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Catfish Country

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2400 Ef Griffin Rd, Bartow, FL 33830-8735
+1 863-646-6767
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Sat 3:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Lake Wales, Florida
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194 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed November 21, 2016 via mobile

Don't let the name fool you, their menu is quite extensive. Food is fresh and hot. Service is fast and friendly. Restaurant is clean. The fried haddock was delicious as were the biscuits, hush puppies and home made cole slaw. This is probably the best seafood restaurant in the Lake Wales, Bartow area. We will definitely be going back.

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Thank tom4cats
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102 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed November 12, 2016 via mobile

Was a little hesitant after reading some of the avg. & bad reviews, but this was a real enjoyable meal. The all you can eat coleslaw & biscuits were wonderful. Three of us had the cod filet, one blackened, one fried & one broiled and baked potato. All was good. The fourth member had the all you can eat catfish... More 

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Thank GLC1949
Enfield, CT
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92 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed November 12, 2016 via mobile

My wife and i have eaten here a few times and really enjoy going. It's the first place we've seen that provides free coleslaw, and coleslaw that is made well and tastes good. The fish was terrific and we tried several of the dishes there. Everything was great about our many visits to this location.

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Thank Bill C
Lakeland, Florida
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed November 11, 2016 via mobile

This is the best spot to get catfish! Love it! Whether we are in town or bringing a friend, we always stop by. Try the gator bites!

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Thank tourfoodie
Lakeland
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed October 17, 2016

When our old friends were visiting, we met the rest of my family here for dinner. Food was great for everyone. They were very busy but our wait staff did a great job.

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Thank Nancy S
2 reviews
Reviewed September 28, 2016

Food just okay my bill was 32 dollars for two for lunch they charged my card 72 dollars first time I have ever had a restaurant do this they next day it was right on my card for 32 dollars.

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Thank ronald l
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

We have eaten here twice, once with family and once as a couple! Both times the food was great, ample servings and they bring delicious coleslaw to your table as soon as you are seated! Highly recommend! Many great menu choices, too!

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Thank Carol H
Pensacola, Florida
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54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed September 7, 2016

Born and raised in the south - you develop the art of eating whole fried catfish, and relish eating the fried crunchy tail. Catfish done right is hard to find, but this place has it perfected! Others in the party had the shrimp plate, and a grilled platter -- all was delicious. The grits were really good too. The rolls... More 

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Thank Trishamo
Lakeland, Florida
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed August 31, 2016

I live nearby but never got the chance to eat here until recently and boy did I regret not going sooner! Excellent fish! Portions are HUGE, I took home nearly a whole meal and that was lunch! Fried pickles are some of the best I've ever had. Rice and fish dish (can't remember the actual name) is great; biscuits are... More 

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Thank briepeterson
eastern shore of Md.
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59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed August 29, 2016

This restaurant is always filled with customers but wait time is not long and the food is very good. Plus you have a good selection to choose from. Servers are pleasant and informative. Don't miss this one while in town.

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Thank mariemhammond

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
American, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
3:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2400 Ef Griffin Rd, Bartow, FL 33830-8735
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Bartow
  • Phone Number: +1 863-646-6767

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?