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Catfish Place, The

407-889-7980  •  $$
ADDRESS: 311 S Forest Ave, Apopka, FL 32703

CUISINE: Seafood, Catfish, Worth the Drive, Burgers, Chowder, Clams, Crab, Steak, Lobster

FEATURES: Handicap Access, Kid Friendly, Smoke Free, Patio Seating

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When the soul is singing for some sweet, Southern-style seafood, locals head down the highway to Apopka's The Catfish Place. A lone albino catfish-perhaps the only one of his friends to avoid the frying pan-swimming despondently in an aquarium serves as a mascot of sorts for this favorite Florida stop for down-home cooking. Don't feel shy about wearing your overalls here: This rustic little joint remains a sanctuary for time-honored Southern traditions such as deep-fried seafood and fall-apart vegetables. Comfort food from the sea ranges from scallops and lobster to frog legs and gator tail. Catfish is the obvious headliner here, but your best bet might be a sampler platter-including alligator, frog legs, fried shrimp, scallops and clams-to get a taste of all of Catfish's best. All meals come with a side of hush puppies and two choices from a strong supporting cast of Southern standards such as grits, cheesy hash browns and tangy coleslaw.

Kids' menu. Beer and wine available. Serving lunch and dinner Tue-Sat. Closed Sun-Mon.

"There aren't a lot of inland restaurants where you can savor fine Florida game such as gator tail and frog legs, done to a fine crunch in true Southern-fried-seafood style. But if you don't want to travel to remote fish camps on the St. Johns River or Lake Monroe, they'll hook you up at The Catfish Place in Apopka. You'd still better gas up the car before heading out, though. From central or south Orlando, it could take 45 minutes to an hour to get there, depending on traffic."- Colleen Moore, Orlando Weekly

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When the soul is singing for some sweet, Southern-style seafood, locals head down the highway to Apopka's The Catfish Place. A lone albino catfish-perhaps the only one of his friends to avoid the frying pan-swimming despondently in an aquarium serves as a mascot of sorts for this favorite Florida stop for down-home cooking. Don't feel shy about wearing your overalls here: This rustic little joint remains a sanctuary for time-honored Southern traditions such as deep-fried seafood and fall-apart vegetables. Comfort food from the sea ranges from scallops and lobster to frog legs and gator tail. Catfish is the obvious headliner here, but your best bet might be a sampler platter-including alligator, frog legs, fried shrimp, scallops and clams-to get a taste of all of Catfish's best. All meals come with a side of hush puppies and two choices from a strong supporting cast of Southern standards such as grits, cheesy hash browns and tangy coleslaw.


Kids' menu. Beer and wine available. Serving lunch and dinner Tue-Sat. Closed Sun-Mon.


"There aren't a lot of inland restaurants where you can savor fine Florida game such as gator tail and frog legs, done to a fine crunch in true Southern-fried-seafood style. But if you don't want to travel to remote fish camps on the St. Johns River or Lake Monroe, they'll hook you up at The Catfish Place in Apopka. You'd still better gas up the car before heading out, though. From central or south Orlando, it could take 45 minutes to an hour to get there, depending on traffic."
- Colleen Moore, Orlando Weekly

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