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Sullivan's Diner

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American, Asian, Thai, Diner
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520 Lillian, Benton, AR 72015-3835
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Fort Worth, Texas
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50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

Anytime my husband and I are in Hot Springs, we make the drive up to Benton for the best fried rice I have ever had! This restaurant is pretty small inside, roughly 6-8 four-tops. You order at the counter (the owner and his wife are both very friendly) and they bring it out to you. I highly recommend the chicken... More 

Thank Leah W
Ernie S, Owner at Sullivan's Diner, responded to this review

We always appreciate it when a customer is happy with our food and service. It is especially heart warming when they express their experience with their family, friends and stranger. As we say in the south, thank y'all from the bottom of our hearts. More 

Benton, Arkansas, United States
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

Passed Sullivan's for years picking up and dropping kids at school thinking it just had southern home cooking. What a treat to find real Thai food in my hometown. Amazing Pad Thai fresh from the kitchen. Serving large enough of me and my daughter. Will return whenever I get a crazing for exceptional Thai.

Thank Kim W
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89 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

We've lived in Benton several years and had heard about Sullivan's but had never made it there. Finally took the time the other evening for supper. Glad we did. The Thai pork fried rice was excellent and the meat rolls were the best I ever had. We will be back to try some of the American entrees.

Thank ArkansasRev
Fayetteville, Arkansas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

We have been coming here for years, and have yet to have anything but great food and service. American and Thai offerings are both cooked to perfection. Try the meat rolls!

Thank Jon M
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

Tried Sullivan's for dinner- I wish I would have tried sooner! I get the pad Thai (level 2) with chicken and it is so yummy. They have American food as well. Definitely worth a try!

Thank Kalliemb
Rogers, AR
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87 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

Worth hunting this place down. First, it is owned and run by a very nice couple, hubby at the counter and his wife in the kitchen. The Thai food is delicious as is the southern food. Interesting contrast that works here. Nice size portions as well. Take the time to meet and chat with the owners. That's always part of... More 

Thank Arkansas_Family
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

The homemade "hot sauce" was hottttt but so good! Their meat rolls were crispy and delicious, fried rice portions were HUGE! Definitely worth seeking out this little diner. The owners are so nice and love to visit.

Thank Amy S
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016

This little hole-in-the-wall makes some of the best Pork Fried Rice I've ever had, and gives you PLENTY along with a couple excellent "meat rolls." Prices are maybe a little high for lunch, but about standard for dinner, and you get your money's worth.

Thank Michael P
Russellville, Arkansas
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105 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016 via mobile

Interesting location. It's an old grocery store building in a residential neighborhood. I like the way it looked. The food was ok, but the portions were much too big and expensive for lunch. My husband and I couldn't split a plate because we don't like the same things. I probably won't go back for that reason and it's an out... More 

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Maumelle, Arkansas
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165 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016 via mobile

Nothing fancy, just nice. Pad tai was very good judged by the two who had it. Price was low. The place was pristine clean including the bathroom. I liked it so much, I am sort of glad it is not too close to where I live. The owner/operator was there and helped us order - that sort of place. It... More 

Thank MaumelleJim
Ernest S, Owner at Sullivan's Diner, responded to this review

We here at Sullivan's Diner really appreciate customers opinions and thank you sincerely for supporting us. Your truthful reviews help other potential customers make the right decision based on all the great reviews. Thank you. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $12
American, Asian, Thai, Diner
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 520 Lillian, Benton, AR 72015-3835
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Benton
  • Phone Number: 15017784630
Homestyle Cooking with a "Touch of Thai"

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