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The Fish Fry

3600 NE Loop 286, Paris, TX 75460-5028
+1 903-785-6144
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good25%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“fish fry” (18 reviews)
“catfish” (41 reviews)
“cole slaw” (9 reviews)
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American, Seafood
££ - £££
3600 NE Loop 286, Paris, TX 75460-5028
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Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

I had heard great things about The Fish Fry. Unfortunately, the catfish wasn't the best thing on the table. It was so salty that I couldn't eat it without tartar sauce or ketchup. The hush puppies were clearly not homemade and were mediocre. The cole...More

Thank liblib62
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Catfish was excellent! My first time eating Catfish....loved it! Another first were the hushpuppies...also very good. Service was good. Not a very fancy place but clean and pleasant.

Thank 1Bubbles2
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

This place looks like a trip back into the 70s on the inside. Not knocking this other than a few things around the decor could be touched up. My wife and I had catfish, fried oysters, and fried shrimp. The starter salads were average with...More

1  Thank jdkrup77
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Came here on a week night while in town for work, on a coworker's recommendation. There are all these small rooms with a few tables in each, which gives it a homey feel. Not an extensive menu, but what they have is well prepared and...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 10 April 2017

The Fish Fry is almost an icon for fried catfish, hush puppies and coleslaw in Texas. However, I had the opportunity to try their steak and it will rival any steak house I have ever eaten at and if you knew me you would know...More

Thank funforthefamily2016
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

The owner is awesome and can be seen checking on patrons! Fish is hot and waitresses are very attentive! Food is great! Never disappointed!

Thank suehays
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Very limited menu. The fried catfish and slaw were both good and my friends seemed to enjoy their steak. The fried shrimp wasn't good at all. They are butterflied and pounded flat. The hush puppies aren't hush puppies at all. They are basically fried cylinders...More

Thank MarthaFromAlabama
Reviewed 10 March 2017

We used to go here many years ago for a family get together. The same family still owns it! The catfish is nice and hot and crispy...great if you don't get it up north! It's family style sides. Steaks are always great too!

Thank landinozBuffalo
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

I am sure the other entrees are good but the " All You Can Eat Catfish" is too tempting to try anything else. Great cole slaw (and I don't like cole slaw) and the hush puppies are good and the tartar sauce is terrific and...More

Thank octoberhart
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We have eaten at the Fish Fry since we moved to Paris in 1990. It's an old-style, classic restaurant. The fried catfish is second to none - the standard we judge all catfish by. The steaks are excellent, and we enjoy them every time we...More

Thank Frances R
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3600 NE Loop 286, Paris, TX 75460-5028
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Paris
  • Phone Number: +1 903-785-6144
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