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Catfish Parlour

$$ - $$$
South Austin
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4705 E Ben White Blvd, Austin, TX 78741-7213
+1 512-443-1698
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Wed 11:00 - 21:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Orinda, California
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were six adults with one two-year-old and two infants and were seated in a large room next to the main dining area, which was perfect. We could hear each other and the toddler could be, well, a two-ear-old! Entrees ranged from the catfish to shrimp to salmon. Suggest sticking with what they do best as the salmon was dry... More 

Thank kathy-mgt
Level Contributor
26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

They have really good food and the service was ecellent. Flavorful and filling. I would definitely go back!

Thank Ronda R
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

My friends and I went to Catfish Parlour and enjoyed traditionally prepared fried catfish and nontraditional hush puppy fries. We also tried the AYCE combo with two types of fried shrimp. All the food was well seasoned but a little dry. We also tried the crawfish etouffe. It was ok. None of the "spicy" dishes were spicy and the sauces... More 

Thank Laurie W
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

First time coming to this place and I must say it was so delicious! The staff was great the restaurant pretty spacious and the food even better! On Monday's it's unlimited fish and popcorn shrimp with fries so you can I got a little to much full. Lol awesome place to eat. My family and I loved it. We are... More 

Thank Maria G
Port Lavaca, Texas
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76 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

We decided to try this place because our son is a catfish freak. We sat down and we're served hishpuppy sticks with regular and jalapeño tartar sauce. They were very good. Our food come out quickly and was hot. My wife and I split a big combo platter. It had 3 JUMBO butterflied shrimp, 4 fillets of catfish, fries and... More 

Thank Mark R
Ogden, Utah
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160 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

Full disclosure: I do not eat seafood. Period. How did I end up here then? I was with a bunch of coworkers who wanted to try it. From all accounts, the seafood was fantastic. I can't confirm that, but the looks on their faces and the time we spent discussing the food leads me to believe that they were indeed... More 

Thank JpocJedi
Saint Joseph, Missouri
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

Traveling through town and looked on TA and found this gem. It is very quaint with super duper service. The food was good and you gotta try the hush puppy's.

Thank quixkpix
Louisville, KY
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016

Everything was fresh and delicious! Hushpuppies were probably the best we have ever eaten and the catfish and shrimp were perfectly seasoned and prepared. We will definitely go back when in Austin.

Thank MeliD
Bryan, Texas
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70 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

We love to stop by Catfish Parlor anytime we are going through Austin. They usually have pretty decent food and always great service. Well this last visit was very disappointing. We came by on a Friday night and it was extremely busy but we were seated quickly..service was great as usual but the food. To put it bluntly-was just BAD!... More 

Thank 05txblue
Lewisville, Texas
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192 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

If you are in the mood for fried catfish or shrimp, this is a great place. We went at dinner time and did not have to wait to be seated. They have an early buffet, but we decided to order off the menu. We started with the free hush puppies, which were very good. The jalapeno tarar sause is a... More 

Thank Jim1133

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4705 E Ben White Blvd, Austin, TX 78741-7213
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > South Austin
  • Neighbourhood: South Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-443-1698

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