Reviews of Mermaids Seafood Restaurant, Catering, & Venue (Catering)

2217 N College Ave, Fayetteville, AR 72703, United States

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REVIEWS OF Mermaids Seafood Restaurant, Catering, & Venue IN Arkansas

David Vandergriff

My expectations were low because of a previous visit several years ago. This time the experience was totally different. It was a very busy night, but the service was still adequate at least. The food was very good. The wine list provided plenty of options. I would definitely go back.

Catherine Gates

Great atmosphere and the food is excellent! I love this place for a special night out.

James Shelley

Came here for a special occasion. The staff was very helpful. The food was great.

Teresa Aspinall

Service was not as good as usual

Dwight Stephenson

First and service was great

Keith Allen

One of the best restaurants in the region. Fast service, timely and wonderful people. Chef Todd is an amazing cook. Well worth going to.

Jeffery Birchfield

Service here was great, however the chef is terrible. I ordered a medium rare ribeye steak, and it comes out bleu. I cut into the steak, well at least tried to, but it was beyond fatty with lots of gristle. The appetizers are nothing to be impressed by either, we ordered the mozzarella, shrimp, and crab cakes, it all tasted the same, like boiled shrimp. The scenery is way too dark, and loud.

Amber Santiago

Always great food and wonderful service!

Andrew Nelson

Great food and atmosphere

David Renfroe

Our favorite restaurant in Fayetteville. I always just get the special. The chef knows what he is doing.

Chrystopher Moran

We love going to Mermaids! Everything we've tried has been delicious and our service has always been perfect! We have had both dinner and catering and it has always been great!!

Aja Pence

Expensive, but the food was superb! And the atmosphere was great. Upscale for fayetteville. Very pricey, so it's a rare treat to dine here. But we love it!

DianneMarie Mezzano

Great ATMOSPHERE, service and fresh expertly prepared fish! Loved it!

Kristin Holmes

Very pleasant inviting atmosphere with very attentive knowledgeable wait staff

Sudsahara Callaway

Mermaids never disappoints. Whether it is an intimate dinner or a company event. I always recommend to my friends.

Julie Weeks

Delicious food, beautiful atmosphere! It makes any meal seem like a special occasion.

Sarah E. King

Mermaids is a Fayetteville institution. On this visit, I had the Tower of Tuna, while my companion had the steak frites. Both entrees were spot on, but I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention our superb server, Jeff. Jeff epitomizes southern hospitality. His lyrical descriptions of menu items will make your mouth water. He exudes charm, and even a lifetime Arkansan will pick up a couple of new idioms from him. He is a master of his trade, and always makes an evening more memorable.

bannon gallaher

I really don't see what the chef is trying to do here.. The entire menu is composed of seafood and pasta. I have been let down on previous trips so I decided to give the steak and lobster a shot. I kid you not. The steak was something I could get at a school cafeteria and the lobster was deep fried. What?

Betty Hamburg

excellent good, very pricey

Gail Cabot

Fish special was delish! First time here, would recommend to my friends for sure.

vicki redfeather

Too many people getting spoiled food here. Three times and your out!


My husband and I found Mermaids for our wedding reception after having lost our original location just weeks before our big day. Mermaids was extremely accommodating, understanding, and friendly. We could not have been happier with the location. The room was beautiful, the perfect size for our nearly 100 guests, and completely private from the rest of the restaurant. The food was of course wonderful- our guests couldn’t stop raving about the buffalo chicken option! It was a perfect evening.

Ryan Stout

Nice restaurant, great food and friendly staff.

Susan Snell

Was taken there for lunch by my brother and his wife. Had a pork dish instead of seafood - inventive and delicious!!

Tammy K Smith

Always great food and great service

Marty Harrison

Excellent food, great location, lot of parking

Matt Farney

We drive 4 hours from Lawrence, KS to eat at Mermaids(Yes its worth it). It is always an amazing experience! The service is top notch and the food quality is out of this world. Thanks Damian for making sure we were taken care of! See you in a few weeks!

Donnie Holden

Good meeting place. Good service and good god.

Mohamed Lemine M'Bareck

Very artistic and a worm place

renee white

Great place and good food

Julie Nacci

Nice place for a reception or big event.

Leo Malloy

Great staff, wonderful food, beautiful space. Excellent choice every day of the week.

Timothy Murphy

We had our company party here and liked the food served. Buffet style. Thank you Hunt Automotive Group!!

Rachel Cogburn

Always a fun date night

Kris Allee

The food was pretty good. Not sure it is worth the price tag though. One of the nicer places to eat in Fayetteville, so I think you are paying for the atmosphere more than the food.

