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Old 07-06-2010, 08:35 AM
 
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Smile Best old-fashioned fried catfish?

Who has the best old-fashioned fried catfish in Dallas and suburbs? Who has the best all-around seafood buffet in town?
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Old 07-06-2010, 08:50 AM
 
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Best catfish I've found around Dallas is probably Flying Fish - there is one at the Firewheel mall in Garland. Best in Texas would have to be the Marina Restaurant at the Lake Athens Marina. We don't do buffets too much. Ole Whiskers in Garland is fairly popular, but their catfish is too limp and soggy for me. Crisp thin fillets deep fried in just a light coating of cornmeal is what I prefer.
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Old 07-06-2010, 08:53 AM
 
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That's exactly what I mean by old-fashioned - crisp, thin fillets deep fried in light cornmeal! Hard to find though. Is this what they serve at Flying Fish? Best I've found is Golden Corral on Forest Lane in N. Dallas, but they don't serve it all the time - you have to call ahead. But it's wonderful - also their popcorn shrimp!
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Old 07-06-2010, 09:56 AM
 
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That's exactly what I mean by old-fashioned - crisp, thin fillets deep fried in light cornmeal! Hard to find though. Is this what they serve at Flying Fish? Best I've found is Golden Corral on Forest Lane in N. Dallas, but they don't serve it all the time - you have to call ahead. But it's wonderful - also their popcorn shrimp!
Yep; that is what they serve at Flying Fish. Consistently good. Their shrimp is also very good.
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Old 07-06-2010, 10:11 AM
 
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Catfish Sam's in Arlington - Catfish Sam's - has really good catfish, and they serve it with traditional sides family style - hush puppies, pinto beans, relish tray (bread and butter pickles, green tomatoes), and great yeast rolls with honey and butter.

Flying Fish is good too - if you go there, be sure and order the fish/shrimp 'snappy' if you like a little extra spice
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Old 07-06-2010, 01:34 PM
 
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Best I've found at a restaurant is probably Fishmonger's in Plano. They have fillets or you can even get whole fried catfish (head removed and gutted). It's not fancy, just a good, locally owned seafood place.
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Old 07-06-2010, 02:44 PM
 
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I like Babe's Chicken..their fried chicken is obviously really good but I've tried their fried catfish and it's delicious as well. There's this tiny place out near Lake Texoma that has the best fried catfish I've ever had but I have no idea what the name of it is.
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Old 07-06-2010, 02:50 PM
 
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Catfish Sam's is excellent---not a fancy place but the food is good and the parking lot is full which says a lot...
my husband works in Sundance Sq in FTW and he says that Riscky's BBQ in downtown has excellent fried catfish also--but only on Fridays I think

Cracker Barrel's catfish kind of varies--I have had some good and some with too heavy a crust so you have to take your chances there--but it is on the menu all the time...
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Old 07-06-2010, 04:38 PM
 
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My favorite catfish place is Catfish Connection in Oak Cliff. It's located in small strip shopping center located near the corner of Kiest and Hampton. You have to call your order in unless your willing to wait 30 minutes. Be warned the fish is really, really spicy and the place is a dump.
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Old 07-06-2010, 05:47 PM
 
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Top Cat on Lemmon Ave is pretty good.

Dickey's BBQ and Williams Chicken have suprisingly good fried catfish for places that don't specialize in it.
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