We specialize in one main thing, Fried Fish

These people are hooked on our fish

Owners handing out food

About Down South Fried Fish Co.

At Down South, we love great fried fish and we love it even more when our friends and family get to enjoy it as much as we do. Simply stated, we have a passion to cook one thing and do it incredibly well. Our fried catfish is hands down the best in the Midwest. We have an original homemade blend of batter that ensures great flavor in every bite. We serve our fish with catchup and tarter sauce, but quite frankly, most people like eating it just as it is! Oh yes, and our waffle fries are seasoned with a proprietary blend of spices that will knock your socks off!

Where to Find Us

~ Clever ~

4 way stop Eaton's Fireworks

11 AM - 6:30 PM

~ Sparta ~


11 AM - 6:30 PM

~ Ozark ~

Family Center Farm & Home

4:30 PM - 7 PM

~ Ava ~

Dollar General

11 AM - 6:30 PM

How We Got Started

Like so many, the Covid 19 pandemic season hit us hard in many ways.  As a pastor for 30 plus years, we found ourselves in the middle of an unexpected career shift.  Not knowing where to go, the Lord led us to an idea that we had shelved in our minds as a possible venture in retirement.  That idea was to run our own fried fish truck.  Being an avid fisherman who grew up in Louisiana and Texas, fried fish was just a way of life.  For us the fish fry wasn’t just a meal, it was an event for family and friends!  The more the merrier. 

Being from the south, we learned that good fried fish had to be flavorful, or it shouldn’t be served.  You can fry just about anything and it will probably taste ok, but when you fry with flavors and flare from the south, you take it to the NEXT LEVEL!

Over the years of serving fried fish to literally thousands of people at church and in our home, we landed on an original homemade batter that is sure to please the pickiest of eaters.  Our recipe has converted many, many people who were self-proclaimed “fish haters” into “fish lovers.”  Most fried fish is not necessarily distinctive in taste or it has a fishy taste and ketchup or tarter sauce are needed to enjoy.   Not ours! 

We pride ourselves in offering the best catfish around and you will probably agree that no dipping is needed!

Come see us at Down South and find out for yourself!

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