GG's Waterfront Bar & Grill
GG's Waterfront Bar & Grill

GG's Waterfront Bar & Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ggswaterfront.com/
  • Phone: (954) 929-7030
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm

    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am

    Lunch: Every day 11:00 - 4:00pm

    Happy Hour: 4-7pm every day
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Chris Smith
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: GG's Waterfront offers catering for parties of 20-500 (and even larger upon request). Our experienced banquet team will listen to your request and help you plan an event that will impress your guests. Private dining room available. Meeting room. Dockside parties. Lounge Parties and events. Sales Meetings. Banquets. Weddings. Bar and Bat Mitzvahs. Anniversaries. Special Events. Call for our banquet menus and a complimentary proposal.
  • Private Party Facilities: Along with our private Banquet facilities GG's has it's classic Wine cellar room that seats up to 14 guests on one large table in the Wine cellar.
  • Private Party Contact: Janet Mcreynolds, Lise-Anne Serafini 9549297030x
  • Entertainment: Live Music on Sunday Nights from 5-9pm. No Cover. Happy Hour every night from 4-7 pm featuring premium wines, cocktails, beers and select appetizers at special prices.
  • Special Events: Every Sunday join us from 4-8 pm for our Water Party! Happy Hour specials on apps and drinks at the bars, live music!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: New York St.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Parking is easy... during the day our lot provides convenient access for lunch, happy hour and events. There's valet service at night in our own parking lots. The service starts at 4:00 pm seven days a week and is $4 per vehicle.
A word from GG's Waterfront Bar & Grill
Affordable waterfront dining! Here you'll enjoy an amazing selection of day boat fish, fresh seafood, lobster and stone crabs, raw bar specialties and superb steaks and chops grilled to perfection! GG's Waterfront Bar & Grill is centrally located on beautiful Hollywood Beach, minutes from Ft. Lauderdale, Aventura and 15 miles from Miami. Overlooking the Intracoastal waterway with 450 feet of dock, this is a fabulous way to enjoy beautiful waterfront sunsets! Newly remodeled and updated, the interior is elegant, yet casual and comfortable. The main dining room also features views of our large, bustling open kitchen. You can even dine al fresco on the covered dockside patio or relax and have a cocktail, appetizers or a meal in our outdoor lounge or main bar. The restaurant is a Hollywood Icon - in the 50's and 60's it was the famous Rat Pack hang-out of Frank Sinatra and his buddies. Now you can enjoy our legendary waterfront dining and views!
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
GG's Waterfront Bar & Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
100 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (86)scenic view (79)special occasion (48)romantic (41)good for groups (38)fit for foodies (37)neighborhood gem (36)great for lunch (28)great for brunch (23)vibrant bar scene (22)hot spot (17)notable wine list (15)late-night find (7)kid-friendly (6)Show More
  • Location, location
    Spoiledbygreatfood
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    The food is good, but without the waterfront location, this restaurant would not have the following it does. The service runs that fine edge between attentive and/or feeling the waiter is rushing the meal. We had to hold our ground in order to enjoy our time there or we would have eaten and been out the door in one hour.. Lastly, I appreciate the valet parking. it does make things easier but since I don't think there is an option, the $4 charge feels funny. Valet service at restaurants is provided as a courtesy and the you happily tip the workers.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great seafood on the inter-coastal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Great food, great view and a fun atmosphere. The two Maine lobsters and the scallops on risotto are classics.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A place to see and be seen
    Angel4Real
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    A nice place where it's reputation Became evident .... unfortunately my waiter Nathinal was the WORST... Awkward, clumsy and inappropriate With that said food well prepared.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to eat!
    MunchinFood
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Had a lunch gathering with folks I was meeting for the first time professionally and it was an awesome place that made a good impression with the food, the service and the scenery. Would definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience!
