Friday December 13, 2013
Supply of fresh Florida stone crabs is good
today. Medium, large and jumbo claws arriving.
Be sure to call ahead 30 minutes prior to
your arrival in order to bypass the wait line. Lots
of folks trying the all you can eat USA farm raised
Other folks have taken a cue from some of my
cartoon balloon posts and made one of their
own! I love it!
Tuesday December 10, 2013
Delivery coming this morning of more fresh
Florida stone crabs. Medium, large and jumbo
Can you believe the winter so far up north?
We're sure fortunate and Blessed to be in sunny
South Florida right now.
Monday December 9, 2013
Got more fresh mediums in today! All you can
eat stone crabs. (Of course, we have single
portion dinners also with large and jumbo claws)
It's also shrimp day! All you can eat large
shrimp for $18.99!
Sunday December 8, 2013
We got in a good amount of fresh Florida stone
crabs -medium size- for today. They will be all
you can eat as well as single portion dinners. Only
enough large and jumbo claws came in to offer
single portion dinners.
Sunday is also Alaskan Snow crab day! All you
can eat Alaskan Snow Crab legs for 28.99!
Saturday December 7, 2013
More fresh Florida stone crabs in for today!
Friday December 6, 2013
Delivery of fresh Florida stone crabs due in this
morning and will have enough to let us sell
medium, large and jumbo claws as all you can eat
dinners as well as single portion dinners.
Of course, we have USA farm raised catfish
all you can eat for just $15.99! We will even show
you how to eat the whole catfish with the bones so
you don't do it the wrong way!
Thursday December 5, 2013
Fresh Florida stone crabs are in for today. We
have all you can et as well as single portion dinners
for the medium claws and single portion dinners
today on the large and jumbo claws.
It's also Thursday, and that means Alaskan Snow
Crab Legs are all you can eat for $28.99.
Tuesday December 3, 2013
A good supply of fresh Florida stone crabs is
on the way in today. We will have all you can eat
on the medium and large claws. All sizes, including
the jumbo claws are also available as generous
single portion dinners as well. And don't forget,
you can always order the two pound dinner and
then decide if you want to convert it into the all
you can eat dinner. We're more than happy to sell
you the two pound dinner... which prices out less
than if you bought two pounds from the market...
and let you decide if that's a big enough meal.
Of course, today is also Tuesday and that
means all you can eat shrimp!
Monday December 2, 2013
We got in a few pounds of medium and jumbo
claws for single portion dinners until they're sold
out. We should be getting a pretty good supply of
medium, large and jumbo claws tomorrow. I'll
keep you posted here once they're actually in.
It's also Monday, and that means all you can eat
Saturday November 30, 2013
Fresh Florida stone crabs are in for today, but we
can offer them only as single portion dinners. We
do have all four sizes, colossal, jumbo, large and
It's also Saturday night and we all know what that
means! Louisiana Saturday night!
Friday November 29, 2013
Fresh Florida stone crabs arriving today! We
had to take the entire catch and that means we
have a few pounds of colossal claws as well as
our usual mix of jumbo, large and medium claws.
I don't yet have any kind of confirmation about
availability for tomorrow. We will keep you
Alaskan snow crab legs are also all you can
eat today for $29.99 since we were closed
yesterday for Thanksgiving.
Thursday November 28, 2013
Catfish Deweys has been closed every
Thanksgiving since we opened in 1984. Today,
November 28th, 2013 marks our 29th
Thanksgiving in which we all take the day off. We
have much to be Thankful for here and believe in
letting all of our staff enjoy a full day of giving
Thanks for all of our Blessings.
We are also very thankful to hear that we will be
getting a delivery of fresh Florida stone crabs
Friday morning. We can't get all we wanted, but
we are getting enough to offer all you can eat on
mediums and large and single portion dinners on
these as well as jumbo and colossal claws.
Of course, since we could do the Thursday
special, we are offering Alaskan Snow Crab
Legs, all you can eat on Friday for $29.99.
Wednesday November 27, 2013
We do have a limited amount of fresh Florida
stone crabs for today. We have single portion
dinners on medium, large and jumbo claws. The
large are available also as all you can eat dinners. I
wish we had more, but this week is a little bit
harder than normal because of the Thanksgiving
Day Holiday tomorrow (and we are closed on
Thanksgiving). I'm still waiting on what, if any,
stone crabs are coming in for Friday. It could be a
tough weekend for stone crabs, but whatever
happens, I'll let everyone know our status here as
soon as possible.
