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Catfish King of Waco

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1201 S Valley Mills Dr, Waco, TX 76711-1603
+1 254-753-7700
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10:00 - 20:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 20:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 21:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you're in the mood for fried seafood, this is the place for you! Had the shrimp and oysters... Amazing. Cole slaw and beans great. The place is a dive but the food is a great value. You won't be disappointed!

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Thank Melisa L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Very very good | | nice clean restaurant || I go very often || give it a try . The catfish is crisp &a golden brown. Very good pinto beans come with each plate , along with hush puppies , fries, & coleslaw. I have never got cold or greasy food. Also a great SENIOR PLATE. They have other items... More 

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Thank Bil M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

I am very particular about my fried fish and I have only found two places in the last 15 years where I will go back. Most places do not know how to cut up the filet, most places do not know how to season the fish or fry it long enough. Catfish King rates high on all 3, but You... More 

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Thank Lance M
freeport, florida
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

Lots of catfish here! Service was fine but the food was terrible. I got the catfish and shrimp. Not very tasty. I cannot recommend this restaurant.

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Thank cleverbeagle
Robinson, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

My husband and I like the senior special that they offer. I love seafood but my husband doesn't, so he can get a chicken fried steak while I get catfish or popcorn shrimp. The senior special is a good deal, because there's lots of food plus a drink. It's not a fancy place as far as restaurants go, but it's... More 

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Thank ksa149
La Grange, Texas
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23 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

We eat at Catfish King whenever we are in Waco. We love the fish, hushpuppies and the fries. They have good portions of fish so you won't leave hungry.

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Thank Debbie D
Waco, Texas
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

When we want catfish this is where we go! Everything is really fresh. The catfish is perfectly breaded and crispy.

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Thank Sherie V
Elm Mott, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016

Catfish King has the freshes tasting catfish, never a stale taste from old grease. This place is clean, fast service and good food. I highly recommend Catfish King!

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Thank Mary Lou M
Waco, Texas
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33 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

They have capibility of serving good food but more times than not, fish will taste like it has been sitting under a heat lamp too long or just over cooked. Fries & hush puppies not always fresh.

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Thank eli709
Michigan
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2016 via mobile

Did not actually go in due to dirty and run-down exterior...GREASY windows..all I can say. Inside looked as bad

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Thank Sandra J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
10:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 20:00
Thursday
10:00 - 20:00
Friday
10:00 - 20:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1201 S Valley Mills Dr, Waco, TX 76711-1603
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Waco
  • Phone Number: +1 254-753-7700

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?