Reviews of Gaston's Restaurant (Fish Shop)

1777 River Rd, Lakeview, AR 72642, United States Located in: Gaston's White River Resort

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REVIEWS OF Gaston's Restaurant IN Arkansas

Tracy Lewallen

Good food and great service

Cody O

Food is great. The view is amazing.

Gary Kendall

Did not go there. It was closed.

Jo Davis

Excellent food, waitress was amazing, prices alittle high but to be expected in a resort, reason for four stars was the hostess seating everyone was extremely rude, arrogant and seemed bothered by the fact people wanted to eat there. Restaurant was 75% empty and still had a 10 minute wait. We noticed the newer staff was happy, friendly and customer oriented while the older, longer term employees seemed snobby and irrated by the customers. It was myself, husband and 7yo niece. Time was 12 noon ish. So no excuse. Shame too it's a beautiful location and atmosphere

Rachel Morgan

Beautiful view outside the restaurant windows. Expensive and worth it.

Xmortious Devini

Food was no good. Way too over priced. Needs new management.

Ken Bebak

Gastons is definitely a first class fishing resort. The cabins are simply furnished but clean, roomy and we'll kept with river views. The restaurant is excellent and the bar is small but comfortable. There's a pool and game room for kids so the whole family has something to do. And of course fishing on the White River is most always good. I didn't fish this time, we just stopped in on a roadtrip because I new the facilities would be good.

Andrew Nelson

Excellent food and service- not mention the view and fishing outside

Desiree Barnett

Great liver and onions

John Dingman

Great view great food just all-around great

Amy Herrera-Holcomb

Over the mountains and through the woods to get to this gem of a place! We went during a Friday afternoon after a holiday at lunch time and it wasn't packed or overly busy. After numerous trips back and forth, fighting with the servers and 2 calls the hostess finally decided that she would let someone else seat us. I really do hope this was a rare occasion. Still prevents me from putting 5 stars because our server did end up in the mess and it kind of left her a little frazzled as well. We ordered an appetizer, 3 kid's entrees, fried catfish dinner, a bowl of soup and ate from the"boat" salad bar. Pricing was bit more then we expected for lunch so look at it as your entrance fee to visit the animals. 3 out of 3 kids almost cleaned their plates which is a win in any parent's book. The other items were good and so 5 out of 5 left with full bellies. We were very thankful for the bird sanctuary to walk around to say the least. I really do think we were lucky with not a lot of people being present at the time. The peacocks and turkeys that were out walking came really close to us which the kids loved. We walked the small path they had which was well maintained along with the birds and their home.

Christina Daniel

Courteous, clean, fun, and the food was great!

Julia Harrison

Great service, salmon and atmosphere but the salad bar was terrible. The lettuce was rotting and the French dressing had gone bad, they both smelled awful. I would still come back I'll just get something other than the salad.

Ricky Haynes

I've only had the Sunday brunch but I can say it was absolutely fabulous. The price was very reasonable for the large selection of food that was offered. A very beautiful and well-stocked salad bar along with a variety of different fish. The dessert buffet was also well stocked and everything we tried was wonderful.

Jonathan Fortune

Very welcoming.

John Boles

Why would a buffet offer poor drink service? What else do they have to do? We passed on the food because the buffet didn't look very appetizing for the price, but the drinks were good, just took a while to get each drink. Waitress looked tired. View was very nice. Sunday brunch may not be the best time to visit.


Great food and amazing service.

Maureen baldwin-elder

It has awesome food with a wonderful breakfast bar on Sundays. All the desserts are made by a Pastry Chef they have on staff. Service is wonderful!

Mike Carpenter

Worth the drive. Excellent Sunday buffet. Gorgeous location.

Blind Frogg Adventures

What else can you say, is the best place on the river

Mike Nichols

Great food and atmosphere. Fun to watch the planes take off and watch the peacocks.

Karen Chicoine

Always love going there. Great place.

Kaley Cook

They have amazing employees and amazing food. I LOVE their salad bar and my husband said the tuna is the best he's ever had.


Very unique out of the main pathway, good food ,

Opie Taylor

Don't waist your time. Under staffed, terrible service.

Dave Russell

We went for Brunch, and this place is Awesome, from the Great Staff to the food and the view, you just can't go wrong here. They also have places to stay and you do a little fishing, site seeing or just sit back and enjoy being here. So plan a trip here or stop in, I'm glad we did and will be back many times.

