Catfish Dewey's

4.4
1114 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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Michael
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No matter how many times we go to Catfish Deweys, our experience is the same. Same great food at a great price. The service is always the best.

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PatrickF
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food and service was outstanding, but catfish had a griity taste

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DarbyG
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Went for my birthday the gumbo was great; shrimp cocktail also very good, my husband got the fried platter i got the crab legs. not worth the money very hard getting the meat out takes about 5 pounds to get full. get something else.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great value and good food

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Savanah was our hostess and we received a wonderful service from her eventhough it was her first day at work.

Seafood boil was marvelous. Highly recomended.

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AnnaO
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good is delicious, good portions. I see why they’re so busy. Great prices

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isamar
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great place for seafood

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vipBillC
Fort Lauderdale
51 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Good Hush Puppies and Catfish. Poor ribs and fair service.

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KayG
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Crab legs were hard to open and not much inside, corn was mushy and Mac and cheese sub par. Grilled Chicken was not very good. Baked sweet potatoe ok. I was here before coronavirus and everything good. From now on crab legs at Hott Leggz only.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Our neighbors rant and rave about CFD and finally went last night. The place is what it is “a local dive”really needing an makeover. Putting this aside my son , husband and I were very pleased with the service and food. From the hot hush puppies and Cole slaw on the table, delicious smoked fish dip, and of course The Catfish! Blackened and delicious and very large portions. My son had a cheese grits side, I a large sweet potato. Fried clams we good a bit over cooked, blackened scallops cooked perfectly. Other reviewers mentioned tasteless food I beg to differ. We took two large leftover containers and we’re eating CFD tonight. Will we go back YES. My suggestion would be to seriously consider to do a restaurant makeover it’s needed. The place is old, sad, uninviting, dark…if this is done more patrons would go and hang out longer meaning more revenue to the restaurant.

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WaltriceJ
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The wait was short and the food was good. I would come back again.

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DaveB
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience1

I love a place that brings hush puppies when you are looking over the menu. Plus, the fried shrimp is as good as you can find. But the real surprise is the orange juice cake. I never had it before, but I can assure you I will have it again. The decor has not been changed since 1984, but that's part of the charm. I recommend Catfish Dewey's.

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DebraC
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

The atmosphere here is neighborhood bar/restaurant casual dining. Coleslaw and hush puppies that come as part of the meal were good. Most diners appeared to get the fried catfish. We chose instead to get our catfish blackened. It was just the right amount of spice and perfectly prepared - my favorite part of the meal.

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LarryTheLegend
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent waitress made use feel very comfortable like we were at home. Very generous portions, “all you can eat” Alaska Snow Crabs. Recommend

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CarolC
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So much food!!! And so yummy😋 We'll do it again soon. Next time with more friends!

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Suzykew
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I highly recommend eating here it was delicious and fair pricing..

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DarrylC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our go to place for a reasonably priced good quality dinner. Nothing fancy, but consistently satisfying. Try the conch fritter, the best!

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viptominnaples
Fort Lauderdale
23 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As in the name Catfish Dewys the catfish is outstanding. While there try the fried shrimp. Lange and succulent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food3service2ambience3

A bit Over Priced $$$ be prepared to fork out your hard earned money.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our vacation restaurant of choice every year. Amazing food and service. Crab legs like no other!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I always enjoy dining at Catfish Dewey's. It had been awhile since I had been there but the food was still fresh and tasty as always.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great dining experience for our group of friends. An American speciality with appropriate ambiance, a ramshackle style fish house. Our table of 4 had catfish three ways: fried (the only way to eat catfish if you ask me), grilled, and blackened, and all three options received rave reviews! Try the orange juice cake for a different dessert option.

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Eat2much
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

The restaurant is a bit of a dive, but was quite busy, and the wait staff were friendly. We were seated right away. The fried catfish and shrimp were okay as well as the coleslaw and sweet potato fries. I do not recommend the corn. It was soggy and had no taste at all. The side salad was also okay, and the mahi-mahi was as well. Although the food was edible, We probably won’t go back again.

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KimC
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service a Catfish Deweys is excellent!!

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Brandon
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic service, amazing food, and a great spot to visit. Can't wait to go back!

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vipljpesq
New Mexico
58 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Food was mediocre at best. Disappointing.

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TerriS
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience3

I had AYCE eat crab legs and they were HORRIBLE! Teeny tiny crab legs AFTER going UP to $69.99. The crab legs were so small and tasted as if they soaked in saltwater. I was TOTALLY disappointed and I came from West Palm Beach! Don't know if I'll be coming back any time soon.
- Terri Smith

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vipJoeP
Fort Lauderdale
7 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent place, love their scallops, actually haven't tried anything I didn't like!

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vipFrancineB
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

We were highly disappointed in the service. It was my first time at the establishment. My friends have been there many times and they were surprised by the terrible service. Our server spoke to us only once and it was to take our order. She never returned to check on us or refill our drinks. In fact, we repeatedly tried to her her to come to the table to assist us, but she ignored us. It was the worst restaurant experience. The fried catfish is good but I refuse to pay for bad service. I rather eat at another establishment.

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vipJoeP
Fort Lauderdale
7 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food, we have been there 3 times and everything we have tried, all different, have been exceptional!!!!

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FrankS
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Delicious food as always.

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margaritaq
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience1

This was our father's day dinner and it couldn't be worse. We had been here a few years back and it was delicious! Things have really changed! Menu is extremely limited...many of our favorites have been removed. The food was expensive and tasteless. The waitress was the only good thing there.

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RodTia
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed my Father's Day.

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Michael
Fort Lauderdale
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always loved Catfish Deweys. Great food at a great price

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Teach84
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious food and very attentive staff. We ordered the fried catfish and fried shrimp. It was great and even warmed up well the next day for lunch. Complementary coleslaw and hush puppies were amazing as well. Would definitely eat there again. Wish we had a great seafood restaurant like this near our house. I’d eat there multiple times a month. SO GOOD!!!

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CindyP
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Great local place with all you can eat specials daily and all you can eat catfish every day! Good food at good prices - very fresh!

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HeatherK
Louisville
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service & food

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jimc
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food great service great price wonderful people

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ScottM
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Some the best fried catfish I ever had!
My wife had the seafood boil that was very good but was lacking seasoning and they need to use a better quality butter, this is why I can't give 5 stars. Everyone was very nice. This is a restaurant where the locals eat and not some fancy dancy restaurant but nice.

FAQs

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

Catfish Dewey's is rated 4.4 stars by 1114 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.