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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

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  • 58
    Very good
  • 31
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  • 8
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  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best catfish....ever

Not normally a fan of catfish, so I got the fried chicken, the first time that I visited here. It was pretty good, but a couple of the people that were with me ordered the catfish and were raving about it. I tried some of theirs, and it was awesome! Had to go back a couple of nights later, so... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 7, 2015
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San Antonio, Texas
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  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

My husband is from Ocean Springs and promised me almost a decade ago that the best fried catfish is at Aunt Jenny's. I didn't grow up with eating fried catfish, but know good food....this catfish is great! When we make the trip down from D.C. to visit family, we always make sure we visit here at least once during our... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Relaxing atmosphere, nice views of the water and nature. I love Southern catfish. This catfish was crispy but not too flavorful, along with the shrimp. Fast service and nice servers. If you like 'fried', this is your place to eat!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

After a long journey, we were very hungry. Then the food came. We enjoyed the shrimp, catfish, cole slaw, and much more. The sights over looking the water made the dining a highlight. We are coming back.

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Not normally a fan of catfish, so I got the fried chicken, the first time that I visited here. It was pretty good, but a couple of the people that were with me ordered the catfish and were raving about it. I tried some of theirs, and it was awesome! Had to go back a couple of nights later, so... More 

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Lancaster, Ohio, Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 via mobile

Aunt Jenny's was delicious!!! The portions were ginormous! Our family enjoyed the catfish and the fried chicken. No one left hungry that's for sure!!! Our waitress was very sweet and very attentive to our family. Thank you Aunt Jenny's for a wonderful dining experience :) P.S. Elvis use to sneak away & eat here too!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Good southern food in an old fashioned setting. I love the view from there dining area especially during sunset.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Delicious and great fast service! Lovely atmosphere! We will definitely return if we're ever in the area!

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Perkinston, Mississippi
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Me and my wife were seated as soon as we walked in...... And then we were totally ignored. We sat there waiting for 15 mins .the place was not even busy.This was a Monday nite at 7:30. Wish I could tell you the food was good but I can't. But it smelt good .So I'm going to say the SERVICE.... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Aunt Jenny's is like being at someone's aunt's home, who has access to amazingly fresh seafood and lots of it. We loved the biscuits, cornbread, and coleslaw- the catfish and shrimp were fantastic. I had a baked sweet potato which came with a side of cinnamon sugar. As a gentleman at the next table said (not unkindly) don't bother with... More 

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Starkville, Mississippi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Great place for catfish and seafood. Most everything is fried is the only draw back. Kids under 5 eat free. It has a nice view of the back bay.

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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: Local cuisine, Families with children
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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