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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%
Travellers talk about
“catfish” (96 reviews)
“hush puppies” (24 reviews)
“frog legs” (15 reviews)
American, Seafood
€€ - €€€
2396 N C 470, Lake Panasoffkee, FL 33538
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Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

This was recommended by Kyle from swamp fever airboats. The service is great and quick and our waitress was really friendly and engaging with the kids. The food is very tasty, fresh, and served quickly. Great value food in a lovely local eatery much better...More

Thank MrLister25
Reviewed 13 July 2018

This place does not look like much from the road, but wait til you go inside. We have been coming here for 18 years now off and on, even from Orlando before moving to Lake County. We totally enjoy the family business aspect, run by...More

Thank ginniedroz
Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

I paid for a salad , paid 6.95 My husband had the chef salad There was hardly not salad If you want a salad with substance Do not order .

Thank Karen B
Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

Was there on a Friday evening, packed house. Good was good as usual and very good service. Even though they were busy food came in a timely manner.

Thank bpprid
Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

Check website for daily all you can eat specials. Enjoyed the perch and hush puppies. Does not have a bar but serves beer. Definitely a local establishment, enjoyed.

Thank Wilson257
Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

Great catfish fingers! Don’t leave without trying the sweet corn fritters. They are to die for. I could have eaten a dozen! Great price in an authentic Florida setting.

Thank Shawn C
Reviewed 3 May 2018

Last minute choice while driving around rural Florida. Great service by Tori. Recommended the shrimp and right on. Fresh, flavorful and reasonable. Beer and wine selection limited.

Thank Thomas T
Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

Get the bone in catfish not the strips. It falls off the bone. Fantastic place to eat. Well worth the drive

Thank Plosch
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

The people that swamp fever airboat rides recommended this restaurant. The fish sandwich was rather Bland, and The BLT sandwich had bacon that was burnt on it.

Thank Ian K
Patricia G, Owner at Catfish Johnny's, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2018

I am so sorry to hear this. We always strive to provide delicious food for our customers. If I had known I would have gladly fixed that. I hope you will try us again.

Reviewed 13 April 2018

We stopped for lunch after a air-boat ride and everything was delicious. The catfish finger basket was one of the best. The coleslaw and hush puppies were superior. The service was excellent and very attentive. The perch basket was excellent.

Thank Leora Y
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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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