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The Hook - Catfish Restaurant

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1802 S Highway 161, Jacksonville, AR 72076-5511
+1 501-982-2700
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Bald Knob, Arkansas, United States
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

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

Thank Leah B
Graham, Texas
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 @ $7.99 which included an excellent cole slaw (both quantity and quality) French fries. six... More 

Thank ssnab43
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64 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 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 owned and operated restaurant.

Thank Justuck
Jacksonville, Arkansas
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Always good, staff is great, prices are moderate. Haven't found any better catfish in the state. Great for large groups.

Thank jim72076
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

The waitress took care of a large family party very well by herself. She handled special needs & requests without any problems. She kept the drink glasses filled & empty plates/bowls cleaned off of the table. The food was hot & plentiful. The owner stopped by our party to make sure we were taken care of. We will be going... More 

Thank SAHolland
Sherwood, Arkansas
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

Took my family out for an dinner at "The Hook" to eat fried catfish. The first thing that was off putting was the soiled carpet. The decor' has an 80s feel to it. The carpet, wobbly tables, and dusty flowers could use updating. When the food came out, my salad had rotten tomatoes and lettuce smelled old. My fish was... More 

1 Thank thomasenam2016
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

It's not fancy but with that said is very consistent, clean, hot food and fast service. I'm a local and eat often at the hook. The original owner is back and it shows.

Thank Eddie W
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

I love this place. It's not a fancy restaurant.... but the fish makes up for it. I like how you get relish and onion along with your meal.

Thank Melanie C
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

The food is great. Has an authentic Italian taste. The staff is very friendly. Although Jacksonville is a dry city and the restaurant does not sell liqueur, You can bring you own wine, if you like wine with your food. They will open it for you and provide the glasses. I have only had the spaghetti with mushroom and meat... More 

Thank Steve S
Jacksonville, Arkansas
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

Have been a patron of The Hook for many years and is my families "Go To" place for great catfish at a reasonable price. Recommend you check it out for yourself.

Thank Travis31695

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?