The fry-masters at The Original Snappy Catfish assemble hearty dinner packages centered on the tasty golden-fried fish. Catfish baskets brim with 10 crispy pieces, which can be comfortably divvied up among four or five eaters, or stowed in safe-deposit boxes when no one's looking. Diners tear taste buds away from entrees to devour sides inspired by the Deep South, such as fried okra, corn fritters, and hush puppies. Two-liter sodas sweeten up feasts enjoyed at the eatery or dished out around home dinner tables.
The aroma of catfish filets frying in the kitchen wafts through Catfish Sam's and unites with the scents of hand-breaded-shrimp appetizers and charbroiled rib-eye steaks. Each table comes dressed with complimentary sides, including no-fat pinto beans, coleslaw, housemade yeast rolls, hush puppies, and green-tomato relish.