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Best Steak and Seafood

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Best Steak and Seafood

Hello,

Visiting in April for first time to the Arkansas Derby. There will be 3of us and I am wanting to take my mother for a nice steak and lobster tail? I was reading about Chef Pauls, Belle Arti and Coys? Please help, got the bbq place down. ha Will it be hard to get into places derby w/e? I bet it is packed isn't it?

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1. Re: Best Steak and Seafood

Of the three restaurants you name I've not eaten at Chef Paul's but have heard good things from those who have. We've dined at Belle Arti twice, the first time I thought it was excellent, the second not so hot. Coy's is an institution in Hot Springs. Their steaks are first class. Here's Coy's web site.

http://www.coyssteakhouse.com/

As for crowds on Derby Day, yes places will be packed.

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I agree with CPA on Coy's judging from your heading "best steak and seafood". Coy's is noted for their steaks and they offer a steak and tail specialty. I am a fan of Belle Arti but would only go there if you are looking for atmosphere (in a historic building) and for really good pasta or Italian dishes. I have not been to Coy's in a few years but if we were going there after the races, we would make it a point to eat light for lunch, skip the last race and head to Coy's for a very early dinner to beat the crowds. I am not sure of their current reservation policy. I have not been to Chef Pauls but have also heard good things. Let us know how you like it if you go. Another great place if you are there for a lunchtime meal is Cafe 1217. It is an awesome gourmet type deli with big beautiful salads, and homemade soups and desserts. Get there early also even on a non-racing day.

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We just got home from HS yesterday 3-16-07 and by personal experience I can tell you that Cajun Boilers is the absolute place to eat. The food and service there were GREAT. They serve any kind of Steak and Seafood you want, also alligator. You should go around 4 o'clock or have your motel make a reservation. I promise you wont regret...........We went 2 times during our stay.

L. Essary ; Dyersburg Tennessee

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4. Re: Best Steak and Seafood

I see that Cajun Boilers has been recommended. I've eaten there a few times and it's OK but nothing special. It is a much more casual type place than the three restaurants you initially asked about.

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5. Re: Best Steak and Seafood

I think the best steak in Hot Springs is at The Porterhouse, next door to Belle Arti and owned by the same people, the Garganos. I haven't been to Coy's for about a year, and it will be much longer before I return. Now that it's no longer owned by the family, I feel it has gone downhill a great deal.

Be certain to have a corned beef sandwich at the track. Oaklawn serves the best corned beef in the country, I think. My New Jersey son-in-law agrees.

For pizza, Sam's can't be beat. Fresh toppings. The owner, Fran, cuts them herself. It's a simple neighborhood bar and cafe, but good pizza.

Enjoy your stay!

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6. Re: Best Steak and Seafood

Newarkansawyer is right on about the Porterhouse. It is on everyone's top list for steaks in HS.

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