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The Hook - Catfish Restaurant

1802 S Highway 161, Jacksonville, AR 72076-5511
+1 501-982-2700
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good40%
  • Average30%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“catfish” (28 reviews)
“fries” (7 reviews)
“making sure” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Seafood
€€ - €€€
1802 S Highway 161, Jacksonville, AR 72076-5511
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Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

We ate here with friends and the food was marvelous, be careful though! The servings are massive, you better go in hungry!The service was friendly and fast. I would recommend this place if you're craving the best catfish ever!

Thank teslalou05
Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

We've eaten on and off here for years. The catfish is good with ample portions. The restaurant consists of two large open spaces with military related decorations adorning the walls (in honor of the local air force Base). The wait staff is top notch -...More

Thank Ark_1864
Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

Seeing the billboard advertising catfish we decided to try it out. Nestled in s business/neighborhood area don’t let the understated restaurant exterior fool you. Inside you’ll be welcomed by friendly staff & a down home atmosphere We enjoyed battered fried catfish , shrimp, hush puppies...More

Thank Rick Sherrie A
Reviewed 22 January 2018

I have been to The Hook many times for dinner, and it has always been one of the better places for Catfish dinner in central Arkansas. On my visit last week, the only complaint I could voice is that the fries were under cooked. Everything...More

Thank JeffAllen105
Reviewed 17 July 2017

The Hook goes out of its way to ensure you have a great experience. The food is delicious and the service is outstanding. Definitely a place that goes the extra mile to please customers!

Thank raz0rback4
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Been going here for years. Came back into town last week and had to have some catfish. Always get it to go and it has been consistently good but I was disappointed this time. The fish had some fatty taste, the hush puppies were not...More

Thank TroyV1
Reviewed 15 April 2017

The Hook is a little out of the way, but perfect if you are visiting and want to experience a regional meal. Make sure to get a 3 to 5 piece "catch" or you will be missing the whole point of coming to the restaurant...More

Thank Gerie K
Reviewed 11 November 2016

The roadside sign has been up for years, and never tried it until yesterday; good food for the money!

Thank 260leahb
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Passing thru town at lunch time, I stopped at a locally owned tire shop and asked for directions to a good "Mom and Pop" eatery, He said the best in town was The Hook. so here's the skinney. My wife had the Shrimp Lunch Special...More

Thank ssnab43
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

If you want good crispy fish and hush puppies, then this is the place for you. Super fast at getting your food to you as well. I ordered and had my food in less than 2 minutes and it was piping hot. Very nice family...More

Thank Justuck
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1802 S Highway 161, Jacksonville, AR 72076-5511
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Jacksonville
  • Phone Number: +1 501-982-2700
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