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The Pancake Shop

216 Central Avenue, Hot Springs, AR 71901
+1 501-624-5720
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Ranked #27 of 230 restaurants in Hot Springs
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: American, Coffee Shop, Diner, Family Fare
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: Family owned and operated since 1940, and serving breakfast exclusively, including pancakes, omelets, home-made sausage, hickory-smoked ham, French Toast, and fresh-squeezed orange juice, among other offerings. Featured in The New York Times , Southern Living, and Food Network Magazine. Historic Downtown Hot Springs, Arkansas.
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English first
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The place is tiny, the furniture is old, but the food is in huge portions and so are the personalities who work there! My boyfriend and I loved our breakfast here, well worth the wait (which you can do in the shop next door, free coffee!) AND SOOOO GOOOOOD. Yes, go there.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

Very good food and great service. Lots of choices. Staff was nice and friendly, great location and cute diner experience. I had the apple pancakes and they were amazing!

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pancakeshotsprings, General Manager at The Pancake Shop, responded to this review

Kristi, thanks for your kind words regarding your Pancake Shop experience. Come see us again next time in Hot Springs!! More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This little spot was unique to Hot Springs. Breakfast food was good with entrees of sausage & cheese omlet with a garnish of one sausage crumble on top. Cute!

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pancakeshotsprings, General Manager at The Pancake Shop, responded to this review

Gaye, thanks for your kind words regarding your Pancake Shop experience. Come back to see us again soon. We appreciate your business. More

New York City, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

With a line out the door and down the street on any given morning, it's apparent that The Pancake Shop is going to be a great spot for breakfast. There are no disappointments there. The servings are generous and delicious. The pancakes fill the plates and one can choose from an order of two or three. The eggs are cooked... More

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pancakeshotsprings, General Manager at The Pancake Shop, responded to this review

Patricia, thanks for your kind words in your review of the Pancake Shop. My husband and I have just moved back from NYC to our native state of AR. In Manhattan, try Comfort Diner at East 45th St bet 3rd and 2nd Ave. Our favorite. Intro yourself to Ira, the owner. And, intro to me next time at the Pancake... More

Fredericksburg, Virginia
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87 reviews 87 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

This is a pancake restaurant, the do them fairly well. Eggs and such are secondary. The portions of ham are legendary. Hashbrowns, I said this was a pancake restaurant. No hash browns. Place is very busy, but they get it done. I couldn't recommend eating breakfast here everyday while in town but if you are a fan of pancakes do... More

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pancakeshotsprings, General Manager at The Pancake Shop, responded to this review

Andy & Sally - thanks for a couple of things - one, for coming to the Pancake Shop for breakfast. But, also for taking the time to give us feedback. We appreciate it and we use it to improve our business. Hope to see you guys again soon!! Tina More

Allen, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

No wait on a late Monday morning and we were seated almost immediately. Our waitress was very pleasant and the fresh squeezed orange juice was just that and very nice. They have a sign in the windows that says they ship their sausage and ham anywhere so I had to have some sausage - again it was very good, not... More

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Denton, Texas
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50 reviews 50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Based on the line out of the door and the reviews, we had hoped for a great breakfast, but were honestly very disappointed. Our server maybe said 10 words up to the point our food was dropped off including the cups of whipped butter with someone's hair strung through them. My grits were very bland even after adding all of... More

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Plano, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This past weekend (July 18, 2014 - July 20, 2014), my fiancé surprised me with a trip to Hot Springs, AR to break our day to day routine. We left the pancake house for the last day of our stay. We knew this place was in high demand and we didnt mind waiting in line for our turn. The lady... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This was our second time going to The Pancake Shop. This time my sausage came out cold. Like it was cooked 30 mins prior to my arrival. I informed the waitress and she said...wait for it.... she said, "Here let me go warm that up for you." REALLY!?! I paid $4.05 for two pieces of sausage, and all you gone... More

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I got the blueberry pancake and it was so good! Chocolate milk was good too! Highly recommended! It was so Good!

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