Powerhouse Seafood & Grill
Powerhouse Seafood & Grill

Powerhouse Seafood & Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.powerhouseseafoodandgrill.com/
  • Phone: (479) 442-8300
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch:

    Wednesday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm;

    Dinner:

    Monday - Tuesday: 4:00pm - 9:300pm;
    Wednesday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm;
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American, Steakhouse
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Available for business luncheons and other catering needs. Delivery fees apply.
  • Private Party Facilities: Our Banquet Room holds up to 50 people. We also have our Boarshead Pub area that you can rent out for up to 90 people. And don"t forget our patio!
  • Private Party Contact: Emily Cotterman 4794428300
  • Entertainment: Join us every Thursday in the summertime for Party on the Patio! We also have live music every Monday Night on our back patio during season.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Dickson
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: We offer parking to our dining guests ONLY. We do not offer parking to the general public.
A word from Powerhouse Seafood & Grill
A Fayetteville Tradition for 20 years. Seafood, Steaks, Pasta, Wine and our famous Kilowatt frozen drink.

Voted Best Seafood in NWA for 15 years but not just a seafood restaurant with hand cut Angus steaks served daily.

Dine here and walk across to the Walton Arts Center for a show or to Dickson street for late night fun. Thursday nights each summer the Fayetteville Tradition of Party on the Patio continues with live music in our outdoor venue.