Dan Hennessey

Good food. Good service. All four of us gushed about our meals. Much less expensive than most direct competitors .

Greg Kimberling

Very nice staff, great food and excellent ambiance. Fast service, but we arrived as it opened. Prices are a tad steep, so it a had to be a special occasion. Would visit again.

Brad Justice

Business Lunch Buffet very good

thewall big and beautiful

Their Cajun pasta is my favorite. Wife and I live on the other side of the state but eat here at least once a year. Oh, and #thebread

Brenda Base

This was the first time I've ever been to Mermaid's. It was for my work Christmas party. Fast, friendly, and very courteous staff. Fine establishment and great food. Loved it!

Susan Cunningham

Great lunch today! Had the sirracha shrimp lettuce wraps. Great flavor and perfect size for lunch. Our waiter was very attentive and knew the right times to pop over and check on us. Service was very fast. Good for a business lunch.

Gina Pentz

One of my favorite restaurants! Everything I've ate there has been wonderful!

Stephen Adams

Over the years, wherever Todd Golden sets up, Mermaids is always superb. Tonight was no exception.

jon bowles

Restaurant was very nice. Staff was friendly. Our server was excellent. Food was delicious.

Kevin McCormack

Excellent food and service!

Amy Jo Wyatt

Great atmosphere and fantastic food and service!

Alex Royce

Good. Perhaps not as good as the pricing would lead you to believe but quite good nonetheless.

Mark Valenzuela

A neat place with, awesome atmosphere, food was good too.

Cary Zinke

This place has great food and a very reasonably priced menu. I often come here with my grandparents. The specials are always amazing. The burgers and sandwiches are top notch. The service is impeccable and this place has a great atmosphere. Try it out if you haven't already.

Greg Lessard

Food was excellent, service was superb! Atmosphere was very warm and cozy for conversation and catching up with great friends.

Chris Skiles

Went for a Christmas party and it was very well put together. The waiter was always around when we needed him and had great suggestions for those that hadn't been there before. Would definitely come back again, but the prices would make it a special occasion only.

Nikki Clark

Friendly staff and great appetizers

Maria Aguilar

Good place to eat!! Nice atmosphere!! Creme brulee was soo good!!!

Galon Byrd

My first time going there and the food was amazing. Very fast service and a great waiter.

Marisa Eldridge

I like this pace. They have some of the delicious sea food around. i love their tuna. It is a busy place and that goes to show its popularity. The waiting staff are great.

J. T.

After a couple visits, I’ve most loved the tortellini, blackened chicken wrap and seasoned frenchies. It’s definitely the best fine dining experience in Fayetteville, with very classy and upscale interior...and affordable!

Shirley Martin

Nice atmosphere and friendly staff.

Danny Mitchell

Awesome food and service!!

Bill Castle

Good food, great service, nice place

Michelle A.

Delicious fine dining with beautiful decor. The steak was juicy and the dessert was divine!

Susan F

Oh my goodness! First time dining here, & just halfway through dinner, & I'm planning my next trip! Delicious food & excellent service!!!

Janet Nelson

My husband and I had the tuna steak. Absolutely the best ever! We will be back❣️

Lee Clemons

Great waiter and food

Dee Anne Dorman

I've never had a bad meal there! The Mermaid's chicken is fab! Service is always fast and courteous.

Isaac Brown

Great food and good service. Nice variety and the kids loved the fish tank. They have a 5 star saucier and the rest of the kitchen to match.

Rae Bean

My boss and I love eating lunch here. Reminds me of a place down in New Orleans.

Drew Walls

Everyone propping up this restaurant beyond two stars is lying to you. Overpriced, terrible food. Drinks are good though. Kind of hard to mess up liquor.

David Riley

We had a large group, everybody's food was good. Great service!

Diana Neel

Great place to eat. Beautiful venie

Brandon Jordan

Very nice atmosphere! Food was excellent!

Benny Grover

Waitress was very unprofessional. Did not care about her public. Wrong order was delivered to table but food was very good and well prepared.

hatal jeram

We came for lunch and were very pleased by their service and food. Whatever you do, don't forget the buttery bread and artichoke heart dip. Several years ago, they used to shape the buttered bread loaves like a fish and were served on a fish shaped plate. Although the looks might have changed, the flavor hasn't. Superb quality and and service. 10/10, will dine in again.

Ann Wade

Great food at very reasonable prices and very pleasant atmosphere.

Mary Edmiston

Always fresh hot and delicious, no matter what you order.

Nathan Willis

Excellent service, great ambiance. Food is better then average, but nothing to brag about. Great place for a good lunch.

