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3777 Harrison St, Batesville, AR 72501-4005
870-793-2022
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Description: Locally owned traditional southern catfish house with great grilled...
Locally owned traditional southern catfish house with great grilled catfish, homemade hush puppies, pickled relish, onion and brown beans... (870) 793-2022
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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good meal in Batesville

Fred's is an unassuming little place located in an old church in Batesville. It's rather small and crowded but the service is good as is the food. It's not a buffet, you order off the menu so your food is fresh and hot. I thought the hush puppies and green tomatoes were excellent, the catfish very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
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Arkansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Fred's is an unassuming little place located in an old church in Batesville. It's rather small and crowded but the service is good as is the food. It's not a buffet, you order off the menu so your food is fresh and hot. I thought the hush puppies and green tomatoes were excellent, the catfish very good, and the beans... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

They catered a church reunion I attended. Yummy chicken and catfish with all the fixin's; hush puppies, fries, green tomato relish, slaw, pickles, and onions.

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Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We ate here last weekend. I read the reviews on here and we had to give it a try. The service was amazing (love the southern charm) and the food was great! We ordered the smallest plate of catfish and it was way too much food. We ended up taking most of it home with us. Everything was fresh and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This place has a good variety of menu items for a fish place. I myself like the smoked chicken. Which I think is really good if you want something besides fish

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Little Rock
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

if you want fried catfish,Fredsis the place. But they also have grilled catfish with vegetables for the dieter and smoked chicken if you want something else besides fish.freds is casual and friendly.

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Columbia, Mo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Fred's Fish House is on the east end of town in an old church building. Good menu, reasonable prices, decent service and seriously good catfish. They also serve burgers, seafood, steaks, etc.

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Ruston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Every time I go to Batesville, I eat at least once at Fred's. I would recommend it to anyone. The place is downhome friendly, the fried catfish is really good, and the price is very reasonable for the quantity and quality of the food.

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Batesville, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Fred's in Batesville is still run by the Ward family, they have been doing fish a long time and although you can get good fish a lot of places in the south, you will be hard pressed to get cooked to order, too hot to eat fish each and every time you visit. This is a low key place... More 

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Jonesboro, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Yum! My in laws took us here for lunch on our way through Batesville. It was really good! We enjoyed the lunch specialized catfish. So good, lots of food for the price. Beans, pickled tomatoes, hushpuppies, fish, and a potato of your choice and everything was delicious. If you're looking for great tasting catfish this is a place you should... More 

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Bono, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We have eaten at Fred's Fish House several times and it is always excellent! Before you get your meal they bring out plenty of hush puppies and pinto beans. Along with your meal you also get pickled green tomatoes, onions and tartar sauce if you want them. The fish has always been excellent; crispy and hot. The service is excellent.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3777 Harrison St, Batesville, AR 72501-4005
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Batesville
  • Phone Number: 870-793-2022

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Description

Locally owned traditional southern catfish house with great grilled catfish, homemade hush puppies, pickled relish, onion and brown beans... (870) 793-2022

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