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Gilligan's Lakeside Cafe

5200 Central Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71913-9708
(501) 525-3919
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Ranked #141 of 230 restaurants in Hot Springs
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- Jul 19, 2014
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  • English first
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English first
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

This place is a small little restaurant which was not clean. Dusty ceiling fans, dirty sticky tables and a fan in the door to keep cool. It took us exactly 48 minutes from the time we ordered until the time we got our food. The waiters were even talking about a cook being fired and blaming the wait time on... More

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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48 reviews 48 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We took 6 kids in there for lunch. I have eaten breakfast in there dozens of times but never had lunch. It was very good. Out kids mostly had cheeseburgers. They all loved them. Service was awesome. They do continue to serve off their breakfast menu thru lunch. I had the BLT and it was good. Will be back for... More

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Norman, Oklahoma
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132 reviews 132 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Affordable, helpful staff and service. This is luncheon and breakfast only and southern style fried food.

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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45 reviews 45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Typical breakfast fare in a cute restaurant on the lake. The food isn't bad, just not original. Service was good.

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Rockwall, TX
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107 reviews 107 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

My sister recommended this restaurant for breakfast so we decided to eat here instead of eating hotel food. The waitress was friendly and we were seated at a table by the window. Service was prompt and our order was soon taken. The coffee was weak. I ordered eggs over easy, bacon, grits and toast. My husband ordered eggs over easy,... More

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Shippensburg
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51 reviews 51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We were one of the earliest parties on a Friday morning, so we got a prime window seat overlooking Lake Hamilton. The breakfast was great. Bacon, yummy, and eggs cooked perfectly. Coffee kept coming. What more could you ask for?

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We walked in for breakfast with 4 of us. We had to move chairs to accommodate the 4 of us. Sign said "seat yourself". We were then ignored for 5 minutes. No water, menus coffee. Nothing. One waitress cleaned the table next to us and never even acknowledged us. Every waitress totally ignored us, as if we were invisible Then... More

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TX
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19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

This place was recommended when we took the paddle boat dinner cruise and it was everything they said it would be. Great view of the lake and good food.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

The waitress was off her game and not too personable, but the food was good and fresh. Really good homemade salsa goes well with eggs and omelets, but you'll need to ask for extra, because it comes in tiny plastic to-go cups. Gravy isn't homemade, but it's good. Cute decor, small place, cozy atmosphere, and some nice souvenir mugs for... More

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Rockwall, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Great breakfast and lunch place! Right on the lake with great views! Makes a great omelet and pancakes!

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