Bimini Boatyard
Bimini Boatyard

Bimini Boatyard

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.biminiboatyard.com/
  • Phone: 9545257400
  • Hours of Operation:
    LUNCH 11:30a - 5:00p Monday – Saturday
    DINNER 5:00p - 10:30p Sunday – Thursday and 5:00p - 11:00p Friday & Saturday.
    BRUNCH 11:00a - 3:00p Sunday
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Seafood, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Jason Shipman
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: The Boatyard is an ideal location to host your next event, Corporate gathering, Baby Shower, Bridal Shower or a Birthday Party. We have 3 private rooms and an outdoor patio that can accommodate 10 to 500 guests. Our event planner will personally assist you in planning every detail.
  • Private Party Contact: Patti Coelho 9545257400
  • Entertainment: LIVE MUSIC on Friday Nights 5PM to 8PM, Saturday 6PM to 10PM, and Sunday 11AM – 3PM during Brunch.

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Water taxi service available from all major hotels and downtown. Broward County Bus Service Drop off at 17th Street
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Self parking or complimentary valet parking available. Want to come by boat? -- free dockage available for boats up 75' for restaurant customers. Or come by Water Taxi, call 954-467-6677
A word from Bimini Boatyard
In September of 1989, Bimini Boatyard Bar & Grill opened its doors in the heart of the Yachting Capital of the World in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. To this day, Bimini Boatyard continues to be Fort Lauderdale's Premier Waterfront Dining Experience, featuring the freshest seafood delivered daily, expertly prepared and infused by our Caribbean Wood-Fired Grill. We have both indoor and outdoor dining, and our waterfront Palm Bar is the perfect place to enjoy an afternoon watching the yachts cruise by. We strive for excellence in all facets of our operation, providing superior customer service and food of distinction in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. Our Sunday Brunch is not to be missed, featuring a buffet with over 100 items and a Make-Your-Own Bloody Mary Bar. Bimini Boatyard hosts Fort Lauderdale's finest Happy Hour from 4:00pm -8:00pm EVERYDAY. 2011 Overall Winner of NewTimes Pairings.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
Bimini Boatyard reviews from OpenTable diners
82 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.6
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
74% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (56)scenic view (49)good for groups (34)special occasion (28)great for lunch (24)great for brunch (21)neighborhood gem (18)romantic (17)vibrant bar scene (15)kid-friendly (13)fit for foodies (13)late-night find (8)hot spot (8)notable wine list (6)Show More
  • used to be great
    engee
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    i would not go back again ... this used to be my favourite place to take out of town guests ... no longer ... took a guest to sunday brunch ... food was mediocre and there were lots of empty platters that were not replenished ... cleanup service at the table was almost invisible ... waht a disappointing experience
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  • The food was good but the
    CarlVIP
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    The food was good but the service was mediocre. The waiter seemed to always be in a rush to go somewhere else. We are going to go back and try it again. Maybe it was just an off night for that waiter.
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    scenic view, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • So so food. Unpleasant hostess.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    So so food. Unpleasant hostess. Efficient but detached waiter.
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  • Good overall service, but
    DfreedVIP
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    Good overall service, but food was just average. Location is nice but if you don't sit outdoors or near a window , the atmosphere is lost.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
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  • Dead fish
    CapeDiner
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    The atmosphere outside is nice. The service was spotty but friendly. At the recommendation of our waiter, we ordered the grilled black grouper with crabmeat on top. The fish was so overdone it was like a hockey puck. The crabmeat was scant and tasteless. The "sauce" was canned tomatoes. It was served on skinny, overcooked asparagus. No starch was served with it. All for $32! The bimini bread is sticky & sweet like a cinnabon. Better to get it for dessert than to start a meal. The "chocolate mousse" dessert is chocolate cake. it was delicious & the best part of the meal. the special drink of the day was good but cost $15! No prices are given with any descriptions of specials by the servers.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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  • Great everything... Plus puppies !