Shanna O'Brien

Fun atmosphere, beautiful view, good food. Fantastic bacon!

Eric Pittman

The restaurant was very nice. They food was good but not great. I would give the salad bar 4 stars

Dave Trindel

Outstanding food. Great atmosphere. Love the antiques they have all over the walls and ceilings.

Cathy Smeenk

First off, we were completely ignored when we walked in, took the hostess 5 minutes to even ask how many in our party. When we were seated, it took the waitress a while to get to us. When we finally got our order, they had substituted our vegetable without asking us if it was alright and it was not something either of us likes. The fish was good, but the hush puppies were doughy and tasteless. The waitress took so long in getting refills for our drinks and did not seem to be able to get it all together. All in all, was a very disappointing experience, especially for the price and supposedly great reputation it has. Will not be going back.


Absolutely beautiful with a friendly staff.

David Murray

Food good But very expansive !!.

Cindi Davenport

The ambiance, the staff the Chef and all you have to do is look at the picture to tell what a wonderful place this is.

Marty D

Great food. Great atmosphere. Best in the area.

Gene Kuettel

Excellent food and service in a relaxing atmosphere.

Jewel Delcastillo

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! The food was amazing from the salad bar to buttery green beans and fried rainbow trout! You can even peek downstairs where they bring in the fish. Inside is full of interesting pieces, including a ceiling full of bikes (with all their kickstands down), motors, and deer antler chandeliers! We also visited their peacocks, including their albino one who will follow you to the street!!

Leann McGovern

The view of the river is unbelievable. The food is good too.

Kerri Fivecoat-Campbell

It was great! Very nice staff, great food.

matthew voes

Get the trout poppers.

Megan Woods

Very good service but food is way overpriced for the quality that you get!

Donna Neel

Excellent food , service and the view of the river is amazing

Vernon Platero

Awsome resort. Excellent fishing. You will catch your limit before noon.

Brenda L Smith

Food was good staff was nice.

Terrance Sullivan

Great food and service. Staff very friendly.

Claire J.

Probably one of the most beautiful restaurants we’ve ever been to. We were so excited to eat there for the first time and absolutely loved the view! But, we ordered two sandwiches and it took 40 minutes before we finally decided we had to leave. Our waitress said absolutely nothing to us and when she came up to take our order, she stood silent at our table and said nothing. We got water and never saw our waitress again for 40 minutes. When we got up to leave, I did let the manager know we couldn’t wait any longer and that we were going to leave. I was very polite and she was also. She ran to the back and got our food and put it in to go boxes and took care of our bill. Gorgeous restaurant and view, but the worst experience.

Kathryn Sage

Fabulous location, great food.

Matt Roberts

This place was absolutely wonderful! With a range of entrees ranging from classic surf and turf to club sandwiches, this place has something for everyone. The view of the white river is great and the eclectic decor is delightful to behold. Stop by soon!

C. Jones

Amazing service, good food, amazing view.

Dustin Kilmer

This place was amazing.From the minute you walk in the door, you're treated like family. My wife and I had an early dinner at the restaurant, we could not have had a better experience. Request a window seat and watch the fisherman go by as the fog settles in over the White River.

Monica Long

Celebrated our 18th wedding anniversary and ate here and it was phenomenal!! We will be back!!

Betty Ruckman

Food good serve good loved the view on the lake


Outstanding restaurant. I ate here with family. Wasn't too crowded so we could enjoy a nice quiet atmosphere. The views were extraordinary. Staff was very courteous and fast. Located s little out of the way but well worth the drive!

Andra Novak

Loved the quiet and secluded restaurant for Father's Day breakfast. Great staff.

Frank R. Fischer

Little piece of class..Sunday brunch is awesome.

Brian Morris

Awesome views, food, service.

Melissa Olexa

Food was delicious! Pop was never refilled and dessert took a bit to get, otherwise it would receive five stars for a great staff and tasty food!

LaDonna Skinner

Great food and service. Ambiance is the best.

William Grove

Great view, good food and attentive wait staff.

Barb Speicher

I think $27.00 is a lot for for a buffet that mostly serves breakfast and that you didn't even have the offer of order anything off the menu so if you want something small I still think $27 is a lot

Heidi Leandro

We met relatives for lunch while traveling through. The food was as amazing as the view of the river from the dining room. My kids loved watching planes land on their grass runway and visiting their peacocks and other game birds across the road.

