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Ole Sawmill Cafe

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2299 N Washington St, Forrest City, AR 72335-1830
+1 870-630-2299
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06:00 - 21:00
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Sherwood
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's a typical souther buffet.. food is good and plentiful. Service excellant. Buffet line was well kept up and clean, would eat there again if in the neighborhood.

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Thank Mitchell B
Hot Springs Village, Arkansas
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161 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

the Old Sawmill Cafe in Forrest City, Arkansas. On the buffet tonight was fried chicken and BBQ ribs. There was much more but I had the ribs and chicken. Both were excellent. An all you can eat buffet for $13.99.

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Thank Jim N
Tom S, Owner at Ole Sawmill Cafe, responded to this review

So glad you stopped in to dine with us, Jim. Thanks for the kind feedback. Hope we'll see you back again sometime. Take care, The Team at Ole Sawmill Cafe More 

New Windsor
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117 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They have a limited menu and a buffet. The food is billed as Country Dining. I went for the buffet, $10.50 plus a drink. The food looked good but didn't taste as good as it looked. Wasn't a large selection, limited salad bar, entries and desserts.

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Thank mr2turtle
Tom S, Owner at Ole Sawmill Cafe, responded to this review

We pride ourselves on southern cooking and a good selection of items on our buffet. It's surprising to hear you felt there weren't enough options, and we apologize that we didn't meet your expectations. The quality and flavors we instill in every recipe should be apparent regardless of what you choose from our buffet. Sincerely, The Team at Ole Sawmill... More 

Kokomo, Indiana
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173 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

It was the end of the day & we were traveling through. A different restaurant to eat at and not the same ole thing! We had their buffet. There was LOTS to choose from. They specialize in southern cooking and they nailed it. Would definitely stop again.

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Thank Gae M
Tom S, Owner at Ole Sawmill Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for stopping in while you were traveling the roads, Gae. We're happy to hear we could offer you a break from traveling and a good meal, as well. We hope the rest of your journey was wonderful and hope to see you on your next time passing through. Sincerely, The Team at Ole Sawmill Cafe More 

Wynne, Arkansas
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79 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Their buffet menu changes daily so it's okay to go back frequently. The food is hot and the good bar well maintained. They offer a nice variety of salad fixings and fruit choices....hot homemade desserts. Soft serve ice cream available on demand! Good service. Gift shop.

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Thank mrsmwright
Tom S, Owner at Ole Sawmill Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for all the kind words. It's nice to hear that you enjoyed everything, and we hope to see you stop back in the next time you're in the area. Take care, The Team at Ole Sawmill Cafe More 

Dardanelle, Arkansas
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

We used to drive I 40 east on a frequent basis. It has been several years since we came this way. We decided to stop by an old favorite....Ole Sawmill. So glad we did. We are not so high on buffets but this one was different. We really liked it in the past and it hasn't changed. I had seen... More 

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Thank RV_Nana_55
Tom S, Owner at Ole Sawmill Cafe, responded to this review

We're so glad you stopped by again soon. We love offering the classics that our regulars and travelers alike find comforting. There will always be a seat for you here and plenty of our Southern Fried Chicken. Safe travles until next time. The Team at Ole Sawmill Cafe More 

Dallas, United States
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89 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

My wife and I decided to stop at the Ole Sawmill Cafe on a roadtrip to the East Coast. The service was adequate, and the food was OK - at least better than some fast food restaurants at which we could have eaten. The seating, however, was not comfortable, and the diningroom was not clean. We sat near a window... More 

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1 Thank Donald W
Tom S, Owner at Ole Sawmill Cafe, responded to this review

We always want to provide a clean and comfortable dining atmosp[here for our guests, Donald. We apologize if your first visit left you feeling otherwise. Good food and friendly service still needs to be provided in an environment that makes you happy. We appreciate your feedback on your visit. Sicnerely, The Team at Ole Sawmill Cafe More 

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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

We ate breakfast and it was pretty good home style food. Not everything was great but good overall. Service was ok. The lady in front by the checkout was very nice, the server was not quite as good. Overall it's a good stop although I would not rate it as one of my favorite homestyle restaurants.

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Thank skj02
Tom S, Owner at Ole Sawmill Cafe, responded to this review

We are always focused on great food and hospitality. It's nice to hear you were able to stop in and take a break from the road. We do apologize that your visit wasn't everything you were hoping for. We appreicate your feedback. Take care, The Team at Ole Sawmill Cafe More 

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42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

While taking a road trip my husband and I were looking for a spot to stop for dinner. We saw signs for this place and decided to give it a try. They have a Buffett or you can order from a menu. We decided to try the Buffett. The food was okay, nothing great. They didn't have salad on the... More 

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Thank Deborah C
Tom S, Owner at Ole Sawmill Cafe, responded to this review

We're always focused on providing a great meal at a solid value, Deborah. We're usually a lot more on the ball when it comes to keeping our buffet stocked and fresh. Thanks for the feedback on your visit. Take care, The Team at Ole Sawmill Cafe More 

Tulsa, Oklahoma
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Good, attentive service. Very average food. Quaint atmosphere. We had to wait a looong time for our food, but did the right thing and didn't make us pay for the meal. Probably won't be back.

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Thank Phil M
Tom S, Owner at Ole Sawmill Cafe, responded to this review

Sorry for any delays in your meal, Phil, but we hope you enjoyed the food once it arrived. We appreciate you stopping in and giving us a try. The Team at Ole Sawmill Cafe More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
06:00 - 21:00
Monday
06:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 21:00
Thursday
06:00 - 21:00
Friday
06:00 - 22:00
Saturday
06:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2299 N Washington St, Forrest City, AR 72335-1830
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Forrest City
  • Phone Number: +1 870-630-2299
Description
Ole Sawmill Cafe knows how to cook southern fried chicken. Southern fried chicken at Ole Sawmill Cafe is double-dipped, marinated, and deep-fried. We strive to make the best Southern fried chicken in Arkansas! For us, Southern fried chicken is not just an item on our menu, Southern fried chicken is our specialty! If you want to taste the best Southern fried chicken in these parts, come on by Ole Sawmill Cafe. We will serve you the best Southern fried chicken you have ever eaten. We cook our Southern fried chicken using a very special recipe to ensure that it tastes the same every day. Breasts, thighs, legs, and wings cook at different rates and are different sizes, so we keep this in mind when we cook our Southern fried chicken. Did we mention our first-class customer service? Stop by today and experience the taste that you can only find at Ole Sawmill Cafe.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?