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Purple Cow

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Diner
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1490 Higdon Ferry Rd, Hot Springs, AR 71913-6419
+1 501-625-7999
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Polcenigo, Italy
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56 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Purple Cow is merely ok. The restaurant is cute and staff are very nice. Menu is fine with some more healthy options available if you like. The food itself was average. My burger was over cooked and dry. The dessert menu looked great and people around us seemed to really enjoy their purple vanilla ice cream and shakes. The... More 

Thank theoldmother
Houston, Texas
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111 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here for lunch while visiting Hot Springs NP. The service was slow, but the food was good. I expect that the slow service was just our particular server, I saw other people getting moving along quicker than us. We ordered 3 kids meals and 2 adult meals. The kids got fruit cups with their meals that were excellent... More 

Thank randolphclan
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They have a wide variety of American food and there milkshakes and malts were delicious. It is a 50's style dinner and is something fun and a new experience, I have never been to anything like this! If you love the color purple this is your place.

Thank Bev C
San Antonio, Texas
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25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have wanted to eat here every time we come to Hot Springs....this time we finally took the time to visit. Service was extremely slow and the restaurant was not busy at all. Once we received our food it was all hot and had excellent flavor. The milkshakes are heaven. I would give this place another shot.

Thank Cindy C
Clinton, Mississippi
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you go here, you have to get a milkshake. They are wonderful. I got a purple vanilla shake(which taste the same as vanilla) and asked for Oreos. One of the best shakes ever. The burgers were alright.

Thank natewallace10
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for lunch, after visiting Hot Springs. BLT was tasty, and a welcome change from hamburgers. Had to have a purple cow vanilla milkshake, it's purple and vanilla and very good. Great place for families with young kids, lots of choices.

Thank David A
Carterville, Illinois
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We always look for local places to eat while traveling. We found this place and thought it would be a great place for a quick lunch. There was a wait but it was prime lunch hours so it was no big deal. The staff was pleasant and welcoming. The food was average and a little overpriced for what it was.... More 

Thank Ahlfieldfam
Royal, Arkansas
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are tired of fast food burgers, this is a great alternative. It is a cute old fashioned chrome stools and booths type diner. Lots of choices for everyone. Good thick burgers, fries, onion rings, sandwiches,and milk shakes.

Thank moosekebear
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2017 via mobile

The food we ordered was hot and okay. The party melt I had was good. The others' meals were just okay they said. At the end of the meal, four of them ordered shakes. After 20 minutes of waiting, we had to cancel them. We were told the lady that was in charge of making shakes was very behind. We... More 

Thank Greg W
Macon, Georgia
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2017 via mobile

This was A very fun restaurant to eat at with kids. The purple ice cream is a must eat! They have lots of diner type food. Burgers, clubs, hot dogs, etc

Thank Mbrow783

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $10
American, Diner
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Special occasions, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1490 Higdon Ferry Rd, Hot Springs, AR 71913-6419
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Hot Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 501-625-7999

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