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Catfish Dewey's, Oakland Park, FL

Catfish Dewey's

4.7
4.7
1598 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Cajun
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–8:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (954) 566-5333
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighborhood
    Oakland Park
  • Cross street
    1/2 mile north of Oakland Pk. Blvd.
  • 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.
  • Public transit
    There is a bus stop 100 feet to the south of Catfish Deweys.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,598 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Fort Lauderdale

    Seafood

  • Fort Lauderdale East

    Best Value

  • Fort Lauderdale East

    Neighborhood gem

  • Fort Lauderdale East

    Seafood

1,598 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    230 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    230 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was great. The service was wonderful. The evening was superb. Thanks

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  2. tonystia

    Las Vegas

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food quality, service and value were exceptional. Haven't dined here in about 20 years, will definitely return in near future.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love this restaurant. I was served by the nicest waitress and my wife and I had an amazing meal. Probably the best lobster tails I’ve ever had in my life. Strongly recommend this restaurant. 

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  4. Dominic

    Fort Lauderdale

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Me and my daughter went to try this restaurant yesterday for all-you-can-eat crawfish. They were cooked to perfection (not overcooked to prevent the flesh from falling off the shell). I have to mention that we arrived at 9:00 pm and didn't know the restaurant closed at 9:45. We ordered 2 more bowls of crawfish when the restaurant had been closed for a while without knowing. Our very kind waitress served us as if nothing had happened... never mentioned that the kitchen was closed. None of the workers at this restaurant let us know it was time to leave. They all had a great attitude. Nice atmosphere… I realized the restaurant was closed when I saw the staff calculating the cash register. We felt very welcome and will be returning. For all-you-can-eat meals, their prices are very reasonable and competitive. Thank you for the warm welcome

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  5. Zoozay

    Washington DC

    41 reviews

    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Went for ribs and catfish night on Wednesday. our waitress Katie was exceptional and we never had to ask for anything. She had it at the table before we even knew we needed anymore. Two of our group got the medium stone crab claws, and they remarked that they were very sweet and delicious. plus we got Keylime pie to in the meal. Delicious.

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  6. DawnN

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    No key lime pie left - very disappointed. Other than that everything was great

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  7. debruth

    New York City

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was definitely old school, local and felt great!! Food was delicious and seafood was fresh.

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  8. MauroF

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Dinner with friends for a birthday. Good experience, familiar and good food at a reasonable price.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best of everything served by the best staff in Florida!

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  10. StephanieL

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great price to dine. Not fancy but fun place to eat and GREAT food and service. Very great Stone Crabs too.

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  11. KlausB

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great, super friendly service and awesome food. Will definitely be back!

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  12. LarryS

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great value for Great seafood and delicious whole Catfish !

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  13. Lovetoeat44

    Miami

    50 reviews

    4.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food is fresh and well prepared. Very generous portions. The crabs are perfectly cooked and plentiful.

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  14. ErnestB

    Pittsburgh

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great, giant selection of choices. Always a choice when I am in Florida.selection

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  15. Disappointing

    New York City

    44 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    They have decided that they no longer wish to honor reservations. We had an 8 o’clock reservation and were seated at 9. Just awful. Not worth the wait. Pick up or deliver. It’s the only way. The ambience isn’t that great anyway .

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  16. SandyM

    West Palm Beach

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Catfish dinner was fabulous! The low country boil needed more hot spices. Overall very good.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    229 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    229 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food, great service, great evening. We’ll be back.

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  18. JENNIFERT

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We went to dinner for my husband’s birthday. He loves all you can eat stone crabs. This year the pricing was higher for the places we normally go for this occasion. When I google searched, Catfish Dewey’s popped up. I asked my husband if he wanted The ambiance or the better pricing. We went with the better pricing. Honestly, the wait staff was the best we have had in a really long time. They were pleasant and incredibly efficient. They kept the crab legs coming without us having to remind them at all. The place is dated. It’s old Florida. However, the food was very very fresh, service was fantastic and honestly, the other patrons were all having a great time too. If you want waterside or fancy, this is not the place. If you want great seafood for the best pricing around AND it’s fresh AND great service, this is a must.

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  19. luvitalian

    New York City

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved the all you can eat shrimp night. The food was delicious, the hush puppies were not greasy and you could actually taste the cornmeal! The shrimp, both peel and eat and fried were great. The shrimp was a good size and cooked perfectly. The coleslaw was not filled with mayo, just the way we like it. The sweet potato was like it was whipped and sweet! The collard greens had the great taste of pork to it. The service was unbeatable, they were very attentive and always asking if you needed anything. We will definitely be back, worth the hour trip for us!

