All you can eat, all the time at Roger’s Cat­fish House

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - DINING GUIDE - Arkansas; al­co­hol.

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

NORTH­WEST ARKANSAS DEMO­CRAT-GAZETTE

Own­ers Sam and Mar­i­lyn Hawkins opened Roger’s Cat­fish House lo­cated 2102 1/2 South Street in Rogers, AR.

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