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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Pretty much the only place my family eats at in Fort Smith

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!!!

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
Chris G
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

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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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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Weatherford, Ok
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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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

For many years, Catfish Cove was fantastic! The catfish was truly outstanding. Our visit there two weeks ago was disappointing. The catfish fillets and other buffet items were not the quality we had grown to expect. The service was still excellent, but the buffet was poor. The catfish was unevenly cut and unevenly cooked. Most fillets were super thin on... More 

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Additional Information about Catfish Cove

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

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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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