Fodor's Expert Review Cafe 1217
Named for its address on Malvern Avenue, this eatery is popular with the locals, so get here early. For a light meal, there are some inventive sandwiches, like the Bombay Turkey Salad with ginger cream cheese on raisin bread, a range of salads, or the famous tomato soup. Entrées are strong on comfort food (old-fashioned meat loaf, chicken potpie, and the like) alongside creations like cilantro-crusted catfish with house jalapeno tartar sauce. Be sure to save room for dessert. You can pick up box lunches and food to go, too.
1217 Malvern Ave.
Hot Springs, Arkansas 71901, USA