    Kimkimco
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    Great food, great service, perfect everything...especially the Bimini bread. And you can bring your puppy with and sit outside.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best night ever
    BillieJoVIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Wonderful food and Craig even knew our names by the time we left He made our first night of pre-cruise amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, scenic view
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor choice for special occasion
    Susan
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    I booked this restaurant to celebrate my daughter' s birthday, specifically telling them that it was her birthday . And they didnot acknowledge it. She was disappointed and no one wants that. We were going out to have dinner to celebrate her special day. So for that reason alone I would not recommend this restaurant. All the food dishes we ordered were wood grilled which I don't like so be aware of that. We sat inside because it was a bit chilly but the patio is probably the best place to sit.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice boating environment
    Bill77VIP
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    A nice local spot where you can eat comfort food and watch giant yachts that you cannot afford.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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  • Food was great and the service
    WGuyVIP
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    Food was great and the service was also, however the beer selection is limited (a 2010 selection of lite beers with only a couple of micro brews)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I was very disappointed with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    I was very disappointed with several aspects of the $32.95 buffet. The fact that the little shrimp needed to be peeled and the bread tasted like more than 1 day old and they didn't offer any other kind of bread. The server was hardly around and then the establishment added a $10.00 tip is sad. I could never recommend this place. The only saving grace to this place is the pretty dockside view, but unfortunately, I wasn't able to land one of those, even though I had requested said seating. They had made no promise and said it was first come first served. I don't mind that, but, naturally when we were shown our table we passed 1 that looked open to me, but wasn't. Not open tables fault.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • It was our first time - we
    Pjbc
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    It was our first time - we decided to try it to celebrate our adult son's birthday. Food and service was outstanding!! Will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Increasing great food on the water!
    1ReservationFanVIP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    We always love this 17th Street restaurant where the bar scene is popular with locals & tourists. The dining room areas & outdoor terrace are both good choices and the food is always delish. Our grilled shrimp & scallops over spaghetti squash was amazing as was the touch of crunchy tempura garnish. Others in our group also ate every bite of the Swordfish. Salads were crisp and the calamari was excellent. Enjoy the live music on Sarurday nights and free valet parking is a bonus.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful
    Mike
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    The restaurant was wonderful, our waitress was exceptional, food was great and the scenery was spectacular.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bimini Boatyard -Take a pass
    LennyVIP
    Dined on 2/24/2014
    We opted for outside seating. All tables had umbrellas over them which cut down on the moonlight. extremely dark. Had trouble reading the menu even with the small table candle. I had the blackened salmon which was very good. My daughter had the filet. She was very disappointed so we had to swap. it was tasteless and bland. They also didn't offer steamed broccoli ! Better restaurants with just as good views....won't return !
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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  • Enjoyed the restaurant
    Susan
    Dined on 2/24/2014
    We like the Bimini Boatyard. Nice menu and nice setting
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OK ambiance, good seafood
    26pt2runnerVIP
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    We thought the ambiance was lacking - too many hard surfaces and little character. Not terrible, just didn't hit us right given the entree prices. However, none of that mattered as our seafood entrees were quite good. Nicely prepared and cleanly presented. The house salads were bland - iceberg lettuce is gross, and the sweet bread was a gooey sugar bomb. I'd skip the bread - the carb count is already up there without the sugar, and save $4 bucks for a better drink;-) Despite this, we liked th place enough to return again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service
    AaronVIP
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Great atmosphere. Very vibrant with an amazing South Florida atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food - unresponsive service
    ParticularVIP
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    For fresh fish and seafood, this is the place to go. Our salmon was grilled rara (as ordered) and the black grouper was grilled to a firm but moist doneness. The steamed mussels in a wine broth were plump and large. Recognizing it was a Saturday night in season, our dinner took two hours due to delays in the kitchen. When our main dishes finally arrived, the side dishes were all wrong and we were told that they had run out of asparagus "two hours ago" (before our order was placed). We never recieved the requested additinal salad dressing , and it took several attempts to obtain a spoon. The best bet is to vist during the week after 7:45 PM.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    jolen0623VIP
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    We made this reservation WAY in advance and specifically requested outside seating, as we were with out of town guests. When we arrived we were told that we'd have to wait 45 min or so for outside dining. Although the food was good, the prices were high for the type of restaurant that this is. There were not enough choices in the inexpensive-moderate range.
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    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A disaster
    LocalVIP
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    Service was very slow. We ordered drinks, bread, appetizers, salads and entrees. After a long delay, we received drinks, then later bread, then an hour later - entrees. Appetizer and salad courses were totally skipped. One of our guests was even having an appetizer as her main course. The waitress' answer to this problem was "well, I won't CHARGE YOU for the things you didn't get" Wow. We have had good previous experiences at Bimini Boatyard, so we will go back. The general manager did call me the next day so we could talk about this. In retrospect, we may have handled it differently at the time. But we all were hungry and had been waiting a long time so we just wanted to eat something and get out of there.
