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Catfish Plantation

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814 Water St, Waxahachie, TX 75165-3260
+1 972-937-9468
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wed - Fri 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: The best southern comfort food and catfish around and the most haunted...
The best southern comfort food and catfish around and the most haunted restaurant you will ever visit!
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  • 56
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good Food, Poor Staff

This place has very good food. Have had the chicken fried steak both times we ate there and can certainly recommend it. Others in my party have had catfish & said it was very good. The wait staff though is a different story. They are never very friendly or seem happy you are there. Also, you might... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Kenneth R
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Little Rock, United States
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Gatesville, Texas
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My family visited the catfish plantation to try a new restaurant and the premise that the Catfish Plantation was allegedly haunted. We ordered the cajun catfish with red beans and rice and the food was great! Each time we travel to or through Waxahachie, we either dine in or order the catfish platter to go. Excellent food, friendly atmosphere and... More 

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Thank Robert P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food. Great service. Food came out pretty quickly and the music was really cool. Our server, Leslie, was awesome and was always on top of our drinks. Will definitely come back. The Cajun batter is definitely more flaky than the original, so I recommend the original.

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Thank Christopher D
Houston, Texas
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was just so/so, the service was slow. But the hush puppies were amazing. I am not a big fish person so I got a burger, it was way over cooked. The old house is super cool. It was not my favorite place, but we'd eat there again if we didn't want a franchise place.

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Thank Smacker41
Dallas, Texas
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77 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We drove over to Catfish Plantation from the Ellis County Museum based on the recommendation of someone we met there. Its a very short ride and the building is kind of cool. We were seated almost immediately. I had the catfish, my wife had a burger, and we were both satisfied with our meals. There is some ghost-themed decorating outside... More 

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Thank Mikeyveck
Little Rock, United States
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54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place has very good food. Have had the chicken fried steak both times we ate there and can certainly recommend it. Others in my party have had catfish & said it was very good. The wait staff though is a different story. They are never very friendly or seem happy you are there. Also, you might want to call... More 

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Thank Kenneth R
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

Been eating here every chance I get, almost since the place opened. Never, had bad food, ever. Always delecious.Service, not so much.Waitstaff always seem to be annoyed by the excitement of people who are glad to be here. Also, the hours of operation are weird,& limited. When I get to visit Waxahachie, I always want to eat here, and many... More 

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Thank Semperfimama
Anchorage, Alaska
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Good food, Cajun spice was flavorful but not hot, exactly as we were advised. Quaint location, friendly staff.

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Thank Erik J
Dallas, Texas
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81 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

This restaurant is in an old house. It is rumored to be haunted. I have been twice, and never saw anything strange, but it was featured on a paranormal tv show. The food is excellent. I was with friends and they had several different types of catfish, shrimp, crab cakes, which were all good, and the chicken fried steak (the... More 

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Thank Patti W
The Colony, Texas
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

My friend and I were out for a Sunday afternoon drive and decided to stop at this restaurant. We didn't even wait to be seated after reflecting on the nonchalant attitude of the young fellow that "greeted" us. It left a bad taste in our mouth and we feared it would ruin our meal. Advice to greeter: act interested instead... More 

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Thank Wendy L
Burleson, Texas
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

Had always heard that this was "the" place the get fried catfish. Meh. First, we arrived at 4:15 and had a 2 HOUR wait for a table of TWO. While waiting, I went towards the back of the restarant and saw several empty tables that they never seated customers at. I stopped at the check in station to see where... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 814 Water St, Waxahachie, TX 75165-3260
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Waxahachie
  • Phone Number: +1 972-937-9468

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 25
  • Cuisine: American, Cajun & Creole, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

The best southern comfort food and catfish around and the most haunted restaurant you will ever visit!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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