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Mr. Whiskers

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

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  • 234
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  • 75
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 5
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  • 7
    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
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The atmosphere is friendly and inviting. The employees are nice and efficient Colby was polite and good at what he does. I loved the food, especially the hush puppies. I have not tried the bread pudding but it is next on my list.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Amber H
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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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Hot Springs, Arkansas
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The atmosphere is friendly and inviting. The employees are nice and efficient Colby was polite and good at what he does. I loved the food, especially the hush puppies. I have not tried the bread pudding but it is next on my list.

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Thank Amber H
Hot Springs, Arkansas
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We tried to make a reservation for a Birthday party of 12 a day before the event, told they do not take reservations. Understandable, busy weekend time frame. they suggest we just come in and they would seat us when a table was ready. We had heard good things about the food so we decided to try. A few of... More 

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1 Thank ARWander
Chidester, Arkansas
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Saw the reviews for this place and figured I'd give it a try. Ordered the oyster po' boy. To be honest, I was underwhelmed. The oysters were tiny, overly breaded, and greasy. Not very good. Fries and sides of slaw and hushpuppies were good. I'll give them a second chance and try the catfish next time.

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1 Thank Tennessee_Jed68
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ribs, salad, potato salad, cole slaw baked beans - OUTSTANDING!! Passing thru from PA & so glad we stopped.

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1 Thank ekimes
Bryant, Arkansas
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59 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The catfish and the hushpuppies are delicious ... Its a small but busy little restaurant. They seem to do a lot of to go business. I enjoyed everything i had except the one rib i ordered on the side. It seemed either old or just dry. The staff was very friendly and stayed busy. Known as a seafood place but... More 

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1 Thank Mindy M
Odenton, Maryland
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Do not understand why this place is rated so high. Pulled pork sandwich was dry - seemed to be leftovers from last week. Potato salad tasted as if the mayo had soured. Terrible food - servers cranky. Will not visit again.

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3 Thank DM_Tuck
Columbia, Missouri
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

We ate at this restaurant twice during our visit to Hot Springs. The catfish was excellent, hush puppies were great and the baked beans were very tasty. The prices were reasonable. I would recommend highly.

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Thank aforbis
Little Rock, Arkansas
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Visited after reading reviews with high marks. Although this is primarily a catfish place, there really is nothing 'special' about the food. Staff was very friendly and checked on us frequently. This is not on my list for a return visit.

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4 Thank Donna G
Hot Springs, Arkansas
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

We had heard this was a good place to eat fish. Guess the cook the day we went is was on break and who ever was available cooked. Food was not good. Too expensive for what we order and the people were not friendly. Might be different if we go back again. We usually give a place 3 times before... More 

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3 Thank Peggy W
Hot Springs, Arkansas
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Best catfish and fried shrimp! Great homemade sauces! Friendly service and low prices! Desserts are tasty, too!

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?