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
330 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (279)special occasion (203)romantic (150)neighborhood gem (117)great for outdoor dining (112)good for groups (96)great for lunch (96)fit for foodies (85)notable wine list (58)great for brunch (44)hot spot (30)kid-friendly (30)late-night find (17)vibrant bar scene (17)Show More
  • Phoenix rising
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    From the ashes, Sea Watch has been reborn. During season, forget it. Long lines, crowded, noisy, filled with commandos from surrounding condos. But after re-visiting a third time after avoiding it like the plague for years, they have re-claimed their place as a local favorite. Seafood was imaginatively prepared (not drenched in faux-cheese sauce and drowned like ten years ago). Service was attentive, salads reasonably priced and delicious. ( I mention only because the Fresh Greens salad came with artichokes, gouda, kalamata olives, candied walnuts, the aforementioned greens and more.. for just $4!) Grouper was fabulous, Mahi spicy as promised and grilled veggies perfectly done. Private beach and great view. Try it again for the first time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great View
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Pros:This resturant was amazing with a view to die for. Service was fast and friendly. Cons:Unfortunately the food wasn't tasty.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    This was only our 3rd time dinning and it was great. Food was great! It was actually the first time we can ever recall that when told the plate was hot, it was. It good to see that a land mark still exists with great service. Our waiter, Terry, was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our Anniversary Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We had the Sunset Menu. I had the Mahi Mahi, my wife had the Lobster. The New England Clam Chowder was delicious. Dinner was perfect! Everything was perfect until we went upstairs. Once I asked if I could just hang out a bit, we were never asked if we wanted anything again. although the view is spectacular, the service lacked somewhat. will definitely be back. My wife always has the Lobster but said she would like to try the Prime Rib. Overall, a lovely evening.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent dining.
    gwtravelers
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    You have to have Dinner at Dusk, great selection of dinners.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best restaurant on Ocean Blvd!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    We stumbled upon this hidden gem at the recommendation of other tourists. So glad we took their advice. The 5pm-6pm dinner menu is an amazing value! The ambiance was wonderful both inside and out. We were seated immediately, the wait staff was attentive and friendly and the food was awesome. We sat out on the deck with a wonderful view of the beach. My only regret was that it was the last night of our vacation and we only ate there once.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Early Dinner
    detroit1051
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Sea Watch has an excellent Dinner at Dusk before 6 PM. We sat outside (on the porch) with ocean breezes and beautiful view of ocean. Great value, food and atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hostess - Crab
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    The lunch was great, the hostess sitting us was very unfriendly. A delay in seating at 11:30 but she made no attempt to be nice to anyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome food, loved the live piano
    Steven
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    The best tasting food I have had in years !!! Very romantic, live music, and great view of the water. It's a must go for couples celebrating anything.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a favorite
    Byron
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    A wonderful dining experience always..The dusk dining menu and value are superb..My service was most excellent with Terry making great suggestions and being there when needed and not hovering when not needed..his experience shows and is to be commended. After many many visits..never disappointed in this establishment... The older with gentleman with glasses who appeared to be management was the only disappointment in that his verbal abuse of staff members was loud, disruptive and in my opinion uncalled for and unprofessional..I have seen this in several visits..I believe that the owners and everone else would benefit his absence.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing view, great food & service
    floridafinds
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    The restaurant has it all- amazing view, great seafood and service. We arrived with reservation and were seated promptly. We sat on the outside covered deck, that had an amazing beach view. Our waitress greeted us, provided us menus and took our drink orders- a great start. We ordered the conch fritters, which were tasty. The New England clam chowder was delicious. I had the catch of the day, which was an orange roughy prepared with a dill sauce- very good. The crab tostada had nice pieces of crab. The must have desert is key lime pie. The service was impeccable- Katherine was attentive to our requests and checked back to make sure that all our needs were meet. Overall, a great place to dine with family and friends.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    As always, this restaurant is always excellent. Went to early bird (5:00 to 6:00 PM). Very crowded, however we were seated almost immediately due to reservations at Open Table.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonder setting for Dusk Dining
    Mark
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Their specials from 5-6pm are a great deal. Excellent food and service was wonderful. Not a rushed feeling, but casual dining at a good pace.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious time was had!
    Seasidedining
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    A group of us went for a birthday and had a wonderful time. The food was great as always as We frequent this restaurant. The staff were polite and very knowledgeable in what the kitchen was serving. Their wine list is extensive and not expensive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A romantic place for any body
    JUSTUS2
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Upon entering we were greeted as they wanted us there it was our 25th Anniversary so we were there for a late lunch. Seating was a great choice of upstairs either outside or inside with an upstairs bar and lounge. or downstairs also inside or outside also with a bar. Very large wine list and great luncheon menu also a fantastic sunset menu from 5pm to 6pm. Food itself was large enough portions to feel you need to walk off your meal with a walk along the beach which is right there.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Oceanridge
    oceanridge
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    The Sea Watch is an excellent restaurant and always gives us a fabulous dining experience. We always enjoy a cocktail in the Crow's Nest located upstairs and out in the open. A superb drink followed by an even better dinner. The Sea Watch is our choice for Special Occasions in South Florida.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great venue
    Ziggybug
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Meal was excellent and so was the service; our server was attentive but not smothering. This restaurant has lots of tables with a great view!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect lunch
    Internationaltraveller
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Having eaten at the Sea Watch several times and enjoyed every meal, this occasion was no different, everything was perfect, service excellent and food delicious, especially the Key Lime Pie, a first time for us. Forty years in business we understand, not so surprising when everything is always great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reliable: Great Food & Service!
