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Catfish Palace

200 US Highway 175 W, Athens, TX 75751-4704
+1 903-675-8580
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  • Excellent9%
  • Very good47%
  • Average22%
  • Poor18%
  • Terrible4%
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“coleslaw” (4 reviews)
“hush puppies” (6 reviews)
“fried catfish” (4 reviews)
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200 US Highway 175 W, Athens, TX 75751-4704
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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

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

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

Thank Snfrds
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

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

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,

Thank boangela62
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

Stopped for lunch on our way back from a failed scuba attempt at Athens Scuba park. Food was delicious, our server, was pleasant and courteous, and not overly attentive.

Thank Ibhux
Reviewed 27 January 2016

Read all the previous reviews so decided we must try it ourselves. The catfish was cooked perfectly and I had the regular dinner with a baked potato, coleslaw, tomato relish, slice of onion (I don't know why that is there?) hushpuppy and 5 pieces of...More

1  Thank MaryJo49
Reviewed 4 October 2015

My wife and I paid a visit to the Texas Freshwater Fishery in Athens Texas and found that what was published was true with an extra dose of Southern Hospitality. The waitress was so sweet she gave us her complete family history, the Good and...More

1  Thank Barry-1492
Reviewed 11 August 2015

The food in itself is really not that bad. They have an All You Can Eat deal for cheap that includes catfish, chicken and shrimp. The decor is "HIDEOUS" Outdated, unmaintained, guest areas so you can just imagine what the kitchen looks like.

Thank Fbref2000
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
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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