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“excellent pancakes”
Review of The Pancake Shop

The Pancake Shop
Ranked #4 of 273 Restaurants in Hot Springs
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: American, Diner
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast
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.
Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“excellent pancakes”
Reviewed September 13, 2010

This would have been a 4 or 5 rating except that after being seated it took the waitress over 15 min to come to our table. We were about to get up and leave but I'm glad we stayed - once we ordered our drinks arrived quickly and the food came out soon after. We both got the buckwheat pancakes, plain and blueberry. The blueberry were great, especially if you don't like a lot of syrup since the blueberries add some natural sweetness. Oh and the pancakes are huge - bigger than the plate. Two was more than enough. Our waitress forgot us again and it took a while to get a coffee refill, but other than the spotty service the food was great and worth a visit.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“As a former chef, the food was unedible, just pain awful !!!”
Reviewed August 6, 2010

Coffee was the cheapest they could find and tasted like gasoline and bitter. Bacon was like a thin strip of greasy paper that was left soaking in it's own grease. Pancakes were disgusting. I took one bite and spit it out. No wonder the place was empty. What a waste. I would love to get my chef hands on this place and do a decent breakfast. I eat at a lot of restaurants, but this one sticks out in my head. Food from hell, I kid you not !!!

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4 Thank chefTexas
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Fort Worth, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Let Down- Too much hype, Regular Breakfast”
Reviewed August 2, 2010

We saw on-line all the statements about this place! We were staying across the street, so we decided to fight the croud, so to speak, and go there. Very long wait, food was adequate. Basically like a "Waffle House' type menu, with a few exceptions. We had the regular bacon, eggs & toast. The waited about an hour to get it. Hard to get coffee refills, hardly any wait staff, on weekend. When we got breakfast, sent out on "salad' plate, if that tells you the porptions, the bacon was so think you could actually see thru it. The coffe was good, when we got it and the orange juice was good. It stated "fresh squeezed, but not & the oj very $$. Will try another breakfast next time!

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3 Thank crispytommy
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Waterloo, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Good Breakfast on Central Ave”
Reviewed July 26, 2010

We had breakfast on Sunday AM and enjoyed our meals. The food was good, the servers attentive and friendly. The only down side is you need to get their early on Sunday because of the line. We weren't in that big of a hurry, so it didn't bother us, but our predicted 20 minute wait was closer to 40. We enjoyed and will go back (just earlier in the morning)

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1 Thank Huh1965
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Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
“Very busy and very crowded, but decent place to eat”
Reviewed June 21, 2010

Good place, good food. Just a little on the expensive side, but since it's the only restaurant that not too scary in the area, it has a good lock on business. They don't take credit cards, so be aware of that.

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1 Thank texaswinesnob
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