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Catfish Haven

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816 W Main St, Fredericksburg, TX 78624-3006
+1 830-997-9009
11:00 - 14:00
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Sun 11:00 - 14:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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abilene, United States
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

An outstanding CFS as usual tender, delicious crisp breading, super good white gravy, generous portion, super salad bar, great service and real pleasant homey atmosphere. Very very good meal

Thank Larry O
Jones Creek,TX.
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92 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

We ate at Catfish Haven a couple of times while visiting Fredericksburg between August and December, 2016. There are many good places in this town to eat but we always try to visit Catfish Haven, if possible, at least once or twice. The food is good, priced fairly and plentiful. They have a good salad bar/hot dish bar with beans,... More 

Thank Marcia H
Houston, Texas
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Salad bar was OK, sorta fresh, nothing amazing. But the main dishes really sucked!! Steak was not eatable at all, fried mushrooms were heavy and greasy, baked potato was super old and tasted moldy or something. Cant believe this place is still in business after serving this kind of slop But the waitstaff was nice, hence 2 stars

Thank Paulinaaaa l
Corpus Christi, Texas
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135 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We ate here because my mother in law didn't want anything "fancy" Well she got what she wanted! The decor is nice, our waitress was okay. We saw her 3 times, ordering, food delivery, check. I would've liked a re fill. The salad bar, reminded me of the old time in selection,beets, slaw, etc and very small. As far as... More 

Thank 2lovethebeach
Fort Worth
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372 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Think of any small town catfish restaurant you've been in and this is it. Having said that, fish was quite good, salad bar was adequate for catfish places and the service was OK and friendly. Two of the small combo plates for two with tip ran $40.

Thank Jim M
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86 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

We enjoy this restaurant. The seafood and steaks are very good. It is a favorite for birthdays and special occasions. The service is very good.

Thank Ginger B
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

We kind of stumbled on this place a couple of years ago. It's on the far side of town. Food is extremely well seasoned, especially the steak bites which is the Thursday special. A few bites were a little tough but most were tender. All vegetables are well cooked and the salad bar offers a big variety including some hot... More 

Thank Betty S
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Enjoyed dinner here. Food was delicious and portions generous. Waitress was fast but did mess up one order out of 6 of us eating here. Nice salad bar which also had fried okra and beans. I was skeptical about seafood in a country town but I got the seafood platter and it was great!

Thank Donna B
Petoskey, Michigan
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76 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

As you walk in the door be sure to greet the catfish staring at you from the fish tank! This little diner is all about hometown hospitality and your choice! You have a choice of 2, 3, 4 or 5 catfish fingers or you can order a whole fish. If your preference is GF, you can have plain cornmeal breading.... More 

Thank BrownWalloon
Marble Falls, Texas
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211 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

We've been to fredricksberg several times a year but never ventured to the far edge of town. Friends from Mountain Home by Kerville suggested this as a great lunch place,,, boy they were right. 2 piece catfish platter with cheesy tots / fries / or baked potato were all ordered. Salad bar was included as well as string beans ,... More 

Thank pam h

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$25
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 816 W Main St, Fredericksburg, TX 78624-3006
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Fredericksburg
  • Phone Number: +1 830-997-9009
Catfish Haven is a catfish joint, but that's not all we are! We offer steaks, grilled fish, salads, burgers and our New Orlean's style Po-Boys. All our entree's come with our 21-item salad bar and our hot veggie bar, which consists of pinto beans, fried okra, and the veggie of the day.
SO, if you leave here hungry, it's your own damn fault!

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?