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King Kone Drive In

1505 Malvern Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901-6540
(501) 321-9766
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Ranked #69 of 230 restaurants in Hot Springs
Most recent review
- Apr 2, 2014
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English first
Hot Springs, Arkansas
1 review
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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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Dayton, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

I knew when I saw the old cinder block building with no seating still in operation that I was in for a treat and they did not disappoint. They still do it the way it was done in the 50's and 60's with great burgers and fries and the best ice cream shake you will find within a 100 mile... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013 via mobile

Love the "athentic throw back to the 50s & 60' s atmosphere" . A really good burger and every flavor shake you could want. We usually spend a week every year in Hot Springs and this always our go to for a burger.

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Houston, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

We always make sure we make a stop (or two...or three) to King Kone when we're in town visiting family. I've never tried any of their food, but their ice cream is yummy an wonderfully priced. I love their hot fudge sundae.

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Stillwater, Oklahoma
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

This was recommended by a local resident. We were just looking for a good burger. King Kone is old and a bit run down but we loved the food and the service. It is a step back in time. We had burgers fries and shakes and it was all wonderful.

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Hot Springs, AR
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

They have the best burgers, fries and top it all off with an ice cream cone after your meal. If the weather is nice, it is great to sit out on their picnic tables and enjoy your meal. Great Food!!

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