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Allison Catfish Farm & Restaurant

403 S Union Grove Rd, Friendsville, TN 37737-3229
865-995-9245
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Hours:
Thu - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
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117 reviews 117 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

You can't get any fresher catfish, especially when the fish comes from the on-site catfish farm ponds on the property. The place was packed and the service was friendly. I never had catfish before and became an instant fan. It's not the easiest place to find, but well worth the visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We have heard about this place for years but never were able to catch it open. Finally lucky! We arrived at 5:30 on a Friday night and they were PACKED - we were lucky enough to be seated right away. We both ordered the catfish dinner, and it came out right away. FANTASTIC food! Fish was fried perfectly - just... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This place is number one in friendsville bc I think it's the only restaurant in friendsville lol...no seriously.. It was gross. Burnt fried chicken & nothing but fried food. Very small menu bc like i said. .just fried food.

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Maryville, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Service was good but the food is over priced for what you get & everything tastes greasy. Won't be back...

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Maryville, Tennessee
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18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Dining in OR carry out!! great place for fresh catfish! the best in Blount/Knox/Loudon area hands down We suggest calling first before you go to be sure they are open because they are seasonal Also if planning to dine during normal dinner hours, best to EXPECT a wait,because this place is VERY popular among locals -we often order to go,... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We were told about this place, drove by it and thought it looked pretty quaint, so we thought we'd try it. Well if you like fried, deep fried and fried again, then this is the place for you. I ordered the breaded regular shrimp (8 pieces), they look nicely sized but once you took off all that breading there wasn't... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

The Shannondale gang loves Allison's! We come at least once every year. Best catfish around. Service is wonderful and atmosphere is great. Always packed so call ahead.

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Oak Ridge, Tn
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Thanks to reservations our wait was fairly short, compared to those without reservations. Very limited menu, but we knew that ahead of time. We had 5 adults and one child. Four adults ordered catfish, of course, I ordered catfish and shrimp. Child ordered shrimp. Newlywed waiter, Jordan, gave us his full attention, it spite of being extremely busy. You better... More

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Michigan
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58 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Allison's is located out in the pleasant rural hills with plenty of grounds in which to wander while you wait. The restaurant building was original, old and quaint. Service was friendly and very good. If you like your cat fish (chunks) heavily breaded, this is the place for you. Neither the hush puppies, nor the fries were anything special. Ho... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014 via mobile

I have never liked catfish but after eating here, I now love it. Hush puppies were delicious and so were the green fried tomatoes. Friendly, family owned atmosphere. We enjoyed it and will definitely go back.

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Additional Information about Allison Catfish Farm & Restaurant

Address: 403 S Union Grove Rd, Friendsville, TN 37737-3229
Phone Number: 865-995-9245
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Friendsville
Open Hours:
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Seafood

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