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Ellie's Catfish Cafe

260 16th Ave, Unit 61, Dayton, TN 37321-1071
+1 423-570-0620
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good33%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“beans” (19 reviews)
“catfish” (27 reviews)
“hush puppies” (20 reviews)
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American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
260 16th Ave, Unit 61, Dayton, TN 37321-1071
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Reviewed August 20, 2017 via mobile

This was my first time eating at Ellie's and I really enjoyed the authentic southern catfish dinner. I like how they automatically bring you hush puppies, white beans, and some other things when you first sit down but the beans were a little cold. Either...More

Thank Angelica U
Reviewed July 19, 2017

The true destination for the day was the Scopes Museum and Courtroom in Dayton. Knew we would need a place to have lunch before the history. I read the reviews for Ellie's the day before and wanted to give it a try. Traveling companion LOVES...More

1  Thank Kathy C
Reviewed July 2, 2017 via mobile

All perfect Fresh hot catfish, hush puppies crispy on the outside and doughy on the inside, KILLER white beans with bacon, and slaw which was very good. A limited but thorough menu. Arrive hungry, you WILL NOT ne disappointed.

Thank Steven D
Reviewed April 8, 2017 via mobile

My hubbie is a catfish coinisurre. We ate catfish and shrimp both were delicious and the white beans, slaw, onion and pickles were equally good ! We will be back! Great service too!

Thank Dee H
Reviewed March 14, 2017

We visited this restaurant with a party of 12. We did call ahead and the tables were ready when we arrived. The white beans and hush puppies were wonderful. I had the catfish and chicken and my wife had the shrimp and chicken. Everything was...More

Thank SamFlerl
Reviewed March 9, 2017

The fried catfish is wonderful here. Service is quick and efficient. They have a very limited menu and because I have special dietary needs, there is very little I can eat here. But we come for the catfish. My husband has a few dietary limitations...More

Thank Ligtstar
Reviewed March 2, 2017

Our family of 10 were seated to an already prepared table. My sister did call ahead. There were couples and singles and the waitress was able to get all the orders correct and kept our drinks and fixin's replenished as we needed. Very effcient, warm,...More

Thank smoky5
Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

Hadn't eaten at ellies in a long time. Catfish is very good. Love the breading. The beans, slaw and hush puppies are very good also and they replenish them in a timely manner. Friendly service makes it very good.

Thank clintetherton
Reviewed November 7, 2016 via mobile

Quick stop for us enroute & was happy we found them. Had the catfish lunch special - was good and no kidding, the hush puppies were best ever.

Thank KRKTravel
Reviewed October 26, 2016

Visiting friends in the area and ate here. Very friendly down home type food. Delicious and good prices.

1  Thank Martha L
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May 26, 2017|
Response from SamFlerl | Reviewed this property |
I don't have pictures but they do have a Facebook page with some pictures. Great food and hush puppies!!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 260 16th Ave, Unit 61, Dayton, TN 37321-1071
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Dayton
  • Phone Number: +1 423-570-0620
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