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McCollum's Seafood

2101 Gordon Terry Pky, Decatur, AL
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Ranked #37 of 123 restaurants in Decatur
Cuisines: Seafood
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English first
Athens, Alabama
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69 reviews 69 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Been around forever. Catfish is crisp and so good. Shrimp good too. Baked Potates fresh and soft. Good sweet tea and great hush puppies.

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Pipe Creek, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013 via mobile

We would go again, but just order the catfish. The baked potato was dry & old tasting, so I'd stick with the fries. Qur server was very good & kept us all in beverages.

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Rocket City
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56 reviews 56 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Excellent whole catfish, as good or better than most other catfish joints in the area. Hushpuppies were fat and greasy, not particularly flavorful. Slaw was ok, service a bit slow, tables greasier than they should be, but then again, its a fried catfish place.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

Not bad but not good just average, expensive for the quality, the fish was to greasy, I think they are operating off their old reputation. not what it used to be.

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56 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

We visited my family in Alabama and asked them to take us out for real southern seafood. They chose McCollum's and it was wonderful There were 12 of us and we ordered a big variety of items from the menu. Everyone was delighted with their choices - everything from fried oysters, broiled shrimp, catfish, hush puppies, to chicken. It is... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013 via mobile

Being from south Louisiana , I would have to say that the food is not that great. My wife and I both ordered the seafood platter. The whole fried catfish does not pull away from the bone that easily. The oysters were over fried and the shrimp looked like they were smashed with a hammer before being fried. It's all... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013 via mobile

Have eaten here going on 40 years and that say a lot. I always get the large seafood plate and its unbelievably great. The seafood shrimp and oysters are super fresh; not the frozen thickly breaded variety. Crab cake is very good also. I always start with a half order of crab claws which is not even listed on the... More

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Athens, Alabama, United States
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

My family visited every Friday in the 70's. Always quick and fresh. Obviously catfish is the norm. However, popcorn shrimp are huge compared to competitors. Fried red snapper is also "delish". If you have time for the fried chicken and the grease is fresh, it is good, too.

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Orange Beach, Alabama, USA
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17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012 via mobile

We have a family meal at McCollum's at least once a month and always look forward to the experience. If you're looking for fine dining this isn't the place, but if you want some great catfish look no further. The catfish is exceptional, the hush puppies are possibly the best in the South and the atmosphere is definitely down-home Southern.

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Cullman, Alabama
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Fresh seafood. It is like eating shrimp at the Gulf. Good catfish also. Great service, great food, that is an unbeatable combination.

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