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Joe Tess Live Fish Market

5424 S 24th St, Omaha, NE 68107-4426
+1 402-731-7278
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  • Excellent19%
  • Very good19%
  • Average28%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible22%
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“fries” (14 reviews)
“chicken” (7 reviews)
“fried carp” (9 reviews)
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American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
5424 S 24th St, Omaha, NE 68107-4426
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I’m not sure where to start. If your not a local and you have never tried carp, don’t go here. I thought it was a nice seafood place. Employees are very nice but their known for their carp. Yes I said carp. Tried a small...More

Thank doncoldwater
Reviewed August 16, 2018

A friend came to town to visit, and we made our way over since they had been featured on Triple D. Walking in was like going back in time...comfortable and casual...with lots of stuffed fish on the wall. Service was quick and friendly. My friend...More

Thank Tinkwannabe
Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

When I was a kid my dad used to bring fish from Joe Tess it was great. It was crispy. It was fresh. It was not overcooked. It was not dried out. It was really good.. The server was new but she never came back...More

Thank X3185OGsusanc
Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

We had been regular patrons for a long time. The increasing prices and the inconsistent quality of carp has kept us from going there as often. Last night, I ordered the value meal, fish and chips. It came with tea, coffee or soft drink plus...More

Thank Linda W
Reviewed July 27, 2018

It had been a little over a year since my last visit. I have been going to Joe Tess' since we moved here in 1990. During the 28 years, I can not remember ever having a bad experience. Not the case this time. We ordered...More

Thank Bluesmom08
Reviewed June 10, 2018

Was there late last year and was impressed with the service and food quality. Met the owner and wait staff and promised to return. Went in May 2018 again and the fish was great with a large quantity. Had Lemonade homemade and free refills. The...More

Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

Loved all of the food except the carp. Ended up trying a little from each persons and will go back for sure.

Thank Chris68104
Reviewed May 6, 2018

I grew up in Omaha and was back this weekend for the Berkshire Hathaway meeting. I had never been to Joe Tess although I lived in Omaha for 15 years. Saw it on Diners Drive-ins and Dives. Decided we needed to try it. We have...More

Thank Marty G
Reviewed April 14, 2018

Went in with high expectations, due to reviews we had read and the fact that Guy Fieri visited with the DDD show - but left pretty disappointed. Husband had fried catfish which was meh (he's from Alabama, we've lived in the mid-South, so we know...More

Thank Adrienne M
Reviewed March 29, 2018

The food others got was great. They are "known" for the catfish. But I did not like the catfish from here. Everything else was good. Would come back and try other food for sure.

Thank Chris68104
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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