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Brothers Cottage Cafe - CLOSED

810 Main St, Van Buren, AR 72956-4316
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good29%
  • Average4%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible20%
30 Sep 2014
“No longer good ”
9 Aug 2014
“Horrible....bad service. ...nasty food ....odd green flakes in the meat”
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810 Main St, Van Buren, AR 72956-4316
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Reviewed 30 September 2014 via mobile

This was a great place two owners back. Once the place changed hands more than once it was done. Not even a shadow of the original. Sad for me to say how bad the service was last visit. Always out of items listed on menu...More

3  Thank Mkilgore68
Reviewed 10 August 2014

Ate here on 8/7/14 and it was one of the worst dining experiences I have ever had. The service was horrible and had to wait for an hour for my food. The sandwich and fries were stone cold and the roast beef had odd green...More

22  Thank 1,283,761
Reviewed 10 August 2014

Terrible experience! First off the waitress was snotty and rude. She acted like we were inconvience her by being there. We had to ask for menus after like 20 to 30 mintues and she rudely stated they were out menus and we would have to...More

18  Thank Daniel C
Reviewed 7 July 2014

The waitress was very thoughtful when I could not order what I wanted because they were out of fish and beans. I ordered fried okra which was delicious, and she even brought a roll to go with it. I really appreciated her thoughtfulness. I have...More

Thank Arlene C
Reviewed 26 June 2014

On our first trip to historic Van Buren, I chose Cottage Cafe for our meal..BIG MISTAKE! The blonde waitress seemed agitated when we wanted to first select our meal before ordering a beverage. Food arrived in a timely fashion...looked & tasted fine..but...she never came by...More

16  Thank Kaye G
Reviewed 25 May 2014

This was one of the most disappointing dining experiences I've ever had (in developed and developing world alike). We wait over one and a half hours for our food. When it arrived it was freezing cold (not cold like sitting out, but cold as in...More

18  Thank NWAfamily
Reviewed 17 April 2014 via mobile

Very good service very good food will go again good home cooking friendly staff good location historic district

Thank Mike A
Reviewed 16 March 2014

I ate in this restaurant when it was "Brother's Café". The food was not good. That restaurant closed and a new owner opened the restaurant in March, 2014. I almost gagged when I walked in....the carpet is filthy. One would think that a new owner...More

20  Thank traveljunkieArkansas
Reviewed 26 February 2014

This small little cottage dining establishment has been in this area for a very long time. My husband and I went on a cold Saturday morning, throwing out our good eating habits for one morning, and we were so glad we did. We don't eat...More

Thank cphilpot
Reviewed 28 October 2013

We are from Texas and seriously this may be the best chicken fried steak we have ever had. We also had homemade chocolate pie that rivals my mom's pie. The burger was also very good. The only complaint we have is we got a very...More

1  Thank SmurfySmurfette80
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Restaurant Details

Open Hours
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 810 Main St, Van Buren, AR 72956-4316
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Van Buren
This is the second time I've submitted this place and have yet to hear back. I even included a Ft. Smith newspaper review last time. The wife and I stopped here on the last road trip and it was an excellent place. I notice that UrbanSpoon has already listed it, but no reviews. I would like to write my review while it is still fresh on my mind
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