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Catfish Haven

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816 W Main St, Fredericksburg, TX 78624-3006
+1 830-997-9009
11:00 - 21:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 14:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We kind of stumbled on this place a couple of years ago. It's on the far side of town. Food is extremely well seasoned, especially the steak bites which is the Thursday special. A few bites were a little tough but most were tender. All vegetables are well cooked and the salad bar offers a big variety including some hot... More 

Thank Betty S
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Enjoyed dinner here. Food was delicious and portions generous. Waitress was fast but did mess up one order out of 6 of us eating here. Nice salad bar which also had fried okra and beans. I was skeptical about seafood in a country town but I got the seafood platter and it was great!

Thank Donna B
Petoskey, Michigan
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61 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

As you walk in the door be sure to greet the catfish staring at you from the fish tank! This little diner is all about hometown hospitality and your choice! You have a choice of 2, 3, 4 or 5 catfish fingers or you can order a whole fish. If your preference is GF, you can have plain cornmeal breading.... More 

Thank BrownWalloon
Marble Falls, Texas
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211 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

We've been to fredricksberg several times a year but never ventured to the far edge of town. Friends from Mountain Home by Kerville suggested this as a great lunch place,,, boy they were right. 2 piece catfish platter with cheesy tots / fries / or baked potato were all ordered. Salad bar was included as well as string beans ,... More 

Thank pam h
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Had the catfish and was not impressed. Very small and too much better on the fish. Over cooked as it was dry. Hushpuppies were dry inside. Lot better fish in Austin at catfish parlour. Not worth the $10 for the fish.

Thank Wayne D
Jones Creek,TX.
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90 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

What a great place to sit, relax, and enjoy a delicious meal. We've eaten there our last three trips to Fredericksburg, TX. and enjoyed each trip tremendously. They have a great salad bar, which also includes fried okra, great squash and pinto beans, along with all the fixings at the salad bar. The prices are very reasonable and the service... More 

Thank Marcia H
Austin, Texas
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

I had the shrimp/stuffed crab platter. It came with a salad bar and sides: beans, squash, and fried okra. The food was hot and delicious. The waitress was helpful and answered all of our questions. The atmosphere was casual.

Thank emilybeaird
Burlington, North Carolina
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68 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Was visiting my sister and she chose this place for lunch. Great prices, Texas size food portions. I got the hamburger and it was a whole meal. She got Ckn Fried Steak small. There was plenty enough food for two. Service fast and friendly. Pricing what you would expect for restaurant of this type. It's worth the visit.

Thank ncheel51
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Come hungry! This place has great fried catfish. Even if you are not a fan of catfish, which I am not, it is really great here. My family loves fried catfish so I get dragged along every now and then to be a part of this family ritual. What was great about this place was the salad bar. They had... More 

Thank Kelly M
Glencoe, United States
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

My wife liked the fried okra at the salad bar BUT I recommend the fried catfish plate. You need a good appetite to finish off the 5 piece catfish dinner on a pile of french fries. The catfish was hot, crispy and very tasty. If I am anywhere near Fredericksburg, I will go back. This is a comfortable local restaurant,... More 

Thank Dennis C. V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 25
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 816 W Main St, Fredericksburg, TX 78624-3006
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Fredericksburg
  • Phone Number: +1 830-997-9009
Catfish Haven is a catfish joint, but that's not all we are! We offer steaks, grilled fish, salads, burgers and our New Orlean's style Po-Boys. All our entree's come with our 21-item salad bar and our hot veggie bar, which consists of pinto beans, fried okra, and the veggie of the day.
SO, if you leave here hungry, it's your own damn fault!

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?