Tasty Tuesday: Riverfront Restaurant and Fish Market in Biscoe

Kimberly J. Williams
The Riverfront Restaurant and Fish Market, owned by WO and Patsy Prince, is located at 1278 Riverfront Road in Biscoe. Mr. Prince is a former commercial fisherman and knows his fish. The restaurant is located literally steps from the Cache River.

The menu features a wide variety of items, in addition to the family’s claim to fame…fried catfish. There are even varieties in the fish options…fried filets, fried steaks and grilled catfish. You’ll also find fried shrimp, fried and grilled chicken, steaks, chicken fried steak, hamburgers, fish sandwiches, chicken sandwiches, salads, homemade hush puppies, and homemade desserts, including Patsy’s fried peach pies!

On my trip, I went for a hamburger. All burgers are half-pound weight, extra lean and grilled. It’s also very tasty! It’s a burger that you won’t walk away from still hungry. The burgers and sandwiches don’t come with sides, but you can get a nice selection if you choose, including French fries, tater babies, onion rings, baked potato, and homemade baked beans. I chose to add some fries…and some homemade hush puppies. I take hush puppies very seriously. And obviously the folks at Riverfront Restaurant and Fish Market do as well! I can’t describe them! First of all, they weren’t your standard hush puppy “ball.” These were about four inches long and cylindrical. As I bit into it, I knew that ordering four was a mistake…it wasn’t going to be enough! The “puppies” are crisp on the outside and almost grit-like on the inside (the hush puppies are on the left in the photo). I just can’t explain them. You’ll just have to try them yourself.

Finally, it was time for dessert. Ms. Patsy’s famous fried peach pies were gone, but there was a chocolate fried pie. If the peach is better than the chocolate, it must be unbelievable. The crust was crisp and flaky and the inside was smooth and chocolaty. It reminded me of my grandmother’s fried pies…but better! That is saying something!

Riverfront Restaurant and Fish Market is opened Sunday and Monday from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. You can call them at 870-998-7041.

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