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Catfish Parlour

$$ - $$$
South Austin
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4705 E Ben White Blvd, Austin, TX 78741-7213
+1 512-443-1698
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Wed 11:00 - 21:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Austin, Texas
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214 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lunch was served cafeteria style though there are waitresses to serve drinks and bring you meals prepared to order. Collect tickets for you meals and drinks, pay on the way out. Pick up tray and sectioned plate as well as napkin-wrapped fork and spoon. Serve yourself sides include hush puppies, potato and sweet potato fires, hot salads, mashed potatoes, cole... More 

Thank Garth M
Blessing, Texas
Level Contributor
11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We always eat here when in Austin, Awesome Music Awesome Staff The Best Food, No One Misses out...Grand Daughter had Steak Medium Rare, not tough, excellent au juice made each cut...

Thank Betty W
Pleasanton, California
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6 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is just what you expect when it comes to a fried catfish restaurant. Simple food, friendly waitstaff, decent pricing for what you get. Nothing fancy. Walls are covered in interesting memorabilia.

Thank kathleen183
Orinda, California
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

We were six adults with one two-year-old and two infants and were seated in a large room next to the main dining area, which was perfect. We could hear each other and the toddler could be, well, a two-ear-old! Entrees ranged from the catfish to shrimp to salmon. Suggest sticking with what they do best as the salmon was dry... More 

Thank kathy-mgt
Austin, Texas
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

They have really good food and the service was ecellent. Flavorful and filling. I would definitely go back!

Thank Ronda R
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

My friends and I went to Catfish Parlour and enjoyed traditionally prepared fried catfish and nontraditional hush puppy fries. We also tried the AYCE combo with two types of fried shrimp. All the food was well seasoned but a little dry. We also tried the crawfish etouffe. It was ok. None of the "spicy" dishes were spicy and the sauces... More 

Thank Laurie W
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

First time coming to this place and I must say it was so delicious! The staff was great the restaurant pretty spacious and the food even better! On Monday's it's unlimited fish and popcorn shrimp with fries so you can I got a little to much full. Lol awesome place to eat. My family and I loved it. We are... More 

Thank Maria G
Port Lavaca, Texas
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76 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

We decided to try this place because our son is a catfish freak. We sat down and we're served hishpuppy sticks with regular and jalapeño tartar sauce. They were very good. Our food come out quickly and was hot. My wife and I split a big combo platter. It had 3 JUMBO butterflied shrimp, 4 fillets of catfish, fries and... More 

Thank Mark R
Ogden, Utah
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168 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

Full disclosure: I do not eat seafood. Period. How did I end up here then? I was with a bunch of coworkers who wanted to try it. From all accounts, the seafood was fantastic. I can't confirm that, but the looks on their faces and the time we spent discussing the food leads me to believe that they were indeed... More 

Thank JpocJedi
Saint Joseph, Missouri
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

Traveling through town and looked on TA and found this gem. It is very quaint with super duper service. The food was good and you gotta try the hush puppy's.

Thank quixkpix

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4705 E Ben White Blvd, Austin, TX 78741-7213
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > South Austin
  • Neighbourhood: South Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-443-1698

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?