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Welcome to Stumpknockers, The Casual, Quaint Restaurant on the beautiful Withlacoochee River with a Southern Touch for your Enjoyment Where Each Meal is Prepared to Order.

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Celebrating 25 Years Because of You

Reminiscing about the past 25 years brings delight to Tim Channell’s face.

"The last two weeks I have been on the floor and have been reconnecting with some of our people," Channell said. "They are telling me about the first time they visited 10, 15, 20, 25 years ago. I had one couple the other night with their kid. He is now 24 years old and I remember when she was pregnant with him and eating catfish. Here he is today, bigger than me."

During September, the quaint southern Florida restaurant under the cypress trees — Stumpknockers on the River — celebrated 25 years of continuous support from the community.

"I just want to say thank you to everyone that’s been coming out for 25 years," Channell said. "We truly appreciate them coming to our restaurant and enjoying it like I do. The people of Citrus, Lake and Marion counties have been great to us. We are actually offering 25 percent off entrees for the month of September to say thank you to our patrons."

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  • Catfish dinner is awesome! The service is fairly quick and friendly. Cool atmosphere and location next to the river. Can eat inside or outdoors. The location is a little drive outside Ocala, but totally worth it if your looking for seafood. We went with a group of 8 people and 6 of us got the catfish dinner. It's cooked perfectly. The tartar sauce is delicious. And generous sides make it a fill-you-up meal! And they serve gator steaks, cooked how you like! Plus much more!H W.
  • Stumpknockers has been a favorite of me and my friends since we discovered it a few years ago. The absolute best dish on the menu is the Fried Mushrooms. One order is plenty for 3-4 people. The seafood is fresh and delicious. Nothing fancy, just good eating at a reasonable price!Shane B.
  • This place rocks! You must have the fried catfish...I'm very picky about my catfish, and you will not find better fried catfish anywhere. Love the fried gator...if it's not overcooked, it is excellent. Very rarely have a problem with it here. Love the river and the big cypress trees. Southern cooking at it's best. YUMMY...feel a trip out there coming on.Kimberly D.
  • Get the all-you-can-eat fried catfish! The first plate that comes out is HUGE and each subsequent plate is two more pieces. We barely got through the second helping. That's something like 14 bucks. Or, if you're not a big eater, the regular platter is probably just as huge, and is 11 bucks. My friend got the stuffed flounder and she loved it.Felix H.