Oceans 234
Oceans 234

Oceans 234

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.oceans234.com/
  • Phone: (954) 428-2539
  • Hours of Operation:
    MONDAY-THURSDAY: 11:30 AM- 10:00 PM
    FRIDAY AND SATURDAY: 11:30AM -11:00 PM
    SUNDAY 11:00 AM- 10:00 PM
    Brunch 11:00 Am- 2:00 PM SUNDAYS ONLY
    BAR HOURS SUBJECT TO CHANGE-Please Call For More Details.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Victor Franco
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Smoking Area (bar only), Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Relax in our comfortable setting and savor Chef Johnny’s inspired cuisine. The sights, aromas and tastes will awaken your senses with an unparalleled dining experience. OCEANS 234 has earned a reputation that goes well beyond its breathtaking setting...
  • Private Party Contact: Kristin Pease 9544282539x2
  • Entertainment: Live Entertainment Friday and Saturday evenings.
    Entertainment beachside, Sunday afternoon.
    Wild Wild West Country Night, Sunday evenings.
  • Special Events: Your special occasion set with the most beautiful Oceanfront view in South Florida! Our Special Events Manager, Kristin Pease, will cater to your every need.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hillsboro & A1A
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet Parking Is available for $3.
A word from Oceans 234
Relax in our comfortable setting and savor Chef Victor's inspired cuisine. The sights, aromas and tastes of OCEANS will awaken your senses with an unparalleled dining experience. OCEANS has earned a reputation that goes well beyond its breathtaking setting.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Oceans 234 reviews from OpenTable diners
98 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelEnergetic
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (78)scenic view (73)special occasion (34)good for groups (31)hot spot (30)fit for foodies (28)great for lunch (27)neighborhood gem (27)vibrant bar scene (25)romantic (25)great for brunch (15)kid-friendly (10)late-night find (10)notable wine list (7)Show More
  • Food was good, not great.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/24/2010
    Food was good, not great. Calamari appetizer was fair, to much mustard taste. Entrees were good, snapper and mahi. Both prepared well and cooked right. Drinks were done properly. Overall, good food, about 20% to much. Skip the appetizer and drinks and then it is worth it. Great views of the beach.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • outstanding experience!! me
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/23/2010
    outstanding experience!! me and my girlfriend of 2 years felt like it was our first date all over again. great view amazing food.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • unfortunately, two out of
    JmsbocaVIP
    Dined on 4/19/2010
    unfortunately, two out of five dinners had to be returned for being overcooked and then undercooked...we were not charged for the dinners which came out fine the second and third time. actually, better than fine. they were delicious. one of the other meals was served incorrectly, which was rectified immedialtely.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Weather played a role as it
    NewinRaleigh
    Dined on 4/18/2010
    Weather played a role as it was a stormy evening, so the expectations of a seaside experience evaporated. To compound the dreariness, the waitress didn't bother to give us all of the evening's specials and the food was mediocre, at best. I ordered "crispy fried calamari" that was anything but. And the sea trout was plain bland. I may try it again for the brunch, which friends tell me is worthwhile, but not again for dinner. My wife enjoyed the poached pear salad and she ordered ribs (not a lover of things from the ocean), which were "okay."