Wednesday is all you can eat Baby Back Ribs
for $17.99, of course, but also we can do the
Alaskan Snow Crab special on request, since
we're closed tomorrow.
So if I don't see you tonight, have a Happy
Thanksgiving Day and we'll meet here again
Monday November 25, 2013
Fresh Florida stone crabs are in today! Pretty
unusual to get them on a Monday. Probably has
something to do with everyone getting ready for
Thanksgiving. That reminds me... I have to remind
everyone that Catfish Deweys is closed on
Thanksgiving Day. If you were planning on the
Thursday special, Alaskan Snow Crab Legs,
you can do them Monday, Tuesday or
Wednesday all you can eat for $29.99.
Of course, the official all you can eat special on
Monday and Tuesday is the large shrimp special,
all you can eat shrimp for $18.99
Sunday November 24, 2013
We have fresh Florida stone crabs today,
available as single portion dinners and as all you
can eat dinners. A friend sent us news on stone
crabs from The Keys News. The news is...
well... a bit grim. We do have plenty of stone
crabs for today, but as noted earlier in this blog,
we may be over fishing the crab.
From the article:
"It has been a disastrous start," Key Fisheries
owner Gary Graves said. "It is the highest
prices on record. But the catch has been
horrible. I am not very confident that this
going to be a good year."
The stone crab fishery is "fully exploited,"
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission fisheries biologist Tom Matthews
"The crab claw size is down, which is telling us
that we are catching them faster than we used
to," Matthews said." Click here to read more.
---> The article is a front page story. Check out
the image of the front page here.
Saturday November 23, 2013
Fresh Florida stone crabs! We have medium,
large and jumbo claws!.
Saturday is also Crawfish, fried oysters and
fried clam strips, all you can eat for $19.99!
Friday November 22, 2013
Fresh Florida stone crabs due in for Friday. Plenty
of medium and large claws but only enough jumbo
claws for single portion dinners.
Check out all these medium claws!
Thursday November 21, 2013
Fresh Florida stone crabs in again today..
Medium, large and jumbo claws. Call
Thursday is also Alaskan snow crab legs, all
you can eat for $28.99
Wednesday November 20, 2013
A pretty good supply of fresh Florida stone crabs
are in for today. Medium, large and jumbo claws.
And don't forget, since it's Wednesday, it's all
you can eat Bar-B-Q Baby Back Ribs for just
$17.99 and that can be a combination of ribs and
catfish, all you can eat for $17.99.
Tuesday November 19, 2013
Fresh Florida stone crabs coming in today.
Jumbo, large and medium claws. All you can eat
as well as single portion dinners are on the menu.
Tuesday is also shrimp night, large shrimp, all you
can eat large peel-n-eat shrimp (pictured here)
and large fried shrimp for $18.99.
Sunday November 17, 2013
Well, we didn't quite sell out of stone crabs last
night, but pretty close. We do have single portion
dinners on medium, large and jumbo claws for as
long as the supply lasts.
Sunday also means plenty of Alaskan Snow
Crab Legs, all you can eat for $28.99
Saturday November 16, 2013
More fresh Florida stone crabs in for today! There
are hopefully... probably... maybe?... enough for
Sunday too, but if you want to make sure, come
for the stone crabs tonight. They're still not
catching nearly enough to meet demand. I have
already heard suggestions that next season be
shortened in order to give the crabs some time to
recover... so, waiting for thee price to come
down... well, it's possible that may be a longer
wait than originally thought. But we have them
tonight, on Louisiana Saturday Night!
Friday November 15, 2013
We have fresh Florida stone crab claws arriving
today. Medium, large and jumbo claws. You can
get them in single portion dinners or all you can eat
dinners. You can even order the big, two pound
portion dinner (generally enough for most people)
and then decide if you want your server to convert
it into an all you can eat dinner. That can be done
with the large and jumbo claws as well as the
And don't forget... you can call ahead with
30-45 minute notice to avoid the waiting line.
Thursday November 14, 2013
Fresh Florida stone crab claws, in today!
Medium, large and jumbo.
It's also Thursday, and that means Alaskan Snow
Crab Legs are all you can eat for $28.99!