Amanda B

The vibe is subtle and the food was great. I had the tortellini. Mmm delicious. The staff were amazing. They had everyone's order on point and didn't mind serving a large group. I appreciate the kindness and great customer service!

Ariel Stewart

Only 2 vegetarian options served here

Marla Gottula

Waiter was super! Food here is always perfection and surprisingly prices are not as high as one would expect for the quality of the food! One of my favorite NWA places to dine!

Josh Telford

Has really good seafood

Jana Line

I was there for a meeting food was pretty good

Mommy Vloggin'

Very over priced. I paid 4$ to add 2 shrimp to my carbonara. The food was good a d the service was good, but I think I'd rather go to Juicy Tails!

Y Thurston

Not as great as their commercial portrayed. I was a little let down by the whole dinning experience.

Charles Hutchinson

Great food and friendly service

Shawn Blasingame

Took my best friend here for his birthday, he had been before and loved it. I had heard mixed reviews from friends and co-workers, and I've gotta say not worth it. My friend had crab cakes as an appetizer that were visibly burnt and the waiter wouldn't replace them. Salad nothing special, bread flavorless and saturated in butter. Their was an upcharge to add chicken to my dish, their were maybe three bites of chicken. Alfredo sauce tasted like hot milk. My friends salad was spinach dripping in oil with the smallest piece of salmon I've ever seen. $80. Shoulda went to McDonald's.

The Reviewer

We ordered these lobster bites as an appetizer. Completely undercooked to the point of being raw. They were also slimy. For dinner I had shrimp with my meal. What "fancy," "nice," or "date worthy" restaurant does not clean out their shrimp? This place is disgusting and not worth the overpriced food. P.S I'm from the coast, I know good seafood.

Brian Holmes

Great customer service, but not enough food for the price. But overall impressed


Food is consistently good as is service. The atmosphere is unique.

Neo Hermitess

Food and staff are excellent, I especially love the bread they serve. I'd recommend the Tuna to anyone; it has savory and sweet in the dish and some great texture between the fish and risotto. However, I really wish some of the other diners would exhibit behavior befitting the venue. Was here on a Saturday night and there was a loud, seemingly drunk table and a few patrons dressed inappropriately. Best time to go is early on a weekday to avoid these annoyances :)

Dan Allen

Good food, not so good service. Marginal atmosphere

Tim Eaton

Good food and quiet dining experience!

Deb Hatcher

Was a large Friend get together in the Fireplace Room. Special beautiful fireplace room nicely decorated. Was very good and kind service. Served our big group all together at same times individual different meals. Asked if anything was needed. Very Astute not pushy. All food was fresh and made to order. Seafood , veal, chicken, Top prime steaks. Fresh salads and dressings and home made soups, with fresh bread loafs. A real treat.. Bottles of wine with nice selection. Appetizers which we tried crab stuffed mushrooms. Crabcakes with special sauces. Try it.

Emily McClain

I had really high hopes for this place since it has such a cool atmosphere. I told our server that I couldn't have gluten or dairy and she brought out the duck breast with bleu cheese and a side of mushroom creme sauce.... so she took that back and asked what I wanted instead. I told her tell them to make whatever is going to taste the best with my restrictions, I was open to whatever but didn't just want the duck with rice and spinach.... she came back out and said, "sorry, they've already started another duck breast so we'll just do that with rice and sauteed spinach." And that's literally what they brought out to me.... I understand that a lot of sauces have dairy and gluten but as upscale as this place is I feel like they could've taken the extra step to make a sauce or something to go with my meal. The duck was seasoned well but that was it. I literally paid $26 for an entree I very very easily could've made at home. My husband was satisfied with his duck entree and the sauce with it looked delicious.

Bryan Atkinson

Fantastic as always. Great food and excellent service.

John Stubblefield

Good food, good selection, great atmosphere, friendly staff. The frozen Merman margarita is excellent. Mermaids is one of my new faves in Fayetteville.

Carol Smith

This is our go to spot for special events. Atmosphere.. Food.. Service and we were surprised this time because we came for lunch and found excellent affordability. Our son took us out for an early Mother's Day

Steven Upton

My food was bland but my dates was amazing, great service and atmosphere too

JEss Wright

Super great food and service! Loved it! I just wish the patio was smoke free.

Kathy A.B.

I was here for a charity luncheon. I'm a vegetarian so I wasn't eating. A waiter noticed and asked if everything was ok. After I told him he took my plate and returned with a wonderful salad full of veggies and bread. I couldn't say enough good things about this restaurant or the staff. Thank you Mermaids!!

Alex Wegner

Owner was very friendly. Food was pretty good!

