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Dowd's Catfish and BBQ

1760 W Elm St, Lebanon, MO 65536-3918
+1 417-532-1777
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good29%
  • Average19%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“catfish” (221 reviews)
“hush puppies” (42 reviews)
“ribs” (30 reviews)
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American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
1760 W Elm St, Lebanon, MO 65536-3918
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I go here anytime I go visit my parents and we go out to eat dinner. Some of the best Ribs you will eat. Service is great. Very clean and welcoming. Great place to bring a family.

Thank Tim W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was the second time we have visited and the catfish was as delicious this time as it was before- fried perfectly, light cornmeal breading, not greasy. Love the family platter meal- lots of food and great value.

Thank Okietravelers6
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Menu is large, and suited for supper/dinner. They do have some lunch specials, but not many. Food was excellent. Service (Maggie) was great. Only negative was lack of low priced options for lunch.

Thank WarEglTX
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

I've been going out of my way to stop at Gary Dowds for over a decade. Every time I go to tablerock or anything south I've always stopped here. What I've noticed over the years is the price keeps going up and the quality keeps...More

1  Thank NathanSTL
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Had the blackened chicken sandwich and it was good. My husband had the brisket and it was a little dry but the sausage was good. My in-laws had the catfish and said it was just ok while my father-in-law had the chicken strips that were...More

1  Thank KelliCrane
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Usually best catfish around. Seems to be going downhill. Not sure why. We have driven 2 hours just to eat here before.

1  Thank 401eeg
Reviewed 7 October 2017

Friendly, family atmosphere. Great for groups. Try the spicy catfish! This is great comfort food with a great staff.

Thank Moabutah14
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Decided to try this place for lunch. I had the fish and chicken. Quick service and hot well prepared lunch.

Thank Cheryl C
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

The 2nd time we have eaten there. Some of the best catfish I have had. Lightly fried in a some type of corn meal or something similar. Not greasey or the accompanying aftertaste of old frying oil . I had the 6 piece dinner- more...More

Thank bradh1858
Reviewed 27 September 2017

Great food, fun atmosphere, reasonable prices and pleasant staff. The catfish was flavorful and crispy. We almost went again the next night but were too tired to go back to town.

Thank farmgalck
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29 October 2017|
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Response from Cheryl C | Reviewed this property |
Elm Street eatery has open face Beef.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1760 W Elm St, Lebanon, MO 65536-3918
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Lebanon
  • Phone Number: +1 417-532-1777
  • E-mail
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