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1615 Phoenix Ave, Fort Smith, AR 72903
479-646-8835
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4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 7:30 pm
Tue 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wed 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Thu 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 8
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
How do you fry green beans?

We went as a group 'cause some of the gang liked this place. It is a fried food buffet. The staff is great and they tolerated us staying over their closing time (this place closes at 7pm on week nights). But the price is too high for a limited buffet of fried food. Sorry.

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 25, 2015
you3o8
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Muskogee, Oklahoma
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Muskogee, Oklahoma
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71 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

We went as a group 'cause some of the gang liked this place. It is a fried food buffet. The staff is great and they tolerated us staying over their closing time (this place closes at 7pm on week nights). But the price is too high for a limited buffet of fried food. Sorry.

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Fort Smith, Arkansas
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

In addition to Catfish,other fish choices,excellent Crab Legs. Good Value,quality friendly service. A great gathering place for friends,and food.

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Thank Jerry S
Ozark, Arkansas
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

After eating at many catfish restaurants across the South, this was my first experience eating catfish on a buffet. As one might expect, the food quality seemed to be lacking in the buffet environment. It wasn't bad but wasn't great either. The catfish was bland and had a muddy, fishy taste. One member of our party had the crab legs... More 

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Thank Ken P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

The servings these folks gives you could feed 3 people! The snow crab are so big. Their catfish is farm raised in Arkansas. All the food was delish! We will definitely be back! Oh yeah, the employees were friendly which is a plus!

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Thank Glenda H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

It has some of the best service I've ever had, but the buffet doesn't have much to offer. The buffet has never changed as far as I know, but the food is decent. The price is also pretty high, but the have a great fish tank!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

I enjoyed it ...good service good food...i am not a catfish eater...but they had good chicken ...yes. i recommend it to you

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Thank rdtx4u
Fort Smith, Arkansas
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Walked in on a Saturday evening and was seated immediately. Waitress was quick to take drink orders and we hit the buffet. Small salad bar but nice selection of "seafood" including fried shrimp (plain and coconut) frog legs (excellent btw), boiled shrimp, whitefish fillets, ribs, and of course fried catfish - their namesake. I like fried catfish. I really like... More 

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Thank Bill W
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220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

I wish we had something like this in Kansas City. The salad bar / buffet is 35+ feet long. It features everything salad bar wise plus soup, vegetables, Fried shrimp and peel and eat shrimp. The shrimp were of nice size. Now for the BEST part. They bring you a plate of HOT crab legs. They were very big and... More 

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Eldridge, Missouri
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33 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

All u can eat catfish & shrimp! Lunch is the best value for your dollar! I would go back again if ever in this area!

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Thank Tinker58
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

During our stay in the area we had one priority. Find some good fried catfish. These guys didn't disappoint. Good fish, good fixins!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1615 Phoenix Ave, Fort Smith, AR 72903
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Fort Smith
  • Phone Number: 479-646-8835

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?