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5198 East Highway 82, Lake Village, AR
+1 870-265-9992
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hernando, Mississippi
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2016

The music was great. Best bean dip, cheese, salsa, & chips ever. The steak was delicious. Great place for group, family, or date night

Thank Jeanne M
Hot Springs, Arkansas
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2016

Pork chop was over an inch thick and sauteed in a rich sauce. I had it served with chunked sweet potatoes in a great sauce. Great meal.

Thank richardlY9104RF
Magnolia, Arkansas
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

On the bank of the Mississippi River, it's a short drive from Lake Village or Greenville, Mississippi. Nice atmosphere. Live easy-listening guitar player/vocalist. Salad bar was decent. Sirloin steak was overdone, tough, & dry. Rolls are awesome.

Thank Tena S
Gray, Louisiana
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257 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2016

Had to wait for ever to be seated as hostess was not doing her job or at her station. Salad bad was small and green where not fresh. Steak was ok, but nothing special. Price was high for what you got. I think it will be my last trip eating here.

Thank MichaelFussell
Little Rock, Arkansas
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2016

I recently drove through Southeast AR on the way to a beach vacation in FL. Our route took us near the Cowpen Restaurant at the foot of the AR –MS bridge outside Greenville, MS. Years ago I had a sales territory that included that area and remember several good meals that I had enjoyed at the Cowpen. Consequently, we decided... More 

Thank Jim H
Lake Providence, Louisiana
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115 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

Service is great. Food is great. If you don't want steak or mexican, I recommend there Beef Tips and Rice. The meals are served very quick, and the food is hot. They have deserts too. I have been eating here for years, and never has a bad meal, always geeat.

Thank eddiec937
Las Vegas
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84 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2015 via mobile

I have eaten here twice. The food is good and the prices are reasonable. They have a varity to choose from. My only complaint is that I feel the wait staff don't seem to be very happy to be doing this job. It can affect how I feel about the food served in a restaurant if the wait staff seem... More 

Thank Godsblessing115
Hot Springs, AR
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2015

Has been several years since eating there. Still delicious. I had the 8 ounce sirloin. It was served right off the grill, hot, like it should be. Great taste although not quite as tender as I hoped it to be. Great salad bar with a good selection. Great service.

2 Thank Paul C
Arkansas, USA
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2015

The steaks are wonderful! Top notch. They keep us coming back when we head through the area, despite the fact that the service is uneven, the salad bar is sad, and the bread is a waste of calories. But those steaks WOW! Excellent cuts of meat, seasoned and seared perfectly.

Thank Virginia-AR
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802 reviews
401 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 257 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2015

We live in a neighboring county and like to motor to the Cowpen occasionally for a nice dinner and cocktails. There are usually lots of folks from surrounding area eating here.

Thank Gran7

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Italian, Mexican, Steakhouse, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5198 East Highway 82, Lake Village, AR
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Lake Village
  • Phone Number: +1 870-265-9992

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