Tuscaloosa Gems: Catfish Heaven
Let me tell you about the most underrated fish and soul food spot here in town - located at 2502 21st Street - Catfish Heaven is Tuscaloosa's 'back alley' fish joint that serves up mouth watering dishes with a ton of southern flair and attitude. They do the little things right, like the cut-to-order fries made on the spot, mama style made hush puppies and traditional slaw like auntie makes it.
Catfish, trout, hot wings and stellar combos will give you a reason to come back, also they beauty of the establishment is that they cater for parties, get together and more.
On March 23rd 1993, three young men came together to create their dream, a restaurant, at 2502 21st street in Tuscaloosa, located in the Historic West End only a few minutes from the University of Alabama. The restaurant's primary focus and only items were whitening fish, catfish fillets and catfish nuggets and the restaurant was respectively named Catfish Heaven. The business wasn't an immediate success and it began to concern the three partners. In 1995, Marvin Hambright, one of the investors, sold his interest back to brothers Andrew and Wayne Robertson. That very same year the two brothers came together and decided to broaden the menu items by adding hot wings. The new menu item was an instant success! In the years to follow, Catfish Heaven perfected all seasonings and over ten amazing wing flavors. Over 25 years later the two brothers still own and operate the dream they set to bring to realization. They remain to work diligently, along with their families, to ensure the same tradition continues for generations to come.
If you need a local joint with great entrees and flavors, you cannot go wrong with Catfish Heaven.