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“Good for Pancakes not for French toast” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Pancake Shop

The Pancake Shop
Ranked #5 of 269 Restaurants in Hot Springs
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: American, Cafe
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Highchairs Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: 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.
Ridgeland, Mississippi
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262 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
“Good for Pancakes not for French toast”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2012

It has the charm of small town diner, but does not deliver in food quality, price, or service. We ordered the French toast, ham steak, and buckwheat banana pancakes. The French toast was paper thin and the edges were hard. The ham steak was a nice thick cut but very salty and fatty. The buckwheat banana pancakes were very good. The pancakes hung off the side of the plate. My tip would be to eat the center of the pancakes first so that the syrup does not run all over the table. Service was ok. There is another pancake and waffle place across and up the street that just won a Southern Living Award. Next time, I would skip this pancake house and eat over there. FYI: They serve coke products from a can and take cash only.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Olive Branch, MS
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2012

We eat breakfast here whenever we are in town. Love the small town atmosphere and wonderful home cooked food! So good!! You have to try it! The ONLY downfall is the wait but you can't really say it is a downfall as you can put your name on the list and go into a few of the shops while you wait. Definitely worth the wait!

Visited May 2011
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“2nd time's the charm”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2012

First visit was on a Sunday--bad idea and not worth the 90 min. wait. The next day's visit was a totally different experience; no wait and our order arrived promptly. Pancakes, ham, bacon, all delicious. My over-easy eggs were too runny with uncooked egg whites. If I ever return to Hot Springs, I'll be back.

Visited February 2012
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“A Gem of a Place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2012

Wow, what a find--10 years ago. We LOVE eating here and make it a point to eat at least 1x when in Hot Springs. The pancakes are BIG and I mean BIG. The fill the whole plate, so PLEASE, eat from the middle part 1st. Slice a little hole to add syrup, or otherwise, the maple syrup will go in lap. (ha ha--speaking from experience).
I love the blueberry and the pecan pancakes---a need to try! The homemade sausage is like I remember as a kid.
They are open early and close by at least 11, so go down and enjoy a REAL breakfast.
We have even drove to Hot Springs --for pancakes--yes we drove 2 hrs to eat here--does that tell ya'll something?

  • Visited October 2011
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Charleston, South Carolina
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“So - So”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2011

We were referred here as it was to have the best breakfast in town. It was mediocre. I always hate it when places who serve coffee don't serve real creamer - or have more options other than white sugar and splenda. I ordered the peach pancakes thinking the peaches would be cooked into the waffles - no, instead I was served a waffle with a little bowl of 3 peaches from a can. The turkey sausage however was quite good.

Visited December 2011
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