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Catfish Deweys

4003 N Andrews Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309-5241
(954) 566-5333
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Ranked #170 of 1,111 restaurants in Fort Lauderdale
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 1/2 mile north of Oakland Pk. Blvd.
Transit: There is a bus stop 100 feet to the south of Catfish Deweys.
Description: Catfish Deweys, established in 1984, is a family owned and operated seafood restaurant offering all you can eat entrees as well as traditional portion meals.
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Boca Raton, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 NEW

A co-worker recommend Catfish Dewey's to us so we all decided to try it out for lunch. While this restaurant has been around forever in South Florida I don't why. Yes, I know it is a dive and you can't expect much from the place, really this was a bit much. We entered and the first thing that hit us... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We had lunch first then give you hush puppy's and cole slaw . Then we ordered a. dozen steamed clams $7.99. Then we order one pound of queen crab legs two large clusters with drawn butter . Messy but very good $17.99 When plate arrived I questioned if this was the one pounder cause there were four cluster. Sonya said... More

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Ft Lauderdale, FL
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

I haven't been here in awhile - during season, the line is usually out the door and off season..who feels like getting dressed and going out in this freekin' heat??? Anyway, I decided it would be a great place to take my Pastor's wife to lunch, and they did not disappoint. We arrived at noon and there were only a... More

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Hurst, TX
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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

You can tell that Catfish Dewey's has been around a long time. It has the old style decoration that looks like it has not been updated since they were opened. Atmosphere aside, the food was pretty good. I got the baked scallops and they were wonderful. Even more exciting, the side dishes were surprisingly good. They gave us a basket... More

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orlando
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74 reviews 74 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We took a party of 16 to Catfish Deweys last weekend. We usually go there for the all you can eat stone crabs which are delicious but they aren't in season right now so we had to opt for other dishes. The service we had was excellent....our food came out on a timely basis and our server was quite attentive... More

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Athens, Ohio
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70 reviews 70 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Went here for the early bird special. You get a ton of food for reasonable prices. I got the shrimp and it was amazing. I got 12 plus hushpuppies, cole slaw, potatoes, dessert and a drink! The deep fried food people got was great but other food wasn't so great. My husbands steak was overcooked and very fatty. The mashed... More

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London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

A real old Florida family-style restaurant. I had fried shrimp as recommended by a friend and it was excellent, as was the home-made coleslaw, though the accompanying fries weren't so great. One friend had a blackened shrimp salad which was also really good, but a second friend was less impressed by the crab cakes.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We were told to go to Catfish Deweys that they had the best catfish around. We went on our lunch break to check it out terrible mistake.The catfish was really good but eveything else was terrible. Especailly the service we recieved from Kamau D was the worst. When we came in we had to wait for the host to get... More

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Orlando, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The best seafood place I ate at in Ft Lauderdale. So glad my cousin who is from there told me to go to this place when I was there for a family reunion. It was late and I really wanted some fried fish. We had a hard time finding it because I forgot the simple directions and the GPS apps... More

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Brighton, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

Every time we are in Ft Lauderdale requires a dinner here. Nothing fancy, but the all you can eat specials, especially the shrimp is worth the trip.

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