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Gilligan's Lakeside Cafe

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5200 Central Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71913-9708
+1 501-525-3919
08:00 - 14:00
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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

This was once a favorite place to go for breakfast, but has changed hands and closed a few times. It is quite casual and overlooks the lake. After not going for a few years we decided to give it a try. My first clue should have been the family outside checking their phones for a restaurant. It was 11:30 and... More 

Thank sbgone
Tyler, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

When you go into a restaurant and the entire place is full of customers, but nobody has any food in front of them, it's a sign that there are problems in the kitchen. Heed the sign. We waited for 90 minutes for our breakfast and finally left when the waitress came by and asked if we had ordered yet. Reading... More 

Thank David S
Magnolia, Arkansas
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2015

I didn't think we would find a better place than the English Muffin. This place is not better in quality, however it has a great view of the lake. Everyone was very friendly. Service was great and quick. Good job!

Thank Richard M
Honolulu, Hawaii
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181 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2015

Small. Cramped. Rude server. New server polite but was verbally abused by co-workers in front of me. An hour to get food that was cold. Stay away. A McDonald's sausage biscuit would be better.

Thank DearJuddNelson
Hot Springs, Arkansas
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 August 2014

picture this..... at a restaurant lookin out at the water with your family on vacation... that's gilligans.. friendly service and excellent food! hands down, 5 stars for the razorback omelet! you gotta try this!

Thank BelleGirlnum1
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 July 2014 via mobile

This place is a small little restaurant which was not clean. Dusty ceiling fans, dirty sticky tables and a fan in the door to keep cool. It took us exactly 48 minutes from the time we ordered until the time we got our food. The waiters were even talking about a cook being fired and blaming the wait time on... More 

Thank Jacovia C
Little Rock, Arkansas
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604 reviews
498 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2014 via mobile

We took 6 kids in there for lunch. I have eaten breakfast in there dozens of times but never had lunch. It was very good. Out kids mostly had cheeseburgers. They all loved them. Service was awesome. They do continue to serve off their breakfast menu thru lunch. I had the BLT and it was good. Will be back for... More 

Thank Callitlikeyouseeit
Norman, Oklahoma
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330 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2014

Affordable, helpful staff and service. This is luncheon and breakfast only and southern style fried food.

Thank Joel A
Hot Springs, Arkansas
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120 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2014

Typical breakfast fare in a cute restaurant on the lake. The food isn't bad, just not original. Service was good.

Thank Valarie S
Rockwall, TX
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255 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2013

My sister recommended this restaurant for breakfast so we decided to eat here instead of eating hotel food. The waitress was friendly and we were seated at a table by the window. Service was prompt and our order was soon taken. The coffee was weak. I ordered eggs over easy, bacon, grits and toast. My husband ordered eggs over easy,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch
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Seating, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5200 Central Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71913-9708
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Hot Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 501-525-3919

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