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“Been here many times” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Catfish Place

The Catfish Place
2324 13th St., Saint Cloud, FL 34769
407-892-5771
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Ranked #6 of 101 Restaurants in Saint Cloud
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $35
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Good for: Local cuisine, Doing business, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Kissimmee, Florida
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Been here many times”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

This place represents the traditional table fare of "Old Florida". They have food you would expect like catfish, shrimp, oysters and scallops; but they also have more exotic stuff like gator, turtle and frog legs on their menu. The portions are very large - I usually have to take home half my meal in a box. The prices are reasonable and consistent with the usual and customary norms for area restaurants. The servers are mostly "good ole gals" who grew up in the area and have worked there a very long time. For the most part, I have found the service to be excellent.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Basingstoke, Hampshire
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62 reviews 62 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Great if you're after fingerling catfish and a homestyle restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Went to this restaurant with a family of 8 on Sep 26, 2013 As a Georgia girl raised on catfish I found this place to be exactly what I wanted and the "whole" fingerling catfish were delicious.
However there were a few in the party who are afraid of fish bones, thus they ordered the "no bones" catfish. What a disappointment for them.
They actually filet the tiny fingerlings and fry that up, well the fish are so small that by doing them in such a way they are cooked to the consistency of rubber and the diners who ordered this were expecting Filets of catfish not rubbery chewy bits.
I was extremely satisfied with my dinner but I will say that if you're looking for catfish filet's the no bones option is not what you should choose.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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TRIBUNE
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Gator tail”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

We were entertaining my brother and his wife and he wanted to try alligator so we heard The Catfish Place was the best place to go. We ordered the platter with gator tail, catfish, turtle and frogs legs. We asked if we should share a platter between two people but the waitress said if you are hungry you should each order one. We should have shared! Everything is deep fried and it is too heavy on the stomach. The catfish was delicious, the frogs legs tasted fishy, the turtle was chewy, sort of like eating gizzards and the gator didn't have much taste. I ate about half of mine mainly because of the heavyness not that I was over full. We are glad we tried them all but wouldn't order that platter again if we should ever go back! It was very busy and a large restaurant. We went on a Sunday.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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New Jersey
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great place for a good meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Went with a group of 11 ladies and were treated very well. Our server brought us a couple of orders of catfish nuggets to try before we ordered. Everyone in our group really enjoyed their lunches and it was a great value!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Not impressed”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

We were very eager to go to The Catfish Place after reading the glowing reviews, but what a disappointment. We were shown to our table very quick and also got served quickly and that is where our enjoyment(expensive enjoyment) stopped. We chose the Catfish of course and it tasted old and mouldy, the "batter" was chewy. The server was no where to be seen after she plonked down her plates but from the smell I guess she was out the back for a ciggie. Only two bright spot on this meal was the sweet potato fries our daughter had - they were delicious, and then when we went to pay our bill(still no one in sight to ask for the bill) the young girl at the till was very sweet and we just wish that she would be allowed to serve rather than the current one. We will not be back - there are so many more local restaurants who serve better food a lot cheaper and makes you feel welcome.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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