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1217 Malvern Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901-6346
501-318-1094
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11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Doing business
Local cuisine
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 58
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 5
    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
Most recent review
Soup, salad, sandwiches, really pretty good

We were in Hot Springs at lunch and asked a neighbor for recommendations. She suggested Cafe 1217. We really enjoyed our lunch here. It seems to be mostly soup, salad, and sandwiches. There is a refrigerated case of cold salads by the pound and other things you might want to get for take out to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
Rebecca B
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Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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107 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We were in Hot Springs at lunch and asked a neighbor for recommendations. She suggested Cafe 1217. We really enjoyed our lunch here. It seems to be mostly soup, salad, and sandwiches. There is a refrigerated case of cold salads by the pound and other things you might want to get for take out to take home for dinner and... More 

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Hot Springs
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Bistro type of place. Selections are varied and will meet the need for any vegan or regular diet. Presentations are very creative and food is always fresh. Usually very busy during the noon rush but they are still able to keep up. Deserts are to die for!

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I was surprised by the great reviews for this restaurant because they offer a counter full of pre-cooked items and reheat them for you. I call that left overs! I ordered a salad and they gave me the wrong one. They replaced it with the right one so that is good, but I haven't been back and don't plan to... More 

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
Top Contributor
126 reviews 126 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

1217 is very popular among locals - women especially. I've been there on three occasions at the invitation of others. Their menu is very full and varied, including some unusual items not commonly available at other restaurants. For the price, however, the amount of food served is less than adequate. If you like fancy food, this place is for you.... More 

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Atlanta, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

This is such a charming and delicious cafe. Definitely should be on everyone destination list. The food is original, creative, and mouthwatering. They offer home cooked food by the pound as well as straight out of the kitchen. Many choices on the menu with options to customize your meal. Multiple dessert selections from cakes to pies and cookies. Even the... More 

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Arkansas
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

Okay the food here is wonderful. I had salmon salad and a little bread. When i walked in (even tho i later saw the "order here" sign) i was confused about where to order--when i asked they said yes at the counter but she didnt say where so i went to register and she took my order but told me... More 

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Hot Springs Village, Arkansas, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Group of women went here for lunch. Great selection of all tastes. Very good service and food. Will definitely go back.

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Memphis, Tennessee, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We went there for lunch and were not disappointed. They have daily specials and the food is fresh and delicious. I had the best chocolate walnut pie I have ever eaten. It was so good that we went back a couple days later just for dessert, but they had sold out of the pie (so disappointed). It’s not a cheap... More 

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Creston,NC
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

My husband and I dined here and we love this restaurant. A healthy and delicious lunch. My husband said his turkey burger was excellent and my kale salad was delicious and beautiful. Be sure to try the ginger brew. All homemade.😊

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The Woodlands, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

My husband and I both enjoyed our meals here. As a person who has celiac disease, I was happy to learn that they had gluten-free bread available for sandwiches and even use a dedicated toaster to toast the bread. My husband had the fish tacos and I had a turkey sandwich - both were delicious. You could tell this place... More 

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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, Entertaining clients
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?