My best friend and I were in Ft. Lauderdale in April, 2009, to see my granddaughter swim in the YMCA National Championships. While having breakfast one morning, we asked our server to recommend a good seafood restaurant, and she told us Catfish Deweys was the best. Boy, was she right! The food was awsome (baskets of hushpuppies), and the service was outstanding. It's not a fancy place, but has a real down-home feeling. We even sat and talked to a table of women next to us. We'll be heading south again next April, and we will make it a point to go back (probably more than one time). I'd recommend to anyone who enjoys seafood, plus they have steaks and ribs, too.
Great location. Could do with a lick of paint in some places but overall this is a great restaurant. We usually take our friends from up north here when they fly down to visit. The fish dip appetizer is amazing. (especially with a dash of Tabasco). For a waterfront restaurant in Fort Lauderdale, the prices are reasonable. Would recommend. You can always just pop in for a drink and see what you think before dining.
I actually know this seafood store as"The Fish Peddler East". I was told about this wonderful boutique seafood monger while standing in line at Publix's seafood counter one day last year. Ever since, this is the only place I go to purchase fresh seafood. This little find is far superior to Whole Foods seafood counter. I highly recommend the Fish Peddler especially when you want the best and freshest.
I found this restaurant on this Yellow Pages.com, just looking for a seafood restaurant near where I was staying while in Ft Lauderdale for a couple of weeks. I decided to try this one and it is great. Wonderful fried shrimp, just perfect. i have been back about every other night for dinner since going the first time.
We went there for the first time and the food & service awesome! I had the Pan Asian Tuna and it was the freshest I have ever tasted. I also had the Pomegranate Martini and it was delicious, so original! I can't wait to go back. It's seems like a great place for a celebration or an intimate date.
My first time there today, the selection was good but the fish should be on more ice. In addition It would be nice if they should offer you a bag of ice to keep the fish fresh. I used to get that in Huntington NY, here in Fort Lauderdale it's much hotter so it is a must to keep the fish fresh.
Absolutely fantastic!! Great food, great service! House wine was superb. Appetizers were out of this world!! Nice selection of specials. Can't say enough of how much we LOVED this place. It's definitely on our list for a return visit every time we come to Lauderdale-By-The-Sea!!
Great friendly atmosphere outside and in... im a local and eat here often. The baja mahi tacos, crabcake appetizer, tarpon burger, caesar salad, and red-skinned potato salad are among my favorties. Great prices and generous portions. Love it!! Ordering takeout from them tonight
We ate hear after we rented a car next door. Very funny place, totally themed around Forest Gump. I thought the size of the actual shrimp were not impressive, the view was impressive, direct Ocean.
If you are looking for an amazing meal accompanied by a great view, I highly recommend 15th Street Fisheries. It is great for the kids as well since they can feed the Tarpon right from the dock.