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1100 HWY 59 LOOP NORTH, Livingston, TX
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English first
Houston
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The three piece catfish lunch special is really like one and a half fillets. The catfish did not taste like fish and the hush puppies were dry with no flavor. We will not be back.

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Houston, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

It's a really nice building great location but the food was terrible! My husband had the sea food platter everything was frozen prepackaged cheap seafood you could buy at Walmart, and the worst was the catfish!

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Bent NM
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324 reviews 324 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
216 helpful votes 216 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

The specialty is catfish and David Beard's Catfish Kitchen is a master of the art. The fish, with cornmeal breading always comes out crisp on the outside and moist on the inside, and absolutely non-greasy. You cannot feel or taste the oil it was cooked in. It takes a master chef to accomplish that. The restaurant also has a decent... More 

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Greenwell Springs, Louisiana, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Good food, friendly staff, rustic decor, reasonably priced, easy to get to. Don't let the name put you off, they had a wide variety of seafood,a great salad bar, and burgers and steaks.

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Houston, TX
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I don't know why some people have written bad reviews, this place is terrific. First, the parking lot is packed at lunchtime. We arrived at 1:00 and had a hard time finding a parking place. Once we entered, the hostess greeted us with a big smile and led the way to our table. This place is huge, and very busy.... More 

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Spring, Texas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

You get more fish you can eat. They have a great grilled fish for those who do not like fried. Comes with a salad bar.

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Baytown, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

My mother and I visited the Catfish King on 59N in Livingston today for lunch. Not only is the seating and atmosphere comfortable but spacious. Everyone there was so friendly and helpful and the food was scrumptious. We had salad, fried catfish, pinto beans, and cole slaw. I could not have done better. I am still impressed and making plans... More 

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San Angelo, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

went here knowing about some of the reviews,but we liked what we had .I had shrimp bites,my husband had a combo of fish and shrimp cajuin .very good salad bar

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Texas
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66 reviews 66 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Maybe I am out of touch with this type of restaurant but it is just a place of fried, greasy food. There are lots of families eating there.

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Livingston, Texas
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49 reviews 49 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Nothing to brag about. Fried catfish is decent. Salad and bean bar good. Not remarkable food. Livingston has better offerings

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Address: 1100 HWY 59 LOOP NORTH, Livingston, TX
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Livingston
Cuisine: Seafood

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