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David's Catfish House

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5129 Dogwood Dr, Milton, FL 32570-4578
+1 850-626-1500
11:00 - 20:00
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Tue - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Pensacola, Florida
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Following a frustrating and non-edible meal at the greasy basket, my party of 7 traveled to the bright and friendly confines of David's Catfish House. We were greeted and seated by a wonderful little lady with a great friendly and who is full of lots of southern charm. The service was prompt and the food was hot and fresh! Needless... More 

Thank Steve L
St George, UT
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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Best fish in town. Also have great shrimp and great service. They also have excellent gumbo, try it!

Thank Bianca J
Chet S, Owner at David's Catfish House, responded to this review

Thanks Bianca glad you enjoyed our Gumbo More 

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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Food is okay. Clean restaurant. Prepare to wait on the weekend. Wait staff is very friendly. We won't be going back.

Thank Valerie N
Milton, Florida
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65 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

My husband, son and I often meet at David's Catfish for a great lunch or dinner. The catfish is always fresh and cooked to perfection. My husband loves the fried shrimp and oysters. My son enjoyed the boiled shrimp and fried oysters. I am a catfish lover and can't bring myself to order anything else. There cole slaw is good... More 

Thank Bonnie K
Chet S, Owner at David's Catfish House, responded to this review

Bonnie, thank you for the wonderfully written review More 

Milton, Florida
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

My family might come here all the time for lunch and dinner. If you're in the Milton area you should stop by the food is excellent.

1 Thank Eric D
Millington, Tennessee
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68 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

We went there for dinner. The service was excellent as was the food. I had 2 Catfish fillets & my wife had 2 whole Catfish. They were large portions and cooked to perfection. If you order tea they also set you a large picture of tea on your table.

Thank Henry M
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

David's Catfish has the best Cole slaw in the world! Catfish and popcorn shrimp are great. Prices are reasonable. All food is delicious here.

Thank joyr139
Chet S, Owner at David's Catfish House, responded to this review

Thank you Joy, and I will inform the kitchen staff of there new title Best Cole slaw in the world More 

Milton, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

I could go here and eat nothing but their coleslaw and crackers. Being from this area fish and seafood are my favorite meal. Honestly mullet is my favorite fish and I do wish y'all would serve it too, but I understand catfish is your specialty and it's also out of this world. Hands down Davids is the best !!!

Thank jeannie567
Chet S, Owner at David's Catfish House, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words Jeannie More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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134 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

We are from a fish camp area. This was the closest food to what we are use too, that we have encountered. Catfish and all was good. Had seafood platter and fish and shrimp. Baked beans tasted like Bushes BBQ beans. Little pricey for the amount of food given, The wooden chairs are uncomfortable.

Thank BorntoTravel911
Chet S, Owner at David's Catfish House, responded to this review

Glad to see y'all enjoyed our catfish and shrimp, and were the closest thing to home cooking you found on this trip. Sorry to see you did not like the seats. But, next time you come down from the Carolina's come back and see us. More 

Mission, Texas
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped by to see a friend and when dinner talk came around he suggested David's. Was greeted with a smile seated at a nice large table and waitress came immediately to get our during order. Her name was Cami and she just may have been the nicest person I have had the pleasure of meeting lately besides being an excellent... More 

Thank Brian S
Chet S, Owner at David's Catfish House, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review Brian, we hope you make it back through from Texas real soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$22
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5129 Dogwood Dr, Milton, FL 32570-4578
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Milton
  • Phone Number: +1 850-626-1500
We invite you to visit us and enjoy the best Mississippi Catfish and Gulf Seafood found anywhere. David's in Milton is your place for good ole "comfort food." Everything is prepared the old fashioned way...hand battered in a light cornmeal batter for the fish, and light flour batter on the shrimp, oysters and crab claws. Our secret recipes are made from scratch and everything is cooked to your order and always served fresh. We don't have a microwave oven in the building!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?