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Cotham's Mercantile

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5301 Hwy 161, Scott, AR 72142
+1 501-961-9284
11:00 - 14:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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Dallas, Texas
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I swear I just went back in time to 1930. This was an old general store that was on a plantation. It still looks like one, dust, stained ceiling, dirty windows and all. BUT...The food was awesome. No amazingly awesome. The hamburger was a real ground beef burger that was so good. Dripping with juice! They just got featured on... More 

Thank Joyce B
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

me and my wife and some very good friends ate there friday [3-3-2017] we had the hub cap burger with the onion rings it was our first time there we will be back for more good food thank you all cliff & martha mcadoo

Thank Cliff M
Little Rock
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They sell a hubcap burger which is literally the size of a hubcap. We took our classmate and his wife their and he couldn't finish the burger and he is a pretty big eater. The food is homemade and very good.

Thank Lori P
Searcy, Arkansas
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Scott AR is about 20 min east of Little Rock. Cotham's is a throw-back cafe set in an old Gen Store-Mercantile setting ((circa 1940). The burgers are "hubcap" size monsters, and pretty good. Worth a trip for the "experience".

Thank gstephenson147
Hot Springs Village, Arkansas
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158 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Cool place, and outstanding food. Best chicken fried steak since I left Texas. It's in an old general store, and they have left just enough "stuff" to make it interesting. But the real treat is the food. Great service too.

Thank Jim N
Lansing, Michigan
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135 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

Cotham's Mercantile is home to the hubcap hamburger! They are as big as the name implies! The onion rings are also out of this world good! They do a nice job with crawfish when they are in season! Rumor has it that President Clinton was very fond of this spot.

Thank Trip M
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79 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Service was great. Jalapeño burger was amazing. Also the fried green tomatoes and onion rings were great. Atmosphere is amazing.

Thank Hobiewan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

It was a little confusing with so many people waiting to be seated but worth it. Once we got a table we ordered right away because it took awhile to get a waitress. They were so busy it took a bit to get our food but the burgers were awesome. My daughter scarfed here's down! The building is a little... More 

Thank melissan170
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43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

This cozy little spot looks dingy on the outside but once you go in it's a whole different ballgame. Their burgers are delicious and service is pretty good. Good value for money. Would definitely return here.

Thank Irura
Austin, Tx
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Fun place to stop. Shared the large burger between 3 people - but got a large order of onion rings - delicious! Sweet tea was great. This place could use a little cleaning - but enjoyed the experience.

Thank Barbara C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5301 Hwy 161, Scott, AR 72142
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Scott
  • Phone Number: +1 501-961-9284

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