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Catfish Cove

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1615 Phoenix Ave, Fort Smith, AR 72901-7944
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Closed now
All 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
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Wichita, Kansas
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoy all types of shrimp, from peel and eat, to fried, to coconut. On some nights, they add crab legs. We weren't there on that night. They had a nice salad bar and dessert bar too. Great place to experience if in the area.

Thank Marlena Z
Cedarville, Arkansas
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188 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It had been a few years since I had been to Catfish Cove. The food on the buffet was good but a lot of the trays were empty which made for less variety. If the buffet would have been well stocked I would have given a higher rating because what was there was good.

Thank Steve W
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a cental place my family meets fairly often. The buffet has soup, salad gumbo, fish, shrimp, frog legs, & crab legs (which my hubby loves) & the fixings. Plus a dessert bar. The staff is friendly and we always have a good time. They have all you can eat crab legs every Tues. and Sat. evening. You better... More 

Thank Desirae P
Missouri vally ia
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54 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in today for the lunch buffet. The food was fresh and very good. The gumbo was surprisingly very good for that far north. It was a little pricey for lunch

Thank Mardanoct
Laguna Beach, California
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

Barely sat down and waitress already asking if we wanted crab legs. lol The crab legs tasted very good, cooked properly, steamed not boiled. The buffet has a GREAT selection of food, if you come here bring your hunger. A little expensive but well worth it, fresh food always bringing more out to the buffet

Thank johnr61572u
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300 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016 via mobile

I stopped by here on the way out of town and experienced a great buffet lunch at 2pm Thursday. They have a full menu but I chose the large buffet. It was well stocked with many selection including a great salad area. It all tasted great. If you get there on certain days, they also serve crab legs. It appeared... More 

Thank jvboyle
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58 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

The is place knows seafood! The buffet is extensive. Everything from the basic salad bar fare to the best seafood imaginable! There is also BBQ ribs and chicken if seafood is not your thing. Then when you think you cannot eat anymore there is the dessert bar. A couple kids of cobbler, chocolate cake, and amazing ice cream (NOT soft... More 

Thank Trina_P
Muskogee, Oklahoma
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103 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 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.

Thank you3o8
Fort Smith, Arkansas
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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.

Thank Jerry S
Ozark, Arkansas
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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 

Thank Ken P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1615 Phoenix Ave, Fort Smith, AR 72901-7944
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Fort Smith
  • Phone Number: 479-646-8835

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