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Penn's Catfish and Chicken

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103 Highway 11 and 80, Meridian, MS 39301-4592
+1 601-484-7280
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Meridian, Mississippi
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is not a good place the building needs a lot of attention and the last several times my family and I have went the orders was not right and had to return the food several of times. The food is ok good be better but not a clean environment nor a good clean setting to dine in.

Thank winnetterichey
Fort Worth, Texas
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

We ordered the chicken on a stick dinner and a small cheeseburger. The food was fresh cooked when ordered and was ready quickly.

Thank maryhear
Westminster, SC
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

This little place was really busy on our visit. Great chicken, fries and hush puppies. The chicken bites were tender, juicy and delicious. Staff is friendly and accommodating. It took a few Minutes to get our food and the manager bought us drinks. Southern hospitality!

Thank relapz1
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Well done! For fried seafood, it was magnificent. Their sauces are not generic and everything was cooked perfectly. The seafood platter, oysters, shrimp, fish and craving cakes were all great with seasoned fries and hush puppies. Very good and worth the stop. A bit difficult to find the correct road, take the hotel entrance. Good job though!

Thank Michael W
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42 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

I periodically eat at Penn's when I am in Mississippi. It never disappoints. It is one of the few places I will order fried food. The catfish, chicken shrimp are all lightly battered and expertly fried. Portions are always plentiful. My only critique is that the french fries could be more crisp.

Thank Mark B
Wichita Falls, Texas
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72 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

We've gone to Penn's a couple of times now and it has been consistently good. The po-boys and the chicken are fabulous. We were amazed that about four hours from the coast the shrimp is still pretty darn good. There are a lot of dishes that we want to try, but this Penn's is a good choice to eat when... More 

Thank samgraham
Meridian, Mississippi
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

They are probably most well known for their chicken-on-a-stick, but I mostly go there for their seafood platters. If you like fried seafood, it's one of the better places in town to get some.

Thank jwb9999999x
Meridian, Mississippi
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105 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

We went here to eat a couple of years ago and have not been back. The place reeked and the floors, wall and tables were disgusting. Sad too, because the other Penn locations have great fish, but who wants to take a chance on your safety eating here. Hope they have cleaned it up.

Thank Sally Q
Starkville, Mississippi, United States
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37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2014

My first time ever eating at Penn's. I had the Catfish Poboy which was huge! Food was fresh and hot and took less time than going through a fast food drive thru. Will definitely eat here again.

Thank Lynda W
Ward, AL
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2012

When visiting Penn's Catfish and Chicken, I was surprised to place my order with the cashier, wait a few minutes and it was ready. I was expecting a sit down setting where the orders would be taken at the tables. The food was excellent!

Thank Sherry D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, American, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 103 Highway 11 and 80, Meridian, MS 39301-4592
  • Location: United States  >  Mississippi (MS)  >  Meridian
  • Phone Number: +1 601-484-7280

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