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  20. JoeM

    Fort Lauderdale

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Generous portions, delicious food... next time gotta try the AYCE Crawfish Boil!

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  21. LisaM

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good all you can eat crab on a Thursday service and food good

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  22. BennetP

    Miami

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was fresh and very good. Nikky is the best! Always friendly and a great waitress !!

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  23. JuanC

    Fort Lauderdale

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Our second time to go for Stone Crabs at Dewey's...it was great! The stone crabs were fresh and delicious!! Going back with the family this Wednesday!

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  24. DDWFL

    Fort Lauderdale

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Always a consistent dining experience. It is a go to place for us.

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  25. JohnB

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Just plain delicious! We really enjoyed the stone crab and the catfish was crispy and juicy. Our server was very attentive. Would recommend for family and friends.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We went for all you can eat crab legs. Well worth the money. Carrie was our server and did an excellent job. Our plates were never empty. We plan on going back.

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  27. RyanS

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    amazing 10/10!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  28. SonjaC

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best restaurant I have been to in my 50 years of existence no lie

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  29. Stavdog

    Cleveland

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This is one of our most favorite restaurants in Fort Lauderdale. Nothing fancy, but great food at a reasonable price. We always get the Stone Crabs and they are great and less expensive than the well known restaurant. Service is very good, friendly staff. Parking attendant watches over your vehicle. Highly recommended. They have a wide and varied menu, and some all you can eat options.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It's rare to find a seafood "joint" that has it all, great food, friendly service, amazing portion sizes, and prices that don't make you feel like you've been fleeced. This my friends is a rare exception. The proverbial hole in the wall with the nicest people, a menu complete with something literally for everyone, a plate full of food that isn't cheesecake factory gross and priced to the point where you say, wow, thank you. Stone Crab, fish, shrimp, crawfish, ribs salads and pasta. Fantastic! A meal that would be north of $600 at Joe's is reasonable here with no wait! Highly recommended and I will be back

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such an amazing restaurant. The quality is superior and the prices are very reasonable. Stone crabs were the best price and tasted amazing

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was ok, but lobster and scallops were over cooked. Unfortunately servers were busy so could not provide more than basics. Parking is sparse. I would not recommend, but it is fine.

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  33. apsfoodlover

    West Palm Beach

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Stone Crabs & sauce were exceptional. Had a good taste in my mouth for hours

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  34. TKOII

    Tampa

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We came for the stone crabs prior to leaving on a cruise. They were delicious. We opted for the all you could eat medium claws for $105 each. Worth every penny. They do give you all you could possibly want with you not even having to ask. The same amount of crab claws we had at Dewey’s would have cost us probably $500 to $600 at Joe’s Stone Crabs in Miami Beach. The place is not fancy, but the prices, food and service are excellent! Give it a try if you’re in the area.

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  35. MichaelM

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great job as usual from start to finish. My gripe is the parking, pretty challenging. But worth it! Mike

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Having a reservation for OpenTable did not seem to matter much. We got there and we still had to wait. Just about 10 minutes not too bad. We had indicated that there was a birthday being celebrated but that was not acknowledged although we did see it happening another table. Overall the service was good and the food was awesome. The menu is not tremendous. I would love to see a few additional lighter options on the menu however, everybody at the table seemed pretty happy and satisfied. 

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  37. AdaB

    Fort Lauderdale

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service excellent, Stone crabs not as good as usual, price was good. Noise level barely tolerable. We make reservations between 5:30-6:00, this time only availability was 7:30. Way too noisy. Parking was impossible. Learned our lesson. See you next time at 5.30 !!!

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Treasure Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    As usual fresh fresh stone crabs and my server Marta was a delight always very attentive polite and our drinks were always filled we love here thank you Marta 🙏🏼

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  39. DawnM

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always Catfish Dewey's is a great place to enough fresh seafood!!!!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Toledo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious and affordable! Would recommend this restaurant to everyone.

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FAQs

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

Catfish Dewey's is rated 4.7 stars by 1598 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Catfish Dewey's

4003 North Andrews Ave, Oakland Park, FL 33309

Additional information

  • Cross street
    1/2 mile north of Oakland Pk. Blvd.
  • Neighborhood
    Oakland Park
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–8:30 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Cajun
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • 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.
  • Public transit
    There is a bus stop 100 feet to the south of Catfish Deweys.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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