Karl Sonntag

The best seafood one could hope for in a landlocked state

Bobby F Plair

Good food and atmosphere!

Renee Sheely

It was fantastic. 4 out of 5 meals were spot on. My rib eye and fixins were luke warm. Kinda made me sad. That's the only reason why it's not 5 stars. Service was great!

Paula Carlson

I could take it or leave it, it would t be my choice to go there. Over cooked meat covered in sauce that tastes like it was just mixed. I don't mean as in tastes fresh, I mean the flavors were not married yet. Since our meals were chicken and beef, I would not pay the price to chance the same on the Ahi. NOT a five star.

lucy l

Pricey, but unique food made by the owner/chef. Family owned. Unique/ pleasant environment.

Robin Davidson

Elegant, beautiful! Great food!

Mary Allen

The food was awesome, waiter was great. Would definitely eat their again, hopefully very soon.

Lance Crider

Not bad, but feel like it's over priced for what you get.

Ronald Winker

Great place. Recommend.

Hawley Woods

The staff here is probably my favorite thing about Mermaid's, although it's hard to beat their delicious bread with melted butter. Yum. Haven't been overly impressed by there food, although their prices would have you believe it to be quite delicious. I enjoy the wedge salad and some of the veggie pastas. They are happy to accommodate food allergies or restrictions. The vegetables were quite nice in my pasta dish , but the pasta was a bit overcooked. I haven't tried the patio, but it's quite pretty. Also, there are large areas for rent for private functions.

Kristin Lumpkin

The food is delicious! The employees are always super friendly as well. It is a little pricey, but it's worth it. It's nice for a date night or a client meeting.

George Mayo

My first meal at this restaurant. House salad was fresh, with a nice variety of greens and a hearty bleu cheese dressing. Ribeye Mermaid's Style was nicely marbled and well-prepared at rare, but the shitake soy-ginger sauce was a bit sweet for my taste. The carrots were rather pedestrian, while the mashed potatoes were smooth and flavorful. The fresh bread was a warm, buttery accompaniment to the salad and entree. Service was quite good.

Robert Ellis

This is our special occasion go-to restaurant! Believe it or not, they have the best steaks I've ever had. Also a really unique drink menu!

Derik Newell

Not bad, but glad someone else was paying.

Bren Davis

Incredible food! Very personable and efficient wait staff and bartender. Very uniquely decorated! The owner is awesome!

Merkieann Burton

The bread was fantastic, everything else was mediocre at best. We tried multiple items, the mermaid chicken was the worst.

Chad Howard

Amazing place for receptions!

David Garrison

Great food and service. Always fill up on buttered

Will Bradford

Really love this place. Been coming here for years. Great selection for both lunch and dinner. Plenty of vegetarian options as well. One of the better seafood places in northwest Arkansas.

Andrea Simmons

Good food, very filling. It was Pasta night, which was a bit disappointing since there wasn't more seafood on the menu as that was why we went.

drew walls

Not impressed. Had lobster and steak. Lobster was some type of heated up deep fried monstrosity and steak looked like something from my junior high cafeteria... except they charge you like $40. Won't be going back.

Kelsey Schaugaard

Great service, amazing food, wonderful atmosphere. The Chicken Marie is my favorite!

Heath Key

Great food and atmosphere with good areas for mid-sized to large groups. A really nice bar area as well!

Misty Cotton

The food was really good. (It was our first time) But our waiter is who made us feel welcomed. He was so friendly and funny. Always checking on us and helping us with suggestions. He made sure we were happy with everything. Our drinks were never allowed past the half mark with him. The Beef Tips and Shrimp in ginger sauce was the best. For dessert Swiss Chocolate Cake and Banana Foster are great choices. Would definitely recommend and will definitely be back❤

Lenny Dudley

Company Christmas party. They treat you like royalty.

Dick Tracy

You will not go wrong with anything you order.

Jimmy McDonald

Best of the Best restaurants in Northwest Arkansas. Everything on the Menu is superb. Cannot go wrong. The chocolate ganache is crazy good.

Emma McPherson

We had the rehearsal dinner for our wedding here. The food was amazing. Everyone got something different and everything was just top-notch. The service was excellent and so attentive. Higgly recommend if you're looking for a high-end meal.

Quiz Mite

Can't go wrong with a Nicks Chicken Sandwich.

Julie Sheets

Once again the service (James) was exceptional and the food was off the chart!!!

Rachel Gerner

Excellent food and the service is fantastic. We had a large party of sixteen (each with separate tickets) and the servers didn't miss a beat. The loaves of bread for the table were warm and delicious. I enjoyed the crab cakes and T&L wedge salad I ordered for my meal.

SydBrokK .

