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Jul 24, 2011 05:40 PM

Whole Fried Catfish - Coastal SC

Visiting Myrtle Beach and Charleston in September. Any place that has fried catfish with bone in? Filets just don't have the same flavor. Good place for BIG sea scallops?? How about fresh shrimp??

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  1. I will be following this thread as I would love to know.

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    1. re: JB BANNISTER

      I know that Prossers has had catfish on the buffet in the past.I really can't remember if bone in or not.I do remember it was good!Just about the only beffet to be trusted in the area.

    2. I get shrimp from the dock at Shem Creek in Mt Pleasant. They are also sold at the Mt Pleasant Farmer's Market on Tuesday evenings at Moultrie Middle School.

      Atlanticville has a very tasty scallop dish. I just had it Friday night.

      I know that Glass Onion (in West Ashley) has catfish sometimes, but I've never had it. It's a great place to eat.

      Atlanticville Restaurant
      2063 Middle Street, Sullivan's Island, SC 29482

      Glass Onion
      1219 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC 29407

      1. No luck yet??? Maybe no one serves bone-in fish anymore. I had them 10 years ago in Linville Falls, NC and at Vic's Restaurant outside Fort Rucker, AL. Maybe it's not a shore thing. HELP!! Got to have them again.

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        1. re: woodsylady

          I can't remember the last time I saw catfish on a menu around here. We get fresh grouper, triggerfish, wahoo, and wreckfish, so I usually stick with one of those. Catfish are freshwater bottom feeders.

        2. Just got off the phone with Luvans South Fish Camp. Conway, SC. They have fried bone-in catfish. They might be bottom feeders but they have the sweetest whitest meat you ever ate. Don't knock them if you haven't tried it. Crabs eat off the bottom too but they are great also.

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          1. re: woodsylady

            Oh, I'm not knocking them. I love them. I grew up eating catfish. I'm just saying the salt marshes and the ocean have different fish.

            1. re: Sue in Mt P

              Bell's Marina in Eutawville use to have them when I was younger. Where I was raised in Holly Hill fillets were ONLY used for catfish stew.