New US Catfish Trail features 16 Mississippi restaurants. Is your favorite one of them?

Published 3:46 pm Friday, May 3, 2024

Sixteen Mississippi restaurants are featured in the newly created US Catfish Trail.

The trail, which was created by the US Catfish Institute, includes eight states in the Southeastern United States.

“This is where local flavor and local flair come together to create truly authentic and unique experiences,” the US Catfish website says about the map that pinpoints where to find some of the most delicious catfish creations in the nation.

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The website says, “From Texas to Georgia, Tennessee down to Louisiana—these restaurants serve U.S. Catfish the way it was meant to be enjoyed.”

In Mississippi, the 16 restaurants that made the list are the following:

• Moss Creek Fish House —413 Riverwind Drive, Pearl, Mississippi — 601.932.7424 — A family-owned and operated restaurant since 2012. “We take pride in our business and make it our purpose to serve you nothing short of delicious food accompanied with great customer service.”

• Taylor Grocery — 4A Depot Street, Taylor, Mississippi — 662.236.1716 — For more than 100 years, Taylor Grocery has been a staple in Taylor.  Since 1977, it’s been “That Catfish Place” to travelers and students.  Its reputation is one that stands the test of time.

• Long’s Fish Camp—4059 County Road 320, Enterprise, Mississippi—601.659.4462—From a review: “Catfish is fried perfectly. Cole slaw has no match. Hushpuppies are just right, crisp yet soft inside. There is nonstop sweet tea. Very friendly, efficient staff. I have never been disappointed eating at Longs. Soft-serve ice cream tops it all off.”

• Jerry’s Catfish House — 3326 Highway 49 South, Florence, Mississippi — 601.845.8860 — Fried catfish fillets, coleslaw, hushpuppies, turnip greens — all you can eat.

• Mr. Whiskers — 5196 Highway 48 W, McComb, Mississippi — 601.249.3667

•  Cock of the Walk — 141 Madison Landing Cir, Ridgeland, Mississippi —  601.856.5500 — Our casual, rustic atmosphere and service personnel attired in period dress of the riverboat era will bring you back to the time of the old riverboat days. Dining with us is not just a great meal; it’s also a fun-filled experience as you sit on the water’s edge of the scenic Ross Barnett Reservoir.

• The Fish House — 120 Highway 492, Walnut Grove, Mississippi — 305.451.4665 — The Fish House is one of the few remaining establishments that buys only whole fish from local commercial fishermen and other select vendors.  We fillet the catch on the premises to maintain the highest quality.

• Snackbar — 721 North Lamar, Oxford, Mississippi — 662.236.6363 — In 2009, we became Oxford’s neighborhood restaurant and living room. The brainchild of Award-Winning Chef John Currence, Snackbar is a Southern Brasserie that prides itself on using local Mississippi ingredients whenever possible.

• Catfish Country — 3301 Hwy 45 N Bypass, Booneville, Mississippi — 662.728.0111

• Larry’s Fish House — 4238 MS-7, Itta Bena, Mississippi — 662.254.6001 — Family-owned and operated Larry’s Fish House has served the best fish in Schlater, MS since 1996. The restaurant offers an all-you-care-to-eat buffet. We serve fried, baked, and grilled catfish filets, whole-fried catfish, fried chicken tenders, smoked pork ribs, chicken, and more.

• Mama Hamil’s—480 Magnolia Street, Madison, Mississippi—601.856.4407—Hamil’s offers an in-house buffet of traditional Southern comfort food. Each dish is prepared with love as Grandma would have done, using tried-and-true recipes handed down through the generations. The atmosphere is friendly and bustling. The walls are decorated with history and reflect the love of country, faith and family.

• Cuevas Fish House — 5781 US Highway 11, Purvis, Mississippi — 601.744.3474

• Stogner and Son Fish Camp —  300 US-98, Tylertown, Mississippi — 601.876.5785

• Berry’s Seafood — 2855 Hwy 49 South, Florence, Mississippi — 601.845.7562 — Southern-style seafood, with a la carte and buffet options, served amid antique farm tools.

• Shivers Creek Fiswh House — 24188 Hwy 27 MS-27, Crystal Springs, Mississippi — 601.281.5241 — Voted Best Catfish in Mississippi 2021 and 2022 and 2023 – Fresh and never frozen. Mississippi-sourced catfish.

• Cravin Catfish — 101 Cemetery Ln, Sherman, Mississippi — 662.620.7762