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“Really Tasty...Slightly Salty for me”

Catfish Hole Fayetteville
Ranked #10 of 430 Restaurants in Fayetteville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $25
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Takeout
Reviewed January 27, 2013

I've lived in NW Arkansas now almost 3 years and haven't had the chance to check out the Catfish Hole until yesterday, after hearing so many good things I was super excited to check it out! I am a huge catfish fan!
It was really tasty and crispy however, it was pretty salty for my taste. My husband grew up here and said it's not normally this salty so it could have been just the mix that day.
The side dishes were all fantastic... loved the pickled relish on the side. It gives you a nice sweet balance from all the fried food.
Overall, if you are looking for some good fried catfish it's not a bad place.
If you're in Bentonville check out Flying Fish in downtown on the square... I think it's better and has more non-fried side options.

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Reviewed January 6, 2013

It has a loud atmosphere, but that is part of the experience. Don't expect anything but to be full before you leave & you won't be let down

Thank John L
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Reviewed December 31, 2012

You can't find the fish! Incredible that they are still in business. I can't find greasier fries anywhere else, except Brenda's Bigger Burger. Service is slow. They are understaffed. Prices are too high for what you get. But if you like to fill up on extra salty grease....you'll be in heaven here.

Thank RickyLee
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Reviewed November 22, 2012

For 15 dollars you get very small portions of fish, fried to a crisp so that your get more salty batter than fish. The french fries are limp and soggy with oil, but you get a huge helping of soggy fries. Hushpuppies are good, but not worth going there alone for. Cole slaw tastes like Sams Club or Wal-Mart brand. Guy standing inside greeting (owner maybe) had a fish shirt on that looked like it hadn't been changed for days. Skinny woman who seated us was sour like she hadn't smiled in years. Girls waiting tables were very nice, but had too many tables to wait on so that you had to stand and wave in you needed anything more. The theme is Arkansas Razorback with fish windows.

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Reviewed November 20, 2012

This is the perfect choice for a group meal or a family night out. Seating and parking are plentiful. The food is fabulous. My favorite is the chicken strip dinner (yes I know in a catfish joint). The hushpuppies are probably the best in the state ... and they are endless with your meal. My mouth waters just writing the review!

Thank PinkDragonPrincess
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