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Powerhouse Seafood & Grill

127 reviews
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$30 and under
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Powerhouse Seafood & Grill is a steak and seafood restaurant located in Fayetteville, Arkansas. As the name suggests, Powerhouse serves up large, hearty portions, admidst spot-on modern American diner decor. High brick walls decorated with unusual signs and decorations lead up to a high metal ceiling with exposed ductwork. The atmosphere here is definitely casual and fun.

On the menu, Powerhouse has a lot more going for it then just the classic surf n' turf. For example, the signature appetizer on the menu is the crab rolls, which are rolled crab meat and cream cheese fried and served with a raspberry sauce for dipping. Or, adventurous eaters are welcome to try the alligator platter, which is battered, fried and served with house fries.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Seafood, Steakhouse, American
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Hours of operation

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


Monday - Tuesday: 4:00pm - 9:300pm;
Wednesday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm;
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Phone number
(479) 442-8300
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Sam Braden
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Available for all catering needs including business luncheons. Delivery fees apply.
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Cross street
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Parking details
We offer parking to our dining guests only. We do not offer parking to the general public.
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Join us every Thursday in the summertime for Party on the Patio! We also have live music every Tuesday Night on our back patio during season.
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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OpenTable Diner (Fayetteville)
1.0  Dined on February 14, 2016

Made reservation for Valentine's Day, they did not bother to tell me we could only have brunch at the time we reserved!! That would have been nice to know. The brunch menu is very small!! The food was not very good and the price was really high!! Very disappointed!! Our server seemed to not know what he was even doing.

OpenTable Diner (Fayetteville)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2016

The food was wonderful, the attentiveness of staff left much to be desired, it took over 30 minutes to get water, let alone our wine and beer. We could hardly hear each other speak, though the noise level wasn't a major concern of ours, it was quite distracting. Overall, a decent experience, subpar for what we've become accustomed to dining at powerhouse, but nonetheless, we will return!

OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
2.0  Dined on February 13, 2016

Service was great! The fish was overcooked and the cornbread muffins were dry. We wont be back.

OpenTable Diner (Fayetteville)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2016

Always a pleasure to come down from Missouri to dine, perfect dinner date before the show at Walton Arts Center.

dine4life (Fayetteville)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2016

Powerhouse is a great place for special occasions! We always make a note to come here before taking a show at Walton Arts, love the people and the food!

CarolynW (Little Rock)
3.0  Dined on February 10, 2016

The food was good but the pacing was erratic. Our waiter seemed to be very good. Bar service was very slow and one beer was sent back because it was very stale. It was cheerfully replaced. It took a long time to get the starters and the entrees arrived two minutes after the starters. Two diners ate a spoonful of lobster bisque then a bite of entree. Awkward!

MeatAndPotatoesGuy (Fayetteville)
4.0  Dined on January 26, 2016

We had two dinners ordered exactly the same... Steak medium and steamed veggies. But when we got the food my steak was over well to the point that I didn't even eat but a few bites. I was with a few business associates and a vendor who was picking up the bill so I didn't feel right complaining.

However, the other steak was PERFECT & we lover the spinach dip and fried mushrooms!!! I guess this was a one time issue because it has never happened before.

Customer (San Antonio)
2.0  Dined on January 16, 2016

When we arrived we were told our table was being cleaned and would be just a few more minutes. In reality, they had overlooked our reservation, which we later found out when they came to the table and asked for our name and reservation for a third time. Food was not very good. I ordered the tilapia (fish of the day) - it came out fried, not blackened as advertised. No offer to remake. My husband ordered a burger, but got chicken. The waiter offered to take it back, but told him it would probably take a while and didn't know of he'd want to wait. Also forgot my salad and had to get it taken off the ticket. Probably won't be going back after this experience, which is a disappointment, because this was one of my favorite restaurants when we were here a couple years ago.

Shakespeare46 (Fayetteville)
3.0  Dined on January 7, 2016

Our server was quite good, attentive and personable, but while some of the food was good (crab cakes and the grilled oyster app) most was overcooked and inedible (fish like jerky, clams like hard rubber), and the price for 5 diners was over $130.00. Had the food been good that would not have been too unreasonable, but for the quality we received, that price was much too much. Because we had an event to attend immediately afterward we could not return the overcooked food, or we certainly would have done so. I suspect the restaurant would have made it right, but there was no opportunity to find out.

lnelund (Fayetteville)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2015

great place for couples or family..
enjoyed it very much ...waitress was great

OpenTable Diner (Memphis)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2015

I love the place. Food is Always great, the Kilowatt is to die for and the onion rings are as addictive as crack. The only drawback is that every time I use the Open Table App I get a table in the rear dining room and bar area. That section is nice, but not the same atmosphere as the front dinning section.

Disappointed (Fayetteville)
2.0  Dined on December 23, 2015

The table hostess did not walk us to the table just pointed it out and therefore did not know that the table next to us had taken a chair to put their coats/purses on....therefore not leaving our group enough chairs! We waited over 10 minutes before someone returned to bring us a chair (and the table that used our chair didn't volunteer to get the chair back either!). After we ordered the server returned to tell 3 of us that they were out of what we ordered and would we choose another item to replace it. Service was slow although there were few customers in the restaurant. We had a reservation but waited 15 minutes for a table although very few people were in the restaurant. The server was polite but generally it would not be a place I would return to soon.

Theshoe11 (Fayetteville)
3.0  Dined on December 12, 2015

Cool place to dine. However, my son and I agreed our steaks left a bit to be desired. Flavor just ok and tough texture. If you come there for anything come for the crab rolls. Other than for that I will not be back.

Justsomeguy (Fayetteville)
3.0  Dined on November 20, 2015

Overall a good place with good service. One dish had a chunk of sharp plastic in it. The dish was taken off our bill.

DMPWELL (Little Rock)
4.0  Dined on November 14, 2015

My seafood platter was outstanding...but my wife's etouffee was bad , according to her. So,I had to downgrade somewhat.

vipDotmark (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on November 7, 2015

This is my second visit the the Powerhouse restaurant and was not disappointed. The seafood is always good. The corn muffins are great. Full service bar. My family enjoyed their dinner. This will be my go to restaurant when in Fayetteville.

Julie (Fayetteville)
5.0  Dined on September 11, 2015

Powerhouse was great! The atmosphere is unique. Open, yet cozy, with interesting things on walls and hanging from ceiling. The food was really good! Fried gator was yummy. The crab cakes were good, and the sauce for the crabcake was the best! Grilled shrimp and grilled veggie skewer was perfect!
The prices weren't bad for seafood. More than I like to pay for a normal dinner out, but for a special occasion it was fine.
The staff was very friendly and helpful.
I definitely reccomend Powerhouse!

JReneeHeidi (Fayetteville)
5.0  Dined on September 4, 2015

We took our college daughter and friends out to a late night dinner here and we're pleased to find a large table with plenty of arm space. The service was quick and friendly. The French fries are so good! Enjoyed having the broad menu selection so everyone could find what they wanted. We will be back.

OpenTable Diner (Fayetteville)
5.0  Dined on July 10, 2015

Our waitress was wonderful as always, my boyfriend and I have been obsessed with the food and atmosphere. Were in atleast once a month! Always a smiling face and a great list of drinks!!! Great place to share a meal, talk, and remember why we love NWA and eachother!

viplee1908 (Birmingham)
2.0  Dined on May 31, 2015

My server was about the only good thing about this restaurant. I had the king crab leg and it was literally just a leg. I asked my server, "is this a pound?" and she said yes, it's weight before it's cooked. I had been traveling all day and was hungry so I left it alone. I will not come back.