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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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Woodbridge, Virginia
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116 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a pretty small place in an out of the way area. The menu is on an old lighted board above the cash register like they have at bowling alleys. It is an eclectic mix of traditional diner food and Thai. We didn't have any of the Thai dishes but the folks sitting next to us did and it... More 

Thank Bill D
Ernie S, Owner at Sullivan's Diner, responded to this review

We appreciate all of our customers opinions and beliefs. We are just trying to make everyone's dining experience pleasurable and when you tell us we did good, then we know where our strengths are and appreciate it very much. More 

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25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hidden location. The locals know it but visitors will not. It's a hybrid southern diner with Thai food specials. I ordered the Tom Yum Chicken Soup. Best I have had. They allow you to pick the spice level. It is s true authentic Thai soup. The wife of the owner is the cook and she is from the east. The... More 

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

We are truly happy that you and your family had a very pleasurable dining experience and look forward to always serving you and other customers in the same manner in the near future. Thank you sincerely. More 

Battle Creek, MI
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62 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

Pad Thai was the special. You can have it mild to hot on a scale of 1 to 5 and it was a huge hit with us. The special comes with a choice of desserts so come hungry.

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

We are elated that you find our cuisine delicious. We are looking forward to serving you and your family again soon. Thank you. More 

Bryant, Arkansas
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

This was our first time to eat here, and we will certainly go back. We had the Pad Thai, chicken fried rice and meat rolls, all were excellent! Excellent meal and good conversation with the owners. If you like Thai food, this is the place for you.

Thank kimbG7861NB
Ernie S, Owner at Sullivan's Diner, responded to this review

We are so pleased that you enjoyed the food, had such an enjoyable experience and that we could make your dining experience so enjoyable. Please come back and dine with us again. More 

Little Rock, Arkansas
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

My wife and I have eaten here multiple, always delicious. Pad Thai is amazing, as well as the cheese burger. Also, price is great. Highly recommend.

Thank carpenterm40
Ernie S, Owner at Sullivan's Diner, responded to this review

We here at Sullivan's Diner always appreciate a good response from our customers. We will continue to strive to ensure that we continue to work towards our goal of a 100% enjoyable dining experience for the customer. Thank you. More 

Benton, Arkansas
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106 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

We stopped in for lunch and we're hungry for hamburgers. I had the patty melt and my wife the cheeseburger. Cheeseburger was very average, nothing special to set it apart. My patty melt was good, but the onions were chopped and not grilled the way they should have been. Fries average, onion rings frozen and not too good. Our main... More 

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

So sorry you and your wife had a bad experience at our establishment. We try hard to ensure that all the customers that come to our restaurant has a good dining experience, but on rare occasions we do have a bad day and for that we do sincerely apology. Please return and let us try to set it right. More 

Fort Worth, Texas
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50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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, Kids
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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