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Aunt Jenny's Catfish Restaurant

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1217 Washington Ave, Ocean Springs, MS 39564-2851
228-875-9201
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

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  • 72
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
First Class Catfish

I do not like seafood or anything with a fishy taste, however Aunt Jenny's catfish was absolutely great. Great breaded tasty catfish with no after taste. Served hot with steak fries, biscuit and jar of cold slaw. I ordered the all you can eat catfish and the price was reasonable, service was great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
kythoro
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Lexington, South Carolina
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Atlanta, Georgia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

We went for a late lunch on a Sunday and were hopeful after reading other reviews. We ordered shrimp creole (way too sweet) and senior portions of the shrimp and catfish. Tasty but nothing special. The floors are very sticky and the tea is not made with filtered water so it tastes like sulfur. The waitress was attentive and friendly... More 

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Lexington, South Carolina
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71 restaurant reviews
289 helpful votes 289 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

I do not like seafood or anything with a fishy taste, however Aunt Jenny's catfish was absolutely great. Great breaded tasty catfish with no after taste. Served hot with steak fries, biscuit and jar of cold slaw. I ordered the all you can eat catfish and the price was reasonable, service was great and loved the ambiance of the old... More 

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Brownsboro, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Awesome is a word I use a lot, but it really applies to Aunt Jenny's! Every thing from location to food is great! Service is great with very friendly staff. And the shrimp is so fresh! I love the gumbo and all the other menu items are great! Located in an old home on the water with giant live oaks... More 

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Gulfport, Mississippi
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I can't figure out why they have a crowd, the food was sub par, the place needs a good cleaning, not going back,

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Ellsworth, Kansas
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113 reviews 113 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Not being a catfish lover, I was skeptical. BUT ordered the catfish and shrimp plate....and OMG! it was soooooo good. Large succulent shrimp and fresh delicious catfish. Could not have been any better! They bring out a crock of cole slaw and a basket of bisquits to each table. And you have a choice of sides to go with your... More 

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Brandon, Mississippi
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64 reviews 64 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Sorry that this will not be a great review. Loved this place back in 2010 when I first visited, but this last visit just a few weeks ago was not so good. Atmosphere is nice, view of the river is great, but the service was just so so. The catfish was not hot or warm, not a lot of flavoring... More 

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Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

The restaurant offers a lovely view and nice interior. The service was very good. Our waitress made sure we had everything we needed and our drinks were regularly refilled. The only drawback is the menu. To say that it's basic as best is an understatement. Having said that, the food was delicious. Just don't expect a lot of choices.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Beautiful place, great food. It's friendly and fun, and the location is nice. As some other reviewers have said, there is not much variety on the menu, but if you love good fried catfish, this is the place!

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I been going to aunt Jenny's since i was a youngun. Good ol shrimp, or fish or fried chicken, cole slaw, and if you ask, they will bring green onions and carrot sticks. Oh and we must not forget those fluffy biscuits. Like heaven! In a beautiful old house surrounded by oaks.

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Ocean Springs, Mississippi
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57 reviews 57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A lovely rambling old house, friendly waitresses, and a familiar menu make this an easy place to fill hungry bellies. Fried fish, shrimp, tomatoes, and well, most things you can throw in a fryer are all done nicely here. The old breading recipe is delicious and just the right balance of spicy and flavorful. Not a huge amount of options... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1217 Washington Ave, Ocean Springs, MS 39564-2851
  • Location: United States  >  Mississippi (MS)  >  Ocean Springs
  • Phone Number: 228-875-9201

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm

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