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Rhoda's Famous Tamales

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714 Saint Mary St., Lake Village, AR 71653
+1 870-265-3108
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

I just love going to eat there and visiting with her. Great lunches with plenty to eat. Hot Tamales are the best around !!!

Thank 335nedm
North Little Rock, Arkansas
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016 via mobile

Who could possibly visit Lake Village, AR without stopping by for some hot tamales. Eat there or take several dozen home. Absolutely the best!

Thank Dorinda E
North Little Rock, Arkansas
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016 via mobile

This place has the best tamales!! We had the tamales, cabbage, and cornbread. She had several homemade pies available, but honestly I was too full. We enjoyed talking with Ms Rhoda and hearing her stories of how people will travel and come by several tamales at a time to take home! We did the same, bought several (one dozen) to... More 

Thank icunar
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45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

Miss Rhoda's is the best lunch I have had in a long time. Food was served by her grand daughter and she was friendly and delightful. We will be back to enjoy this down home cookin again.

Thank ELWGrammy03
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112 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

The Southern tamale and it's origins are mostly unknown. It's like it's cousin in that it is made with corn meal and then wrapped in a corn husk or paper. Rhoda has the most famous of all the Deep South tamale. She has been written up in all major travel and food magazines and even on NPR. Located in the... More 

Thank Stoup
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016

We visited at lunch on a mid-week day and the place wasn't too busy - we were able to get a table. We had the tamales and the pinto beans - and they were both wonderful. We loved the place and if we are ever back in the area, we will eat here again! If you like tamales, this is... More 

Thank LeadFoot2014
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

We look forward to stopping at Rhoda's every year on our way to Florida. The catfish, chicken, burgers, vegetables and of course pies are awesome! Love Rhoda❤️

Thank Toni L
Star City, Arkansas
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

This is one of the best places for homemade tamales and pecan and sweet potatoe pie. The tamales are very good. Its in a old shack so if you want to sit down and eat seating is very limited. Only three tables. They do not take credit cards. Will come back again. Rhoda is a sweet ole lady.

Thank Christopher T
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2016 via mobile

If you are driving through Lake Village, you must stop at Rhoda's Famous Tamales! Best ever! Rhoda was rolling tamales with her grandson while her husband was taking orders. Don't forget pie, if there is any left! Also take some tamales to go! They freeze well!

Thank Mschiz
Waltham, Massachusetts
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72 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2015 via mobile

Love Rhoda's. By far best and most unique place to eat in lake village. People literally fly in from hours away just to eat there. She's super friendly and makes awesome food, though definitely not fast. Catfish is highly recommended and so are her tamales. Her pies, which come in normal size and personal (a few inches diameter) are great... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 714 Saint Mary St., Lake Village, AR 71653
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Lake Village
  • Phone Number: +1 870-265-3108

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?