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Catahoula Bar & Restaurant

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775 S Front St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-3524
+1 215-271-9300
Sun 10:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Eagleville, Pennsylvania
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88 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

If You are looking for N'awlins Cuisine in Philly plan a trip to Catahoula Bar & Restaurant on Front Street. The Abita Amber was cold!! (We were disappointed when they ran out but we did get there late.) The New Orleans BBQ Shrimp entree was delicious. There was an order of The Big Easy Land entree...a super mix of Cajun... More 

Thank Steve M
United States
Level Contributor
107 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

I have a mixed feeling about this restaurant. The setting is warm and elegant, with a bar. Regarding the food, the jambalaya is decent. But the alligator meatball and etouffee are so so. The etouffee has too much tomato and not enough black pepper. This is not like New Orleans style of cajun. I don't want to say their dish... More 

Thank Cuong_Duc_Pham
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015

Not even sure where to start. Everything on the menu here is delicious. Chef Dave is a wizard in the kitchen, producing mouth watering dishes on a consistent basis. No matter what I have ordered, he has never disappointed. The stuffed burger with gouda, the NOLA burger, blackened chicken, cajun fried catfish, or the shrimp and grits, I never leave... More 

Thank Jason B
Accokeek, Maryland
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2015

My husband and I ended up eating here because our "go to" restaurant was booked. We read the reviews so we decided on Catahoula. We were pleasantly surprised! Dinner was fabulous! Dessert was even better with the banana foster bread pudding! It's an intimate atmosphere, perfect for date night. This will be our new " go to" restaurant when we... More 

Thank JenRain
Baltimore, Maryland
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015

while visiting a sick relative in Philly this weekend, I wanted some shrimp and grits so I Google it and came up with this restaurant. The place is small but they also have an outside which is good for warmer weather but it was cold so we sat at the bar! the bartender was nice and very friendly, I order... More 

Thank Slimkim0701
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015

I ordered a bowl of gumbo, it was served to me luke warm and the rice in the center was hard and cold. For my main dish, I ordered the catfish, the breading on the fish was very thick and the fish was fried very hard. The fries, coleslaw and beer were excellent. Also the kitchen was a little slow... More 

Thank taj9013
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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87 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

I love PoBoy sandwitches, had my share in New Orleans. I was searching for a PoBoy in Philadelphia and saw Catahoula Bar & Restaurant had them. Glad I went, probably the best fried oyster poboy I ever had, bar none. The oysters were so large you can't pick up the poboy and just eat it. I had to cut the... More 

Thank George K
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2015 via mobile

The chef really tries and puts out consistant product. Great burgers, the best buffalo schrimp around, and excellent service.

Thank Jackherzog
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2015

It's hard to find authentic New Orleans cuisine outside of NOLA, but Catahoula hits the nail on the head. It's a cozy little place with really friendly staff and a stellar menu. We've gone for Brunch & Dinner and wasn't disappointed either time. For Brunch we had the biscuits that were to die for, along with the shrimp -n- grits... More 

Thank hollyjsnugs
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2015

Where do i begin? When we walked into the door we were greated by the most friendly staff ever. Our appetizers were delish. They wre sooo go that my friends said she may order another after her meal came to take home. Getting back to our meals. My friend ordered shrimp and grits. the look on her face when she... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 25
American, Bar, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
10:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 775 S Front St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-3524
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-271-9300

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?