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Mr. Whiskers

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4195 Malvern Avenue, Hot Springs, AR 71901-6535
+1 501-262-3474
11:00 - 20:00
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Tue - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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Malvern, Arkansas
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56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

Reasonable prices, friendly staff, and Great food. What more could you ask for. This is not a ritzy 5 star restaurant, this is a great catfish restaurant with a fisherman 's decor. This may not be the place for those who feel the world rotates around them, but it is the place if you want a quaint place to eat... More 

1 Thank Omegagold
Holdrege, Nebraska
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

I am baffled by the people that bash great tasting food but praise mediocre food at what is pretty much a glorified long john silvers /captain D's with store bought fish batter..(basic cornbread batter) BAREFOOT 'S lakeside grill got trashed by reviewers but their food was better tasting!! They just happened to not have as good a cleaning lady i... More 

Thank samiaminc
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

Wasn't as good as the reviews stated. Tasted like fast food or cafeteria food cooked in advance and set under heat lamps till you order. The whisker sauce was tasty. It's about 6-8 miles away from main Hot Springs strip.

Thank Johhny R
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

Made my first trip to Mr. Whiskers this week and was glad I did. All the food was excellent but I have to single out the catfish which had a fantastic cornmeal batter and the hush puppies which were some of the best I've ever had. The fried oysters were terrific as well. Next time I am in the area... More 

1 Thank Kevin W
Spicewood, Texas
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88 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

But the food is as awesome as the previous location. We had catfish & shrimp, all was melt in your mouth

2 Thank stever761
Little Rock
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138 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

This place was recommended by my brother -in-law. I was only ordering take out but was impressed with the place. The catfish was very tasty as was my shrimp po'boy. No remoulade sauce but their Whiskers sauce worked pretty well. The hush puppies were a little "burnt" but still tasted good. It is a new clean restaurant that looks lie... More 

1 Thank Fox50
Arkadelphia, Arkansas
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

Excellent catfish with fries, hush puppies and great slaw.and excellent blackened chicken with rice. Can't wait to try the ribs next time! Very clean restaurant also. Love the beach decor!

1 Thank GaryLinwood3016
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

I love fried catfish and its hard to find a place that has good clean fish with the right spice in the batter. I was disapointed with the catfish here, it had alot of dark colored fish that had a dirty taste, I did like the the slaw and they had good french fries. My husband had the fried shrimp... More 

Thank JJones21012
Texarkana, Texas
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137 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

The catfish was good. I have definitely had better and a lot worse. My fiance had the shrimp and it was wonderful. They are in a new location now. They were really busy so it took a while to get our food.

1 Thank TimSpellman
Santa Fe
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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

Unpretentious and downhome, heavy on the fried foods, but a classic. Superb fried oysters, nicely spiced beans, 3 kids of iced tea...a pleasant southern eatery. Friendly service, and a willingness to re-package sides and specials for a good deal. Overall just a nice place.

2 Thank landart

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4195 Malvern Avenue, Hot Springs, AR 71901-6535
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Hot Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 501-262-3474

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?