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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

This venerable old establishment - the original was started around 1961 - is closing and the place is being auctioned off. It is currently operated by the grandchildren of the original owner, and their health is forcing them to auction off the restaurant Dec. 4. Eat now and enjoy....and era is closing!

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Decatur, Alabama
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55 reviews 55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Warning! Closed on Sunday and Monday and they don't accept checks! McCollum's is the place to go if you want some fresh seafood, mostly fried and tasty! Unpretentious; same help/servers for probably decades in some cases. Regular locals who flood in from the country which is a good sign. Just good fried catfish, hush puppies, fries, baked potatoes, oysters, shrimp,... More 

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Athens, Alabama
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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96 reviews 96 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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361 reviews 361 reviews
265 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
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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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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Additional Information about McCollum's Seafood

Address: 2101 Gordon Terry Pky, Decatur, AL
Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Decatur
Open Hours:
Tuesday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Seafood

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