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May 25, 2008 02:52 PM

Catfish in Savannah, TN


We'll be in Savannah, TN during July and want to eat some good fried catfish or some good down home cookin. Can anyone suggest a place to eat while we're there? If not in Savannah may a place between Huntsville, Al, and Shiloh National Military Park. We'll be traveling in a huge triangle.
Mrs. Sippi (Davwud's better half)

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  1. Don't know about catfish but there is a little place with great food called Savannah Hickory Pit BBQ with really delicious pork BBQ, hushpuppies etc and great desserts. We always tried to stop by when traveling through.

    1. Don't miss Hagy's Catfish Hotel at Shiloh. It's been there almost forever, and has great fried catfish, hushpuppies, and coleslaw. Their coleslaw is unusual, in that it's served without dressing and you add whatever you want at the table. I always opt for their neon-orange coleslaw dressing, but DH prefers the blue cheese. They also have great country ham with biscuits and red eye gravy.

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      1. re: SallyW

        Now that's what we're looking for.


        1. re: Davwud

          I forgot to mention that the original building burned down 20 or 30 years ago, but the food didn't change. I also didn't mention that you'll have a view of the river, and might see a barge go past. That still thrills me. I'm a dork.
          Edited to add the url for the Catfish Hotel:

          1. re: SallyW

            Mrs. Sippi used to live on the river in Memphis and would sit out and wait for riverboats to go by so she could listen to the calliope.
            We've seen plenty of barges in our day. Especially her growing up near the mighty Mississip.


        2. Hagy's Catfish Hotel is excellent. For something a little different, though, try Pickwick Catfish Farm. They have great fried catfish, but they also have smoked catfish. I'd never had it anywhere else, but it's a true thing of beauty.