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Catfish Cove

1615 Phoenix Ave, Fort Smith, AR 72901-7944
+1 479-646-8835
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good42%
  • Average20%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“crab legs” (11 reviews)
“cobbler” (6 reviews)
“catfish” (16 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
1615 Phoenix Ave, Fort Smith, AR 72901-7944
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Reviewed 24 March 2017

The buffet includes smoked catfish as well as fried. You can also get salad and chow-chow. Vegetables include fried okra, fried green beans, and my favorite--fried squash. You can choose from mashed potatoes, fried potatoes, baked potatoes, baked sweet potatoes. Desserts include cobbler (cherry, peach...More

Thank Jacquelyn M
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Some co workers and I got take out dinners for lunch and the food was excellent. I was able to make mine last two lunches. The fish was cooked perfectly.

Thank ChrisandTiff
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Up until today I had always recommended Catfish Cove to any business or non-profit looking for catering. As a non-profit chairman it's my duty to find the best option for our banquet and a company with integrity. On September 1st I called and reserved our...More

2  Thank LaceyNa
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

I will say it was busy but to wait 30 minutes for WARM peel and eat shrimp is inexcusable. The reasons: A chef walked out We had three large CALL IN orders before your dining room ticket Asked for the manager and she even had...More

2  Thank Jena S
Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is a buffet style restaurant. They have all kinds of things on the buffet like fish and ribs and on certain nights they have crab legs.

Thank Brenda E
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Good selection of fish, shrimp, chicken and many wonderful salads. Great cobbler and side dishes, soups. All in a buffet. We've been eating there for many many years. Excellent for parties.

Thank Irene B
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Enjoy all types of shrimp, from peel and eat, to fried, to coconut. On some nights, they add crab legs. We weren't there on that night. They had a nice salad bar and dessert bar too. Great place to experience if in the area.

Thank Marlena Z
Reviewed 3 August 2016

It had been a few years since I had been to Catfish Cove. The food on the buffet was good but a lot of the trays were empty which made for less variety. If the buffet would have been well stocked I would have given...More

Thank Steve W
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

This is a cental place my family meets fairly often. The buffet has soup, salad gumbo, fish, shrimp, frog legs, & crab legs (which my hubby loves) & the fixings. Plus a dessert bar. The staff is friendly and we always have a good time....More

Thank Desirae P
Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

Stopped in today for the lunch buffet. The food was fresh and very good. The gumbo was surprisingly very good for that far north. It was a little pricey for lunch

Thank Mardanoct
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1615 Phoenix Ave, Fort Smith, AR 72901-7944
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Fort Smith
  • Phone Number: +1 479-646-8835
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