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Catfish Cabin

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Highway 72, Athens, AL
+1 256-233-0803
11:00 - 20:30
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 20:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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Toney, Alabama
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Today we had lunch at the catfish cabin and it was the best grilled fish I've ever had! It was cooked and spiced to perfection. The hush puppies were fantastic too. The service was accommodating and friendly. We had the feeling "gee I'm glad we stoped bye"

Thank toneydolls
Bourbonnais, IL
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94 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We asked for local fare and this restaurant was recommended. We had the gumbo which was very thick. The catfish filets were tasty. The extras of coleslaw, hush puppies, and fries made it a filling meal.

Thank retiredteacher09
Knoxville, Tennessee
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had not eaten at this location since 2005 and was amazed at the transformation since then. It was just a good fish place back then but now features astounding fresh fish. Took a long time for food to come to the table after ordering but found out why when it did come. Fish was warm and right out of... More 

Thank roenis513
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The catfish fillet was amazing.. And I love how they have the unlimited catfish and hush puppies... Food was great.. Service was good.. Place is nice

Thank Natassja B
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168 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

It is not the famous Catfish Cabin from Memphis Tn. but they do have good food. I got the small combination plate. If you get it you need to get the large for a couple extra dollars you get twice the amount of food. Would have liked to get frog legs but the only offer them on Fridays.

Thank Joseph C
Conowingo, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

I was greeted as I walked in by a pleasant young lady and quickly seated. I was meeting some friends I haven't seen in years and they were brought to my table by that young lady! The service was very quick and friendly and polite. The catfish with fries, slaw and extra hush puppies are my favorite. I enjoyed every... More 

Thank tlerik
Pell City
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112 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

As usual the hush puppies and slaw were a perfect start to a great meal. Shrimp were also good and fries were cooked to order for me (extra crispy).

Thank Buddy B
Walnut Hill, Florida
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72 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We got the blackened catfish and it was great. Hush puppies where good also. The outside wasn't so impressive but inside was decorated nicely.

Thank firetater
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

A family favorite. The blackened catfish will melt in your mouth with such a good flavor. But the very best Hush puppies I have had . The dessert menu is OK but they did have a gluten option for my wife for dessert which was a great blessing. Will not go wrong here if you like southern fried catfish..

Thank SLhardiman
Ardmore, Tennessee
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Ate with my daughter and my sister.the waitress was rude she acted like she did not want to work.Food was ok the best thing was the hush puppies.went to check out and another waitress was working the cash register she was also very very rude.maybe everyone was having a bad night.

Thank irishrose4716
Mary W, Owner at Catfish Cabin, responded to this review

Hello, We regret to learn about the service you received during this visit with us. We can assure you that we do not condone anything but friendly and accommodating service in our establishment, and we apologize for providing you with an experience that suggested otherwise. All of our employees spend ample time training until we feel they are ready to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, 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 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Highway 72, Athens, AL
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Athens
  • Phone Number: +1 256-233-0803
Great catfish and seafood. Good selection of non-seafood items as well

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