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“Best Fried Catfish” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Vernon's Kuntry Katfish

Vernon's Kuntry Katfish
5901 W. Davis St, Conroe, TX 77301
+1 936-760-3386
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Ranked #8 of 197 Restaurants in Conroe
Price range: $0 - $15
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Dessert
Description: Family owned and operated, Vernon's Kuntry Katfish provides home-style cooking in a casual and comfortable environment. Just like walking into a family member's living room and having a relaxing dinner, Kuntry Katfish has the same homey atmosphere with its panel wood walls, carpet floors and personal touches. We also feature a large room that is perfect any event. Our large menu features many Southern favorites along with a broad spectrum of seafood (shrimp, scallops, oysters). Customer favorites include chicken fried steak, and of course, our famous katfish. Everything on our menu is cooked to order and made fresh every day - we guarantee consistent flavors and quality. We believe in high-quality products, large portions, and fast, friendly service. Whether you're having a casual outing with the family or you're grabbing lunch with co-workers, Vernon's Kuntry Katfish is the perfect place to go. Also be sure to ask us about our full-service catering!
Magnolia, Texas
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Best Fried Catfish”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

Fried catfish is the best selection on the menu. The southern sampler platter is the best appetizer with fried squash, fried green tomatoes, fried pickles and fried catfish bites. There is something on the menu for every member of our family. The good pie and the brownie supreme are our favorite desserts. There is a charming small town atmosphere. The wait staff is friendly.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
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65 reviews 65 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
“Some of the Best Fried Catfish in the Houston Area”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013 via mobile

This is some of the best fried catfish in the Houston area. Located off Hwy 105 west just out of Conroe this large restaurant serves up some good country cooking. If you prefer grilled fish they do it too and its not bad either.
On the house starters are hush puppies and green pickeled tomatoes. If you run out ask for more. Order your meal "Country Style" and you get an extra side for free. If catfish is not your games go for the "chicken delight" or "hamburger steak". Pricing is fair to moderate and there can be a wait during the peak hours.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Houston, Texas, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Conroe Mainstay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

This place has been a Conroe landmark as long as I've been coming to the area. Classic service, menu and atmosphere.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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San Antonio, Texas
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Expected better food, based on the reviews posted”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013 via mobile

Very disappointed with the quality of the food after reading all the rave reviews. Before ordering the lump crab appetizer, I asked the very friendly waitress if it had a lot of breading. She said she didn't know because it came frozen. That should have been been a tip off!
We also ordered the hush puppies. They were "hard" on the outside, not "crispy" like fresh hush puppies.
My husband had the seafood platter and my parents had the catfish platter. Even the okra and onion rings tasted frozen.
The cole slaw was the only item that tasted fresh and "home-made".

  • Visited October 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Conroe, Texas
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42 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Great Country cooking”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

I've been going to Vernon's since 1981. Although they have expanded several times since then, it continues to be Mom & Pop operation it has always been. Don't get thrown off by the name, everything on the menu (besides Catfish), is awesome. You got to try their chicken-fried steak and their pork chops.. Their hush-puppies are the best anywhere as well as their fried okra.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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