Wednesday November 13, 2013
Good supply of fresh Florida stone crabs in for
today! Even jumbos!
Also, on Wednesday, it's Bar-B-Q day at Catfish
Deweys. Baby Back ribs are all you can eat
Tuesday November 12, 2013
Fresh Florida stone crabs are coming in today!
We're getting a good amount of medium, large and
jumbo claws and we'll be offering the all you can
eat meals as well as the more traditional single
Also, Tuesday is all you can eat large shrimp!
Large peel-n-eat shrimp and large fried shrimp for
Sunday November 10, 2013
We have a good supply of fresh Florida stone
crabs in the large size claws and the jumbo claws.
It's also Sunday, which means Alaskan snow
crab legs are all you can eat for $28.99.
Saturday November 9, 2013
We're well supplied today with fresh Florida stone
crabs. We have medium claws, large claws and
jumbo claws. You can do all you can eat or single
portion dinners. You can even order a single
portion dinner and decide if you want your server
to convert it into an all you can eat dinner.
It's also Saturday, and that means boiled
crawfish and fried oysters, all you can eat for
Friday November 8, 2013
Fresh Florida stone crab claws arriving today!
Medium, large and jumbo claws. We have all you
can eat dinners as well as single portion dinners.
And of course, U.S.A. Farm raised catfish is all
you can eat every night for $15.99.
Thursday November 7, 2013
Good supply of fresh Florida stone crabs in for
tonight and there should be enough, but there is
some chance we will sell out before the end of the
night, so if you're coming for stone crabs, it's
probably better to come a bit earlier rather than
Thursday is also All-You-Can-Eat Alaskan
Snow Crab legs for $28.99 and we have plenty
of crab legs.
Wednesday November 6, 2013
We are pretty well stocked with fresh Florida
stone crab claws for today. Also, all this wind has
stopped so the word is there are a lot of boats out
today and tomorrow so there should be a good
supply of claws for the weekend.
Don't forget, since it's Wednesday, we have
Bar-B-Q Baby Back Ribs all you can eat
today for $17.99!! (That can be ribs and catfish
combo, all you can eat for $17.99)
Tuesday November 5, 2013
Just confirmed stone crabs. Medium, large and
jumbo claws on the way and will be here by
dinner time. We will have all you can eat available
on fresh medium claws and fresh large, and the
fresh jumbos are available as 1.25 lb and 2 lb
All this wind is a mixed blessing. Going out in
rough seas is very difficult, so not as many traps
get pulled, rough seas stir the bottom and crabs
move around and wind up in traps. So, we will see
what the next few days bring.
And yes, stone crabs are still high. But if you buy
them from the store, like here, it will cost you
more than if you order the two pound dinner of
medium claws from us... plus, we include two side
items like salad and baked potato as well as
hushpuppies and our own mustard sauce.
Monday 11/4/13 PS:
Oh, also... we expect a good amount of stone
crab claws tomorrow. I will post here Tuesday
morning once we have actually secured them.
Monday November 4, 2013
Sold out of stone crabs yesterday. Amazingly, we
secured a few pounds of jumbos and mediums,
but somebody else bought all large out of this
boat's catch. I can't promise every Monday is
going to have a delivery of fresh stone crabs... It's
rare anybody is out on the weekend working for
crabs, but this guy was trying to stay ahead of the
front that came through and made all that wind
early this morning.
That means, while they last, we have single portion
dinners available in medium size claws and jumbo
Monday is also all you can eat large fried shrimp
and large peel-n-eat shrimp for $18.99. By large,
we mean 21-25s, a size others call jumbo, but
really, they're large. Here's a photo of the
peel-n-eat shrimp. As you can see, the shell is
already split and the shrimp already deveined.
They are served hot with drawn butter with
salad and potato (unless you request them chilled.)
Sunday November 3, 2013
We have a good supply of fresh Florida stone
crab claws for tonight. Jumbo, large and mediums
should last the night.
Saturday November 2, 2013
More fresh Florida stone crabs in today, we will
have plenty for tonight and most likely Sunday as
well. The price is still crazy high, but I called
around and nobody is beating our prices for the
top quality, fresh Florida stone crabs.
Also, a reminder; it's Louisiana Saturday night.
Boiled crawfish, fried oysters and fried clam
strips are all you can eat for $19.99!
