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Your Favorite Fried Catfish in Little Rock

Fried Catfish Sandwich at Burge's

Fried Catfish Sandwich at Burge’s

 

We absolutely love our fried catfish in this town, so when I asked the other day on Facebook what your favorite restaurant was that serves up this Southern classic, there was a great response. Forty-six different restaurants were mentioned, to be exact. Here’s a list of every place and the number of votes each restaurant received.

Tier I (each restaurant received between 21-30 votes)

Flying Fish
Eat My Catfish
Soul Fish Café

My Take: I’ve eaten at FF and Eat My Catfish and definitely agree they are some of the better versions in Little Rock. Soul Fish was mentioned a lot, and is still fairly new to town, so that was an impressive showing for the downtown eatery.

Tier II (each restaurant received between 5-10 votes)

Bobby’s Café
Lazy Pete’s
The Faded Rose
Lassis Inn
Burge’s
Smokin’ Buns BBQ & Catfish
Grandpa’s Catfish House

My Take: Burge’s and The Faded Rose both serve up outstanding fried catfish, the latter of which is super thin and crispy. I’ve been to Lazy Pete’s a few times, but have never tried the catfish a few times. Very underrated restaurant that doesn’t get a lot of attention, but apparently serves up some mean catfish. I’ll have to go check that out in the near future. Lassis Inn has great catfish, although I’d definitely rate a few others in town a little higher, but a visit to Lassis combines food, history, and an amazing atmosphere.

Tier III (each restaurant received between 1-4 votes)

Mick’s BBQ
BJ’s Market Café
Feastro’s
Brewsters II Café
Crazee’s Café
1515 Café (Fridays)
Chicken Wang Café
Maddie’s Place
Riverside Grocery
Homer’s
Heights Taco & Tamale Co.
Cotham’s
Pig’N-Chik BBQ
Cajun’s Wharf
Cock of the Walk
Uncle Dean’s Catfish & Such
Sharks
Peter’s Fish Market
South on Main
The Oyster Bar
Saline Memorial Hospital
Homer’s West
Thirst N Howl
JoJo’s
Captain Tom’s
KJ’s
The Wing Shack Bar
C & S Restaurant
Corky’s
East End Café (Fridays)
Davids Family Kitchen
The Hook
Samantha’s
Dixie Café
Catfish City

My Take: Granted, I don’t eat a ton of fried catfish, but, damn, there are several places in this tier that I’ve never even heard of, much less eaten the catfish at. Personally, I’m a huge fan of the version Brewsters is cranking out and would rate it as the very best I’ve eaten in town.

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Little Rock Restaurant Month Hits WLR

Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo

 

Last week, we checked out what was going on over in Midtown … and now Little Rock Restaurant Month starts in West Little Rock. Remember, instead of participating restaurants from all over the city offering specials throughout the entire month, different areas of the city each get a week of specials. August 15-21 marks WLR’s turn. Below, you’ll find a complete listing, as well as a few of my takes…

Alley Oops
$1 off chicken salad & fresh fruit

Big Orange (west location)
Free cheese dip or hummus with purchase of burger

Bobby’s Country Cookin’
$1 off dinner & drink
My take: Nice opportunity to check out Bobby’s if you’ve never done so … the food is solid and the service is fast.

Cantina Cinco de Mayo
Free kid’s meal with purchase of 2 entrees at regular price
My take: This is a very underrated restaurant and a perfect place to take the kiddos to enjoy a good deal … and meal.

Capers
Prix fixe, $33 three course meal; starter, entrée, dessert

Casa Manana (west location)
$13.95 pollo chiltepin with Michelada
My take: I’ve never had this dish, but the Michelada, alone, makes it a good deal.

Copeland’s
½ off off select appetizers with purchase of entree. Choose from: artichoke & spinach dip, bayou broccoli, Al’s favorite popcorn shrimp, onion mum or crab beignets.

Corky’s Ribs & BBQ
$2 off off Cajun shrimp dinner. Bring this coupon in.

Del Frisco’s Grill
Prix fixe 2-course lunch for $20 or 3-course dinner for $35.

Diane’s Gourmet
Bogo – buy 3 casseroles, get 1 free.

Five Guys Burgers and Fries
Free award-winning fries with the purchase of a bacon cheeseburger & drink
My take: The fries are pretty damn good … there’s no denying that.

Fonda Tequila Bar
$12 chicken mole plus 1 Dos Equis
My take: The service can be inconsistent at Fonda, but the food is good, and I’m guessing this mole might be worth a visit.

Grady’s Pizza & Subs
25% off a salad or our fresh & delicious pasta dishes. 1 per table, 1 per visit.

Honey Pies
$10 sweetie pie – mini pie baked fresh using highest quality seasonal ingredients, topped with house-made fresh whipped cream.
My take: You know I love Honey Pies, so I would definitely recommend taking advantage of this deal. If you’ve never been to the newly opened shop, this is a perfect opportunity to try out the goods without committing to an entire (bigger) pie.

Razorback Pizza
$14.95 – 14” pizza up to 3 toppings with a side of Razorback sticks with cheese

Layla’s (west location)
$7.25 gyro sandwich with fries and drink
My take: You already know Layla’s is great, and this is a solid deal.

Lazy Pete’s
15% off any sandwich or entrée.
My take: Here’s another very underrated restaurant that doesn’t get a ton of publicity. The wings here are some of the best in town.

Lilly’s Dim Sum Then Some
$10 hotiyaki wings & beer

B-side
$14.50 candied bacon & peach pancake with fresh-squeezed orange juice mimosa

Local Lime
Free cheese dip or salsa trio with purchase of an entrée or salad.
My take: While the cheese deep is nice, in my opinion, the salsa trio is definitely the way to go. And make sure you get the chipotle, tres chiles, and zucchini.

NYPD Pizza
$10 14” pizza* (Monday)
Additional offers: Tuesday: buy one/get one* Wednesday: pasta specials* Thursday: kids eat free* *see server for details.
My take: Some of the better pizza in Little Rock, but probably doesn’t get a ton of attention because of its far WLR location.

Ocean at Arthur’s
Bogo – buy any 2 entrees or specialty sushi, get 1 dessert. Valid up to $9. Dine-in, dinner only.

Santo Coyote
Bogo – buy one small cheese dip with dinner, get a second cheese dip free.

Senor Tequila
Bogo – buy 1 entree at regular price, get the second 1/2 price. Not valid with other specials.

Sky Modern Japanese
Bogo – buy 1 appetizer, get 1 half off. Also: $5 featured cocktails

Taziki’s Mediterranean Café
Free child’s feast with purchase of adult entree. Dine-in only.
My take: My kids love Taziki’s … probably one of their top 5 spots in town.

The Butcher Shop
$19.95 12-oz. ribye dinner with salad & potato
My take: Solid seems to be the overwhelming theme of this post. The Butcher Shop gives you a nice bang for your buck with this $20 steak deal.

The Main Cheese
25% off total bill. Lunch & dinner
My take: I’ve never been to The Main Cheese, but 25% off your total bill makes this one of the best deals of the week.

The Pantry
Free appetizer. Mention “Little Rock Restaurant Month” to receive offer. 1 per table, dinner only.
My take: I’m not sure if this is a specific, pre-selected appetizer, but they’re all great, so it’s worth it.

The Purple Cow
Free soft drink or tea with any of our new menu items. New items include: supreme cheeseburger, turkey pesto burger, & black bean burger, just to name a few.

The Tavern Sports Grill
$15 half rack ribs, coleslaw & baked beans with Flyway Migrate
My take: The Flyway Migrate makes this a solid deal.

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