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Whaler's Catch Restaurant

123 N 2ND St, Paducah, KY 42001-0701
(270) 444-7701
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Ranked #31 of 151 restaurants in Paducah
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Newark, Delaware
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I grew up in Paducah, and have since lived all over the country before eventually settling on the East Coast. Despite culinary adventures all over the world, I still tell people that my favorite restaurant is Whaler's Catch in Paducah.This is still the case, because it turns out that Ro Morse's recipes are so incredibly amazing and timeless that they're... More

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Paducah has so many nice restaurants downtown that I often frequent, but chose this one last night as I had 2 grandchildren with me, ages 11 and 8, who liked how it "looked". It was hot and muggy outside so we chose to eat indoors. We were seated promptly and greeted by our server who took our drink orders immediately.... More

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Sarasota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We both really enjoyed the atmosphere of this restaurant. I had the shrimp creole which was delicious and a generous portion. My husband had the grilled appetizer frog legs which he doesn't recommend. They tasted baked more than grilled; not much flavor or amount for the money. The ratings are based on the meal that was liked.

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Downers Grove, Illinois
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I am not the world's greatest seafood fan, but our meal here was excellent. We stopped for lunch after the National Quilt Museum. It was raining and we enjoyed a nice walk to the restaurant (under umbrella of course).

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

My husband and I enjoyed another excellent meal at Whaler's last night. I had the grilled trout with green beans and a salad with the house poppy seed dressing. The trout was grilled and seasoned perfectly and the portion was very generous. The green beans were delicious southern style green beans. The salad was fresh and crisp and I love... More

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Bardstown, Kentucky
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This was our first trip to downtown Paducah and we were pleasantly surprised. I always google the area and choose a local restaurant. This was a very good choice. Great atmosphere.

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Campbell Hill, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014 via mobile

I had heard great things about this place and was excited about trying it. It is decorated very neat but that's about it. My son's chicken strips were very greasy and the Mac n cheese was the dollar kraft box kind. My grouper wasn't very good at all and the corn was the short cob which for the price was... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

One of my husbands favorites, we visit 1 to 2 times a month.we have never had bad food or service. The worst part for us is trying to decide what to eat off the large menu.

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Cape Coral, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Had a birthday dinner there last night & my husbands catfish was very good, but my baked seafood dish was not very tasty & the scallops & shrimp were barely warm & dried. Waitress brought salads with 1 roll each & we had to ask for bread plates & she seems offended by this request. Also never asked if we... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

We like to try different kinds of things when we try a new place, and that was easy to do here. We had a sampler of with several different items, and each was very good. Their crab cakes (Maryland style) were very good with more meat than filler, and their hush puppies were tasty as well. Pretty good value for... More

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