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Neal's Cafe

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$$ - $$$
American, Cafe, Diner
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806 N Thompson St, Springdale, AR 72764-3102
+1 479-751-9996
06:00 - 19:30
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Sun 06:00 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 06:00 - 19:30
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Southern, Louisiana
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

Thank usernamentaken
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Neal's has a great menu of home cooked meals like you would get at Grandma's house. The only issue I have with the restaurant is the dead animals everywhere on the walls. There are so many mounts and some are huge and you can't eat your meal without them staring at you the whole time. It really creeps me out... More 

Thank AngelaFayetteville
Webb City, Missouri
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good southern comfort food just like mama used to make. Large portions. Good specials. Dead animals hanging on the walls are not very appetizing and the building is old but clean. Could use a little updating but doesn't effect the quality of the food. Will come back again.

Thank Mary S
Springdale, Arkansas
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Anything you order will be fantastic but do not miss the pie! If you haven't been to Neal's you haven't experienced NWA!

Thank A811ILandrewg
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51 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

I have lived in nw Arkansas for over 20 years and people always rave about Neals. Finally got around to going and it will probably be another 20 before I try it again. They claim best fried chicken around. It was dry and had little flavor. The side were bad. The brown beans were cold. The okra was barely fried... More 

Thank 7hours
Springdale, Arkansas
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

I've been going to Neal's Cafe literally all my life, and I have not ever been disappointed. The food has naturally changed over the years as cooks come and go, but it remains high quality southern home cooking. Just look for the pink building on Highway 71 / Thompson in Springdale!

Thank BertEdens
Fayetteville, AR
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75 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Food is always good -- like home cooking; chicken & dumplings, meat loaf, etc. I think the prices are a little high. Good place for family gathering.

Thank ARhorse
Heber Springs, AR
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

We met friends and Neal's for lunch. I can not say enough about the home cooked food we received. And the pies are all homecooked and outstanding. We were service two pieces of sample pie!!! They were 2 full slices of Blueberry nut and Coconut cream. Ate 3/4 of coconut before my lunch was served. Had chicken fried chicken plate... More 

Thank SuzyQ50
Springdale, Arkansas
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Excellent Service from the staff. Can't emphasise that enough! The breakfast menu is excellent, nothing fancy but all great. The lunch menu is really good too, with daily specials and don't forget to try their home made deserts! Yummy!

Thank piperjimb
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100 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

The outside looks like a Diner, the inside looks like a Lodge complete with dual fireplaces, arrowhead art and taxidermy. The heavy wood tables and a mom & pop atmosphere make this a neat stop for anyone who loves home cookin'! The fire was just right and the food was awesome! My family ordered liver & onions, catfish and chicken... More 

Thank pacemommy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 19:30
06:00 - 19:30
06:00 - 19:30
06:00 - 19:30
06:00 - 19:30
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
Awesome Homecooking!

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