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“Florida's finest” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Catfish Deweys

Catfish Deweys
4003 N Andrews Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309-5241
(954) 566-5333
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Ranked #165 of 1,126 Restaurants in Fort Lauderdale
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.
Test Valley UK
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40 restaurant reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Florida's finest”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

I agree with Nicholas K - this place is an institution. And has been for years. Started by Dewey Culbreth, it is now run by his son Dewey, better known as Jim, and the place simply never changes. I feel really sorry for anyone who can't appreciate this eatery. So the decor is not the Ritz but its afficionados wouldn't be seen dead at the Ritz - and vice versa! Go there in shorts and a T-shirt, with a huge appetite, and be prepared to leave with a big smile on your face after a fabulous meal costing a fraction of its rivals. This year a two pound (8) plate of large (really) crab claws sold for $48 - and that's a real steal. The catfish is certainly the best in South Florida but so are the shrimp, the crab legs and the 'N'awlins' crayfish tails. This is the real America. Not a chain. Just good, honest food sold at good, honest prices - and sometimes thrown at you by good, honest Americans! If you want a bit more 'polished' service ask for Gale or Marta. Interestingly Catfish Deweys used to appear in Zagat. Since they dropped it a few years ago I've continued to go to Catfish Deweys - regularly - but I've dropped Zagat!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bridgetown, Barbados
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“Best Catfish in Florida”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

This place is an institution. If you like catish you have to come to Catfish Dewys. It's as simple as that!! They have the best deals on all-u-can-eat catfish, plus snow crab claws and stone crab claws. The service is amazing, the atmosphere memorable and the prices are great. i come here with my family and friends every time I am in Florida, which is almost every month of the year. they will never let you down.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Henderson, Nevada
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“Stone Crabs!!!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

Delecious, fresh stone crabs at a great price!!

Go two pounds of the mediums, with grits, cole slaw and hush puppies and it was all I could do to finish them. And I'm not a small eater. The price was much better than most places and the flavor was perfect. You could tatse the freshness. The service was great.

While this place is nothing fancy, it was just what I expected and it was a very good value.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
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“AWFUL..DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME AND MONEY”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

Service is terrible!!! Don't go dressed up because they look at you like your not normal..It is for white trash if that's how you want to greet people.
The server accused us of stealing ALL YOU CAN eat stone crabs and putting them in my girlfriends purse.,...Are you kidding me?? The Staff are MORONS!!

Don't waste your money or time!!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Belcamp, Maryland
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“Good prices, Great Tasting, But........”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Even though this was a great restaurant and the food tasted great, great prices, 3 out of 4 of us had bathroom issues after eating here. Coincidence? Don't know but this was the common denominator!

Visited November 2012
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