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“Never ever eat here” 1 of 5 stars
Review of The Pancake Shop

The Pancake Shop
216 Central Avenue, Hot Springs, AR 71901
+1 501-624-5720
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Ranked #6 of 224 Restaurants in Hot Springs
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: American, Coffee Shop, Family Fare, Diner
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast
Description: Family owned and operated since 1940, and serving breakfast exclusively, including pancakes, omelets, home-made sausage, hickory-smoked ham, French Toast, and fresh-squeezed orange juice, among other offerings. Featured in The New York Times , Southern Living, and Food Network Magazine. Historic Downtown Hot Springs, Arkansas.
Oklahoma City
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54 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
“Never ever eat here”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2009

Yuck. Tough chewy pancakes, terrible service, cash only, not one potato on the menu (can't you at least serve some frozen something like everyone else?) They almost purposefully made you wait on a table to entice you to buy junk from their tourist trap store next door. The atmosphere was charming with that 50's Mid-Century diner feel. But we'll never return.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Houston, Texas
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“Good pancakes- cash only!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2008

My hubby, mom and I ate breakfast here last Saturday. As mentioned it was right across the street from The Arlington Hotel. I knew it would be good food based on the reviews on chowhound.com. We weren't disappointed. Food and service was good. Just remember no credit cards- just cash or a check from anywhere!

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Memphis, TN
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“Eat breakfast here !!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2008

Has a diner feel. Across the street from the Arlington. They have wonderful breakfast !! I had an omelette that was out of this world. I hear the pancakes are wonderful also !!!

Give it a try, you will be glad you did.

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