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Sea Watch Restaurant
Sea Watch Restaurant

Sea Watch Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.seawatchontheocean.com
  • Phone: (954) 781-2200
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch Daily: 11:30am - 3:30pm; Dinner Daily 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steak, 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 & Promotions: 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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I really enjoyed the experience. Great seating too."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Great location directly on the beach; wonderful ambiance. Food was unremarkable: Oysters not fresh (would not order again); salads had some ice from storage, but were decent; mussels were a little dry, but sauce was good; scallop entrée was good; fried shrimp were average; salmon was small and disappointing; sides of veggies, mushrooms, mashed potatoes, corn, were all small, but good. Entrée pricing was a little high, considering their unremarkable quality and small portion size and, most entrées require sides to be purchased separately, only increasing the cost. Diners are clearly paying for the location and view. Service overall was good, from hostesses, waitress on down to the bussers. However, valet staff drove around too fast."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Where to start? We got to there and were "greeted" by 4 very unfriendly hosts. The oldest one who looked like she was having a "very bad mood day". They took our names and did not even tell us to wait or give us a pager, they let us just stand there. After 15 minutes they tried sitting us in a table next to a busy waiters station. We asked to be changed so they put us in the "Captain's Table" area which was an "over crowded separate spare space after thought" part of the restaurant. Waited 30 mins for appetizer salad. We had to wait so long for entrees that we asked our server to bring us our food to go. We had a hungry toddler who needed to eat and had had enough bread already. This place has nice location but the service is horrible."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "food is usually very good. but this time our food was cold and undercooked even after we told the waitress we wanted our seafood well cooked and hot. when we told her the issue she just shrugged but the mgr took our food off the bill. we took some friends that hadnt been there before and it was embarrasing as we had raved about the restaurant."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Good food here. The best things at our table was the calamari and prime rib. I am a bit bothered by open-tables dollar sign ranking in comparison to my favorite restaurant, Seasons 52. the reason I am a bit bothered is becasue Sea Watch is ranked $$ ($30 and under), but Seasons 52 is ranked $$$ ($31-50), based on my bill at Sea Watch and the general prices, the restaurants should be equal, whatever that level may be. Many of the entree items at Sea Watch are at or above $30, and they don't include sides. $25 entree, 6$ soup, 4$ side, $9 glass of wine = $44 per person, and is much more accurate then assuming each person will get an entree only. That excludes an appetizer for two, a second drink, etc... Good food, misleading price level."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Food was quite good, though Grouper portion was very small, perhaps 3oz. Glad I ordered 1/2 doz oysters and lobster bisque for starters. Oysters were very good and fresh (raw). Lobster bisque was excellent. Grouper was also very good perfectly prepared. The oceanfront setting is very nice. After dinner, went upstairs to bar/lounge. Nice! Will definitely visit again. Prices are very reasonable."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "I hadn't been to the Seawatch in 10+ years. On vacation with my family in South Florida, we decided to have dinner there. It did not disappoint! Food was delicious, service was excellent, and of course, the view and ambiance are second to none! Highly recommend!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Sea Watch is one of our favorite restaurant spots. We always visit when we are in Southeast Florida. In fact, we stayed in Naples and still drove over to Sea Watch for dinner! Its really worth the drive due to the lovely view of the beach and seascape, especially at twilight. The seafood is fresh and excellently prepared, and every dish we have tried is a delight. We heartily recommend that you make the effort to dine at Sea Watch when you are in the area."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "The menu from 5 to 6pm is an outstanding bargain. the prime rib is tender and cooked to your specs. Love the lobster too--ask to have claws cracked in the kitchen if you are a weakling as I am! Service this summer has been excellent. Absolutely no complaints."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Our reservation was for 5:15pm but when we got there at 5:00pm it looked like they were not ready to begin for the night. They gave us a pager and we did not get sitted until 5:30pm, we also saw emplyees coming in late and rushing. The server we had was very dry and it felt like she did not want to be working the night, we also heard another server mocking a customer beacuse she had order hot teat with her dinner "saying who gets hot tea when it's so hot out". The meal was good for the price (we had the early bird) I had the grilled lobster (a little over cooked & the wife had the seafood combo) we also each had a glass of wine with dinner (little over price $8 a glass). Other than that we had a very nice time and provably go back."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "The food, service and wait staff were outstanding. They were there to meet your every needs. I love the view."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "We had a wonderful time and food was great! We sat at the windows and the ocean view was great!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Pricey for quality of food. Everything is a al a carte. Good view of ocean. If and when you go make sure its a full moon."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "This was our second time visiting Sea Watch, I love the setting but the food was better the first time.The tomato broth in the Mussells and Clams app was great, but everything else seemed bland. Grouper filet was good but could have used the help of some fresh herbs to brighten up the flavor of the topping (capers, anchovy,egg). Our first visit was in the spring, we enjoy sitting out back with the open windows facing the ocean (best feature of this restaurant) but in the summer, some fans in the back (open area) would make it more comfortable for diners as it did feel very warm (even at 7:30 in the evening). We were intent on enjoying the evening (anniversary) so these shortcomings were overlooked. Fixing them would take this place to a 5."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Arrived a little early for our 7 pm reservation so had to wait 10 minutes then we were escorted to our Table which was outside ,the only problem We had with that ,we were not asked if we preferred to be seated inside (ac) or outside ,also I stated on my Reservation that it was our 48th anniv. But they seemed liked they never knew ,was not happy about that ,so why ask if it was a special occasion then not react to it ,the food was good but we were seated where the was a loud child ,server was pleasant ,all in all not bad ,but was somewhat disappointed that the staff ignored our special day and I was not going to bring it up again"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "From the Hostess to the waitress we received unfriendly service - as if they were doing us a favor by providing the service that should accompany a restaurant as pricey as this one. The only exception to this was our bar waitress. She was helpful and friendly. We might try Sea Watch again, however with a long list of very good restaurants in the area, it has fallen way down on the list."