5 Best Seafood Restaurants in Arkansas

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Despite Arkansas' landlocked location, the state's seafood scene is vibrant and eclectic. The Nature State has it all, from raw bars with fresh oysters to bakes crab legs in Alaska to anything in between. 

Find out where to eat seafood in Arkansas!

Powerhouse Seafood and Grill 

One of Northwest Arkansas' best seafood, steak, and pasta restaurants, Powerhouse Seafood and Grill is famous for its seafood, steaks, and pasta. Over 15 years ago, it was voted the best in the area! It's no surprise that Powerhouse is one of Connecticut's best seafood eateries with a menu featuring baked Alaskan crab legs and lobster tails from Australia.

Powerhouse Seafood and Grill will amaze you with the quality of the food and the service. For more than 20 years, Powerhouse Seafood has been voted best seafood in NWA. 

  • Location: 112 N University Ave, Fayetteville, AR
  • Website: http://www.powerhouseseafoodandgrill.com/
  • Phone: 479-442-300
  • Store Hours: Wed-Thurs 4-9pm / Fri-Sat 4-10:30pm / Sun 10:30am-8pm 

Lazy Pete's Fish and Shrimp 

It's not as lazy as the name suggests. Casual South and Gulf Coast cuisine is served at this West Little Rock restaurant, including seafood, burgers, wings, and more. Known for its dinner baskets with fries, coleslaw, and hushpuppies, Lazy Pete's is famous for its dinner baskets. Whether you want to dine in, take out, or cater, Lazy Pete's has you covered.

Do you know Lazy Pete's Fish and Shrimp offers an extensive catering menu? Their staff and owners have a lot of experience planning special events menus. Don't be fooled by the name. Their catering service isn't lazy at all! The authentic New Orleans-style recipes you'll find at Lazy Pete's Fish and Shrimp will make any occasion more memorable.

  • Location: 200 N Bowman Rd, Little Rock, AR 72211
  • Website: http://www.lazypetes.com/
  • Phone: 501-907-6453
  • Store Horus: Mon-Thurs 11am-8pm / Fri 11am-9pm / Sat 11am-8:30pm 

Crabby's Seafood Bar and Grill 

At Crabby's Seafood in Rogers, the seafood and cocktails are fresh and excellent. Located in northwest Arkansas, this seafood restaurant offers a beautiful dining experience at night with its romantic atmosphere and beautifully landscaped outdoor area. There are many famous dishes on the menu, including sesame-crusted ahi tuna.

Crabby's offers a romantic atmosphere and a fantastic atmosphere for a romantic evening. Their specialties include fresh seafood and incredible drinks, complemented by the best service you'll ever experience. Fresh ingredients and quality sauces are used to make their dishes.

  • Location: 1800 S 52ND ST, ROGERS, AR
  • Website: http://crabbysseafood.com/
  • Phone: 479-273-0222
  • Store Hours: Mon-Thurs 11am–9pm / Sat 10am–10pm / Sun 10am–3pm

Arkansas Best Seafood Garden 

Here is Forrest City, Arkansas, you'll find New Orleans-style seafood at its best! Everything on Arkansas Best Seafood Garden’s menu is fresh and delicious at this Forrest City gem, from the boudin balls to the frog legs to the crawfish.

They have seafood platters featuring shrimp, lobster, crab legs, crawfish, and other boudins and balls. We also offer seafood baskets, shrimp baskets, alligator baskets, frog leg baskets, and chicken baskets. You can order hot water cornbread, potatoes, jalapeno poppers, mushrooms, cajun okra, stuff crabs, corn fritters, and cajun okra as side orders. 

  • Location: 2305 North Washington Forrest City, AR 72335
  • Website: https://www.facebook.com/Arkansas-Best-Seafood-Garden-176586632537223/
  • Phone: 870-630-8035
  • Store Hours: Tues-Sat 11 am–9 pm

 Jo Jo's Catfish Wharf 

This excellent seafood spot serves a variety of shrimp, fish, and more fish, as well as U.S. farm-raised catfish and other delicious seafood dishes. Located on the White River at Jack's Fishing Resort in Mountain View, Jo Jo's Catfish Wharf is nestled in the Ozark Mountains. Since 1961, Jack's has been providing a wide selection of seafood in the beautiful state!

  • Location: 2217 N. College Avenue, Fayetteville, AR
  • Website: https://www.mermaids.ws/
  • Phone: (479) 443-3737
  • Store Hours: Sun-Thurs 11 am–8 pm / Fri-Sat 11 am–9 pm

Do you know where else in Arkansas you can get an excellent sit-down seafood meal? Leave a comment on your favorite restaurant in the Natural State that serves excellent fish & seafood.

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