Friday November 1, 2013
Good supply of fresh Florida stone crab claws
coming in today. Jumbo, large and medium.
Of course, we have the best USA farm raised
catfish around. Check it out!
Thursday October 31, 2013
Well, we're pretty good on stone crab claws for
tonight, although we'll probably sell out, or get
close to out, by 10:00 PM. We HAVE confrmed
fresh claws tomorrow. jumbo, large and medium.
And a pretty good haul too. So today, even
though the fish house did NOT lower prices to us,
we're lowering prices on all you can eat starting
It does mean some of you are going to beat the
house and we'll lose money on you, but I'm hoping
the overall average levels that out. Call for prices.
Also, Happy Halloween!
Wednesday October 30, 2013
Situation regarding stone crabs remains
unchanged. Too few crabs being caught is the
basic problem for price and supply. We do have
medium, large and jumbo claws for tonight.
Also, Wednesday is Baby Back Ribs night!
Tuesday October 29, 2013
Just confirmed stone crab delivery for today,
medium, large and jumbo size fresh Florida stone
crab claws. The good news is we will have enough
medium and large claws to offer all you can eat as
well as single portions. The not so good news is
there are still too few being caught which is what is
driving the price.
And of course, it's Tuesday, and that means large
shrimp are all you can eat for just $18.99.
Sunday October 27, 2013
October 27th and 28th of 1962 were the last two
days of the missile crisis that is known today as the
Cuban Missile Crisis. And we all know
President Kennedy successfully stared down
Nikita Khrushchev and the result was the medium
range offensive missiles the Soviets had placed in
Cuba were taken back to Russia.
But what is not commonly known is that President
Kennedy... knowing the possibility Armageddon
might really happen and knowing that fresh Florida
stone crabs might never again be on his dinner
plate... President Kennedy had fresh stone crabs
flown to the White House. Just in case.
The good news today is Armageddon is not
staring us in the face, and today you can have
fresh Florida stone crabs without calling on the
U.S. Air Force to bring them. All you have to do
is come in tonight at Catfish Deweys and have a
bit of a taste of history. Kennedy style.
Sunday October 27, 2013
We have jumbo stone crab claws today, and we
also have Alaskan Snow Crab Legs, the
regular Sunday special.
Saturday October 26, 2013
Stone crabs are still crazy hard to get, still crazy
period. I don't get it. I don't understand what is
happening in the market.
Have stone crabs been over fished? Will they
become an endangered species? Are we the last
generation to enjoy stone crabs? Will they one day
be a museum display?
Or is it simply a cycle in the rhythm of the sea. A
few years of shortages and the a bounty? I don't
know that either.
But what I do know is we have fresh Florida stone
crab claws coming for Saturday. Not enough,
sadly, to do all you can eat. But enough to offer
single portion dinners. We do one pound dinners
and two pound dinners on medium claws and
large claws. On jumbo claws we do 1.25 lb
dinners (3 jumbo claws) and two pound dinners of
jumbo claws (5 jumbo claws).
Prices are at record highs, but I can tell you this.
The two pound dinners are a better value than
buying stone crabs by the pound at the store.
Seriously. And they may sell out by the end of
Saturday night. Well... maybe not the jumbos.
And the jumbos are actually the best.
So, get them to eat before they go on display in
the Museum of Natural Science.
Friday October 25, 2013
We are expecting fresh Florida stone crab claws
to be delivered today. Jumbo, large and medium
claws. We could not get as many as we have been
getting. That's because of the paltry catch about
which all the crab fishermen are complaining.
Short supply is also driving the price, as explained
in previous post yesterday.
Thursday October 24, 2013
Large & Jumbo claws came in today, but no
medium claws. We're hoping medium come with
Regarding prices.... I know we have a long and
valued reputation for offering the best seafood at
the best prices, and even though stone crab prices
may not seem the best around right now, ours are.
And the prices are still crazy.
We are very sorry for the crazy prices, and they
may get even crazier before they get any better.
There are just not enough crabs being caught and
crab supply is not even close to meeting demand.
That means the prices we pay, and consequently
must pass on, are much greater. We don't like the
high prices. We have not made menu price
increases proportionate. So even at current menu
pricing, we are working on a much smaller margin.
I deeply hope the situation changes soon and more
crabs find their way into the market because only
with consecutive large catches will the situation get
The good news is, Alaskan Snow Crab Legs
are all you can eat today (every Thursday and
Sunday) for $28.99.
