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The Pancake Shop

216 Central Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901-3526
+1 501-624-5720
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good24%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Diner, American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
216 Central Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901-3526
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We stopped in for breakfast about 10 minutes before closing but were warmly greeted and never rushed. Eggs were cooked perfectly and the toast and grits were hot and tasty. I’m a big patty sausage guy for breakfast and I’m giving The Pancake House 5...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank epicurian46
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed this place. They had great sausage patties...they were huge, kind of lean and very tasty.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Ken B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The atmosphere and service was very good. The bacon was reheated and dreadful and the pan cakes were poorMore

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank max4321
Keeley D, Owner at The Pancake Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Max 4321: I am very disappointed with your negative experience at The Pancake Shop. I personally try to address each customer about their satisfaction. Please try me again. I will guarantee your meal to be to the level of which we always strive. Thank...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It has been written in so many reviews already. I can only repeat it. This place has great food, great service and is in a nice location. No wonder it is packed fast, we were lucky to be there early enough to get a spot...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ulis2013
Keeley D, Owner at The Pancake Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the glowing review of The Pancake Shop. We always appreciate our customers enjoying our efforts. Please come back again often. Best regards, Janet

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are in the Hot Springs area, don't miss breakfast at The Pancake Shop. The menu and hours are limited but the attention to every detail make it worth the effort to get there for breakfast. The customer service and cleanliness of the restaurant...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Alicia C
Keeley D, Owner at The Pancake Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Alicia C: Thank you for the great review of your experience at The Pancake Shop. We take care to try and provide quality product with excellent customer service. Thank you agin and hope to see you soon. Best regards, Janet

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Small busy hard to get a table but every bit worth the wait. Food was amazing. GM was so friendly and had it going on. Highly recommended the sausage which you can buy next store in the little shop. Bought some to being home.More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 444sherrier
Keeley D, Owner at The Pancake Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear 444sherrier: Thank you very much for the glowing review you gave The Pancake Shop. We are delighted you had a positive experience and wrote to tell us. Our doors are opened at 6:00 AM every day. Come back soon. Thanks again. Happy New Year,...More

Reviewed 9 December 2018

I don’t know that I can add anything that has not already been said but The Pancake Shop is a wonderful place to get breakfast on Central Ave in the heart of the Hot Springs National Park area. Wanting to try several things, I placed...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Steve1362
Keeley D, Owner at The Pancake Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Steve 1362: Thanks for making The Pancake Shop part of your travels to the Hot Springs area. It was our pleasure to serve you. Please come back soon. There are more things to try on our menu. Thank you again. Regards, Janet

Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

We went in on a cold Saturday morning for breakfast. The blueberry pancakes were delicious. The bacon was crispy and the coffee was hot. The waitress filled our cup many times. Make sure you try the apple butter. It is a sweet treat for your...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank daddysgirl050505
Keeley D, Owner at The Pancake Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear daddysgirl050505: The Pancake Shop was delighted to serve you, and appreciates the wonderful review. We hope you plan to come back soon. We are open seven days a week. Thanks again. Best regards, Janet

Reviewed 28 November 2018

This is such a quaint gem in Hot Springs! The restaurant has the feel of a real 30's/40's diner (not the kitschy 50's kind of place that typical diners try to emulate). It was pretty and the cute little counter is maybe the best part....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank kmackey128
Reviewed 23 November 2018 via mobile

Janet is the Queen Bee greeter at the front door She is so efficient - would like to see her in the federal government. This is a no-nonsense diner - have your order ready - eat - then leave! :) Greasy Spoon Heaven - Don’t...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Steve B
Keeley D, Owner at The Pancake Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2018

Dear Steve B: I wish to thank you for the grand review you gave The Pancake Shop and yours truly. We have a group of hard working individuals that insures the efficient, quick service. Please come again soon. You are welcome anytime. Best regards, Janet

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25 May 2018|
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Response from BPuckett2013 | Reviewed this property |
Check online and hopefully they are keeping it up to date. My daughter needs to be GF but is able to eat buckwheat. Maybe with celiac disease this is not the case.
Ramona J
19 February 2018|
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Response from Anthony Z | Reviewed this property |
yes if it's crowded you'll wait til they get tables set up.
Robert M
10 August 2015|
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Response from Fred S | Reviewed this property |
I would contact the owner , in person , and let him know what is going on behind his back . If she's sending folks to a competitor , she needs to be gone ASAP . I will continue to have breakfast at the Pancake Shop whenever... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
06:00 - 12:45
06:00 - 12:45
06:00 - 12:45
06:00 - 12:45
06:00 - 12:45
06:00 - 12:45
06:00 - 12:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 216 Central Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901-3526
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Hot Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 501-624-5720
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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.
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