Driving down 49 in Florence, MS, you might think it's a little ironic to pass an igloo given the climate of this area. People come from miles around to get the "All You Can Eat" platters of fried catfish at Jerry's Catfish House and never think twice about the crazy shape of their beloved, dome-shaped food heaven. This beautiful Mississippi sunset photo shows Jerry's at his finest.
Upon entering the massive igloo, you find a truly diverse crowd of whisker loving fans. The atmosphere is full of interesting items and the bright yellow walls as well as the local business ads lining the table make you feel right at home. With over 100 seats and two stories, it is amazing to find the restaurant packed and lines out the door every night.
Not many people need to look at the menu and many regulars like to order their catfish "extra crispy". I would love to know how many strips of catfish are consumed on a nightly basis but I'm sure it would be in the thousands. Once, I counted my husband's intake and had to quite counting at fifteen! Don't worry, your all you eat platter also consists of sweet cole slaw, french fries, and hushpuppies. Homemade tartar sauce mixed with ketchup is my dip of choice when enjoying the fresh, goodness of local Simmons Catfish served on their casual, styrofoam china.
Catfish House Culture is unique to this area of the South and something every southerner understands. Jerry's definitely stands out among this genre of eating establishments and is at the top of the list for most catfish aficionados! Make sure to try out this catfish legend.
Jerry's Catfish House
3326 Highway 49 South
Florence, MS 39073
Monday - Closed; Tuesday - Closed; Wednesday - Closed;
Thursday - 5:00 – 9:00 pm; Friday - 4:00 – 9:30 pm; Saturday - 4:00 – 9:30 pm; Sunday - 11:00 am – 8:00 pm