Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Catfish House - Clarksville Tennessee

You can find Catfish House at 1461 Zinc Plant Rd, Clarksville, TN 37040 west of Cumberland Dr and the other side of the Cumberland River. Parking is in the very large lot to one side and front and is of course free.

I've eaten at the original location on Salem Rd before the restaurant moved to this new, larger building on more than one occasion. This is a favorite spot for my brother's family which still lives locally and home to many happy home-cooked style meals. This new location is a bit nicer than the previous with a large foyer where your family can wait while the table is being prepared. The new location is definitely an upgrade over the old and can seat and service more people.

On this most recent occasion about 10 of us descended on an unsuspecting restaurant and demanded exceptional service and great food - surprisingly, the Catfish House provided both. Here you order individual entrees and appetizers and are served several accompanying dishes, like navy beans and slaw, family style. 

Probably their most popular dish is the signature catfish - this is dressed in cornbread and lightly fried or can be ordered  grilled or as a whole fish. Tonight we ordered some fried pickles to start and then various seafood combinations, most with hush puppies, fries, steamed veggies or baked potatoes. Everything I tasted (and believe me when I say I got a bit of pretty much everything) was exceptionally prepared. I liked everything - even the beans and slaw (and I can be picky about both). Another standout for me was the fried shrimp - I think I could do a double order of these.

Service was as mentioned previously exceptional. I don't remember the guy's name but he was very attentive, personable and remembered what we ordered. Food came out about 15 minutes after we ordered and everything that was supposed to be hot was hot, while cold items were appropriately chilled. Can't ask for much better than that. If you're looking for a home-style cooked fried catfish dinner, then you could do much worse than the Catfish House.

-- John

(also posted to Yelp)
Catfish House Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato


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