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Dowd's Catfish and BBQ

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1760 W Elm St, Lebanon, MO 65536-3918
+1 417-532-1777
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good30%
  • Average19%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“catfish” (197 reviews)
“hush puppies” (39 reviews)
“ribs” (29 reviews)
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American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
1760 W Elm St, Lebanon, MO 65536-3918
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Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stopped for lunch after reading about Dowd's in a monthly paper we receive. Our server was a very nice young lady, but not a very good server. It took quite a while to get waited on. They were not that busy....More

Thank Barbie C
Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in to catch a seniors lunch and it was a whopper. Wife had 4 piece catfish with hush puppies, Cole slaw, beans and a side salad. I had 4 spicy pieces catfish, fried breaded okra, Cole slaw, beans, hush puppies. Finished with blackberry cobbler/ice...More

1  Thank Jerry J
Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

My husband had the catfish and I had the coconut shrimp. We were very pleasantly surprised. My husband really enjoyed the catfish and thought the breading really made it especially tasty. I really enjoyed the coconut shrimp, and found the breading to be light, and...More

Thank Slgreene13
Reviewed August 22, 2016

Their famous catfish has a well-deserved reputation that never disappoints. Seldom mentioned , but equally impressive are their bbq and entree salads.

Thank ozarko50
Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Our family had car trouble so we had to go to a tire place. We noticed this restaurant near by! We were unsure what it would be like from the simple exterior. It was GREAT! My whole family loved it! They have huge portions and...More

Thank Russiagirls2
Reviewed August 21, 2016

We've eaten here several times and as usual it was great! We took a Sunday drive and stopped here. We thought it would take awhile because it was Sunday around 1 o'clock. It was busy, but the waitress was prompt and the food was fresh...More

Thank TravelingBuss V
Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

One of our favorite places for catfish and coconut shrimp, tonight I tried the chopped smoked pork. Simply outstanding. The staff is friendly and accommodating. We'll be back!

Thank jmacmurdo
Reviewed August 11, 2016

We heard this place was good so stopped on the way home from Branson. It was a late lunch, early dinner so not many folks there. The service was good and the food came out fast. We had the Senior 4 pc catfish plate with...More

Thank Tina T
Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

Food is vary good god the BBQ is vary good but usually get the cat fish first time there I think everyone in there was eating it so figured can't go wrong vary goof easy access from roadway exit 127 off of I 44 Lebanon...More

Thank michaelkM2322KL
Reviewed August 8, 2016

Catfish breading is light, amazing and just like potato chips you can't eat just one. Even if you choose another meat, have someone at the table order a few more for sharing. It's all about the catfish... Sides are good (and fat lip is on...More

Thank RestorePraires
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1760 W Elm St, Lebanon, MO 65536-3918
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Lebanon
  • Phone Number: +1 417-532-1777
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