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Dowd's Catfish and BBQ

1760 W Elm St, Lebanon, MO 65536-3918
+1 417-532-1777
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good29%
  • Average18%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“catfish” (221 reviews)
“hush puppies” (43 reviews)
“ribs” (33 reviews)
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American, Seafood
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1760 W Elm St, Lebanon, MO 65536-3918
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My mother and I came here for dinner from going to Jefferson City back to Branson area. She told me this was a great place to eat so I was in. I ordered the nachos and they were delicious and HUGE. My mother ordered the...More

Thank Katie C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was very good..the atmosphere was nice and waitress was attentive. We will definitely be going back there when we are in the area.

Thank Fsgwife
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Reviews we read had us excited to try this as we passed through town. This was our first and most definitely our last trip to Dowds. The shrimp and chicken were overcooked and looked unappetizing. The waitress admitted the grease was not good tonight. The...More

Thank Mavis H
Reviewed 3 April 2018

We have been going to Dowd's for a few years now. On a recent trip the catfish tasted different, almost like the oil it was cooked in was too hot, the hushpuppies had the same taste but it was not as overwhelming. The food is...More

Thank gohiking_01
Reviewed 29 March 2018

This place has a rustic interior - by design. It has a super friendly staff that is very efficient. I loved my catfish sandwich. My wife continued to rave about how great her BBQ was to people the following day.

Thank Rick B
Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

We visited Dowd’s while on a (rainy) camping trip at Bennett Spring. Food was simply delicious. My husband got the all-you-can eat ribs and Cajun catfish and I got the chopped pork and Cajun catfish dinner. My husbands plate was heaping with catfish and ribs...More

Thank Jennifer_JAW79
Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

Dowd's is a great family dinner experience. The fried catfish, especially the Cajun style is fantastic. The bar-b-que is very good also. They have all you can eat in both choices and even in combinations. The place has vintage decor relating to its famous Route...More

Thank elc51
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

BBQ for 2 and catfish are amazing!! Family style restaurant- excellent food - great portion sizes- the spread below was supposed to be for 2 people- but it could have easily fed 4! Service was excellent. Nice family atmosphere ! Convenient location next to hotels.

Thank Patricia D
Reviewed 10 February 2018

Four friends had been to Dowd's before, but this was initial visit form us. We were greeted quickly and friendly and all stayed positive throughout supper. Most chose catfish from seniors menu and all were very satisfied. I diverted and ordered BBQ ribs and likewise...More

Thank Bob R
Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

Food was ok.. Had chicken and ground round steak..Nothing special... Good portions.. Decent service.. They have a minimal selection of beer.. And terrible wine... EZ access from I 44.. Plenty of parking...needs some work on cleanliness... The menus were greasy and sticky.. Not a good...More

Thank Mike M
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28 October 2017|
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Response from Cheryl C | Reviewed this property |
Elm Street eatery has open face Beef.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1760 W Elm St, Lebanon, MO 65536-3918
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Lebanon
  • Phone Number: +1 417-532-1777
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