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Catfish Dewey's, Oakland Park, FL

Catfish Dewey's

4.5
4.5
1294 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

10:00 PM


Booked 20 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • 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 1,294 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Fort Lauderdale

    Seafood

  • Fort Lauderdale East

    Seafood

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  1. M

    Marty

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the peel n’ eat shrimp. Great price, great food!
  2. TC

    TencC

    Columbus

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were on Vacation and our daughter had visited the area before and eaten at Catfish Dewey’s. The experience was “Great”. A older man was outside to help us park..so that helped immensely. We arrived and they were ready for us! We sat down and 2 minutes later a server came over and gave us each a bowl of coleslaw and a basket of hush puppies. Then she told us about the happy hour Drinks…the Margarita was fantastic! Then the food…Well…lol…it EXCEEDED my expectations. Best meal we had in Florida all week! My advice to them is to open up a restaurant in Ohio☺️. I absolutely loved the entire experience.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious as always.
  4. RF

    RonF

    Montreal

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was delicious and the service was very good - Michael was very attentive to our needs.
  5. SB

    SunshineB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food good service have been there a few times.
  6. TN

    ThomasN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    This is not a fancy place. It is a place for great food and great service. The staff is very friendly and attentive. You don't sit around waiting for your food and the wait staff keeps you appraised of how things are going. I had catfish (grilled), but also tasted the shrimp, scallops and mahi......all were excellent. Every time I am in this area, I come here at least once. If you eat here, the reason will be obvoius.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    AMAZING seafood! Excellent service! Our server Lea was OUTSTANDING! Best waitress we have ever had, so helpful and friendly! Crab legs were awesome! Our son’s Mahi Mahi was also excellent! Hostess was very friendly as well! Can’t wait to go back!! Thanks so much for such a wonderful meal and experience on our vacation!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ate here twice in two days on a business trip. Great family place with the best catfish and shrimp around!
  9. JS

    JenniferS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Best server and shrimp I ever ate. Cod was a BIG disappointment. Can’t wait to go back.
  10. TC

    TedC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The shrimp were awesome as always. Disappointed that they no longer offer clam strips on the menu. But still a great place to dine!!!!!
  11. W

    West

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    On this day, our order of Fried Catfish was not up to usual standards. Thin and overcooked. However, Fried shrimp were delicious as usual. Service was excellent.
  12. CA

    CALVINF

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Host needed to be more involved and friendlier with guest, food was a little over cooked plates was plentiful and the waitress was the "Best".
  13. t

    tominnaples

    Fort Lauderdale

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding shrimp. Tonight was all you can eat BBQ ribs. Some of the best greens.
  14. P

    Premium54

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The perfect time to go was 5:00 pm. Very few people in the restaurant and th3 food was very fresh and piping hot.
  15. S

    Seniorseafoodlover

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Loved the cole slaw it was not overly sweet like a lot of restaurants. It had a different flavor enhancement (maybe a specialty mustard?) that gave it a delicious flavor. We had fried catfish, fried cod, and fried oysters that were all cooked to perfection. The oysters were very large and I have had better but these were still good. Service was great.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and Service was great! Hometown feel with great atmosphere and reasonable prices! This spot will be a must have when we are visiting the area for sure!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Good place to go for fresh seafood. Not fancy, but great service. A go-to for us whenever we are in Fort Lauderdale.
  18. CF

    CFH1064

    Fort Lauderdale

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Been here a few times, but I think this one is my fave experience. We were sat at a table right under the A/C vent. Blowing right on us. Went to the front, no prob, moved us right away. As always, they bring out the free delish hushpuppies and cole slaw. I ordered the seafood platter : grilled Mahi, scallops, and large shrimp with rice. For $24.99 this was a STEAL. The take home box of leftovers was even worth the $25. Worth every cent and especially with prices these days, I was really surprised. Wish I could post a pic. I wish our server's name was on my receipt as she was great. Friendly, fast, great service. I will def be back soon
  19. DP

    DavidP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    The crab used to be a lot better. Now most of the time it arrives cold, like they didn't broil it or hear it completely. The crab does not snap when you try to break it, it bends and the meat is not firm.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    It’s a nice place just a little pricey for the atmosphere and food.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Mother’s Day
  22. KC

