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Dowd's Catfish and BBQ

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner


Breaded Hotwings (8)
Shrimp Cocktail (7 shrimp)
Fried Dill Pickles (6)
Cheddar & Jalapeno Poppers (6)
Mini Loaf of Cornbread & Honey Butter
Onion Rings (10)
Crab Cakes (12)
Mozzarella Sticks (6)
Chicken Quesadilla
Fried Green Beans
Dinners include hush puppies and choice of three sides (unless otherwise noted)
Large Catch (8 pcs) - Spicy $15.99
Regular Catch (6 pcs) - Regular $12.99
Large Catch (8 pcs) - Regular $14.99
Boneless Catfish Fillets
Large Catch (3 fillets) $13.99
Broiled Catfish Fillets
Blackened, Lemon Pepper or Plain
Choose from the following meats: 2 Ribs, Chopped or Sliced Beef or Pork, 1 Polish Sausage, 1 Hot Link, 2 pcs. Fried Catfish, 2 Crispy Chicken Strips, or 1 Smoked Chicken Leg. Served with pickles, onion, and grilled Texas Toast
Mama Combo
2 meats and 2 Sides
Papa Combo
3 meats and 3 Sides
Old Coots Combo
1 meat and 2 sides
Feeds a family of four with all the trimmings) Includes: Hush puppies, sides of pinto beans, cole slaw & choice of potato
Catfish Fillets (24 pcs)
Fried Shrimp (30 pcs)
Crispy Chicken Strips (20)
Combo (9 of each)
Family BBQ
1 Rack of Ribs, 1 lb Beef or Pork, 1 lb Fries, 4 Individual Sides, 4 Texas Toast
Served All Day Meals include hush puppies and choice of 3 sides
Catfish (4 pcs)
Catfish (4 pcs) - Spicy
Crispy Chicken Strips (4 pcs)
Fiddler (1)
Shrimp (5 pcs)
Combo 1
2 Fish, 1 Chicken, 2 Shrimp
Combo 2
2 Fish, 1 Chicken, 2 Shrimp - Spicy
Burger Patty with Grilled Onion
Old Coot BBQ
1 Meat, 2 Sides (Brisket, Pork, 2 Ribs, 1 Polish Sausage or 1 Hot)
Served All Day
3 Fish, 1 Side
2 Fish, 1 Chicken, 1 Side
1 Fish, 1 Chicken, 1 Shrimp, 1 Side
Served with choice of one side
Fish Sandwich
Spicy Fish Sandwich
Chicken Sandwich (Fried or Grilled)
Pork Tenderloin
Hamburger (1/4 lb)
Brisket Sandwich (Chopped or Sliced)
Cheeseburger (1/4 lb)
Jumbo Burger (1/2 lb)
Pork Sandwich (Chopped or Sliced)
Jumbo Brisket or Pork Sandwich
Spicy Fried Catfish Salad
Fried Shrimp Salad
Side Salad
Dinner Salad
Chicken Salad (fried or grilled)
Fried Catfish Salad
Served All Day. Our dinners are served family style. We are happy to bring as much as you want, we just ask that you not waste food. If you run out, ask for more and we will be glad to bring it. There is no sharing or to-go’s on the all-you-can-eat dinners. If we observe sharing of the all-you-can-eat meals, an additional meal will be charged. The All-you-Can-Eat Dinners include: Hush Puppies, Choice of Potato, Pinto beans, & Cole Slaw or Side Salad After 4:00 p.m., add Fried Okra. Spicy Fish is available on any of the following meals, add $1. Fried Catfish Filets, Fried Chicken Tenders, Peel and Eat Shrimp, Fried Coconut Shrimp, Hickory Smoked Pork Ribs, 1/2 Smoked Chicken, Breaded Popcorn Shrimp, Fried Shrimp, Fried Catfish Fiddlers, Hickory Smoked Chopped Pork
Per Person14.99
Choice of One
Per Person16.99
Choice of Two
Per Person18.99
Choice of Three
Add 2 Crab Clusters to any Meal
Children's All-You-Can-Eat
Fried catfish and/or chicken tenders $1 per each year old up to 11 years of age
Under 11 Years. hush puppies and 1 side
Hush Puppies and 1 Side Boneless Catfish Filets (2)
Spicy Catfish Filets (2)
Popcorn Shrimp (3oz)
Chicken Tenders (2)
Kiddie Burger (no pups)
Kiddie Cheeseburger(no pups)
Grilled Cheese (no pups)
Kid Rib (2 bones)
Lunch, Dinner
American, Seafood
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
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All reviews catfish hush puppies ribs fries bbq beans cat fish smoked ham cornmeal breading filet pork potatoes sandwich all you can eat senior menu bar b que service was great their specialty
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Reviewed yesterday

It's been awhile since I have eaten there. When I first started eating there, it was excellent, but over the past couple of years is just average. The portions are fine for a quick lunch.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Julie G
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

After years of driving through Lebanon and seeing the signs for Dowds, we finally stopped in. The bbq was delicious, the cat fish was also very good. The portions were large. All-in-all, my only regret was not stopping in sooner. Needless to say, we will...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Echey77
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoy really good smoked BBQ, this place doesn't have that in my opinion. However, their catfish is very good and their tarter sauce is fresh and appears to be homemade. The sides are just that, they are sides and they were fine. I would...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank David D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Saw the sign of this place out on highway 44 and decided to stop by and try it out. It was better than expected. I ordered the whole breaded fried catfish and it was crunchy and tasty. Perfect amount of seasoning. Hubby had catfish sandwich...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank 696jasminew
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good amount of food for the price! Waitress very friendly and helpful. Brought samples! Catfish was good. BBQ chicken was tender. Slaw was a little dry. Potato salad was just okay.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank RosiesFavs
Reviewed 5 December 2018 via mobile

It did not look like it was open because the outside lights were off. The food was warm and would have been very good if served hot.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Debra S
Reviewed 12 November 2018

Stopped in for dinner and had the spicy catfish. It was outstanding! The sides were also very good, as was the service.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank O4725EKbrianb
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

Overall, we enjoyed this stop on our long road trip. The catfish is great! The snow crab was pretty good for the price. The sides are in need of help. Canned green beans, bland potatoes, hard as rock tomatoes, and mushy fried okra. But the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Emily L
Reviewed 27 October 2018

I've eaten here several times in the past. I'm not wild about catfish but theirs is delicious. Other food is good as well.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank dosidodl
Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

Very friendly young waitresses. Food is wholesome. Catfish is fresh. Fries are not good. Cooked in advance and heated over. Atmosphere is rustic and kitschy. Portions are adequate. Near hotels and freeways.

Date of visit: October 2018
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