Ranked #9 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
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English first
Lawton, Oklahoma
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The waitress was very thoughtful when I could not order what I wanted because they were out of fish and beans. I ordered fried okra which was delicious, and she even brought a roll to go with it. I really appreciated her thoughtfulness. I have serious food allergies, and it is so hard to travel with them. Finding a place... More

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

On our first trip to historic Van Buren, I chose Cottage Cafe for our meal..BIG MISTAKE! The blonde waitress seemed agitated when we wanted to first select our meal before ordering a beverage. Food arrived in a timely fashion...looked & tasted fine..but...she never came by for tea refill. I assumed she was tired or having a bad day and suggested... More

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014 via mobile

This was one of the most disappointing dining experiences I've ever had (in developed and developing world alike). We wait over one and a half hours for our food. When it arrived it was freezing cold (not cold like sitting out, but cold as in came just from a fridge), greasy, and tasteless. I would recommend avoiding this place at... More

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

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

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Arkansas
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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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160 reviews 160 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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79 reviews 79 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
171 helpful votes 171 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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