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Catfish Pad West

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4229 W Pensacola St, Tallahassee, FL 32304-3709
+1 850-575-0053
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Tallahassee, Florida
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222 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2014

If you like fried catfish, this is the place to go. We were pleasantly surprised with the Catfish Pad. It is oddly located in a tiny strip mall in the middle of no where. To see the place you would mostly likely pass on by, but, many places deemed a 'whole in the wall' have some of the best local... More 

1 Thank Ron C
Wilmore, Kentucky
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2013

Atmosphere: This is a big city hole-in-the-wall restaurant. The parking is limited as is the seating. We attended this place one Friday around 1:30PM. They were moderately busy. The interior is clean but dated (this is not a problem for us - we would rather have great food than an expensive new chair/bench to plant our backside). Don't let the... More 

1 Thank fdgillis
Tallahassee, Florida, United States
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 January 2013

Had a wonderful combo meal for two, tonight, and everything was perfect! Our guests had the Fried shrimp and catfish, and were just as happy! We have been looking for a great place in Tallahassee to eat good seafood, and finally found it. Will be back!

1 Thank rnlscott
Alameda, California
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2 reviews
Reviewed 13 October 2012

I've been going to Catfish Pad for years. After I left town, I still craved catfish but never found another restaurant that fixes it the way they do. So when I come back to Tallahassee for visits, this is always on my must-go list. Nowhere else have I found another catfish fried as good as Catfish Pad does....it's so freakin'... More 

Thank Pacita D
Quincy, Florida, United States
2 reviews
Reviewed 22 June 2012

My husband and I love to eat @ The Cat Fish Pad. The staff are always quick and very friendly. My waitress never has to write anything down her memory is amazing! I LOVE the catfish and the oysters are pretty good also.

Thank jen_trip1956
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2012

A great place to stop off for a quick lunch and a cool beer, loved it!

Thank BoardergirlSurrey
Tallahassee, FL
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242 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2012

Now if you're looking for an upscale dining experience, this is not the place. But if you want good seafood, friendly service and very little ambience, this is for you. I had the "light" fried oyster lunch with fried okra and 2 hush puppies-- yeah I know Cholesteral. My two male companions had fried shrimp with coleslaw, hushpuppies, grits. All... More 

Thank BettyBoop1941
Tallahassee, Florida
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49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2012

You'll love the pad-west... change the oil and the catfish will taste a little lighter and the people will come back !

Thank donschneider
Cairo, Georgia
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175 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2012

My wife and I visited the Catfish Pad West on 1/9/2012. The Catfish Pad is located in a small, somewhat run-down strip mall. The restaurant is tiny and come off dirty to me; at least the aquarium in the middle of the restaurant was nice. All of the seating is hard and non-padded. We visited during lunch and our waitress... More 

Tallahassee, Florida
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2011

Catfish Pad has been hit or miss. The food is always great but service varies. However, the las time we went the service was great, and there was a sense that things were running more smoothly.

Thank Jamie F

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  • Address: 4229 W Pensacola St, Tallahassee, FL 32304-3709
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Tallahassee
  • Phone Number: +1 850-575-0053

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