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Catfish Parlour

$$ - $$$
South Austin
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4705 E Ben White Blvd, Austin, TX 78741-7213
+1 512-443-1698
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Wed 11:00 - 21:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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80 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Incredibly overpriced for the poor quality food. Four fried shrimp $13? For real? The buffet style sides are lukewarm to cold when you bring it to your table yourself. It was busy at lunchtime (incredible) because the food is pretty lackluster. The coleslaw had no mayo so I wouldn't call it that.

Thank 3Cousins
La Grange
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here after a track meet. Relaxing atmosphere and friendly service. I ordered Baked & fried oysters. Husband ordered shrimp. Both orders Came with family style servings of coleslaw, pinto beans fries,Hush puppies and 2 types of homemade tartar sauces (one was jalapeño.) Food was cooked perfectly and price reasonable.

Thank Sherry G
San Antonio, Texas
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5 reviews
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Catfish was ok as was the crawfish. Fries were straight out of the freezer. Overall, an average meal but great atmosphere. Unfortunately the food didn't match.

Thank Texasred57
Spring, Texas
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017

1st time here, Waitress was helpful with good service. Food was average family dinner style. Portions was kind of small, but priced well.

Thank MHerdez
Kountze, Texas
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50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

I ordered grilled oysters, it came our oysters cooked in a spinach cheese sauce, it was ok but was not grilled, my friend ordered steak fingers, they looked like they were frozen, was not very good. Service was not good, had to find napkin and get them ourselfs.

Thank jnat120
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76 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

A little daunting for a newcomer, but if you look lost, you'll quickly get an explainer. Head to the back and order your food. You add the sides and sit down. Waitstaff will bring a drink. Decent catfish, okay sides.

Thank Keith D
Austin, Texas
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240 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Lunch was served cafeteria style though there are waitresses to serve drinks and bring you meals prepared to order. Collect tickets for you meals and drinks, pay on the way out. Pick up tray and sectioned plate as well as napkin-wrapped fork and spoon. Serve yourself sides include hush puppies, potato and sweet potato fires, hot salads, mashed potatoes, cole... More 

Thank Garth M
Blessing, Texas
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

We always eat here when in Austin, Awesome Music Awesome Staff The Best Food, No One Misses out...Grand Daughter had Steak Medium Rare, not tough, excellent au juice made each cut...

Thank Betty W
Pleasanton, California
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6 reviews
Reviewed 28 January 2017

This is just what you expect when it comes to a fried catfish restaurant. Simple food, friendly waitstaff, decent pricing for what you get. Nothing fancy. Walls are covered in interesting memorabilia.

Thank kathleen183
Orinda, California
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 November 2016

We were six adults with one two-year-old and two infants and were seated in a large room next to the main dining area, which was perfect. We could hear each other and the toddler could be, well, a two-ear-old! Entrees ranged from the catfish to shrimp to salmon. Suggest sticking with what they do best as the salmon was dry... More 

Thank kathy-mgt

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?