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Texas Journey Magazine...
July/August 2007
"Arguably the state's premier
catfish eatery"
Thursday - Friday - Saturday
5:00PM - 9:00PM
11:00 AM - 3:00PM
Welcome to Brazos River Catfish Cafe!

Brazos Catfish Cafe, 10771 W. Interstate 20, Millsap, Texas 76006
The story tells of foresight and enthusiasm, the product of which the original catfish eating establishment, built and operated in 1940 by a very young man, Dub Sawyer. He provided fresh catfish meals, groceries and gasoline to folks who would journey from Dallas to El Paso along Highway 80, which in 1966 became the present access road when the Interstate was completed. What a venture for a man of just 22 years!
In the late fall of 1966, the Hills closed their doors, fearing loss of business due to the completion of the Interstate, which would reduce local traffic drastically. The building and the grounds then sat unoccupied and deteriorated for thirty years.  
The brawny Brazos River, now reduced by man to a modest current, nevertheless travels over 900 miles from the western border of the Texas panhandle to the Gulf Coast. Time and water both flow, leaving a story, as we focus on our own portion of the river where it junctions with Interstate 20 and the northern access road here in Millsap, Texas.

The fresh catfish was provided locally from the Brazos River by Andrew Smith and Sons. Sadly, after just two years, Dub Sawyer lost his life in a tragic swimming accident to the very river which provided his livelihood. But his industrious spirit lived on when his commercial enterprise was purchased by Cecil and Lois Hill, who had worked for Sawyer. They continued a successful business at that site along with Smith and sons, still supplying the fresh-caught catfish. 


We serve steak and chicken too.
We also have specials for kids.
Call in's are welcomed.
We do take reservations for 6 or more.
Thursday's sure are tasty at Brazos!
Drop in every week and enjoy: 
  • Two - 2 Piece Catfish Dinners
(Choices include: Regular Fried, Memphis, Cajun, Blackened, Lemon Pepper or Grilled!)
  • Two Drinks and One Dessert!
(Dinners include Beans, Choice of Salad or Cole Slaw, and your choice of Potato)

ONLY $19.99 + Tax

*Cannot be combined with any other offer. Certain restrictions apply. Available on Thursday's only folks!
Don't forget to pick up your made to order Brazos Pie! Call us!