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King Kone Drive In

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1505 Malvern Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901-6540
(501) 321-9766
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10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great food

I love their burgers and my friend loves their shrimp basket. Been going there for years. Never had bad food

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
VickieE
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Hot Springs Arkansas
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Hot Springs Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I love their burgers and my friend loves their shrimp basket. Been going there for years. Never had bad food

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I've been going to King Kone since I was a child! It is hands down my favorite place to get a burger and Cajun fries. I LOVE their soft served ice cream! I always recommend King Kone to newcomers in town. So nostalgic. Makes me feel like a kid every time I go. (Fun fact: my dad was a service... More 

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

I have been going to King Kone since the mid 1940s. In the beginning it was for ice cream but now I go for a tasty burger because my vegetarian friend relies on their veggie burger options. You can eat in your car or take it home and they do provide a picnic table.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We have had burgers here before and enjoyed them immensely. Today, however, we were in between lunch and dinner...the temp was 95 degrees..which meant ice cream. Very creamy vanilla on a regular cone hit the spot...and cooked us off. Suggestion: get the waffle cone...it will better handle the ice cream as it melts. Great break.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

All we had were burgers and fries but they were fresh and delicious and the wait wasn't long. We wanted to try some ice cream but were too full. Lots of classic ballpark foods too like hot dogs, nachos, and frito pies. I wish we had a place like this back home!

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I love their veggie burger even though I am not a veggie lover. .............................................................

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This place has a menu that is too big to read in full. They have a little of everything that can be made at a drive-in. Burgers, chicken sandwiches, fries, onion rings, iced tea, sodas, shakes, sundaes, lots of other ice cream treats. It's right next to a Sonic drive-in but it is worth getting out of your car to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We had a surprisingly good meal here. They have a huge menu--We were a group of vegetarians in traveling through Hot Springs, and were surprised to find a veggie burger here at King Kone. Big yummy burgers and good fries at a great price--we'll be back the next time we come through!

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Horrible Experience. I went to the restaurant and ordered a catfish platter, and this is the worst catfish I ever tasted. I then called the place to let them know I was not happy and they owner was very rude and did not want to make it right. She insisted that it is farm-raised catfish and I told her that... More 

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Pine Bluff, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Good old fashion place, Very good Ice cream and other stuff to,Best placed to get an Ice cream cone or Milk Shake. Sonic Who ?

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1505 Malvern Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901-6540
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Hot Springs
  • Phone Number: (501) 321-9766
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm

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