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Catfish Deweys

4003 N Andrews Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309-5241
(954) 566-5333
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Ranked #175 of 1,110 Restaurants in Fort Lauderdale
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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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English first
Irmo, South Carolina
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

This place was not a good choice for dinner. Its a loud brightly lit place that has an almost small town diner. The difference here is the food is not that great. I got the seafood platter that was, generously speaking, bland. The food had no flavor at all. But even worse is the other stuff we observed. We were... More

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Pine City
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

We had frog legs, gator tail bites, early bird fish fry and small order of scallops and pasta. The portions of cabbage salad are huge. Everything was mighty tasty. Prices are very reasonable.

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Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This is the second visit on my annual trip to Ft. Lauderdale. the place looks old, but I love it, most seats are different from each other as if they bought it from a garage sale, but I love it. In a nut shell, best seafood quality and quantity in town. 12 giant scallops cooked to perfection the way you... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

The first thing this establishment needs to address is the smell that greets you when you walk in the door. It does not make for a good first impression. If you do decide to stick around you will be relieved to have their complimentary hush puppies. I only wish they provide something to dip it in. The sweet tea was... More

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Chicago, Illinois
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

After speaking with some locals, my friends and I made the decision to make the trek away from the beach area we were staying to see if Catfish Deweys was worth all the hype. There was a longer wait then expected (40-45 minutes) but there was plenty of seating around the restaurant. We all had something different, Catfish, steak and... More

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Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Very limited parking but managed to get one on the side of the building which did not look very appealin but we went in anyway. Dated decor but the food was tremendous. Early bird special 4 to 6 with quite a few choices include entree, cole slaw, choice of side, hushpuppies, beverage and dessert.. I had the fried shrimp that... More

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I am Italian do my feedback about this place is meant to be a different perspective on things. I adored its typical atmosphere, I adored the food (scallops, shrimps, lobster tail, hush puppies...all divine)...and provided it is not a pretentious place, i didn't expect something different from a "normal" Americaplace out of the touristic area. been there twice, hope to... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We heard so much about this place but was very disappointed when we arrived ..the staff was friendly..however the two things that we really wanted was not available on the menu which we were not told until after we had placed our order...clam and oysters..and it was only two in the afternoon...the hush puppies were ok and also the conch... More

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Boca Raton, Florida
4 reviews 4 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

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
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

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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