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 May 18, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (284)special occasion (194)romantic (149)great for outdoor dining (113)neighborhood gem (112)great for lunch (101)good for groups (90)fit for foodies (74)notable wine list (53)great for brunch (42)kid-friendly (30)hot spot (26)vibrant bar scene (16)late-night find (16)Show More
  • Nice dinning area and good food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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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  • 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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    • 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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  • 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
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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
  • Nice experience
    Julio
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Food was good service was good and ambiance was good. That is all you need.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Thank You!
    PBdiner
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    What a wonderful experience. A friend suggested your restaurant to us for our get-away weekend. From the moment we walked in the door the Management and Staff made us feel special. Exceptional view, terrific food and an overall wonderful evening. There were a number of large parties celebrating occasions and everyone was still made to feel special and appreciated... a rare find!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT & DELICIOUS
    AnnaMo
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Everything in this Restaurant is absolutely Great. The Food was excellent, The Bar upstairs is a Gorgeous place with beautiful ocean views. A Special Place!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food and Service Just okay
    Pianolady
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We frequent this restaurant for the seafood and views. Unfortunately, the service was not great, maybe not enough wait staff on at the time! We were a bit disappointed this time.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Went for a birthday meal.....excellent choices on dinner at dusk...service was excellent and extremely friendly, had another great time at Seawatch
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sea watch again and again
    SeaWatchLover
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    I have been to Sea Watch numerous times; mostly for lunch...the food is always good, couldn't ask for better service, and of course the view is great. have never had a bad experience here. Had my daughter's wedding and her baby shower there.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best seafood in Fort Lauderdale
    GreatTheStake
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Well i had a great time i enjoyed their seafood so much that i will go back tomorrow! The place is beautiful and te service was great!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome !
    Joecarz
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Very nice presentation, great atmosphere, very good service and a great menu.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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  • Seafood with a view
    like2eatout
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Moderately price seafood plus. The paella is always delicious. The ocean view can't be beat
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Only fair
    Enorma
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    we had been at Sea Watch a few years ago and enjoyed it very much. we were disappointed this time. we found the portions to be very small and not notably tasty, especially considering the higher than average prices. We had no complaints about the service or ambiance.
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  • loved it.
    leannacooks
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Stellar meal from start to finish!!! we had great service, the appetizers were great the entrees were great and dessert was fabulous! We completely cleaned our plates!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • justaguy
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Food was OK, not great, drinks were expensive, but the overall evening and experience was good
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beautiful view
    Formerfloridian
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The waiter was great. The hostess could have been more polite when we were waiting for the last meme er of our party who was stuck in traffic. The dawn to dusk menu was great except for my 25 year old nephews portion was very small. We had to order an appetizer after dinner. All in all a nice evening
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Waiter Mis-information
    DennisdmfVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Have been to Sea Watch many many times love the new decor. Thursday nite our server (guy from NYC Larry ? ) informed us the entrees are server without any others items on the plate. So we all ordered sides. The entrees arrived with 2-3 other items besides the entree . Food was good look out for Larry / NYC server
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    The food was exellent.The service as well.We wouldn't have celebrated our 60th wedding anniversary,if we didn't rank Sea Watch,at the top of our dining list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday / Anniversary Dinner
    Curt
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We love Sea Watch, but were forced to book a table during their Dinner at Dusk special. I'm not sure why, but they take reservations for that at 5 and 5:15, but then they don't start taking reservations until like 7, so the next dinner time was like 7:45, which was too late for a Sunday night dinner. We were not happy with the noise level and table of drunks we were sat next to, but the service and food were good.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently Great!
    Joey
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    A must every time I visit South Florida. The setting for this restaurant is perfect; the food is outstanding, particularly the seafood; and the margaritas are the best! I have many fond memories of time spent at Seawatch.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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  • 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
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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
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    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
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  • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.