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Mr. Whiskers

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1538 Malvern Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901
501 262 3474
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11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 167
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Terrific!!

We loved this place. Really loved it. Don't let the outside fool you. The strip mall location and nondescript exterior is very deceiving. The decor was of your seaside variety but it was just cute and adorable. Hey, I'm a girl, I can say that! It was spotless and very comfortable. You order at the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
Pam H
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

We loved this place. Really loved it. Don't let the outside fool you. The strip mall location and nondescript exterior is very deceiving. The decor was of your seaside variety but it was just cute and adorable. Hey, I'm a girl, I can say that! It was spotless and very comfortable. You order at the counter from a very easy... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Great catfish and very friendly staff! It's a typical Arkansas catfish restaurant, a room with lots of simple tables and chairs but food was excellent.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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77 reviews 77 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This place is great! Not fancy just wonderful catfish. Try the "soaked salad", try the catfish plate, try most anything on the menu. We did. It was all great. You won't be disappointed. But don't expect to find tourists here. This is down-home locals and they'd like to keep it that way! (Tourists are welcome.)

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Harlingen, Texas
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103 reviews 103 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Took TA's advice and tried Mr. Whiskers. Had a combination plate of fried catfish and shrimp. Came with hush puppies and fries. All were very good except the fries (limp and greasy). The catfish is excellent. Service was excellent; very friendly staff. If I lived in the area, I would frequent this restaurant.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Our party of 3 visited from Tx. 2 of us ordered the catfish and shrimp combo. It was absolutely delicious! The "Mr. Wiskers sauce" put this fresh, perfectly prepared meal over the top. Will definitely visit again.

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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80 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Some really great catfish and burgers, and fits the budget! Not fancy- just good old Southern cooking. If you like catfish, you won't be disappointed.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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51 reviews 51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I have now been to Mr Whiskers twice - once for lunch and once for dinner - both times with 3-5 people and we all rate it "Excellent". Catfish is flavorful and crispy - try it with the Whisker sauce! Chicken strips are thick and moist. Fries are crispy. Coleslaw does taste like KFC and oysters are smallish - but... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Visiting from TX for a birthday trip and celebrated at Mr. Whiskers with a dear friend. Great food - just loved the catfish and the shrimp - and the huge chocolate chip cookie! Truly a delicious meal and great chatting with a few of the patrons and the owner's sister, Annie. Wish we could have gone back for lunch the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

The food was great and the prices were very reasonable. It was our first time there and the staff was friendly and helpful. The only thing that kept us from giving a 5 was that my husband got small piece of bone. Luckily it got stuck in his teeth and not throat. Yummy food though, I would highly recommend.

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Arkansas
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55 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Let's just go with, I will NEVER go back bad. That should do it. Sorry, needed more characters. The food is terrible. Muddy catfish taste.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1538 Malvern Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Hot Springs
  • Phone Number: 501 262 3474

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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