    KevinC

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Great place, good food and a Bangf or your buck. It’s family friendly.
  23. h

    hollyberry

    Miami

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    All you can eat stone claws were perfect! There were 5 of us. 2 had stone crab, excellent! Real butter too! One had blackened shrimp, hard and over done. One had all you can eat fried cat fish, greasy, soggy. One had chicken fingers, which were ok. Hush puppies were yummy! With real butter too! When I go, I have the AYCE crab. Always spot on and perfect!
  24. C

    Curly

    West Palm Beach

    83 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Needed something different & this definitely fit the bill. Very deceiving from the outside & huge inside. Get menu & very fairly priced. Upon arrival you get a basket of delicious hush puppies & coleslaw. My husband’s had the low country boil. It had so maybe shrimp that ended up going home with us. I had the large stone crabs & they were delicious. So sorry I had never been to this place before but, we will definitely return!! Oh forgot about the conch fritters were some of the best I have had!
  25. LP

    LindaP

    Miami

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Went so my son could have the all you can eat Stone crabs and it did not disappoint. I had the half order of blackened shrimp and a pound of large crab claws both came with a side and were yummy. BTW the halfordwr came with about 10 or 12 medium shrimp. Our server was a sweetheart and on top of everything. The only minor setback was that even with a reservation we had to wait about 30 minutes.
  26. AB

    AdaB

    Fort Lauderdale

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Stone crab ritual. Locals for many years, love food, service.
  27. DF

    DougF

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Due to the lack of a full compliment of staff, the service is not as good as in the past. The restaurant needs more server but in this hiring environment it is difficult to have the proper amount of servers. The servers and runners were constantly busy. The servings are large. When ordering the daily specials, there is enough food on the first serving that the customer, probably, does not need a second serving. If a person only had one serving, the amount of food served would justify the price. The specials are accompanied with good coleslaw and hush puppies. Cat fish is also included on the shrimp special. The cat fish is very good. The restaurant is a plain large hall, nothing fancy. The restaurant is located on the west side of Andrews Avenue between Commercial and Oakland Park Boulevards. Parking is limited.
  28. D

    Diggerschteve

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stone crab outstanding! Catfish and shrimp dinner as good as any including any catfish fry in the South. My fav was the blackeyed peas and rice with Tabasco sauce
  29. HB

    HeatherB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Catfish Deweys has the BEST fried shrimp in town. Beats any other place by far. My son loves to get the crab. The waitresses are super friendly and we always get are food very fast. This our favorite restaurant.
  30. ML

    MartinL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had there all you can eat ribs and catfish very good.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My family and I have been going to Catfish Dewey’s‘s for decades there is nobody that does Catfish I see better in a casual atmosphere at a good price the wait staff cannot do enough for you and you always feel appreciated. I like to go where I’m celebrated not tolerated and they have always stepped up to the plate they are a hidden gem.
  32. AM

    AndrewM

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    When we first arrived I thought the address was wrong because the building looks very old like something from the dust till dawn vampire movie Inside even looks like a place vampires would enjoy it was dark and cold inside. Food is not good and service sucks the servers had all attitudes and rushy did not like the his place at all…
  33. BB

    BruceB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service as usual. always a winner
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    I'll go back!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    AYCE fried shrimp were great. Got so much in the first portion I didn’t even ask for seconds
  36. l

    luv2eat

    Pittsburgh

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    Subpar, long wait- food was ok but nothing to rave about
  37. DI

    DIANES

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We make this a yearly destination for the stone crab claws. Easy to make reservations. Service has always been on point as is the food. There is a full bar with plenty of selection. Would highly recommend this rustic treasure
  38. JH

    JamesH

    Milwaukee

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food, wait staff a bit thin and over worked, but very nice and accommodating. Should try at least once.
  39. CS

    ClaudiaS

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    All u can eat stone crabs are the best around! Darcy is a wonderful server and so nice to see there year after year.
  40. MH

    MichaelH

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service, excellent portions..decent prices

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 1294 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 20 times today
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

  • 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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