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The Catfish Place

311 S Forest Ave, Apopka, FL 32703-4335
+1 407-889-7980
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“catfish” (77 reviews)
“frog legs” (14 reviews)
“cheese grits” (12 reviews)
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Cajun & Creole, American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
311 S Forest Ave, Apopka, FL 32703-4335
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our party of 4 enjoyed our meals. My husband had the Catfish as usual and it was perfectly fried and delicious. I had a huge salad with salmon on top and it was fresh and tasty. We love the old-fashioned decor and the mini choo-choo...More

Thank Love2travelG
ElaineJ925, Owner at The Catfish Place, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review! So glad you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

The place has been there forever. I have eaten there about 5 different times over the past 20 years, definitely not impressed. The food is average at best. Prices are average.

Thank jimmybif
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Excellent cozy place for seafood and other foods, good desserts. If you like gator they have it too.

Thank orpol_1999
Reviewed 11 August 2018

Love the Catfish Place. Great food, great service. Never had a meal here that I didn't love. The staff is knowledgeable and attentive. If you need to wait, it is definitely worth it.

Thank johnpmeyersr
Reviewed 12 July 2018

Whenever we're in town we have to visit the Catfish Place. We've been coming here for years and it just gets better with time. You won't go wrong with any of the dishes. I highly recommend you get a combo plate so you can have...More

Thank Bchcomber49
Elaine J, Owner at The Catfish Place, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2018

Thank you so much for your review! This is our 35th year here and we love our customers. Ya'll are just the best! Combo plates are a great way to keep your dinner guests from sampling your dinner <wink wink>

Reviewed 11 July 2018

We’ve dined at the Catfish Place multiple times! It is our hometown favorite. If you want great southern food in a casual atmosphere, then this is your place. Our favorite menu items are the fried catfish, hush puppies, and fried green tomatoes. The Fried Pickle...More

Thank Cyndy H
Elaine J, Owner at The Catfish Place, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2018

Thanks so much for your review Cyndy! The Fried Dill pickles are addicting aren't they? Hope we see you again soon

Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

$6 for a bowl of clam chowder. The potatoes were hard. No cracker. Waitress rushed us and was distracted by her friends. She didn’t bring straws out for drinks. She didn’t offer refills. She was in a huge hurry to get us the check. DisappointedMore

Thank TriciaH603
Elaine J, Owner at The Catfish Place, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2018

I am so sorry you didn't care for your chowder. If I had known I would have been happy to replace it with something more to your liking or at least removed it from your check. We pride ourselves on exemplary customer service so obviously...More

Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

Great southern food. I enjoyed the Florida cracker combination with catfish, frog legs, and gator. My favorite..fried green tomatoes!

Thank Gary C
Reviewed 14 April 2018

Had a group reservation. We were accommodated very well. First time there. We liked the atmosphere and friendly staff. Service ,by Heather, was excellent and very attentive. Everyone enjoyed their food from Catfish to Shrimp. If you dare to order the House Specialty I suggest...More

Thank bsaylor1
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

The Catfish Place has been here for many years. I have been a resident of Central Florida since 1978 and never paid a visit until now. The catfish was very fresh and nicely prepared. The cheese grits although a bit dry, the good flavor made...More

Thank Tom B
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Rita R
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Response from Ronald F | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure how someone who dines there could answer that question. It would be inappropriate for an employee to discuss their pay with customers. So I have no idea.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 311 S Forest Ave, Apopka, FL 32703-4335
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Apopka
  • Phone Number: +1 407-889-7980
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