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Catfish Johnny's

2396 N C 470, Lake Panasoffkee, FL 33538
+1 352-793-2083
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“catfish” (98 reviews)
“hush puppies” (22 reviews)
“frog legs” (15 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
2396 N C 470, Lake Panasoffkee, FL 33538
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

One hour wait to get in on Friday at 5 PM. We elected counter seats with no waiting. Chose all you can eat catfish. Best I ever had. Ever. Ate 5 large pieces. Best hush puppies, too.

Thank Hbampa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a little gem of a place that serves awesome food, fresh and the people are very friendly. If your in a hurry don't go. It's a laid back home style restaurant. Love it

Thank Joanna D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, good service The Friday night catfish special is AWESOME Highly recommend this establishment

Thank E4657POwilliamm
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Late lunch on Saturday, grouper fingers basket, and fried green tomatoes. Both were served hot and tasted great. A fun old Florida style restaurant with friendly service.

Thank Freda R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Service was friendly, but a little slow and two items were forgotten/delayed. The food was tasty and the ambience was pleasant.

Thank leedela
Reviewed 29 January 2018

We have been going to Catfish Johnny's Restaurant for almost 20 years now. We love the food, atmosphere, and entertainment when applicable. Johnny and his wife Pat, are the owners of this private owned restaurant. It is known for their seafood, but all kinds of...More

Thank ginniedroz
Reviewed 19 January 2018

This is a well hidden place, and we drive 30 miles to get to it about twice a week. It is famous for the catfish fingerlings basket, which includes fries and hush puppies and slaw. I get the applesauce instead of slaw. Our friends that...More

Thank Dee827
Reviewed 3 December 2017

We had our Christmas party at Catfish Johnny's. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. We had fish and chicken. The fish was cooked just right. The baked beans were good, and so were the cheese grits. The was a very relaxed atmosphere, I will...More

Thank srockey
Reviewed 27 November 2017

Family outing we had 3 kids who liked the kid menu. Two adults we had the catfish and sides very good. Plus they had live music

Thank mspatty1967
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Forty to Fifty members of our club were here for lunch. They have a large menu, however, for large groups you have a smaller menu of their most popular items which included burgers, salads and of course catfish.

Thank LensReview
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Questions & Answers
2 June 2017|
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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
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, 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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