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“Hands-down, my favorite”

Vaughn's Catfish Restaurant On The Lake
Ranked #2 of 20 Restaurants in Pittsburg
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Commerce, Texas
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120 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
“Hands-down, my favorite”
Reviewed November 11, 2012

There are any number of places to go in East Texas for catfish, but Vaughn's on Lake Bob Sandlin, is hands-down my favorite. The catfish is made fresh and seasoned perfectly. They also offer fried shrimp or boiled shrimp with the usual trimmings of fries and cole slaw, but you can opt for a gigantic baked potato. Guests will have a panoramic view of the lake and, since it's all-you-can-eat, are guaranteed not to leave hungry. I would prefer to pay only for what I eat, but the all-you-can-eat price is reasonable and the overall experience makes it a great value.

Visited January 2012
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English first
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great catfish with a lake view”
Reviewed October 3, 2012

Vaughn's specializes in all-you-can-eat catfish. The location near Lake Bob Sandlin State Park has a view of the lake and the evening sunset from most tables. The sides like coleslaw, pinto beans, hush puppies and pickled green tomatoes that are served with the catfish are all good. On our most recent visit, I think that the catfish was the best ever. Great place for fried catfish when you are in the area.

Visited September 2012
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Daingerfield, Texas, United States
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“The way fish is supposed to be cooked!”
Reviewed September 5, 2012

We go here on special occasions, it's a bit of a drive, but worth every mile (about 35)! Good atmosphere where you can be casual or dress up & not be out of place. Staff are so friendly and the food...omg...making my mouth water just thinking about it! Took daddy here for his birthday. At age 81 this is one place he's willing to ride to!

Visited January 2012
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