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Catfish Johnny's

2396 N C 470, Lake Panasoffkee, FL 33538
+1 352-793-2083
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“catfish” (93 reviews)
“hush puppies” (21 reviews)
“frog legs” (15 reviews)
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2396 N C 470, Lake Panasoffkee, FL 33538
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1 - 10 of 208 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

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!

Thank GlitzyGrma
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 15 July 2017

The staff and food were like eating at your mom's house. Everything was better than anticipated. Probably the best little restaurant we have eaten at in Florida.

Thank staff4sc
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We had lunch Hamburger's Shrimp and catfish all was great fresh made hamburger not frozen and crinkle cut fries were great. Will go back

Thank Coyote1959
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Yes, most things were fried, but OMG! I love wings, and had their "dry wing" - they were perfect! Will definitely return for more!

Thank Victoria W
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Off the beaten path but easily accessible. Memu includes mostly fish options, including alligator and frog legs, with limited beef and chicken options. Very friendly staff. No need to dress up as the atmosphere is truly casual. Prices are reasonable. Food quality good. Not 5...More

Thank billnlindamorgan
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Best catfish my wife and I have ever had! We had the catfish fingers are amazing. Waitress and staff was really friendly and we enjoyed our visit.

Thank Joshua G
Reviewed 5 July 2017

The food is okay... pretty average but a good value in the area. Thge owner is very rude and non welcoming.

Thank Sherry D
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Questions & Answers
3 June 2017|
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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 pvlisl | 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
US$ 6 - US$ 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, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids
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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