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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%
  • Average19%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“catfish” (218 reviews)
“hush puppies” (42 reviews)
“ribs” (30 reviews)
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1760 W Elm St, Lebanon, MO 65536-3918
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Usually best catfish around. Seems to be going downhill. Not sure why. We have driven 2 hours just to eat here before.

Thank 401eeg
Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly, family atmosphere. Great for groups. Try the spicy catfish! This is great comfort food with a great staff.

Thank Moabutah14
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Decided to try this place for lunch. I had the fish and chicken. Quick service and hot well prepared lunch.

Thank Cheryl C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The 2nd time we have eaten there. Some of the best catfish I have had. Lightly fried in a some type of corn meal or something similar. Not greasey or the accompanying aftertaste of old frying oil . I had the 6 piece dinner- more...More

Thank bradh1858
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food, fun atmosphere, reasonable prices and pleasant staff. The catfish was flavorful and crispy. We almost went again the next night but were too tired to go back to town.

Thank farmgalck
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting restaurant, it was more than I expected. Great decor, great staff, and very good food. If you ever find yourself in Lebanon Missouri you need to stop at this restaurant.

Thank Charles D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On our last day in Lebanon my wife and I decided to eat at Dowd's, primarily based on the number two rating in Tripadvisor. We entered the restaurant about 11:30 and were promptly seated in a booth at our request. Our order was quickly taken...More

Thank Watchmaker
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This continues to be a favorite stop on our travels. I seem to be in a rut, I always order the Catfish off the senior menu. the fish is tasty, portions are quite sufficient. My husband loves any of the BBQ dishes he has ordered....More

Thank Rose H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stopped in at 2 pm on a Thursday on our way to Branson, Mo. The lunch menu ended at 2 pm, but fortunately, the senior menu is available all day. Had the catfish and a salad as my side and it was good. Dowd's...More

Thank Doug R
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We went in for fried catfish. I got the spicy version, and my daughter got the regular. Both were good, and more tasty than we expected. Service was good, too.

Thank FrankHutch
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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
Local cuisine, Groups, 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
  • E-mail
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