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The Pancake Shop

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Diner, American, Cafe
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Brunch
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Wonderful food, good quick service and nice atmosphere! Great breakfast stop! Will return when we are in the area!

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I spent two days relaxing in Hot Springs and we ate at this place both mornings. The service was prompt even though they get pretty busy. The waitress was knowledgeable about the menu making great recommendations. I had the pancake ( only...order one as they are the size of a dinner plate!) very tasty served with butter and warm syrup. I ordered bacon as a side cooked crisp just the way I like. My husband had a spinach omelette that was cooked perfectly and paired with a mountain of buttered toast. Will definitely be back if we visit the area again.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here twice during our weekend visit to Hot Springs. First time, went around noon and waited around 45 minutes and the second time we went at 8 am and waited about 10. It’s a small shop with the friendliest staff. Jennifer served us both...times and we were amazed every time we saw her juggle about 10 plates to and from the tables, and her service was impeccable! We ordered (the most perfectly cooked) eggs, HOMEMADE sausage, pancakes, French toast and ham. Everything was great. Do yourself a favor and pay The Pancake Shop a visit.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rosalyn was a fantastic server! We’d love her! We will definitely come again! Better than momma used to make!

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a must breakfast stop if ever visiting. Its downtown in a beautiful area and the food is to die for! Ask for Rosalyn when you go there she is a absolute doll!

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our hungry family of 7 had breakfast today at The Pancake Shoppe. Every single one of us were absolutely delighted with our pancakes, sausage, bacon and omelet. The story of our menu items was explained and we were not disappointed. Special thank you to Janey...- your recommendations and advice were right on point!!!! And! We had such fun with you, Sydney and the other ladies. Hopefully we will be able to visit one more time before our trip ends.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was great to find an independently owned cafe downtown. Great place for breakfast, Friendly and quick staff.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I really don't understand what all the fuss is about. The food wasn't anything special- very limited and plain menu; no hash browns or biscuits and grave, only 4 varieties of pancakes. Nothing we ordered had any flavor at all (eggs over easy, sausage, bacon,...regular and chocolate chip pancakes). Honestly, IHOP would have been a step up and I don't like IHOP. Service was horrible- Jayne was one of the worst waitresses we've ever had. Not only was she unfriendly, she said the exact same thing to every table. It was like she had a set script she followed and she didn't want anyone to talk to her at all. Someone else brought us 8 ounce water glasses before Jayne came to take our order. Once they were empty, they were not refilled. Maybe there are water rations in place or maybe Jayne just didn't want to deal with us; she came by our table twice, once to take our order and to bring our food. Needless to say, we will not be giving the Pancake Shop another chance. There have to be better breakfast places in Hot Springs.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful meal! Our server was Jennifer and she was very friendly, as were the other staff members. We shared pancakes, eggs, bacon and sausage. Blueberry pancakes were excellent as were the eggs and local sausage. Bacon was just average, would probably get...more sausage next time instead! We got there around 10am on a Tuesday and it wasn’t busy at all. Will be back!More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 1 August 2021 via mobile

Get there at 6:40 to be in line! Yes in line - but they are that good! Wonderful place that’s absolutely delightful- fast service. Excellent food.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Response from 189laurec | Reviewed this property |
They have traditional eggs & bacon/sausage breakfast options.
Ramona J
19 February 2018|
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Response from 768anthonyz | Reviewed this property |
yes if it's crowded you'll wait til they get tables set up.
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Yes, The Pancake Shop is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

The Pancake Shop is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4