Sea Watch Restaurant
Sea Watch Restaurant

Sea Watch Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.seawatchontheocean.com/
  • Phone: 9547812200x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch Daily: 11:30am - 3:30pm; Dinner Daily 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, International
  • Executive Chef: Darryl Shuford
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events: Wine Down Wednesdays - 50% Off Every Bottle of Wine - ALL DAY!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Commercial Blvd
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: We offer complimentary valet parking as well as self parking in our on site lot.
A word from Sea Watch Restaurant
Sea Watch On The Ocean located on the beautiful Atlantic Ocean in Fort Lauderdale is perfect for any occasion. Whether it's business, pleasure, or any other special event we offer private dining rooms, an enclosed patio or our main dining room, all with beautiful water views to maximize your dining experience. Operating for over 39 years our menu selections range from a wide variety of the finest seafood and steaks.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Sea Watch Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
331 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (283)special occasion (197)romantic (148)neighborhood gem (113)great for outdoor dining (111)great for lunch (101)good for groups (91)fit for foodies (74)notable wine list (53)great for brunch (42)kid-friendly (31)hot spot (25)vibrant bar scene (16)late-night find (16)Show More
  • Old faithful
    Bobber56
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This icon has been around longer than I have. It caters to a mostly senior crowd, but that's an indicator of good value. Food is very good, staff friendly and being right on the water is a treat. Don't expect five star, yet expect really good food at a good price. Corkage fee is only $10,so we brought our own.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ellen
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Food and service was excellent. Bar Drinks were made very well.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • luckyS
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    one of my favorite places. great food, great view. I go every time I'm in florida
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Charming sea views
    andrewjrw
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Sea Watch has a wonderful mix of up to date amenities and old-world charm. Pleasant and efficient staff, excellent reservation handling, good parking, outstanding view. We experienced the dinner-at-dusk which is essentially table d'hote. Great value, with a good selection of items. Ask for a window seat. If you choose to order a la carte you won't be disappointed by selection. Everyone we saw dining appeared to be enjoying themselves, the food, and the atmosphere. The restaurant appears to be a favorite with locals.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dissappointed
    FLMEMA
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We no longer live in this area so it had been 10 years since we went to the Sea Watch. We were sorely dissappointed on several points. The food was terribly overpriced and the menu is A LA CARTE, meaning for a $29 entree you get a piece of fish with nothing else. Even though we made reservations, and requested a window seat, we were seated right next to the steps coming down from the deck which gave us a view of the steps. When our waitress discovered we weren't having drinks, there was a noticeable shift in the temperature. The dessert menus were put on the table in front of us without a word. The service was prompt but there were certainly no smiles or "warm fuzzies." The food itself was delicious but, sadly, no return for us!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a great meal!
    james
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    But also excellent service....Robin did a wonderful job making my mother- in- law's 93rd birthday a special one.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • the Dinning experience was great
    frequentdinner
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    all round a wonderful dinning experience: food, service & view are the tops
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great seafood!
    DrStan
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    The food is excellent as are the presentations. W especially appreciated tghe way lobsters were served; i.e., wit a cloth napkin on the dih upon which the lobster was presented. This prevented slippage of the lobster shells on the plate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding Meal
    Kaysara
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Our fifty-first anniversary celebration turned out to be a wonderful meal with an incomparable view. We will not hesitate to return for future celebrations. Hopefully we can include our family and friends at that time.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Food and service were excellent, as usual. My favorite restaurant for a special occasion or anytime
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Great food, nice place. We soent a great time, enjoying the food and the view.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointment
    oscarVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I usually order the lobster but switched to the prime rib this trip. It was disappointing...fatty and not as flavorful as I remembered. I'll stick to lobster next time. Also, the waitress asked as us to leave after we finished our meal since we apparently were sitting too long taking up a table. We thought that a bit tacky but we continued our conversation outside.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    GingVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Sea Watch is great - the setting alone is perfect and is only outdone by the delicious food and great service - we had Robin and she was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty but pricy
    Yum4
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The food was delicious, quick service, and amazing views. It is a great place to go for a special occasion. Everything is ala cart which makes it expensive.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never fails us...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We go to Sea Watch when we want to have a special dinner, give someone a special treat, celebrate an occasion, or just feel a bit pampered. We know we can count on it.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thank you Sea Watch!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Sea Watch welcomed our party with a wonderful table by the ocean as I had requested. It was very comfortable as we also needed accessibility of a wheel chair. Our service was wonderful and the food was outstanding. The absolute best calamari I have ever eaten. Thank you for proving to be my best choice to celebrate this memorable day.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    Happycats3
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    I have been coming here for years and have always had a wonderful time. The variety of food is expansive and the service has always been friendly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • GREAT EXPEIENCE
    JIMM
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    FOOD WAS GREAT AND OUR SERVER WAS EXCEPTIONAL---OUR THANKS FOR A WONDERFUL DAY
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • portions to small. .