Free parking for our customers. Leave your car overnight if you had too many kilowatts.
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Powerhouse Seafood & Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
19 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (13)special occasion (5)fit for foodies (5)neighborhood gem (5)great for lunch (2)hot spot (2)kid-friendly (2)great for brunch (1)late-night find (1)notable wine list (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Excellent dining
    froggy13
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    I've heard good things about Powerhouse, but this was my first time dining there. Brought my 13 year old son along to enjoy the Sunday crab legs special. The food was great and the service was excellent. I will definitely be returning and will recommend it to friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food in 2 hours
    Lauren
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I've eatin here before so I know the food is great, however when my family and I sat down it took over TWO HOURS to get our food, and it wasn't even crowded. I had been there on valentines day and had gotten my food quicker than that. Never once did the waitress apologize for our wait. It was my 21st, and she knew that as well and it was not celebrated. We almost got up and left because of how long it was taking. Our drinks themselves took about 20 mins. And our salads that should have been out right away took an hour.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Interesting building and atmosphere
    Bcocheran
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Very neat building. We had a very good waitress. Seating was cramped. We had a reservation, but we're seeted in the bar area at a table for 4. We were a party of 5. They added a chair to one side!! (in a high traffic area)! Great waitress! Subpar performance by the host staff. Food was pretty good.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BBB find
    StanV
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Found Powerhouse while attending Bikes, Blues, and BBQ. Great steak, good appetizers. Hannah did a good job taking care of us!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Had really good food. The service was awful the waitress took forever to give us refills on drinks. She was outside talking to a guy instead of helping people. We had to ask 5x for things. Didn't get our courtesy appetizer until our food got there didn't even know we got one until we seen the person next to us get their's soon after they were seated. Besides the waitress the food was awesome and great environment.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was fine but not fantastic
    kimd
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Our calamari was undercooked. The rest of dinner was good we definitely liked the red beans and rice.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Seafood in Fville
    mtdickson
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Powerhouse touts its seafood which is ok but the real draw for our table was the drinks (could be because we were celebrating a 21st birthday) So the food is fine not spectacular. It has big TV screens if you want to keep up with the game. We were well taken care of by our server. The fried pickles were good, as was my salmon. If i have to host another big group of college kids, I will definitely bring them here.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Begonce
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Excellent service and food. Has a Mardi Gras/New Orleans theme. Many seafood choices and the potions sizes are great because you can choose between a medium plate or a large for most dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Powerful fun, food and service
    rgbydoc
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    It had been years done we had been in Fayetteville to dine at Powerhouse. Pleasantly surprised at the excellent service. My shrimp gumbo was delish and the filet mignon was perfectly cooked, tender and moist. Do not skip the made from scratch carrot cake!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Powerhouse deserves an A+
    Powerhousefan
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    I chose Powerhouse to host a dinner with my girlfriends and it was a great choice, as usual! Great service and DELICIOUS food. The ony problem I had was choosing which item off the menu to eat because everything is so good! Definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 9 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food3.8
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 78 reviews are from the Powerhouse Seafood & Grill reviews archive.
  • not great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    We went to powerhouse for my son's graduation party. The food was good but not outstanding for the prices. Because the waiter dumped three of our entrees on the floor, three in our party did not get to eat until the others were finished. Of course it was an accident but the waiter did not offer the hungry ones any bread or a complimentary appetizer while the others were eating. To his credit, he DID readily comp the meals- BUT...my blackened shrimp dish ( the remakes) tasted a bit like burnt toast- and nothing like my son's who had gotten his with the others- (his was good)..Sorry Powerhouse- but I hope you can step it up a bit.. You have been a fave in the past but this local was a little disappointed in her dinner experience.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Shocked
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    After hearing all the great things about the restaurant, we were totally shocked when the server said " I asked about your food and they have no idea when it will be ready". We look around the dining room and no one had their food, just rolls and drinks. There was a large private parry that was so loud playing drinking games even the hostess had to go back and see what was going on. For a well recommend place, we were quite disappointed. Then when our food came out, it was scorched on the bottom.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great food every time.
    Worththedrive
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    We go to the Powerhouse at least twice a year. Usually for a birthday & anniversary. We would go more often if it closer - the traffic is always hectic getting in & out but knowing that ahead of time doesn't keep us from going.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was delicious, the dessert
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    Food was delicious, the dessert brownie sundaae was to die for. If you like chocolate, you'll love it! The lobster bisque soup is out of this world good. I could eat it every day & never get tired of it!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but not great
    Hangry
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    For the most part, food was good but the etouffee was too soupy. It was good but the server did not bring the muffins as promised.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice setting close to Dickson St
    return3
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    We ate here (repeat visit) before a play at the Walton Arts Center. I recommend reservations, because they are a popular place and therefore very busy. We enjoyed our meal, and will return again.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good experience
    Foodie
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Good food, good service, good wine, we were seated promptly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food - Good Service
    Two4dinner
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    Great atmosphere. Was not very crowded. We're seated within 10 minutes. Waiter was helpful and checked on us at appropriate times. Had the Lobster Bisque and pound of snow crab legs. Both were very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad sunday
    Badsunday
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    Service was horrible and food wasn't cooked as ordered . Will never go back or recommend ..
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed in food
    SeafoodLover
