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Famous Seafood

599 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11225 40.658761 -73.960482
at Rutland Rd.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-462-4444 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Seafood, Southern/Soul
  • Price Range: $$

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Mon-Thu, 11am-10pm; Fri-Sat, 11am-midnight; Sun, noon-9pm

Nearby Subway Stops

B, Q, S at Prospect Park



Payment Methods

Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Lunch
  • Take-Out


  • No Alcohol


Not Accepted


This venue is closed.

Music exec Don Pooh saw an unfilled niche for quick seafood and filled it. His Famous Seafood chain takes a southern slant, specializing in fresh, never-frozen fish and soul-food sides. Meals are cooked to order despite the fast-food trappings; a human touch sets the tone from the start, when cashiers ask for customers’ names to place an order. Fried catfish and whiting are plump under an appealing, peppery-crisp breading—cooking in corn oil keeps the grease level to a minimum, although an extra-creamy tartar sauce packs a rich punch. Diners seeking healthier options can choose steamed red snapper or blue fish, with yellow rice and steamed vegetables, or steamed and fried crab, plump shrimp, and lobster tails. Skip the crinkle-cut fries in favor of spot-on hearty mac ’n’ cheese. Homemade lemonade and sweet iced tea join red velvet cake and sweet potato pie as additional markers of southern authenticity. The clean interior has no tables, just seats at a perimeter rail for eat-in customers. Blue tiles and seat cushions pick up a stylized wave theme, echoing the ocean’s bounty.

Recommended Dishes

Whiting sandwich, $5.50; catfish and shrimp combo, $14.50; mac ‘n’ cheese, $3