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Big Daddy's Catfish and Chicken

1121 E 42nd St, Odessa, TX 79762-7723
+1 432-550-6830
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good23%
  • Average30%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“hush puppies” (11 reviews)
“catfish” (16 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
1121 E 42nd St, Odessa, TX 79762-7723
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Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

I am in the area temporarily and called several places to ask about their catfish. Most places have battered fish, which leads to too much grease and dough. The gal I talked to at Big Daddy's didn't understand the difference between battered and breaded, but...More

Thank suzwil67
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

I used the TXtogo delivery app. The fish was hot and cooked perfectly. I love the long hush puppies they serve. My only mistake was ordering extra tarter sauce because they already give you plenty of it with your order. I definitely recommend this place...More

Thank Natasha A
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Food is good and reasonably priced. I haven't had anything there I didn't like, but you must eat banana pudding, its amazing! Very laid back and casual.

Thank goldengirl1979
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

This is a great place to enjoy fish and the cornbread sticks and dip are amazing. Hate that I fill up on them then have to squeeze my delicious food in.

Thank kbliss15
Reviewed 16 June 2017

I am being completely honest . I have had CATERED FOOD from this place more than a few times and the catered food is always good . But I have dined there twice . First time was horrible . Gave them one more shot ......More

Thank Arnell G
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

This place was recommend by a local & yelp seem to support her comments. One of my favorite meals is fried catfish - can't beat it IMO. This is my first visit to West Texas was looking forward to trying a couple of local eatery's....More

Thank Tony B
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Went with the family, better half was wanting her birthday meal from Big Daddy's. Service was great, food was good, and the establishment was clean. We all placed our orders, and I ordered the seafood combo platter. Scoop of mashed taters, 3 fried shrimp and...More

Thank usmcpride
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

It was not what we expected. Friends had raved about it so we stopped in after doing some shopping. The kitchen was slow getting our food out, but the service out front was good. The fish was hot. I thought the coleslaw was mushy -...More

Thank onesies1
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Everything they have is great, barbecued or grilled chicken, fried shrimp, ribs and all the fixins. Their banana pudding is the BEST!

Thank DougOdessa_Texas
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

My coworker and I went for lunch. The service was very good and very FAST! I ordered the catfish & chicken tender combo with fries and Mac-n-cheese. The food looked good and the chicken tenders were okay. The catfish was decent. But the Mac-n-cheese was...More

Thank James B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1121 E 42nd St, Odessa, TX 79762-7723
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Odessa
  • Phone Number: +1 432-550-6830
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