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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Podna's Catfish & Po' Boys

1264 Austin Hwy. (N. Vandiver Rd.) Send to Phone
Catfish is the hook but po’ boys dominate the menu at this unpretentious Cajun-Creole joint.

Lunch & Dinner Mon.-Sat.

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Podna's Catfish & Po' Boys Restaurant Review

: A different chef seems to be making waves at this unassuming joint on an equally unremarkable stretch of Austin Highway. The lowly catfish had already ascended to cult-classic status here: have it fried, have it blackened, have it broiled, but have it. We also recommend the red beans and rice, mostly making up for po’ boys that could use a handout. Breads are brought in from New Orleans, and the olive salad that goes on the muffalettas should probably be sourced there as well. Hushpuppies, however, are howl-at-the-moon good, and a salad with blackened chicken, along with daily specials such as meatloaf and pot roast, provides an alternative to things fried. Peach cobbler transcends its foam-cup container; a leaden bread pudding does not. But fried oysters are feather-light and tip the balance in the house’s favor as does gumbo that evokes the bayou. A drive-in window is also available.


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