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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