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Big Daddy's Catfish and Chicken

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1121 E 42nd St, Odessa, TX 79762
+1 432-550-6830
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Sevierville, United States
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

This place was recommend by a local & yelp seem to support her comments. One of my favorite meals is fried catfish - can't beat it IMO. This is my first visit to West Texas was looking forward to trying a couple of local eatery's. The entrance is a little deceptive. From the outside, it looks like a small restaurant... More 

Thank Tony B
Odessa, TX
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50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

Went with the family, better half was wanting her birthday meal from Big Daddy's. Service was great, food was good, and the establishment was clean. We all placed our orders, and I ordered the seafood combo platter. Scoop of mashed taters, 3 fried shrimp and a baby sized stuffed crab. No other veggies, but I did order green beans. Nope!... More 

Thank usmcpride
Midland, Texas
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93 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

It was not what we expected. Friends had raved about it so we stopped in after doing some shopping. The kitchen was slow getting our food out, but the service out front was good. The fish was hot. I thought the coleslaw was mushy - similar to sourkraut. Mac n cheese wad bland. They were not busy since it was... More 

Thank onesies1
Odessa, Texas
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Everything they have is great, barbecued or grilled chicken, fried shrimp, ribs and all the fixins. Their banana pudding is the BEST!

Thank DougOdessa_Texas
Jonesboro, Georgia
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271 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

My coworker and I went for lunch. The service was very good and very FAST! I ordered the catfish & chicken tender combo with fries and Mac-n-cheese. The food looked good and the chicken tenders were okay. The catfish was decent. But the Mac-n-cheese was a total miss.

Thank James B
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

I ordered the special (shrimp and catfish) which was above average. But the side order of mushrooms was not good at all. The baked potato was good. Hush puppies were ok as well. I was visiting first time on my wife's recommendation. She had eaten catfish and chicken at her school when Big Daddy catered for the faculty. I have... More 

Thank Arcadio R
Odessa, Texas
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194 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015 via mobile

We have eaten here many times with groups ranging from 5 to 50 people & have always loved the food ( catfish is AWESOME) & great service our groups are always pleased to eat here Les7h

Thank Les7h
Odessa, Texas
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227 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

Don't get full on hush puppies and tartar sauce but I normally get catfish plate while kids get chicken strips. Generous portions usually too much. Banana pudding is worth saving a little bit of room for

Thank BigRobUTSA
Big Lake, Texas
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015 via mobile

Went here while on a recent trip to my dentist. The place was very clean & staff very friendly and very helpful. Food was really good and priced reasonably.

Thank tiniestmunchkin
Odessa, Texas
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

Big Daddy's is consistently a really great place to eat. The service is excellent and the food is awesome. I usually get the fish & shrimp combo plate and it is always good. I love the coleslaw--it has a vinegar dressing instead of the usual creamy kind and it's great. And the hush puppies are the best I've ever had!

Thank Dianne M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1121 E 42nd St, Odessa, TX 79762
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Odessa
  • Phone Number: +1 432-550-6830

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