First, I don't need the host or hostess to do cartwheels for me when I arrive so I felt the initial greeting was more than sufficient. And yes, there can be an extremely long wait. Either go at first opening or at an odd time or expect to wait. Anyone who lives in Oxford can tell you the line can be an hour or more. Ok, with that out of the way...the real reason any foodie goes to Taylor Grocery is to see if this is in fact the South's best catfish. And while I've tried catfish all over Mississippi and the South, I can only say for sure that the fish here is excellent. For catfish fanatics like me, I'll be as descriptive as possible. These are lightly cornmeal breaded, smallish filets (but not those paper thin super crisp filets) which are abundantly salted and with just a hint of background heat. Not a bit greasy and served piping hot, it's hard to find fault with the catfish. At around $20 for an all you can eat plate, a hungry catfish fanatic like me can certainly get his money's worth. The hush puppies are fair. The cole slaw is pretty good. But once again, the catfish is the real deal here. Everything else, including the old time atmosphere is just a bonus. It's loud (from the music and the conversations trying to be heard over the music) and like has been stated, if you don't like crowds, this isn't for you.
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