Mr. Whisker’s Catfish

Review by: mayor al

Mr Whiskers is a catfish joint like you usually find out in the woods of the rural South. But this place is in the middle of a strip mall, a couple of blocks off of the Main Street of Hot Springs, Arkansas.

In addition to excellent fried catfish, oysters and shrimp, the menu also branches out to include burgers, BBQ and ribs, along with a variety of side dishes. Prices are reasonable, and once you place your order at the counter, they deliver it to your table quickly and “piping hot”! I noticed that my fried seafood did not leave any grease traces on the serving plate. The same for my wife’s Blackened Catfish, it was done ‘just right’ she said. My ‘Combo-Plate’ had four catfish filets, four oysters, and four shrimp plus slaw, french fries, hush puppies and a large drink.

The place was very busy during the Saturday lunch rush, but our server found the time to offer us samples of their bread pudding to share around the table for a closing sweet.

All in all, we rate the visit to Mr. Whiskers as a good choice for folks coming into Hot Springs, especially if you are coming in from Little Rock using US 70/270. There is an exit for Malvern Ave that makes finding the place a simple task.

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