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1100 HWY 59 LOOP NORTH, Livingston, TX
936-327-3503
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Service with Average Food

Our experience started with a friendly greeting from the host and we were then promptly seated. Shortly after being seated and energetic and friendly waitress came by to take our order and answer any questions we may have. Between the four of us we ordered a; Catfish Lunch, Catfish Plate, Catfish... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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Boca Raton, Florida
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Boca Raton, Florida
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169 reviews 169 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Our experience started with a friendly greeting from the host and we were then promptly seated. Shortly after being seated and energetic and friendly waitress came by to take our order and answer any questions we may have. Between the four of us we ordered a; Catfish Lunch, Catfish Plate, Catfish and Oyster Plate and Shrimp Plate. All of which... More 

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central Ohio
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165 reviews 165 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
202 helpful votes 202 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

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
12 helpful votes 12 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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4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

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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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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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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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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192 restaurant reviews
240 helpful votes 240 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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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

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