The okra tasted great, was crisp, and not a bit greasy or soggy - and the batter was stuck to it you know what I'm talking about ;-. Not by the weight and only have fillets. A perfect comfort food I look forward to with every visit. This place has been cleaned up and given a fresh look in the past few years as it was sold to a few people and now taken back over by the original owner. The hush puppies are absolutely heavenly with the perfect combination of crunchy and sweet cake consistency.
But these folks have the breading and cooking down. That is why they are soggy and come out looking like they are dirty. The pickled green tomatoes are a sweet and tangy explosion for the taste buds. Our first and last time to eat here The food came out fast and hot the hush puppies were good but a little sweet. Please check prices with the restaurant before visiting or ordering. This is a great place to eat if you like being served a case of diarrhea for the price of catfish. Tho I have never tried it, they do have a brisk take out business.
Service was good a few min after ordering or fish arrived. The fish didn't have as much flavor as I remember, but it was still good. My stomach is full - and I am already looking forward to going back :- The locals probably think this is a great fish house; they need to travel more and find out what a good fish house is like. A good fish house makes their own tarter sauce. Menu including prices for The Hook Catfish Restaurant may have changed since the last time the website was updated.
It's been a few years since my last visit. We will be back very soon! Our Goal To serve the best quality food to our customers at a fair price, as we maintain a clean, friendly atmosphere to ensure your dining pleasure. From I-40E, take Exit 8 for Redmond Road. Glad we stopped here after so many years of passing it by. I'll go back but not for a while.
It has a good mix of flour and spiced just right. I ordered the bowl of mouth watering pinto beans. Sadly that is the way catfish is. The two stars are for our Waitress she was friendly and prompt. It was easy to feel very comfortable here. We got three catfish dinners Togo with hush puppies, fries, coleslaw okra etc etc The catfish was amazingly not greasy at all and super juicy and flavorful.
This is some of the best fried catfish I have had anywhere. I have definitely found my catfish place. The hushpuppies were very tasty and every bit as good in quality as the fish. They sell a plate by the piece. Next time I go back to visit, I'll more than likely pick up some fish from them again! Some people must not know there's much better catfish in numerous places in central Arkansas. The fish was fresh and hot as was the chicken.
For me it was a bit much, but nothing like a piece of fish with my Hush Puppies the next day for lunch. You get a lot of food for your money and it was very good. Great fish large customer base. The 7 piece is piled and runs about 10 bucks. The waitress chased them down at the register to make sure they got it back.
Hush puppies tasty, okra very good too. Off color from the good catfish. They also don't serve beans with the meal, however, that wouldn't have made the meal any more appealing because it would have been dumped from a can. The oil needed changed for the fries and they were not cooked at the right temperature. They keep changing the quality of fish. A perfect comfort food I look forward to with every visit.
But if you start with a 5 piece you can't go wrong. So if you're visiting or in the Lonoke or Jacksonville area this is s great lunch spot. The catfish is fried to perfection leaving the inside soft and tender. They are now serving the better fish!!! You have to heat the oil first then put the fries in. The baked potatoes are not fresh, the slaw is not fresh, and the fish is most certainly not fresh. Sounds like a small deal, but that really expresses to me how they do pay attention to their customers and care about us.