Chart House Restaurant - Ft. Lauderdale
Chart House Restaurant - Ft. Lauderdale

Chart House Restaurant - Ft. Lauderdale

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.chart-house.com/
  • Phone: (954) 561-4800
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm; Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Happy Hour: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 8:00pm & Sunday All Day.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Shaun Albers
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Seasonal – check with restaurant for details.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 30th Street & A1A
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: We offer complimentary valet parking all day, 365 days a year.
A word from Chart House Restaurant - Ft. Lauderdale
Located right on the water with an unparalleled patio, Chart House overlooks the magnificent Intracoastal Waterway. Combine the extraordinary setting with outstanding cuisine & it’s easy to see why the Chart House is a favorite of locals and tourists. Since 1961, Chart House has been dedicated to providing the ideal dining experience. With 29 historic, waterfront & showcase locations across the U.S., Chart House offers spectacular views & exceptional service that you’re sure to enjoy. From fresh food specialties such as macadamia crusted mahi to slow-roasted prime rib, our renowned chefs have tailored a menu to complement local cuisine while introducing a hint of the exotic. Choose from our famous entrées such as Pan Seared Scallops, New Wave Surf & Turf and Mixed Seafood Grill. We also offer a daily selection of fresh fish, an extensive collection of fine wines & decadent desserts like our famous Hot Chocolate Lava Cake.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
Chart House Restaurant - Ft. Lauderdale reviews from OpenTable diners
103 reviews since July 28, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (76)scenic view (76)special occasion (58)romantic (49)good for groups (35)fit for foodies (27)neighborhood gem (26)notable wine list (16)great for lunch (15)great for brunch (12)vibrant bar scene (9)hot spot (8)kid-friendly (5)late-night find (3)Show More
  • A very pleasant evening. Our
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/15/2009
    A very pleasant evening. Our visitors from Boston loved the food and the out of doors ambience. My New England clam chowder and grilled swordfish were very tasty and well-prepared.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food and great service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/14/2009
    Good food and great service. Surprisingly pleased.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It would have been a great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/14/2009
    It would have been a great evening if it weren't for the one hour wait (even with reservation)and the poor service. Overall food was great and the view was terrific. They were just too busy... not overbooking is always best for restaurants quality.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Considering it was Valentine's
    Elaine
    Dined on 2/14/2009
    Considering it was Valentine's Day, everything wss handled very efficiently. We were able to sit outside and view the water. The food was served beautifully and was very tasty. I would recommend it for a special occassion since it is a bit pricey.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We have been to Charley's
    JudiVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2009
    We have been to Charley's Crab quite a few times and have never been disappointed. It was an extremely busy night so it was quite noisy but when you balance that with the quality of the food, view of the intracoastal, and the pleasant and knowledgeable waiters, you could ignore the background noise. As I said above, it was an outstanding experience, as always.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It's a good thing they have
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2009
    It's a good thing they have a beautiful water view. We had Valentines Day dinner - Outside table was a plus - but dark no ambiance no table candles outside. The restaurant is tired and in need of repair. Chairs in bar area with caster falling off, upholstery worn - shabby really. Waiter was excellent, food fair at best. With all the wonderful restaurants in Ft. Lauderdale can't recommend Charley's to anyone
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Had a wonderful time at dinner.