Nancy Steele

Love it here! So peaceful to dine overlooking the river. Friendly staff.

Maureen DeMarks

Beautiful surroundings and incredible food

Suzie Stanley

The view here never gets old. It's so pretty and so peaceful. The food is so much better than it used to be. I went for lunch and had a Reuben. I recommend it.

Galen Schrock

Very good service, food and amazing view.

Vernon Guttman

Awesome views of the White river and a filling breakfast buffet

Roy Etienne

No words. Bad service all around. No need to reply to my rating. I won't be back, and will not advise to anyone.

Bradley Putnam

Great service great food and beautiful atmosphere

Brooks Clem

Fantastic food and awesome staff!

Bobby Williams

The best trout fishing in the lower 48, with the best restaurant in the area.

Randa Caja

I've have eaten here for years but last friday I just ate the salad bar and got the worst food poisoning ever. Think they should know and I hope no one else got sick. I retract this statement found out many people in town had a stomach bug going around. Sorry i jumped to conclusions.

justin christensen

The go to place anytime you are around here. For sure get the salad bar

Robert Wilhite

Not impressed. Upon arrival I told the host we wanted the full experience and they failed to deliver. Me, my wife, daughter & 2 grandkids. Asked if we could be seated on river side and they declined rather than put 2 tables together and we were seated on the opposite side. I could understand if there weren't tables available but there were. I'd be hard pressed to spend another $200 there again, if any. If it wasn't for our server it'd be 1 star.

Adam Rowe

They were far more concerned with pushing us through our meal as quickly as possible than they were actually providing good service. I wouldn't eat here again if you paid me to.

Christine Ochs

Love the view of the river. Food was very good.

Jon Saxon

I used to fly in here with my Grandad when i was a kid, he was friends with Jim Gaston, but i hadn't been there in years. My wife and I decided we would give it a shot this weekend since we were heading over around Mountain Home. We got to the restaurant around noon and it wasn't too busy. We ordered the potato skins as an appetizer and i was surprised how many came in an order. A lot of restaurants seem to skimp on the appetizer, but this one was a large portion for the price. My wife just got the salad bar and i ordered the Shrimp burrito. I must say, i was surprised with how good it was. Typically when something around here says something like "cajun flare" or similar, it never lives up to that typical Louisiana flavor, but this did. It was a large burrito, stuffed with fried shrimp and coleslaw and came with a good portion of crusty breaded fries. Gastons is a little bit out of the way, but if you are in the neighborhood and want some good food and a neat atmosphere, you should give them a shot.

Jon Valeski

Service was bad, cooks were way behind, management offered no condolence for a salad that I waited an hour for. Never had that c issue there before. Something has changed and its not good,

Carlee Gwennap

We went to the Sunday brunch buffet, was pretty good but not quite amazing

Greg Craiglow

Absolutely fantastic service was great food was really good.

Amy Christensen

I loved this place. Was my first time there. My waiter was so kind and enjoyable.

Shari Cartwright

Peaceful, beautiful, great food!

Ezekiel Carpenter

The food is top notch, the view is top notch, and the service is top notch. The building its self is pretty cool with antique bikes, boat moters and other stuff hanging from the ceiling. It is pretty cool.

Bill Sims

I took my family here for our Thanksgiving Day celebration. We were not disappointed! This was definitely my best ever meal at Gaston's and I have been eating there since 1978! Everything was over the top from the carving station to the pastry bar. And the service was excellent and attentive!!! My thanks to Gaston's for a wonderful holiday experience!

David Dayton

Waterfront was nice but price of food was very high priced , not worth it order a salad

Joseph Moody

Great retreat with Natural State Pest, we enjoyed the views and some great fishing!! Will do it again

Gerald Meyer

Service was poor, could not get a second drink

Sandy Niemeyer

Atmosphere is wonderful and pretty good food.

Sandy K.

Good food but slow. We were there on Memorial day and there where only 5 or 6 tables with people. It took over an hour to get our food and it was sandwiches. So if not the place to go if your in a hurry.

Maggie Herrmann

Always a pleasant experience, and great food!! It is nice to just sit in the lobby and see all the best stuff!

Ledley Symmes

Outstanding service and great food.

