Catfish Dewey's
Catfish Dewey's

Catfish Dewey's

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.catfishdeweys.com/
  • Phone: 9545665333
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Daily: 11:30AM - 4:00PM
    Dinner: Daily: 4:00PM - 10:00PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Cajun
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Seating for groups of 20 to 30 available in private room.
  • Private Party Contact: Dewey 9545665333

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 1/2 mile north of Oakland Pk. Blvd.
  • Public Transit: There is a bus stop 100 feet to the south of Catfish Deweys.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: In addition to parking on our own property additional parking is available as directed by the parking lot director stationed on the south side of our building. He also can provide umbrellas in rainy weather for your use.
A word from Catfish Dewey's
We are a full-service family owned and operated restaurant established in 1984. We are dedicated to offering the finest seafood available for the best value. Our specialty is farm raised catfish, but our menu is quite diverse. We have a variety of all-you-can-eat specials like shrimp, stone crab, ribs as well as generous traditional portion meals.
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Catfish Dewey's reviews from OpenTable diners
16 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.5
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (9)kid-friendly (6)good for groups (5)fit for foodies (4)great for lunch (4)hot spot (4)romantic (2)special occasion (2)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Food and service were good but the restaurant and bathroom needs renovating
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great seafood
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    We always enjoy going to Catfish Dewey's and now that you can make reservations on Open Table, we like it even more. Thanks.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rustic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    No Wait, easy parking. Food Good. My problems were service and ambiance. Mabe its just me, but I detected a musty odor. Lots of exposed wires on the walls. I felt ignored by waitress, but must admit she had her hands full with a demanding customer at the next table. She also screamed a loud NO! to one of the helpers setting up a table. Would return or recommend if I wanted fried catfish.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 2 days in a row
    DJFM
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Well, I was so pleased on the previous night when I dined alone, I returned for my birthday with 6 additional very special people. I used Opentable again but could longer reserve for 6. The instructions told if more is needed, to call the restaurant directly, I did. I was greated by a very pleasant man who know my name and added the additional guest without issue. He told me that my lady, Delores was on duty again tonight, of course I was happy, happy, happy. She is the BEST! My hubby and I arrived 1st and was seated promptly moments later the remainder of our party arrived. We ALL enjoyed our food selections, we were pleasantly surprised with the Seafood Gumbo ... LICK YOUR FINGER GOOD! Yes, we all will return!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent experience
    DJFM
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    I decided to dine alone so I reserved via Opentable for 8:00, arrived early and seated immediately ... bit shocked because it was crowded. My waitress was STELLAR - Delores SUPERB!!! Once I told her that it was my first time as result of colleagues, Delores made my visit remarkable. The food delicious and plentiful ... steamed and fried shrimp, catfish, hush puppies, cole slaw, potato ... all wonderful!!! I enjoyed myself immensely. Will recommend and return!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was great
    JasonpilVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Always try and go to Deweys while in South Florida. Always get the all you can eat crawfish and they were great as usual.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great seafood
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Catfish Dewey's has great seafood and hush puppies.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always delicious
    foodfriendly
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    The food is always consistent and excellent. A great selection of seafood and plentiful servings.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Back again for Seafood!
    eatoutking
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    I am always coming back for the seafood. The Early Bird Specials are great. I had fried oyster and my wife had the Mahi. The food is good and I like the relaxed atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, Always!
    mickonrunVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We go here all the time because the food and service is always great. Must use Open Table reservation because the place is always packed. They seem to turn tables quickly because the service is so attentive.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 6 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 95 reviews are from the Catfish Dewey's reviews archive.
  • Crab legs lobster steak. GREAT
    Tiffany
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    I arrived for my reservation early. .. all others had to wait. I was seated immediately and the hostess knew it was my first time because of the info I put on open table. The servers were very friendly. The food was hot ahs Tay. Can't wait to choke back!
