AUNT CATFISH'S ON THE RIVER


4009 Halifax Drive
Port Orange, Florida 32127
Tel: 386-767-4768

September 20, 2020

Aunt Catfish's, Port OrangeAunt Catfish's, Port Orange

This charming southern style restaurant is at the mainland foot of the bridge that crosses the Halifax River to the South Daytona Beach area.

It has wonderful river views from both inside and outside seating area. I have only eaten there during their famous Sunday buffets, and have never been disappointed in anything I've eaten at Aunt Catfish's.

The Sunday buffet is very popular and there is usually a wait of a few minutes before you will be seated. It's a big place, however, and I've never had to wait very long.

The waiting area has a bar in case you want to sip a brew or cocktail while waiting for your table. When the weather permits, I like to sit outside. In the colder winter months the outside seating is warmed up by overhead infrared heat lamps and is very comfortable.

Aunt Catfish's, Port OrangeAunt Catfish's, Port Orange

Aunt Catfish's has a full liquor bar, and I enjoy their Bloody Mary as a buffet appetizer. It is served in a Mason jar and is just the right amount of spicy.

The buffet is a self serve operation located inside the main dining room. You can go through the buffet line as often as you like, and in my case I like to go through it a lot.

An exception to the self serve rule is a carver at the end of the line who will slice you a nice piece of ham, roast beef or juicy white turkey, and another fellow who will make you an omelette to order.

Some of the items I recall from memory (I'm getting hungry) are scrambled eggs, bacon, biscuits, complete tossed salad makings, catfish fingers and catfish fillets, corned beef hash, hush puppies, pastries, fruit including melon and strawberries and a dozen other things I can't remember.

Aunt Catfish's, Port OrangeAunt Catfish's, Port Orange

There is also a dessert bar with pies and cakes and other sundries. For the truly decadent there is one of those chocolate fountains where you can dip your fruit or marshmellows and leave the place with a truly guilty conscience.

Their menu for the rest of the week is extensive and has many more items than the Sunday brunch buffet. They even have lighter menus for the lunch crowd.

Aunt Catfish's is open seven days a week for lunch through dinner. The Sunday buffet runs from 900am to 200pm and then the menu converts back to their standard fare.



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