We had our first date here and still go back and eat there some when we make it up to Fayetteville. When I first went, I was so impressed with the restaurant. Service was great and the food was too! Everything we have tried since then has been amazing!

Javier Lane

We like trying different local restaurants. We especially like seafood places. At first, we were not impressed with the menu, but the food was outstanding. I had Swiss onion soup and the hot rocks shrimp. I asked for no buffalo sauce because I can't handle much spice. It was served with blue cheese dressing and wow. It was so good. My partner had the seafood pasta that he said was great. So happy we came.

Henry Crouch

Incredible lobster Thermidor!

Kayla Faye Hendrix

First time. Came during lunch and it was SO good! Service was wonderful, the food was de-lic-ious!! Excited to give dinner a go!!

Mama Al’s Keto Kitchen

Beautiful restaurant, good service, but the food....


Outstanding service and food!

Lesia Lovejoy

Good food and good service

Megan Mullikin

Place looks awesome. Classy and romantic. We waited for fifteen minutes to even find someone. We didn't know if we should seat ourselves or just pick our own table. We were shocked by the lack of welcome. We were very excited to try it and sadly disappointed.

Billyjack Freeman

We went there for a work achievement party. We rented a small room. Nicely decorated. Great food for a higher end restaurant.

Bryan Ash

Highly recommend it's a must try

Jennifer Schriver

Loved this place! Food and atmosphere was great! The veal was amazing!

Mary Cope

Dined with a group of ladies from Sunday school.. We all enjoyed our meal, the service as well. I cannot say enough how perfect everything was for our little group!!

Chad Parker

Best seafood I have ever had. The waiter was friendly courtoues And helpful. I like that the restaurant was handicap accessible from the parking lot to inside the building. I appricated the chief especially cutting up my seafood for me. I would recomend this restaurant to anyone. Who especially likes seafood. In plan on comming back again soon.

David Reece

Bustling, multi-room restaurant with a great variety of foods to satisfy most palates. The service was really good and the food looked nice when served. The steaks were not great, and were a bit sinewy, but the flavor was good. Everything else was cooked perfectly.

Brent Robinson

With so many local organizations taking advantage of the great banquet rooms, seems like I'm at Mermaids about once a week. Good food, great staff, nice atmosphere.

EveBikerBabe Matthews

Mermaids restaurant in Fayetteville, Ar lives up to its name. From the moment you walk in you encounter a lovely statue on the table of a mermaid. When you enter the foyer there's a beautiful bronze sculpture of a mermaid touching a sea turtle. Then you hear the running water to your right and you see an enclave with stones, various mermaids and you are overcome with complete serenity! When you enter the dining area a beautiful salt water tank catches your eyes! The fish are gorgeous along with the anemones and corals and water that's so clean! The servers are knowledgeable about all the dishes. I have been to mermaids a number of times rather lunch or dinner the food is always fresh, seasoned perfectly, delicious and filling! You aren't rushed to complete the dining experience. You leave Mermaids contented in every way! Make sure you visit the mermaid room and make a wish

Grant Mccracken

Drinks made as ordered. Food was terrific as was the service. You can count on a good experience.

bretking36 .

Classy joint, however their Caesar salad was lacking. Tuscan dip was pretty good. The cajun pasta wasn't as "cajun" as i expected. Overall pretty good though.

Paul Isbell

Great food and service.

Sharon Dudley

The atmosphere was so relaxing and get service.

Matthew Przybysz

Great place to grab a high quality meal.

Lisa A

Service excellent, nice place, food avg.

Greg Pearce

Was large enough in back we could have a big group in. Food was good, staff responsive. Had a nice visit.

Kim Owsley

Great lunch, fast, friendly service will definitely go back and recommend to others.

Jeff Johnson

Some of the best food and atmosphere in F'ville...not casual thank God, someplace a little classy that won't kill your wallet. The specials are creative and tasty, start there...

Kaitlyn Cross

I went to Mermaids for the first time for a meeting so we had a limited menu. The waiter suggested a chicken and mushroom dish with risotto that was really delicious. The wine selection was good as well. I look forward to going back.

Ron Goad

Food was ok. Price was a bit high for the quality

Christy Laney

SO DANG GOOD. Went here for the first time with my husband for Valentine's Day and we will definitely be back. I got the steak, Mermaid's style & hubby got pasta. A must for special occasions!

Business Hours of Mermaids Seafood Restaurant, Catering, & Venue in Arkansas

11AM–2PM 5–9:30PM
11AM–2PM 5–9:30PM
11AM–2PM 5–9:30PM
11AM–2PM 5–10PM
11AM–2PM 5–10PM


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