Shaw’s Fish House

1530 Hwy 53
Perkinston, 39573
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Under normal circumstances Shaw's would warrant a four star review. What makes it a five star place is all of the memories I have from my frequent trips here during the summers of my youth. For years I spent the summers up the road from this restaurant at the New Orleans Area Council's Boy Scout camp. On weekends we would load up the other counselors and head to Shaw's. Some of my fondest memories involved their catfish and the beautiful redneck waitresses who would not give us the time of day. Recently I went back to the camp for a visit and was lucky enough to return to Shaw's for dinner. Despite many years having passed since my last visit, I was pleasantly surprised to find that not much had changed since then. Shaw's is a very simple place. They are only open Thurs-Sat and there aren't too many items to choose from on the menu. In fact, all you need to decide is if you want your catfish filleted or whole. This is an all you can eat joint. Once you've chosen the type of catfish you want, your order is delivered with baskets of hush puppies, French fries, coleslaw and catfish. As you finish one basket, let the waitress know and she will bring out as much as you want. I have seen tables with 10 empty baskets so it must truly be all you can eat. All of the food is very good, but the catfish is some of the best I have ever had. I imagine part of that is due to the freshness since they buy from one of the fish farms located up the road. If you are in the area, or if you're willing to drive for great fried catfish, I highly recommend you check out Shaw's.
On a whim it was decided...we wanted fried catfish and were looking for an adventure as well. Shaw's, here we come. First of all, it's located in the middle of nowhere if you're coming from Nola or the Northshore. Be prepared to drive down some long, winding (creepy) roads. But part of the adventure is getting there, right? Keep going. It's worth the drive. Just when you think you're about to fall off of the face of the earth Shaw's appears. Whew. But wait. The parking lot is way full. Let's go in anyway. We came all this way, after all. Inside it is slammed. "Oh no," I think. This is going to turn out to be a big fail. It was not. We were seated rather quickly considering the volume of people here. Our waitress was prompt taking our order and had that sweet southern drawl that I love. She brought out a big ass bowl of coleslaw and our drinks while we waited on the reason we'd come all this way...the fried catfish. Here's what you can look forward to at Shaw's: -Excellent food and service (that catfish was to die for) -Excellent people watching. Trust me. -All you can eat catfish/fries/hush puppies. -Laid back, casual atmosphere (my personal favorite) -Affordable I'm already craving that catfish again.
Shaw's is the kind of place you gotta listen to the locals to find. You could drive right past it and never even know it was there. Too bad if you do, though...because if you're in the area on a Thursday, Friday or Saturday night and you don't stop in...you're gonna miss out on some of the best fried catfish that the Coast has to offer! If you leave hungry from Shaw's...it's your own fault because they're going to feed you more than you can eat! It's on the right (north side) of Hwy 53 before (just west of) the intersection of Hwy 603. It's about 18 miles or so west of Hwy 49 in Gulfport.

(228) 255-7664

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Peterson’s Quick Stop

30285 Highway 603
Perkinston, 39573
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