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
323 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (270)special occasion (194)romantic (146)neighborhood gem (114)great for outdoor dining (107)good for groups (98)great for lunch (89)fit for foodies (89)notable wine list (53)great for brunch (38)kid-friendly (31)hot spot (29)vibrant bar scene (22)late-night find (20)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Never disappoints. Great location with great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Dinner at Dusk is a good value, soup or salad, entre selection and dessert for $21.95. Served between 5-6PM daily. The lobster was popular. I had slow roasted prime rib and husband had broiled combination. Both were very good. Reservations and arrival early will ensure a better view.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    it was good .great service .nice view .good food limited menu .it just wasn' t great . the menu needs a few more options that all.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner at 8
    pckyby
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Professional service, lovely inside and out. Attractive and attentive staff that know the borders. Shrimp, Mahi and Salmon prepared beautifully.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Really great romantic evening - notable service by server Jaime who has been with the restaurant for many years. Boathouse Oysters and Blackened Mahi Mahi fabulous!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ask to be seated in Mary's section
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Service was superb. View and food were good too. Had a great time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Special occasion
    Bpsman
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We had a wonderful time celebrating our 45th wedding anniversary. We were welcomed and recognized for the occasion and we were seated at a beautiful table with a view. We are now looking forward to another visit in the near future.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of my favorites!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The food was delicious and the service was outstanding. We got to sit in the patio outside with a view of the beach which was the cherry on top! Would definitely go back if I visit area again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    fabulous as always and we come here on a regular basis. Food is consistent and service is great. We love the open air porch with the windows open and ocean breeze blowing in. Always a romantic place to have dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food
    lovetwoeat
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Good food, good view, medium expensive unless you go to the early bird.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding restaurant
    Bocadiners2
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    It was my birthday and it could not have been more special. We had reservations and got seated promptly at a lovely table with a water view. Both my husband's and my meal were excellent. He had the boulabaise and I had the seafood paella. They both were chock full of excellent seafood that was cooked to perfection. We will definitely come back. We had an excellent and enthusiastic waitress that made sure everything was timed and served correctly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Restaurant!
    MarieEpi
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    We really enjoyed our dinner. The fish and Prime Rib were cooked perfectly. The view was excellent and our Server was very friendly and efficient.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Offended and Disappointed
    BreakingBread
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    I have been going to Sea Watch for 7 years, and each visit is more and more disappointing. The quality of the food and the quality of the service continues to decline, while the price of the food sky-rockets. Though the ocean view is beautiful, the condescending nature of the manager and even some of the guests completely destroys the mood. During our last visit, a man at the table next to us was so patronizing towards the waitress that we felt physically uncomfortable, and could not wait to leave. Negative environment, mediocre food, mediocre service. We will not be dining at Sea Watch again, nor will we be recommending it to others.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We love Sea Watch
    Martin
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I have been to Sea Watch several times, years ago. I am remarried and my new husband has never been. I suggested going and we asked for seat near the water. It was absolutely beautiful. We ordered the meal that you received between 5 to 6 pm. We went to the bar, until they called us,which was quite quickly. Everyone working there was just wonderlful. The barmaid and bartender were just great. Our waitress who is the one that was from Europe, I believe Lavania. She was just wonderful. We wanted to compliment her, but the manager was quite busy. We were very happy with everything at Sea Watch. We definitely will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful experience
    isa29
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Between 5:00 and 6:00 early birds special $21.95 from Mid-May to December the 24th, (soup or greens + nice choice of entrees - lobster, mahi mahi, catch of the day + dessert - their homemade key lime pie is very good!!!) For a nice view of the ocean, ask to be seated on the deck. Bring a sweater, can be a little windy. Very nice place and the food is very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 10/17/review
    BiliJan
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Very enjoyable evning. Everyone was helpful. Food was great. Piece of Dolphin could have been larger but other than that a great visit.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent as Always
    JudiVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    We have been here many times and have never been disappointed in the quality of the food or the service. Went there a week ago as well for a 3 year old's birthday and they were so sweet to her. The food and service was excellent that time too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 2germans
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    For many years now we come to Sea Watch Restaurant every year several times. We love this place with excellent food, very good service and the unique ambiance. Next year we shall come back, for sure.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Very nice setting and have made some good upgrades to decor. Food for the most part lackluster. I have been there a number of times and the food did not live up to my prior experienced. My first clue should have been when the food came out 5 minutes after we ordered it. Would return for the view and a drink at the bar, but not for dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Date night
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    What a wonderful evening. Food, service all great. I love when you order your appetizers and you wait just long enough to anticipate the entrees arriving. Our waitress timing was perfect . We will definitely be returning .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Major disappointment
    Happyhr
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Have been going here for years. I have seen a decline in both service and quality of food. Had a reservation and went upstairs outside for a drink before dinner. 10 minutes before anyone approached then 15 more to get the drinks. They were incorrect. Dinner was a major disappointment Salad drippy and wilted. The African lobster tails stuffed with crabmeat OFF THE MENU NOW. Never refilled water or tea. Service equivalent to a chain restaurant Will never be returning. Sadly
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 2014birthdaycelebration
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We had a wonderful experience along with great food when we dined Saturday night. Server was attentive and service was excellent. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very Nice Restaurant
    JAG84COM1
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    If a view is your thing you cannot beat it direct oceanfront view.... I was with in-laws and some older relatives we got there early and had the prixe fixe dinner... Not sure if it was because it was a pre-fixe dinner but the portion was pretty small.... The quality of the food was excellent.... Service was good and we we're seated immediately.... Good experience
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • steve4alice
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Food was delicious. Price was great. Service was wonderful. View was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place
    Maureen
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    A group of us met at Sea Watch for lunch. The food was great and the view outstanding! Our server could nor have been more helpful. This is a great place to choose for any occasion.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Refreshing!
