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Sea Watch Restaurant
Sea Watch Restaurant

Sea Watch Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.seawatchontheocean.com
  • Email: info@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 WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Diner Reviews
  • "We have dined here often over the years; the food is always great! However, on Easter Sunday there was an ill-mannered mob waiting for the place to open. Without differentiating between those with reservations, the admitting, female staff member unwittingly encouraged pushing and rudeness. "Survival of the fittest" was the rule of the day! At our request, we were seated in the "lowest" dining space near the ocean view. Even there it was quite noisy. We'll skip the Sea Watch on future holidays! "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "This is a large restaurant with many different rooms all with views of the ocean. We went on a holiday and wouldn't have known other than the crowd. Wish we had brought our camera because the scenery from our table window was picturesque. Service and menu were perfect. The food was delicious too. The snapper and orange roughy were favorites in our party. Don't miss the calamari as an appetizer. Loved the bread they served too! And share the fruit cobbler for dessert! "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Outstanding! Can't imagine visiting here without a stop at the Seawatch! "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "beautiful place, excellent valet service. Seated right at our reserved time, 1:00 pm. Long wait for food, a few requests to the waitress for our food brought a smart aleck attitude. Food came at 2:30. Nicely presented but food quality was mediocre but quite expensive. The waitress said our being a party of 8 was the problem. Also, don't ever order the prime rib. That, she says takes a long time to prepare. It tasted as if it had been prepared, frozen, and reheated. After being served we were not checked on for water, bread, anything needed. A member of the party complained to the general manager. The manager told the waitress to give the table coffee and dessert on the house. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Very enjoyable. Outstanding conch fritters and key lime pie"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "This place thinks it is a five star restaurant but the service is slow and not accurate, the food is good at best but limited in selection and the staff is above it all in their actions! I won't want to spend money in a place that isn't happy to have me so it will be a long time before I return, it ever."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "On arrival we proceeded to the second floor patio overlooking the beach. After not being served we left the patio and relocated to the bar where we were greeted and served drinks immediatly. The Lobster Bisque was excellent. The Stone Crab appetizer with mustard sauce was also good but over priced at $19.00. My main course Mahi Mahi was tasty but the grilled vegitables were very over cooked. The corn on the cob was disappointing.We found the wine list substancial with a good choice of quaity wines. The service at our table was slow but the server was pleasant. Our total bill for dinner and wine was $145.00 with tip. This was our first visit to Sea Watch and we do not think we would return unless these issues were resolved. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Had a wonderful time the food and the grounds were awesome. Will be back again "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Sea Watch is a Top quality seafood restaurant with superb ambiance. Food presentations and ocean/garden views are matchless. It's certainly the Go To restaurant in Pompano Beach!"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Good food but the service its not good, the place is beautiful"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Been coming to Sea Watch for years. Always excellent."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Casual atmosphere, good selection of seafood, reasonably priced, beautiful view of the ocean. Reservations recommended in season."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Amazing! The lobster stuffed with crab meat was out of this world. "
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "Every time we come down . we have to go at sea watch. "
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "A staple on our trips to Florida. Consistently good food and service, very good sea food"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Whether you are looking for a place for a special occasion like a wedding, anniversary, birthday, or just an ordinary night out, the SeaWatch fits the bill; beautiful views, wonderful food and attentive and courteous service and of course romantic. The SeaWatch is one of a kind and one that my husband and I have been going to since they opened 40 years ago this coming November. Come join the many who call the SeaWatch their go to restaurant on the beach."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "A wonderful place to enjoy Sunday brunch! I had the Orange Roughy which was done perfectly. My date and I had a very romantic setting in which to enjoy our meal. Highly recommend it!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Valet or plenty of parking. Had lunch a Blacked Mahi sandwich, had a option of potato salad or cole slaw or FF. FF good. The sandwich was fresh but not much of the blackened. The view is great no matter were you sit."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "The views are breathtaking. Everything was great! You can't go wrong with an Ocean View....EVER! Have eaten here many many times. I am a local here.Food is always delicious. They have re-modeled over the years. Looks up to date. The restrooms look the same though. Maybe an upgrade or 2 there. But really, you don't come to this Restaurant for the Restrooms. Great Place. Awesome Location."
