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Do you like catfish? If so, you are in luck. Below are 10 restaurants that serve delicious catfish in Northwest Arkansas. These establishments prepare catfish, fried and grilled and some also offer it blackened.

Below are the  Restaurants That Serve The Top 10 Catfish in Northwest Arkansas:


JJ’s Grill Bella Vista $$
12 Cunningham Corner, (479) 802-6455

JJ’s has several delicious catfish dishes to delight you. The Catfish nuggets basket with hand cut fries and hushpuppies are unique and hard to beat. Are sandwiches your thing? Then give the Catfish Po’ Boy a try.The blackened Southwest grilled catfish served over Spanish rice along with avocado is so tasty. The fried catfish consist of two fillets served with hushpuppies and chipotle tartar sauce. The portions sizes are good, service is fast and efficient. If you love catfish, you will enjoy JJ’s Grill with locations in Bella Vista, Rogers, and Fayetteville, AR


Blu Fresh Fish Market $$
607 SE 5th St, (479) 273-5400

Bentonville’s beloved fish restaurant and fresh fish market with a focus on delivering fish that is so fresh they can be caught and on your dinner plate some eleven or twelve hours later. Patterned after fresh fish markets on the coasts, Blu is able to lay claim to the freshest fish in NWA. Their catfish is brought in live, and can be prepared fried, grilled or blackened.

Flying Fish $$
109 NW 2nd St, (479) 657-6300

The atmosphere is relaxing and reminiscent of lakefront restaurants. It specializes in fresh fried catfish, crab, crawfish, chicken, and burgers. Business people flock there during weekday lunch, but don’t let that stop you, the line moves very quickly and the food comes out done to a turn within a few minutes. Just thinking about their fried catfish makes your mouth water.


Anglers Restaurant $$
14581 US-62, (479) 253-4004

Featuring a laid-back atmosphere with a beautiful view on their outdoor deck, Anglers Restaurant, formerly Anglers Grill, serves killer catfish, hushpuppies, wings, burgers and gluten free menu items.  There’s about a dozen beers on draft, and these beers are cold. Visit Anglers soon. You’ll be pleased you did.


Catfish Hole $$
4127 W Wedington Dr, (479) 521-7008

Specializes in fried catfish dinners with all the fixins’ from 3 pcs. to 8 pcs. Customers rave about the hushpuppies and the friendly service. They also have a non-fried dinner side of the menu. Their operating philosophy is ‘get it right every time.’


Wooden Spoon $$
1000 S Gentry Blvd, (479) 736-3030

Known around the region for their homemade menu items including their delightful desserts, they are also widely known for their delicious light and crispy fried catfish and hushpuppies. Some folks would eat fried catfish at no other restaurant.


Catfish John’s $$
601 W Hudson Road, (479) 631-6908

In business since 1989 and heralded as one of America’s finest catfish eateries, Catfish John’s specializes in farm-raised fried catfish. They do have other items on the menu, but the catfish and the homemade hushpuppies are the main focus. It is one of those places where you could eat fried catfish until you popped. Some people say it is simply to-die-for. The staff is friendly, efficient and helpful.

Fish City Grill $$
Pinnacle Hills Promenade, 2203 South Promenade Blvd #3110,
(479) 636-8833

Grilled, fried or blackened catfish are some of their specialties. Regular customers say that any food item on the menu is delicious every single time. The staff and management are friendly, and seem to actually care that your every dining experience with them is a good one.

Lucy’s Diner $
511 W Walnut St, (479) 230-5829

Lucy’s does fried catfish right. Try Lucy’s Catfish Dinner complete with farm raised cornmeal breaded catfish filets, hushpuppies, fresh-cut fries, brown beans, coleslaw and green tomato relish. Hold on to your hats, this is great catfish eating.


Eat My Catfish $$
200 Progress Ave #5, (479) 326-9598

Eat My Catfish is a Arkansas based chain restaurant with locations in Rogers, Siloam Springs and Fayetteville that are known for their FRESH, never frozen, U.S. farm-raised catfish.

The grilled blackened catfish dinner is plated on a bed of Cajun rice with corn on the cob and two hushpuppies. The Catfish Po’Boy is a generous ¼ pound of catfish toasted New Orleans style french bread, topped with tartar sauce and coleslaw. Be sure to check out their weekly lunch specials too.

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