David Zajicek

Great food fun places

Tonya Thorpe

Great food, but prices are a little high

erik hernande

It was the best beautiful place ever prices for good food was good overall awesome

Ike Porter

Had a great meal loved all the artifacts and the scenery

Jacob Irving

Very good food and service. We really loved the classiness of gastons and everything they had to offer.

Katie Lavallee

Wait staff is excellent. Tasty food. Generous amounts.

Lacey Inman

We had a party of 4.5(baby) and ordered Steak, lobster, grouper special, and pasta. All were great! Each entree came with a trip to the salad bar(which was also a great salad bar). Some in our party were disappointed b/c our salad plates were tiny (and there was alot of yummy food up there including pasta salads, cheese balls, and other yummy things) and they didnt know it was a "one trip only" so they didn't get everything they wanted. I, on the other hand, piled my tiny plate high and got everything I wanted. Ha. The lobster was perfectly seasoned and cooked, and steaks were tender and cooked perfectly. The pasta salad was very flavorful-I just wish you could change out the meat in it (shrimp instead of chicken if you want). The grouper was tasty too.

Cheryl Kremer

Food and atmosphere was fantastic!

Jon Carde

Location was nice, but the price doesn't justify the food quality. Service was okay at best. Still will go back because the lack of options in the area.

Tank Sherman

Neat little place with great views. Food was really good too. Always appreciate a place that still has a salad bar

Luis Ruiz

Great menu selection.

Lance Crider

Not too bad, has great decorations and unique but last few times here just not as good as it use to be.

Shirley Baker

It was not anything like we expected. We got one hamburger to go and it cost us 14 dollars in the restaurant. One of the girls was rude. NEVER AGAIN

Jeni Watts

Little pricey for what we got, but food was good.

Tim Joslin

Awesome food, excellent atmosphere.

david bergman

We have been to this place probably 4 or 5 times over the years and I must say that this is the best the food has ever been. It has always been a great destination place where the scenery and atmosphere made up for any disappointments in the food. Now the food seems to be getting close to the restaurant's other attributes. This last time we were with a large group and the wait staff seemed a little short handed, waiting an eternity for drinks, but other than that we were all happy. Probably a 4.5/5, but I would go to this place even if they served frozen burritos.

Arnold Puckett

Excellent food in a beautiful setting. Overlooks the white river. Near Bull Shoals State Park.

Ann-Marie LeBlanc

Amazing food with surprising options [Cajun Shrimp Burrito]. Interesting place with gift shop and friendly proprietors. The location is beautifully landscaped with grand views.

Georgia Gubbels

The BEST restaurant in the South! We went for their Sunday brunch which was delicious! I love the decor there and the view of the river... Truly a delightful and wonderful place!

Dena Lancaster

Excellent, delicious food, top class service. Go to Gastons Resort twice a year, for a week at a time = 2 weeks per year! For 28 years! Always consistent, never disappointed, BETTER THAN DISNEY WORLD LOL. Highly recommend!

Laura Jesse

The waitress was nice but not very efficient. The ribs were great but the vegetables had absolutely no seasoning.

Chris Northrip

It was very good

Michelle Davenport

Great pan seared trout!

David Scroggs

The menu was new and very well done, with the food being the best around. I had the Pecan Cajun Tuna, and it was possibly the best Tuna entree I have ever had. Please go to Gastons for a great meal, especially if you haven't been in the last couple of years. Chef Rick provides you with fresh food from a practical menu. It's worth every penny plus more.

Richard Fox

After 5 visits over 2 years its our opinion that Gaston's is by far the best local "fancy" restaurant. The facility/grounds are unique and beautiful and so is the interior of the restaurant. Great little bar. We love the cool collections of various antiques, it's like a museum. The food is always excellent, especially events like their incredible Valentine's Day spread (the date opportunity of the year, fellas). Gaston's is a little pricey but you get more than you pay for so its always a fun and worthwhile adventure. Highly recommended!

JoEllen Boland

Excellent view of the river and they are know for their fish dishes. Grat food and the inside decor is superb.

Ruth Fry

I was extremely excited to visit Gastons with my family visiting from Colorado. I thought the food was average and not at all the quality I was expecting for the price. Frankly, my catfish is much better than what I was served that day. Coincidentally, I was at the reception desk at the same time as the chef, and he was "extremely" rude and inconsiderate. In the future, I will choose another location to take my family. Perhaps, Rockbridge.


Bad service, under staffed. Made a special trip never got to eat.

