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1100 HWY 59 LOOP NORTH, Livingston, TX
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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Food good, service not

Ordered the 4-catfish dinner that came with the salad bar, beans, fries & hushpuppies. Got 5 fillets, so there was that. But the waitress was obviously not interested in checking on customers...had to ask other staff for drink refill and more tartar sauce. Overall the fish is mild and prepared... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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central Ohio
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English first
central Ohio
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155 reviews 155 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
197 helpful votes 197 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Ordered the 4-catfish dinner that came with the salad bar, beans, fries & hushpuppies. Got 5 fillets, so there was that. But the waitress was obviously not interested in checking on customers...had to ask other staff for drink refill and more tartar sauce. Overall the fish is mild and prepared well, and the other items are solid. I've been to... More 

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Houston, TX
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

One of the vendors at the Trade Days recommended this, so we gave it a try. It appears the look the owner(s) are going for is old country barn. It was somewhat crowded when we went, but we didn't wait long for a seat. Looking around, almost everyone seemed to be having the catfish fillets and fries. Dawn, our waitress,... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

The service was very very slow and the food was not worth the money nor the wait. I was very disappointed in this restaurant, the food was not very good at all and the resturant staff didn't seem to have a clue as to what to do. I will not be eating there again. Lyndye Y.

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Houston, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

February 28 visit-My family and I have traditionally been a part of Catfish King family. For over ten years we have celebrate, weddings, graduations and personal occasion as a couple. We live over an hour away and can have a pick of any of the restaurant in Houston. We always choose Catfish King for our places to eat. We were... More 

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Livingston, Texas
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18 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

catfish king is not a bad place to eat, unless you're in a hurry. It's usually packed-it's a popular place with a senior citizens, which have nothing better to do so they don't mind the slow service, but if you're on a time frame skip it because a lot of times 9 out 10, the service is extremely slow. The... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

All I can say is we love this place! Great salad bar and the food is great! Service is usually good except when their busy which is explainable! Will keep going back!!

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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
9 helpful votes 9 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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336 reviews 336 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
232 helpful votes 232 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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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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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

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