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Apr 4, 2014 12:47 AM

Fried Catfish

About 10 years ago, I had the best fried catfish I have ever tasted. It was a small, shabby looking restaurant in Fort Worth. I beileve it was a red/white building near Texas Wesleyan University. Does anyone remember or know of a place that fits this description? I would love to visit soon if I can figure out what it was called and if it is still open. Thanks!

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  1. Had the Friday special fried catfish at The Slow Bone today. Absolutely, the very best fried catfish I've ever had, anywhere! The only drawback is, they're doing it Fridays lunch only.
    But Jack told me he's planning to be open for dinner on Fridays starting soon. Including the catfish, they'll be serving chicken fried steak, pork chops, and other Texas comfort foods.

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    1. re: twinwillow

      Is the catfish at Slow Bone corn meal battered? That ruins my meal when the catfish gets delivered and it isn't cornmeal.

      1. re: down73

        No batter! They're dusted in seasoned cornmeal as they should be.

        Check out a new picture of their catfish fillets at the top of their current Facebook page.....

        1. re: twinwillow

          Good answer. Granted, its damn near impossible for me to eat anything other than bbq if there is a smoker within range of my big ass nose.

    2. Could it have been Zekes?

      I haven't had their catfish, but I have heard some people love it.

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      1. re: vstock

        17.25 for a 4 piece with pups and fries? They are certainly proud of their catfish.

        1. re: down73

          At Slow Bone ~ 3 pieces, 2 sides, 2 golf ball sized house made hushpuppies ~ $13.99.

          1. re: twinwillow

            Well, that's a no brainer. A better deal and I can get some of that brisket to go.

      2. Yes! Zekes is the place. Thank you so much! Not sure if it will be anything like I remember, but it's worth a try. Thanks again.

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          1. re: Kdenman

            Wow ... nowhere near Texas Wesleyan! I usually get the fried shrimp ... will have to try the catfish.

          2. Yea it was 10 years ago and I wasn't driving. So I was guessing on the near Texas Wesleyan.

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            1. re: Kdenman

              I was sure I had no idea what you were talking about, and I've been to Zeke's many times ;) Over in Poly (Wesleyan neighborhood), there are mom & pop soul food places, including a fantastic diner that probably serves fried catfish at least on occasion.

              Zeke's doesn't do much but fry, even the vast majority of the vegetables are fried, but that has clearly been enough. What I find quite memorable about it is the inlaid red and green linoleum "Zeke's" as you walk in. That and the very interesting drive-through, where you'll be asked to circle around if someone's behind you--it has some of the worst paving in the city.