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The Pancake Shop

216 Central Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901-3526
+1 501-624-5720
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good24%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“ham” (83 reviews)
“french toast” (40 reviews)
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Diner, American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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216 Central Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901-3526
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11 - 20 of 1,049 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is all about the pancakes. This restaurant is expertly making and serving them. Not too fancy just good huge pancakes. A tip, cut a hole in the middle and pour the syrup in there or else it will run right off the plate and...More

Thank Corina F
Keeley D, Manager at The Pancake Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Corina F: Thank you for your nice review on Trip Advisor. The Pancake Shop does work very hard to perfect its namesake. The trick of cutting a hole in the middle does work for our plate-sized pancakes. We hope to see you again very...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Pancake House is located in old town Hot Springs and is great. There is often a wait but they offer coffee while you wait. It is small, friendly and offers a good breakfast menu. Our group had pancakes, French toast, eggs, bacon and sausage...More

Thank p5hobbs
Keeley D, Manager at The Pancake Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear p5hobbs: The Pancake Shop is delighted you selected us for breakfast. It sounds as if your group had a wonderful breakfast, which is our goal for all customers. We look forward to serving you again very soon. Best regards, Janet

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service here is fast and friendly. There is usually a wait, but the host/hostesses work hard to get you a seat as fast as possible. The food is wonderful. I highly recommend the ham. I eat here every meal I can when I visit...More

Thank malloryewright1
Keeley D, Manager at The Pancake Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear malloryewright1: Thank you so much for your business and kind review. I agree that our food is wonderful. The ham is cured and available at The Savory Pantry (the store next door) for your enjoyment at home. We invite you to come again very...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was good, but not noteworthy and the place is historical, but honestly no more so than many, many, many other small town diners. If you can get in relatively quickly, its a good pick, but don't bother if it is a long wait.More

Thank M D
Keeley D, Manager at The Pancake Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear M D: We invite you to come back and allow us to impress you. Our little diner has been in business for 77 years. We strive to offer an excellent freshly prepared breakfast with stellar customer service. We hope to see you again soon....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Adorable, quaint pancake shop. The best French toast ever. Tip: squeeze lemon juice over them. Really enhances the flavor.

Thank 757pattyl
Keeley D, Manager at The Pancake Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear 757patty: Thank you for the tip of the lemon juice. YUM!!! I agree with your description of adorable and quaint. Thank you for coming, and we hope to see you again very soon. You are always welcome. Best regards, Janet

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was very good but nothing outstanding! Server was not friendly and once food was delivered we did not see her again.More

Thank mrsaandw
Keeley D, Manager at The Pancake Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear mrsaandw: I apologize that your visit to The Pancake Shop was not up to your expectations. I am glad to hear that your food was very good. Please come again and allow us to give you excellent service. I will guarantee that you will....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had to wait about 20-30 minutes on Saturday morning, but the food was worth it. Large (large) servings. The locally made sausage was very good. I had the buttermilk pancakes, my companion had the banana pancakes, which is a house specialty. All the servers...More

Thank Dianne V
Keeley D, Manager at The Pancake Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Dianne V: Thank you for your lovely review of The Pancake Shop. The farm to table sausage, pancakes, and banana pancakes are a crowd pleaser. It is always our goal to provide excellent service with outstanding, freshly prepared product. You are invited to come...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There's a reason The Pancake Shop is so well known! The service was fast and friendly. It's a small space with a lot of customers squeezed in, so it's a little crowded, but we didn't find it to be a problem. Even though it was...More

Thank Kirk F
Keeley D, Manager at The Pancake Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Kirk F: Thank you for your great review of The Pancake Shop. Diners are possibly a bit crowded, but that is part of the charm. I agree that our portions are very ample. I invite our guests to take home their leftovers for a...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been here forever. Still in the priginal family, so they know how to make Amazing pancakes. Just go.

Thank Cia1964
Keeley D, Manager at The Pancake Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Cia1964: "Come" back often. Thank you for your review. This little diner has been around since 1940, which is 77 years. We do prepare amazing pancakes, as well as, eggs and meats. Please come back often. We loved serving you. Best regards, Janet

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had the blueberry pancakes and orange juice. The juice tasted as if it was freshly squeezed and the pancakes had many fresh blueberries. My husband loved his omelette. Also, the service was great!

Thank Donna U
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 15
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
06:00 - 12:45
Monday
06:00 - 12:45
Tuesday
06:00 - 12:45
Wednesday
06:00 - 12:45
Thursday
06:00 - 12:45
Friday
06:00 - 12:45
Saturday
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
  • E-mail
Description
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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