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catfish cove

Phoenix, Fort Smith, AR
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Ranked #131 of 210 Restaurants in Fort Smith
Cuisines: American
Description: serves catfish; has crab legs special on tuesday night; offers buffet; senior citizens discount
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Description: serves catfish; has crab legs special on tuesday night; offers buffet; senior citizens discount
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English first
Weatherford, Ok
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41 reviews 41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Catfish Cove was our family's favorite place to enjoy catfish for many years. The catfish was fantastic! Two weeks ago, we found a very different situation. The service was good, but the catfish was terrible. The fillets were poorly cut--super thin on one end and thick on the other. The thin ends were heavily battered, over cooked and awful. The... More

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calhoun
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

If you like overpriced and overcooked seafood this is the place for you! It used to be better, but now you would be better off buying your own and cooking it at home.

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Mulberry, Arkansas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Had not ate there in several years. Things I took only one bite of; catfish, hushpuppies, cinnamon rolls, hot rolls, white fish, green beans, ice cream, batter dipped corn on the cob....yuck. The mashed potatoes, white gravy, plain corn on the cob, and tipulia were good. It was way over priced!! Will never go back!!!

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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Returned to visit Ft. Smith after many years and just had to pop into one of our favorite restaurants. The buffet was fairly pricey for lunch, $15, and the selection was the regular selection of catfish, bar-b-que, and lots of fried stuff. They even deep-fried corn on the cob in batter! Fruit cobblers were good and they brought ice cream... More

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Huntington, Arkansas
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109 reviews 109 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

I am a big catfish fan and was looking for a good place in Fort Smith for such. This place did not deliver. Ordered from menu instead of doing the expensive buffet and got fish dinner and regular and big eater(husband). Large portions, great beans, but that is all I have good to say about it. Fish at best was... More

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Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013 via mobile

The catfish is the best in town. It's got lots of white fish in every piece, rather than being mostly batter like all the other catfish places. I go for the catfish. They have other items, including meats, but the catfish is what brings me there. For catfish, this is the place to go for me.

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Rogers, Arkansas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

It had been a couple of years since we had eaten at Catfish Cove. After my first bite I recalled why. The food was luke warm, absolutly nothing was over a luke warm temp. The shrimp had a off taste, the hushpuppies we not cooked through, everything was fried and greasy. The price you pay for the quality of food... More

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Fort Smith, Arkansas, United States
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48 reviews 48 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

I love the crablegs at Catfish Cove. They have a very large buffet with lots of fish, crab legs, and even frog legs. They also have a bread buffet with lots of rolls, corn bread, cobblers, and cinnamon rolls. It's pretty pricey, so we don't go very often, but the food is really good.

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Fort Smith
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

If you like everything fried and luke warm, served buffet style, then this is your place. The service was good. Out drinks were filled frequently, dirty plates removed quickly, and most of the staff had smiles on their face and were all willing to make your meal as pleasant as possible. The downside was the food. The food is served... More

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V.B.AR.
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

great variety of food, great taste, service is always excellent, good sweet tea deep fried corn on the cob is the best , fish fillets are awesome

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