Catfish Charlie going strong after 27 years

Dec 24, 2007 | Posted by: The South Mississippi Sun Herald | Full story: The South Mississippi Sun Herald

“We're already teaching the grandchildren to sweep the floor”

kbergeron@sunherald.com

Catfish Charlie offers a genuine taste of Mississippi with all-you-care-to-eat fried catfish, Gulf shrimp or chicken. Baked sweet potatoes, country fried dill pickles, turnip greens, homemade desserts and friendly service complete the Mississippi picture.

Outside is a requisite catfish pond, though you won't eat the fish from it, and inside there's rustic wood tables, floors and ceilings and loads of vintage curios.

'Wanted: Catfish Charlie. Notorious for serving the world's best catfish,' declare signs and promotions for the 169-seat restaurant that used to be in the country but now sits amid bustling northward expansion. Read more

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Marian T

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Jan 17, 2008
 
It's my favorite. Wont go to the coast without going. The service is top rate. Highly recommend.
Amazed

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Jan 17, 2008
 
Fried Pickles!!!!!!!!!!

“Ave Satanas”

Since: Dec 06

Bratislava, Slovakia

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Jan 17, 2008
 
Stuffed goat kidney with rice an hominy.

~sooo good make ya wanna smack yo momma~
Jackie Slaughter McMahon

Gainesville, TX

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Jun 16, 2008
 
The fried pickles are very good. Everything about the place is wonderful.
Jackie Slaughter McMahon

Gainesville, TX

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Jun 16, 2008
 
Everything about the place is wonderful. The pickles are my favorite.
Gouda Cheese

Long Beach, MS

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Jun 18, 2008
 
mmmmmmm...fried everything....

When I ate there, I walked out with angina and grease seeping from my pores. Disgusting.
Tom

Denton, TX

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Jul 1, 2008
 
Catfish, Chicken, Shrimp, Sweet Potatoes, Fried Okra, Cole Slaw, Homemade Biscuits...it was all DELICIOUS!! Yummy. I plan to return often.
Bear

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Jul 19, 2008
 
Normally I consider this to be one of the dining treats on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. I have been proud to bring friends there for the food and experience and my wife and I enjoy dining there often. But finally, we received a bad meal...kitchen problems led to service problems, barely warm instead of piping hot fish was served and it took several minutes and a chat with one of the owners to get some fresh hot fish delivered. Needless to say, our dining experience was not what we had hoped for. But the worst was the reaction of the owners...their only concern was that we did 'eventually' get the food and that we ate enough. The fact that the 'not-hot" food put a 'chill' on our dining enjoyment didn't concern them. I'd expected some consideration upon paying the bill, but none was given. We were offered additional fish to take home, but having begun the meal with 'not-hot' food, we didn't want to take more home and heat it up later. The owners seem not to realize that they aren't just providing food to eat, but an opportunity to enjoy a meal and dining experience. And in my opinion, when they fail to provide a satisfactory product, they don't deserve full payment. I understand the normal problems that occur in the restaurant business, having been in it myself in the past, but I also understand the basics of customer service, which these owners seem not to get.
happygirl98

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Jan 15, 2011
 
Awesome. Does anybody know how I can get I. Touch with Charlie sinopoli. He is my exboyfriend and I have alway thought about him wondering how his life turned out
Allison

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Jun 18, 2011
 
Oh no wrong one,
Lisa Marie

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Jul 1, 2011
 
happygirl98 wrote:
Awesome. Does anybody know how I can get I. Touch with Charlie sinopoli. He is my exboyfriend and I have alway thought about him wondering how his life turned out
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What r u looking for a number or email. I might be able to help u ok
Allison

Spring, TX

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Jul 1, 2011
 
happygirl98 wrote:
Awesome. Does anybody know how I can get I. Touch with Charlie sinopoli. He is my exboyfriend and I have alway thought about him wondering how his life turned out
What type information do you wish to obtain. I think I can help you just let me know if you were hoping for address or a email address or a phone number.

Thanks and good luck
sam

Moss Point, MS

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Jul 10, 2011
 
Good Food Yes:
Allison

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Jul 23, 2011
 
I think he is married with 2 little boys
Breanne

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Aug 6, 2011
 
Allison wrote:
I think he is married with 2 little boys


Thank you but I still cant contact him
Breanne

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Aug 6, 2011
 
Great thank you . I live in Alabama, so thank you
Amber

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Aug 26, 2011
 
happygirl98 wrote:
Awesome. Does anybody know how I can get I. Touch with Charlie sinopoli. He is my exboyfriend and I have alway thought about him wondering how his life turned out
No he has moved @I think married a girl from miss.
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Sep 12, 2011
 
Thanks for info but i dont need info on him anymore. My husband doesnt want me to contact him and from what i have heard hes doing just fine. Thanks for everyones help. Good Luck and best wishes to him and his family.I AM A HAPPY GIRL AND HAVE HAPPY LIFE.
melissa

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Feb 17, 2012
 
happygirl98 wrote:
Thanks for info but i dont need info on him anymore. My husband doesnt want me to contact him and from what i have heard hes doing just fine. Thanks for everyones help. Good Luck and best wishes to him and his family.I AM A HAPPY GIRL AND HAVE HAPPY LIFE.
Yes he's fine and doing ok. He's a good person and I'm sure he is a wonderful family man
melissa

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Yes he's fine and doing ok. He's a good person and I'm sure he is a wonderful family man
He's so fine I wish he were my man. I have been obsessed with him 14 yrs now. He doesn't know. He's all I want. Please leave my chances alone. I beg u. This is love of my life. Ill get him and make him so happy. I love u charlie. I know u remember me.

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