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Cafe 1217

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1217 Malvern Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901-6346
+1 501-318-1094
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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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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324 reviews
241 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I visit Hot Springs about twice a year, and each time I go, I hit the Cafe 1217 for lunch at least once (if not more)!! The food is THAT good! It's an interesting place with a large counter in the front at which one orders. Their menu changes monthly and in accordance with the season and what fresh produce... More 

Thank Massdane
Bloomington, Minnesota
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We just had lunch here for the first time. Visited on a friend's recommendation. Very good and a nice variety of dishes from which to choose. Will be back.

Thank Anthony M
Toronto, Canada
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69 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I came here with my wife and two kids. My wife got an entree salad which was delicious! I got the chicken pot pie which was pretty good except some of the romaine lettuce on the side was a little wilted (but still tasted delicious, surprisingly). The dressing that came with the side salad was also crisp and refreshing. My... More 

Thank TorontoCanadaEh
Bartlett, Illinois
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything was so unique in flavor. We ate dinner here and returned for lunch the next day. It was that good! The four vegetables option was more than enough food.

Thank Michael J
Hot Springs, Arkansas
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friend stopped by on her way to Little Rock. Came to this place for lunch. It was easy to make a selection since they were displayed; you can see actual size of portion per serving. Food was great.

Thank MurthyMadness
Lufkin, Texas
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133 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

While visiting Hot Springs we "lucked" out and found this great restaurant with delicious food. You can dine in or take it home.Everything is freshly made and so yummy. We wanted to go back while we were there, but the line was so long and we decided to go elsewhere.

Thank Ogletreez
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

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 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016

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 September 23, 2016 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

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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
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings
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: +1 501-318-1094

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