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    The quality of the seafood here is shameful for a seafood restaurant. I refuse to eat at chain restaurants now but I think Red Lobster is much better than Powerhouse. I thought the service and the atmosphere was great though. A lot of people go to this restaurant but I would have a hard time believing they go for the seafood. If anything go order a kilowatt before a night out on Dickson.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I like it like this!
    gohog
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    We had a great eating experience. I have eaten here 9 times within the last 13 months and everytime has been a positive dining experience! Also, each time I brought different guest with me and all my guest loved "The Power House"! I will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I've always enjoyed the food here. Prices are affordable. Service is usually top notch, however the last time I was here the waitress wasn't initially on top of things but she got her act together soon after. Will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Valentine's Day
    okblogger
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We knew the restaurant would be busy on Valentine's Day but we were able to make a reservation on line. The restaurant has a great eclectic ambience. I had the Crawfish Trio; fried crawfish, sautéed crawfish; on a bed of crawfish etoufee. My wife had a New York strip steak with brandy mushroom sauce and mashed potatoes. We enjoyed our meal and the atmosphere very much. This was our first visit and we plan to return often and eat our way through the menu.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • So-So
    Mike
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    This isn't the first time we have visited Power house. As before the service was outstanding but the food was so -so at best.. The price was to expensive for the quality food. Our group all had Alligator and steak in one form or another..
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Powerhouse
    lucyshowdinner
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Heard good reviews and came away unimpressed. Prices were ok, but service was spotty. Went before a play and expected better for a Saturday Night.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Really great food with a Southern
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    Really great food with a Southern flair. A little noisy but with a good ambience. Higjly recamend.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Party
    mldine
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Many thanks for having our table set for nine on Saturday evening. Reservations were perfect!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food okay, service not so much
    Jerlew
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    The food at the restaurant was average. Not bad at all. Waiter acted like he was forcing himself to be nice. Had to ask three times for a to-go box. Other waiters and customers kept bumping into my wife while we were dining. Hostess guided guests right by our table instead of using the walking lane created by the layout. Unprofessional. We usually avoid going out on New Years Eve, even though it is my wifes birthday, and now we remember why.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • New Year's Eve
    finale20002001
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    My wife and I had a great experience on New Year's Eve. We made reservations several weeks prior so we had no problem getting a seat. The staff did a job dealing with the people calling and coming in demanding a table even though they didn't plan ahead. We had a great bottle of wine at a reasonable price. Our steak was cooked great and was seasoned well.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This is a restaurant we usually
    Becca
    Dined on 12/29/2013
    This is a restaurant we usually love visiting. We had quite an LONG wait to get any service when we first arrived. Then after a young man said he was not told he had people in his area, it took almost an hour for all of our food to get to our table. When we arrived the was just one another group near us, three other families came in after us. They all received service promptly and even got their food before us. Very frustrating to have such a terrible waiter and to wait that long for food. We will not be returning to Powerhouse.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Horrible experience.
    Jobenshain
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    Food was nasty, ponchatrain was the worst I've ever tasted, lobster and steak was both tough. Manager was rude and refused to give us a discount for the horrible food. When making the reservation online we requested a table for 2 in a corner and we were put in the middle of a bunch of tables. It was so crowded that the waiter and other customers kept bumping into us and our table. Never again!!!!!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good selection on the menu.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 12/26/2013
    Good selection on the menu. Would like to see a kids menu. We had a group of 12 did not have any complaints. Server did a great job.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We went for my husband's birthday.
    Ashley
    Dined on 12/23/2013
    We went for my husband's birthday. Enjoyed everything very much! Food was delicious and service was great! Had their signature drink the Kilowatt it was very good but very strong don't recommend more than one of you're driving! Lol. Hadn't eaten there in years and it was just as good as I remember!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Powerhouse - Fantastic Night Out!
    Bambi
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    Great service, great food, one of those not too loud or too quiet places. I've taken my kids, we've eaten inside, outside, upstairs, etc. Every time we go, it's the best. This team knows their industry and caters to the customer well. Servers are friendly, respectful, and always smiling. Food is fantastic! We always have great company and have even met some new friends here out on the patio. We've never been disappointed and I don't suspect you will either.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good before theater eating place.
    cmjb
    Dined on 11/24/2013
    We ate at Powerhouse before the theater and were served and had time to relax before the show. The service was outstanding with the waiter recommending an IPA beer that met expectations. We ordered four different meals and all were outstanding. We all agreed that this was the best place we have tried in Fayetteville.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Asked for a private table
    JLance
    Dined on 11/22/2013
    Asked for a private table away from the door when I made the online reservation for our special occasion & it was great! Thanks
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What happened?
    SadfromRogers
    Dined on 11/19/2013
    I used to love powerhouse. That was a long time ago apparently. I ordered the same dish (Ponchatrain) as I had in the past, but it looked like chipped beef with shrimp over my salmon and tasted worse. The salmon was well cooked itself and had some flavor. Everything else was bland. The chicken kabob was bland, the crab was bland, the calamari was so-so, but had parmesan caked on. Fish of the Day was tilapia... The parking lot was full, but the place was empty, and I figured out why. I was disappointed from start to finish. The sad part is that the food used to be great and it was kind of a cool setup in an old power plant.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Our visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/10/2013
    I really enjoy the beer challenge! I'm from Texas and my boyfriend is from Washington State. I'm used to Texas seafood and he's always picky! He loved y'all's seafood! That's saying a lot! I wish y'all did something for a birthday but regardless we enjoyed it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    Good atmosphere. Martini was well made. Meals didn't come out together, service a tad sloppy. Tilapia is a low grade fish, would recommend they upgrade to a better fish.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    I had a wonderful meal here, the steak was great. You have to try the kilowatt, this place is perfect if you want a good meal, but it's not cheap.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.