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Cafe 42

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1200 President Clinton Ave, Little Rock, AR 72201-1749
+1 501-537-0042
11:00 - 14:00
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Mountain Home, Arkansas
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139 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited the library and stopped over for lunch here. We all enjoyed our food, which was good, because we didn't know what to expect. The crab cakes were pretty good. The restaurant is light and airy and a good place to chat with friends.

Thank Lynn M
Seattle, Washington
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50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A yummy lunch. Good value for the money, Be aware that the portions are huge. Sat outside on a lovely spring day. Service was attentive

Thank Didi33133
Chicago, Illinois
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152 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice spot for lunch. Good food at a reasonable price. Highly recommend the President Club Sandwich and the peach cheesecake. View of the bridge is nice. We ate indoors because it was quite hot out but the outdoor patio did look inviting.

Thank windycitytraveler13
Little Rock, Arkansas
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4 reviews
Reviewed 7 April 2017

If you want to have fabulous food with a great view and relaxing environment then this is the place to be!

Thank kayp607
Palm Bay, Florida
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

After two enjoyable hours in the Clinton presidential library, my dad and I were famished. We were excited to try out the restaurant below the library's ground floor and it surpassed our already high expectations. It was affordable and elegant. Our lunch was finely crafted and scrumptious. The staff were excellent even when busy and to the last minutes of... More 

Thank 9indianmangoes
Houston, Texas
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145 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

The minute I entered in the room, it gave me a very nice feeling. The ambience was great. The set up looked upscale and elegant but the price was very affordable. They had 3 kinds of soup that day and I ordered two of them ... the corn chowder and the bisque. Both were really, really delicious. Service was quick.... More 

Thank Venust
Norwalk, Iowa
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95 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

This café is in the presidential museum and we were pleasantly surprised by how good the food was and the prices were affordable. I did feel somewhat under dressed as this was not our original plan for lunch but very glad we went. I had one of the best burgers I have ever had. However, I am not sure the... More 

Thank KC_Chief_32
Sand Springs, Oklahoma
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is our go-to spot for lunch on our drive from Oklahoma to Tennessee. The Presidential Club is a favorite of mine, but everything we've tried has been well prepared(My wife has had the Grilled Vegetable Panini both times we've been here.) There are a selection of lighter choices on the menu for those who like to eat well, but... More 

Thank dkbeckwith
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

The reviews were right! We dined for lunch and were pleasantly surprised by how delicious our meals were. The coffee was excellent and we both ordered sandwiches-the turkey reuben wrap was superb. The price point is very reasonable. Clearly a spot for students, locals and political associates to dine. A great, great experience.

Thank MidwestGal212
Hot Springs, United States
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98 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

Ate here while visiting the Presidential museum and was pleasantly surprised. Prices were affordable $30 for two lunches/sodas and dessert to take home. Our waiter, James, was spot on with his recommendations and we enjoyed pulled pork grilled cheese and the presidential club. Service was excellent, the view is wonderful and it was nice to eat at a restaurant with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1200 President Clinton Ave, Little Rock, AR 72201-1749
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Little Rock
  • Phone Number: +1 501-537-0042

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