    MrGametime
    Dined on 2/14/2009
    Had a wonderful time at dinner. The food was great and the service was as well. We will be having dinner their again in the future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This is a great place to take
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/14/2009
    This is a great place to take that special person in your life. The food was wonderful, the customer service was great. I will be coming back to this resturant and I will also let me co-workers and friends know about this resturtant as well. I love the enviroment!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The views being on the intercoastal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 2/13/2009
    The views being on the intercoastal, and I mean right on the intercoastal are beautiful. The food is nicely presented and tasty.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We very much enjoyed our meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/12/2009
    We very much enjoyed our meal at Charlies Crab in Fort Lauderdale. We had good service and the make you feel at home. Unless you are extremly hungry and you want prime rib I would reccomend that you only have the regular cut. The Callahan cut is a lot of meat.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very good food, but pushy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 2/10/2009
    Very good food, but pushy servers and then they disappeared.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had very good service and
    LyndaVIP
    Dined on 2/9/2009
    We had very good service and the food was Great! Our table was waiting for us as soon as we walked in. Thanks to the chef for the wonderful Gluten Free meal !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The entire experience was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/31/2009
    The entire experience was wonderful. Everyone treated us with kindness even those who were waiting on other tables. The waiter was spectacular and did all he could to make us feel comfortable.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • They make a weak mojito but
    ChouesqVIP
    Dined on 1/30/2009
    They make a weak mojito but the stone crabs were excellent
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Slow service and expensive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/25/2009
    Slow service and expensive but the view is spectacular. I miss the Sunday brunch!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • All of our seafood dishes
    PaisleyVIP
    Dined on 1/24/2009
    All of our seafood dishes were great, that's why we go there when we come through town.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The restaurant is very nicely
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/31/2008
    The restaurant is very nicely decorated. There is a nice/comfortable seating area at the bar while you wait for a table. We sat outside and had a beautiful view of all the boats passing by. The service and food were excellent. We would go back or recommend your restaruant in the future.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I don't normally dine out
    SeriousFoodie42
    Dined on 12/31/2008
    I don't normally dine out on New Year's Eve but I had a good meal even though the service was a little lacking. I'm going to hope that they were just busy and the service isn't always mediocre. My husband had a grilled piece of swordfish, which was good but not outstanding. I had the baked stuffed shrimp which I thought was good, but the broccoli could've been cooked a little more. My mother had the crabcakes which she thought was pretty good and I agreed after stealing a bite. Overall I would recommend this place but I wouldn't completely drive out of my way to get there.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We have always enjoyed the
    JudiVIP
    Dined on 12/31/2008
    We have always enjoyed the restaurant. Excellent food. We had the best of both as far as seating goes. We sat at a table close to the outside patio yet we were inside and away from the cool breeze.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Looking forward to a great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/25/2008
    Looking forward to a great meal and service for Christmas Dinner, I was completely disappointed by the service and food. My server was confrontational and even put me on the spot when I mentioned to my dinner companion the service I noticed at other tables(Why are others getting their salads presented and tossed for them and my salad simply dropped on the table in front of me?). The waitess was behind a pillar behind me asked..."Do you have a problem my service?" I was so taken back by the tone and look in her eyes, I said nothing. Usually I am very open and communicative, but this gal just put me over the edge and I did not want to make a scene....IT IS CHRISTMAS! I planned such a wonderful night and it was a disaster! Food was poor.K
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pricing is right in line for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/25/2008
    Pricing is right in line for the quality of service and food. Great view as well. Service was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our first time here and we
    OlinecVIP
    Dined on 12/25/2008
    Our first time here and we were most impressed. Our waiter was knowledgeable, efficient and quite engaging. Clearly knew the menu and his customers. Food was wonderful. I had the lamb special and it was outstanding. My two guests loved their fish entrees. Each entree was presented with a flair and the taste was special. This restaurant is wonderful for regulars and visitors, a special occasion or just a night out. Each year we try to find someplace special for Christmas. This may become our annual event, though we plan to come back throughout the year.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great service from the wait
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 12/11/2008
    great service from the wait staff. Food delicious.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The crab and shrimp encrusted
    samsonVIP
    Dined on 12/7/2008
    The crab and shrimp encrusted snapper was out of this world! I was dining alone and the servers were attentive and polite. The wine selection was broad and there were plenty of great wines by the glass to choose from. I can't wait to visit again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food was "okay" but not
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/5/2008
    The food was "okay" but not really worth the high dollar amount. I had the jumbo lump crab cakes which had a lot of crab in them but lacked any distinct flavor. Items on the dinner menu with regard to entree's were expensive for the amount of food served. I would recommend this only for MAYBE a very special occassion.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I enjoyed every moment! From
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/4/2008
    I enjoyed every moment! From the excellent and friendly service given to the juicy jumbo crabmeat cakes that were so divine.I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who loves the great taste of seafood. Fabulous atmophere both inside and outdoor dining experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • What a spectacular view. If
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/27/2008
    What a spectacular view. If you go to Charley's, be sure to ask for outdoor dining. Being right off the water is a lovely way to spend an evening.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was good and so was service.
