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Joe Tess Live Fish Market

) #843 of 1,088 Restaurants in Omaha $$ - $$$ American, Seafood
5424 S 24th St, Omaha, NE 68107-4426
+1 402-731-7278
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  • Excellent16%
  • Very good21%
  • Average25%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible22%
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American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
5424 S 24th St, Omaha, NE 68107-4426
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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 10 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

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

Thank Cynthia C
Reviewed 11 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
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Normally we really love the show and its suggestions but the famous carp was half overbooked and half undercooked. Shrimp was done well but the raspberry ice tea tastes like artificial raspberry with no tea. Our server was sort of rude. Prices are reasonable from...More

Thank eliza-china
Reviewed 10 August 2016

This is a family restaurant serving its specialty Carp fish for many may years in Omaha. We had not visited for well over a decade, but returned with family to see and taste again. The restaurant is very family oriented, drinks and food very reasonably...More

1  Thank Mayflower60
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Jackie fries the bomb carp the bomb fried shrimp the bomb and all the rye bread and pickles you can eat always ask for soft when you order the carp

1  Thank Linda W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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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