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Neal's Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Cafe, Diner
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806 N Thompson St, Springdale, AR 72764-3102
6:00 am - 7:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 7:30 pm
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Beaumont, Texas
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I asked around for the place where all of the local folks ate lunch. Springdale resident raved about the food here so gave it a try at lunch. Pros: Fried catfish was good. Ranch salad dressing wasn't standard out-of-the bottle and had good flavor. Neutral: Brown beans and steamed broccoli were average. Cons: Price was high for lunch plate. Cornbread... More 

Thank nedburfle
Jenks, Oklahoma
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90 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stopped here for dinner while passing through. We try to avoid the chain restaurants when we travel and like to see what the locals prefer. Neal's had good reviews, so we gave it a shot. The food was great, the staff was very friendly and service was very good.

Thank Jay E
Muldrow, Oklahoma
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I had read all the reviews on how great this place is. We were passing thru Springdale a couple of weeks ago and was craving chicken. I said I have read many great reviews on this place so we googled it and finally found it. We ordered the 3 pc chicken dinner. It sounded yummy. When we got our order... More 

Thank Hank K
Springdale, Arkansas
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Overall a pretty good restaurant. Good lunch specials and good portions (which they did a smaller entrée for lunch instead of the dinner size. Breakfast is good, but the biscuits are a little bland. Great pies and the service is always great.

Thank hawg3992
Springdale, Arkansas
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to eat if you like home cooked meals. Staff is always nice and food is always wonderful!

Thank Karen C
Springdale, Arkansas
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the most popular mon and pop restaraunts in our area. This is a place where you will get food like mom or grandma use to fix.

Thank billpenick1967
Plano, Texas
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

Saw the great reviews and was excited to try it. Service was friendly this is a mid 70s wide open diner and deer heads on the walls. Food-one star at best. Chicken fingers good. Ham steak ok Chicken fried steak was just a thin hamburger patty with no crust. Grilled squash and broccoli were steamed to mushiness. Fried okra was... More 

Thank ALeta D
Bartlesville, Oklahoma
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Nice to find a place for real food with real flavor. My husband and I were passing through and glad we followed reviewers advice and chose this place for lunch. We both had the fried chicken dinner - and after disappointing meals everywhere else we had dined during our trip, we were thrilled to get fresh cooked, real food. The... More 

Thank adwok
Springdale, Arkansas
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Good service and pretty good home style cooking! Had lunch with a friend and it was very busy. I think they have a lot of business people that eat lunch there. Been around for along time so they must be doing something right

Thank glspen4
Springdale, Arkansas
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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Love Neals! Can't order anything except the fried chicken and especially love the daily specials and my favorite side dish is their Macaroni and Tomatoes, just like my great grandmother used to make. Top it off with a slice of coconut cream pie and you can hardly walk out! Neals is always good and has a hometown friendly staff.

Thank Kristie B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 7:30 pm
6:00 am - 7:30 pm
6:00 am - 7:30 pm
6:00 am - 7:30 pm
6:00 am - 7:30 pm
6:00 am - 7:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 806 N Thompson St, Springdale, AR 72764-3102
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Springdale
  • Phone Number: 479-751-9996
Awesome Homecooking!

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