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Punkin's Catfish Bar-B-Que & Catfish

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1911 W Grant Ave, Pauls Valley, OK 73075-9229
+1 405-238-2320
Sun 11:00 - 14:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great small town restaurant, all the food is really good and service is always perfect. Food is a little over priced and they charge extra for everything, Except the free pickle bar. But besides that you shouldn't be disappointed. Ribs and steak fingers are always yummy.

Thank Eric G
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Fish was great! Wish they had more options to buy single ribs, but the food was good. ( they should get beer on tap) but delicious!

Thank Jamie H
Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Wife and i stopped here on our way from Norman back to Dallas for our flight, really enjoyed the BBQ briskett sandwich deep fried pickles and service was polite and accurate

Thank Shawn B
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Punkins is a Pauls Valley landmark that has been around a long time. The food is pretty good, but not good enough to be justify the high prices.

Thank tylerfromoklahoma
Wynnewood, Oklahoma
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66 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

This is probably the best restaurant in Pauls Valley. Everything is good, especially the catfish. Their barbque ribs are outstanding also.

Thank WhereNext2Go2
Pauls Valley, Oklahoma
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We had a large group with some picky and demanding people (from Dallas), the waitress handled it all without losing her cool. My ribs were very good and everyone else seemed to enjoy their food.

Thank bruce J
Guthrie, Oklahoma
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142 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

Punkin's is a family style restaurant that is featured in several "can't miss it" publications. Specializing in BBQ and catfish it is easy to find off of Interstate 35. My wife had a sliced beef sandwich and I had a two piece catfish dinner. I wish I had settled for the senior's catfish dinner as the portions were HUGE. My... More 

Thank Larry M
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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67 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

Good food, a little high in price, the service was friendly. Get a combo plate and try a little of everything, so you know what you like best the next time. Salad bar as well. Close to 35. and all the locals seem to love it as well.

Thank V L
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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33 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

They have very good catfish and it was a popular because practically everyone in cafe ordered catfish as well. It's kind of a fun place too, playing old country music! Crying in your beer style, with George Jones, Conway Twitty, Patsy Cline. Friendly staff.

Thank S W
Minot, North Dakota
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106 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

The restaurant had some beautiful women as servers and had great food at a reasonable price. I got there very close to close and they treated me greatly. More restaurants need to be run like this one. Highly recommend.

Thank Ethan F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1911 W Grant Ave, Pauls Valley, OK 73075-9229
  • Location: United States  >  Oklahoma (OK)  >  Pauls Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 405-238-2320

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