Catfish Dewey's

4.4
1099 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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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DarrylC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
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
57 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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JoeP
Miami
4 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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JoeP
Miami
5 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
Miami
1 review
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.

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LisaD
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First timers and Pleasantly Pleased
Delicious food,excellent service, clean friendly atmosphere.
Will definitely be back and bringing more family!

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DavidJ
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
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 on June 10, 2021
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 on June 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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

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Michelle
Nashville
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
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
2 reviews
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
5 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
4 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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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
6 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.

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 1099 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.