David's loves catfish
Published 6:12 am Wednesday, August 15, 2007
By By Lisa Tindell – news reporter
A hot plate of catfish with a side order of cheese grits may be just what you need to get a little refreshment on a hot summer afternoon. You might also find refreshment in a plate of locally famous chicken salad complete with fresh fruit and vegetables.
Making local customers happy affects more than just the local community.
Wheeler said the restaurant boasts of using the freshest ingredients when preparing the food they serve at the restaurant.
Wheeler said the staff and management at David's takes pride in the quality of their food and service.
David's Catfish House opened for business in November 2002. Terrence Breckenridge is the restaurant's owner, with Wheeler at the helm as restaurant manager.
Although the restaurant is known throughout the area for its catfish dinners, there is one other dish that could be considered a specialty at the restaurant.
Wheeler said Bertha Brooks, a cook at the restaurant, was good enough to share the recipe for the famous chicken salad for the enjoyment of our readers. The recipe certainly sounds as if it makes a large amount of the salad, so plan a party and enjoy your salad, compliments of Ms. Bertha.
Ms. Bertha's Chicken Salad
10 lbs. boiled chicken
12 boiled eggs
4 cups mayonnaise
3 serving spoons pickle relish
1/3 cup lemon juice
1 tbsp. mustard
Mix all ingredients well. Enjoy.
No matter what your tastes are, the extensive menu at David's is sure to have something for everyone.
David's menu includes catfish prepared in a variety of ways including fried and broiled.
For the seafood fanatic, you can order your catfish plate with any combination of items including shrimp, oysters or get it all on one plate. Other seafood items include fried crab claws as either an appetizer or a dinner. Boiled shrimp is also available on the menu and comes complete with all the trimmings you would expect to get at dinner.
For those appetites that crave something other than seafood, the menu offers many options. Ribeye steaks and hamburger steaks are popular choices for those wanting a hearty meal. For yet another choice, David's has choices including chicken tenders, hamburgers, chicken sandwiches and a variety of salads.
No one can live by fish or meat alone. A little something on the side is always needed to round out any meal. David's offers fresh made coleslaw - which is a popular item, eat-in or take-out - as well as traditional items like French fries and hushpuppies. Baked potatoes are always a good choice, and David's serves them big and fresh.
If you're just looking for something to hold you over until your big meal, the appetizers offered a David's offer a variety you won't find every place you go.
Fried green tomatoes are a favorite along with onion rings - rightly named “rings o'gold” - as well as either a bowl or cup of seafood gumbo. A serving of hot creamy crab dip may whet your whistle for the goodness coming. The dish is full of crabmeat and baby shrimp along with a blend of spices and is served with white corn tortilla chips.
For a completely different take on the appetizer choice, try Popeye's Choice. The specially created appetizer consists of spinach and artichokes in a creamy cheese dip. The dish is topped with shredded Parmesan cheese and served with crisp white corn tortilla chips.
If your mouth is watering for some of these great appetizer, lunch and dinner ideas, there are plenty of opportunities to give David's Catfish House a try.
The restaurant is open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. The restaurant has a drive-through window for easy pick-up of call-in orders. Orders may be placed by calling 867-3555.