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“Excellent catfish”

Cherry Creek Catfish Co.
Ranked #332 of 3,728 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
Good for: Families with children
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
South Austin
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Excellent catfish”
Reviewed August 5, 2012

Love this restaurant! It is very homey, way casual, and really friendly staff work here. Very convenient access, parking, and I have dinner there at least 2X a month. The menu is all about catfish, of course, but there are a variety of dishes such as chicken, fish tacos, salads, ribs and burgers. I come mostly for the catfish, and their's is the best.

ALWAYS fresh, crispy, sizzling hot and so tasty from the perfectly seasoned cornmeal. It is no surprise that the 'Chicken Fingers' are also out of this world. The fried dishes are very consistent, not greasy and flavors do not 'overlap'. The sides are all good. The 3-pc Catfish Dinner may be called 'small' but it is plenty with 3 jumbo pieces and 2 sides. Be sure to try the 'Fried Green Tomatos' appetizer.

Really excellent catfish.

  • Visited August 2012
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English first
Austin, Texas
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56 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great Family-Owned Restaurant”
Reviewed January 20, 2012

Funny - my favorite dish at Cherry Creek is their chicken fingers. The food is consistently good and you know what you are getting. Support local owned businesses!

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Geneva
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Very good fish restaurant, Cajun inspired”
Reviewed January 12, 2012

Homey atmosphere, great fried shrimp and oysters, good salads and desserts.

  • Visited January 2012
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Austin, Texas
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44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Good food, comfortable family atmosphere”
Reviewed September 8, 2011

South Austin location that is off the normal tourist track. Great fried foods served in plentiful portions. I highly recommend the chicken fried steak, the catfish, and the crawfish tails. Everything is served fresh and hot, with all the friendliness of a family reunion. My only complaint is that the tables are so close together, you almost feel like you are dining with your neighbors. Don't go for the atmosphere - go for the food! Carryout is available and very convenient.

  • Visited September 2011
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Portland, Oregon
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“I love this place!!!”
Reviewed August 10, 2011

I grew up just outside of Austin and have since moved away but go back several times a year to visit family and friends. During my visits it has become a tradition of sorts to drive down to South Austin to Cherry Creek where they make every effort to 'Keep South Austin Fried.' Why go back time and time again for over a 10 year period (I think the first time I went there was in 2000)? Simple. Few places fry catfish better. Their cornmeal batter is amazing with the perfect blend of spices. They use the same batter when they fry okra and green tomatoes (even typing this makes my mouth water). My favorite dinner order is the fried catfish plate that comes with fried catfish, hushpuppies, fries, coleslaw and baked beans. I am not a huge fan of coleslaw but theirs is exceptional. Finally, no dinner at Cherry Creek would be complete without Peach Cobbler for dessert and theirs does not fail to meet even the most skeptical cobbler eater.

The exterior location is nothing special. It is located across from a high school in a (somewhat) rundown shopping center. Cherry Creek is the shining gem of the group. The interior decor is a bit hookie but appropriate for the menu..... fish nets and hooks, a huge catfish mural, etc.

The service is decent but nothing to write home about.

  • Visited July 2011
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