    Danthediner
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Went on Mon. Not crowded . Seafood tower was ordered the seafood "tower". Sounds BIG but very small portion. And it's not a tower, it's more a platter. Lobster was good and so was the grouper. Overall food was very good
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I was back after 25 years
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I lived near Sea Watch years ago and it was a favorite. Returning to Fort Lauderdale for a vacation I wanted my children to experience it. Dinner was delicious, the service was superb and the view is unbeatable. It's a wonderful restaurant and was as great as I remembered!
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable Evening
    Happy
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Food was good and service was fast. Very crowded on the weekends. Be sure to make reservations. Reasonable prices.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Essie
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Food was good, service just fine, and the view of the ocean was spectacular. A great evening!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    Bocadiners2
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    It was our 28th wedding anniversary and we wanted a special romantic dinner at a nice restaurant. The food was excellent, but we were seated in a room with a party of twelve extremely loud adults celebrating their birthdays. They were so loud it was impossible to carry on much of a conversation. Then my husband had an email from the Sea Watch with a special birthday coupon. When the bill was presented we were told we could not use it because we had ordered from the Dinner at Dusk menu. We had had the coupon before and never had a problem with it. So that kind of put a damper on the evening.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food and drink 9, service 3
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Food was good and good value. Salmon and paella entrees were both large and tasty. Setting was terrific -- Beach views. Bartender was very good. Waitress very bad. Didn't ask about dessert or wine -- we were strongly considering both. Didn't check on us for most of dinner. Maitre D was very condescending. Better than average experience but would sit at the bar to have dinner and at least not have the same waitress. We felt that we were a bother to her.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great location with a great view!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The food here is good and cooked properly but is a bit overpriced for what you get. Would recommend for lunch and anytime you want a great view with your dinner! The service was excellent as well.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid
    JDog
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Went there this weekend for lunch and was very happy. Not fancy but solid place with nice views.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always love this place!
    Chris
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    This is a place we come to once or twice while we are down visiting in Pompano Beach. Always a treat for us!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food, good view
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Everything super !! We recommand this restaurant because it's really anice place to go.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Disappointed
    Butch
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Went to celebrate my daughter's birthday. Had a coupon and couldn't use it on the early bird menu which we had several times in the past. Rules changed along the way and we did not know this until after the meal. The waitress should have told us that if we were using a coupon we could not use it on the early bird menu. This was a recent change.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our 20 Year Wedding Anniversary
    MelvinDayglo
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Everything from beginning to end was wonderful. We started with appetizers and drinks(best margaritas in the world) on the outside upper level deck about 5:30 pm. Adrianna was our gracious, smiling server. She was extremely helpful with photographing us with our phone cameras. We were buzzed to our requested table about 10 minutes early which was perfect timing. Mary B was our next excellent server at our favorite table(#75) and provided just the right amount of professional service. Thank you all for helping make our night a fond memory!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a great night at Sea Watch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    the food was good, the service was good, and the evening was very enjoyable. Thank you
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not accommodating
    Ginger
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Very unhappy about not satisfying the customer. We order prime rib rare and it was medium. In my opinion no matter how good the food was I will not recommend this resturant for that reason. They did not for any reason want to make us happy.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • business meetings
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    made a reservation on line for 5:30 PM. Also had an earlier meeting there at 4:00 PM. We were thrown out of an area of the restaurant as it was called "closed" even thought it was open with other people The front desk did not know how to properly handle the two events. The front desk coordinator was unfriendly. The second floor bar personnel was not well educated; need much customer interface training
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will go back
    Chris3412VIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Had not been to the Sea Watch in a few years, was pleasantly surprised! Service was good. Quiet. Great Conch chowder and real lobster is added to the lobster bisque. Very quiet. Can get a little dark once the sun sets and they dim the lights.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Another great lobster meal!
    Married52
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Another great lobster meal was enjoyed .Cooked perfectly, served with bib, lobster crackers, butter, corn! potatoes M&D towelletes for cleanup. Couldn't ask for a better meal.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrible service
    Foodie
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Our waitress Adrainna was very slow, it was just our table of 4 and one guy at the bar, she could hardly handle our drink order, she didn't know any of the prices and when she went to find out it took way too long! When she finally did bring our drinks out it was almost 15 minutes later! I could see her just standing there talking with the bartender the whole time! The last straw was when she told us it was extra to "add ice" to my Johnny Walker! I don't even want to get started on how long she took to bring the bill, I finally just told my husband to go up to the Bar and pay it... Such a bad experience we did not stay for dinner! It's unfortunate because it seemed like a very nice place.
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  • Always Great
    DCDinerVIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    We always make a trip here when in the Ft. Lauderdale area. Always great, fresh food with wonderful service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Seafood Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    This was a great place to get some really good fresh seafood. I was visiting this past weekend from Orlando and read some good reviews, so I decided to try it out for dinner. I ordered the blackened Mahi and it was delicious. The restaurant was a perfect setting for nighttime, well lit, romantice, however, the night i went for some reason it was very hot inside. It was nearly 85 degrees outside, but it felt about the same inside. Besides that, the food was great. It was almost closing time and people were still walking in. My salad was a little soggy, but overall I had a great experience. I would go back again... earlier of course to see the sunset
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will come again
    RandyRates
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I really enjoyed the experience. Great seating too.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SueBee
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Dinner was very good. The scallops were outstanding.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate