Oklahomans love their bbq, burgers and steaks, but there is one more delicacy that is a staple of Oklahoma cuisine – fried catfish. For the best fried catfish in the state, check out these 11 places that serve this Southern classic dish.
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1. Simon's Catch, Elk City
Since 1993 Simon's Catch has been serving up golden fried catfish that is absolutely delicious. Local patrons love the all-you-can-eat-catfish which is reflected in their high reviews on Yelp and Google. Address: 1140 Rd., Elk City, OK 73644.
2. C'est Si Bon Catfish & Po-Boys, Midwest City
The award-winning catfish from C'est Si Bon is so good, even those that don't like catfish will love it. The l lb. of catfish and two sides will fill even the hungriest of customers. Address: 101 N Douglas Blvd., Midwest City, OK 73130.
3. Shad's Catfish Hole, Sallisaw
Shad's Catfish Corner is the perfect place for catfish lovers to dine. Enjoy all-you-can-eat catfish, along with shrimp, fried chicken and steak. And to top it off, coleslaw, brown beans, hushpuppies, pickles and onions come with every meal. Located at: 462700 E 1140 Rd, Sallisaw, OK 74955.
4. McGehee's Catfish Restaurant, Marietta
Located on an old air strip in southern Oklahoma, McGehee's has been serving perfected catfish for several decades. Their all-you-can-eat-catfish dinner is served with homemade hushpuppies, coleslaw and green tomato relish. Address: 13401 McGehee Rd., Marietta, OK 73448.
5. Bill's Fish House, Waurika
Bill's Fish House is a casual, family owned and operated restaurant that has been serving Oklahomans since 1962. They're known for their catfish baskets, coleslaw and yummy tartar sauce. Address: 3545 US Hwy 79, Waurika, OK 73573.
6. Louie's Catfish Corner, Ardmore
Catfish Corner in Ardmore serves fried catfish that is lightly breaded to perfection. It's one of the few places in the state where you can choose from Mexican food or seafood in one place. Address: 941 S Commerce St., Ardmore, OK 73401.
7. Cajun King, Oklahoma City
Not only will you get delicious catfish at Cajun King, but you'll also find some of the best Cajun food in Oklahoma! The catfish is light and flaky and the dipping sauce is so good, you won't know what to do with yourself. Address: 5816 NW 63rd St., Oklahoma City, OK 73122.
8. White River Fish Market & Seafood, Tulsa
White River Fish Market is known statewide for its fresh seafood flown in from around the world daily. The catfish can be ordered fried, grilled or broiled - all of which are divine. Address: 1708 N Sheridan Rd., Tulsa, OK 74115.
9. Steven's Gap Restaurant,
Broken Bow is home to the cozy Steven's Gap Restaurant - a local favorite restaurant in the community. The large portions and tasty catfish make this place a top destination for catfish in southeast Oklahoma. Address: RR 4, Box 91-6,
Broken Bow, OK 74728.
10. Catfish Round-Up, Seminole
Catfish Corner serves fried catfish that is breaded with a secret combination of spices and herbs that make it mouthwatering. You know the fried catfish is amazing when they serve more than a half-ton of it a week. Address: 11278 N Hwy 99,
Seminole, OK 74818.
11. The Lazy Fisherman, Bixby
For some of the best catfish in northeast Oklahoma head to The Lazy Fisherman in Bixby, OK. This little gem serves cornmeal battered catfish that is downright amazing. The sides are all homemade and just as fresh as the catfish. Address: 16830 S Memorial Dr., Bixby, OK 74008.