Best Catfish Sandwich in Mississippi (2017)


The state of Mississippi leads the country in catfish production – the leading aquaculture industry in the nation – so it's no surprise that this moist, sweet and mild fish makes an appearance between slices of bread across the state. At most Mississippi catfish joints, the fish is battered, fried and served as a po'boy on a hoagie or flaky French bread, but it can also come blacked or grilled, often with cajun seasoning. 

  • Signa's Grille

    Signa's Grille

    The catfish poboy served up at Signa's Grille features Mississippi farm-raised catfish, house-made tartar sauce, sliced tomato, dill pickles and a tangy house slaw, all piled on French bread from Leidenheimer's in New Orleans. Guests can get their fish grilled, fried or blackened.
    Photo courtesy of Blake Belcher Photography

  • Restaurant Tyler

    Restaurant Tyler

    At Restaurant Tyler in Starkville, Mississippi catfish gets dredged in pork rind, fried and topped with dill pickle pesto, fermented cole slaw and sunflower sprouts.
    Photo courtesy of Restaurant Tyler

  • Gino's Hamburgers & Catfish

    Gino's Hamburgers & Catfish

    The catfish used in the catfish sandwiches at Gino's Hamburgers & Catfish is raised locally in Mississippi or Arkansas. Diners can choose from a classic sandwich with one filet of fish or a "Famous" sandwich with two filets.
    Photo courtesy of Thinkstock

  • Abe's Grill

    Abe's Grill

    Abe's Grill, the oldest diner on U.S. Route 72,  serves a 5-ounce pond-raised, breaded catfish filet sandwich-style with lettuce, onion, mayo and ketchup on a hamburger bun. It's a local favorite!
    Photo courtesy of David Sandy / Abe's Grill

  • Saltine


    The catfish poboy from Saltine in Jackson comes overstuffed with Simmons catfish and garnished with creole mayo, lettuce, tomato, onions, pickles and a side of fries or Old Bay chips.
    Photo courtesy of Saltine

  • B.B.'s Poboys & Seafood

    B.B.'s Poboys & Seafood
    Ocean Springs

    At B.B.'S Poboys & Seafood in Ocean Springs, the catfish poboy is made with a Mississippi farm-raised filet, deep-fried and garnished with lettuce, tomato and mayo on French bread. Add-on options include cheese and bacon.
    Photo courtesy of B.B.'s Poboys & Seafood

  • The Crown Restaurant

    The Crown Restaurant

    Many dishes at The Crown Restaurant in Indianola feature catfish, including a hearty poboy made with farm-raised catfish on New Orleans French bread, garnished with lettuce, tomatoes, pickles and The Crown's signature Come-Back Sauce.
    Photo courtesy of The Crown Restaurant

  • Chunky Shoals Fish Camp

    Chunky Shoals Fish Camp

    While Chunky Shoals Fish Camp is most famous for its all-you-can-eat fried catfish, the restaurant also serves catfish in the form of a New Orleans-style poboy with lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles and mayo on New Orleans Gambino bread.
    Photo courtesy of Chunky Shoals Fish Camp

  • Ajax Diner

    Ajax Diner

    The fried catfish po-boy from Ajax Diner in the historic college town of Oxford comes with mayo, pickles and cabbage, but diners can also add bacon or cheddar, pepper jack or pimento cheese for a little extra. The 'wich comes with a side of fries.
    Photo courtesy of Lisa W. Buser

  • Woody's Tupelo Steakhouse

    Woody's Tupelo Steakhouse

    Irvine's Catfish Sandwich from Woody's Tupelo Steakhouse includes Mississippi catfish on an onion roll with remoulade and a side of fries.
    Photo courtesy of Woody's Tupelo Steakhouse / Facebook

10Best and Sandwich America wanted to find the best catfish sandwich in the state, and to do so, 10Best editors joined forces with local Mississippi food writers and The Food Channel to nominate 20 worthy restaurants across the state. For the past four weeks, USA TODAY and 10Best readers have been voting for their favorites.

The top 10 winners in the category Best Catfish Sandwich in Mississippi are as follows:

  1. Signa's Grille - Ridgeland
  2. Restaurant Tyler - Starkville
  3. Gino's Hamburgers & Catfish - Greenville
  4. Abe's Grill - Corinth
  5. Saltine - Jackson
  6. B.B.'s Poboys & Seafood - Ocean Springs
  7. The Crown Restaurant - Indianola
  8. Chunky Shoals Fish Camp - Chunky
  9. Ajax Diner - Oxford
  10. Woody's Tupelo Steakhouse - Tupelo

Congratulations to all these winning restaurants!

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