Catfish Dewey's

4.5
1076 Reviews
$30 and under
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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4.5
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3.9
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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HeatherK
Louisville
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The food was really good. Had blackened scallops, the all you can eat shrimp and the ribeye. Everyone was very happy with the meals. The service was ok. Waited awhile at the beginning but they may have been understaffed as most places seem to be these days. The server was very nice and she did bring my granddaughter a piece of cake with a candle and sang happy birthday. Over all we had a really good experience and will definitely be back! Thank you!

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jimc
Miami
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food great service great price wonderful people

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DavidJ
Miami
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great waitress and assistant in training... took care of us very good!
Food was also yummy! :-)

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OrestesD
Miami
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Catfish Dewey’s does not disappoint! I come here for the all you can eat crab legs but honestly, just walking in transports you to another place and time. The waitresses were a little frantic but they never made us feel like we didn’t have to leave, the place was packed and they still provided top notch service! I continue to recommend this spot if you love a good bowl of piping hot crab legs or ribs. Don’t sleep on the hush puppies either!

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PollyH
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

All you can eat snow crab legs - how could that be bad?!

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Michelle
Nashville
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food in Ft. Lauderdale!! We have been coming here for 20 years. Won't come here without coming to Catfish Dewey's to eat. Look forward to it as much as vacation!!!

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RobertR
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

The Waitress was very excellent she was very attentive!!! She had a beautiful smile under her mask lol

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EbonyG
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was awesome. Food was fantastic!!! Ambiance was fair.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of our favorite restaurants. raised in the south and love catfish. So happy to found this restaurant in South Florida.

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Michael
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Catfish Deweys is one of my favorite places to eat. For the 15+ years I’ve been going, every meal is perfect. The service, the size of the portions and the value is hard to beat

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Cheleste
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Food is always good. Wait was really excessive. Between waiting with a reservation and slow service me and my family was there 3 hours. We didn't take long to eat just took a while for food to keep coming from AYCE. perhaps they need to move to a bigger location.

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ed3321
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Fried shrimp in Florida, great hush puppies, never go home hungry

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Markh914
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Love this place. We go regularly. Coleslaw is amazing---so is all the food!

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fladiver
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience3

Had the ask the server 5 times for hush puppies and coleslaw.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service

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Louie
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Had reservation for 10. For 90th birthday party over 30 days
Got there and they tried to put us into Separate Tables. Our waitress was great but the head waitress was making all kinds of drama and a scene that we wanted to move two tables together for the party. Very rude and terrible customer service.

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LarryB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Huge sea scallops with big portions and very tasty.

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Chanelle
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food! Loved the experience both nights we were there.

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ShawnW
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

We were given the wrong information about the happy hour specials so we were not able to enjoy them. Five out of six of us ordered oysters and they were not fried well and no one liked them. The rest of the good especially the hush puppies.

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EricR
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience3

The service was slacking!!! Food was good! Prices are ok for the value

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BrandiJ
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Went there looking for seafood at a reasonable price. Loved the casual atmosphere and the food was great. As soon as we sat down they brought a bowl of hot hushpuppies and coleslaw. I ordered the seafood combo and was able to sample the fish, fried oysters, and scallops. The scallops were my favorite! Will definitely go back during a future trip to this area.
Did I mention the outstanding service? I should have!

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Chanelle
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food!! Loved the hush puppies and I’ve never had better catfish.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was very good though it took approximately 40 minutes between placing our order and getting the food.

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MakenzieB
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Soooo good. We went two times while here for vacation.

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MISSAMAY97
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the minute we walked in the door until the minute we left, exceptional! The service was exceptional and the food was fantastic. Food came quick and hot!

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JimH
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious! Our waitress was wonderful, very friendly and helpful with the menu. We had an open table reservation and were seated on time.

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jills
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always get the fried shrimps and conch fritters you will never be disappointed there and the margaritas are so dang good

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MartyB
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Took over 45 minutes to be seated after arrival with our reservation. It meant nothing to them.

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WendyL
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It's average. Used to be so much better. The apple martinis are good

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Love this place .

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EricK
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All you can eat Stone crab claws are awesome. Good service

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JordanGoody
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great ayce snow crab. A little expensive so definitely go hungry!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

It was very good. Crab legs were great and so were the scallops. The shrimp with catfish blackened was great too.

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Stacy
Detroit
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Stone crabs were delicious and meaty! The best mustard sauce around!

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FernandoG
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FIRST TIME HERE AND IT WIL NOT BE MY LAST. IT WAS AWESOME !!!!

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GREGORYM
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best seafood place around here with the best prices I've already recommended it to all of my friends I will be going back there again next week

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hollyberry
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Our server Diane was kurt, almost rude. Did not keep track of our drinks or needs until we yelled her name. I did want a t-shirt and she was very helpful. Food took a bit but it was busy and that was not her fault. I aslo think they were short staffed and the chiefs did not help the indians so to speak. Short of team work. All you can eat stone crab was worth it!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On vacation from Cleveland, second time here for crab legs, excellent great service

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KentK
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience3

Ordered grilled seafood combo w/snapper. Came fried. Breading was way thick,and everything was WAY over cooked.

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ToniaM
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love celebrating with stone crabs at Catfish Deweys.

FAQs

Catfish Dewey's offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (954) 566-5333.

Catfish Dewey's is rated 4.5 stars by 1076 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.