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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, Takeout

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  • 14
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  • 12
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 2
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  • 0
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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
King Kone is King!

I had a regular burger and a Dr. Pepper. So I can only speak to this two items, but it was great! The burger was freshly prepared and was quite tasty. Good price too. I'll definitely be back to sample more!

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 26, 2015
chairman6807
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Little Rock
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Chidester, Arkansas
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6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a cheeseburger and fries here. Both were fine but nothing to write home about. Service was fast and the burger and fries were both freshly cooked. I ate it in my car listening to some classic Stones. (Not a bad dining experience. It smelled pretty good so I didn't wait to drive home and it was too cold to... More 

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Little Rock
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I had a regular burger and a Dr. Pepper. So I can only speak to this two items, but it was great! The burger was freshly prepared and was quite tasty. Good price too. I'll definitely be back to sample more!

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Thank chairman6807
Hot Springs, Arkansas
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184 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Have a hankering for soft ice cream, or fried pickles, or a great hamburger? King Kone is for you! The cones tower, and are excellent! It is a drive-in with no indoor seating, but if they sell it, you can count on it being great! Don't drive by - Stop In!

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Thank Jack B
Hot Springs, Arkansas
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

A great place for a messy burger and fries any afternoon. It's an institution for the area and has consistently offered great food and ice cream.

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Thank Bill674
Hot Springs Arkansas
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

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

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Thank VickieE
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank GeekSeChic
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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Thank Susan B
Lubbock, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Badgelady
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank journeyjunky
Hot Springs, Arkansas
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4 reviews
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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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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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