    KorzoVIP
    Dined on 11/26/2008
    Food was good and so was service. Waiter was attentive and good. Would recommend to others and would go back ourselves. Reasonable value for the money.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Everything about my dining
    AndreaS
    Dined on 11/14/2008
    Everything about my dining experience for a group of four women was very good. Food and service did not tarnish the excellent reputation that Charley's Crab has maintained over the years.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Job! Had special menu's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/14/2008
    Great Job! Had special menu's for us for the birthday girl :) Loved it and will recommend it to others!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Appetizers mediocre. Only
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/5/2008
    Appetizers mediocre. Only one of three entrees outstanding. Other two just so-so.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Server apologized for the
    candjadventures
    Dined on 10/27/2008
    Server apologized for the "slow" service because they were "busy" - yet there were empty table everywhere. Choice of music totally ruined the atmosphere. Beautiful scenery, romantic setting - music loud and didn't match the atmosphere at all.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Would not recommend for food
    mickey
    Dined on 9/14/2008
    Would not recommend for food which was rather flavorless and definitely not worth the cost. Service mediocre at best. Had to ask for everything at least once. Finally heeded our request for water refill but only replenished one glass and we had to request waiter also refill the other almost empty glass! Location on the water was its only plus.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place, staff was great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/13/2008
    Great place, staff was great and food well done. !
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We were celebrating a special
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/25/2008
    We were celebrating a special dinner for my daughter. The host surprised us with a special personalized menu for my daughter. We were very thrilled.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The best dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/25/2008
    The best dining experience I've had in a very long time. After enjoying Charley's Crab in Fort Lauderdale I'd like to try all of the Muer Seafood Restaurants. I can testify to each and every claim on their website. My advice would be to dine outside - even in August. Sitting alongside the intercoastal you'll watch the sun quietly set through palm trees. The service was exceptional and the food was simply fantastic. I stuck to the basics and had the grouper, grilled. It came with pilaf & steamed veggies. The bread was an assortment that came with a creamy butter and a crab spread that tasted wonderful on the toasted flatbread. Treat yourself tonight.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This is a wonderful restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/23/2008
    This is a wonderful restaurant located on the Intercoastal Waterway in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. The food, service, ambiance and wine list are outstanding. I highly recommend the restaurant for special occasions or anytime you want a romantic dinner with someone special.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Appetizers, drinks, and desserts
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/21/2008
    Appetizers, drinks, and desserts are great! Everything else on the menu is too heavily laden with sauce or breaded so much that it was tough to cut....never mind chew. As Charley's is hidden on the intracoastal waterways -- it would be more helpful to have better directions, than just the cross streets of 30th & A1A. The directions should indicate turn Left on 30th if traveling on A1A North, or Right on 30th if traveling on A1A South.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had an enjoyable dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/20/2008
    We had an enjoyable dining experience. The only negative drawback is that we were seated nearby a tale full of smokers. Good thing we were outside otherwise we would have been miserable. The waiter, James was super! He made sure we enjoyed ourselves. The food was good especially the tuna tempura appetizer!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Frequent diner of Charley's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/14/2008
    Frequent diner of Charley's and have loved it every time. Best waterside dining available in Ft. Lauderdale.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate