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Dowd's Catfish and BBQ

1760 W Elm St, Lebanon, MO 65536-3918
+1 417-532-1777
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good30%
  • Average19%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
1760 W Elm St, Lebanon, MO 65536-3918
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We enjoyed a very nice dinner here. There were 8 in our party and we were seated right away. Very nice atmosphere with lots to look at on the walls. Our waitress was very good and answered all our questions. My order was not correct...More

Thank katiedog1575
Reviewed 4 days ago

First of all, the decor is great - very cool looking place to eat. The food was pretty good, but be prepared for lots of grease! The mashed potatoes and gravy were excellent, the pie was very good, the chicken fried steak was almost too...More

Thank dogdazed
Reviewed 6 days ago

We went there with a large group of people they were still able to get everything out really quickly. The food was really good, and you got really large portions for the price. You need to order the catfish, after all that's what the place...More

Thank TigerEyes9
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The catfish has a light crispy coaty so you can taste the delicious fish. For sides, We recommend the fried okra and pinto beans. Yum!

Thank Brenda G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had dinner here one night and had the baked catfish. I thought it was OK, but nothing to write home about. I was looking forward to eating here, but the food is pretty much a disappointment. The mashed potatoes were a bit lumpy and...More

Thank Zebra_45678
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here again on our annual road trip heading east.I had the catfish, I know this is farm raised catfish, but it is the most flavorful cat fish I have ever had. The taste is really clean - no fishy taste of a bottom...More

Thank Rose H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family couldn't agree on a rating. My parents got the bbq and catfish and gave it a 4. My son, husband and I tried fried pickles, cornbread, wings and coconut shrimp and thought that it was a 2 or 3 at most. The corn...More

Thank woodardfive
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

anyplace can fry catfish but you need good quality fish to start with. the catfish I got here was as good as any I've ever had, really good clean taste with no 'bottom feeder' flavour. the service was good and quick, we'll eat here again...More

Thank Fred M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Husband and I ate here because it was rated as the no 1 restaurant I, Lebanon. Well, I would hate to see the rest of them. This place was average at best. Hubby had catfish that was too well done and he did not even...More

Thank CinDen2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for a bite during a long road trip. Service was great and food was even better. Had the hickory smoked half chicken, spicy catfish strips and chopped brisket sandwich.

Thank Bill B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1760 W Elm St, Lebanon, MO 65536-3918
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Lebanon
  • Phone Number: +1 417-532-1777
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