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Mr. Whiskers

4195 Malvern Rd, Hot Springs, AR 71901-8868
+1 501-262-3474
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“hush puppies” (108 reviews)
“catfish” (225 reviews)
“ribs” (52 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 8:00 PMAll hours
American, Seafood
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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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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We both got the shrimp & fish combo. For each of us , the plate had 1 piece which was good and the other iffy. Several people mentioned the excellent fries, they were nothing special. The shrimp on the other hand was very good. For...More

Thank ArkansasTraveler001
Scott1538, Owner at Mr. Whiskers, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

ArkTraveler, Thanks for the review, we can always learn from our customers. Sorry we weren't a fit for your taste. Customer input is always welcome and hopefully you could give us another try some time. Thanks Again!! Scott

Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 15 June 2017

We had dinner at Mr. Whiskers. It has moved to a new, larger location and will be on our "favorites" list! The food is freshly prepared and tastes GREAT! You stand in line to order, get your own beverage, and sit down. They will bring...More

1  Thank Roxie210
Scott1538, Owner at Mr. Whiskers, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Thanks for coming out to see us Roxie!!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in late and were pleasantly surprised. I had the chicken and shrimp and my husband had catfish and shrimp; both were very good and hot, the way it should be! They had several sauces and we really liked the house sauce. Nice little...More

Thank Ann C
Scott1538, Owner at Mr. Whiskers, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Ann, Thanks for the review and thanks for stopping by!! Scott

Reviewed 28 October 2017

All four of us thoroughly enjoyed our meals. The catfish was crispy but full of meat, the shrimp were delicious. Although the oysters were tasty, the actual oysters were very small. The hush puppies were very tasty.

Thank Sandra D
Scott1538, Owner at Mr. Whiskers, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

Sandra, Glad you all enjoyed your meal!! Thanks for the review!! Scott

Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Love Mr Whiskers. The catfish is outstanding and the hush puppies are very delicious. The prices are so reasonable. Get there early as the line gets long around dinnertime.

Thank daa6578
Scott1538, Owner at Mr. Whiskers, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2017

daa, Thanks for the review!! And thanks for the business!! Scott

Reviewed 23 October 2017

My wife and I have known Scott for a number of years. She loves the catfish, I love the fried shrimp and we both enjoy the soaked salad. Service is always good, reasonably priced and food is fresh and hot!

Thank timothycV5476EP
Scott1538, Owner at Mr. Whiskers, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2017

Timothy, Thanks for the review! We appreciate your patronage!! Scott

Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

These folks have this place down to an art. My friend wanted something the locals eat and I saw the reviews and suggested this place. It's off the beaten path a little but well worth it. I believe we got the last parking space. Saturday...More

Thank patticakesTemple_TX
Scott1538, Owner at Mr. Whiskers, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

Patticakes, I will showed the review of our restaurant to my staff, they work very hard to make eating at Mr. Whiskers a great experience. Thanks for stopping in!! Scott

Reviewed 13 October 2017

We ordered the #14. (Catfish, shrimp, coleslaw, french fries,and hush puppies). Highly recommend this restaurant. We had not visited before, so it was a pleasant surprise. We are staying at Hot Springs Village, so our drive was a little long, about 20 miles, but we...More

Thank kathycoc
Scott1538, Owner at Mr. Whiskers, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

kayhycoc, We are glad you enjoyed you visit to Mr. Whiskers!! Thanks for stopping by!! Scott

Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

Mr. Whiskers has become a go to place when I come to visit. The oysters are amazing. They are light and melt in your mouth. My top three choices are oysters, hushpuppies, and catfish. However everything on the menu is good. The condiment bar is...More

Thank Kevin W
Scott1538, Owner at Mr. Whiskers, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Keven, Thanks for the review and thanks for stopping when in the area! Scott

Reviewed 3 October 2017

My friend and I had lunch at Mr. Whiskers... The restaurant was well themed for a fish place... nice surroundings. However the catfish was a bit overcooked and under seasoned. Not bad but not all that great either... Maybe I caught them on an off...More

Thank Puddleduckie
Scott1538, Owner at Mr. Whiskers, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Puddleduckie, Glad you stopped by, hope you will give us another try. Our mission is to put out "Great Catfish" I'm sorry you didn't get our best. I will be sure to show your review to the staff. All reviews are appreciated! Thanks, 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
15 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 Cathy 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
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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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