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The Pancake Shop

216 Central Avenue, Hot Springs, AR 71901
+1 501-624-5720
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Ranked #10 of 235 Restaurants in Hot Springs
Price range: $5 - $15
Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 12:45 pm
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
Holland, Missouri
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

This is the best breakfast you can find and the price is unbeatable. The staff was super friendly and the coffee cup never gets empty. The fresh apple butter is great! Defiantly better than room service breakfast. I thought we would never get a seat as busy as they were but there was no wait.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

The portions are very large so plan on sharing if you are a light eater. We eat there several times a year and especially enjoy the ham with a stack of their famous pancakes. The service is excellent and the experience is worth the wait on weekends. We always enjoy shopping at the Savory Pantry and Shop Oh Snap! Boutique... More 

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

I went here a while back and really enjoyed it. The service was nice and the food was really good too! I would recommend to anyone.

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

Joss - thanks for your positive review of the Pancake Shop recently. We appreciate your opinion. We hope to see you again when downtown Hot Springs is part of your morning. Tina More 

Mena, Arkansas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Everything you want for breakfast is here. It comes out fast, even if there is a full house. I don't know how they pull this off. Had buckwheat pancakes, eggs and sausage. Could not have been better.

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

John from Mena - thanks for your positive review of the Pancake Shop recently. We hope to see you again when your travels bring you our way!! Tina More 

Greenville, Mississippi
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Great little place that makes great breakfasts! Order the small ham steak as opposed to the large unless you are starving because the small filled the entire plate!

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

Books and Chocolate - great review of the Pancake Shop. Thank you!! We value your opinion. It confirms our commitment to be consistently good. Hope to see you again soon. Tina More 

Fort Worth, Texas
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Always a line to get in, and rightfully so. The breakfasts are on point. Staff is friendly and helpful. Breakfast here is a must!!

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

Thank you Jennifer!! All of us here at the Pancake shop appreciate your very positive review. Hope to see you again soon. Tina More 

Hot Springs, Arkansas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

One of my favorite weekend breakfast stops! Small town diner with lots of history, character and a wait staff that loves what they do. My favorite is the pancakes, served with soften butter and warm syrup, but the french toast is just as delicious. Won't find any bloody mary's here, but you will find the best breakfast in town. Conveniently... More 

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

Tracy, thank you so much for the very positive review of the Pancake Shop. Your comments confirm we are making our customers happy at breakfast time!! Hope to see you again soon. Tina More 

Memphis, Tennessee
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Before leaving our Girl's Weekend Out we stopped by the Pancake House for brunch before they closed for the day. We were not disappointed. The sausage I ordered were two large patties not two small round ones, the touted "Delicious French Toast" was no lie! Can't figure out what it was on them but wow! Didn't need anything else for... More 

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

JJMoore, thanks for choosing Hot Springs for your girl's weekend and thanks especially for choosing the Pancake Shop for your breakfast spot. Glad you all enjoyed everything. Come see us again soon!! Tina More 

Texarkana, Texas, United States
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We have stopped here many times and our family's comment on this last visit was all about the restaurants consistent quality. Not many places serve something that I remember from my childhood, apple butter. From the buckwheat pancakes to crispy bacon, consistent quality!

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

Biggie, you pointed out our daily goal. Consistency!! Thanks for the pat on the back and very happy you guys have enjoyed the Pancake Shop over the years. We celebrate our 75th birthday in 2015. Come see us again soon!! Tina More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

Everyone kept telling us to go here so we finally did. Extremely loud. Pancakes not done in middle. Husband left most of his meal. I had eggs, English muffin, Bacon. Nothing to write home about. Wait staff every attentive. We'll keep going to the English Muffin for breakfast. Give that place a try! You won't be disappointed.

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

LaLa, thanks for taking the time to share your opinions about the a Pancake Shop. We learn from all of our reviews. Give us another try - our 75 years of success is something we are very proud of. Tina More 

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Additional Information about The Pancake Shop

Address: 216 Central Avenue, Hot Springs, AR 71901
Phone Number: +1 501-624-5720
Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Hot Springs
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 am - 12:45 pm
Monday 6:00 am - 12:45 pm
Tuesday 6:00 am - 12:45 pm
Wednesday 6:00 am - 12:45 pm
Thursday 6:00 am - 12:45 pm
Friday 6:00 am - 12:45 pm
Saturday 6:00 am - 12:45 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
Cuisine: American, Coffee Shop, Diner, Family Fare

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