Meet the owners.
After 30 years, we are proud to announce that Ezell’s Catfish in Columbus & Phenix City, is back under Ezell family management. I would like to formally introduce myself as the new president & owner, Clark Ezell, alongside my supportive family; wife, Collier Ezell & sons, Clark & Ham. I am the grandson of Charles Ezell Jr, the founder of the famous Ezell’s Catfish in Lavaca, Alabama that opened over 80 years ago.
My vision & direction along with experience brings a fresh new approach to food & beverage. Ezell's is poised to quickly take the dining experience to another level at while maintaining the same quality, home cooking & southern hospitality that made Ezell’s Catfish a Columbus, GA staple.
Born into the restaurant business, I have experienced every facet of the industry, from washing dishes, cooking, planning menus to hosting, serving & managing. It was at Mary’s Kitchen in Destin that I knew I wanted to own a restaurant. In 2010, I moved to Columbus to open Ezell’s in Phenix City in August of 2011. Recently, I officially took over management & ownership of the Columbus location, following Bryan Christopher who owned & operated the business for over 30 years. The decision was made for the betterment of the Ezell’s Catfish brand.
We are back where we started & better than ever. My family made the move to Columbus to continue the tradition of Ezell’s Catfish. We are still serving the best fried catfish, cole slaw & homemade hush puppies around & we look forward to sharing that with our customers.
With locations in Phenix City, AL & Columbus, GA, Ezell’s Catfish celebrates heirloom, made-from-scratch recipes through supporting local & regional farmers & fisherman by preparing dishes that capture the simple flavors & tastes of the highest quality ingredients available. Ezell’s Catfish only serves domestic farm-raised catfish from Mississippi & Alabama.