Uncle Bud's Catfish (Murfreesboro) Coupons and Deals
Scout Notes: For years, childhood friends Jay Smith and Craig Dever talked about going into business together. What held them back? They had no clue what they wanted that business to be. Until one day it hit them—catfish. Yes, catfish. Well, Uncle Bud’s Catfish, specifically. When the charming little catfish house opened in 1980, it was an instant hit among Nashvillians. But over the years, as the original owners pursued other endeavors, locations came and went until Uncle Bud’s famous catfish wasn’t being served anywhere. It was a sad, catfish-less time until 2009, when Craig and Jay put an end to the suffering by opening up Uncle Bud’s Catfish Shack. It’s the same food you originally fell in love with, but boasts a slightly different service model, allowing Uncle Bud’s to get your meal to you faster (important stuff when you’re in the middle of a serious fried food craving) and lower price points. We’re usually of the opinion that if you’re going to a restaurant with a specific food in the name, like catfish, you should order the house specialty (we feel some weird guilt if we don’t). And though the catfish is one of our favorite Uncle Bud’s dishes (we usually go with the hand-breaded and fried Catfish and Calabash Shrimp Combo), the rest of the menu will make the ol’ taste buds just as happy. Oh, and adventurous eaters, rejoice, because in addition to catfish, chicken tenders, shrimp and the largest hushpuppies you’ve ever seen in your entire life, Uncle Bud’s also serves fried frog legs, alligator tail and chicken livers. Menu Highlights: Catfish and Chicken Combo, $12 Catfish and Calabash Shrimp Combo, $13 Extraordinary Chicken Tenders, $9 Grilled Cajun Shrimp Skewers, $11 Frog Legs, $12 Grilled Chicken Breast Salad, $11 Hours: Daily, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.