Hagy's Catfish Hotel Restaurant

For a memorable and historical dining experience, make a trip to Hagy's Catfish Hotel Restaurant. It's just 16 miles away from the Green Acres RV Park on the banks of the Tennessee River. You'll enjoy a delicious southern meal and a whole lot of cultural charm.

History and Information

Restaurants rarely have a history quite like Hagy's. In 1825, a couple began to build a farm from the bottom land. Over the next years, they raised a family there and built a shack next to the river where they stored items to ship down the river. 

In the depression age of the 1930s, the shack became known as the "Catfish Hotel" when the Hagy family frequently entertained guests for cookouts where they served catfish, hush puppies and drinks. 

After a fire decimated the original shack, the owners rebuilt a new building that they opened as the Catfish Hotel in 1975. A descendant of the Hagy family still operates and owns it to bring you the finest southern fried food in the area. 

Menu Items 

The menu at Hagy's is a delicious journey into all things southern and fried. You will love trying dishes like hotel fish tacos and cajun catfish. Hagy's is famous for their Southern Fried Catfish for only $15.95. If you are looking for a more traditional dish, you can choose from classic dishes such as steak, ribs or burgers.

Guests have raved about the perfectly seasoned and slow cooked southern style pot roast. 

Finish off your meal with one of Hagy's decadent desserts like lemon rub, banana cream or caramel pie. 

Fun Facts 

Hagy's has so much history that we wanted to highlight a few fun facts for you.

-During the Civil War, that shack even housed Union soldiers who were fighting at the Battle of Shiloh. 

-Hagy's is well-known for their unique southern dishes including bread and deep fried frog legs. 

For reservations and information about Hagy's, contact them at (731) 689-3327. Hagy's Catfish Hotel Restaurant is open Tuesday through Sunday from 11am to 8pm. They are closed Mondays. 


Oh, man, was this a lucky find! Friendly people, great service, pleasant atmosphere, reasonable prices and TASTY food. My wife and I had fried catfish but our daughter had broiled and it was really good, too. The hush puppies are some of the best I've ever had. Off the beaten track, but very close to the Shiloh National Battlefield, and if you spend the afternoon there, it'll be worth your time to find this place.
William P - Google
This restaurant is on the Tennessee River with a fantastic view. The catfish is worth the wait, when I go to Corinth, Mississippi to visit my friends we always make a dinner date at least one night. If you want something other than fish there is a big selection. You owe it to yourself to make an effort to visit at least one. HAPPY EATING!!!
Penny S- Google
EVERYTHING was delicious!!! Set back in the middle of nowhere the river view is gorgeous. We had the spinach dip to start and it was amazing! Everyone enjoyed their entrees and the employees were super friendly! I can't wait to go back again and again!!
Stephanie R-Google
While visiting the area on October 3rd I stopped by right as they opened which was fortuitous considering within an hour the parking lot was full. I fully understand the appeal as I was seated promptly and with great courtesy. My waitress was attentive and friendly and the food was stupendous!! I can't think of a single thing that wasn't perfect from start to finish including the prices. Do yourself a favor and don't miss stopping by anytime you are close to the area.
Steven P-Google
Best whole fried catfish in Tennessee, maybe in the whole South. Sits right on the river and borders Shiloh National Park. Sit at your table and eat catfish while you look out at the river. Family owned and local.
Angel C-Google