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Neal's Cafe

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806 N Thompson St, Springdale, AR 72764-3102
+1 479-751-9996
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06:00 - 19:30
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Sun 06:00 - 14:00
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Springdale, Arkansas
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Never had a bad meal. Just old fashioned plate lunch type food. Excellent pan fried chicken, vegetables, and homemade pies. Not fancy, just really good.

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Thank afortenberry
1 review
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

PLEASE DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY. This place used to be so good. Now nothing under $11, and it's terrible. Very small portions. Cold small chicken with no flavor, plain green beans no flavor, cold mashed potatoes that taste like instant potatoes. Even the soft drink was terrible...flat. Once they drop you food off you don't see the waitress again. They... More 

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Thank Monte H
Springdale, AR
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Extensive menu of the best southern home cooked foods. Giant portions. Very reasonably priced. Great wait staff. Weird decor. Chicken fried chicken with gravy is incredible. Not great for your diet but great for your tastebuds!

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Thank ILangston
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Always have to stop here when we are in Arkansas. When on vacation...one day is planned for this place! Best fried chicken ever and catfish and burgers are to die for too!

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Thank Rene' U
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Not friendly, slow service, OK food, way over priced for what you get. Slow to get our order, not many people in the place and still slow.

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Thank Kay S
Springdale, Arkansas
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Neal's is famous for their fried chicken and pies. It was our first time as new residents of the area and the result of highest recommendation of our brother, who lived here 20+ years ago. Fourth generation Mr. Neal greeted each guest and assured that everything was perfect. This old-style customer service is probably what has allowed this restaurant to... More 

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Thank 370sharon
Stillwater, Oklahoma
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41 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

We recently stopped at Neals Cafe on a trip through Springdale. I will just say this,,,, whatever you order,, you better be hungry or prepared to carry what's left home. The portions are substantial and the food puts your mommas cookin' to shame, I really wanted to try the pie, but I was so full after my meal, there was... More 

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Thank 1HdRider
Stillwater OK
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108 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Stopped at Neal's Café while traveling for lunch. It is just like eating at home. I had the hamburger steak which was the size of my hand, with brown gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans and grilled squash. Excellent food. Service was great, they treated you like family. Their pies look so good, but was too full for dessert. They do... More 

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Thank Rearview2014
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Stayed in Fayetteville but was craving some real food so drove to Springdale and dined at Neals. It was the best meal we had throughout our stay . Sometimes you just need a real meal that tastes like home cooking. I had the one piece catfish with 3 sides, it was excellent . My friend had the pan fried chicken... More 

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Thank MarlaGill
Southern, Louisiana
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Who cares about the Crystal Bridges when all the masterpieces you'll ever need are at Neal's. They have perfected the art of serving up real food for real people. Perfectly prepared basic food in a relaxing atmosphere for real folks. Please don't change a thing before I return.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
06:00 - 14:00
Monday
06:00 - 19:30
Tuesday
06:00 - 19:30
Wednesday
06:00 - 19:30
Thursday
06:00 - 19:30
Friday
06:00 - 19:30
Saturday
06:00 - 19:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 806 N Thompson St, Springdale, AR 72764-3102
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Springdale
  • Phone Number: +1 479-751-9996
Description
Awesome Homecooking!

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