    BobnJo
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We enjoy the Sea Watch restaurant for many years now; and the experience if always reliable - good food and excellent service!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • BeautifulViews
    MercifulLove
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Ambiance was very nice, as was the service. However, the dishes my friend and I ordered were just ok. They weren't bad...but they weren't great either. I had a pasta dish with goat cheese, tomato and shrimp. And my friend had the lobster tail and steak. We also ordered 2 appetizers...the calamari and the crab cake. I calamari was very good, the crab cake so so. We did not order dessert.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bad all around - going down hill..
    upnadam
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Overpriced for what we received. 2 apps, 2 glasses of wine and 2 main courses - $95 plus tip. You would think the food would have been cooked as order, wait hot for that matter too! The service was slow and the server kept forgetting things we ordered. Had to ask for water refills -and then ice for the warm tap water that was served. We had reservations and had to wait 30 minutes due to the table not being ready - as we walked to our table there were a lot of open tables - We have eaten there numerous times, but it seems that they are going down hill - the host desk was 'operated' by 4 untrained and unskilled girls that were too confused about what they were suppose to do - not a good first impression
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice dinning area and good food.
    12345678
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Really enjoy the atmosphere. The nice view of the ocean and the good food. Been here a few times and always enjoy it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Great view of the beach with dinner! Food and service were great!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding
    wss25
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    We were fortunate to arrive on Wed when wine was 1/2 price and we had a waitress who had been with the restaurant for over 30 years. Recommend stick with seafood on the specials for the night - cannot go wrong with any entry. Music selection for background and view of the ocean included at no extra charge. This was truly the best. Have been told that during the season in South Florida, they cannot do the same quality as we received.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ESsen
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Excellent price fixed dinner menu offered every day. The crabmeat served on the grouper did not taste or look like crabmeat. It was firm and slightly chewy. Service was good, scenery lovely.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • drknoch
    drknoch
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    what can I say! Great place for the food, wine and the view! Have been coming here for years, and we have never once been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of my Favorites
    tomandroz
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    The view, the food, the service, all very special. We visit Fort Lauderdale about twice per year. We rarely miss an opportunity to have a meal at Sea Watch. The regular menu is sumptuous. We often take advantage of Dining at Dusk. The view is always great but the late afteroon/early evening views are very special.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exquisite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Fried calamari just right-crisp and light. Salad scrumptious. Blackened dolphin(mahi-mahi) tender and opaque perfect. They have been doing this right for several decades. And I didn't have to turn may vehicle over to a valet parker.5 stars
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Jeff
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Fantastic place for everything, from a major party to just because
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not what it used to be
    Bhappy
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We went to the Sea Watch to celebrate my sister's birthday. We requested a tabe overlooking the ocean and were stuck in the back room with a table, which if you craned your neck, you could see a slice of the ocean. Our table was also next to a door leading outside so everytime someone went out or came in, we were engulfed in hot air. The food was not great, the service was lacking and the only saving grace was the wine and the dessert (which the waiter could have t least put a candle on). We are year round residents and had always enjoyed the Seawatch as a special restaurant to go to. We wanted an evning of ambiance and good food and got neither. We will not be back :(
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Spirit
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Service person was beyond EXCELLENT...............
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent
    ExcellentVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Had a group of 11 celebrating our mom's 90th Birthday - service, food, view - everything was excellent. Everyone was happy - which say a lot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and surroundings.
    Chilip33
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Visiting from PA for our annual week of getaway. We celebrate our anniversary together at a special place at the end of visit to South Florida. SeaWatch exceeded our expectations and was as good or better than our previous ventures into fine dining there
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Superb
    Stella
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The service was wonderful, the outstanding, the view magnificent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Glad we took the time
    LSULLIVAN
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We live so close to the Sea Watch and finally took the time to dine with them. Beautiful view of the Atlantic; service was great. Would recommend visiting them for dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding
    GingVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    The food and service [please ask for Robin] are consistently outstanding. The view is great of the sand dunes and the ocean. Sea Watch is a definite must for anyone!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love Sea Watch
    Alanr762
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Our third time at Sea Watch and we love it. Food is great, ocean view is amazing. Perfect for date nights.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Alawya a favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Scenery cannot be beat. Food is and has always been very very good. Cannot speak for all the servers, mine was fine, BUT, when at the Seawatc I expect a certain level of attentiveness that just was a bit lacking. Still and all, if you want excellent Seafod with a great view on the beach, great place to go.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A great Sunday lunch
    DavidS
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Sea view, open windows with breeze blowing. Outside 91, inside at the table it was so nice The food was delicious - we loved the fish- and the service was great ( such a delightful server) An amazing relaxed lunch with friends with a beautiful view
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • cocktail review
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We had pomegranate martini and it was terrible. It showed up within 5 minutes after ordering it which proved it was not fresh. It tasted prepared with no natural ingredients.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet