All you can eat, all the time at Roger’s Catfish House
The name on the sign may just say ‘Roger’s Catfish House’, but don’t think for a second that their menu is only filled with the whiskered faced fish.
When Sam and Marilyn Hawkins opened up Roger’s Catfish House in January of 2016, they only offered the all-you-can eat catfish. But, over time the couple realized that expanding the menu to other options is the best way to keep customers coming in the door.
“We started out with just all you can eat catfish. Then, we added the two- and three-piece meals to the menu in order to please the customers. You know, people aren’t going to have fish three times a week. So, we started adding seafood and other items,” Sam Hawkins, co-owner of Roger’s Catfish House said.
Over time the menu at Roger’s Catfish House continues to grow with more seafood and non-seafood items finding their way on their customer’s plates.
“We appeal to a lot of people because there is a broad menu, we do burgers, we do Reubens, we do sandwiches, we do great salads, and we do catfish salads. We have items on our menu like frog legs that are great, that restaurants don’t carry,” Marcy Tripp, general manager said.
Items such as their frog legs along with alligator, which are both hand breaded with their own seasonings having people coming to Roger’s Catfish House because there are few, if any, restaurants in the Northwest Arkansas area that serve them.
Non-seafood items on the menu include multiple burgers and sandwiches, one of which is the ‘Cheddar Bomb’. This is a 1/3 lb juicy beef patty, smothered in cheddar cheese on a toasted bun with fix-ins on top for just $9.69.
The salads are also popular non-seafood items. These can come with chicken, grilled or fried, along with catfish. They are filled with mixed greens, so not using the typical iceberg lettuce that is used so often.
Deep down, Roger’s Catfish house specializes in its namesake and other friends of the sea.
“Our fish tacos have been a favorite, and seafood platters are some of our big ones,” Marilyn said.
The seafood platter can either come in servings for one person or two. The platter consists of crab legs, catfish fillets, crawfish, shrimp, sausage and shrimp. A serious meal for seafood lovers of any kind.
Specials that go on throughout the week involve Tuesdays which is two dollars off of the all-youcan eat Catfish, which every other day of the week is $15.99. Saturday’s are the only day that you can have all you can eat Crab Legs for $45.99. Wednesday only you can have a Shrimp Boil after 5 p.m. Along with Thursday-Sunday there is a Crawfish boil. Boils include red potatoes, smoked sausage and corn.
Everyday Roger’s Catfish House has Lunch Specials from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. These are Catfish Po-boy meal, 2-piece catfish and two sides, shrimp Po-boy and fries, and one of their chicken salads; all of which are $7.99. Also, everything on the kid’s menu is $4.99 which includes Catfish.
Roger’s Catfish House also has something on their menu that is rare to find in a lot of local seafood restaurants in Northwest
Owners Sam and Marilyn Hawkins opened Roger’s Catfish House located 2102 1/2 South Street in Rogers, AR.