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Cafe 1217

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1217 Malvern Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901-6346
501-318-1094
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout

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  • 78
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Unique Eats!!

This place never fails to satisfy! The foods are all made fresh in house and are fantastic. Definitely worth a visit downtown if you want some unique eats!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
tntgigi
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New Braunfels, Texas
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New Braunfels, Texas
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place never fails to satisfy! The foods are all made fresh in house and are fantastic. Definitely worth a visit downtown if you want some unique eats!!

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Thank tntgigi
Hot Springs Village, Arkansas
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96 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Every one I bring here just loves it. Salsa. Yumm Yummm food is so delicious. Wait staff efficient and courteous. I have yet to try an alcoholic beverage simply because it's usually noonish when we arrive. Locals prefer it. Guests love it. Give it a shot. You will NOT be sorry.

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Thank Violetaster
Canton, Georgia
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154 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016 via mobile

Delighted with this restaurant. Items are made fresh daily with unusual blends of flavors and spices. Tried the brisket quesadilla with melted brie cheese today - a little greasy, but excellent flavor. All of us enjoyed our meals, my mom especially loved her sampler plate (choose 4 veggie items from the front display case). Really like the fresh ingredients and... More 

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Thank Deb S
Little Rock, Arkansas
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

I LOVE this place! Eat here on multiple occasions and it's never disappointing. Fresh, delicious, and homemade dishes. No matter what you order, I promise you will enjoy. Staff always pleasant. Should be rated in the top 10 in Hot Springs.

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Thank Donna G
Hot Springs, Arkansas
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

This is a unique place to eat. I met a group of friends there for lunch. I had the roast beef sandwich. It was delicious! You order your food at a counter and pay. Your drinks are self serve with free refills. They call your name and you pick up the food back at the counter. The atmosphere is very... More 

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Thank cattz02
Vista, California
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80 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Cafe 1217 is a fancy little place for such a old southern city. My wife an i tried this place for something different. I have the Knife & Fork Pulled Port and my wife had the Mexican Tortilla Wrap. The place is nice but the sandwiches were really not that good. It has an uptown look but the food was... More 

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Thank Phil_and_Sandy_2008
Bradenton, Florida
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115 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Visiting Arkansas this week and my best friend took me to Cafe 1217. What a cute place! Very clean. The service was really good and the food was too. I had a chicken ceasar salad and what a nice meal. Loved the salad! My friends both ordered the mushroom burger and it looked great too. I almost thought it was... More 

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Thank Patsytav
Whangarei, New Zealand
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51 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

We went twice while on holiday with family members that now live locally. What a find! The salad selection is quite different from the usual range found. ( in a very nice way) We tried a sampler plate and selected turkey rolls and tamales accompanied by home made ginger drink and minted lemonade. Very tasty and quite different. As others... More 

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Thank John-Vanessa
Austin, Texas
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

I've eaten three meals here and have been blown away each time. The ingredients are very fresh and tasty. This place is crowded at lunchtime, so try to visit a little before or after peak hours.

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Thank BusyTravelertxus
Sarasota, Florida
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78 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015 via mobile

Stopped by cafe 1217 after some folks at the gym recommend it for people with gluten sensitivities. I had a chicken salad sandwich and some roasted potatoes it was very good and just what I needed after a long day of travel.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1217 Malvern Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901-6346
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Hot Springs
  • Phone Number: 501-318-1094

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?