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1615 Phoenix Ave, Fort Smith, AR 72903
479-646-8835
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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: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 7
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 9
    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
Was Expecting Better

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
Ken P
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Ozark, Arkansas
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Ozark, Arkansas
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7 reviews
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

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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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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Fort Smith, Arkansas
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

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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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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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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Springdale, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

I travel to Fort Smith for business and Catfish Cove has always been a great place to have a business lunch. The selection of food is good and service is excellent. If you leave there hungry, it is your own fault.

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Park Hill, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We had all you could eat crab legs. They kept bringing hot snow crab legs as long as we ask for more. They were great! The peel & eat shrimp were cooked to perfection and the butter fly shrimp were tasty. Don't forget the chocalot cake and cinnimin roll!

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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
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?