Madison Goff

The prices are absolutely ridiculous for the quality of food. For example, the majority of the sandwiches were around $13, for a basic sandwich that would be $8-$10 anywhere else. Service was poor, the hostesses looked surprised when we walked in and didn't know what to do. A manager had to come figure out a seat for us (it was about 1:30 and not busy at all) and reprimand them in front of us for not keeping up with the seating chart. But sadly, it's one of the few places to eat in the area.

John Hoffman

Trip around the world The food was amazing and the band was great

Diane Taylor

Brunch more breakfast items other than salad station veggies rather lacking. Dessert station best selection overall.

Phyllis Moore

Fine dining with a historically unique decor. Wonderful atmosphere and service.

Ashley Murray

EXPENSIVE but good! Views are amazing!

Brody Townsend

Awesome place! food is great but the decor in there is so cool. It is a "have to see it for yourself" kind of place.

Kathie Neill

Wonderful food & service was great

Derrick Williamson

Sunday brunch is always fantastic. It's a little pricey, but a nice place to eat at on occasion. I would recommend here to anyone wanting a nice, peaceful atmosphere with an awesome buffet.

Bob Odom

The cajun chicken bowtie was superb

Tammy Matheny

Very dissatisfied. Restaurant has definitely declined.

Chad Rhoades

Unique place. Beautiful view, good food.

Cheryl Allen

A very pretty place with good food

Rich Sanders

Enjoyed it. Food was good. Service was a little slow but very friendly. We will go back. It is right on the river.

Jesse Koerts

Great place for some excellent fried catfish and a view of the White River while you eat it.

Robert Guy

Gaston's is a beautiful place ! I love just going there for a nice meal. A nature lover's must see. It's a top rated and very nice fishing resort on the Buffalo river surrounded by the beautiful Arkansas landscape. Plus a fantastic white table cloth restaurant right on the river. The food is always wonderful (the weekend breakfast buffet is great) the service is great, and the restaurant has very interesting decor of old timey pieces all over. Ohh, and they have peacocks ! I would highly recommend it!!!

Belinda Manuel

A fabulous dinner with great friend and delious food and service was great


Food is always good, scenery is beautiful and I enjoy the aviary every time.

Sue Kirk

Excellent food & service!

Ashley Huffman

Lovely scenery, atmosphere, and location. The food was nothing to write home about, and the service was lacking. I thoroughly enjoyed my time, though. I'd definitely go back!

Richard Osterhus

We had a party of 14 and had a wonderful time. Great food, great service, and spectacular view.

Warren Webster

The food was great and the service was great and the scenery was very beautiful.

Lance Gram

Great food. Best atmosphere!

Meg Carter

Gaston's is a great fishing experience and they cook your fish for you to have at dinner.

Mark Stoutenborough

This is a great place to visit. Food was spectacular!!! Service was great. Views from the restaurant looking over the river were awesome!!!

Gunnar Shaffer

Salad bar was great. Waiter was sweet but simply bad service, green beans were not cooked at all, soup bowl was all messy. The views were great but the food was just ok.

Sweet Leaf News

Amazing place for a fancy meal and an amazing view.

Jody Street

Loved the food, very tasty and large variety. Nice views! Will be back!

Bo Mitchell

Very nice resturant

Stan Stoneman

We love this place! The food and people are awesome.

Bonnie Stockton

Good food, good service.good atmosphere

Kim Williams

For not being busy it took awhile to get service.

Kevin Bell

Food was very delicious. The service was terribly slow.

Jeff France

Very good dinning experience/hats off to cook

Dixie Brown

What a wonderful place there was eight of us service was great food was great view was great can't say enough about this place a must go to place if you are in Mountain Home Arkansas or anywhere close was my highlight of the whole trip

batesville Office

Food was ok they have trail's for walks and a brid sanctuary

Jonathan Byrd

We enjoyed our time at Gaston's. The food was good and the view was great.

Irene Flick

Great n peaceful place... Love it I go every chance I get

Darkwidow's Web

Im a housekeeper here at Gastons and I love working here it's an awesome place to visit stay in comfort and the fishing is great too.

Lane Hilbun

Great service and great food.

Roddy L

AWESOME little bar

Randy Adams

Not really my kind of place. Went for the brunch buffet we heard about. Didn't seem like the buffet was worth it's $20 price, perhaps on a different day...

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