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Old 11-25-2013, 09:32 AM
 
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Would love recommendations for a place to get good fried catfish in Cary/Raleigh. Thanks.
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Old 11-25-2013, 09:53 AM
 
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Would love recommendations for a place to get good fried catfish in Cary/Raleigh.
We often enjoy fried catfish at the D&S Cafeteria on Buck Jones Road in Cary.
They don't serve it every day, so check by calling or seeing their on-line menu.
D&S Cafeteria Weekly Menus South Hills Mall Cary
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Old 11-25-2013, 10:00 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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If you want fresh, fried fish, the seafood place at the Raleigh farmer's market is the place to go. NC Seafod Restaurant - The Best and Freshest Calabash and Broiled Seafood!
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Old 11-25-2013, 12:39 PM
 
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If you are ever in Boone, NC, the best fried catfish I have ever eaten is at Proper (near King St)
In fact the best food I have ever had is there !!!
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Old 11-25-2013, 06:21 PM
 
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I like the catfish at Original Q Shack in Durham. But, they only have it on Fridays.
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Old 11-25-2013, 09:42 PM
 
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I haven't had their catfish specifically, but I love the fried fish at Skippers on 55 in Apex. Not quite Raleigh/Cary, but not too far.
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Old 11-26-2013, 05:51 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I would also be interested in recommendations for grilled catfish. I love fried, but am trying to eat healthier most of the time.
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Old 11-26-2013, 06:54 AM
 
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Captain Stanley's in Raleigh. Good fried seafood (including catfish), friendly & efficient staff, and reasonable prices. Restaurant is always busy. Mainly seniors!
3333 S Wilmington St, Raleigh, NC 27603
Phone:(919) 779-7878
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Old 11-26-2013, 07:47 AM
 
Location: Chapelboro
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I don't think North Carolina is as much about catfish as some more southern states. We like fish and while you will find catfish on the menu at some places there aren't whole restaurants built around it like there are in Mississippi, Alabama, etc. We're more about NC trout and flounder, shrimp and other seafood.

In my young and naive days I once asked about finding a seafood restaurant in Vicksburg MS and was asked in return if I liked catfish. Although it's not my favorite fish I said yes figuring that there would be other fish on the menu if there was catfish. Got to the restaurant (very nice, very big restaurant) and found out it was a catfish house and all they served was catfish, with some sides. I got fried catfish, french fries, and fried dill pickles (never having had them before and feeling adventurous). I had quite the rock in my belly after all that fried Southern goodness. I don't think you will find a catfish house in NC, but I'm sure there are some places with catfish on the menu, as well as some other NC favorites.

Growing up in NC, catfish was not popular and was looked down on as a "bottom feeder". I'm not fond of the texture myself — too soft. Traditional NC fish dishes were flounder, trout (in the mountains, esp), spot, shad, and more ocean fish than freshwater fish.

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Old 11-26-2013, 10:55 AM
 
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I would also be interested in recommendations for grilled catfish. I love fried, but am trying to eat healthier most of the time.
Try the grilled tilapia at the D&S Cafeteria on Buck Jones Road at South Hills. It is very tasty.

Bob
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