Where to grab catfish in Birmingham

Photo via Rodney Scott’s BBQ Facebook

Catfish—seems like a pretty niche topic, right? Not in the South. In Alabama, it has its own spot on the food pyramid. Whether you like it fried or baked, here are 16 places in and around Birmingham to grab some catfish.

1. Johnny’s Restaurant

Say no more. Photo via Johnny’s Homewood
  • Location: 2902 18th St S, Homewood, AL 35209
  • Contact: Website | Call

2. The Fish Market

All fried? No problem. Photo via The Fish Market Southside Facebook
  • Location: 612 22nd St S, Birmingham, AL 35233
  • Contact: Website | Call

3. Lloyd’s

What a layout. Photo via Lloyd’s Restaurant
  • Location: 5301 US-280, Birmingham, AL 35242
  • Contact: Website | Call

4. Ensley Seafood Express III

Are you drooling yet? Photo via Facebook
  • Location: 2161 Carson Rd, Birmingham, AL 35215
  • Contact: Facebook | Call

5. Irondale Cafe

Catfish can be classy too. Photo via Irondale Cafe Facebook
  • Location: 1906 1st Ave N, Irondale, AL 35210
  • Contact: Website | Call

6. Top O’ the River

This platter is about as big as your 12 year old’s wingspan. Photo via Facebook
  • Location: 1606 Rainbow Dr, Gadsden, AL 35901 (Gadsden) & 3330 McClellan Blvd, Anniston, AL 36201 (Anniston)
  • Contact: Website | Facebook

7. The Crab Barrack

The Crab Barrack Roebuck Parkway location. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now
  • Location: 7861 Crestwood Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35210 (Irondale) & 9417 Parkway E, Birmingham, AL 35215 (Center Point)
  • Contact: Website | Facebook

8. Niki’s West Steak and Seafood Restaurant

Their mascot is quite literally a catfish. Photo via Niki’s West’s Facebook
  • Location: 233 Finley Ave W, Birmingham, AL 35204
  • Contact: Website | Call

9. Rodney Scott’s BBQ

Photo via Rodney Scott’s BBQ Facebook
  • Location: 3719 3rd Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35222
  • Contact: Website | Call

10. Saw’s Juke Joint

This is beauty in a Styrofoam container. Photo via Saw’s Juke Joint Facebook
  • Location: 1115 Dunston Ave, Birmingham, AL 35213
  • Contact: Website | Call

11. Cajun Seafood House

Hope you’re hungry. Photo via Cajun Seafood House
  • Location: 2531 Rocky Ridge Rd, Vestavia Hills, AL 35243
  • Contact: Website | Call

12. The Seafood King

Photo via Seafood King Homewood Facebook
  • Location: 5060 Academy Ln, Bessemer, AL 35022 (Bessemer) & 180 State Farm Pkwy, Birmingham, AL 35209 (Homewood)
  • Contact: Website | Call

13. Martin’s BBQ

THIS. Photo via Martin’s BBQ
  • Location: 3029 Pump House Rd, Vestavia Hills, AL 35243
  • Contact: Website | Call

14. The Rougaroux

The blacked catfish po’boy. Photo via The Rougaroux Facebook
  • Location: 817 39th St S, Birmingham, AL 35222
  • Contact: Facebook | Call

15. Little Donkey

Catfish + tacos? Hmm I’ll give it a try. Photo via Little Donkey Facebook
  • Location: 2821 Central Ave #101, Homewood, AL 35209 (Homewood) & 5363 US-280 b101, Birmingham, AL 35242 (Highway 280)
  • Contact: Website | Facebook

16. Blueprint on 3rd

Blueprint on 3rd takes catfish to the next level with a summer salad and crawfish aioli .Photo via Blueprint on 3rd website.
  • Location: 3000 3rd Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233
  • Contact: Website | Call

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  • Chaise is a brunch-loving Content Producer and helps manage the Bham Now Instagram account.