    SunshineInTampa
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Friendly from the moment we walked in. Very organized. View was spectacular. Food selection was great. Service was excellent "David"(& trainee). Lunch was the meal. Food ordered was cold avocado soup, lobster bisque, & house salad.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding
    GingVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Sea Watch is in such a beautiful location and the food is consistently oustanding. Robin is an excellent server with a positive attiitude who seems to enjoy her work - ask for her for a truly memorable experience. We look forward to returning!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • bring back the stuffed lobster
    tryagain
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    i CAN'T BELIEVE YOU REMOVED THE STUFFED LOBSTER TAILS THEY WERE EXCELLENT. ALSO WHEN I TRIED TO REPLACE THE STUFFED LOBSTER TAILS WITH PRIME RIB WHICH I LIKE MED RARE I WAS TOLD ONLY MED NO PINK. HAVE BEEN COMMING HERE FOR YEARS. SO THE FOOD IT WAS DISAPOINTING. SERVICE EXCELLENT AS USUAL. THE FOOD NOT SO GOOD.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant
    Spunky
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Me and my girlfriend went there for out 65th birthday and it was excellent , great view , great Service. You can walk out on the beach , a romantic dinner !!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Restaurant on the Ocean
    carolk1020
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The Seawatch has been around forever, I think I have been going there that long. It is a bit hidden from the road but WOW is all I can say. The food is ALWAYS FANTASTIC. You can't beat the view from almost all tables you can see the ocean. We don't have many restaurants on the ocean like that so it is a special treat, even for us who live here all year round. We even had our daughters baptism brunch there 18 years ago and most recently our 25th wedding anniversary with family and friends.
    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 LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I had not been to the Sea Watch for several years, and probably never will go again, agreed with by the three other at our table. The place was incredibly noisy, to ther point that we were unable to hear each other, the chairs were so uncomfortable, one had to ask for a cushion. The menu has changed dramatically. A la carte is something I do not approve of, and the prices are out of sight. We chose Sea Watch for the ocean view, which we did not get. A table of 8 near us were so noisy it was, it was annoying.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • excellant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    we had awonderfull dinner servive was great and food was better
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Magnificient
    ShatochatoVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Beautiful scenic setting with great food, service and just a relaxed setting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • There's the Ocean!
    MiamiMarty
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Always a pleasant experience. Outside on the porch is never too hot to enjoy. The view, looking at the ocean, is not found many places. Good to be there in the daytime. Frozen Margarita is a must. Food is very good.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DISAPPOINTED
    SHIRLEYVIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    We have always made Sea Watch the first restaurant we visit when we arrive in FT Lauderdale and we have always been thrilled with our visit. This time we were terribly disappointed. The menu, which had been a treasure, had changed to something less than wonderful. Our mouths had been watering for the roasted chicken and pancetta salad and for the filet mignon on that grilling dish---what we ended up having, after searching real hard for something to eat on that menu, was a grizzly prime rib(definitly NOT prime) and some dried out grilled shrimp(my napkin was jucier)!!!! We were not happy!!! I really don't know if we will return.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very enjoyable
    bette
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    First time at this restaurant. Food was excellent. Lovely view. Very good service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed with dining experience
    Visitor
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    We were recommended to visit SeaWatch it was our first time dining there. In a nutshell we were not made welcome and did not feel valued, our waiter was totally uninterested in us and atmosphere was very much lacking. The Paella did not taste very fresh considering it was a speciality dish. Starters were ok calamari and conch fritters. It was a Monday night so maybe it would be a better atmosphere on a Saturday but that wouldn't have mattered so much to us if the staff had been more friendly and attentive. When we left even the girls at the desk did not thank us and say goodbye. Poor customer service.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Bella
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Sea Watch never disappoints. From the bread to the Key Lime Pie the food is wonderful. And how can you beat watching the surf?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Phoenix rising
    buddhaboi2
    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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
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    • Noise LevelQuiet