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Catfish Johnny's

2396 N C 470, Lake Panasoffkee, FL 33538
+1 352-793-2083
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“catfish” (106 reviews)
“hush puppies” (26 reviews)
“frog legs” (15 reviews)
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American, Seafood
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2396 N C 470, Lake Panasoffkee, FL 33538
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here because of the great reviews, well I was really disappointed.. I love fried catfish and the catfish I got here did not have the cornmeal breading and it was thin tiny strips.. It didn't even taste like catfish.. The food was ok at...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank catlee69
Reviewed 1 week ago

the food was awesome as always, staff is very congenial and attentive to your needs. it is always a pleasure to visit this place

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank HInklebilly
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this family-owned restaurant for the first time with friends who had previously been there for other meals. Immediately, the waitress remembered them and welcomed us for our first visit. Catfish Johnny himself was in the house on this evening and kept an eye...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank HealthyBallance
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I recently ate here with a party of 10 people on a Friday evening. We called only 15 minutes before arriving, they found a place in the back for us to wait and got us seated rather quickly. Everyone in my party ate seafood and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Hannahauton
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Fast friendly service and great staff. Catfish, Chicken, Shrimp and Gator were all excellent. Very reasonably priced for a great value of food to cost. Would definitely go again.

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Ed W
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Went with a large group. Everyone who had fried fish or shrimp was happy. The broiled fish, shrimp, scallops needed garlic, butter, and seasoning. Large place, good for big groups. Was raining so everyone was inside, but it looked like there was a nice outside...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Laura99
Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

You want good southern food specializing in seafood dishes, We went for the all you can eat perch. The perch is from Alaska so it is frozen, but delicious. You actually can taste this fish since it is battered lightly before it is fried. The...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank KarenandDale
Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

Out of the way but easy to find, good parking, fun decor. Three of us enjoyed the fresh perch sandwiches, with fries or cole slaw. Good service. Worth a trip!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank babette50
Reviewed 11 October 2018

Went to lunch here with some friends for their Wednesday special, "All You Can Eat Perch". The fish was fresh and delicious. It also came with cole slaw, french fries and hush puppies. Our waitress was super friendly and kept our tea and water glasses...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Travelingal702
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

We went here tonight on our way back to The Villages from Tampa because my inlaws have been here several times and wanted to go. No disappointments! This is a really good place for catfish and hushpuppies, fried okra, green beans with bacon, and coleslaw....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 379jenniferh
Patricia G, Owner at Catfish Johnny's, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2018

We are so glad you enjoyed your visit with us, thank you so much for this review. We appreciate it!

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Questions & Answers
2 June 2017|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from Patricia G | Property representative |
Everything that is breaded is fried in the same oil. Example: shrimp, fries, okra, catfish, etc. Although we offer many dinner options that are not fried and can be broiled or grilled.
Judith B
2 February 2015|
Response from Don T | Reviewed this property |
Just use google maps and type in Catfish Johnny's.
Judith B
2 February 2015|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
Take 44 west to 301. Turn left onto 301 south. Go about 8 miles to 470 west. Turn right. Take that road about 5 miles. Restaurant will be on left. I hope you enjoy the restaurant as much as I did.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
10:30 - 20:30
10:30 - 20:30
10:30 - 20:30
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2396 N C 470, Lake Panasoffkee, FL 33538
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Lake Panasoffkee
  • Phone Number: +1 352-793-2083
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