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“3.5 Stars, Good for Jackson”
Review of Catfish Cabin

Catfish Cabin
Ranked #25 of 235 Restaurants in Jackson
Cuisines: American
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Reviewed July 28, 2012

Love the cabin atmosphere -- wood floors and ceiling, squared log walls, old-fashioned lighting. Server was polite, service was well paced. Looked and felt clean. Plenty of parking. Restrooms older but clean.

Hushpuppies were excellent, slightly spiced, golden brown, almost melt in your mouth. Catfish was tasty, 'though a bit overbreaded, and cajun sauce was okay. Crabcake (served in the shell), breaded shrimp, boiled shrimp (unpeeled) all satisfactory. Slaw was rather bland and needed doctoring. Good baked potato, albeit small. Excellent (flat) green beans. Huge iced teas. Price wasn't outrageous, but seemed a bit high for Jackson and for the portion size.

We were seated immediately on a Saturday, mid-afternoon, but if there's a wait, the porch is large, as is the interior waiting area, which contains a long bench and Carl Perkins momentos on the wall. Take out is available (order there or call ahead). Payment is taken at the register in the waiting area.

One star off for skimping: Plates are melamine-like and small, which makes the food overly crowded (upgrade to china would be good). Cups are plastic (glass is preferable, maybe mason jars?). The only utensil given was a fork (in a paper sleeve). Margarine and cajun, tartar, and cocktail sauces came in small, plastic, lidded containers (margarine being prepacked and branded); sour cream was in a squeeze packet (it would be more classy if they were presented in china or stainless). Hushpuppies were served as soon as we were seated, followed by coleslaw right after ordering (perhaps the server should ask first regarding when to serve these... or perhaps it's a ploy to fill you up before the less-than-well-portioned entrees arrive!).

One interesting note: Buttermilk is an option under the drinks category; don't see that everyday!

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Reviewed May 30, 2012

Everything on the menu is very good. If you're on a diet, stay away from the hushpuppies. You can't stop eating them.

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Reviewed May 29, 2012

Scrumptious fried catfish, delicious light hushpuppies, 2 choices of slaw.

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Thank WayneMcPherson
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Reviewed January 12, 2012

Enjoyed fried catfish fillets and blackened catfish. Hush puppies were hot and moist, slaw was perfectly seasoned. The restaurant was so cleanand inviting. Being a local, we eat here often!!

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Thank jenbtaylor
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Reviewed December 28, 2011

I grew up in Jackson and came back after 5 years to visit. One of my childhood favorite restaurants was Catfish Cabin. The hush puppies and slaw were still as good as I remember. The catfish was wonderful. My only complaints are that service is slow. It took a long time to place our order, a long wait for our food and a long wait for the check. If you aren't in a hurry it's a great place to eat.

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Thank Lisalyn195
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