Boatyard

4.7
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2730 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
With its prime location in the epicenter of the Yachting Capital of the world, Boatyard is Fort Lauderdale’s premier new waterfront dining destination, offering an upscale, nautical-chic vibe in a sophisticated, laid-back atmosphere. With an ‘Eat Local, Be Coastal’ philosophy, the restaurant features an eclectic, seafood-centric menu that blends the freshest daily catches with the highest-quality raw bar and shellfish selections and premium cuts of meat, all thoughtfully prepared with locally sourced ingredients for patrons to enjoy inside, outside or dockside. Vibrant and sophisticated, where marina views abound, Boatyard’s dockside patio lounge provides a prime view of the Intracoastal and the perfect setting to grab a bite or drinks in the company of friends while enjoying an afternoon or evening watching the boats cruise by. Add to that an open kitchen, expansive raw bar cart and private event spaces, and the ultimate waterside dining experience is complete.
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.3
Value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Stephanie is a tremendous server. Great personality and great service.

R
Key West
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Waterfront location makes this fresh fish restaurant a romantic hideway that offers an escape from the harsher realities of life by providing seamless service with perfectly prepared food.

O
Miami
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Love Sunday brunch and the bottomless drink special!

RL
St. Louis
23 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience3

We've been here before and thought we liked it. But this last visit was horrible. The service wasn't too bad but my snapper and her swordfish were basically tasteless. There is no excuse for something like that any where but this is a fairly expensive place and it should never happen.

OT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience5

Food ok. Bimini bread delicious.Limited options though.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2Food4Service4Ambience3

This restaurant is freezing cold...we sat shivering the entire meal. Airconditioning blasting and it’s only 65 outside.

SG
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Food was underwhelming. Steak overcooked. No seasoning on the steak. My husband got Oscar style for his steak and he said it was bitter. Garlic mashed potatoes were good but didn’t have much garlic flavor. Didn’t care for the green beans. You have to order their special bread to get bread. Say what? Believe it or not I’m not a picky eater I’ve just been to a lot of higher end restaurants and this one misses the mark.

LB
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

The mashed potatoes were overly salted and I didn’t enjoy... food was a bit over prices for quality/taste. Crab cake was excellent! Overall, the dining is satisfactory. Not sure if I would return

k
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a fantastic meal at the Boatyard. The service and food were exceptional. Really liked the fact that the menu offered food that was locally harvested.

N
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent location and a variety for the pallet. The paella was delicious and the service was exceptional. My next trip to Ft. Lauderdale will include a visit to The Boatyard.

OT
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Service was good prompt food flavorable however was not very hot not even the coffrr

S
Chicago
70 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We started going here when it was Bimini Boatyard and really enjoyed it. We have had mixed results since it changed to just the Boatyard. But this time everything was excellent. The Caesar salad which was big enough to share. Loved the additions to a classic Caesar. My wife had the simply grilled salmon with fingerling potatoes, which she lived. I had the Spicy Grilled Salmon and it was great. I loved the flavors and the pistachios in the sauce and cous cous were good. For desert we split the warm apple tart. A great end to a great meal. Keep up the good work.

KT
Miami
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience3

We had a reservation. When we arrived we were sent to the outdoor area because they believed there was seating. When we got there we were told that there was a half hour wait. We returned indoor to the hostess. She said that there was no other outdoor seating. I found a table. The hostess was stunned. The hostess should know what seating is available. Our waiter was superb. Once the food was brought to our table, it turned out that one of the entrees was dry and not edible. We alerted the waiter to bring some sauce. He did and arranged to comp the entree. No complaint about the service, but the food and seating at the outset were a problem.

S
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Lovely outdoor dining except when the occasional boat decides to blare our loud music.

The tuna tacos were excellent. Avoid the octopus.

R
Miami
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Truly an awesome place to celebrate a special occasion. Impeccable service and absolutely delicious food.

k
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food and service. Loved being able to sit outside by the water.

MA
Atlanta
38 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We highly recommend this restaurant! It's always a joy to dine there and last Monday was no exception! We eat there every single time we're in FLL!

AH
London
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent choice of food and wines including wines by the glass.
Extra bar area outside gives opportunities to relax before and after meal.
Server was very knowledgeable and able to accommodate requests as well as make recommendations
Overall excellent experience

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The place was nice and the service was outstanding! Great food and price for the value.

OT
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The place is very beautiful, good food and service, the only problem was the AC it was very cold!

OT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service.

KK
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Very good seafood in upscale but relaxed atmosphere. Shellfish cart is a must do.

B
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was phenomenal. We have come here several times and have always really enjoyed the food and service. The Smores dessert was to die for!

R
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Cheerful, energetic service. Interesting, carefully made, nicely plated, very tasty food. Modest but adequate selection of menu options. Fair wine and spirits prices.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect spot to await my trip and enjoy great food, comfort, company of the staff. I’d return any time.
Waterfront was calm and gorgeous.
Thank you!

JO
Miami
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

It was nice the location. The food was great for the most part. Mahi Mahi was great.The filet was great.The New York strip was not tender.The dessert was great. The green beans were awful. My fav was the bread and honey butter. I thought was over priced $140.00 for 2 total,and only 2 glasses of wine on the bill. For $140.00 wanted to be wowed,didn't happen.

OT
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

I was disappointed. A $250 DISAPPOINTMENT.

CR
San Diego
29 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My wife and I have dined here twice now. There is no better place near Port Everglades at which to go for dinner either before or after a cruise. Good food, very attractive decor, and a lively atmosphere. It’s walking distance from several hotels in SE 17th St in Fort Lauderdale. Be sure to reserve ahead -Boatyard is very popular.

ME
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We actually had to leave - as a business meeting - the noise from the bar was so loud, we were shouting to speak. We could not conduct any business what so ever. It was too bad, because they have good service and food.

s
Greensboro
28 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food and service were excellent as usual. The restaurant was busy and extremely noisy, making conversation difficulty, but we managed. It’s a pricey night out. Quality, however, is consistently excellent.

PR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful wait staff

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TR
Atlanta
107 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food and service were excellent but the Boatyard was really loud!

j
London
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really lovely experience. Enjoyed Happy Hour drinks followed by a delicious meal.

f
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A short drive or Uber from our hotel.. i ordered the pan seared scallops which were wonderful. Everyone in my group enjoyed their meals. The atmosphere was enjoyable. The service was great. I recommend reservations if planning to sit inside. Outside seating is available however there will be a wait since there are no reservations for outside seating. Definitely would go again.

BS
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exceptional food and great service. Sit outside and dine, it is a wonderful experience.HIGHLY recommend this restaurant.

T
Miami
53 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Took my father, mother and daughter to celebrate Veteran’s Day for lunch. It was awesome as usual!

OT
Naples
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brunch was nice!

OT
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful setting and always amazing food!

l
Miami
44 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was a wonderful restaurant! The server was Brian and he was very attentive! The food was delicious!!

MA
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was some of the best we ever had. We both ordered the Cesar salad and grilled Mahi Mahi just absolutely wonderful. We shared a desert that was a kind of Bake Alaska and Key lime pie again the best. Has a wonderful view of the outside and service was top notch. This was our first time here and we will definitely be back.

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