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1100 HWY 59 LOOP NORTH, Livingston, TX
936-327-3503
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Dining options: Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 15
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Disappointed this time

Love the fish and shrimp. However, the fries were served "slightly warm" and that was the first disappointment. The second disappointment was the reaction I received from the staff when I mentioned it. I was too full to eat them, but still expected all of the food served to be good.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Elizabeth Y
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Love the fish and shrimp. However, the fries were served "slightly warm" and that was the first disappointment. The second disappointment was the reaction I received from the staff when I mentioned it. I was too full to eat them, but still expected all of the food served to be good.

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Thank Elizabeth Y
sweeny
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20 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hadn't been there for years so we stopped by on our way through Livingston.Still as good as ever. Love the salad bar. Found a hidden treasure not on the menu. You got to try the stuffed shrimp. They are really good. Great for family time too. Loved it

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Thank abbie105
Huntsville, Texas
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214 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

I've eaten a lot of catfish through the years, and when it's done right at a David Beard's Catfish King you won't get any better. This location for this visit served up fish done right along with a salad bar loaded with fresh, tasty items. For casual, family dining, you can't go wrong with this Catfish King, right along Hwy.... More 

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Thank Tony9876
Chesterfield, Missouri
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214 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

OK, you are in deep East Texas. If you are looking for Haute cuisine, you are in the wrong part of the state. On my first driving trip to Texas some 20+ years ago we stopped at a Catfish King along highway 59 (you can find them from Texarkana to Livingston. Too bad they are not open for breakfast, because... More 

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Thank Stu K
houston
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Seafood is great. Nice All you can eat salad bar that also includes beans and bread. Prices are very good.

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Thank atlantis09
Livingston, Texas
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

we ate lunch. great value . the catfish was great along with the salad bar. we had great service. this is a no frill restaurant. they make you feel welcome. the price was great

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Thank turkm67
Santa Fe, Texas
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Some of the best fried catfish I've eaten....the salad bar is great too. The beans, coleslaw and all the fixens are home made or at least I thought so.

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Thank wlgy
Onalaska, Texas
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This is a nice clean restaurant . Food is good and it has an ample salad bar that I enjoy . It is part of a chain and has been doing business in the area for years . It has a good customer flow and is popular with the locals . It seems to have enough employes to give reasonable... More 

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Thank GeneFitz40
Livingston, Texas
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Place is very plain, salad bar nothing to write home about. Oysters were good but just that. It was so plain that I have no desire to return but nothing was bad. Server was great but that was all that was memorable.

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Thank Sarah B
SAINT PETERS
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 via mobile

My daughter and I come here ever time we are in the area the prices are great if you are on a budget. The food is very good my daughter loves the catfish.

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Thank ANGEL C

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1100 HWY 59 LOOP NORTH, Livingston, TX
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Livingston
  • Phone Number: 936-327-3503

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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