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Catfish King of Waco

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1201 S Valley Mills Dr, Waco, TX 76711-1603
+1 254-753-7700
10:00 - 20:00
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Sat - Sun 11:00 - 21:00
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Hillsboro, Texas
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350 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I always wanted to eat here and now I have and was pleasantly surprised. Great catfish plates (or just catfish) and other menu items to choose from at reasonable prices. Nice clean environment, family friendly and quick service. Cant' wait to go back and just get some fish without all the sides.

Thank Dogpilot
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you're in the mood for fried seafood, this is the place for you! Had the shrimp and oysters... Amazing. Cole slaw and beans great. The place is a dive but the food is a great value. You won't be disappointed!

Thank Melisa L
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Very very good | | nice clean restaurant || I go very often || give it a try . The catfish is crisp &a golden brown. Very good pinto beans come with each plate , along with hush puppies , fries, & coleslaw. I have never got cold or greasy food. Also a great SENIOR PLATE. They have other items... More 

Thank Bil M
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

I am very particular about my fried fish and I have only found two places in the last 15 years where I will go back. Most places do not know how to cut up the filet, most places do not know how to season the fish or fry it long enough. Catfish King rates high on all 3, but You... More 

Thank Lance M
freeport, florida
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

Lots of catfish here! Service was fine but the food was terrible. I got the catfish and shrimp. Not very tasty. I cannot recommend this restaurant.

Thank cleverbeagle
Robinson, Texas
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

My husband and I like the senior special that they offer. I love seafood but my husband doesn't, so he can get a chicken fried steak while I get catfish or popcorn shrimp. The senior special is a good deal, because there's lots of food plus a drink. It's not a fancy place as far as restaurants go, but it's... More 

Thank ksa149
La Grange, Texas
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

We eat at Catfish King whenever we are in Waco. We love the fish, hushpuppies and the fries. They have good portions of fish so you won't leave hungry.

Thank Debbie D
Waco, Texas
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

When we want catfish this is where we go! Everything is really fresh. The catfish is perfectly breaded and crispy.

Thank Sherie V
Elm Mott, Texas
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016

Catfish King has the freshes tasting catfish, never a stale taste from old grease. This place is clean, fast service and good food. I highly recommend Catfish King!

Thank Mary Lou M
Waco, Texas
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33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

They have capibility of serving good food but more times than not, fish will taste like it has been sitting under a heat lamp too long or just over cooked. Fries & hush puppies not always fresh.

Thank eli709

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1201 S Valley Mills Dr, Waco, TX 76711-1603
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Waco
  • Phone Number: +1 254-753-7700

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?