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "For over. 30 yrs we have been coming here when we are in Ft Lauderdale! The menu has always had our favorite seafood' !"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We found this restaurant online and could not have been more pleased. We got there early and walked on the beach before going inside to eat. We ate at dusk. This offered a 3 course meal at a wonderful price. The salad was light and fresh, the lobster perfectly prepared and dessert finished off the meal. The view was wonderful. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone wanting an exceptional meal at a great price."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Great food (Mahi Mahi), great atmosphere, an overall great dining experience."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Very good time at this restaurant! The view is gorgeous, food reasonably priced."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "I took some good friends of mine on 7/11 for a real Florida Dining experience. It is awesome that the Sea Watch still delivers a killer Sunset Menu, excellent quality, service and great selections for only $21.95. I live here year round so summer is great forme. And I come down from Delray that has scads of dining places but nothing to match Sea Watch"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Seafood, steak, chicken. In-side or outside seating. Un-obstructed view of ocean & Dunes were beautiful. Very noisy upon arrival (7PM reservation), but quieted down shortly after arriving. Seafood dishes delicious."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Great food at great price from 5p-6p. Lobster was great! Love the views indoor & out. Ocean view!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "We have been going here for at least 15 years. It is one of our favorite 3 restaurants. Cannot beat the Weds. half price wine and the early bird menu."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "We need a reservation using OpenTable for Tuesday. The restaurant did not pull down the comments indicating that we were bringing a stroller and that we were celebrating two birthdays. The host at the front told us immediately that he did not have space for our stroller without even asking if we had a reservation. My birthday requests for my husband and father were never fulfilled. We've been to Seawatch on many occasions, and I have never received such poor service before. I do hope this is a one time anomaly as I would hate to have to find another venue for our family celebrations."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Sea Watch is consistently great. We are fortunate to be only 15 minutes away. We had our favorite, and outstanding server, Robin. She was working outside so it was as if we were on the beach itself. The margaritas are outstanding. We enjoyed the crab cake, mahi mahi, and great desserts - fruit cobbler and vanilla ice cream and a hot fudge sundae with chocolate ice cream."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "This was our 2nd time at Sea Watch and we truly enjoyed it. The lobster bisque was delicious and delivered at a perfect temperature. My husband ordered the double stuffed lobster tails and they were outstanding. Other than our waitress ( who I suspect was having a bad day or not enjoying her job), we loved our experience."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "I've been to Seawatch a handful of times in my life, generally for special occasions. I made a reservation online and was able to talk to a hostess to get an upper-floor ocean view table. I took out a lovely lady for a first date, definitely a great choice. I had the grouper and she had the mahi mahi. Everything was fantastic from the service to the view and of course the food. It shall always remain a choice restaurant in my book."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The food is always great and has been for years. remodel adds to it"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "I brought my family here because I'd heard what a wonderful menu Sea Watch had. We were seated promptly, but our waitress never once cracked a smile. While she did her job reasonably well, she made us feel like we had inconvenienced her by showing up. The food was so-so, nothing special. My niece ordered the angel hair pasta with goat cheese and shrimp. The menu stated it contained red pepper flakes, so she didn't expect the lip-burning dish she was given. We asked the waitress to bring another, less spicy version, and all they did was water down her original plate and remove some of the shrimp. It was inedible. The prices were much higher than the "$$" rating given to it by Open Table. Other than the view, I wouldn't recommend it."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "The view is magnificent, the food wonderful, and the service is great BUT the Wednesdays special---1/2 priced bottles of wine(any wine on their list) is an absolute MUST!!!!! My husband and I generally have the filet mignon on a steamer plate and/or the roast chicken over a pancetta salad---both excellent and to make it even better this restaurant is only a 6 minute walk from our condo which makes our monthly trips to Ft. Lauderdale from New York even more enticing!!!!!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "This was our first visit to Sea Watch. Our table had a panoramic view of the beach and the ocean. We dined at Sea Watch early in the evening and took advantage of the "Dinner at Dusk" low season special that offered 3-courses for $21.95. As starters we selected a green salad and the New England clam chowder - both were well- prepared. As entrees, one of us had a grouper almondine and I had a combination of grilled mahi mahi, scallops, and shrimp. Both dishes were excellent. A delicious Key lime pie was dessert. Service was efficient. We look forward to returning to Sea Watch."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "I cannot be in the state of Florida and not visit Seawatch! It truly is one of my most favorite dining experiences! Their Key Lime pie is the best out there. Thanks Seawatch for your special early dining menu!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We were seated at a table against the window affording us a lovely view of the ocean. The waitress, Karen, was very good. I had the Crab Tostada, lots of crab and quite flavorful. My friend had the Cobb salad, also very good. The portions were large and the presentation was nice. The best part was the chance to catch up in a lovely atmosphere, at a leisurely pace."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Best place for seafood. The scenic view is great !!! Wonderful!!!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Every year I go to Sea Watch to celebrate my birthday and every year it always lives up to my expectations. I always request an indoor table with a sea view and have never been disappointed with their table selection. Service is excellent. Food is very good with the exception that the lobster tends to be a bit overcooked. But, I will be back again as I feel very happy when dining here."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We have been going to Sea Watch for many years and it never disappoints!! The seafood is fresh, the place is clean and the staff is very friendly!! We most recently took friends for a Birthday celebration and Sea Watch lived up to our expectations!! Highly recommend this place for a great lunch on the beach!!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014