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Music came from both sides.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/11/2010
    Music came from both sides. Loud and different music. Annoying
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was wonderful and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/10/2010
    The food was wonderful and the waiter and staff were very attentive. The only negative was the the bar was very loud and we were seated nearby. Next time we would request a table at the opposite end.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Our experience at this restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/10/2010
    Our experience at this restaurant was fair.The service was very good and the server was quite attendant.The food, however, was fair.The outside space is very noisy.We will not return.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • When we saw that "Happy Hour
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/9/2010
    When we saw that "Happy Hour extended to 10pm"sign at the front door, we should have walked out. The indoor outdoor loud bar with loud canned music overflowed into the dining area. And then the same overly happy Happy Hour crowd was seated all around us, to the point it was impossible to speak to my partner at dinner or hear the gently lapping ocean waves just yards away. Our waiter tried his best to get us our 2nd drink before dinner but the bartenders were so over extended that the second round arrived with our entrees and barely 5 minutes after our table hors'doerve was served. Then he informed me that he "would have to eat the cocktail" if I did not take it. Although my fish entree was excellent, I could no longer enjoy it.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We went to Oceans on Easter
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/4/2010
    We went to Oceans on Easter afternoon (5:30). They have a new menu which is reasonably priced but not so tasty. They need a better wine list and the mojitos were watery. Service was so so. Great location and great view. They should consider limiting valet parking to restaurant patrons bc the parking
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We were very disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/4/2010
    We were very disappointed to find out that the Sunday/Easter Brunch was a breakfast menu & not an actual brunch. We had been there the previous year for the Easter Brunch & it was fabulous. For the money that it cost this time around, we would have been better off at the Casino buffet or the Holiday Inn on the beach buffet.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • we went to Easter sunday brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/4/2010
    we went to Easter sunday brunch and both the food and service were terrible. I don't know what their normal brunch is like, but they really botched this one. View was of course magnificent though.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The actual dining experience
    barbara
    Dined on 4/4/2010
    The actual dining experience was great. Of course it was a busy spot because of Easter, but our overall experience was such that we would go again, even though I was served the wrong entree. The view was spectacular and our server was exceptional although he did not return once our food was served (by another employee) to see if everything was ok. In order to eat with my family, I just ate what was brought by mistake.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had an 8 pm reservation,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 4/3/2010
    We had an 8 pm reservation, and arrived at 7:45, we weren't seated for at least an hour after we arrived. The food was good, we will definitely go back, but hope not to wait an hour again with a reservation.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great restaurant for lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/3/2010
    Great restaurant for lunch or dinner on the weekend. The place to be seen on the ocean in Deerfield Beach.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was wonderful. Our
    Marilyn
    Dined on 4/3/2010
    The food was wonderful. Our praises to the chef. We all had seafood and it was cooked to perfection.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We were there this past Saturday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/2/2010
    We were there this past Saturday for my Grandfather's 95th birthday. We arranged to have the private room in the back. The room was beautiful. The service was impeccable - Sean our waiter was amazing. The restaurant lived up and exceeded our expectation's for our grandfather's party. Thank you so much.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • although we've eaten there
    JmsbocaVIP
    Dined on 3/27/2010
    although we've eaten there many, many times before...saturday night was not the experience i was hoping for. we had out-of-towners with us and wanted the usual great service and excellent food. on saturday, even though our waiter was extrememly pleasant, he was not able to keep up with our service needs. he forgot to bring ice, water, and ordered beverages throughout our dinner. the food was cold (but we were eating outside and it was windy) and we had to send an apppetizer back for being undercooked. they did send another immediately.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food, good service, good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/27/2010
    Good food, good service, good view -- what's not to like? Party of 6 with parents, a friend, grandparent, two college students (one a vegetarian) and we all had a great time. (A few more veggie selections would be nice.)
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • WEB SITE DOES NOT SHOW HOURS
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/27/2010
    WEB SITE DOES NOT SHOW HOURS OPENED MAPQUEST IS WRONG. SHOWS IT SOUTH OF HILLSBORO. IS NORTH. I GOT CAUGHT IN THE NORTHBOUND TRAFFIC ON A1A AT HIGHSBORO BRIDGE BECASUE I WENT SOUTH.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was excellent. The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/24/2010
    The food was excellent. The service was excellent both at the table and in the bar. My only concern was that it was a little on the expensive side.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I am sorry to report that
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/24/2010
    I am sorry to report that our experience unfortunately was a bad one; too bad it was on our anniversary - from the time we parked with the valet, to the hostess, then waiter to the food, it was a disappointment - will not be returning any time soon - sorry!
