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The Catfish Place

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2324 13th St., Saint Cloud, FL 34769
407-892-5771
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 147
    Excellent
  • 82
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cat Fish Place- Where Locals Dine!

We went on an airboat tour with Spirit of the Swamp Airboat Tours during our vacation in Orlando. Our guide (I can't remember his darn name!) went to school with one of the owners and he recommended it as a place where the locals gather. It was very close to the grounds for the swamp tour so we... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
Canshy
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Vancouver Island BC Canada eh.
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Hillsboro, Oregon
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198 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Always GREAT. Super Food and fantastic service. The coleslaw while a little runny for my liking has great flavor (I like mine on the sweet side). All of the dishes are good with the exception of the turtle. I guess it is an acquired taste but not something I am fond of. It's not because it is cooked wrong but... More 

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Vancouver Island BC Canada eh.
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70 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

We went on an airboat tour with Spirit of the Swamp Airboat Tours during our vacation in Orlando. Our guide (I can't remember his darn name!) went to school with one of the owners and he recommended it as a place where the locals gather. It was very close to the grounds for the swamp tour so we headed over... More 

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Saint Cloud, Florida
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66 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

You haven't experienced Cracker Country in the ranching town of St. Cloud, FL without a stop at the Catfish Place. The menu is full of seafood fare as well as great fried chicken, wings and other American staples. Be sure to order the cheese grits. They are delicious!

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Winter Haven, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I travel all the way from Polk County, over 64 miles one way, to get to this place. EVERYTHING is fresh and that makes a difference in the taste. Their croutons are home made and I can eat those by themselves. They have the most delicious hush puppies in the world. I ordered the fried gator. I can eat them... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

No seriously. The locals all know, as does Don Johnson from Miami Vice from his trip there in the 80's, The Catfish Place is where you go for seafood. Never had gator tail? Go! Never had turtle? frog legs? scallops? GO. Go. Go. Lunch, dinner or whatnot, this is the place we love! Pay little to no mind for the... More 

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Saint Cloud, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Good food, good service. Nice to take out of town family and friends to when visiting and wanting a taste of local food. Go regularly with visiting guests

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Parker, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Great food. Server seemed new to serving and needed a little more training. Slow to clear the table. Still a great place to stop with a menu of items like catfish, turtle, gator, frog legs and more you can't go wrong.

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Kissimmee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Catfish Place is one of my favorite restaurants! Their food is extraordinary, as well as their service. Love the atmosphere, as it feels as if your just right at home. When recommending the best place to get some fried gator, Catfish Place is always #1!

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Saint Cloud, Florida
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Gone from good to horrible. When relocated to this area found this a good place to eat. Enjoy the pitcher of tea on your table. Last visits notice food very poor, including taste, and freshness. No more tea at table. My order for incorrect and never resolved. I notice some other unwelcome visitors (bugs). We left- not too long after... More 

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Clifton Park, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

I was able to try turtle meat, alligator, and frog legs for the first time. What was nice was that although they were fried, they were lightly covered with cornmeal so that they did not all have the same heavy, overly-fried taste. You could still taste the meat! Additionally, their hush puppies are so good I wish I had purchased... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2324 13th St., Saint Cloud, FL 34769
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Saint Cloud
  • Phone Number: 407-892-5771

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 35
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Doing business, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?