Reviews of The Hook Catfish Restaurant (Fish Shop)

1802 AR-161, Jacksonville, AR 72076, United States

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Right now this business gets a score of 4.4 stars out of 5 and the score was based on 625 reviews.

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This Fish Shop corresponds to the category of Seafood restaurant.

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REVIEWS OF The Hook Catfish Restaurant IN Arkansas

Cameron Sims

Good food and I love the staff, they are very friendly and my food arrived very quick...

Mike Bauman

Very good fish, and price was fair , and the service was great. The hushpuppies were the best, coleslaw was very good also. Looking forward to going back. Ice tea good and refreshing.. 5 stars.... very good,clean resturant.

M Bell

My family took me to this little spot that I probably would've never found. That fry on the fish was everything! I'm back up north and it's still on my mind. I'll never look at another piece of fried fish the same! Kudos!

Vickie Bradley

I eat there all the time the fish be good but this time the fish taste old

Kaalin Shelton

Good prices for good food

Jeanette Watkins

The food is delicious and the prices are great. However the restaurant could be updated.

Carol Dison

It was good food waitress good I recommend going.

Mary Brittain

Visted 5.29.19 told waitress that our chicken was over cooked nothing was done about it then near the end of our meal and taking our food to go my daughter found a hair underneath her food and the waitress said she would talk to someone came back and said if we had saw it in the beginning something could have done but we had ate the food she said they had problems like that before (sounds like they think we did it) she told someone and nothing was done but she said she charged us for a different meal food was ok but all that went on was and never be worth the return ( I even left a tip could have been a sorry customer made a seen and left the table blank ) oh to make matters WORST not one word was said like THANK YOU COME AGAIN don't worry I won't

Susan Meadows


Berniece Barnes

The best catfish you’ll get anywhere. A very friendly place to go.

Jim Catherman

Pretty good fish and their servings are huge. Fast service. Not a buffet but you get plenty to eat.

Curtis Hudecek

We eat here everytime we visit the area Really good food and the staff is very friendly.

Charles Jenkins

Waitress was nice and helpful. Food was hot and fresh.

Taniya Carpenter

Best fish I've had in a very long time! Excellent flavor and large meaty pieces of fish. The hush puppies, pickled tomatoes, and slaw were also really good. The service was quick and very friendly as well. A little bit off the beaten path but well worth it! We will be back!

Trenell The Realtor

love going there, which we do often and service has always been good to us. Now I would recommend this to them. I need some seasoning on the fish other than that everything I have had has been good.

Anthony Calloway

Ok. Probably not come again.

Gail Williams

Great food and Service

Michelle Talley

Good & hot!!

Chris Mccowen

Great food and service


The fish has always been good, but the hot water cornbread is the best.. I went twice just for hot water cornbread.

Ronald Walker

Great food at fair prices. Friendly staff. Very popular with the locals. Not only do they have great catfish, but also great chicken and hamburgers. Highly recommended.

Jackie Carpenter

Best ever!

Vikki Parker

Love The Hook, always good food and quick service

P Dog

Really good food

Diane Puckett

Great food, good price and friendly staff. Go there often.

Rebecca Johnson

This was my first time to eat here. The food was so fresh, tasty and not expensive. The wait staff was prompt and attentive. I will definitely be going back.

Anthony Burton

The Foo and Service was great, I live it.

Anna Jackson

Nice service and the fish is awesome good

Darly Wooldrige

Best catfish ever

Samantha Oneal

Great food. Loved the oriented.

Mike Brafford

Two friends and I made our maiden voyage to "The Hook" today. Great food and the service was fantastic. Glad we found this great little secret.

vicki henderson

It is all fryed food

Debra Calhoun

I enjoyed the service and the Home atmosphere. Plenty of food for me. I will Alexus stop by when I'm in town.

Weston Vowel

Good food, but I probably won't go out of my way to dine.

Jimmy Morris

Pretty good food and pretty good service! We had to wait for seats but we had a party of 20!

Donna Gilliam

The Hook in Jacksonville is awesome. I enjoyed a very nice friday evening out with my mom and sister. We had an amazing waitress and the food, the best hushpuppies ever and the fish and shrimp cooked just the way I requested. The owner even checked in to make sure we were well taken care of. I highly recommend The Hook and would give it 10 Stars if i could.

Gene Kuettel

Good food at a reasonable price with good service.

