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The Ultimate Arkansas Fried Catfish Bucket List Will Make Your Mouth Water

If there’s one food in Arkansas that is almost universally devoured on a regular basis and with joy, that food is probably perfectly fried, deliciously flaky, crispy catfish. Below you’ll find a list of eateries that serve just that kind of catfish, at reasonable prices and with hometown charm. Consider these restaurants your Arkansas catfish bucket list, because you’re not going to find better catfish than at these 11 places.

For another Arkansas foodie bucket list you’ll love, click here. You should also check out this barbecue, these burgers, and all this glorious pizza.

J.B. Weisenfels
J.B. Weisenfels has lived in rural Arkansas for three decades. She is a writer, a mom, and a graduate student. She is also an avid collector of tacky fish whatnots, slightly chipped teapots, and other old things. In her spare time she enjoys driving to the nearest creek to sit a while. If you were to visit her, she'd try to feed you cornbread.