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Joe Tess Live Fish Market

#845 of 1,095 Restaurants in Omaha
₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, Seafood
5424 S 24th St, Omaha, NE 68107-4426
+1 402-731-7278
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  • Excellent18%
  • Very good20%
  • Average27%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible23%
Travellers talk about
“famous fish” (4 reviews)
“fries” (10 reviews)
“chicken” (7 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Seafood
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
5424 S 24th St, Omaha, NE 68107-4426
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Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

It's raining carp and carp is on the menu. That is why Guy came and so you know I'm going try what he tried.....and I have never tried carp. I started with the catfish chowder and it tasted like a good vegetable soup with Old...More

Thank mitsolns
Reviewed 8 July 2017

Family and friends had different meals. My wife and I ghad the cat fish dinner, son had shrimp and chicken, I think others had the famous fish dinner(carp). All said it was good.

Thank b1nky7s
Reviewed 28 June 2017

I used to love Joe Tess. It was a South Omaha icon. My, how things change. From what I understand, the restaurant is under new managerment/ownership. The quality of the food has gone down hill drastically. Extremely greasy and it tastes like very, very old...More

Thank eshar0n
Reviewed 18 May 2017

This is a fresh fish place with the fresh fish market next door we had heard about and wanted to try. We arrived early, before 5 PM and it was not yet busy. I had the Famous Fish which is one piece of breaded Carp...More

Thank ChocolateTraveler
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Well we ate at Joe Tess's in Omaha. Waitress was great and brought a trial piece of carp. I think fried carp must be an acquired taste or you need lots of malt vinegar or hot sauce to make it go down. Had the catfish....More

Thank bigshoe1982
Reviewed 7 March 2017

This South Omaha landmark enjoys a great reputation among those who grew up in the community. I recognized it immediately, having frequented many like it in my home in rural Louisiana. The menu does not change and nobody wants it to. It is the only...More

Thank Rifle762
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Went to Joe Tess Place for the catfish and the fried oysters and after peeling away the breading from the oysters we could not find the oysters in most of the pieces. The catfish was ok but all the food tasted like it was cooked...More

1  Thank Ron A
Reviewed 11 November 2016

I remember when Joe Tess was primarily a bar with a small room on the west side used for the restaurant. And the quality of food has remained quite consistent over the years. It's fun to see how the menu has expanded with additional seafood...More

Thank DEPOmaha
Reviewed 26 October 2016

I've been to this place at least a handful of times thinking that maybe just maybe it would be better than the last and because everyone seems to love it. Every time I have eaten there I am super disappointed. I do not recommend this...More

1  Thank Cynthia C
Reviewed 12 October 2016

This place used to be great. However on my last visit the waitress was rude the food was drenched in oil and soggy. We waited for an extended period of time for our food. We will not be back anytime soon.

Thank Chauncey M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5424 S 24th St, Omaha, NE 68107-4426
  • Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  Omaha
  • Phone Number: +1 402-731-7278
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