In Wiggins, there's a place where catfish is King. Owners of Tim's Catfish House, Cindy and Tim Sutherlin hope it will keep people coming to their little restaurant in Saucier. It seems being from the South and loving catfish go hand in hand.
Cindy Sutherlin says, "It was originally a catfish house, and we just went ahead and kept it as that because so many people do come, mainly because of the catfish."
They serve much more than just catfish though.
Cindy says, "We have anything from Gumbo...let's see we have steak, shrimp, catfish, chicken. We have a variety of Po-boys."
See, Tim owned a restaurant before, but not a Catfish House.
"He had Hickory Hut on Hewes Avenue. Many years...I think it was about 10 years ago. He's always wanted to get back in the restaurant business, and we've had our chance," Cindy explains.
So, about 6 months ago the Sutherlins embarked on the restaurant journey again, and the demand for catfish has actually surprised Cindy.
"It's just unreal how much people love catfish," Cindy laughs.
The Sutherlins love of cooking made them want to expand their menu, so they did just that.
"We try to make it to where if you don't like one thing, we have something else to put in its place."
The atmosphere is casual and family-friendly.
Cindy says, "You can come in from anywhere from shorts and flip-flops to a suit. We don't have a dress code or anything like that. We want everyone to be comfortable...you know just like goin' to mom's house for dinner. Come on out and give us a try. I mean it's great food. It's a little bit of a ride, but it's worth the hunt."
A new location: Tim's Catfish House is now in Wiggins, right off of Highway 26. Take the Poplarville/Lucedale exit off 49 (which is Highway 26). Go 1/4 of a mile, and take a left on Airport Street. Tim's is open Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday from 11 am to 9 pm and Friday and Saturday 11 am to 10pm. Call 601.528.5600 for more information.