The City of Spanish Fort, in the beautiful southwest region of Alabama, is located along the eastern shore of picturesque Mobile Bay. Spanish Fort is a warm and welcoming suburb situated just across the water from the thriving metropolis of Mobile. Therefore, Spanish Fort residents have the luxury of enjoying all the amenities of a big city— without feeling crowded or busy.
Spanish Fort is rich with culture and history dating as far back as 1712. Over the years, the area has been home to a trading post, a military fort, and even a battleground. Spanish Fort, as we know it now, was not incorporated until 1993. From then on, the city started to see significant growth. By 2004 Spanish Fort became home to an open-air regional shopping complex that brought many businesses and jobs to the area. Spanish Fort continues to grow and thrive, tripling in population and becoming an economic base of commercial centers. Since then, the city has managed to maintain the small town village concept residents know and love. Spanish Fort was even named one of the “Best Cities for Young Families in Alabama.”
Due to a large amount of growth occurring over the last two decades, Spanish Fort has become a hub for new business and expansion. David’s Catfish has been a popular spot in Spanish Fort for many years. After achieving great success with our first Alabama location in Monroeville, we knew Spanish Fort was one of the areas we wanted to bring our food. In mid-2021, we also opened a location in nearby Daphne to better serve the community and keep up with the demand for our homestyle cooking.
Although the city may be young, the traditions, heritage, and southern charm are unforgettable. Much like the community around us, David’s Catfish holds tight to tradition, and that is why after almost 40 years in the industry, we are still making our food the way we always have. Batters, breading, and mixes are made from scratch daily. Furthermore, we create our coleslaw and salads with the freshest ingredients available. We locally source our shrimp, crab claws, and oysters from Bayou La Batre, Alabama’s Seafood Capital.
We are proud to be serving old friends and new customers in an area that is so abundant in choices for food, shopping, and recreation. We hope you’ll stop by our Spanish Fort location, conveniently located off Highway 31, for a quick lunch, after-dinner meal, or a weekend out with the family.
Spanish Fort is not the only city in Alabama David’s Catfish is lucky enough to call home. You can find us across southwest Alabama and northwest Florida— cooking up homestyle food you know and love. Foods like catfish and cheese grits, which have become an Alabama staple, are included in the 100 Dishes to Eat in Alabama Before You Die by the Alabama Bureau of Tourism and Travel for two consecutive years.