Unlike the lumbering blobfish and too-friendly dogfish, the catfish has always been a difficult catch due to its lightning-fast reflexes and ability to see ghosts. Savor an elusively delicious meal with today’s tasty Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of southern cooking at Uncle Bud’s Catfish Shack in Nolensville.
Whipping up delectable eats from its rustically decorated, trinket-stuffed confines since 1980, Uncle Bud’s placates voracious hungers with a menu of Deep South delights, each served with a heaping side of southern hospitality and an even heaping-er smorgasbord of mouthwatering sides such as white beans, fries, coleslaw, pickles ‘n’ onions, and a choice of hushpuppies or garlic bread. Try a two-fillet ($9) or three-fillet ($11) plate of catfish that’s been grain-fed and pond-raised—just like delicious free-range Aquamen—before washing it down to the bottom of the stomach sea with Uncle Bud’s famous sweet tea by the gallon ($4). Otherwise, inhale your daily recommended dosage of bivalve with the fried oysters ($14), storm-proof your innards with Looziana hurricane tenders in a special Cajun sauce ($9), or enjoy a po’ boy sandwich such as the Calabash shrimp (12” $11, 6” $7) the way it was meant to be enjoyed—while riding horseback atop a whale on the high seas. When you are finished, signal an end to the meal by politely burying your head inside one of Uncle Bud’s famous fried pies ($2).
Doused in a palate-percolating mélange of spices and served with simple sides, southern fare has recently enjoyed a revival on par with the fishsicle and seal-fat soufflé dishes prepared by the trendiest North Pole chefs. See what all the fuss is about at Uncle Bud’s Catfish Shack with today’s flavor-boosting Groupon.
Uncle Bud's Catfish Shack
Since its first restaurant—literally a small, converted shack—opened in 1980, Uncle Bud's has filled its menu of Southern-style eats with golden-brown morsels of fried catfish, chicken, and shrimp. Succulent strips of chicken are breaded by hand before plunging into the deep fryer, and everything from catfish fillets and frog legs to wild-gator tails pile onto dishes such as the Bayou platter. The scent of fried po’ boys fills the dining area, which is decorated with license plates and vintage camping supplies, where patrons can happily slake their hunger or pack up carryout containers with family-size helpings large enough to feed an entire terracotta army.
7215 Nolensville Rd.
Nolensville, Tennessee 37135Get Directions