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Catfish Johnny's

2396 N C 470, Lake Panasoffkee, FL 33538
+1 352-793-2083
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“catfish” (96 reviews)
“hush puppies” (22 reviews)
“frog legs” (15 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2396 N C 470, Lake Panasoffkee, FL 33538
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1 - 10 of 213 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a well hidden place, and we drive 30 miles to get to it about twice a week. It is famous for the catfish fingerlings basket, which includes fries and hush puppies and slaw. I get the applesauce instead of slaw. Our friends that...More

Thank Dee827
Reviewed 4 December 2017

We had our Christmas party at Catfish Johnny's. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. We had fish and chicken. The fish was cooked just right. The baked beans were good, and so were the cheese grits. The was a very relaxed atmosphere, I will...More

Thank srockey
Reviewed 27 November 2017

Family outing we had 3 kids who liked the kid menu. Two adults we had the catfish and sides very good. Plus they had live music

Thank mspatty1967
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Forty to Fifty members of our club were here for lunch. They have a large menu, however, for large groups you have a smaller menu of their most popular items which included burgers, salads and of course catfish.

Thank LensReview
Reviewed 10 November 2017

About. 40 to 50. Members of our convertible were there for lunch. They have a large menu, however, for large groups they provide a limited menu of the most popular items. Service was great. Food was very good.

Thank Leonard S
Reviewed 31 October 2017

You can plan to skip this place. The food was marginal at best and the service was slow and the server was not pleasant. The catfish fingers were such skinny bits of fish that all you could taste was the fried coating. The hush puppies...More

1  Thank mndulin
Reviewed 16 October 2017

We stoped for lunch (6 of us) and were delighted by the good food and quick service. Most everyone opted for the day's special (Grouper) and we ordered onion rings for the table. Mmmmm good!

1  Thank GlitzyGrma
Reviewed 16 September 2017

Catfish Johnny's is a wonderful little place and a favorite of locals and tourists alike. I visited for lunch on a Friday afternoon with co-workers. We were seated promptly and the waitress immediately took our drink order. She was very friendly and responsive to our...More

Thank srockey
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Stopped here for an early lunch after our airboat ride. It was so yummy. Food was good service was better. Small, casual, laid back place. At our table there was club sandwich, catfish basket, grouper basket and a burger (2 seafood lovers and 2 non)....More

Thank TTH1
Reviewed 2 August 2017

this place is ok with food and ok with service... we don't have a lot of choices in this area and they are ok..

Thank Renee R
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Questions & Answers
3 June 2017|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from Patricia G | Property representative |
Everything that is breaded is fried in the same oil. Example: shrimp, fries, okra, catfish, etc. Although we offer many dinner options that are not fried and can be broiled or grilled.
Judith B
3 February 2015|
Response from Don T | Reviewed this property |
Just use google maps and type in Catfish Johnny's.
Judith B
3 February 2015|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
Take 44 west to 301. Turn left onto 301 south. Go about 8 miles to 470 west. Turn right. Take that road about 5 miles. Restaurant will be on left. I hope you enjoy the restaurant as much as I did.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2396 N C 470, Lake Panasoffkee, FL 33538
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Lake Panasoffkee
  • Phone Number: +1 352-793-2083
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