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“Not as good as before”
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Kelly's Place
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Highchairs Available, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Haughton, LA
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43 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Not as good as before”
Reviewed July 28, 2013

There appears to have been some changes. Most likely to cut cost. I noticed that gumbo was no very good at all. They use to have very good gumbo. The Crab Cakes were not the the same. I know they are just bought from a supplier and fried, so I figure the differnt taste was due to a different supplier. I still like this restaurant, but see the quality of the food going down. The fish was not as crisp, but that may have just been just that night. I also noticed since the new owners took over a younger crowd of girls at the counter with the cash register. They seem to like to talk to each other.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank HaughtonAUK
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English first
Haughton, LA
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43 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Only catfish buffet in the area.”
Reviewed April 20, 2013

The Catfish tasted very good and was cooked just right for my taste. Good seasoning, and southern catfish crust. Onion Rings were not so good, they could learn from David Beard's in Bossier on the Onion Rings. The serving line could be routed better, so the staff could get back to the kitchen without breaking through the line. A window in the wall would allow them to replenish plates and tableware without interrupting the line too! Just little things. BUT, the food was good overall. I would prefer the same hush puppies that most of the rest in town serve, like Gumbo to Go, Shane's,David Beard's, and Jan's. Fish at Kelly's and Jan's is about the same. Wish they would add fried oysters. Staff is really friendly, and do a very good job. Also think they should have a senior price throughout the week and weekend. That and the lack of oysters is what usually takes me someplace else.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank HaughtonAUK
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NW Louisiana
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200 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“I've had better”
Reviewed September 29, 2012

We heard someone new was running this catfish restaurant. The fish were cooked too long or the grease was old. Anyway, the catfish were not goog. Rolls were great and cinnamon rolls were great also

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank daylilyrx
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Omaha, Nebraska
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118 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Somewhat lacking...”
Reviewed June 10, 2012

We tried Kelly's on a recommendation from others...we will not return. It was a friendly place no doubt, however, the food was just not that good. Cinnamon rolls and regular rolls were doughy, onion rings were cold, chicken and dumplings were thin, stuffed crab bland and hush puppies were overdone. I will give kudos to the ice cream machine, the ice cream was smooth and tasty. I also think the place needs a deep cleaning, my feel stuck to the floor and the bathrooms were horrendous.

  • Visited June 2012
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Thank ldmsgirl
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Maryland
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“It's All-u-Can-Eat Great Food & Service at such a Low Price”
Reviewed March 14, 2012

It's All-u-Can-Eat Great Food & Service at such a Low Price
The catfish and chicken were fried perfectly and well-seasoned. The Chicken & Dumplings melt in your mouth. To me the seafood gumbo was so-so, but I did get a chance to taste some fried frog legs. One must not leave without tasting the hot, homemade cinnamon rolls. In summary, you can hurt yourself but not your wallet.
Notes:
Opens at 5 PM Tuesday – Saturday
Adult Price for Buffet, Drink, and Dessert is $14.95. There are discounts for seniors on some days and the prices for children which are $6.95 and $2.95, depend on their ages.

  • Visited March 2012
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2 Thank Jinxs-Mom
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