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39 places that serve the best fried catfish in the area, according to Houstonians

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HOUSTON, Texas – Got a hankering for some delicious fried catfish?

We asked our KPRC 2 audience to share their go-to spots for fried catfish.

According to our seafood-loving viewers, these are some of the best in and around the Houston area:

- Captain Tom’s Seafood & Oyster Bar: 10501 FM 1960, Houston, TX 77070

“I love the seafood platter from Captain Tom's on FM 1960❤ has catfish, shrimp, oysters and a stuffed crab,” Emilia wrote in a comment on our Facebook post.

- Mel’s Country Cafe: 24814 Stanolind Rd, Tomball, TX 77375

“I’d go for Mels just outside of Tomball,” Joe wrote in a comment on our Facebook post. “World famous for the megaMel but they serve some seriously good fried catfish as well.”

-The Turkey Leg Hut: 4830 Almeda Rd Suite a/b, Houston, TX 77004

- Vernon’s Kuntry Katfish: 5901 W Davis St, Conroe, TX 77304

- Sudie’s Catfish House: 4910 Spencer Hwy, Pasadena, TX 77505

- Cross Road Tavern: 12176 FM1094, Sealy, TX 77474

- Mike’s Seafood: 9449 Highway 6 South, Houston, TX 77083

- T P Seafood Market & Restaurant: 3735 Reed Rd, Houston, TX 77051

- Old Hickory Inn Barbecue: 5427 S Braeswood Blvd, Houston, TX 77096

- Hank’s Fish Market: 4319 Lockwood Dr, Houston, TX 77026

- Riverside Seafood Restaurant: 439 US-90, Liberty, TX 77575

- TaD’s Bar and Grill: 1000 W Main St, Tomball, TX 77375

- Sam’s Seafood and Steak: 12758 Grant Rd, Cypress, TX 77429

- Good Times Marina: 11906 7th 1/2 St, Houston, TX 77044

- The Catch: 10105 S Post Oak Rd, Houston, TX 77096

- Mama’s Seafood: 10196 Jensen Dr, Houston, TX 77093

- Lotus Seafood: multiple locations

- Pengu’s Place: 17902 FM1488 Suite 3 Magnolia, TX 77354

- Captain Benny’s: multiple locations

- Kelley’s Country Cookin: multiple locations

- Cat Daddy’s Kitchen: 14045 FM 2100, Crosby, TX 77532

- Ray’s BBQ Shack: 3929 Old Spanish Trail, Houston, TX 77021

- Flying fish: 1815 N Durham Dr, Houston, TX 77008

- Reel Seafood & Wings: 5425 Hwy 6 #b400, Missouri City, TX 77459

- Credeur’s Cajun Cookin': 6915 Spencer Hwy, Pasadena, TX 77505

- Calliope’s Seafood & Poboys: 7590 W Bellfort Ave, Houston, TX 77071

- Outlaw Ray’s Grill & Bar: 14028 FM 2100, Crosby, TX 77532

- Tewbeleauxs: 2907 Rayford Rd #101, Spring, TX 77386

- Texas Tradition: 5321 Hwy Blvd #1306, Katy, TX 77494

- The Rouxpour: multiple locations

- Catfish Station: multiple locations

- Breakfast Klub: 3711 Travis St, Houston, TX 77002

- Pier 36: multiple locations

- Just Oxtails: 4207 Reed Rd, Houston, TX 77051

- Orleans Seafood Kitchen: 20940 Katy Fwy G, Katy, TX 77449

- Boudreaux’s Cajun Kitchen: multiple locations

- French Quarter Cajun Seafood: 7099 Hwy 6, Houston, TX 77095

- BBQ Inn: 116 W Crosstimbers Rd, Houston, TX 77018

- Pappy’s Cafe: 12313 Katy Fwy, Houston, TX 77079