    BeauVIP
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    This was my first time at GG's and they did not disappoint! Excellent food and the best waiter I have had in recent memory. I had dinner outside and the atmosphere was wonderful! From stone crabs to grouper entree, to coffee and dessert, awesome in every way! The brunch has been highly recommended by a friend so looking forward to trying that next time. Highly recommend! Great experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Great food, great wine and a very nice and friendly bartender named Will. Definitely go back :)
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Phenomena; experience
    FredVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    you can't beat the ambiance of sitting on the intracoastal and watching the boats go by while having a great meal. Food and service was excellent
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We had a great time dining here. It was my first time here and we will be back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food...Better Sunset
    BobSee
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We went 15 minutes early because a reservation was not available when we wanted. What a luck! We got our order placed and watched a sliver of the moonset and a sunset while enjoying crabcakes and oysters. Our dinners (scallops, seabass and snapper) were all excellent and our server was always there to make sure each serving was correct and to our liking. Great place to visit with good friends.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience!
    GreatnessMay7
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    I absolutely loved the food. It was light, refreshing and delicious. The ambiance was also great!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lunch with the girls
    jane
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    we had a very relaxing lunch. the food was better than expected . we would make a date there again.will try for dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Place in Hollywood Florida
    SanantoniofoodieVIP
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    We went to GG's based on other reviews. It did not disappoint! We started in the bar enjoying their happy hour wine which were some of the best deals I have seen in awhile. When we went to the dining room, we ordered the surf and turf, filet and lobster that was so good, and more than enough for two to share. This is a great place and we will be back when in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place, amazing food & service
    HungryinNC
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    The service was exceptional and the food was excellent. My hubby and I ask to sit outside and had a romantic relaxing table overlooking the water. Our waitress was professional and paid extra attention to every little detail. We enjoyed her very much. The inside of the restaurant looked equally as inviting. Steak was cooked to perfection, I had a great glass of red Sangria, and our key lime pie was amazing. A really great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch
    brickcity
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Great brunch menu...Sat outside with the view of the waters. Nice way to start a day with brunch on the waters.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • spot on
    foodfirst27
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    I was meeting a family member in town for a nearby conference. This was just right for proximity, an escape from the conference food and a breath of fresh air. The menu has something for everyone. The view's great. There's plenty of space to relax and talk without being on top of other diners. Food and service were both excellent. It was the best meal he had during his 3 days in town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and ambience but...
    HeidiVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Everything we ate was excellent - oysters, grouper, snapper, spinach, key lime pie. We loved dining on the patio overlooking the water. Unfortunately, the service was poor. Our waiter's accent was so heavy as to make him very difficult to understand, we had to ask for bread twice, we weren't asked if everything was good until we had almost finished our meal, had to wait an inordinately long time for the waiter to pick up the credit card at the end of the meal. We were there on a Sunday night so they weren't very busy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • they do it right!
    bliss
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Great food, and attentive service to all our needs. Here, making the customer happy is the focus and they did. We were a group of 5 and everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meals. Everything we had was delicious! Everyone was also very friendly from the moment we arrived until the moment we left. Will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • second time not so fine
    yfishlover
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    both food and service were uneven quality this time, our second time here. The main courses were excellent: sea bass on white beans, linguini w shrimp, salmon over wild rice. Wonderful blue point oysters, whole table enjoyed them and the calamari appetizer perfect - tender, lightly battered, wonderful marinara. On the downside both the ceviche and the crème brulee appear to be made with short cuts and fell short. Great views over the intercoastal watching both beautiful nature and beautiful yachts go by. Waiter occasionally forgot part of the order. All the wait staff friendly and eager to please.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Food was inconsistent, some items really good and some really bad- pasta terribly undercooked with little seafood. Service was average. Scenic view was nice, but interior could use some updating. Definitely not worth the money we spent
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brunch
    out2lunch
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    The ambiance was very good. The food was cold. When we told the waiter he said we should have told him 'earlier', but he never came around. He sent the manager who said it couldn't be cold because everyone else is eating it.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sunday Fun Day @ GG's WB&G
    Yikes
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    GG's is the perfect place for all occasions. Sunday Brunch @ GG's is always an absolute delight..... THANK YOU for the open invitation and look forward to celebrating the next occasion @ GG's Waterfront Bar & Grill.....
