Last month we featured more than 30 of the best places in Arkansas to get awesome seafood. It’s time to narrow it down to the fine point, though. Who’s got the best
catfish of them all? These 15 restaurants are chosen out of a selection of nearly 50 amazing Arkansas eateries that serve the best seafood (including delicious catfish) in the Natural State.
15. Shark's Fish & Chicken
Shark's Fish & Chicken has locations in the central Arkansas area where you can get your fill of delicious fried catfish and chicken for a great price. Make it a regular lunch stop!
14. The Hook Catfish Restaurant
The Hook Catfish Restaurant is located in Jacksonville at 1802 South Highway 161 and is an excellent place to eat when you're craving Southern-style seafood and chicken served up freshly fried.
13. Leon's Catfish & Shrimp Restaurant
Leon's Catfish & Shrimp Restaurant is in Pine Bluff at 3801 Chapel Village, Suite 18. The seafood and chicken platters served here are some of the most delicious meals you'll have in the state. The hush puppies keep coming to your table hot and fresh during your meal, so come ready to eat!
12. Fisherman's Cove
Fisherman's Cove can be found in Nashville, Arkansas at 1433 Mine Street. Fisherman's Cove serves their dishes with a level of expertise and care that you'll immediately appreciate upon tasting.
11. Eat My Catfish
Eat My Catfish has an original location in Benton and a newer location in Conway. The restaurants feature spacious dining areas, great service, and absolutely delicious catfish.
10. Johnson's Fish House and Diner
Johnson's Fish House & Diner is in Wynne at 329 Highway 64 East, and regulars are big fans of the all-you-can-eat catfish as well as the great burgers on the menu.
9. Jo Jo's Catfish Wharf
Jo Jo's Catfish Wharf is located in Mountain View at Jack's Fishing Resort. Enjoy the amazing view of the White River as you enjoy the great service and friendly atmosphere here!
8. Flying Fish
The well-loved Little Rock restaurant Flying Fish is popular for its atmosphere and excellent catfish. Flying Fish is located at 511 President Clinton Avenue.
7. Fred's Fish House
Located in Mountain Home at 44 Highway 101 Cutoff, Fred's Fish House offers diners a gorgeous lakeside view while enjoying fabulous catfish as well as steaks and burgers if you're in the mood for beef.
6. The Fishboat
The Fishboat is in Jonesboro at 3905 East Nettleton Avenue. The wonderfully prepared catfish buffet and friendly service make The Fishboat a great place to make a regular stop when you've got a seafood craving.
5. Catfish N
Catfish N in Dardanelle (at 210 Dardanelle Dam Road) features a gorgeous lakeside view and serves catfish that will have you coming back on a repeat trip for seconds.
4. Catfish Island
Located just north of Forrest City in Caldwell at 5319 Highway 1 North, Catfish Island is a must-try restaurant for serious seafood fans. Catfish, shrimp, and frog legs are among the delicacies on the menu here.
3. Huckleberry's Catfish Buffet
Huckleberry's Catfish Buffet can be found in Searcy at 2613 Eastline Road. Rated before by us as one of the best buffets in Arkansas, we think Huckleberry's deserves extra attention for having some of the best catfish in the Natural State too!
2. Crossroads Catfish Cafe and Catering
A highly popular restaurant with Cabot locals, Crossroads (located at 3472 South 89) is best known for its awesome seafood buffet - the catfish is just one delicious part of it all!
1. Brown's Catfish
Located at 1804 East Main Street in Russellville. Brown's serves excellent catfish as well as a seafood buffet that will have you filling your plate with a variety of amazing seafood and sides.
Honorable mention for most amazing catfish in Arkansas goes to Peyton Creek Catfish House in Conway, Catfish Cove in Fort Smith, Catfish City in Little Rock, The Fish House in Conway, and Ron’s Catfish Buffet in Jonesboro. Leave a comment about your favorite place to go chow down on some good catfish with all the right sides!