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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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Visitor rating
  • 65
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 6
    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
Delicious

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!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Violetaster
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Hot Springs Village, Arkansas
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
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Hot Springs Village, Arkansas
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW 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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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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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Salt Lake City, Utah
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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Texarkana, Texas
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Ate lunch here while on business trip. The food was great, but service was slow. Waited 15 minutes to order, then waited 30 minutes for food. Finally went to counter to ask why others had received their food, but we hadn't & we ordered earlier. Found out our ticket had fallen down & was temporarily lost, so had to wait... More 

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Concord, New Hampshire
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

My wife and I were in town for a few days to check out the national park and other sites around Hot Springs. Cafe 1217 looked to be one of the more interesting prospects in an online search of possible lunch spots. We arrived after 1 pm on a Monday and the cafe was still filled with noontime patrons, many... More 

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Jackson, Tennessee
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

This restaurant is tucked away in a small strip. It is worth finding. The food is excellent (you can see most of the daily selections in a case in front of you as you order), and the staff is very friendly. It is a simple, quick meal that you will talk about for weeks afterward.

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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

The service and food was great for the luncheon. We had a room set aside for this event and they were very attentive to every detail. The chicken salad on a croissant was so good. The desserts were no way low calorie but so worth it! I highly recommend this Hot Springs Gem!!

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Bentonville, Arkansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Funky deli, with eat in space, in Hot Springs. Great salads, sandwiches, and side dished. Eat in or take out. Great place to pick up the fixin's for a picnic.

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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, 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?