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad night
    usuallygood
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We had a table for 9 and all the food came out at different times. Also after 2 bottles of champagne they ran out. Waitress did her best in a bad situation.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Expensive!
    iManuel
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I would love this restaurant, but my waiter was not the best. Gone half of the time and forget most of the stuff we asked him to get us. At the end, he have me this rediculus bills. That drew the line for me.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Highly recommended
    AZKurt
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Awesome restaurant. Very surprised we got in at the last minute on a Friday night - thank you Open Table! We were seated right on the water. With the moon out it was very romantic. Food was excellent and very reasonably priced. Will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice ambiance
    Foodies
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We had the double lobsters and salmon dishes. Excellent oysters for an appetizer. Would recommend to friends. Lovely restaurant. Valet area a bit crowded.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Birthday Brunch Ever!!!!!
    luckysevans
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    For her birthday outing, Big Sister chose GG's Waterfront Bar & Grill to celebrate. The endless choices of food was outstanding. You name it, they had it and we ate it! Everything was delicious. We enjoyed GG's for Brunch so much that we are going there once a month for Sunday Brunch! Oh yeah, the view was beautiful too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good great, parking not so much
    bossfan
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Been here several times and always a good experience. The current $35 menu is a good value with several nice choices including pear risotto and ribeye heart. My only consistent problem here is parking during peak times. There is no choice but to valet and the lot is so crowded with jammed in cars, that it took over 20 min to get the car after dinner on a Thursday night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice and great food
    KathyT
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Good food, great service! The valet is a bit of a challenge.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but not Great
    FlemingsVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    The service was the best part of the experience. The Oyster Rockefeller had pieces of shells that make them almost inedible. My wife's fish filet was full of bones. Not a great dining experience from a culinary stand point.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love!
    marajgoldVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    #Fantastic! Every single item ordered was perfection! We could eat here daily:-)
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Scenic Brunch
    PreciousToGa
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    There is broad variety of breakfast and lunch items. The smoked salmon was superb and you must the PowPow Shrimp!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Splendid Sunday Brunch
    Nancy
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    It was a sunny day in Miami and we thoroughly enjoyed celebrating our anniversary with Sunday brunch at GG's with our family. The food was absolutely wonderfully attractive, plentiful and delicious! The servers were polite and attentive. The ambiance was lovely. We sat outside, enjoying the water view and boats sailing by while we ate a leisure brunch that lasted for a couple of hours. I would definately recommend GG's to anyone who is interested in a beautiful setting and a wide variety of all care to eat delicacies.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ambiance Everything
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Wasn't completely satisfied with either the 1st or 2nd Dish. But the staff were super friendly & displayed awesome customer service so I didn't complain.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great surprise
    Rocio
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I had to find a local restaurant to meet a friend from out of town who was staying at the Westin Diplomat on Ocean Drive. Not being from the beaches, I looked online and found GG's. The pictures on the website were nice but they were nothing compared to the actual locale. Beautiful! The staff were super friendly and approachable and the restaurant was casual elegant, but not stuffy and the vibe was hip, but not a nightclub feel. The food came out very fast, was delicious, and plentiful! Definitely worth the trip!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good spot for vacation dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Good food, fresh fish was great. Reasonably priced and excellent service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    JvrclrVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We were referred by the Hollywood Trolley driver and were not disappointed. Great food and a very beautiful restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, service, and ambiance.
    SandyB
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We went about 8pm on a Saturday date night and everything was great. We sat outside and even though it was the middle of summer it was cool enough to be comfortable and it was a great view right on the water. We shared the pow pow shrimp and they were delish and it was a very generous portion. Wedge salad was great. Crab cakes were good but not great. Lobster and crab pasta was also great. We will definitely be back! And we've already recommended to several friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 63 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 480 reviews are from the GG's Waterfront Bar & Grill reviews archive.
  • Great
    daworldbosss
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Went here for a friends birthday dinner in a group of 15. They were able to accommodate us easily. The food was great and they did not mess up anyones order. I hive it a thumbs up for food and service and great views if you sit on the outside deck.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Trading Off Location
    PeterT
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Under relatively new ownership, GG's has apparently been renovated inside & out. The food (two small plates) was average to above average but not outstanding. A minor annoyance was the fact that the wooden tables in the dining room had neither table cloths nor placemats. Because of being on the water with resulting level of humidity meant that glasses constantly gave off condensation leaving puddles of water on the table. Diners have to use their own napkins to wipe of the table periodically.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • DDQuebec
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    It's very expansive et we have a little in our plate.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet