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814 Water St, Waxahachie, TX 75165-3260
+1 972-937-9468
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Wed - Fri 17:00 - 21:00
Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Ovilla , Texas, United States
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57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I live minutes away and finally decided to go today, WOW ! The food was absolutely fabulous, so may things on their Platter neither my wife or myself could eat it all. The staff is a small friendly and very helpful group and we were very pleased with all of it. Been around here 37 years and have seen the... More 

Thank Carl H
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

came for the ghosts and left with nothing but anger. once you sit you wait. and wait. and wait. empty restaurant but still you wait. maybe the ghosts ate the servers. food is ok once you get it. never a drink refill. no checking if the food was ok. horrible service. then the bill is $80 for mediocre fried fish... More 

Thank Cooper S
Weatherford, Texas
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85 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Worth the wait. Hospitable. Fresh cat fish. Frozen type French fries though. Lovely large patio set in mature trees. Cheesecake and cobbler was tasty. Free dessert birthday. In a charming old house. Located away from main traffic. Walk there from chastat house bed and breakfast plus a discount.

Thank TravelinTexans77
Ozark, Arkansas
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120 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

This is the first time I've had catfish drenched in flour. Surprisingly it was quite tasty and crispy. We all pretty much ordered the mixed plates of catfish which consisted of both the cajun flour and cornmeal battered catfish. The flour battered catfish was crispy and seasoned just right. The catfish filets were the perfect size. We had a party... More 

Thank Ken P
Waxahachie, Texas, United States
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

This place is a favorite for my family, the ghost stories are fun and the food is delicious. It is a Victorian style home converted into a restaurant and it's very popular so seating large groups is a bit of a problem sometimes and they do not take reservations but the staff is amazing and they go out of their... More 

Thank Natasha C
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 January 2017

Loyal diners for the past 15 years, we have seen a notable decline in the service in the last couple of years. The hosts (there have been a slew) do a fair job, but we noticed one young man who was quite disagreeable as the first point of contact for customers. The servers run the gamut from experienced to caring... More 

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CatfishPlantation, Owner at Catfish Plantation, responded to this review

Dear P.B. I am sorry to hear that. Please know that we do care and I have been having some major medical problems and my parents have been trying to pick up the slack. They are both well in their 60s and my father often times has been having to cook in the kitchen. He will be 70 years old... More 

Dallas, Texas
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47 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

We had eaten here many years ago but not lately. We decided to go early before an event at night to eat first. Of all the restaurants in Waxahachie this has always been the best. This time I found it even more charming. The servers/hostess was gracious and told us after seating to roam around the old Victorian home to... More 

Thank ShariH662
Dallas, Texas
Level Contributor
43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

The catfish was mild but absolutely delicious! I had both types, Cajun and standard breading. Cole slaw was great, too. Excellent service and a fun environment.

Thank Anne J
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Quite small place but delicious food. Neat place to have lunch or dinner and fun to read about all the ghosts stories that has occurred there.

Thank AmberRags
Ingham County, Michigan
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67 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

So this restaurant is not on the beaten path, which already gets kudos points, but it has some downsides. Although we were one of the first people to arrive, on a wednesday night, when the restaurant opened, we still had to wait 20 minutes to get seated. Unfortauntely, that also meant a limited menu of mostly fried food. The cat... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 9 - US$ 25
American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 814 Water St, Waxahachie, TX 75165-3260
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Waxahachie
  • Phone Number: +1 972-937-9468
The best southern comfort food and catfish around and the most haunted restaurant you will ever visit!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?