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About Catfish Dewey's

***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.

4003 North Andrews Ave
Oakland Park, FL 33309
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Cajun

Hours of Operation:

Lunch: Daily: 11:30AM - 4:00PM

Dinner: Daily: 4:00PM - 10:00PM

Cross Street:
1/2 mile north of Oakland Pk. Blvd.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(954) 566-5333

Website:
http://www.catfishdeweys.com/

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

Catfish Dewey's Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

3.6

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (17)
Comfort Food (14)
Good for Groups (10)
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Neighborhood Gem (9)
Seasonal (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Authentic (6)
Kid-friendly (6)
Special Occasion (6)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Fun (3)
Happy Hour (3)
People Watching (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Good for a Date (2)
Cozy (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Organic (1)
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

Whenever we visit Ft Lauderdale during the season we eat many times at Dewey's to enjoy the stone crab. Sean and Dolores at outstanding servers with whom we've enjoyed many conversations. For the price, the stone crab can't be beaten.
On a negative side, after arriving for our last reservation made through Open Table, (which I reconfirmed on the phone) the hostess Patricia told us that they don't recognize Open Table reservations if they're busy. We'd just have to wait. Fortunately for us, with the help of another staff member, we were able to avoid Patricia's unwelcoming attitude and we were seated in Sean's serving area.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Everything Was Wonderful! Me And My Wife Will Be Back Again! 😊

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Sunday Lunch, Casual
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined 6 days ago

Always a good place. Food consistent. A place we always come back to.

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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The parking situation is a nightmare. I did finally figure it out. You paid to park in a strip mall across the street. My wife's fried shrimp meal was good. I had a grilled seafood combo. The fish and side dish were both lukewarm at best. The scallops and shrimp were good.
Alex was our server and did an excellent job.
I would recommend this restaurant if the parking situation was not so ridiculous. Not sure it is worth the trouble. In fairness it was crowded and doing a great amount of business on a Saturday night. You might want to try it on a week night.

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·Dined on January 12, 2018

Catfish Dewey's is one of my faviorite stops in FLL. The food is consistently above average as well as the sercice.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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·Dined on January 12, 2018

1st time visit with my family of 4. Its all it’s touted to he. My wife had the all you can eat crab legs. A little pricey but well worth it to me. I hope to return some day. Highly recommend!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Great all you can eat specials each night. Loved the stone crabs!!

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 10, 2018

As always during stone crab season my husband and I order medium stone crabs. This time there were very few medium-mostly small. Plus the fact the crabs stuck to the shell. Our meal was very disappointing.

Tags: Casual
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 7, 2018

The service was slow and quite poor. The tables weren’t cleared properly. We weren’t checked on and water wasn’t refilled.
The food tends to be salty, especially the clam chowder. My sister in laws Lobster was way over cooked! Our king crab claws were great!

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 (Toledo)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Awesome.... we try to get there twice over the Christmas holiday to enjoy the local Fare!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Disappointed that there was no unlimited stone crabs and apparently hadn’t been for much of season. Would have appreciated being told that upfront not once we sat. We were then told there were 2 left which waitress said she would hold for us. Ten minutes later she came back to tell us someone had taken then. We ordered other food which was good but disappointed on how it was handled.

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 (Naples)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great food and fast service. Love the hush puppies and lobster. They have awesome stone crab claw although they were out of them on New Years Eve. 😌

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 30, 2017

With a reservation of which this establishment takes few, we were seated right at the bathroom entrance and there were many tables available. It took over 15 minutes to even order drinks. No set up on the table. Waitress had an attitude. It seems 4 pm is a bad time at this restaurant. Waitress was slow moving and there was a shift change to which she was leaving. Pushed out and of course became congenial when it was time for a tip. Not happy. Frequent this restaurant but not again.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We arrived a few minutes prior to our reservation time and there was no parking. The attendant in the overflow lot across the street said to wait in the street. Still no space past our now missed time. We had to leave. People were waiting outside for stonecrab we were told. I think they should have blocked reservations knowing the crowd and wait was so long.

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Absolutely terrible. They do not honor OpenTable reservations whatsoever and we had to wait over an hour beyond our reserved time.

Food was mediocre and they forget items from your order.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Non-pretentious local place for seafood. King crab was just as good as you would find at a fancy pansy place for less than 1/2 the price. They have daily all-you-can-eat deals. Parking is only issue.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Comfort Food, Casual, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Just as good today as it was 20 years ago!

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Love this place. Stone crabs and oysters my favorites. If I can come twice a month I do.
Highly recommended.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on December 6, 2017

It’s a staple. It may look out dated but the food is not. So it’s not white linen, it red and white checker . You get his. Puppies

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Hush Puppies are the best ever tasted.
All who had catfish loved it. I had Mahi Mahi grilled. Somewhat alittle bland. Next time ordering blackened. Waitress was awesome!

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Service and food excellent. And they honor your reservation in a timely manner

Tags: Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Love Dewey’s but tonight was awful. Fish had a bad smell and service was horrible.

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 20, 2017

OMG! If you want crab legs and oysters, this place is a must go! Just delicious and great prices. Highly recommended!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Suggest either before 6 or after 8 unless you are prepared to wait about 45 minutes. I am glad they have a good business.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We had a great time at Catfish Dewey’s. Portions were large. Fish was outstanding. Lots of fun but also lots of noise. Worth a trip.

Tags: Casual, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Despite the name (catfish - which I do not like), Menu is composed of an array of dishes that will please even the most discerning epicurian. Surf and Turf with a side od pasta was ample and I couldn't finish it. My wife had twin lobster tail and she could finish it !! On other days, they have All-You-Can-EAT" (Check their daily menu). The place was crowded and reservations are highly recommended. Parking spots fills out quickly and you might have leave your car at the gas station (next door) where someone will watch your car for you. If this is also full, than there is $3.00 parking lot next to the gas station. Tip-It was Friday night and the place was packed. Definitely a place to put on your map of South Florida,

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Eat at this restaurant every time we come to south Florida.
The food and service are always tops.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Great LOCAL eatery. Always consistant

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Great dinner as always!

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 4, 2017

IT WAS GREAT WE GO THERE FOR THE BEST STONE CRAB IN SEASON

Tags: Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 31, 2017

as always stone crabs were excellent, service was a little slow even though the restaurant was half empty.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

This neighborhood gem is the best place to get stone crabs. They are super fresh and delicious as is the mustard sauce. I love their fried shrimp (not great at all) and if you’re into crawfish, this is your destination!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Good food. Fast service. Been in business a long time

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Thanks for a great dinner and an enjoyable experience

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 7, 2017

The seafood is incredible fresh. Low-key, casual dining and delicious!

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·Dined on August 30, 2017

Oh my goodness!! Someone recommended the restaurant to us and we went that same night. It was AMAZING!! We can't wait to come back.

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on August 28, 2017

This place is in a sketchy neighborhood near Miami. Services was good, but it felt like a 30 year old honky tonk bar.

Tags: Comfort Food
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·Dined on August 21, 2017

Excellent service great staff and fantastic food.
We loved it so much we went twice whilst in the area.

Tags: Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Seasonal, Casual, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on August 20, 2017

Excellent food. Excellent service! Highly recommended!

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

Food and drinks were great. Can't wait to go again

Tags: Worth the Drive
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