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“Great food, great service.” 4 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 #167 of 1,150 Restaurants in Fort Lauderdale
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations
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.
Brandon, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Great food, great service.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012 via mobile

Very fresh. Excellent fish and chip. Wife had the catfish grilled. Big portions. Will definitely come again.

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Fort Lauderdale
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Best seafood in Broward”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

No one does fried catfish better, the hush puppies are divine and all-you-can-eat shrimp night is one of the joys of life

Visited December 2012
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Test Valley UK
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55 reviews 55 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
35 helpful votes 35 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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58 restaurant reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“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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57 reviews 57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“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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