Sea Watch Restaurant

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$30 and under
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Seafood
Sea Watch On The Ocean located on the beautiful Atlantic Ocean in Fort Lauderdale is perfect for any occasion. Whether it's business, pleasure, or any other special event we offer private dining rooms, an enclosed patio or our main dining room, all with beautiful water views to maximize your dining experience. Operating for over 40 years our menu selections range from a wide variety of the finest seafood and steaks.

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Sun - Thu 7:45PM - 9:30PM
Fri 8:00PM - 9:30PM
Sat 8:30PM - 9:30PM

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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.7
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.5
Value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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J
Miami
80 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Barbara was our server...she was excellent!!!

CB
Indiana
37 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent as always. Fresh seafood and beautiful setting. We always make sure to eat here at least once when we’re in town.

RB
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Location, location & location! Plus: superior culinarily experience and an outstanding service!

OT
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Gave us a table at the window of which we asked fo
Server polite and knowledgeable patient and at tentative food came out in a timely manner was given time to look over the menu between courses and when we had finished no rushing us out

P
Chicago
199 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

We love it here. But our waitress was in a hurry and a bit gruff. Maybe she had too many tables, everybody’ was served before us and we came in first. Constantly asking us if we are ready to order, and then disappears. I am not explaining this right. But we did enjoy the food and probably will return and pray we don’t get her again.

OT
9 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience2

We went on a weekday at 9:00. When we got there, the place was almost empty. That would not be an issue if it did not feel like everyone (except our waitress, she was fantastic) was ready to go home. Staff was moving chairs around, others were on their way out home, etc.
On the bright side, the food was excellent. We have fresh oysters as apetizers, 6 for $13. The paella was equally good if a bit oily (there was litterally a layer of oil at bottom of plate) but taste was great. Portion also was good with plenty of seafood and chicken. Finally, the seared scallop was another hit. A nice portion of scallops served over a sweet cream corn type sauce and roadted asparagus.
A nice place to go but be sure to get there early before 8:30 if on weekdays.

SI
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was excellent as usual. Our reservation was acknowledged and we were offered a table inside or out on the deck. We sat outside on this warm evening with the windows open. Josh, who was our server, was absolutely terrific and made it a very enjoyable experience. Our order was delivered as requested.

PT
New England
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great value with good choices. Wonderful service and stunning views.

M
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful dinner with family that gathered together from California, Florida and NY for a pre-thanksgiving meal. Had great service and beautiful ambiance with the ocean as the backdrop. They have a terrific dusk meal menu that included soup or salad, main course of which we had lobster, filet mignon and the catch of the day, and dessert. They didn’t rush us out. The meals were delicious. The last time I was there with my cousin was in 2012 and it was delicious then and better now. I will definitely be back.

h
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Our reservation was dishonored and we left. The prior reviews on food were to let me proceed to this page. After 20 minutes we were offered a table on the patio, not the main dining room, despite it being very humid. Your receptionist was very unconcerned and told us we would have to wait another 20 minutes for a dining room table, with no apology.

We have eaten here frequently and my grandson had his wedding here.

On our prior visit the receptionist did not record our attendance to Open Table and I had to respond to them. It seems you have a problem at the front desk that needs supervision.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Celebrating my birthday and this place was amazing. The service, the STAFF, the location on the beac. Just perfect. Already planning my next visit. Love this place.

CH
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a crowd-pleaser. Really glad to enjoy a get together after bridal dress shopping here. Great food and beautiful views with a friendly staff keeping things running smoothly, as always. Thanks!

OT
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

They have a crab stuffed lobster tail that isn’t on the menu... it’s amazing!!!

J
Miami
42 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

As always, food was very good. Unfortunately, this is the 3rd time we've had seating on the lower level dining area - which can be way too loud (acoustics) when there are large parties dining. From now on, we will request the upper area for seating...Variety of red wines available could certainly stand some changes, too.

OT
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Food quality has gone down. The vegetables in our plates were overcooked and not very good. Regardless of the meal chosen it seems that everybody is receiving the same vegetables ... lack of varieties or ‘one size fits all’ concept is applied. Was expecting more from a restaurant that was once consider as an ‘institution’.
In addition, the steak of my chosen meal (combo Lobster tail & steak) was not very good ... very disappointing !
I will not go back nor recommand it until I learn that it has substantially improved. Sea Watch is not aging well ... too bad !

C
Richmond
27 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had the crab cakes as an appetizer. Excellent!
I had the bouillabaisse which was fantastic!
My husband had the filet mignon and scallops also very good except he asked the filet rare and it was a tad overdone.
Service was very good, and we especially noted that new receptionists were much more courteous than last spring!

S
Miami
105 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food , service and atmosphere! Love the dinner at dusk fresh catch specials!

D
San Diego
21 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, service and atmosphere. Extensive menu with excellent variety.

RS
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Sunset Special was good value, though next time I’ll have lobster because the red snapper and shrimp and scallops dishes were small servings and unremarkable.

DS
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent view of the ocean and a really nice atmosphere like a good server and excellent food.

n
New York Area
780 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We always enjoy dining here. Wednesday is apparently half priced wine and that was great! We tried the steamed clams for the first fime...great! A large portion of sweet little necks. The sauce was tomato-ey and garlic-y...our favorite. Could have used more then one garlic toast for the deliciousness. Entrees were swordfish and orange roughy. Both were ample portions and prepared perfectly. We ordered sides of mashed potatoes and the corn bread... carbo load but worth it. A very nice evening.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

Awful waitress, bake potatoe without any butter or sour cream, had to request a cocktail which didn’t come to end of meal.

BL
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I’ve been going for years and am always pleased. It’s worth my long trip.

GO
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Family from Alaska totally enjoyed dinner at sunset. Wonderful food, spending time with family, priceless! Totally recommend!

OT
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great good!!!

J
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service. Always a nice time!

KC
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great oceanfront restaurant - great food, great service, great view

BN
New England
10 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful service and delicious food.

GA
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We've dined there for years, the service is always outstanding and courteous. Of course the food is always excellent.

OT
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

A pleasant evening. We were seated promptly. Our server was kind and handled our order with ease. Bread is tasty. Caesar salad was good, dressing was ordinary. Portions were good. Grouper was tasty. Angel hair pasta was a bit too garlicky for my taste, and I’m Italian. Could be toned back a little on the heat. Quiet and pleasant night.

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful all around but especially loved sitting outside! Beautiful view!

J
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Beautiful view despite wet weather and a bit windy ( we needed to close the windows by our tables). The fish was ok and the steak was very good. I was a little disappointed by the chowders. However the Key Lime Pie rocked....so said the Pastry Chef wife.
Service was great and the place very unique. It felt as if you were at a luxury spot on the beach without civilization all around. Great spot and a building designed for a grand view. Drinks and bar service excellent while we waited for the dusk dinner service to begin ( a value price fix meal).

OT
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and beautiful atmosphere!

JT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sea watch was a great experience. The meals are very well priced and were served hot and very nicely plated. The server was very good. Overall a great experience.

JG
Montreal
9 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We come here twice a year (every time we’re in Ft. Lauderdale). We LOVE the bouillabaisse and the big seafood plate. Desserts are so-so. But the appetizers (especially the oysters), drinks and main course are why we come and will keep coming.

c
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful setting to celebrate our birthday !
Food was very good and service was excellent

JF
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful evening! Seating with nice view of the beach. Waitress was very nice , efficient and timely .
All 4 of us had a great evening!

SS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place and great food.

M
Miami
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Jeanette your manager was fabulous we had a wonderful time the food was excellent as usual
The service is always been wonderful what else can I say we eat here a lot and love it

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2019
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience3

Our server was ok. The clams in the clams chowder were not properly cleaned and still had sand in them. The scallops with dinner were undercooked and still had the side muscle attached to them. The best part was dessert. Key lime pie and crème brûlée were the only good part of this meal. Will not be going back to this restaurant unfortunately.

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