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was over-priced and lacking
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 3/19/2010
    Food was over-priced and lacking in flavor. I don't like spicy food, but my fish and chips was completely bland - had to add lots of salt.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Oceans 234 is a fantastic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/13/2010
    Oceans 234 is a fantastic restaurant. The food was as always fantastic. The ocean views are stunning. The service is 5 stars. The restaurant recently added a SUSHI BAR! I couldn’t have been happier with my experience with OpenTable.com. I ordered flowers from the link provided in the reservation. Added special notes and the arraignment was on the table when we walked up. Our 2nd wedding anniversary was perfect.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The ambience was great as
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/12/2010
    The ambience was great as well as the choice of seating. Good idea to make a reservation as by the time we finished dinner it was packed. Our waiter was great.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I enjoyed brunch by the ocean;
    LisaVIP
    Dined on 3/7/2010
    I enjoyed brunch by the ocean; food and service were excellent.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We had sunday brunch to celebrate
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/7/2010
    We had sunday brunch to celebrate our anniversary. Beautiful March morning. great service topped off with some nice mimosas.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Four of us went there for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/5/2010
    Four of us went there for dinner and each had a terrific meal. Good value too.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lunch was great, service somewhat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/27/2010
    Lunch was great, service somewhat slow - not that big a deal; except maybe $12 bucks for a Sangria was a bit much.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We were looking forward to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/24/2010
    We were looking forward to our anniversary dinner with another couple. We were seated outside and it was lovely. Then the music started, from 2 places: Oceans playing one soundtrack and the place next door another. We were in the middle and it was terrible. We moved inside where we could only hear one track. We had eaten calamari appetizer outside. It was tough. The main courses were tasty, tho the clams with liguini could have had more garlic. The waiter had to be reminded to bring us bread and a bowl for clam shells. He also took about 10 minutes to bring a glass of wine during dinner. Luckily we were with good company and laughed a lot and vowed not to return.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was over-cooked and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/21/2010
    The food was over-cooked and cold. The noise was extreme. Service was OK, not great. Complimentary Mimosas were al,ost all orange juice.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • A great location overlooking
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 2/20/2010
    A great location overlooking the pier. The menu is quite good but the service is very lax.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good food, not worth the price
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/15/2010
    good food, not worth the price though unfortunately. The bread that they give you is cheap. Ceasar salad was not very good.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The waiter was amazing, the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/14/2010
    The waiter was amazing, the filet came to the table slightly undercooked..no big deal at all. when we resent it to get done a bit more, the manager took it off our check. Wasnt expecting that at all.. amazing place.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Went there for Valentine's
    IraBfromCSGVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2010
    Went there for Valentine's Day and had a great time. Seafood was fresh and tasty. On a cool breezy winter night, they put down the wind barriers and had plenty of heat devices making the setting completely comfortable. The view as always is a beautiful beach setting. The solo musician made the night truly special.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Restaurant should of honored
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/14/2010
    The Restaurant should of honored the reservations that we made. we had to wait 20 minutes for a table and they where sitting people who where there after us. There are alot of places to eat in the area that are better than oceans.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The fact that we used Open
    barbara
    Dined on 2/14/2010
    The fact that we used Open Table did not seem to make a difference. We arrived and still had to wait one half hour. I might add that there were many tables empty as we walked through to walk on the boardwalk. Seems to be there was not enough service provided to be able to turn the tables.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good experience!Have been
    wurdzsmith
    Dined on 2/14/2010
    Good experience!Have been there three times and haven't been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, notable wine list, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Too noisy, but that improved
    smyoreVIP
    Dined on 1/29/2010
    Too noisy, but that improved when a private party finished. Would go back, but not in a hurry to do so.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Found it by accident and remains
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 1/29/2010
    Found it by accident and remains one of our favorite spots in South Florida.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This is a great outdoor restaurant.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/29/2010
    This is a great outdoor restaurant. DO NOT GO THERE IF YOU ONLY HAVE AN HOUR. Service getting food takes a while Too long
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate