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: 9549297030x
  • 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
GG's Waterfront Bar & Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
103 reviews since April 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (76)scenic view (74)romantic (46)special occasion (46)good for groups (32)fit for foodies (29)great for lunch (29)great for brunch (28)neighborhood gem (27)vibrant bar scene (14)notable wine list (13)late-night find (11)hot spot (10)kid-friendly (7)Show More
  • 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.
  • Good but not Great
    Flemings
    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
    • Food
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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.
  • 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
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • it was late
    LuvJayVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Despite it was near closing time, I still ended myself and they didn't rush us either.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FOOD QUALITY LACKING
    1CYNICALDINERVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Too Bad, nice venue, great views. Food quality just not up to par with pricing, service and venue. Shrimp cocktail at $5.00 PER SHRIMP should have been fresh off the boat, properly chilled and cooked with a nice crunch. soft and warm didm't do it for me. Cioppino bland and tasteless, seafood ingredients overcooked and rubbery. Crumbulee tasted like it'd been sitting in the fridge for a few days, not freshly made.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Highly recommend if you're in Hollywood! Food was really good as was service...
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hasn't disappointed yet!
    Neighbor33019
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Great for Date Night and we do intend to bring our up-and-coming 10 year old foodie with us soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good neighborhood restaurant...
    Pfeilschneid
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    It is a nice place to sit by the water outside. The Blue Point oysters are amazing and a MUST if you like oysters. Good wine list.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • KevinVIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Dinner for six - everyone left very happy. Persnickety friends left perfectly happy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • All good things come to an end...
    Cocoa
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Last Sunday was probably my 8th and last visit to GG's. This place was a gem, but for the past 3 or 4 visits, it has gotten progressively worst. The quality and variety of food has declined and the prices keep going up. On this last visit, the service was so deplorable that I had to go get my own utensils and even go to the bar to correct my Mimosa order because the waiter was virtually non existent. At about $37 per person, I'd expect at least B+ service and more than just standard breakfast and lunch items and what seemed like Publix type of desserts....
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Water find
    frequentdiner1
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Great spot on water for dining. Good food great atmosphere
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JSV1
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    Food was great. The patio was great for dining with a nice view and nice ambiance. The only downside I woud mention was that service (i.e. waitstaff) was slow. Overall, a nice place with a nice dining environment and good food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasurable Father's Day Dinner
    ElSol
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Pow Pow shrimp appetizer was delicious, scallops with Risotto dish was spectacular, and service was great. My father ordered the Cioppino and it was a bowl of endless delight.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loud but lovely!
    Jane
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Great view of intracoastal. Delicious meal. Clean, comfortable, fine dining. Great place to take out of town guests. Only negative is bartender. My order of Glenfiddich and water was almost entirely water. When I asked for some scotch with my water, the second drink was similarly weak. Too expensive for such a weak drink.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Average food, good mix for brunch
    opalcalaVIP
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    We usually have brunch here a few times a year, but the food quality has really declined. It's not bad, but the desserts tastes as if they came from a different supplier. They were too sweet, in an artificial kind of way. The eggs and other breakfast items were also not being warmed properly. Our server was excellent and stayed on top of things without being there too much. Maybe it was an off day, I'll probably give it another try.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Setting, Below Average Food
    PhilSommelierVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    It's a shame that such a nice looking place in such a nice setting on the intracoastal has such low standards for food and service. During our last dinner every dish was poor. Smelly seafood is just unacceptable and a health hazard, yet everything from the crab cakes to shellfish did not smell fresh. Staff training is not first rate. If you peer into the open kitchen it looks dirty, greasy and disorganized. If you check online you will find multiple healh violations. If you want to stop for the nice setting drink, fine, but have dinner elsewhere.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great view, good food.
    Jackie
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We were especially happy that they offered a non-smoking area in the outdoor seating. Food was good, service was very good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great relaxing restuarant
    Ronnie
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    What a beautiful view.. Great service, very nice diverse menu.. Excellent fish choices .. Some great specials.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing
    jes589
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Sitting outside on the dock was wonderful. The food was amazing as was the service. Highly recommend this place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect night
    TonyTony
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    We had a server by the name Andrew. Excellence describes his attention to details.. Everyone was very friendly and attentive. From the valet boys to the host and again Andrew our waiter. Food was great, incredible flavors.We sat outdoors and the view was nothing short than amazing. I will for sure come back, and have already told some good friends about the place.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AWESOME
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    WOW.. what an amazing experience , the food.. the service....excellent
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Evening!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    I took my wife out for an appreciation dinner to GGs. The view was excellent. The sea bass was nicely cooked. The pork chop and risotto was outstanding. The flourless chocolate was really good. The service was good. Overall we had an excellent night. However, I thought the ceviche could have used a little more citrus and the apple pastry dessert was just ok to me. However, my wife ate every bit of it so maybe it was better than I thought.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valet
    Brian
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    This place was excellent for a sat night special dinner. The only concern was a very stressful valet experience. Just not enough space.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place
    abraham
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We had dinner, great place. The food an the place was grate. The service was normal but not great.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A true gem!!!
    LuvJayVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Everything was superb! No complaints and drinks was on point.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best in Hollywood
    Discerningdiner
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    I come here about once a month for dinner and it is never disappointing. It is especially nice to sit out overlooking the intracoastal at sunset. The brunch is excellent also.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great experience
    fredl422
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Beautiful evening on the intercoastal. Food and service were outstanding. Stone crabs were splendid.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Waterside dining gem
    Pghfoodie
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    We loved and reasonably priced for portion size and food quality!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Gordon would approve!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    From the appetizers to dessert. Perfectly prepared, deliciously rewarding! Every time is special!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.