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Bayou Cat

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2505 E Arkansas Ln, Arlington, TX 76010-0212
+1 817-274-4100
Mon - Thu 10:30 - 21:00
Fri 10:30 - 22:00
Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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172 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Food tasty. Restaurant quite dirty. Location ok. Somewhat expensive. Fish and fried over cooked. Choices limited

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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

If you are too lazy to make some your self, this place hands down is one of the best I've had for Crawfish! Oh and please don't forget about the turkey necks and gumbo! As far as the catfish is concerned, well...it's meh and needs a bit More seasoning but for the price you can't complain to much! The fish... More 

Thank Bruce A
Arlington, Texas
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

We've been going to this restaurant for several years, when it first started as Top Cat, out of Dallas. The menu is largely the same as it was then, with catfish, oysters, shrimp, red beans and rice, gumbo, crawfish, and more. The catfish filets are crispy with a cornmeal breading, The French fries are fine, as are the accompanying hush... More 

Thank Joanne T
Arlington, Texas
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2016

We order the weekly lunch special every Wednesday to go. Food is always to order and fried just perfect!

Thank Texan34
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43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2016

The food here is amazing. The crawfish and red beans and rice were full of southern flavor. Can't find too many places like this in Texas. Definitely recommend.

Thank kdoug19
Grand Prairie, Texas
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40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016

I hate to tell you how good this place is because it's already crowded. But, it's too good to keep quite about!! The BEST crawfish, red beans and rice, gumbo and shrimp po' boys anywhere around.

Thank MichelleMyBell0411
Atlanta, Georgia
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74 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2016 via mobile

On any given weekend you can pass by this restaurant and it is flooded with customers. And for good reason! The shrimp po boys are the closest thing to perfection that I've had since leaving New Orleans. My husband is a big fan of the Cajun turkey necks. I like that you can substitute something else for french fries I... More 

Thank 97antoine
Durham, North Carolina
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2015

This place is a hole in the wall but, I have found that many places that lack ambiance to have wonderful food at a great price. I knew it could not be bad once I saw a steady stream of locals from various nationalities flock to this place. I came for the catfish and it was okay. But, the red... More 

Thank NellieBoo
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151 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2014

My husband and I tried Bayou Cat for lunch and are glad we did. The setting is adequate but not what you would call nice, no waitstaff/order at the counter, but the food is what you come for. The shrimp po boy was excellent, the fried catfish was delicate with no fishy flavor, the red beans and rice and gumbo... More 

1 Thank markandkarenbrown
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2014

I'm from New Orleans, LA. now live in Hurst TX about a 20 min ride to this place-one way. The seafood food is very good, Crawfish good at times. I have had better tasting seafood. Heard they are from Louisiana...I don't really know if this is true. Had a problem with my takeout, found one of the sandwiches was not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2505 E Arkansas Ln, Arlington, TX 76010-0212
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: +1 817-274-4100

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