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Catfish Johnny

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2396 N C 470, Lake Panasoffkee, FL 33538
+1 352-793-2083
10:30 - 21:00
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 10:30 - 20:30
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 21:00
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

the Food is outstanding and People are outstanding to. the Cast is super good. the own is super cool to.

Thank Yvonne P
Belvidere, Illinois
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in on Wednesday on our way to Swamp Fever Airboat rides. 10 of us all together. Very friendly waitress seated all 10 of us at a large table. She took drink orders right away, in our group we had 4 couples and 2 children. She brought our drinks right away and got all our orders. Everything came fast, hot... More 

Thank mama1953
Manchester md
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31 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Coming to the area to go on a local airboat ride, we cam across this local restaurant. We enjoyed a great lunch! Small and very quaint restaurant, so very glad we decided to sop there for a meal!

Thank travgurl
Ocala, Florida
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42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

I have been here twice, the first time(2013), it was super. Last week was less exciting. Good food but small servings. Great Frog legs, onion rings, and Alligator bites. Prices are good but we left hungry. Would pay more for a nice large grouper filet dinner. Easy to find and very authentic.

Thank Joesph and Mart... B
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Lovely welcoming atmosphere and lovely food, was great to be able to try some of the locals favourites, we tried the Catfish finger basket and even tried Alligator! Caters well for kids with fussy appetites too. would visit again x

Thank Anne B
Tavares, Florida
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67 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We have been going to this place for over 20 years. The catfish fingerlings are delicious, along with fries, and hush puppies. In fact I haven't tried anything that I didn't like. Great restaurant and great people. Family owned.

Thank Dee827
Wildwood, Florida
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212 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

I visited Catfish Johnny's for lunch on a Friday afternoon with some co-workers. Our waitress was quite friendly and amiable. I ordered the whole catfish lunch with fries and coleslaw. It was quite good. The lunch also came with hush puppies. They were cooked well, and had a great taste. I'll go back.

Thank srockey
The Villages, Florida
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

My wife and I ventured out to Catfish Johnny's, a local pub that was recommended to us by another local vendor. We went on a Saturday night and expected it to be crowded. To our surprise, we were seated on arrival at a nice booth. Drinks were ordered and drink prices are very modest in our opinion. Premium beer only... More 

Thank mmarco2016
Lake Panasoffkee, Florida, United States
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

the staff was outstanding and the was to. I would go back again and again. the owner is a Friendly person to.

Thank yvonnepolk
Omaha, Nebraska, United States
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

After our airboat ride, we lunched at Catfish Johnny and enjoyed a combo meal including frog legs, gator nuggets, fish fingers, and whole catfish. It was a great meal with friendly service.

Thank Gail F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 20:30
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?