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“OK, you've got to stop here!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Mike's Place

Mike's Place
808 Front St, Conway, AR 72032-5438
501-269-6453
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Ranked #1 of 172 Restaurants in Conway
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Pizza, Seafood
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Main St.
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51 reviews 51 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“OK, you've got to stop here!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013 via mobile

This place is one of those places that is just a heavenly treat! Jacob was great and the food excellent. Jacob brought us samples of the soups. All great but the crawfish bisque was wow OK, then the shrimp Brantley. Well, we got a container of the Brantley sauce to go. The pecan crusted grouper with the raspberry sauce. Well, you get the picture. We'll be back the next time we're in Arkansas. Enjoy

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Houston, Texas
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65 reviews 65 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“Maybe the best Tilapia I’ve ever had.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

This was an awesome restaurant, with maybe the best Tilapia meal I’ve ever had. The appetizers were very good and the adult beverages were generous and tasty. The staff was very friendly and the service was prompt. It was a casual atmosphere and the prices were reasonable. A good choice.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Shelbyville, Tennessee
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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“Revised thoughts after second visit”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

I have previously given Mike's Place an outstanding review. But I've rethought it after a second visit. The food quality is inconsistent. Half of the items we had were delicious, half were pedestrian to bad. The gumbo had so much salt it was inedible, even for a salt lover. The fancy entree's were nicely described, but mediocre in quality. If you go, stick to basics.

Visited August 2013
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Imboden, Arkansas, USA
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52 reviews 52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Great Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013 via mobile

The food was excellent from the bread to the entree. The service was a bit lacking considering how nice the restaurant is. They were not terribly busy but they acted too busy for us.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Conway, Arkansas
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18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Where to eat when the Bears are playing in town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Conway is not NOLA nor does it try to be, however Mike's Place is as good as several highly recomended places in NOLA.
A good friend does not like seafood, however one evening another got her to try "just a bite" of his Pecan Crusted Grouper. Much to everyone's delight she loved everything about her new found favorite.
Mike's Place is the trail blazer of Adult Beverages in Faulkner County, in other words this is tha first establishment to openly offer Alcoholic drinks and they are very good, not outrageously priced, and the bar area is very relaxing if you wanna stop in to avod rush hour.
The bulding itself has been many different down town (Front Street was the "Main Street" in years past) stores. I think Mike's is two or three business buinding combined. The remodleing did not destroy the "charm" of down town, but enhanced the street greatly.
Service has always (20 or more dinners here) very good with out the hovering feeling. Staff is helpful but not condescending.
Now for the statement that gonna be hard to believe but the FATMAN does not exaggerate about "Good Eats". Mike's Place in Conway, Arkansas serves the best Key Lime Pie I have ever eaten. Yes I have eaten Key Lime Pie in Louisiana, Flordia, Alabama, Mississippi, Texas, Kentucky, Tennesse (don't do it), and almost the rest of the southeast plus Oklahoma.
Don't know who, when, or how, but every time it is great.
Never had a meal I would not recomend here.
Try I think you will be happy.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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