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Mr. Whiskers

4195 Malvern Rd, Hot Springs, AR 71901-8868
+1 501-262-3474
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“hush puppies” (112 reviews)
“catfish” (227 reviews)
“ribs” (55 reviews)
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American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
4195 Malvern Rd, Hot Springs, AR 71901-8868
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Mr. Whiskers
1. Highlight to our trip!
"I don't give a level 5 unless it is some seriously good food."
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2. Had me reeling!
"A new addition on "gotta go eat" list when we are visiting the lake."
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3. This Cat's Got Good Taste!
"A family favorite."
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11 - 20 of 492 reviews

Reviewed 19 March 2018

Light but filling farm-raised catfish. Fries were good. Hush puppies were good. Cocktail sauce was good. We did not get hamburgers but I would like to try it next time as they just looked awesome. You order kind of like a deli, you get a...More

Thank Michael M
Scott1538, Owner at Mr. Whiskers, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2018

Michael M, Glad you stopped in!! The review is very much appreciated, hope to see you again real soon! Scott

Reviewed 18 March 2018

This is an extremely popular restaurant in the area. Arrive early if you wish to find a parking spot. Expect to stand in line to order and pay for your food. The dining area is loud and crowded and your chairs will be touching the...More

Thank Dwain C
Reviewed 17 March 2018

Oh, and the ribs! You need good catfish and ribs? This is the place to go! After a long day of touristing, we were tired and HUNGRY, and this place did not disapoint! Even the kids' grilled cheese sandwiches were out of this world! Go...More

Thank Rosalie H
Scott1538, Owner at Mr. Whiskers, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Rosalie, Glad you guys came by! Have be honest, I grab a grilled cheese for myself on occasion.. Hope to see you guys again!! Scott

Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

The fried fish was really good. The chicken strips were fine. But the grilled fish was cool and wet and just not good. The shrimp had the same batter as the fish and it was just strange and we really didn’t care for them. We...More

Thank Melissa E
Scott1538, Owner at Mr. Whiskers, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Melissa, Glad you enjoyed the catfish and chicken, not sure what happen with the shrimp, we usually get great reviews on it. Had a visit with the grill guys to make sure it doesn't get prepared ahead of the fry side. Thanks for input. Hope...More

Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

I’m new to the area and was very surprised to find such a nice restaurant. Great tasting food cooked to perfection, plentiful portions, and a good price for what you get. The dining area is decorated tastefully in antique fishing decor. The restaurant is very...More

Thank Sheila L
Scott1538, Owner at Mr. Whiskers, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2018

Shelia, Glad to have you in the area!! Hope to see you again real soon. Thanks for the review! Scott

Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

Some of the best catfish that we have ever had. The staff went out of their way to welcome us. Will definitely be back!

Thank Lisa K
Scott1538, Owner at Mr. Whiskers, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2018

Lisa, We are glad you guys stopped in! Thank you for the awesome review. Scott

Reviewed 22 January 2018

Visitired for first time and was very impressed. Table of 4 was served quickly. Food was hot and tasty. The 2 fish plus 4 shrimp plate was excellent and price was reasonable. Atmosphere is a casual, family atmosphere with both tables and booths. I will...More

Thank Rodger C
Scott1538, Owner at Mr. Whiskers, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2018

Rodger, Glad you enjoyed your meal!! Thanks for stopping by. Scott

Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Was craving some fish. Went to Mr Whiskers. The staff is always so friendly and service is quick and the fish is really good. Not greasy like some fried fish places. The hush puppies are great and coleslaw is yummy. Has a great menu too....More

Thank Innohurry
Scott1538, Owner at Mr. Whiskers, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2018

Innohurry, Thanks for stopping in and writing your review of our restaurant, we really appreciate it!! Scott

Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

This is one of our main "go to" restaurants when craving fish or seafood at a reasonable price. You can get items fried or broiled. They have some of the best baked beans ever eaten. Try the rib plate...it is also great.

Thank DebbieV1228
Scott1538, Owner at Mr. Whiskers, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2018

DebbieV, Glad you all enjoyed your meal at our restaurant!!! Thank you for your patronage!! Scott

Reviewed 21 December 2017

Best place for Catfish in Hot Springs, Ar. reminds me of The Shack in Jessieville, Ar. which serves outstanding Catfish. Been here several times for the fish and never tried any of the other entrees so my 5 star is for the fish only.

Thank Amanda E
Scott1538, Owner at Mr. Whiskers, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2018

Amanda, Thanks for the review on our catfish!! Scott

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Antoinette S
23 June 2017|
Response from Harry F | Reviewed this property |
Yes they have a full take out menu which includes oysters and shrimp. You may view the menu on their website for more information. I am not a fan of oysters so I can not speak to the quality and flavor. However the fish and... More
14 April 2016|
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Response from cattz02 | Reviewed this property |
Yep! They do serve beer! I often have one with my hamburger & fries! Great food!
5 April 2016|
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Response from Catherine D | Reviewed this property |
I do not recall beef ribs. Sounds like you got other responses.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4195 Malvern Rd, Hot Springs, AR 71901-8868
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Hot Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 501-262-3474
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