I always have to have at least one meal of catfish when in Denison, Texas.
It was back to Huck’s on this trip. You can’t lose with a winner. I asked before choosing because in the past I also liked Windy’s Catfish in Bryan, Oklahoma, not far from Denison. Seems that Windy’s changed ownership and has gone downhill ever since. I wasn’t going to question that opinion.
Huck’s is right off I75 in Denison, Texas. http://www.huckscatfish.com/
Texas is displayed proudly at the register.
It seems that Huck’s is so good that there is a wait to be seated. There is a large dining area and it was full with happy diners. I was told people even drive up from Fort Worth for Huck’s farm raised catfish.
Huck’s has things other than catfish, but that’s what it’s known for.
Our drinks were ordered (I had Big Red and left most of the overly sweet drink) and the tomato relish and raw onion accompaniments were brought to our table. I was not impressed with the presentation.
Drinks had free refills, but who needed more when the glasses were so large?
I’m guessing again that these covered plastic containers were a size limiting, time saving device. There were three of us there for dinner and there were three containers. I don’t think they belong on a table in a sit down restaurant. This is where I’d like a little bowl. What was in those little containers was delicious. Looked around the grocery stores and you can’t buy tomato relish. Anyone want to start a new business?
The scattering of raw onion was also strange. I’m used to neat, slices of onions being served on a plate.
Catfish isn’t the only thing that Huck’s offers. They serve other seafood items and chicken fried steak.
This time I added one stuffed crab to my catfish order.
The dinners came with 2 sides and 2 hush puppies. I had a dinner salad that I didn’t eat. I like chopped salads, but theirs was shredded. Shredded lettuce wilts immediately when dressing is applied.
The black-eyed peas were good but heavy on the bacon.
Again, tiny plastic containers of cocktail sauce and tarter sauce.
The catfish was lightly coated and mild tasting. It was excellent. I’ve had catfish in the past that had a dirty taste which I called muddy. Not a hint of that here.
The stuffed crab was tasty, but a bit over cooked. More filler than crab.
Huck’s was my last meal in Texas and a wonderful way to end our stay.
Time to hit the road home.
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