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The Pancake Shop

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216 Central Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901-3526
+1 501-624-5720
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good25%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“ham” (93 reviews)
“french toast” (41 reviews)
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6:00 AM - 12:45 PM Hours
Diner, American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
216 Central Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901-3526
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Reviewed August 6, 2017 via mobile

Adorable, quaint pancake shop. The best French toast ever. Tip: squeeze lemon juice over them. Really enhances the flavor.

Thank 757pattyl
Keeley D, Manager at The Pancake Shop, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2017

Dear 757patty: Thank you for the tip of the lemon juice. YUM!!! I agree with your description of adorable and quaint. Thank you for coming, and we hope to see you again very soon. You are always welcome. Best regards, Janet

Reviewed August 6, 2017 via mobile

The food was very good but nothing outstanding! Server was not friendly and once food was delivered we did not see her again.More

Thank mrsaandw
Keeley D, Manager at The Pancake Shop, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2017

Dear mrsaandw: I apologize that your visit to The Pancake Shop was not up to your expectations. I am glad to hear that your food was very good. Please come again and allow us to give you excellent service. I will guarantee that you will....More

Reviewed August 4, 2017

We had to wait about 20-30 minutes on Saturday morning, but the food was worth it. Large (large) servings. The locally made sausage was very good. I had the buttermilk pancakes, my companion had the banana pancakes, which is a house specialty. All the servers...More

Thank Dianne V
Keeley D, Manager at The Pancake Shop, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2017

Dear Dianne V: Thank you for your lovely review of The Pancake Shop. The farm to table sausage, pancakes, and banana pancakes are a crowd pleaser. It is always our goal to provide excellent service with outstanding, freshly prepared product. You are invited to come...More

Reviewed August 3, 2017

There's a reason The Pancake Shop is so well known! The service was fast and friendly. It's a small space with a lot of customers squeezed in, so it's a little crowded, but we didn't find it to be a problem. Even though it was...More

Thank Kirk F
Keeley D, Manager at The Pancake Shop, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2017

Dear Kirk F: Thank you for your great review of The Pancake Shop. Diners are possibly a bit crowded, but that is part of the charm. I agree that our portions are very ample. I invite our guests to take home their leftovers for a...More

Reviewed August 2, 2017

Been here forever. Still in the priginal family, so they know how to make Amazing pancakes. Just go.

Thank Cia1964
Keeley D, Manager at The Pancake Shop, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2017

Dear Cia1964: "Come" back often. Thank you for your review. This little diner has been around since 1940, which is 77 years. We do prepare amazing pancakes, as well as, eggs and meats. Please come back often. We loved serving you. Best regards, Janet

Reviewed July 30, 2017 via mobile

I had the blueberry pancakes and orange juice. The juice tasted as if it was freshly squeezed and the pancakes had many fresh blueberries. My husband loved his omelette. Also, the service was great!

Thank Donna U
Reviewed July 29, 2017 via mobile

Very homey, clean, and comfortable. Service was good and prices were above average. Kids were disappointed that they didnt serve biscuits and gravy and no potatoes of any kind.

Thank LBratton
Reviewed July 28, 2017 via mobile

Grabbed breakfast and it was great. Omelets and pancakes and some of the very best coffee. Fills up fast but worth the wait. Great food!

Thank Bolloms
Reviewed July 27, 2017 via mobile

The breakfast menu is extremely limited. No biscuits, no gravy, no potatoes, no waffles. The food is average. The racehorse pictures are cool.

Thank Dawhn C
Reviewed July 27, 2017 via mobile

Considering this place has so many great reviews and because I love pancakes when on vacation, we gave it a shot. No problems with the service; but I think I expected a little more out of a place called The Pancake Shop. I had banana...More

Thank jhabes315
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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, Local cuisine, Families with children
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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