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The Pancake Shop

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American, Coffee Shop, Family Fare, Diner
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216 Central Avenue, Hot Springs, AR 71901
+1 501-624-5720
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6:00 am - 12:45 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 12:45 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: Family owned and operated since 1940, and serving breakfast exclusively...
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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Good for:
Families with children

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Visitor rating
  • 158
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  • 99
    Very good
  • 59
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
The best breakfast joint ANYWHERE!

Good at what they do! Breakfast. Usually a hefty wait in the morning, so we like to go almost at lunch time. But don't waste time, they shut down at 12:45 p.m. The food is fresh and fabulous. The wait staff are loyal and have been there for years. They are no-nonsense and about business, no... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Lisa B
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Memphis
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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Memphis
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Good at what they do! Breakfast. Usually a hefty wait in the morning, so we like to go almost at lunch time. But don't waste time, they shut down at 12:45 p.m. The food is fresh and fabulous. The wait staff are loyal and have been there for years. They are no-nonsense and about business, no time to waste chitty-chatting.... More 

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Everything here is delicious! Popular restaurant so be ready for a wait. Definitely worth the wait. Waitresses are very sweet, helpful, and quick! If you only have 1 stop for breakfast in Hot Springs, make it here!

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

VMAC0912, I love your review of the Pancake Shop!! Thank you. We really try hard to ensure that our guests have an experience beyond their expectation. I hope the Pancake Shop was that for you and your friends and family. Come see us again. Tina More 

Tulsa
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Breakfast is our favorite meal when traveling. This one really hit the spot. It is small so plan to wait for your table is the town is busy. Also hours are limited. Our food came quickly. Also like the gift shop next.

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

DDDD-OK, thanks for your very positive review of the Pancake Shop. People who travel like to make good meal decisions. We like to be there to please!! Come back and see us. Tina More 

Little Rock, Arkansas
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

If you travel to Hot Springs, you have to visit The Pancake Shop. People stand outside, chatting, while waiting for a seat. Someone will come out and announce your name when your table is available. The restaurant has tables tightly placed, and it's a little difficult to navigate, but once you are inside, it is like you've entered a different... More 

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

Joy, thanks for your review of the Pancake Shop. Very happy that you all had a wonderful breakfast experience. Come see us again when you make the short trip from Little Rock. Tina More 

Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

We decided to have a late breakfast and decided to fight the central avenue traffic for some good food. Boy were we wrong.....It Was Great!!! The waitress, Janie, was so inviting and very attentive. The food was as amazing as the service!! We will be visiting that place again!!! Good job The Pancake Shop!!

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

Germican, thanks for sharing your views on the Pancake Shop. I will certainly pass on your kind comments regarding one of our wonderful servers. We like her too !! Come back and see us soon. And, thanks for coming downtown Hot Springs. It truly is a special place and great things are happening. Tina More 

Poplar Bluff, Missouri
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

Vintage breakfast place with great pancakes, esp buckwheat. Slightly pricey but usually has specials. Homemade jellies and fresh squeezed OJ. Efficient service. If you arrive after 9:00 anticipate a wait especially on race days. Specialty shop with jellies and crackers next store owned by the same people is a nice place to wait. Parking is usually congested. It used to... More 

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

Swilby45, thank you for your very positive review of the Pancake Shop. We try our darndest every day to earn your comments. Come back and see us next time in town. Tina More 

Tulsa, Oklahoma
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

This little joint sent us right down memory lane, leaving us nostalgic, happy, and satisfied. We went in just needing a place to get dry, warm up with a cup of coffee, and we thrill as we stepped through the door and were thrust back in time. The diner was full and buzzing, the host was bright, and food smelled... More 

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

Cris, thank you so much for your review of the Pancake Shop. We appreciate it and hope to see you again when your travels bring you to Hot Springs. Tina More 

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

The Pancake Shop is a throwback to a time that has passed. The wait staff was very friendly but that is the only good thing I have to say. The food was appalling!!! That was the worst breakfast I have had. McDonalds is much better - and I hate McDonalds. The eggs were over cooked and flavorless, the omelet was... More 

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

Sharlagil, thanks for your feedback and opinion. Believe it or not, we really do appreciate it. This is a very rare review for the 75 year old Pancake Shop. It gives us reason to step back and make sure that our processes and products and services are what we want them to be. We try to improve everyday - thanks... More 

The Colony, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

We visited the pancake shop while on vacation in Hot Springs. We went on a recommendation of a friend and were not disappointed. Great food and awesome service.

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

Please thank your friends for suggesting the Pancake Shop. Very happy that you enjoyed you're dining experience. Tell your friends!! And, come back to see us soon!! Tina More 

Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We visited The Pancake Shop for Sunday morning breakfast and were well supprised with what we found! Super service and wonderful old school diner atmosphere.

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

JMArkansas, we have been surprising me with great food and service for 75 years now!! Glad you liked it and hope to see you and family/friends next time you are in Hot Springs. Tina. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 216 Central Avenue, Hot Springs, AR 71901
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Hot Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 501-624-5720

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
  • Cuisine: American, Coffee Shop, Family Fare, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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.
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?