Catfish Dewey's

4.5
669 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
***If our Open table availability is full you can still get in by calling ahead by 45 minutes and we will add your name to the wait list. ***
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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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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BV
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was great! The catfish was fresh. The hushpuppies were hot and yummy. The coleslaw and potatoes also good. 2 thumbs up

OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good service & atmosphere to eat ...our gator bites were a bit over cooked (very tough) but everything else was good ! Would go back to eat. :)

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The service was great. The entire staff was friendly. The food was ok.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Food.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best fried shrimp. All you can eat deal on Monday and Tuesday is the bargain on the decade

R
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

I made a reservation on line for a party of 6 welcomed at the door and was seated promplty. The service was great and food excellent.
Only disadvantage was parking is limited but certainly available.
Do glad we tried Catfish Dewey's which was a recommended from family.

P
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Recommendation totally depended upon occasion. This is not a romantic date night restaurant. The seafood and soul food was good. We order the gator tails and were very disappointment with them. They didn't taste fresh. The crab was good, but only stem no favor added. The shrimp dish were amazing. Our waitress forgot a few things that we had order, but management had her working 3 large groups at once. I felt she needed help. Server who brought out food never return with requested utensils. I may only return for the "all you can eat" options that my family like. But I will never celebrate anything here, this place isn't special enough for that.

AB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I ordered ribs, they were hard and dried out, not fresh. I was disappointed as i was craving ribs!! Didnt eat it but paid for it anyway.

JM
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great fresh food, portions and the service was very good..

OT
London
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Alex our waitress was incredible

OT
Omaha
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Congenial as could be.Great atmosphere and value.

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food and service was great

OT
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Service not the best, everything else was very good.

VI
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I hadn’t been there in years and I went back and it was just Amazing. The food was delicious and service was awesome.

B
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My husband and I love this restaurant! We always have delicious seafood and great service! WE highly recommend Catfish Dewey's!

CI
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had catfish . I hadn't been there in 30 plus years. Still good.

OT
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Fresh Catfish and Shrimp. The Cole slaw was very tasty. The baked potatoes were served hot and fresh

The service was top notch and prices were reasonable

C
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

On the outside Catfish Dewey’s blends in with the background but don’t pass them by! The all you can eat catfish is delicious! The warm basket of hush puppies that is served prior to ordering is delicious. Warm and crispy and packed with flavor. I was a bit confused by the coleslaw appetizer that we passed out pre-main dish but it was still good. We also had the fried oysters, fried clams and fried shrimp. All golden fried to perfection.
The brownie was chocolate and soft. It could have used a bit of warming before serving. The key lime pie was ok. As a baker, it had too much gelatin. It was set a bit too stiff for more liking but others seemed to enjoy it.
All in all I would return. Maybe I can try the spaghetti that the bartender was eating. I didn’t see that on the menu.

f
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Have visited Catfish Dewey's numerous times but last visit was not on the A list. The food tasted like grease, noise was ridiculous and you had to practically trip a server to get anything. We were a party of five and no one was impressed which is sad because they were out of town guests. Perhaps Catfish Dewey's should return to their roots and become a local favorite by improving their food and bringing the volume down on music. People like to interact with others while eating, not inviting a song into their conversation. So sad to have had this happen. Honestly, wouldn't recommend at this time.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was outstanding and food was great as usual.

m
London
14 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Good food in a casual atmosphere

HM
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Very busy. Recommend making a reservation if you plan on going on a weekend.

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

King crab shells were soft. mahi-mahi overcooked abd dry. Scallops were good. Shrimp over cooked. No wet naps offered for two King crab dinners but they were right out in the open when we walked out after going to bathroom to wash hands

JO
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Good food good prices great service will go back again and recommend to friends

TP
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time I come here I am never disappointed. The service is always great. And the food is awesome!!!!! Keep up the good work :)

j
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 5

The food was cold clams were tough not worth the money at all

SW
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food will go back again and again and again! Service was outstanding! Can’t wait to make it back down in Fort Lauderdale to visit this restaurant again.

W
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was great. Food was very good. No complaints whatsoever about our waiter. I reserved a table, didnt know that feature was available. Will use it from now on.

AH
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We went on a Wednesday night, so they weren’t extremely busy. Our server was very attentive & took great care of us. Our food came out hot & delicious. The crab legs & lobster were delicious & very well seasoned. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a nice seafood restaurant in the Pompano Beach/Ft. Lauderdale area for sure!

KS
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was delicious. Service wss excellent. We had a very fun time.

AC
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Would go back regularly . Close and convenient. All u can eat specials all weeks

H
Miami
27 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server Alexandra was awesome. Very attentive and accommodating. Made sure we had what we needed at all times. The food was delicious. Will definitely go again.

DJ
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best crab legs and hush puppies I’ve ever had!!!!!!!

D
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

Overall I would say the place is dated, dirty and grossly overpriced. Our server was terrific very personable and attentive but other than that we won’t be back.

L
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Food was delicious! I will definitely be going back next time I'm in town. Going to make sure it's a Monday or Tuesday so I can have AUCE shrimp. Had the catfish and it was the best I have ever had. Coconut shrimp were awesome! My daughter had the shrimp pasta and loved it. Her friend had the fried oysters and has now asked me to make them. The only miss was our server. She was quite rude, didn't bus the table and seemed put off by having to refill drinks. But it won't keep me from going back. Just won't be sitting in her section. And the hostess was great and a waitress we met outside was as well.

h
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

best deal in town for the seafood lover! friendly staff and seafood cooked to perfection. the portion size is great too

AB
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food 👌
We will definitely stop by again!
Loved the look of the place!!

DB
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very busy on Fathers Day but made a reservation, excellent service, waitress was very attentive to our needs. Highly recommended. All you can eat Alaskan crab legs is the way to go. Only negative thing I can say is the parking sucked. But overall A++

CS
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We found Catfish Dewey's to be pretty much as we anticipated. Family friendly, excellent service, something for everyone on the menu and good value. Has that funky, old Florida vibe.

DL
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were on vacatoin last week, and we not only ate there one time, but it was so delicious that we had to come back for a second time! We only wish that there was a Catfish Dewey's in our home town!!

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