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Dining Guide

The Catch

Though Tyler is awash in restaurants (mostly Tex-Mex and burger joints), it is sorely lacking in the seafood arena, so we couldn’t resist the fury of Facebook chatter about this new medical district spot. The warm and genuine welcome at the door was heartening on a cold Monday. You order at the counter and seat yourself, and the menu offers a nice mix of fried and grilled entrées and an impressive array of salads. We had heard tell that the shrimp, crawfish, and sausage gumbo was “over the top yummy,” so we were forced to indulge and were indeed wowed. The shrimp and grits was delightful, the grits creamy, buttery, and cheesy and the shrimp seasoned with a little Cajun spice. Hands down, though, our favorite “catch” here is the oyster poor boy. Even more promising, the fish is flown in fresh three times a week, and the blue-and-white-checked tablecloths and country music playing overhead only add to the ambience. In a community-oriented gesture, the owners have partnered with a local high school to involve entrepreneurial and foodie-inclined students in everything from recipe development to service.

City: Tyler


Drinks: Beer & margaritas

Price: $$

Rating: ★★

Address: 1714 S. Beckham Ave., Tyler, TX, 75701

Hours: L & D 7 days.

Phone: 903-596-8226

Last updated: February 4, 2016