Ulylendia Aaron

Great food A little high on the prices


If I had to choose one catfish place to eat at out of all the ones near my home, I would choose The Hook. The food is good. The portions are big. But the service, the service goes above and beyond. The servers are so friendly. The owner is always there, and makes it a point to speak to anyone who is in a 4 foot radius. We are always treated exceptionally. Especially makes a difference when I have all 5 of my children with me.

duane 1914

I have been coming to this place for years but today was a problem. We got waitress too busy stitching on other waitresses instead of taking care of the customers. There's always a good time and place for that people. Not Cool!

Tyuana Williams

There are some waitress who look at you an your takeout order an not help you out. just look an walk away from you...i guess i was the wrong color

Los Salinas

Great place for fish...priced good too..

Kyle DeArmond

Man, I have got to say, pretty sure it was better then Whitehall's!! Love eating here

Katherine Lofton

Awesome food & service

Rena Ray

This was the first time I've eaten there. I was very satisfied. My husband and I did takeout and the young lady that helped me was wonderful.

Kristina clark

ABSOLUTELY LOVE the hook delicious food and great service

Charlene Bettis

Best catfish in town, friendly service

Lorrie Thiel

Best catfish around. The service is very good. They have easy access for those of us that are differently abled (I use a cane and have a seizure alert dog). They were very kind and generous about helping me find the table I preferred with my dog, not all restaurants will do that.

johnjpa808 .

Love it! Best catfish so far in Arkansas. Has a homestyle diner feel & everyone is always super friendly.

Roger Boyett Jr.

Great place friendly Great Service Fish and Shrimp and Hushpuppies and Baked Potato is Awesome

Becky Lacy

Good food. Prices have gone up. Great fried pickles. Good customer service.

Elaine Harris

Omg! Please move to Buda Tx we need a good cat fish place here

Brandon Sturch

I haven't been there too many times

Ed Snow

Always good fish and great service

Shmeka Garrett

Love it the food is good

Sharla Atkinson

Everything we tried was delicious. They have all you can eat fish with hush puppies & fries. Casual dining with exceptional staff. Helpful, friendly & focused on how customer service use to be. We will be returning.

Darryl Calhoun

The service is always great the food is always Awesome the Catfish and shrimp coleslaw huspuppys and French fries are so damm good! The sweet ice tea is the bomb! So if ever your pass this way stop by like me and my wife do everytime were through there we stop an are never ever disappointed by the service the food or the price we worth every penny ! It's a special place for veterans of all services thanks again we see you soon The Calhouns D & D from Texas DFW

Jonathan Pierce

Great local Catfish joint.

Ray Tate

The Hook is legendary in Jacksonville and Northern Pulaski County. It's military theme and friendly staff help make it a family restaurant worth the visit. Although they do have a variety menu, you go to the Hook for the perfectly cooked catfish, tasty hush puppies and crunchy crinkle cut fries. And the white onion and green tomatoes top off a meal that sends you home happy and full. The place isn't fancy, but it is inviting, diverse, and worth a stop. Also - No standing in buffet lines and the prices are easy on the wallet.

vickie parker

Food was great. Service was timely.

Bobby Brown

Very fresh and great service!

Roger Tolleson

I do not recommend this restaurant for their catfish. I have eaten there about 4 times now and am not satisfied with it. It is always overcooked and mostly crust, very little fish. Got the small catch which is 5 pieces and by the time I removed all the crust, I may have actually got maybe 2 pieces. Barnhill's has better catfish. Just saying.

Jennifer Hayes

First time there & I really enjoyed the atmosphere & staff... Very family friendly... Great food from smiling faces... :)

Angela Richmond

Really good food, short wait time and friendly people .

Kim Washington

This is our favorite restaurant in this area!

Alan Cash

Love me some Hook catfish. This has been a family go to for as long as I can remember

Jillian Adams

I was disappointed. Ordered the fish sandwich and it was a couple strips of fried fish between white bread with some lettuce. I would suggest more flavoring in the fish and a better bread

Mario Thompson

Some of the best catfish in Central Arkansas

sherri Stevens

Awesome atmosphere great food

Blake Davenport

I have been eating at this restaurant off and on for 20 years. It was a favorite of my great grandfather, and now I go for him. It doesn't hurt that they have the best hush puppies on planet earth!

Eric Mayheu

Great service and really good food.

Cleo Smith

Wonderful food and service.

Rawsay Laster

Great place my first time there.... Will be back

James Canady

Very good food..reasonably priced and great service....

Tammy Ottinger

The food is amazing and the staff is very friendly.

