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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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  • Excellent18%
  • Very good21%
  • Average27%
  • 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 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Do not sit by the front door is absolutely freezing. The breaded Ooysters are amazing. I am Not A Fan Of Fish With Bones. Had. The Famous Jess Tess Fish. Would Recommend Tilapia. When You Order 2 Sides. Rice And Some. Other Side. Not. Fried...More

Thank Mom12084
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 7 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 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

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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, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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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