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Catfish Country Restaurant

Cuisine: Seafood, Cafe, American

Catfish Country Restaurant is a Seafood, Cafe, and American restaurant where most Menuism users came for a family meal, paid between $10 and $25, and tipped between 15% to 18%.

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Overall
96%
Food
97%
Service
95%
Ambiance
97%
Pros
"over all great experience. sides and main meals were delicious. Waitress Christina was very friendly and professional . Loved the clam chowder and cold slaw best i have ever had. Will be going back more often."
"Family atmosphere "
"Fast service"
"Local and good service "
"Fine catfish best service in florida."
"Catfish and coleslaw were so good"
"Nice place with great food and service. A family place to eat!"
"Good food, good service. "
Cons
"Everything was great"
"Local and good service "
"No cons!"
"The stuffed flounder with crab meat is simply awesome!!"
Comments
"Slow seating "
"Great food & service!!"
  • 11/18/2017

    A dining patron from Dunnellon, FL tried it.

  • 11/17/2017

    A diner from Winter Haven, FL tried it, liked it, and rated it . They liked the food, liked the service, and liked the ambiance.

  • 11/12/2017

    A Seafood food lover from Lakeland, FL tried it, liked it, and rated it . They liked the food, liked the service, and liked the ambiance.

  • 11/11/2017

    A dining patron from Needham, MA tried it.

  • 10/08/2017

    A diner from Lakeland, FL tried it, liked it, and rated it . They liked the food, liked the service, and liked the ambiance.

    Pros
    over all great experience. sides and main meals were delicious. Waitress Christina was very friendly and professional . Loved the clam chowder and cold slaw best i have ever had. Will be going back more often.
  • 10/06/2017

    A diner from Tampa, FL tried it, liked it, and rated it . They liked the food, liked the service, and liked the ambiance.

  • 10/05/2017

    A Seafood chowhound from Lawrenceville, GA tried it.

  • 10/04/2017

    An American Traditional food lover from Clovis, CA tried it, liked it, and rated it . They liked the food, liked the service, and liked the ambiance.

    Pros
    Family atmosphere
  • 9/18/2017

    A Seafood chowhound from Lakeland, FL tried it.

  • 8/31/2017

    A diner from Lakeland, FL tried it and liked it.

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barnibear

 Bartow, FL
 

Just really not good at all

This is just so bad. I guess being used to true “fish camp” style places in N.C. (Charlotte, Gastonia, Shelby, even Rock Hill for goodness sake) – this just doesn’t cut it. I’ve heard folks talk about “you gotta go there, it’s wonderful”…not sure what they are comparing it to, but — No. To each his own. We both love fried catfish, but not cooked so hard the crust almost breaks teeth – or so undercooked inside it turns to mush. That’s what we had, we even gave it a second chance recently – it had been awhile and “things change.” This had not changed.

Catfish

Fried, dried and laid to the side? Is that the old expression? there is another, “rode hard/put away wet” – this was just awful. Mine cooked so hard – biting into it reminded me of overcooked pigskins, you bite into and they kind of “rattle” in your mouth (at least after a minute they kind of dissolve – this stuff just sits there!

Husbands wasn’t quite as hard, but like mush on inside. Catfish cooked right is wonderful-tender-firm – that slight musky flavor – but “musky mush” isn’t what we look for!

I’m happy for those who like the place, I just can’t go there again!

I do still tip reasonable if the service is reasonable – the food isn’t the fault of the waitperson!

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