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Catfish Palace

200 US Highway 175 W, Athens, TX 75751-4704
+1 903-675-8580
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  • Excellent19%
  • Very good44%
  • Average19%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible3%
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“cole slaw” (5 reviews)
“baked potato” (5 reviews)
“fried catfish” (6 reviews)
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American, Seafood
200 US Highway 175 W, Athens, TX 75751-4704
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Awesome place and down home. No modern trappings just excellent food and always such a treat. We get the shrimp, chicken, and catfish all you can eat .. anazing!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank hellenkillerproject
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

We were passing thru Athens at lunch time and decided to stop for a bite to eat. Glad we chose this place! Everything was good! We all had fried catfish, and the hushpuppies amazing! (I dipped mine in the juice from the coleslaw. Yum!) Waitress...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank leiismimi
Reviewed 18 June 2018

Some of the best fried catfish that we have had in a longtime. Place a little run down but great food! Try tomato relish!

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Deborah F
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Fish is Cooked to Order, Very Good Cole Slaw, I Usually get Baked Potato instead of French Fries.. Very good selection of Lunch Specials also Chicken Fried Steak, Hamburger, and Daily Fish, and Sea Food Specials.

Date of visit: January 2018
1  Thank davidmcm903
Reviewed 27 October 2017

From the outside, if you are picky, you might not go in - on the inside, if you are picky, you might choose not to stay. However, if you get past these two issue, you will find that they have good catfish, and the lunch...More

Date of visit: June 2017
1  Thank Daniel P
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

First clue was we were traveling home, saw only one car in parking lot and it was 7pm on a Saturday night. Wife wanted to stop as we love fried catfish, so we gave it a shot which was not a good choice. Second clue...More

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank Wayne E
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Excellent catfish and nice portion choices. Baked potato was hot, nice sides of cold slaw, tomato relish, onion and best hush puppies around. Fast and good attentive service. The building is not maintained. Old and ugly, but we came for the food as we were...More

Date of visit: March 2017
1  Thank SB S
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Decor is very dated and fans were running for AC. Ordered blackened catfish and received mushy oven baked fish- not with blackening spices or prepared In a skillet or in a grill. Server replaced it with fried fish - it was crispy but heavily battered....More

Date of visit: February 2017
Thank 88KeysTX
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Yes, this place looks like a hole in the wall and it is. But in my experience these are the best places. This place has the best catfish that I have ever eaten. I like how you get a slice of onion with the fish....More

Date of visit: February 2017
1  Thank Brian L
Reviewed 20 January 2017

we go there at least once a week,the food and service are great,they have moday thru thurs specials that are a real deal,we love it,

Date of visit: January 2017
1  Thank boangela62
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
10:30 - 18:00
10:30 - 18:00
10:30 - 18:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 200 US Highway 175 W, Athens, TX 75751-4704
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Athens
  • Phone Number: +1 903-675-8580
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