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The Hook - Catfish Restaurant

1802 S Highway 161, Jacksonville, AR 72076-5511
+1 501-982-2700
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good40%
  • Average31%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“catfish” (25 reviews)
“cole slaw” (4 reviews)
“french fries” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
1802 S Highway 161, Jacksonville, AR 72076-5511
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 27 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 12 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 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...More

Thank Justuck
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 Jim W
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...More

Thank SAHolland
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...More

1  Thank thomasenam2016
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
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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