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  • Awesome Everytime!!!
    Chris
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    Can't bra the food selection at brunch, the impeccable service, especially waiter Craig and fantastic Songtress, never a disappointment!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 18% gratuity added to bill. A bit s
    gatorrisa
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    Food excellent and service adequate. But since it's a buffet, does not warrant an 18% tip added to my bill. 15% is more than appropriate.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very romantic dinner option!
    Toni
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    I booked the Bimini Boatyard for my Valentine dinner on Saturday, the place as packed without being over-crowded. Nice atmosphere the food was great. i can't wait to eat there again!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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  • Boatyard
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    I met two old friends for dinner. The food was really good and the service was attentive but allowed the conversation to flow!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had a great time food was
    Kaybella
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    We had a great time food was great ! Onlything was missing was some music
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    great for outdoor dining
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ambiance nice. Food fair at
    Truth2dine
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Ambiance nice. Food fair at best needs more seasoning too bland
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    romantic
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  • Disappointing Service and Meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We searched online reviews for a nice spot for Valentine's Dinner. The reviews for this place were good and we arrived in great spirits. From the beginning the service was slow and neglectful. Our waitress would disappear for 10 minutes at a time. We had to wave down other servers when we needed something, and at one point I even got up to find a manager, who rushed past me as I tried to speak to him. When I complained, he told me that there was a "team" waiting on us. The food quality was also disappointing. A MedRare steak was rung up as MedWell. The server never checked back -- so we waved someone down. $160 for 3 people and they wanted to charge us for bread. I have had better service and food at Red Lobster.
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    great for outdoor dining
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  • Horrible table
    LisieVIP
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    We have been to Bimini countless times over the years. Tonight we were seated by the door leading to the outside seating area. The door was constantly being used by both staff and dining guests. Each time we were hit by the wind and changing climate by the opening of the door. If the server hadn't started our order we would've asked to be moved.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Poor table
    Hawkeye
    Dined on 2/10/2014
    We were a small group of friends who came to dine and have conversation. We were seated next to two large, loud, parties of ten or more. Not a very pleasant evening.
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  • Sunday Brunch
    Casey
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    I've been coming to Bimini Boatyard for years. It 's a favorite place to take out of town visitors.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice way to celebrate!
    KTsankey
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    Great spot! Beautiful day to sit outside! The food itself was just ok, but the ambiance defiantly made up for it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, kid-friendly, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre-Cruise Dining Jem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    Stayed at the Marriott Renaissance Cruise Hotel, a three minute walk to the restaurant. Get there early enough to sit outside and enjoy a terrific meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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  • Food is great, except the
    jroali924
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Food is great, except the bread, too sweet. the 7pm music needs to be change, very boring. Great place for an early evening dinner. (Sunset).
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • evening Review
    Baynanza
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    I would definately return to this resturant when I return to FLL.
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    neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Nick
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    I have been to this restaurant twice in the past 2 years prior to taking cruises out of Ft. Lauderdale Both times the experience was outstanding and I could not wait to go again this year. We were very pleased to get a table outside right by the water. Unfortunately the food turned out to be a big disappointment .All 4 of our party ordered the fish special and found the fish to be hard and the entire serving was cold. One guest sent their food back for heating ;the others did not think it was worth the trouble. The waitress was extremely helpful and offered to exchange the dish , but we declined The management did try to make amends and did not charge us for our desserts Maybe this was just a bad night .
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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  • We really enjoyed our first
    zoey
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    We really enjoyed our first time dining experience at Bimini Boatyard
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    DisappointedVIP
    Dined on 1/23/2014
    The food was very good and prices not bad, but the service was so disorganized. I would not go back.
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  • Heaters outside would have
    LisieVIP
    Dined on 1/23/2014
    Heaters outside would have been nice as it was a cool evening, but we had a lovely evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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  • Great go to for anytime lunch
    MicheleVIP
    Dined on 1/22/2014
    Good place for lunch. Fish lovers go for the mahi. Good burgers. And a nice Cobb salad. They have this incredible Bimini Bread. Filling and addictive if you have a sweetooth. Definitely not the place if you are trying to eat healthy. We had missed lunch waiting for someone whose flight was late at airport. This place was good for a late lunch and you are hungry.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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