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Ole Sawmill Cafe

) #4 of 28 Restaurants in Forrest City ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American
2299 N Washington St, Forrest City, AR 72335-1830
+1 870-630-2299
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good37%
  • Average19%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“fried chicken” (31 reviews)
“salad” (15 reviews)
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06:00 - 22:00All hours
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2299 N Washington St, Forrest City, AR 72335-1830
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Reviews (210)
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Reviewed yesterday

It's a down home type place, you walk through the old fashion gift shop then the restaurant. We ate the buffet which had a nice selection of different meats. The price made having it over e menu a no brained as the sandwichs do not...More

Thank Pacdive
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Waitress on duty the morning of 7-16 was the RUDEST. We stopped for breakfast while passing by on 1-40. My son asked for chocolate milk and she snapped we don't have milk. Ok so we all ordered water. When she brought those she said help...More

Thank Jaime P
Tom S, Owner at Ole Sawmill Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We are sorry Jaime for your recent experience I assure you that we take customer very serious at Ole Sawmill Cafe. Although this is no excuse it is true were not at our best that morning due to staffing issues. Your concerns about inappropriate language...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I totally do not get the bad reviews. I realize it has to do with time of day, etc., but my experience was great. We arrived in Forrest City needing something for dinner, but not a huge meal. I ordered the chef salad. It was...More

Thank corollagirl
Reviewed 1 week ago

A prefatory word: I rate restaurants not in terms of decor or high-concept flash, but rather in terms of how well they accomplish what they set out to do. By that criterion, the Ole Sawmill is terrific. Madame and I checked in for lunch on...More

Thank Itinerant_scholar
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tired and hungry, we stopped for a quick meal before heading to Little Rock. We are not buffet eaters, so too bad for us! We ordered off the menu, and were served food that was almost gross. The waitress was overwhelmed, but tried to serve...More

Thank ladybugtx76
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stumbled upon this place by stopping to refuel while passing through AR. They had a buffet going for about $10. They just happened to have fried catfish and chicken lots of vegetables and a soup and salad bar. Down home cooking and plenty of...More

1  Thank Dogpilot
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The fried chicken was very good. The vegetables are from a can, but are seasoned fairly well. The staff is friendly. The salad bar looked very fresh and the desserts were a sweet treat.

Thank DCHHopkins_SC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came in with a huge group of 21 people. All of the food was hot and tasty! So thankful for this place! Would recommend 10/10

Thank Cienna T
Tom S, Owner at Ole Sawmill Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

It was a pleasure to sure y'all. Your group is awesome! The Team at Ole Sawmill.

Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

Breakfast buffet was mediocre at best. Most of the contents in the buffet were cold. Will not drive out of my way too come back here. Friendly folks tho!More

Thank Lloyd M
Tom S, Owner at Ole Sawmill Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2017

Although we're happy to hear you thought we were friendly, our priority is always to make sure we're providing great food, especially our buffet, as that is one of our main attractions. I can assure you that our food is made fresh every morning and...More

Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

If you like an all you can eat buffet, this is the place for you! Comfort foods to fill the emptiest belly at the best price. They also serve from a menu but the best deal is the buffet. It lacks the charm of Cracker...More

Thank revkah
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Questions & Answers
Patricia S
14 September 2015|
Response from Tom S | Property representative |
We have our breakfast buffet up from 6am until about 10:30. We would love to take care of your group. Please let us know if you are going to stop in since right now we only have 1 server on for breakfast. Thanks
Patricia S
14 September 2015|
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Response from Tom S | Property representative |
I am not sure I understand the question "States all inclusive but then list free breakfast. We feature a breakfast buffet and also have a full breakfast menu. I this doesn't answer your question feel free to contact me... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2299 N Washington St, Forrest City, AR 72335-1830
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Forrest City
  • Phone Number: +1 870-630-2299
  • E-mail
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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