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Catfish Parlour

4705 E Ben White Blvd, Austin, TX 78741-7213
+1 512-443-1698
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good38%
  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“hush puppies” (17 reviews)
“fried catfish” (13 reviews)
“cole slaw” (10 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole
$$ - $$$
4705 E Ben White Blvd, Austin, TX 78741-7213
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I hadn't eaten here probably since the 1980s. Loved it back then and it's still pretty tasty. Husband ordered medium catfish; I ordered a small popcorn shrimp but got a medium instead (for the small price...which was cool because it was my birthday). Husband loved...More

Thank sherylsr
Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

The wife and I took her sister and brother-in-law out to lunch here because he likes fried catfish. We’ve been here before and not all days are created equal. This was a very good day. The crowd not too crazy, the food crisp and tasty....More

Thank larrylG356TI
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Catfish Parlour always has great, consistent food. The hush puppies are the best, and the Cole slaw is amazing. Add the catfish in and you can't lose. A cold beer really finishes the whole thing off!

Thank Jennifer W
Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

I wanted to write this review for the restaurant and the staff as my family has been dining here for over 25 years and this year we decided to host my Dad’s 75th Birthday here. We had approximately 80 guests in the Big Cat private...More

Thank phxaztraveler
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

First off. TA please implement half star rating capabilities. TY. I came just after 11am for an early lunch prior to flying home. I was surprised that there were already 6 tables. At 11:30 there were at least 10 more people waiting to order. I...More

Thank Laura C
Reviewed 21 October 2017

We loved the catfish, shrimp and the country fried steak was wonderful. I was really impressed with the all you can eat sides and the fact that we could choose steamed broccoli was a nice change from all this heavy Texas eating. If I lived...More

Thank RexJoe
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

I feel awful for writing this. I am certainly not trying to hurt this establishment or the owner but felt the need to honesty review the food we just ate. It was truly disgusting. The catfish was tasteless meaning the breading had very little seasoning....More

Thank Josh B
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Great for lunch had the small plate but was lots of it, you can start off with three pieces and go up. Lots of sides and the price is right so take a friend there and pay for their lunch. The service was great too,...More

Thank 106cliffordw
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Pretty funky looking from the outside and even funkier looking inside. Don't let the looks deceive you, the service was excellent and the dishes we had were very good. We were seated immediately and a server appeared quickly with hush puppies and took our drink...More

Reviewed 22 July 2017

They do a kind of buffet at lunch - don't know if it is the same at dinner. They charge you by the number of pieces of fish you order and the staff puts those on a plate for you. After that, you are free...More

Thank Storm C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
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 - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4705 E Ben White Blvd, Austin, TX 78741-7213
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > South Austin
  • Neighbourhood: South Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-443-1698
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