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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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  • 69
    Excellent
  • 40
    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
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I can't have gluten, so that makes eating out a pain. But they have their menu marked with gf options, which was so nice. The staff was very sweet, but this place popular so don't go if you are in a hurry. It's busy. The food was very good. We went with large group & everyone loved what they got.... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
beenthere0521
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Krum, Texas
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  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Branson, Missouri
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38 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We visited on a busy weekend. Saturday at 1:30 PM. Had to stand in line to order. Took AT LEAST 30 minutes. Another 30 before our food was done (almost 45). Food was good, but not worth waiting an hour for. Also, the tables were being cleaned, but only about every 20 minutes and you just had to grab one.... More 

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Krum, Texas
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I can't have gluten, so that makes eating out a pain. But they have their menu marked with gf options, which was so nice. The staff was very sweet, but this place popular so don't go if you are in a hurry. It's busy. The food was very good. We went with large group & everyone loved what they got.... More 

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Atlanta
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Would have rated this place higher, but it is hard to look past the service and their ordering system. Don't understand why the owners allow such service. I liked my food, but when visiting my family next time I wouldn't come back here again. I like their restaurant next door better. First off, I have never in my life experienced... More 

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Walk up to the counter and choose from the menu for salads, soups, or sandwiches or choose from the individual meal items displayed in the case under the counter. The food is quality and quite tasty. It can be quite busy at times because the locals love it. I have only gone for supper once and it wasn't crowded but... More 

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Batesville, Arkansas
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53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We tried this place it was packed and very slow. This place need someone to get this place orgnaized. It's a little pricey, food was just ok.

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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

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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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

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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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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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110 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 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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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: Doing business, Local cuisine, Families with children
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?