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Aug 25, 2010 11:09 AM

Looking for cheap seafood restaurants in Fort Lauderdale..... REALLY CHEAP!

Need good cheap seafood to fill up new son-in-law who has a HUGE appetite! The newleyweds are in Fort Lauderdale now staying at Il Lugano and have their car with them but don't want to travel far. These two are on a VERY strict budget! Need some suggestions for good seafood for very casual dining. Lunch and dinner. Thx!

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  1. cant get cheaper than long john silvers!LOL

    1. This is sad but there really isn't alot of good seafood places in Miami/FTL and the words cheap and seafood don't normally go well together. But here are some joints that are decent and relatively inexpensive ($10-20/pp)

      Rustic Inn Crabhouse (if anything it's been around forever)
      Islamorada Fish company located inside the Bass Pro in Dania Beach
      Joe's Crabshack (Lauderhill)
      Old Florida Seafood house, Wilton Manors (an oldie, never tried myself).

      Don't forget there is an inordinate number of all you can eat sushi restaurants if his stomach threatens to bankrupt their trip.

      Shinju in Davie, Florida
      Makino in Lauderhill, Florida.

      Just as a thought, you can download $25 gift certificates for $10 each at for a place called 3030 Ocean that is a nice/fine restaurant on the beach. Will save them a good amount and the seafood will be a better quality. There's a place I've been meaning to try called the Cape Cod Room on trendy Collins avenue that has a coupon on the same site ($100 gift certificate for $40).

      Rustic Inn Crabhouse
      4331 Ravenswood Rd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

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        1. Try Catfish Deweys ( ) for good, inexpensive seafood and southern cooking. Check the menu on their website, they have several AYCE specials on different nights for your big eater.

          Catfish Deweys
          4003 North Andrews Avenue
          Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
          (954) 566-5333

          Catfish Deweys
          4003 N Andrews Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

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          1. re: RickL

            This recommendation would be mine as well. Very good seafood prepared well at reasonable prices. Do what he says: read their menu on the website and see the AYCE specials for each night. My favorite is the AYCE catfish with AYCE boiled shrimp at $2 more.

          2. Just up the road a bit is "Whales Rib" Kind of a dive but I think their seafood is top knotch.
            This place was featured on Guys"Diners, driv-ins, and dives,
            If you go make sure you try the rock shrimp.