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Paw Paw's Catfish House

1014 Main St, Bastrop, TX 78602-3217
+1 512-321-9800
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“catfish” (115 reviews)
“hush puppies” (31 reviews)
“coleslaw” (18 reviews)
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American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
1014 Main St, Bastrop, TX 78602-3217
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed December 1, 2017 via mobile

I love Paw Paw's so much. The shrimp is my favorite. The Hush Puppies are the best! Excellent service too! The beer is always cold!

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Reviewed November 21, 2017

The restaurant is small and we had to wait a short while for a table. We sat outside with our iced tea and it was a pleasant wait. We had to try the deep fried deviled eggs! They melted in our mouths. We had garden...More

Thank vsb58
Reviewed November 12, 2017 via mobile

So many people said this place was the best for catfish...but I loved the shrimp platter. Large butterfly shrimp in a crispy batter, with pinto beans, fries, coke slaw and hushpuppies. Although they were extremely busy. the service was great. We will be back.

Thank OnlyWifey
Reviewed November 9, 2017

Always great service, and besides the wonderful seafood, their chicken and burgers are equally scrumptous.

Thank casey4853
Reviewed November 8, 2017 via mobile

We had lunch here and while it was packed, so we had to wait for a table, the servers were super friendly and working hard. My husband loved the catfish. I had the shrimp and it was fantastic. We'd definitely go back.

Thank pandasgirl1009
Reviewed November 8, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I went here for lunch and we were so glad that we did. I had the catfish po’boy and my husband had the catfish platter. Both were delicious! In hindsight we probably should have shared the platter because the portions were so...More

Thank Patricia A
Reviewed November 7, 2017

Almost skipped this place because of the name, but glad we didn't. Excellent shrimp for my wife, a great patty melt for me, and wonderful fries. Quick and friendly service, reasonable prices. What's not to like?

Thank Corky G
Reviewed October 24, 2017

I wanted to like this place: small-town, down home, family-run, fried fish restaurant. Unfortunately, although the place was not particularly busy when we arrived on Tuesday evening around 6:30, it took quite a long time for our food to reach our table, and when it...More

Thank AstonishingFM
Reviewed October 23, 2017

We went to Pawpaws for lunch with a large group of senior citizens. Our waitress was friendly and efficient. My husband and I shared a catfish platter and had plenty of food. The catfish and hush puppies were delicious, and the fries were really crispy....More

Thank Riceboots
Reviewed October 7, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed visiting PawPaw's Catfish House on a Sunday evening. We shared the platter of shrimp & catfish with fries, hush puppies, coleslaw and beans. The batter on both the shrimp and catfish was perfect and fried to perfection. The service was...More

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April 27, 2015|
Response from Cheri R | Property representative |
Yes our Coleslaw is made fresh everyday in House with a little spice!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1014 Main St, Bastrop, TX 78602-3217
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Bastrop
  • Phone Number: +1 512-321-9800
  • E-mail
Paw-Paw's has something for everyone. Their specialty, delicious Fried Catfish is straight from Paw-Paw's recipe from the 1950's. It's 100% American farm raised and always Gluten Free. In fact, most of the food is created using the same recipes the owners enjoyed as kids. They also serve Fried Jumbo Shrimp, 1/2 lb Burgers, Huge Chicken Tenders and great Salads. Locals and out-of-towners alike are flocking to Downtown Bastrop to visit - Paw-Paw's Catfish House. The service is outstanding and the food even better! It's old school cooking at its best. Have you ever eaten a Deep Fried Deviled Egg? Well, once you go to Paw-Paw's, you will brag about them to your friends! Paw-Paw's serves cold beer, wine and margaritas as well. Be sure and save room for the Chocolate Chip Brownie Sundae or the Banana Pudding. They have great weekday lunch specials and are open Tuesday- Sunday. Catfish & Cold Beer, Now that's American! We'll "See ya at the House."
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