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Mean Bean Cafe

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2501 Dave Ward Dr Ste A4, Conway, AR 72034-6089
+1 501-336-9957
10:30 - 15:00
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Fri 10:30 - 20:00
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3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We're moving to the area and one of our first things to find will be local favorites for lunch and/or dinner. This cafe offered a variety of fresh and tasty menu items along with homemade pies we'll be returning to try soon.

Thank Jennie D
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great little jewel in Conway that is tucked away in Nutters Chapel shopping center off Dave Ward Drive. My husband and I love to eat here for lunch frequently, but be sure to get there before 11:30 for a seat... they fill up fast! Today I tried the chef salad and my husband had the nachos. My... More 

Thank Claudia W
Conway, AR, United States
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

The menu choices are varied and all that I have tried are very good. For desert be sure to try their strawberry yogurt pie!

Thank Ernest H
Little Rock, Arkansas
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

My only complaint is that sometimes you have to wait for a table and it's pretty cramped in there. I normally come here for lunch with my friends. I always get the tuna melt, which I love! They have good salads, sandwiches, soups and some entrees. And AMAZING desserts!!! It's worth the wait. As I said before, it's crowded so... More 

Thank Lisa F
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57 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 17 March 2016 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch on my father-in-law's suggestion and was impressed. The burger was flavorful and the corned beef reuben my wife had was also great. They also have a good selection of salads and sides. They are only open for lunch on weekdays so plan accordingly.

Thank Sinned62
Berryville, Arkansas
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403 reviews
281 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2015 via mobile

We were there on Friday night about 5:30 pm and sat right down. The place seats about 30 do it may get busy around noon. The food is really god and fresh. We had citrus chicken salad and the California sandwich. Both were very tasty and fresh. The waffle fries have a spice in them that really made them delicious.... More 

Thank Dr Doug H
Conway, Arkansas
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73 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2015

Five friends ate here! The food was good and we had great service and great fun! The cheese dip was very good. I had the Reuben was very good! I took half home! It came with lots of chps and some pickles!

Thank artswim1
Little Rock, Arkansas
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72 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 17 January 2015

I love Mean Bean. The food is wonderful - always is - AND they have some of the best desserts in town. Everything is made to order. I have enjoyed the nachos, the soups, chicken salad just to mention a few. AND I love their cheese dip. It's different. Has a kick of some kind and it is good. This... More 

Thank conwaymomma
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103 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2014 via mobile

This place is nestled in a shopping center next to a pizza place. It's been there for what seems like forever. They've got awesome sandwiches and burritos. Also, the French onion soup is delicious. It's a really small place so if they're busy you might have to wait for a table but your patience will be rewarded! PS get the... More 

Thank The_Duchessss
Little Rock, Arkansas
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2013 via mobile

The food here is so good. The menu is like your grandma threw a homemade meal from scratch together that your whole family will love, including the vegetarian cousin and picky aunt. I especially enjoy their vegetarian omelette and peanut butter pie. This place is very small though, so be prepared. It is definitely a hidden secret of Conway that... More 

Thank Nic W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
10:30 - 15:00
10:30 - 15:00
10:30 - 15:00
10:30 - 15:00
10:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2501 Dave Ward Dr Ste A4, Conway, AR 72034-6089
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Conway
  • Phone Number: +1 501-336-9957

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