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Ole Sawmill Cafe

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2299 N Washington St, Forrest City, AR 72335-1830
+1 870-630-2299
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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College Station, Texas
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48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you like an all you can eat buffet, this is the place for you! Comfort foods to fill the emptiest belly at the best price. They also serve from a menu but the best deal is the buffet. It lacks the charm of Cracker Barrel, but then, who needs charm when you're hungry. Well attended by the locals. So... More 

Thank revkah
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Good food. Large selection on the the menu. Service was ok. I had fried chicken it was very good. Cornbread dressing was dry. Peach cobbler was very good. Over all it was a good clean place to eat.

Thank Mike K
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Huge buffet. I just had the salad, soup and dessert part. My husband had it all. I was trying to stay light. It all tasted great and didn't make us sick at all. Cost was 9.99 and drink was 2.49 a piece. On Friday, buffet is 18.99 for seafood buffet.

Thank luluohio_9
Tom S, Owner at Ole Sawmill Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review! Always great to hear our food doesn't make people sick! We hope to have y'all back soon! More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For a small town little diner it was nice. The food was portioned very nicely, which usually doesn't happen for us. The people were welcoming and the food tasted really good also! If you're in the area, definitely give them a try. Nothing fancy but it hits home.

Thank Hope P
Tom S, Owner at Ole Sawmill Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for stopping by we hope to see you again real soon. More 

Arlington, Texas
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great place to stop when traveling to Memphis. Casual atmosphere and a great variety of fresh food. Servers very efficient and pleasant.

Thank 30183Kay
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food wasn't very good it was a buffet the fried okra was old and soggy there wasn't many options, looked like canned veggies, and the waitress was rude it took forever to get our drinks and our bill

Thank Jillian E
Tom S, Owner at Ole Sawmill Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Jillian, We are so sorry to hear about your dining experience with us. At Ole Sawmill, we assure you all the food is fresh! We pride ourselves on excellent customer service and have alerted the proper staff about your concerns. We truly hope you’ll reconsider and try us again in the future! More 

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183 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We are traveling cross country and were looking for something with fresh, made-to-order chicken. We saw the billboard for this restaurant and called ahead. They seemed to have the right answers so I ordered food to be prepared to avoid the need to wait for fresh chicken to be cooked. When we walked in the food was just being plated.... More 

Thank FrenchMD
Cleveland, Ohio
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed April 19, 2017 via mobile

Our family of five all ate from the buffet. With no charge for our littlest one, it was still a little pricier than I expected. The food was great, however, and everyone found at least a couple of dishes to love (especially once we bribed them with ice cream). I would give it five stars but the some (too many)... More 

Thank regulartravelingjoe
Orlando, Florida
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389 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed April 13, 2017

Enjoyed the Southern Buffet. Everything was delicious. Down home ambience and friendly service. The gift shop was very interesting. Definitely will go back next year when I return to Forrest City.

Thank PhyllisD534
Tom S, Owner at Ole Sawmill Cafe, responded to this review

We're so happy to hear you'll be returning - it's always nice to hear we're not only bringing that Southern style food but Southern hospitality too. More 

Danville, Virginia
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224 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed April 6, 2017 via mobile

The fish was excellent. Most of the other stuff was pretty good. Tried the tortilla and potato soups and wasn't impressed with either one of them. Service was fair. Started out great, but the girl kept forgetting to refill my tea. They do have parking for large vehicles, the place is clean and I like the old country store with... More 

Thank tom24527

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2299 N Washington St, Forrest City, AR 72335-1830
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Forrest City
  • Phone Number: +1 870-630-2299
Ole Sawmill Cafe knows how to cook southern fried chicken. Southern fried chicken at Ole Sawmill Cafe is double-dipped, marinated, and deep-fried. We strive to make the best Southern fried chicken in Arkansas! For us, Southern fried chicken is not just an item on our menu, Southern fried chicken is our specialty! If you want to taste the best Southern fried chicken in these parts, come on by Ole Sawmill Cafe. We will serve you the best Southern fried chicken you have ever eaten. We cook our Southern fried chicken using a very special recipe to ensure that it tastes the same every day. Breasts, thighs, legs, and wings cook at different rates and are different sizes, so we keep this in mind when we cook our Southern fried chicken. Did we mention our first-class customer service? Stop by today and experience the taste that you can only find at Ole Sawmill Cafe.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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