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Catfish Cove

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Seafood
1615 Phoenix Ave, Fort Smith, AR 72901-7944
+1 479-646-8835
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good43%
  • Average18%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“crab legs” (12 reviews)
“cobbler” (7 reviews)
“catfish” (18 reviews)
11:00 - 19:30All hours
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
1615 Phoenix Ave, Fort Smith, AR 72901-7944
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had the lunch buffet and recommend the catfish. The other fish on the buffet were not as good. The Cajun fish was ok but not very spicy and the smoked catfish had an overpowering smokey taste. The sides are plentiful and good. And the cinnamon...More

Thank Dwilso9126
Reviewed 21 August 2017

Ate lunch here on 8-20-17 and enjoyed the salad and fixens a lot. The brown beans were off a little today but still good and the chow chow relish was excellent. This is buffet style but better than most and could use a little work...More

Thank 182p
Reviewed 11 August 2017

My husband heard about this place on facebook. I'm a sucker for crab legs. We drove about 45 minute to go here. There was no wait and a waitress promptly took our orders. The crab legs were great! The buffet was pretty good also. We...More

Thank burnsfamily123
Reviewed 25 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 7 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 14 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Highchairs Available, 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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