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PawPaw's Catfish Kitchen

2760 Wears Valley Rd, Sevierville, TN 37862-8302
+1 865-446-4978
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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good11%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“jambalaya” (45 reviews)
“boudin balls” (41 reviews)
“crab cakes” (41 reviews)
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Barbecue, American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole
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2760 Wears Valley Rd, Sevierville, TN 37862-8302
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in for a quick meal, and were pleasantly surprised at not only the service but the food. Service was excellent and so was the food. We both ordered catfish and sides. This is a "hole in the wall" looking place from the road....More

Thank Justjohn44
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food! Servers are nice. Wonderful, wonderful catfish! I also recommend the etoufee and boudin. Excellent place to eat!

Thank PotsieWeber
Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

My wife and I come here regularly. Fish is always prepared and cooked right! We come here so we don’t have to go into town. Servers are always on top of your every need.

Thank SomeOleDude
Reviewed 2 February 2018

For the past seven years, I have visited the Smokies 3-4 times each year and stay in Wears Valley every time. I have driven by Paw Paw Cajun Kitchen every single time I drove to Pigeon Forge and always wondered what the place was like....More

1  Thank sirjohanteabiscuit
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Still the best catfish I've ever had, just wanted to add this newer review to let everyone know during the Winter months most all of the great restaurants in Wears Valley and Townsend are closed completely until about mid-March......but this year Paw Paw's has been...More

1  Thank HungryGreek32955
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

We noticed PawPaw's on previous trips to Wears Valley but never hit it when it is open. Our guess is that like many off-the-parkway places in the Smokies, the time of year greatly influences operating hours. We were thrilled to see it is now open...More

1  Thank travel644
PawpawsKajunKitche, Owner at PawPaw's Catfish Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We were definitely short handed my husband and I were out of town, one of our cooks had injured his hand at home so he was limited. This is our first winter staying open on...More

Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

I live right down the road and this is my go to place for catfish or fried shrimp. Always fresh. My wonderful other half loves their Cajun food. When they have crawfish they seem to be very popular by the masses. The owners are from...More

Thank alicetL734GB
PawpawsKajunKitche, Owner at PawPaw's Catfish Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2018

Thanks it does get busy in the evening, from 4:30 or so it gets wild. We are so pleased you’re a regular means a lot to us. See you soon

Reviewed 19 December 2017

Try it.. You'll LOVE it! The romulaude sauce is on point!! 100% NOLA Food: We got the catfish basket: Catfish, shrimp, oysters, hush puppies, crab cake, & fries. It all had it's own distinctive flavor; which is hard to find in a fried seafood basket....More

Thank Anna H
Pawpaw2160, Owner at PawPaw's Catfish Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2017

We appreciate your review . Hope to see you again . Just so others know we do except credit cards it's just cash for $10 are less . Thanks for everything and God Bless

Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

Just like eating in Louisiana right in the middle of Sevier County. Quality of the food and service was excellent. Highly Recommended!!!

Thank beverly109
PawpawsKajunKitche, Owner at PawPaw's Catfish Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2018

Thanks Philip I enjoyed getting to talk to you. We appreciate you taking the time to write a review, know how busy everyone’s lives are. Hope to see you soon

Reviewed 27 November 2017

First time and we ordered different items to share and sample. While the shrimp po boy was delicious the catfish was... well we ordered another basket of catfish it was so good. I've had catfish many places and this is the best hands down. They...More

Thank Red951
PawpawsKajunKitche, Owner at PawPaw's Catfish Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2018

Glad you stopped in finally and we got to meet you. Very happy you liked the food and I hope this will be a regular visit. Thanks

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7 January 2018|
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Response from themamabird | Reviewed this property |
Yes. As I recall, the hushpuppies had onions in them.
13 October 2017|
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Response from PawpawsKajunKitche | Property representative |
I'm sorry but we don't thank you
Elizabeth S
26 February 2016|
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Response from Colleen R | Reviewed this property |
Crawfish are seasonal. If you are asking if the restaurant serves them only seasonally, you would have to direct this question to them.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2760 Wears Valley Rd, Sevierville, TN 37862-8302 (Formerly PawPaw's Kajun Kitchen)
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Sevier County  >  Sevierville
  • Phone Number: +1 865-446-4978
  • E-mail
A Taste Of New Orleans in the Smokies, we offer Fried Catfish,Fried Shrimp,Gumbo,Jambalaya,Red Beans & Rice,Shrimp Ettuoffee,New Orleans Muffalettas,Poboys- New Orleans Roastbeef & Gravy Poboy, Shrimp Poboy, Catfish Poboy.Alligator Bites, Hamburger Steak w/grilled onions,home made gravy,bread & mashed potato.We now serve Bar-B-Q Ribs & Pulled Pork.White Chocolate Bread Pudding,Chocolate layered Cake, pecan pie, boiled crawfish when in season, catfish acadiana,crab cakes. New hours are for winter months. Until March
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