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Catfish Parlour

$$ - $$$
Northwest Austin
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11910 Research Blvd, Austin, TX 78759-2442
+1 512-258-1853
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Round Rock
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived within 10 minutes of opening and were fortunate to find two seats! Busy, busy, busy! However, we had great service. Catfish was overcooked :-( but the shrimp was awesome. Granted they were serving a huge crowd, so overall the trip was very nice.

Thank kennethmH6147MW
San Diego, California
Level Contributor
108 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You ready? This place comes at you hard! It is some of the best old Austin dining in town. If you make it to Austin and you are looking for some amazing eats and hospitality, stop on by. Any stories you have heard about this place is true. The walls are covered with interesting pictures, phrases and posters. You will... More 

Thank BigMan2xReview
Austin, Texas
Level Contributor
139 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

This restaurant is especially popular with the lunch crowd, and for that reason, they have a buffet at that time. The arrangement is that you pay for your drinks and main entree, and the sides are all-you-can-eat. Each weekday, a different selection of homestyle Southern sides are offered, including fried okra, turnip greens, mashed taters, beans, etc. Caesar salad and... More 

Thank 1Wisetraveller
Austin, Texas
Level Contributor
54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016

I'm not a catfish fan, so I can't really speak about the quality of their catfish, except to say that hubby loves it. I like their fried oysters and chicken fried steak,along with the Caesar salad bar and sides. Note that this is not your standard salad bar, with lots of different toppings and dressings. It is described as a... More 

1 Thank LonghornNancy
Austin, Texas, United States
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

On Research Blvd, the original Catfish Parlour has always had the absolute best catfish and vegetables on their lunch special. It just can't be beat! Coming from a real Austin Native, it just doesn't get better than this! Stop by and enjoy the food and atmosphere! You won't regret it!! Jon Payne

Thank Jon P
Austin, Texas
Level Contributor
314 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Catfish Parlor has great catfish. And other seafood choices, as well. I just wish they would update their menu and offer different side choices. When you order catfish plate, you are going to get a "divided" bowl with Ranch style beans and a vinegar-oil based coleslaw. And of course, the round hush puppies. Salad is just romaine lettuce, as a... More 

Thank LK R
Level Contributor
54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

We really liked the grilled catfish here and the hush puppies, slaw and fries were all very good, too. The salad was just lettuce and croutons and the beans were ok. The service was very good, friendly and efficient. Prices seemed a little high, but we had menu items, not all you can eat pricing.

Thank annieAustin
Level Contributor
77 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

The Thursday all you can eat catfish dinner is an outstanding value. Great food and outstanding service. With all the fixings I lost didn't have room for the fish.

1 Thank HoustonTravlinDave
Level Contributor
21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

Reel good catfish, good hush puppies. Pinto beans, coleslaw, french fries, and Caesar salad are okay, nothing special. Good value for the money.

Thank Chris T
Hoosick Falls, New York
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 April 2016

The green dipping sauce is amazing. Really enjoyed my dinner there. Great Food. Friendly waitstaff. Lots of fun wall signs to read. Had been there 3 times and always consistent.

Thank Karyl-Lynn D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20
American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11910 Research Blvd, Austin, TX 78759-2442
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > Northwest Austin
  • Neighbourhood: Northwest Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-258-1853

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?