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5198 E Highway 82, Lake Village, AR 71653-6083
+1 870-265-9992
11:00 - 14:00
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Sun 11:00 - 14:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 21:30
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158 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Food is great with lots of variety from steak to seafood to Mexican to Italian. It's all good and a good salad bar

1 Thank 335nedm
Eureka Springs, Arkansas
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

We happened on to the Cow Pen on our way through the area and were pleasantly surprised! Ribeye steak was tasty if a bit overdone, husband's seafood platter was delicious. The yeast rolls reminded me of childhood and the salad bar was excellent!

1 Thank Loretta C
Hernando, Mississippi
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 June 2016

The music was great. Best bean dip, cheese, salsa, & chips ever. The steak was delicious. Great place for group, family, or date night

1 Thank Jeanne M
Hot Springs, Arkansas
2 reviews
Reviewed 22 June 2016

Pork chop was over an inch thick and sauteed in a rich sauce. I had it served with chunked sweet potatoes in a great sauce. Great meal.

Thank richardlY9104RF
Magnolia, Arkansas
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

On the bank of the Mississippi River, it's a short drive from Lake Village or Greenville, Mississippi. Nice atmosphere. Live easy-listening guitar player/vocalist. Salad bar was decent. Sirloin steak was overdone, tough, & dry. Rolls are awesome.

Thank Tena S
Gray, Louisiana
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281 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2016

Had to wait for ever to be seated as hostess was not doing her job or at her station. Salad bad was small and green where not fresh. Steak was ok, but nothing special. Price was high for what you got. I think it will be my last trip eating here.

Thank MichaelFussell
Little Rock, Arkansas
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2016

I recently drove through Southeast AR on the way to a beach vacation in FL. Our route took us near the Cowpen Restaurant at the foot of the AR –MS bridge outside Greenville, MS. Years ago I had a sales territory that included that area and remember several good meals that I had enjoyed at the Cowpen. Consequently, we decided... More 

Thank Jim H
Lake Providence, Louisiana
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125 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Service is great. Food is great. If you don't want steak or mexican, I recommend there Beef Tips and Rice. The meals are served very quick, and the food is hot. They have deserts too. I have been eating here for years, and never has a bad meal, always geeat.

Thank eddiec937
Las Vegas
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94 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2015 via mobile

I have eaten here twice. The food is good and the prices are reasonable. They have a varity to choose from. My only complaint is that I feel the wait staff don't seem to be very happy to be doing this job. It can affect how I feel about the food served in a restaurant if the wait staff seem... More 

1 Thank Godsblessing115
Hot Springs, AR
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2015

Has been several years since eating there. Still delicious. I had the 8 ounce sirloin. It was served right off the grill, hot, like it should be. Great taste although not quite as tender as I hoped it to be. Great salad bar with a good selection. Great service.

3 Thank Paul C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Italian, Mexican, Steakhouse, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5198 E Highway 82, Lake Village, AR 71653-6083
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Lake Village
  • Phone Number: +1 870-265-9992

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?