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Cafe 42

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1200 President Clinton Ave, Little Rock, AR 72201-1749
+1 501-537-0042
11:00 - 14:00
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Sand Springs, Oklahoma
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is our go-to spot for lunch on our drive from Oklahoma to Tennessee. The Presidential Club is a favorite of mine, but everything we've tried has been well prepared(My wife has had the Grilled Vegetable Panini both times we've been here.) There are a selection of lighter choices on the menu for those who like to eat well, but... More 

Thank dkbeckwith
Level Contributor
28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The reviews were right! We dined for lunch and were pleasantly surprised by how delicious our meals were. The coffee was excellent and we both ordered sandwiches-the turkey reuben wrap was superb. The price point is very reasonable. Clearly a spot for students, locals and political associates to dine. A great, great experience.

Thank cocopooh16
Hot Springs, United States
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88 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here while visiting the Presidential museum and was pleasantly surprised. Prices were affordable $30 for two lunches/sodas and dessert to take home. Our waiter, James, was spot on with his recommendations and we enjoyed pulled pork grilled cheese and the presidential club. Service was excellent, the view is wonderful and it was nice to eat at a restaurant with... More 

Thank Wiccapurr
Little Rock, Arkansas
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had the pleasure of eating at Cafe 42. The food was amazing! The service was exceptional. We will go back again

Thank hikerjmr
Springfield, Missouri
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

A white tablecloth restaurant with exceptional service and food. The menu is varied from hamburgers to special salads (I had an Ahi Tuna salad that was wonderful) and other dishes.

Thank Bill M
Little Rock, Arkansas
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

I've tried a few items here and they all have been yummy, yumm, yumm! Be sure and take your time with the menu; salads are generous. Explore!

Thank DeboGrand
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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319 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

After spending a few hours walking the library, we were ready to eat, and being in the same building this was an easy choice. The place was surprisingly quiet (it was a Monday) and thus the service was super fast and we were surprised to get lunch for under $20! I had the presidential club and it was excellent!

Thank Show_Biz_Kid
Denver, Colorado
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We had a very good meal here. The service wad good and the atmosphere was great! Our meals were both very good and the prices were reasonable.

Thank Lisa R
United States
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266 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Ate lunch before visiting the museum. Restaurant is in the museum building on the bottom level. Setting is nice with linen tablecloths, cloth napkins. We thought it would be pricey but items were reasonable. We got grilled cheese brisket sandwich and Philly cheesesteak. The brisket was tender and tasty, came with good housemade chips. The cheesesteak was ok, covered with... More 

Thank pasherry
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

I am always so pleased with my meal here. However, it is difficult to recommend or frequent this restaurant because the service always leaves something to be desired.

Thank AnneandJoe

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1200 President Clinton Ave, Little Rock, AR 72201-1749
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Little Rock
  • Phone Number: +1 501-537-0042

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