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The Pancake Shop

216 Central Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901-3526
+1 501-624-5720
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good24%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Diner, American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
216 Central Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901-3526
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I don’t know that I can add anything that has not already been said but The Pancake Shop is a wonderful place to get breakfast on Central Ave in the heart of the Hot Springs National Park area. Wanting to try several things, I placed...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Steve1362
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went in on a cold Saturday morning for breakfast. The blueberry pancakes were delicious. The bacon was crispy and the coffee was hot. The waitress filled our cup many times. Make sure you try the apple butter. It is a sweet treat for your...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank daddysgirl050505
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is such a quaint gem in Hot Springs! The restaurant has the feel of a real 30's/40's diner (not the kitschy 50's kind of place that typical diners try to emulate). It was pretty and the cute little counter is maybe the best part....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank kmackey128
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Janet is the Queen Bee greeter at the front door She is so efficient - would like to see her in the federal government. This is a no-nonsense diner - have your order ready - eat - then leave! :) Greasy Spoon Heaven - Don’t...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Steve B
Keeley D, Owner at The Pancake Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Steve B: I wish to thank you for the grand review you gave The Pancake Shop and yours truly. We have a group of hard working individuals that insures the efficient, quick service. Please come again soon. You are welcome anytime. Best regards, Janet

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious pancakes. Friendly service. We shared an egg special and pancakes. A lot of pancakes! Fresh butter and sweet syrup. Great coffee too!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank MickiDoodle
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was very good, the place was very quaint. All made bad by a horrible waiter. I asked if they had hash browns. He rudely told us if we wanted potatoes we would have to go to McDonalds. And we watched him carry out...More

Date of visit: November 2018
2  Thank jdyess36
Keeley D, Owner at The Pancake Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear jdyess36: I apologize for your negative experience at The Pancake Shop. I truly believe that your server was only making the comment in jest about the hash browns. Again my apologies for the misplaced humor. I did address the staff about a proper way...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Seriously this place is amazing fresh squeezed orange juice and homemade sausage... and the pancakes

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Voyager160397
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I highly recommend stopping here for breakfast while you're in Hot Springs. I had blueberry pancakes with a side of bacon and they were both prepared perfectly. Our server did a great job as well. Our drinks were always kept full and we had every...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank GeorgeFeeny
Keeley D, Owner at The Pancake Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear George: Thank you so much for selecting The Pancake Shop for breakfast. We are delighted you enjoyed your experience. We are proud of our made from scratch pancakes, along with our excellent kitchen and serving staff. Please come again soon. We are open seven...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Go here for pancakes. It’s in their name and it heads the menu. Egg plates are available, but no potatoes in the place. I went with the apple pancakes. Exceptional. Served with what I suspect are homemade apple butter and apple grape jam. For a...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped here for breakfast and they were packed so hoped this was a good choice. Had about a 5 minute wait which wasn't bad. Once seated was greeted quickly by the server. Took our drink orders and once back and after reading menu's had our...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Deborah R
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May 25, 2018|
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Response from BPuckett2013 | Reviewed this property |
Check online and hopefully they are keeping it up to date. My daughter needs to be GF but is able to eat buckwheat. Maybe with celiac disease this is not the case.
Ramona J
February 18, 2018|
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Response from Anthony Z | Reviewed this property |
yes if it's crowded you'll wait til they get tables set up.
Robert M
August 9, 2015|
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Response from Fred S | Reviewed this property |
I would contact the owner , in person , and let him know what is going on behind his back . If she's sending folks to a competitor , she needs to be gone ASAP . I will continue to have breakfast at the Pancake Shop whenever... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $15
Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 12:45 PM
6:00 AM - 12:45 PM
6:00 AM - 12:45 PM
6:00 AM - 12:45 PM
6:00 AM - 12:45 PM
6:00 AM - 12:45 PM
6:00 AM - 12:45 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 216 Central Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901-3526
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Hot Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 501-624-5720
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Family owned and operated since 1940, and serving breakfast exclusively, including pancakes, omelets, home-made sausage, hickory-smoked ham, French Toast, and fresh-squeezed orange juice, among other offerings. Featured in The New York Times , Southern Living, and Food Network Magazine. Historic Downtown Hot Springs, Arkansas.
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