I'm always looking for a place that serves up the perfect balance of golden crisp, juicy interior, and amazing flavor. After trying out 8 places here in Austin , I'm ready to tell you all who makes the best fried catfish. I'm sure you won't be disappointed! Get ready for all the crunch and taste your mouth can handle as we dive into my search for “The Best Fried Catfish in Austin”.
Having been to Hoover's a few times, I can confidently say that their catfish is the best fried catfish in Austin. The coating on the fish is always crispy and flavorful. The meat is firm and has a tenderness to it which makes each bite delicious.
What I especially appreciate about Hoover's Cooking is that they don't skimp on any of the accompaniments. Their coleslaw and hush puppies are equally as good as the catfish itself.
Speaking of service, what stands out most at Hoover's is their hospitality. Whenever we dine there, our server makes sure that one extra detail isn't forgotten - from getting extra tartar sauce after I made a comment that it should be served with the meal to suggesting sides like collards or macaroni & cheese that go great with the catfish. Every time we've gone, we've felt welcomed and appreciated by our server and other staff members.
All in all, if you're looking for some of the best fried catfish in Austin, then Hoover's Cooking should be your first stop!
I've had my fair share of fried catfish across the city and nothing compares to the deliciousness of Turf N' Surf Po Boy. The seafood here is fresh and perfectly cooked, providing an overall great taste.
The atmosphere at Turf N' Surf Po Boy is great as well; they take pride in service and hospitality. The staff is always friendly and willing to help with anything you need, making sure that all customers have a pleasant dining experience.
This place has a laid back vibe that I absolutely love and the menu has something for everyone! I highly recommend trying their fried catfish - it's simply the best fried catfish in Austin! It's crispy on the outside yet juicy on the inside, making for an incredible meal. And don't forget to order sides like hush puppies and french fries for a complete meal.
Overall, Turf N' Surf Po Boy offers excellent food in a wonderful atmosphere. If you're looking for some amazing fried catfish, then this place is where you should go!
Their Catfish Platter is the bomb! The catfish is lightly battered, then fried to golden perfection. The flavor is delightful and the texture is spot on. It's served with delicious jalapeno hushpuppies and french fries.
The staff at Hook & Reel also go out of their way to make sure your experience is enjoyable. They take the time to make sure your meal turns out just right and serve it up with a smile.
Overall, I'd say that Hook & Reel Cajun Seafood & Bar serves some of the best fried catfish in Austin ! Their Catfish Platter is something not to be missed and their excellent service only adds to the already delightful experience. Highly recommend!
I was so excited to see that Colleen's Kitchen had the best fried catfish in Austin. The fish was cooked perfectly; lightly battered and served with a side of tartar sauce for dipping. It was so delicious, I knew I had to go back again! The other menu items are also great - the french fries were thick-cut, golden brown and tasted like home-made.
The service at Colleen's Kitchen is also outstanding; everyone there is friendly and helpful. They make sure your order comes out just right and they're more than happy to answer any questions you might have.
In conclusion, if you're looking for some of the best fried catfish in Austin then make sure to stop by Colleen's Kitchen!
I have been a regular customer of this spot for years, and I can confidently say that their fried catfish is unbeatable. Every time I order, it's cooked to perfection; the spices and herbs give it wonderful flavor. The pieces are always large and juicy, so you get your money’s worth.
The restaurant itself is small with a very welcoming atmosphere, and the staff always takes care of you better than anywhere else. They provide quick service with an impressive selection of side dishes to choose from that pair excellently with their catfish.
Overall, If you're looking for the best fried catfish in Austin, then I highly recommend The Original New Orleans Po-Boy and Gumbo Shop. It's definitely worth a try!
I had the pleasure of dining at The Rolling Rooster this past weekend, and it was truly a great experience. The crispy exterior and flaky interior of the catfish was delightful, and the accompanying sides of fries and coleslaw only added to that flavor.
But what really sets The Rolling Rooster apart from the rest is their commitment to providing fresh ingredients in all their dishes. Not only can you taste the freshness in every bite but you can also feel confident knowing that they take food safety seriously.
All-in-all, I would highly recommend The Rolling Rooster for those who are looking for the best fried catfish in Austin. Their commitment to quality and safety makes them a great place for any meal!
The fried catfish at Vic and Al's is the perfect combination of tenderness and crunch. The catfish is extremely juicy, yet deliciously crispy, without being greasy. The flavors are simply amazing - you can really taste the freshness in every bite.
The atmosphere of Vic and Al's is inviting and intimate. I always have a great time when I'm there, whether it's for lunch or dinner. The staff is friendly and willing to answer any questions about their menu items.
Overall, I'd highly recommend Vic and Al's for anyone looking for the best fried catfish in Austin. It definitely won't disappoint.
Susan has a passion for helping small, locally-owned restaurants and businesses to tell their stories and showcase their unique offerings to the public. With a loyalty to her hometown of Austin, TX, Susan is committed to making sure these establishments get the recognition they deserve. Outside of work, Susan enjoys exploring Austin's food and music scene with friends, hiking in the nearby hill country, spending time in nature, and savoring every bite of barbeque she can find.