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Cafe 1217

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1217 Malvern Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901-6346
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here due to a recommendation from a friend. We were very please with the food and the atmosphere....the little elderly ladies in their red hat society outfits were a delight to observe. The lady taking our order though, had the personality of a dial tone. She didn't not smile once and acted bothered that were were even ordering.... More 

Thank wingsr4me
Kansas City,MO
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I eat here for lunch. We got there when they opened for lunch and shortly they were very busy. Bravo!

Thank MikeandConnie
Benton, Arkansas
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70 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

DELICIOUS!!! Everything our table had was absolutely amazing....fresh, tasty, and wonderful. I can't believe that I've gone this long, coming to Hot Springs weekly, and not known about this one. Definitely a must-hit for lunch or if you're needing take-home stuff to impress :) sooooo goood! Cannot WAIT to go back and try more!

Thank nylrak
Hot Springs Village, Arkansas
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Love 1217 with girls for lunch. Picking up dinner is always a good idea. Everything is fresh from their peach tea to all engrediants in their salads. Tomato basil soap is the best. Sometimes I get one of their great desserts.

Thank Carolyn W
San Antonio, Texas
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54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

What a nice treat to find a delicious chicken salad on a hot humid day here at the Hot Springs National Park. The cafe is driving distance from the main historic area Located on a street that parallels (sorta) Central Avenue Cafe 1217 has an eclectic menu that is set for the month. Today I had Buffalo Chicken Salad served... More 

Thank sweetm
Okatie, South Carolina
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44 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

Excellent food. Restaurant was clean. No waiters but different way of doing things. Works great. Had the peach chicken salad it was wonderful. Everyone had something different and it was all great.

Thank Patty Jo W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016

Ordered sweet potato fries with sandwich had to ask cashier to remove from ticket because they never were served. Place only had 4 tables when we went on a Tuesday night but no one ever came by the table to check on us. You order at the counter and pick up your food there. Hope they don't expect a tip... More 

1 Thank Gerald B
Hot Springs Village, Arkansas
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110 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

I had the southwestern Cobb. It was just so fresh and the portions of each vegetable was correct. Avocado etc. was just wonderful. My friend has chicken salad on a croissant and fruit . Perfect as usual.

Thank Violetaster
Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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96 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

I picked up several things to go from here, including the Brussels sprouts since I was craving some. Those were my favorite thing from there. The tricolor potato salad was good, and we also tried a quinoa rice blend. I sampled the mint lemonade. It was good but a bit too sweet for me, though I could tell if was... More 

1 Thank Nicki S
st paul, United States
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016

I have been there several times while traveling on business. I keep going back there as the food is fresh, innovative, affordable and delicious. The establishment is set up more like a cafeteria style but relaxed and modern. The homemade cakes, torts and pies are to die for. You will not be disappointed.

Thank Kristina S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1217 Malvern Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901-6346
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Hot Springs
  • Phone Number: 501-318-1094

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