    Dined on 8/30/2013
  • "Not the best for kids (non fish eating teenagers) My orange roughy was not good at all- exrremely fishy for a white fish. Husbands dish was awesome! Great for drinks- nice wine menu"
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Food and SERVICE was EXCELLENT. Waiter was extremely attentive while attending to large group near us."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "I anticipated a quiet romantic dinner, and while the food and the service were great, the overall experience was not!!! There was no privacy as tables were very close together, the other diners were loud and distracting( spilling drinks, breaking cocktail glasses), and their were even infants in baby carriers. Definately not my idea of a romantic dinner!!! For a restaurant as pricey as Sea Watch (it is expensive by anyones criteria) I expected a far more sophisticated crowd, not people in shorts and sandals!!! While the food and service were great, I almost felt like I was in a roadside diner."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Seven of us had lunch at a large round table by the window. Our server was exceptional and we were all pleased with our food. I had the blackened mahi and substituted a side salad for the fries/slaw/potato salad side, Both the fish and the salad were delicious, but the portions were small. Others had dishes with (real) lump crab which were very good. It was a lovely experience."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Ordered Prime Rib in advance (don't have normally for Sat lunch). It would be nice if this could be added to the lunch! It was terrific, thick & juicy. Also had the Orange Roughy -- delicious, with salad & soup. Everything was wonderful! The bread was far better than I remember as we often like to visit SeaWatch for special occasions as it is a little far from us. I would like to see a few more lunch specials on the lunch menu for variety and cost (perhaps smaller fish portions for a little less?) THey even sang for girlfriend's birthday & brought out a cake with candles. She was delighted! The day was very special."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We had company from "up north" and was looking for a place on the ocean. It did not disappoint! Everyone loved their meals. We will return!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "A dining experience when you return to a restaurant many times must be constant in it's quality. Your menu is limited but varied all the same and everything on it is of the outmost quality and we can depend on the result because of your constance. Many restaurants loose my patronnage because I go back and don't receive the same meal as the last time. The calamari is one of the most tender that I have tasted, the batter lite and crispy. The roast beef, a classic with a perfect degree of rareness.Your key lime pie is sinful. My husband would like to know where you purchase your bread, not the black bread ,the other one.We went with friends who had not been for a few years.They were thrilled and will return as will we. Thank you."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Great food fun place no disappointments would return"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "We have been to the restaurant before and were mixed about it, but our recent visit confirmed it is no on our recommendation list. The restaurant is set back very far from the ocean, so while they can claim you can see it, you really are so far away from it that it is out of play. The food quality was disappointing and somewhat bland, and the menu unremarkable from many of the other restaurants around in the area. Plus, the noise level got out of control so much so that it detracted from the entire experience. Plus, the prices were comparable to many of the other fine dining restaurants (Blue Moon, Chart House) that I would try those instead."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Grouper was really good and view was outstanding. Oysters tasted wierd so we did not eat them all. Salad was plain but fresh. Key lime pie was good but tasted store bought."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "I took my wife here 10 years ago the night I asked her to marry me. We went back for our 10 year anniversary. The food and service was just as good as it was 10 years ago."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Beautiful location on the ocean - reminded me of a Cape Cod cottage feel. We were seated immediately with an ocean view! Very lovely decor. I order the grouper - which was higher priced at $29. It came with a caper/anchovy salsa -and nothing else. Others in our party ordered dishes for $22 that came with seafood & extremely larger portions. Didn't seem to be a comparable value. I don't believe grouper is an expensive fish in Florida."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "We had a reseservation on a Monday night but still had to wait over an hour to be seated. We waited at the bar with a friendly, warm atmosphere and great service. By the time we got to our table, it was already dark so the "scenic view" was no longer a factor. We had a seafood tower (actually a plate) for an app which was good. All menu items are ala carte, so if you want a meal, you'll have to order your salad, entree, potato and veggie separately. My girlfriend got the swordfish (unbelivelable about two inches thick and cooked perfectly!) and I got a filet and the stuffed lobster tails (yes, two entrees, it was late and I was starving!). The filet was delicious and cooked perfectly. The lobster was a little overdone but still good."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "We had a confirmed reservation and when I show the hostess our hard copy email she was dismissive with attitude. They sat us at a table next to the service bar and kitchen entrance. After 10 minutes we requested to be moved to another table. We were seated at a nice upper level table. The manager came to us and apologized for the first seating and stated the hostess was new and reserved customers are never seated there."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "I love this restaurant; I love the view, I love the Margaritas, and I love it that it's still there! I'm willing to make the trip from Palm Beach County, mostly because of the ambiance on the porch. The food has been very good from time to time (usually, actually), but this time, not so much. Actually pretty tasteless and overcooked fish, husband's lobster bland, grilled asparagus cool, not even warm, even the dessert was so-so. Can't always be great, I guess? We had reservations at 5 and by the time we left it was packed and people were waiting all over the place, and I felt that the serving staff was being "encouraged" to move us out, which wasn't especially pleasant. Maybe I'll wait until after the season onslaught to try it again."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "The views are as terrific as the appetizers in the upstairs bar. The drinks, we had margaritas, are delicious and the size is more than adequate. Our dinner was served with a smile and the portions were perfect. We had a variety of the available dishes including fish, prime rib, and pasta. Everyone said their dish was prepared perfectly. The desserts were to die for. Overall, the Sea Watch is the catch of the day!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Don't order your meal until after you have appetizers and salad. They try to rush you. Caesar salad was excellent, but fish could have been more substantial considering that no starch or veggies come with it. Server was excellent."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "The food was good, But over priced for the amount you got."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Beautiful restaurant, but the food was not as good as usual. We were disappointed"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Wonderful atmosphere and outstanding food. Our waitstaff was also outstanding. Definitely made my parents 81st and 77th birthdays very memorable. Thank you!"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Had a reservation .and was seated promptly but then waited 10 min for server to come by and say I'll be right back. Don't know why because we were only one of two tables in the section.People at the other table had the same problem only they had a different server.We ordered and the food was brought in an acceptable time .The food was good.Having been here before I guess it was ok ."
    Dined on 3/24/2014