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“Sickening”
Review of Ole Sawmill Cafe

Ole Sawmill Cafe
Ranked #4 of 37 Restaurants in Forrest City
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children
Description: Ole Sawmill Cafe knows how to cook southern fried chicken. Southern fried chicken at Ole Sawmill Cafe is double-dipped, marinated, and deep-fried. We strive to make the best Southern fried chicken in Arkansas! For us, Southern fried chicken is not just an item on our menu, Southern fried chicken is our specialty! If you want to taste the best Southern fried chicken in these parts, come on by Ole Sawmill Cafe. We will serve you the best Southern fried chicken you have ever eaten. We cook our Southern fried chicken using a very special recipe to ensure that it tastes the same every day. Breasts, thighs, legs, and wings cook at different rates and are different sizes, so we keep this in mind when we cook our Southern fried chicken. Did we mention our first-class customer service? Stop by today and experience the taste that you can only find at Ole Sawmill Cafe.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Sickening”
Reviewed May 27, 2013

We stopped just to get off the road and eat something solid. We should have listened to the voice in our heads telling us to leave. The whole place looks like it hasn't been cleaned in years. The holding pots had water and scum build up, like they hadn't even changed the water in months. Waitress was rude and non apologetic when the soup was cold or when we asked for a clean water glass without food floating in it. We both feel sick now and will probably need to pull over to throw up soon. Never again.

  • Visited June 2012
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Baldwinsville, New York
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Not impressed”
Reviewed May 19, 2013 via mobile

It was the first time I had catfish and that was good. The vegetables all looked mushy and unappetizing. We all had the buffet and the only thing we all liked was the catfish and chicken. The floor and menu were sticky and nasty looking. The waitress was nice but I would not recommend this place.

  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank Ladycjo
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Ardrossan, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Cheap n Cheerful”
Reviewed April 2, 2013 via mobile

Stopped here for a quick bite to eat. Place clean, basic and quaint. We both ordered burgers which were very tasty. Valenta was our waitress who made us feel very welcome. Would call again.

  • Visited April 2013
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1 Thank Craig_260176
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Clarksville, Indiana
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Good food, friendly people”
Reviewed March 25, 2013

Stopped here on a one night stay during a road trip. Good buffet food, hot and good selection. Not a fancy place but that usually signifies good food is the emphasis. Good choices for everyone or you can order off the menu. Lots of locals eating there which is also a good sign.

  • Visited March 2013
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2 Thank Redsfan_7
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Brinkley, Arkansas
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A little pricey but great food!!!”
Reviewed March 15, 2013

They have a great buffet with a lot of choices on it. They always have fried chicken and then a couple of other main dishes with lots of vegetable choices and salad bar. They also have a menu that you can order off of if you would rather not eat off of the buffet!!!

Visited January 2013
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2 Thank Monty T
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