Catfish House

★★★★☆
  • 11500 SE Federal Hwy

    Hobe Sound, FL 33455

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  • 772-545-7733

About Catfish House

Hours
Mon. - Tue. CLOSED;Wed. - Thu. 5pm - 9pm;Fri. - Sun. 4pm - 9pm

Food

Food
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My wife and I experienced a flash back to segregation and this establishment. First of all we we sat in the back corner of the restaurant while plenty of seats were available. I thought...no big deal. My wife and I said nothing. So, we thought , hey its just a thing thing and went on about our conversation.

After 10 minutes we were asked if we wanted a drink and we placed our orders. In all fairness the place was busy and the 10 minute delay after ordering our drink was easily excused.
But then it happened. It was made clear to us by the following. While waiting for our opportunity to order 2 separate, older white couples came in, were seated, ate and were on their way out before we even received our plates!

While still waiting for our appetizers I ordered another drink and asked for a sample of alligator for my wife who is from NY and never had the pleasure of tasting it. When my drink was brought back to me it was overflowing with foam and the server Cindy just plopped it onto the table and it literally slid across the table and the overflow spilled onto my lap! She did it so fast that she didn't even have a chance to see what happened because as soon as it made contact with the table she was gone!

Now here comes the tasty alligator, a different server ( who was serving one of the older white couples that came in after us that was sat near us) came to me and said Gator...with no eye contact and slid the plate on the table and left before I could even say thank you.

By now, the couples that came in after us were preparing to leave...and now here comes our meal.

Unfortunately, we had lost our appetites and asked for boxes when the did finally bring us our plates.

I asked for the check, paid, and left a simple note indicating that it was 2014 and this type of prejudice was absolutely sickening. I paid, left no tip and exited the establishment.

The one comfort after all of this was that the older white man, as we were exiting the establishment came and asked to speak with me. His words were of great comfort. The sting of anger was alleviated by his statement. He said "I saw how they treated you and your wife, it was disgusting. I went and spoke with he manager and told him I will never patronize this establishment again. One of my very best friends is black and he serves in Congress. I am impressed how you carried yourself and the dignity that you showed. I'm sorry you had to experience that in this day and age." I shook his hand and told him "Thank you for saying that and for seeing it."

So, if you want some "WHITES ONLY CATFISH" this is the place for you!

~painfullyblack

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★☆☆☆☆

My wife and I experienced a flash back to segregation and this establishment. First of all we we sat in the back corner of the restaurant while plenty of seats were available. I thought...no big deal. My wife and I said nothing. So, we thought , hey its just a thing thing and went on about our conversation.

After 10 minutes we were asked if we wanted a drink and we placed our orders. In all fairness the place was busy and the 10 minute delay after ordering our drink was easily excused.
But then it happened. It was made clear to us by the following. While waiting for our opportunity to order 2 separate, older white couples came in, were seated, ate and were on their way out before we even received our plates!

While still waiting for our appetizers I ordered another drink and asked for a sample of alligator for my wife who is from NY and never had the pleasure of tasting it. When my drink was brought back to me it was overflowing with foam and the server Cindy just plopped it onto the table and it literally slid across the table and the overflow spilled onto my lap! She did it so fast that she didn't even have a chance to see what happened because as soon as it made contact with the table she was gone!

Now here comes the tasty alligator, a different server ( who was serving one of the older white couples that came in after us that was sat near us) came to me and said Gator...with no eye contact and slid the plate on the table and left before I could even say thank you.

By now, the couples that came in after us were preparing to leave...and now here comes our meal.

Unfortunately, we had lost our appetites and asked for boxes when the did finally bring us our plates.

I asked for the check, paid, and left a simple note indicating that it was 2014 and this type of prejudice was absolutely sickening. I paid, left no tip and exited the establishment.

The one comfort after all of this was that the older white man, as we were exiting the establishment came and asked to speak with me. His words were of great comfort. The sting of anger was alleviated by his statement. He said "I saw how they treated you and your wife, it was disgusting. I went and spoke with he manager and told him I will never patronize this establishment again. One of my very best friends is black and he serves in Congress. I am impressed how you carried yourself and the dignity that you showed. I'm sorry you had to experience that in this day and age." I shook his hand and told him "Thank you for saying that and for seeing it."

So, if you want some "WHITES ONLY CATFISH" this is the place for you!

~painfullyblack

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Not only do we love their food, service, and atmosphere---so do all of our friends, especially our out of town guests.Not that I've tried them, but a guest loved the frog legs, another the oysters, and another was so surprised at how good the catfish was--which we already knew.If you like seafood this is the place to be.

4
★★★★☆

Not only do we love their food, service, and atmosphere---so do all of our friends, especially our out of town guests.Not that I've tried them, but a guest loved the frog legs, another the oysters, and another was so surprised at how good the catfish was--which we already knew.If you like seafood this is the place to be.

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This place is amazing. Locals flock to this little restaurant. Their food is amazing. For the adventurous, you can try the fried gator or frogs legs. They have amazing service and friendly staff. My family is a frequent and the staff is ready to serve great seafood and good times. This is a small, warm, family run business that always serves up amazing seafood and other dishes as well.

Favorite Dish: The blackened shrimp, served with rice and scampi sauce. YUM! Blackening seasoning is just right, not too salty. This dish always leaves me satisfied.

2
★★★★★

This place is amazing. Locals flock to this little restaurant. Their food is amazing. For the adventurous, you can try the fried gator or frogs legs. They have amazing service and friendly staff. My family is a frequent and the staff is ready to serve great seafood and good times. This is a small, warm, family run business that always serves up amazing seafood and other dishes as well.

Favorite Dish: The blackened shrimp, served with rice and scampi sauce. YUM! Blackening seasoning is just right, not too salty. This dish always leaves me satisfied.

Pros: Amazing food

Cons: Not romantic at all, Restrooms are attached outside

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About as unpretentious as it gets. If you like fried catfish, hush puppies and slaw you're gonna love this place. If you don't like catfish you will after you eat here. It's only open 4 days a week and it's about impossible to get a table on friday.

4
★★★★☆

About as unpretentious as it gets. If you like fried catfish, hush puppies and slaw you're gonna love this place. If you don't like catfish you will after you eat here. It's only open 4 days a week and it's about impossible to get a table on friday.

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