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Purple Cow

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American, Diner
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1490 Higdon Ferry Rd, Hot Springs, AR 71913-6419
+1 501-625-7999
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Sarepta, Louisiana
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place never gets old! We stop everyone we come, and love the milkshakes! They have good hamburgers too!

Thank jopage23
United States
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in on a recommendation and I have to say, it was pretty good. Burgers were good, ice creme was better!! Nice restaurant to sit in and enjoy a quick bite.

Thank carloscD1282WE
Little Rock, Arkansas
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love love loved it!! The milk shakes were awesome! And the phill sandwiches were great. This place loves up to its hype y'all. Neat diner feel. It's a local chain with only 3 locations

Thank shaun h
Polcenigo, Italy
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56 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

The Purple Cow is merely ok. The restaurant is cute and staff are very nice. Menu is fine with some more healthy options available if you like. The food itself was average. My burger was over cooked and dry. The dessert menu looked great and people around us seemed to really enjoy their purple vanilla ice cream and shakes. The... More 

Thank theoldmother
Houston, Texas
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111 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

We stopped here for lunch while visiting Hot Springs NP. The service was slow, but the food was good. I expect that the slow service was just our particular server, I saw other people getting moving along quicker than us. We ordered 3 kids meals and 2 adult meals. The kids got fruit cups with their meals that were excellent... More 

Thank randolphclan
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

They have a wide variety of American food and there milkshakes and malts were delicious. It is a 50's style dinner and is something fun and a new experience, I have never been to anything like this! If you love the color purple this is your place.

Thank Bev C
San Antonio, Texas
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25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

We have wanted to eat here every time we come to Hot Springs....this time we finally took the time to visit. Service was extremely slow and the restaurant was not busy at all. Once we received our food it was all hot and had excellent flavor. The milkshakes are heaven. I would give this place another shot.

Thank Cindy C
Clinton, Mississippi
1 review
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

If you go here, you have to get a milkshake. They are wonderful. I got a purple vanilla shake(which taste the same as vanilla) and asked for Oreos. One of the best shakes ever. The burgers were alright.

Thank natewallace10
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch, after visiting Hot Springs. BLT was tasty, and a welcome change from hamburgers. Had to have a purple cow vanilla milkshake, it's purple and vanilla and very good. Great place for families with young kids, lots of choices.

Thank David A
Carterville, Illinois
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

We always look for local places to eat while traveling. We found this place and thought it would be a great place for a quick lunch. There was a wait but it was prime lunch hours so it was no big deal. The staff was pleasant and welcoming. The food was average and a little overpriced for what it was.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 10
American, Diner
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1490 Higdon Ferry Rd, Hot Springs, AR 71913-6419
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Hot Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 501-625-7999

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