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Vernon's Kuntry Katfish

5901 W. Davis St, Conroe, TX 77301
+1 936-760-3386
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Ranked #9 of 192 restaurants in Conroe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $15
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Dessert
Description: Family owned and operated, Vernon's Kuntry Katfish provides home-style cooking in a casual and comfortable environment. Just like walking into a family member's living room and having a relaxing dinner, Kuntry Katfish has the same homey atmosphere with its panel wood walls, carpet floors and personal touches. We also feature a large room that is perfect any event. Our large menu features many Southern favorites along with a broad spectrum of seafood (shrimp, scallops, oysters). Customer favorites include chicken fried steak, and of course, our famous katfish. Everything on our menu is cooked to order and made fresh every day - we guarantee consistent flavors and quality. We believe in high-quality products, large portions, and fast, friendly service. Whether you're having a casual outing with the family or you're grabbing lunch with co-workers, Vernon's Kuntry Katfish is the perfect place to go. Also be sure to ask us about our full-service catering!
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English first
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

So a re-review. Horrible sums it up. Cold food. Slow service. Wrong order. Arguing waitress when she messed up the order and I mean argue. What do you want me to do about it attitude. I've down no wrong. Wow. Flies swarming the tables. Slop truck stopping by your table as they clean up after guests. This institution of catfish... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Anytime we visit Conroe, we have to eat at Vernon's! This is excellent, down home cooking. The hush puppies are to-die-for!

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Buster B, Manager at Vernon's Kuntry Katfish, responded to this review

We love hearing that we're a staple when you find yourself in Conroe! Looking forward to serving up some more hush puppies next time you're in our neck of the woods. Have a great rest of the summer, Kathy. Until then, Buster, General Manager More

Houston, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Must be one of the best kept secrets around this area.If you live in Houston this place is worth the drive if you like catfish.I had fried the first time and the second time I had not fried.Both were very good and every thing that goes with it is good.I ate so much though I felt like I gained five... More

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Buster B, Manager at Vernon's Kuntry Katfish, responded to this review

Thanks for letting others in on the secret, Juliet! It's so flattering to know that you make the drive from Houston just to come eat with us. We can't wait to have you back for visit #4! Until then, Buster, General Manager More

Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

This is not a place you expect to be wowed by the food, but don't let the outside fool you. The food is good, not as good as my last visit 3 years ago, but still good. Service was great and the pecan cobbler is an absolute must try if you are in the area!!

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Buster B, Manager at Vernon's Kuntry Katfish, responded to this review

Love hearing that you enjoyed yourself on this second visit. I would never want our service to described as anything less than "great"! As for the food, you said it was good, but not as good as the last time you were here -- I wish I had more details about that. Feel free to reach out next time if... More

Conroe, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We eat at Vernon's KK often. The food and service are fantastic. We eat the catfish often but all of their meals are excellent. We have been eating at VKK for over twenty years now. The quality and quantity of food is excellent and the price is very cheap considering what you get. I am heading over to VKK in... More

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Buster B, Manager at Vernon's Kuntry Katfish, responded to this review

Who says you can't have quality and quantity, right? Hope you enjoyed yourself yesterday. We're so appreciative of your business over the last two decades, and we look forward to many more years of cooking for you! All the best, Buster, General Manager More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Not for us. Hubby & I went on June 1, 2014. The catfish was fried perfectly but had NO flavor. It was Very bland. Cayenne,garlic powder,onion powder,paprika & salt,,, seasoning on the fish itself & that's how it should be done !!! Or salt & pepper @ the very least !!! The coleslaw was jus as bland as the fish.... More

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Buster B, Manager at Vernon's Kuntry Katfish, responded to this review

Your comments absolutely mean something to us, Nancy. It's disappointing that we fell short of your expectations. When you're here, we're thrilled to have you, and the last thing we would want is for you to feel like a burden. I'll speak to the servers who were on duty that night. As for the food, I'm surprised to hear that... More

Dallas, Texas
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

The catfish was great. They serve you 3 large pieces along with the choice of sides. They are cooked perfectly. Saw some others had the ribs and they looked fantastic. I would highly recommend this restaurant if you are in Conroe.

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Buster B, Manager at Vernon's Kuntry Katfish, responded to this review

Really appreciate the 5-star recommendation here on TripAdvisor! Couldn't be happier to hear how much you enjoyed our catfish. Think you'll give the ribs a try next time or stick with catfish? Either way, we're looking forward to having you back soon. Best, Buster, General Manager More

Montgomery
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The kountry Catfish serves some of the best catfish in the area. They, by my estimation have the Best Coleslaw I have ever eaten. The dinners are very good,for a country dinner. The two. Basic problems are the lack of parking space and the noise level.

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Buster B, Manager at Vernon's Kuntry Katfish, responded to this review

Best coleslaw you have ever eaten?! Now that's a compliment right there. If you want to give us a call, I bet you we can figure out a time that you could come in we're less busy -- more parking, less noise. See you next time, Buster, General Manager More

Conroe, Texas
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The fried catfish, frog legs, and oysters are excellent. The staff is friendly and happy to make changes in the menu to please your appetite. At noon each day, different vegetables, chicken and dumplings, and other dishes are available and taste "home-cooked." Each day a special dish is available and delicious. This is a favorite family restaurant in Conroe, TX.

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Buster B, Manager at Vernon's Kuntry Katfish, responded to this review

Home cooking is what we do, Martha! Thanks for reaching out with such wonderful compliments to both the waitstaff and the kitchen. Will we see you this summer for some frog legs and oysters? Until next time, Buster, General Manager More

San Antonio, Tx
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

Absolutely the best fried catfish I've ever tasted. Cooked in peanut oil. Country atmosphere and usually packed with customers at noon and evening (a sign that nearly everyone loves there.)

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Buster B, Manager at Vernon's Kuntry Katfish, responded to this review

Hi there! That's a huge compliment -- thanks for the love! We hope to see you back for some more fried catfish this summer. Sincerely, Buster, General Manager More

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