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Din4ResFine
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    You can't get better car fish anywhere in the USA and you can get al you can eat. Those who don't like cat fish have other reasonable entries.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good southern comfort food
    yuhnah
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    Great place if you want to stuff your face with crayfish or crab. They have different all you can eat on certain days at a great price. Service was wonderful, full attention from the host to the waitstaff.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Seafood
    mickonrunVIP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    The best southern seafood around. Everything is so good. Very good desserts as well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very good seafood
    upsgator
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    We went for the early bird special. The four of us all enjoyed the entries. Average portions for price and tasty. The place as busy and a bit noisy. Parking was a problem, there isn't enough. We parked accross the street in an abandoned gas station.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not another yuppie experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    Very accommodating servers. Excellent, fresh seafood. Fried shrimp are plump and lightly battered, snow crab legs are "other-worldly delicious" and a wee bit pricey for this place at $32.99 (all u can eat), and the sides, from grits to collard greens to rice are all good! Baskets of fresh baked hushpuppies are set down upon arrival. Go before 6:00 for the early bird - very big portions! A real old Florida experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mediocre seafood with no view
    SmmphdVIP
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    This is the kind of food that you expect in a prime location with a great view in a tourist spot--ridiculously large menu, all of it mediocre at best. Soggy french fries, lots of fried food. A place with line cooks and no chef where you want to pick very simple dishes. Lots of food at a pretty low price. BUT this place has no view. Avoid if you are a foodie.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Oh Yeah!
    ChristineCVIP
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    Catfish Dewey's is... the Bomb Diggity. It's great for lunch and even greater for dinner. Love the Menu, love the ambiance. I totally forgot I was in Florida; it felt like I was out in the Bayous (And I mean that in the best possible way). Service is great; really appreciate that we didn't wait an eternity to be served, which is great when fooding a hungry toddler. All in all, great experience, and will definitely go there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • YUMMY
    JakeVIP
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    Been coming her for many years. Always good food. Fresh, good service and you never go home hungry. The staff is great and the food is always perfectly cooked.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • you have to try this place out!!
    CELLY1121VIP
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    OMG!! what a vibrant and awesooooooome place!! I lived in NY and this place ROCKS!! Thanks OPENTABLE for having them on your list of restaurant. Will definitely do this again!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Server ruined the meal
    DW22
    Dined on 2/24/2014
    It was great that we had reservations, because there was an hour wait on a Monday night. We got right in. However, the server was awful, which ruined the entire experience. We ordered two appetizers, which were not brought until after the salads. The cat fish was ok. The only way I'd recommend this place is if you really like catfish and fried food. I go because my father in law likes it.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fresh seafood
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    It may not be fancy,but the food is always fresh . They have a great early bird special. If you are looking for fresh seafood this is the place for you.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Eats
    Ducky
    Dined on 1/5/2014
    A catfish restaurant, plain and simple. The neighborhood is not the best however there is ample attended parking.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Fresh Seafood
    Buddy
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    Looking for a great seafood joint but don't want to spend your whole paycheck on it? Go to Catfish Dewey's. Delicious catfish (of course), scallops, shrimp, oysters, Florida lobster,stone crabs, fish, all in big portions at reasonable prices, and free hushpuppies. This is a real down home type place. Nothing fancy so don't dress up. Just good seafood at great prices! Every night is a different "all you can eat" special. Go before 6:30 or you'll be waiting in line.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!
    JoelR
    Dined on 1/2/2014
    We enjoyed our visit to Catfish Dewey's while in Ft Lauderdale. A highlight if our trip. Some of the best food, ever, and a definite return spot for us when in the area!! Catfish is terrific.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • all you can eat stone crabs?
    greg
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    ordered the jumbo all you can eat stone crabs which is a little pricey but i did enjoy it. . very fresh, always kept coming, great attitude in service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great spot for fish and more!
    PAMike
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    My wife and were visiting Fort Lauderdale for a few days and checked open table reviews for a good seafood restaurant. VERY HAPPY we went to Catfish Dewey's. Very friendly atmosphere with regular folks running the place. ( I mean that in a good way! ) It's nothing fancy or chic but the quality of the food with fair prices makes up for that. If you're looking for ultra modern or south beach chic this is not your place. If you want a tasty meal with good portions go here. If I lived in Florida I would be here regularly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CatfishinFort Lauderdale
    peterl
    Dined on 12/29/2013
    All you can eat catfish is terrific and great value for money, We have been going there for 30+ years when we come down from Canada.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't go wrong!