Wednesday October 23, 2013
We have plenty of large and jumbo stone crab
claws but are a little light on mediums. If you're
coming for the mediums, come much earlier rather
than later. I cannot quantify a time, but we will sell
out of mediums.
Still waiting to hear about tomorrow's delivery.
And... don't forget, it's Wednesday and that
means this item is also all you can eat!
Tuesday October 22, 2013
Just confirmed shipment of fresh Florida stone
crabs are on the way and should arrive by 5:00
PM. We will be offering medium, large and jumbo
claws, both as single portion dinners and as all you
can eat dinners.
Monday October 21, 2013
We have enough large and jumbo claws to do
single portion dinners today. No mediums. More
of all three size claws have been ordered for
tomorrow, but what we actually get tomorrow is
going to be determined by what the catch is today.
Will post that information tomorrow morning once
there is confirmation.
And as always, USA farm raise catfish is all you
can eat for 15.99 and on Monday & Tuesday
large shrimp are all you can eat for 18.99 as
Sunday October 20, 2013
We are well set with large and jumbo claws for
today, but the medium claws will be offered only
as one and two pound dinners while they last.
Saturday October 19, 2013
We got in enough fresh Florida stone crabs for
tonight and probably for tomorrow as well.
Everyone loves Fresh Florida Stone Crabs... even
the most interesting man in the world!
Friday October 18, 2013
Just got confirmation from the fish house that fresh
stone crabs are on the way. We will have jumbos
as single portion dinners; the large and medium
claws will be available as all you can eat dinners as
well as the more traditional single portion dinners.
If you're not sure if you should order all you can
eat or the large two pound portion, you can order
the two pound dinner and then if you're still pretty
hungry your server will be happy to convert it into
an all you can eat dinner and bring you more until
you've stuffed yourself silly! How awesome is
Thursday Oct. 17, 2013 8:33 PM
Just got word we will be buying fresh jumbo, large
and medium Florida stone crabs tomorrow. Prices
remain high, but the good news is they didn't go
higher. There was a lot of pressure from the boats
to get a higher price. Will post confirmation of
delivery in the morning once they are physically
checked and paid for.
Big, beautiful, bright moon out there makes stone
crabs hunker down for safety and that means the
Sunday, Monday & Tuesday supplies may be
even more meager than they are now.
Thursday October 17, 2013
We are good on fresh Florida stone crabs today.
We have a good supply of jumbo, large and
medium claws and they should last the night.
However, we are still waiting on word for supply
for tomorrow. Here's what we hear is the current
Stone crabs are few and far between right now.
Part of it --they say-- is the meager amount of
stone crabs in the traps. Supply is simply not
meeting demand and that is what is driving prices
up. The other is --they say-- many boats are
refusing to go out until they negotiate even higher
prices. Let's hope the situation gets better. When I
hear bout supply for tomorrow and Saturday I'll
post again here. Until then, again, we have already
received fresh stone crabs for tonight. They are
available for lunch and for dinner and offered as all
you can eat specials as well as traditional single
serving plates. Call for pricing. 954-566-5333.
Wednesday October 16, 2013
Fresh Florida Stone crabs Just arrived. We have
medium, large and jumbo claws. Mediums and
large are available as one pound dinners, two
pound dinners and all you can eat dinners. Jumbo
claws are available as one and a quarter pound
dinners and two pound dinners.
They came in high because the catch is even less
than last year. Call for prices. 954-566-5333.
The fish house is saying the full moon next week
will probably make stone crabs even more scarce
next week. But for now, we're good.
Monday October 14, 2013
Florida stone crab season is about to open. Still
waiting to hear if we get fresh stone crabs
tomorrow night via fast-truck or on Wednesday.
Also still waiting to know how much and how
many. We're ordering as much as we ever have,
but shades of pessimism color all the replies from
the fish house. Stand by...
June 1, 2013
Today begins the first day of the hurricane season
and let's start right off with a moment of
prayer/silence/meditation that we all pass safely
through the next six months safely and undamaged.
Now... as you can see by the ad that began
running in the Sun Sentinel Showtime yesterday,
we have the very popular all you can eat snow
crab legs all you can eat every day! They're still
on special on Sundays and Thursdays for $28.99
and just $1.00 more ($29.99) on the other five