David Butler

A wonderful meal with lots of choices

Mitch Henry-Daviott

Well, first of all we have been trying to find us a place that serves fish, but of course can't have all of the fried fixings, but sometimes you just have to bite the bullet and do it anyway. When we got into the restaurant, we did get a table rather quickly but we sit there for almost 30 minutes before we were ever greeted and it wasn't very friendly, short and just lifeless. So we finally got our drinks and got to order our food, I tried to keep it simple with just a regular plate and first the fish wasn't completely cooked through which was disgusting, and then the fries were soggy and the coleslaw was really watered down, over all the experience sucked on top of the fact that we had to wait and wasn't given great customer service. I would not recommend this place to anyone. This picture is of the food before I tasted it.

Rebecca Renuard

I ate lunch here and it was awesome. The fish, hushpuppies and tomato relish were especially good. The service was excellent and we didn't have to wait long for our food!

Ruthie Foote

Food was good and arrived timely

Joseph Dorn

Fish delicious and pickled green tomatoes are great

Melinda Brock

The food is so good and the people are so friendly and they do a great job waitresses thank y'all

Pamela Hall

Always so good.

Nicki Nowlin

Nostalgic diner feel, absolutely love this place. Many incredible memories here. The food is awesome, and inexpensive to moderate. The service is very attentive. I don't get to go as often as I'd like, so I'm writing this review to compel you to try it. High end restaurant quality if you love catfish and all the trimmings. Great family atmosphere, kid friendly! ❤

Mickey Herndon

Nice place with good fish

Marbe Meneses

Good food good people! Love their hush puppies especially!

Beverly Young

Awesome Fish very crispy and fast service

Beth Eddington

Great food, Great service, Great place

Shayne Dumas

The hamburger steak has NO was really dry...the catfish is off the chain delicious...great atmosphere...good folks!!!

Kyle Gilliland

Wonderful dining experience! Food was delicious and served hot.

Michael Benefield

Good catfish and hushpuppies. Good green tomato pickles. Great service.


Having frequented The Hook for a few years now, I must admit that the quality of the food has decreased. Once the new owner took over, things began to change (for the worse). Service is shaky at best. A couple of the waitresses are good, but most are in need of re-training. I was in there for lunch today, and one of the cooks even came up to the table and mouthed off as us. Then to top it off, I was overcharged by $4.40. This is the second time I have been overcharged at this restaurant in the recent past. I did not bring this to their attention, as I was on my way to an appointment before I realized it. Third, they have all this military stuff on the walls, but give no military discount. Not that the discount is a big deal, but this is kind of hypocritical of them. It seems like the owner is more in it for the money than anything else. I will not be eating here anymore.

Greg Rozenski

Friendly people, pleasant atmosphere, and excellent food. Best hush puppies around.

earl stewart

Great place to eat...I love it...

Kelly Kish

The best hushpuppies. Anywhere. Ever.

Derrick Clay

Did not enjoy the food, food portions was not enough for the price

Natalie Adams

DONT GO FOR FAMILY MEAL IF YOU WANT TO EAT THERE. NOT ALLOWED! EVEN THOUGH ON THE MENU! Dont take the family here, unless you want to over-pay. The service was okay. Food was actually pretty good. But we called to price the family meal, then we got there to order said family meal and "weren't allowed to dine in and order the family meal" which makes absolutely no sense to me, so we ended up spending more money and getting a little less food than we would have the other way. No explanation.. It was on the regular menu they gave us when we came in. But we couldn't dine in if we wanted the family meal. Very upset we had to spend more for less food because we wanted to eat there! Probably will never return due to this fact.

Alice Weikel

Very good food. You get a lot for the money.

Becky Powell

Love the hook very few places to eat good fish these days

Joyce Smith

Good place to eat at

John Crossley

Good food, good family atmosphere.

PF LittleRock

Great place and perfect catfish

Rick Vyper

Excellent catfish! Also, they have great hamburgers! They have a nice clean restaurant, family friendly with great service. My mother-in-law loves this place and everyone knows, if the mother-in-law is happy, the son-in-law stays out of the dog house! :)

LeTara Moore

Before I moved away I used to visit The Hook often. I came back for a visit and the food is still great. The fish didn't have as much flavor as I remember, but it was still good. The hush puppies were sweet, but very good to me. The service was friendly, as it always has been. Next time I go back to visit, I'll more than likely pick up some fish from them again!

Justin Hudson

Good as usual.

Frank Zimmerman

Best Catfish House in Jville... Best Servers... And the Pinto BEANS ARE THE BOMB TOO.

Kawanna White

A good place to take your Family. They're friendly, and nice with alot. Of respect they do treat you good there.And, they're very clean in there.

Rafael Montez

Food was great as always

Debra Washburn

The food is always great... Very friendly atmosphere

Gloria Chambers

Great. Every was delicious

Mary Strickland

It was just great. Parking was good, easy entry and fast to be seated. Service was fast... food was cooked perfect and was hot. Drink refills were noticed before needed. What more could you ask for on a beautiful Sunday afternoon lunch with lots of friends and family. (We just all chose the same location to have lunch). Try it, you will like it!!!!!