    SonnyVIP
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    Lived in south Florida for 5 years and always went to Catfish Deweys. Great specials and awesom seafood! Live in North Florida and make it down to South Florida several times a year and ALWAYS make it Catfish Deweys. Don't Miss the opportunity for some very good seafood.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A good place to go to once,
    PinkyVIP
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    A good place to go to once, the food was just ok. It has been in business a long time, and is what it is. Something to experience Once, the cat fish is good and the hush puppies are good. Probably will go back next year, once more.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fresh fish!!
    Love2roc
    Dined on 12/12/2013
    If you are looking for fresh Florida catch, then you have come to the right spot!! Very good selection of fish and if you don't like that you will still find other options. Service is good and the checkered tablecloths are our favorite!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Deep Fried Comfort Food Heaven
    FoodTrekkerVIP
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    This place is great to get you fix for for southern style seafood. We started with the fried mushrooms and stuffed jalapeno peppers - both freshly prepared - not prepacked, not frozen. Meals come with your choice of slaw or salad and potato and did I mention HUSHPUPPIES. They feature all-you-can-eat specials and prepare the seafood fried, grilled or blackened. And be prepared to take home leftovers - the portions are huge!! I'm from the Midwest and can honestly say that the catfish is probably the best that I've ever had. I'm also weary of ordering fried shrimp - but not here - they were big and hand-breaded on site. And the desserts - fantastic - especially the peanut butter stack. Our server, Delores, was great and and attentive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great seafood
    JazzybVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    Been going here since it opened! Still great food and staff!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great seafood restaurant.
    mickonrunVIP
    Dined on 11/6/2013
    If this place didn't have the best down home seafood, it would be just another restaurant, but oh my my. It doesn't matter what you order...it is all that good! Hush puppies are a great starter, the salads are fresh and cold. The main dishes come out hot and quick. This restaurant does things right. My only complaint is that they really could use to put some money into cleaning up the decor. Ceiling tiles are stained and the furniture is out dated.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always consistent!
    TeeteeVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2013
    This was our third timing eating here. We travel to this area often and found this place over the summer. All three times we have been here has consistently been great! From the food to the service! Keep up the good work!
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  • Old fashioned seafood
    JunctionJoVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    A bit of a dive, but the food is always good. Fresh shrimp, yummy scallops, good oysters, all served with great cole slaw and hush puppies. Friendly service.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date night
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    Saturday nights are date nights for my husband and I. Being rushed for time I looked on open table for casual dining. This was perfect. food was great, service was great and no wait time. We will definitly be returning for a great meal again, which we were unable to finish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really Grrrreat!!!
    Chef
    Dined on 9/22/2013
    Really good food at very reasonable prices, don't be put off by the location or decor, ate at another restaurant the night before(Florida choice winner in three categories) and I was disappointed then went to Catfish Deweys and had my faith in good food at reasonable prices restored. The shrimp gumbo soup is fabulous and all the portions are huge, I couldn't finish all the scallops on the "platter full" I ordered. Will definitely be back. Chef G
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful seafood and hushpuppies
    ChuquigirlVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2013
    Wonderful seafood and hushpuppies in old fashioned, good time atmosphere with big cheerful room, service and good drinks too.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Do you love Snow Crab legs?
    G305561
    Dined on 8/22/2013
    I dined with my family on a Thursday night which is also all you can eat crab legs. The service was amazing, very attentive server. Food was great. Never had to ask for more crab legs, they were always taking the crab scraps as it could get messy with two people diving in! It was more like a mom and pops restaurant very out dated and worn. In need of renovation bad. The parking was a little tough but well worth it. The only thing I didn't care for was the lobster bisq soup. I will be back! Overall a 4 out of 5!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate