The Ark Restaurant sits just off Highway 78 East, not far from the old Bankhead Bridge, and has maintained a reputation as one of Lake Logan Martin's favorite destinations for more than 60 years. Operated since 1979 by current owner Sylvia Cornett and her son, Warren Smith, the casual catfish house is known for its fried seafood, burgers and other Southern favorites.
13030 Highway 78
Riverside, AL 35135
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Shrimp and catfish
For many, The Ark in Riverside is a favorite spot to pick up a picnic lunch on the way to the lake or the races, but the restaurant is most popular for its fresh daily seafood and fried catfish. Locals enjoy the cozy roadhouse atmosphere and the combo plate of catfish fillet with shrimp. The catfish can be ordered whole or as fillets, grilled or fried. Whether heading to Logan Martin or to a NASCAR event, make sure and stop by The Ark for a hearty meal of seafood, hush puppies, fries and creamy coleslaw.