Catfish has kept Catfish Deweys in business for 16 years at this unprepossessing, rustic, spot in the Fort Lauderdale area. If catfish are a bit too ambitious for you just yet, you will find plenty of other options on the menu, ranging from all-you-can-eat crab legs to a variety of other all-you-can-eat treats.
These include those catfish, of course, offered every day, along with shrimp on Monday and Tuesday and baby back ribs on Wednesday. At any time, you can try blackened shrimp, a strip steak, grilled chicken and, in stone crab season from October to May, those delectable claws.
Here are some of the reviews from this great establishment here in the Fort Lauderdale area:
“This is a southern seafood joint. I enjoy the clams, the snow crab, the catfish here… everything is blast-from-the-70s decor, but I like it. It feels like the real south in here, which is hard to find in the Fort Lauderdale area, (you have to go north to go ‘south’). And it’s so inexpensive compared to restaurants of comparable quality. It’s so “down home”.
Beware of the all-you-can-eat deals though. They’re only priced a dollar more for a reason…because unless you have a really really huge appetite, all you can eat is the regular sized entree. Portions are huge here, and come with lots of sides. But if you can handle it, go ahead, try the all-you-can-eat stone crab legs.
Where else can you find someplace that offers all-you-can-eat stone crab? But my boyfriend and I failed to eat much more than 2 lbs each; we about died.
Check their website for the specials of each day. At night it can get crowded at prime time depending on the special of the day.
“We passed up stone crabs at Joe’s Stone Crabs on Miami Beach the night before because we were planning on Deweys in the Fort Lauderdale area the next night…hmmm $45 for 7 or 8 claws at Joe’s or $39 for all you can eat stone and snow crab at Deweys??? Duh!
7 of us ate here on Thursday night. We were seated quickly and well taken care of. The stone and snow crabs were awesome…and just kept coming. One of the guys had the catfish and said it was delicious. Don’t waste your time (or appetite) on the included side dishes…it’s all about the crab!!
This place reminded me of a panhandle seafood joint…laid back atmosphere with great food. Joe’s Key lime pie was better…but Dewey’s was pretty good.” By Steve S., Alpharatta, GA
“GREAT FOOD GREAT SERVICE. We were sent down from NY State DOT for clean up after hurricane Wilma. Once we found Deweys we went every chance we got. FRIENDLY and great atmosphere. Was the best place I have found to eat in all of FLORIDA. Went on a cruise and drove up from Miami to eat there again and it was AWESOME food. Going back for a cruise in Feb. and made hotel reservations in the area just so we could eat there again. The service was friendly and good and the food was EXCELLENT every time we went.
DON’T GO TO FORT LAUDERDALE WITHOUT GOING TO CATFISH DEWEYS. Anyone that I have taken there has loved the food and the service. Oh, and the prices are moderate, as well.
Wow, I guess they really liked the place! I know we do, Catfish Deweys is one of our favorite restaurants in the Fort Lauderdale area.. Please stop by there, the service is tremendous, food fantastic, great prices and what an atmosphere. Enjoy!!
Open daily from 11:30 AM – 10:00 PM
4003 N. Andrews Avenue
Oakland Park, Florida