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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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11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch

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  • 68
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 7
    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
Best Lunch place in Arkansas

Okay, I thought I would be nice and tell you to go here. They have quite the business and are getting more men in here now than they used to. I don't have any favorites per se but you can't really go wrong with anything you get. I prefer the veggie burgers (they make different ones every month... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
JimBob_Brewski28
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Benton, Arkansas
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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English first
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6 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

The food looked really great but the organization was terrible. We went on a Saturday around noon, which is a very busy time and that's understandable. We waited in "line" for ten minutes and no progress was made in the line (there were at least five people ahead of us). No one had taken any of the orders of the... More 

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Benton, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Okay, I thought I would be nice and tell you to go here. They have quite the business and are getting more men in here now than they used to. I don't have any favorites per se but you can't really go wrong with anything you get. I prefer the veggie burgers (they make different ones every month). Some other... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This was one of the best places to eat ever. I loved the food it was great and fresh. my wife and I got something different and both of them were great the food was amazing and if i could i would give it more stares or circles what ever a 10 plus. cost was well worth the food and... More 

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Collierville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

GREAT FOOD! Nothing else even matters. Just a simple location but booming with business and for good reason. Hubby and I ended up getting to delight in 4 different entrees and every one as good as the other. We shared two desserts and both of the special juices. Each one had accolades of its own. I'd say don't miss the... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Went to Cafe 1217 for the second time. Unlike our first visit we got there during the lunch rush, never again. But first, our food, turkey sandwiches on raison bread, was excellent. Looking at the menu there are a number of choices that look tempting. I'd like to try some of them. My problem centers around the ordering process. They... More 

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Hot Springs Village, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

it's a little confusing how this cafe operates the first time you arrive. You order at the counter. The menu is huge and they offer take out. But don't deliver. It is a hot bed of locals here!!! That's because they ( we) know how great it is!!

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Dallas, TX
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We are always looking for places with character and this one has it. They have a varied menu and wife was able to get a chicken salad sandwich using gluten free bread. I tried the poblano relleno and it was a bit too spicy for me. When I mentioned that to them, they didn't charge me for it. Great deserts.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015 via mobile

Loved it!! We shared the Chicken Cobb Salad and the Fish Taco. Fresh ingredients and delicious. Will definitely go again before our trip is over.

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015 via mobile

The experience was good overall. The ordering at the counter and then paying was slow and unorganized. Four of us had the Southwest Cobb. We all liked it. One had the kale salad and the burger. She said it was excellent. We also had 2 shrimp and crawfish cakes. $6 each. They were horrible. They tasted like breading, spice and... More 

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Hot Springs Village, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

As always, great food, We were rained in, so ordered dessert. Though limited, desserts were so rich, glad we shared them. Dessert would have been too much for one person (due to calories, heavy pies, cakes, sweetness, etc.).

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Additional Information about Cafe 1217

Address: 1217 Malvern Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901-6346
Phone Number: 501-318-1094
Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Hot Springs
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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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: Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?