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Catfish Cove

1615 Phoenix Ave, Fort Smith, AR 72901-7944
+1 479-646-8835
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good42%
  • Average19%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“frog legs” (6 reviews)
“cobbler” (7 reviews)
“catfish” (18 reviews)
Open Now
16:00 - 19:30 Hours
American, Seafood
££ - £££
1615 Phoenix Ave, Fort Smith, AR 72901-7944
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Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

My wife and I both decided to go here after I had a doctor’s appointment in Fort Smith and we both were reacquainted with how great this place is. The bluffet offered a wide selection to which we were both rewarded with an excellent dining...More

Thank richardfJ4152XM
Reviewed 5 December 2017

Have been wanting to check this eatery out for a while. Well, I did and feel like I wasted my time. The fish and shrimp had little taste to them. The two meat items that were good was the frog legs and the ribs. The...More

Thank Gorj
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

This used to be a place my family enjoyed, but in the last 3-4 years, the food quality has significantly declined. The fish has become more breading, less fish and the broccoli slaw has more onions and mayo than broccoli. The last three times both...More

2  Thank Eryn M
Reviewed 10 September 2017 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 20 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 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

5  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

4  Thank Jena S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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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