Lamonz Brown

Great fish and great customer service

ART95129 .

The food is pretty good, but not the best I've ever had. It has a diner inspired atmosphere which always feels like a step back in time. The service is has an old, home-town feel to it. You will feel like you've known the waitress since you were a kid.

Victoria Jackson

Yummy catfish and coleslaw! Polite, wonderful, and fast service/staff. Our go to Sunday lunch! They also do to-go! So you can call in your order and pick it up! Family friendly and wheelchair accessible!

Jeff McNair

Nice place! Great service!

Melissa Seats

That catfish. Omg that catfish. And awesome customer service. I really have nothing more to say than that

Jeffrey Browning

Good fish fast service

Tj Walker

The shrimp was great.

Laura Lasiter

Fish and sides were great. Hush puppies were a little too greasy. Staff great. Will be back.

Little Bits

Our waitress was a darling! Food was good.

samuel james

Great place family friendly

Doug Hughey

Great food

Brenda Martin

Always delicious!

Brandi Bruce

Excellent food and service. Brandy was very attentive and friendly.

Nik G.

Very good service very good food proud supporter of our troops and great family environment

Kayla Hoover

I lived in Arkansas for 25 years and have eaten at every catfish place in the central area, this one is one of my favorites. You get a really good amount of fish for the price. It's about 15 minutes from North Little Rock and they do take out as well.

Joyce Briggs

Good food

David Carpenter

Is the best catfish dinner I have ever had. Great service,very friendly people. Nice clean place...

Jackie Farmer

Great service great food

Gail Firkins

Very good catfish. Food was fresh n hot

Earl Porter

Great fish and wonderful customer service

Dee Dee Scholz

First time there catfish dinner was good n fried pickles oh so good.

Zachary Hickey

Nice service good food

Kyla Hudson

Great food was amazing

Percy Stokes

Great place to eat !@@

Laschell Myles

First time eating there on May 01,2019 and I must say From the hospitality down to the food everything was 100% excellent!!! The food was fresh and the staff there are friendly!

Loretta Gordon

Friendly atmosphere as well as great food.

Brenda Coleman

My family love's to eat here when they visit. The food is Great!

Linda Dickerson

Excellent. Crispy fresh clean fish. Great service. For a while this place was not up to par but boy is it the bomb now. A must go place.

Steven Parks

Always hush puppies I've had!!

Cindy Parks

The fish & sides were delicious, but those were fish STRIPS, not fillets like I ordered! Otherwise excellent service, but increase those portions!!!

Elain Cossey

Great service! Great food! Hush puppies are exceptional as always!

Teresa Thomas

Different experience for me first time it was lovely awesome hushpuppies thank guys

Janet Beasley

The service and food was really good.

Miguel Cossio

Great place great food

Mike Davenport

Fresh awesome fish, hush puppies and sides. Fast service as well. My favorite catfish place in the Little Rock area.

Lois Southard

Good food and good prices for anything you order!

Kristina Bear

Good home cooked food with the fish and bbq. But the nachos needed a wet cheese. Not just shredded. But we will be back!

darnell perry

Great Food!

Joe Walker

In Central Arkansas, this is our choice for catfish. The helpings are plentiful and the restaurant has an open friendly atmosphere. The wait staff is attentive and checks back with you often. The tables are set up to accommodate large groups of family or friends. I highly recommend it.

Bethany Allen

Good catfish, service was okay, and the atmosphere was not so great. I will go back, though, because there aren't tons of choices for good catfish around here.

Brenda Gowen

Everything was good except they do not remove the dark strip from the catfish before frying it. That dark strip causes an unpleasant taste to me.

Steven Anderson

Bobby was a great waitress

Griffin Reed

I liked the service and the small town environment as well as the prices. Food was priced conservatively but some of the sides/amenities were on the cheaper side of quality.

Daphne McCoy

Loved the everything that I ordered, fish hish puppies, mushrooms, cole slaw, etc.

Courtney Green

They sell real catfish that's why I like them

Vickie McNees

Excellent catfish lunch, worth going back.

Max Rigsby

Awesome place for catfish!! And it was very busy on early Sunday afternoon!! There were two rooms of seating.. a LOT of tables.. I, nor any customers after me, had to wait for a table. The food was hot and fresh, and delicious. Portions were good and waitresses were ON IT!! The owner or manager was walking around checking on customers.. love that!!

Stephen Ripple

Cheap and decent food.

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