Father-in-law wasn’t wrong about The Hush Puppy

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This week I tried a place I hadn’t been to before. It’s not new but it was to me. For years my wife and her dad would talk about The Hush Puppy. It’s one of my father-in-law’s favorite restaurants.

My wife would go pick up take out and bring it to her dad for Father’s Day or his birthday. So after hearing about this place for so long I had to give it a try. The Hush Puppy has two locations, one at 1820 N. Nellis Blvd. and the other at 7185 W. Charleston Blvd., which we chose.

The first Hush Puppy was opened in 1975 and because of the success of the first one they opened a second location on the other side of town in 1986.

When you go to The Hush Puppy the first thing you are going to receive after you order your drinks are a basket of Hush Puppies and butter. These little fried corn meal treats are highly addicting when they hit your table all hot and fresh. This is a great way to start your meal off and I absolutely loved them.

You have to try the catfish, as this is what they are known for. They offer their fried catfish as an all you can eat dinner for just $14.95. It is thick fillets fried golden brown served with the salad bar, potato of your choice, and corn on the cob. They also have all you can eat fried shrimp for $14.95. If you can’t decide between the two, no problem. Go with the catfish and shrimp combo, also $14.95.

They also have blackened catfish, which I had on a second visit. This was also very good as the catfish was very flavorful with their Cajun seasonings. This is also served with the salad bar and potato and is $14.95 as well but is not all you can eat. The portion size was more than enough to fill you up, as it was two full fillets. If you prefer, they also serve a blackened tilapia as well.

One of their popular specialties is their Snow Crab Platter. You get 1¾ pounds of snow crab legs along with the salad bar and potato for $20.95. If you want some Southern delicacies you can try their alligator tail or frog legs, which are served both as an appetizer and as an entrée.

If you’re not a big seafood fan they have chicken and steak entrees in addition to their BBQ Ribs. If you go on Wednesday they offer the BBQ Ribs as an all you can eat special.

We were both too stuffed for dessert but on my next visit I have to try the Homemade Georgia Pecan Pie and Sister Rosie’s Sweet Potato Pie. Something tells me we’ll be back soon. They are open from 4:30 to 10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, and 4:30 to 10:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.The place is popular as on both of my trips it was filled up by 5:30 each night.

The wait staff was friendly and attentive. The owner was walking around and stopping at the tables asking how everything was. I always love to see when the owner is involved and interacting with his clients like that. The prices are extremely reasonable and the food is good. I give The Hush Puppy a Rating of 3.75 Forks.

Marco D’Angelo is a Race Horse Owner and Breeder, Professional Sports Handicapper and Bettor. You can find Marco at WagerTalk.com and Twitter: @MarcoInVegas. Email: [email protected]

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