Eating Healthy in Hot Springs, AR

Looking for a healthy place to dine in Hot Springs, Arkansas? Check out these restaurants that have been carefully vetted by our team!

The Avenue Restaurant

340 Central Avenue
Hot Springs, Arkansas 71901

Open every day for Brunch and Dinner, The Avenue was TripAdvisor’s 2019 Certificate of Excellence Winner. Menu items include Crab Cake Starters (roasted tomato beurre blanc, micro herbs); Lamb (herb-crusted lamb chops, whipped potatoes, seasonal vegetables, red wine Dijon sauce); Salmon (pan seared salmon, roasted sweet corn maque choux, creamy vegetable broth); and Pomodoro Primavera (linguini, seasonal vegetables, bourbon barrel red wine sauce, fresh basil, shaved parmesan)

Vault at 723

723 Central Avenue
Hot Springs, Arkansas 71901

Voted best romantic restaurant in Hot Springs by Restaurant Guru in 2020. The restaurant is open Tuesday-Saturday for dinner. Menu items include Duck Confit (frisee, salty potato, mixed berry ginger vinaigrette); Rabbit Sous-Vide (creole mustard, onion, carrot, radish, walty potato, kale); Arkansas Bolognese (house ground filet, tomato, pappardelle, basic, Pamigiano Reggiano); Vault Burger & Fries (12 oz. house ground filet, fermented ketchup, blue cheese, bacon chive relish, house aioli, sesame brioche bun); and more.

Eden Restaurant

341 Central Avenue
Hot Springs, Arkansas 71901

Voted Open Table’s Diners’ Choice in 2022. Located in Hotel Hale, the Eden Restaurant features a living wall that offers guests the experience of enjoying their delicious meal surrounded by a fresh and flourishing garden beneath a heavenly skylight. Look for menu items such as their Vegan (or regular) Charcuterie Board; Goat Cheese Bake (tomato compote with Kalamata olives, garlic, goat cheese fondue, olive oil, golden crostini); Chicken Piccata (chicken thigh, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, sauteed seasonal vegetables, lemon butter sauce, capers); Pasta Alla Pesto (chef’s choice house made pasta, walnut basil sauce, roasted grape tomatoes, Impossible meatballs – or can sub shrimp or chicken for meatballs).

Café 1217

1217 Malvern Avenue
Hot Springs, Arkansas 71901

Their chef inspired menu changes monthly in order to take advantage of seasonal ingredients. Sample menu items include Roasted Veggie Stuffed Portobello; Cajun Glazed Salmon; Power Salad (smoked salmon, avocado, red onion, blueberries, roasted carrots, walnuts, chia seeds and feta over kale and baby spinach with citrus honey vinaigrette); Brisket Quesadilla (brisket, brie cheese, white cheddar, roasted peppers and cranberry orange salsa); and Vegetable Goddess (roasted eggplant, roasted red pepper, avocado, tomato, alfalfa sprouts, cucumber and hummus on toasted multi-grain bread).

Best Café

632 Ouachita Avenue
Hot Springs, Arkansas 71901

Menu items include Duck Egg Omelette (duck confit, sriracha aioli, roasted carrots, charred scallions, cilantro, choice of home fried, gouda grits or side salad); Roasted Brussels (coconut carrot puree, roasted Brussels, poached eggs, Fall Root Vegetables); CousCous (carrot coconut puree, roasted fall vegetable, poached egg, pickled red onion, mint vinaigrette); Yogurt Parfait (vanilla whipped yogurt, berry compote swirl, bee pollen, in-house granola, multi-grain toast, peanut butter mousse, grape gel, shaved dark chocolate); and more.

Eating Health in Hot Springs, Arkansas
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Created by James Templeton, a 30+ year Stage 4 Melanoma cancer survivor, the Templeton List is part of his lifelong dream to give back and lend a helping hand to cancer survivors and to anyone desiring to increase or maintain their good health. James experienced first-hand the challenge of finding quality restaurants and food sources when traveling.

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