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King Kone Drive In

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1505 Malvern Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901-6540
(501) 321-9766
Today
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
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
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Only great ice cream this time

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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Lubbock, Texas
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Lubbock, Texas
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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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Dallas
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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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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We've eaten at the King Kone drive in many times over the years. We can always count on great food and friendly service. I highly recommend their double cheeseburger. The fried mushrooms are a real treat and the shakes and malts are perfect. Take it from a local, King Kone really is a great place to eat.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

After family telling me that King Kone had the best this and that, I finally gave in and went for catfish. Never again... the catfish was small, which was fine-but it was overcooked, almost burnt and tasted like the oil was old and burnt. Nope, don't see me going back again.

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

I must admit I've only had burgers and ice cream here, but they have a great selection. The burgers are made fresh and taste like an old time hamburger - not the flavorless meat patties at fast food establishments. The ice cream is soft ice cream and they even have dip cones. This is a small drive in located next... More 

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Additional Information about King Kone Drive In

Address: 1505 Malvern Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901-6540
Phone Number: (501) 321-9766
Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Hot Springs
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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  • 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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