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Catfish Cove

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1615 Phoenix Ave, Fort Smith, AR 72901-7944
11:00 am - 9:00 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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Fort Smith, Arkansas
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Up until today I had always recommended Catfish Cove to any business or non-profit looking for catering. As a non-profit chairman it's my duty to find the best option for our banquet and a company with integrity. On September 1st I called and reserved our banquet date with the owners sister for 300 people, after doing so I had started... More 

Thank LaceyNa
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I will say it was busy but to wait 30 minutes for WARM peel and eat shrimp is inexcusable. The reasons: A chef walked out We had three large CALL IN orders before your dining room ticket Asked for the manager and she even had more. But no need to go into that. No hush puppies served with my order... More 

Thank Jena S
Poteau, Oklahoma
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97 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

This is a buffet style restaurant. They have all kinds of things on the buffet like fish and ribs and on certain nights they have crab legs.

Thank Brenda E
Greenwood AR
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

Good selection of fish, shrimp, chicken and many wonderful salads. Great cobbler and side dishes, soups. All in a buffet. We've been eating there for many many years. Excellent for parties.

Thank Irene B
Wichita, Kansas
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016 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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193 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

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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43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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312 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, 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?