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Gilligan's Lakeside Cafe

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5200 Central Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71913-9708
(501) 525-3919
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Hours:
Thu - Sun 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Super lunch

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2014
Callitlikeyouseeit
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Little Rock, Arkansas
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Magnolia, Arkansas
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

I didn't think we would find a better place than the English Muffin. This place is not better in quality, however it has a great view of the lake. Everyone was very friendly. Service was great and quick. Good job!

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Thank Richard M
Sherwood, Arkansas
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156 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Small. Cramped. Rude server. New server polite but was verbally abused by co-workers in front of me. An hour to get food that was cold. Stay away. A McDonald's sausage biscuit would be better.

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Thank DearJuddNelson
Hot Springs, Arkansas
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

picture this..... at a restaurant lookin out at the water with your family on vacation... that's gilligans.. friendly service and excellent food! hands down, 5 stars for the razorback omelet! you gotta try this!

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Thank BelleGirlnum1
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

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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Thank Jacovia C
Little Rock, Arkansas
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384 reviews
323 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

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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Thank Callitlikeyouseeit
Norman, Oklahoma
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214 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 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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Thank Joel A
Hot Springs, Arkansas
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77 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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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Thank Valarie S
Rockwall, TX
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176 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 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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Thank fencepost
Shippensburg
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72 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 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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Thank Teksiz
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013 via mobile

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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5200 Central Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71913-9708
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Hot Springs
  • Phone Number: (501) 525-3919

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm

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