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The Pancake Shop

216 Central Avenue, Hot Springs, AR 71901
+1 501-624-5720
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Ranked #32 of 231 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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Saint Joseph, MI
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

If you are looking for an American Classic with traditional breakfast specialties, don't look any further and wait patiently your turn to have one of the best breakfast you might have in Hot Springs. Delicious, all was delicious. We were served by Georgia: a discreet and attentive waiter who deserves to be mentioned in this post. All was good, price... More

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

Laura, thanks for your review of the Pancake Shop and for giving Georgia a pat on the back. She is part of a great team. Hope to see you again soon!! More

Oklahoma
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Stayed at the nearby Arlington Hotel and walked here for breakfast. Crowded and loud but nice remodeled and clean. Service was great. Pancakes were good but not any better than I make. I had blueberry cakes and the berries were in one big clump not spread out evenly in the batter. Good tasting tho. Kids had banana pancakes, regular and... More

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

Thanks for coming to the Pancake Shop and writing a review. We appreciate your honest feedback and will take all your comments and learn from them to do a better job. Hope you visit us again when your travels bring you back to Hot Springs. Tina More

New York City, New York
Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

70 years or so in business means they're doing something right I guess. Pancakes were top drawer but isn't the cheapest place for a breakfast and the portions are slightly more continental that American (no bad thing). Worth a visit for a decent start to the day from friendly local folk.

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

We appreciate you taking the time to write a review. Yes we have been around for a long time. We continue to strive to do a good job and appreciate our customers that enjoy what we do !!!!! Hope to see you again when your travels bring you to Hot Springs. Tina More

USA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Friendly staff, awesome food and great prices. Diane was our waitress and she was amazing. The fresh squeezed orange juice was very yummy and the homemade apple butter was the best I've ever had. Love it. They are celebrating 75 yrs which should tell you how great it is. Definately 5 stars!!

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

Thanks for your review. So glad that we made the HOT SPRINGS MUST LIST!!!! Our 75 year celebration is actually next year ....stay in touch ..... Hope to see you during our celebration year if not sooner. Tina More

Pelham, Alabama
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I was there in the middle of July 2014, and the omelet was only fair (a little dry), and pricey. But the cleanliness and hygiene habits have to be questioned. One of the young waiters was on his cell phone texting the whole time, or wiping his nose. But no handwashing.... I was glad he wasn't my waiter. However he... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We strive to do a good job. Your points will be taken to our employee meeting where our procedures are always being improved upon. I do thank you for your honest feedback . Tina More

Shreveport, Louisiana
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I thought that IHOP pancakes were good, but I was mistaken. The wait wasn't too long, and even if it was it would have been worth every second. First of all I have never been too a restaurant that served actual fresh squeezed orange juice. I was so shocked at how good it was I made a scene. hahaha. I... More

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

You are amazing!!! Thanks for the great review. We pride ourselves with quality food and excellent service and we love to hear that we nailed it once again. Thanks and hope to see us soon. P.S. Next time try the apple pancakes ....tastes like a fresh apple pie!!!!! Tina More

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I've been coming here with family since I was little and am never disappointed by the delicious pancakes and lovely people who work here. If you come on a weekend during dinner, you will wait, but it's worth it. On a Tuesday morning, we walked right in and got our coffee and orange juice (fresh squeezed and delicious). Even though... More

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

Anne Marie, Thanks for taking the time to write a review . We strive to continue the great food and service that the Pancake Shop has been delivering for almost 75 years. I do hope your travels will bring you back to the Pancake Ship very soon. Tina More

Pflugerville
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Okay...nothing to write home about. The warm syrup was delicious...pancakes okay. Limited seating and hostess seemed irritated.

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

Thank you for your review. We really do take them to heart and try to learn from them. We really want to be better than average - feel free to contact me with your recommendations for improvements. Hope you will try the Pancake Shop again in the future. Tina More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Our server, Robert, was excellent and the food was even better! We love to eat as a family, and The Pancake Shop was the perfect place for us! From the time we arrived, the service and atmosphere we efficient and jovial! They made feel they were glad to have us at their table! Highly recommend!

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

We are vey glad to have you at our table! Thank you for taking the time to review with such kind words. Do come see us again very soon. Tina and Robert More

Brookfield, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We came here after church on a Sunday. There was a good wait. But they do their best to get people seated as soon as possible. I ordered the French Toast. It was SO good!

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

So glad you enjoyed our French Toast!!!! We do hope your travels will bring you back to Hot Springs soon. Tina More

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