About Boatyard

With its prime location in the epicenter of the Yachting Capital of the world, Boatyard is Fort Lauderdale’s premier new waterfront dining destination, offering an upscale, nautical-chic vibe in a sophisticated, laid-back atmosphere. With an ‘Eat Local, Be Coastal’ philosophy, the restaurant features an eclectic, seafood-centric menu that blends the freshest daily catches with the highest-quality raw bar and shellfish selections and premium cuts of meat, all thoughtfully prepared with locally sourced ingredients for patrons to enjoy inside, outside or dockside. Vibrant and sophisticated, where marina views abound, Boatyard’s dockside patio lounge provides a prime view of the Intracoastal and the perfect setting to grab a bite or drinks in the company of friends while enjoying an afternoon or evening watching the boats cruise by. Add to that an open kitchen, expansive raw bar cart and private event spaces, and the ultimate waterside dining experience is complete.

1555 SE 17th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Contemporary American, Steak

Hours of Operation:
LUNCH 11:30a - 4:30p Monday – Saturday
DINNER 5:00p - 11:00p Monday – Saturday and 5:00p - 10:00p Sunday.
BRUNCH 10:00a - 4:00p Sunday

BAR HOURS Open till 11:30pm Monday-Thursday, 2:00am Friday and Saturday, and till 10 pm on Sunday.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(954) 525-7400

Website:
http://www.boatyard.restaurant/

Entertainment:
LIVE MUSIC Wed, Thurs, Friday and Saturday, 7pm-11pm.
Sunday DJ & live musician 12pm – 4PM during Brunch.

Parking Details:
Self parking or complimentary valet parking available. Want to come by boat? -- free dockage available for boats up 75' for restaurant customers. Or come by Water Taxi, call 954-467-6677

Public Transit:
Water taxi service available from all major hotels and downtown. Broward County Bus Service Drop off at 17th Street

Executive Chef:
Doug Reiss

Private Party Facilities:
The Boatyard is an ideal location to host your next event, Corporate gathering, Baby Shower, Bridal Shower or a Birthday Party. We have 3 private rooms and an outdoor patio that can accommodate 10 to 500 guests. Our event planner will personally assist you in planning every detail.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Boatyard Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (72)
Great for Outdoor Dining (60)
Scenic View (56)
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Good for a Date (47)
Special Occasion (45)
Romantic (38)
Worth the Drive (34)
Good for Anniversaries (32)
Great for Lunch (30)
Creative Cuisine (29)
Good for Birthdays (28)
Fun (28)
Bar Seating (27)
Casual (27)
Good for Groups (25)
Happy Hour (24)
Business Meals (22)
Handcrafted Cocktails (22)
Healthy (21)
People Watching (21)
Vibrant Bar Scene (21)
Hot Spot (19)
Local Ingredients (19)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Sunday Lunch (17)
Great for Brunch (16)
Cozy (13)
Tasting Menu (13)
Notable Wine List (13)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Authentic (8)
Late-night Find (7)
Seasonal (7)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Kid-friendly (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Live Sports (3)
Tapas (3)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great Beer (2)
Live Music (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Organic (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

Great table, great view, great waitress and great food.

Tags: Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Miami)·Dined 5 days ago

Our experience was exceptional due the the ambiance, the taste of the food and the top notch service by Danielle the server!

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 6 days ago

We had a very nice dinner. Salads were awesome And fish and steak were wonderful.

Tags: Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View
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 (Cleveland)·Dined 6 days ago

Seemed pricey for what we had. Service was slow, needed refills on drinks. Please for gods sake have option of plain unsweetened tea. No passion fruit, rasberry flavors. Your true ice tea people love it plain, well brewed.

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 (Miami)·Dined 6 days ago

Went at 4 pm told by the server came that had to have the order in with 15 min ..kitchen will close before dinner..should have been told before seating..not the greatest lunch..just OK..

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 (Miami)·Dined 6 days ago

Food was great and so was the service!

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·Dined 6 days ago

Our Waiter Don was great, he knew his food and drink menu like the back of his hand. Let us know the specials and gave us his recommendation's, all was great. Thanks to Don again for a great evening

Tags: Casual, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fun
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on November 17, 2017

We enjoyed special ambiance, waitress friendliness, and great food..

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

After reading some of the great reviews we had high expectations, and to be fair, the food was good. However for all the hype, it was just too expensive! $30 and up for a bottle of local red is taking the Mick, but even a Bloody Mary and a Gin and Tonic were over $20!
We sat outside so you needed to eat pretty quickly or your food went cold on you. Light level was on the low side, so one of the senses, sight, used in the enjoyment of food, was greatly reduced! There were no complimentary breads or bread rolls for the table, in fact there was no complimentary anything apart from a jug of water. What's happened to the famous American portion size? As a starter we had a sharing platter of octopus, which was indeed delicious, but frankly would have been a starter for one in many UK restaurants. My wife had a 8oz Flat Iron steak (a cheap cut), a small pot of Bernaise sauce, some rather greasy new potatoes, whilst I had a Florida Paella (delicious). Chuck a couple of medium sized prawns each on top of that and the damage, including a 10% gratuity came to a dollar or two shy of $170
Ouch!

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Service was slow but when we mentioned it they sent over a new server who was much better. Portions a bit small for the price.

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 (London)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Florida paella very good. Kale salad is must have

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 15, 2017

One of my favorites places to take out of town coworkers. The dessert is the best part!

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Lovely place and food.

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·Dined on November 14, 2017

Limited menu, but what they do have they habe mastered. Very good service very good view of water. Overall goodd experience

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Waterfront, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 13, 2017

great spot for happy hour, and for groups. would go back again

Tags: Good for Groups, Scenic View, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Excellent food and ambience. Service was great. Beautiful restaurant and excellent food. Definitely will return.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Sitting on the water watching the yachts go by!
Food was great, highly recommend

Tags: Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Take my Wife to your restaurant whenever we want to do something different than the norm

Tags: Fun, Cozy, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Scenic View, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Bar Seating, Casual, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 10, 2017

The food was excellent and we were able to get a table outside. However we were not aware that there is smoking outside. Toward the end of our meal 2 groups of smokers ended up near our table. They were just bar patrons standing up. We had to leave and weren’t able to try dessert as we had hoped. We are just super sensitive to smoke. But everything else was perfect.

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Our server Donald was just a peach! Excellent customer service, great personality. Very attentive to us yet not overbearing. Thanks!

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Hostess was not nice but our server and the food were great!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great as always! Love the updates made since the renovations!

Tags: Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Fun, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Our waiter Danny was awesome. Very attentive! The food was delicious. My son and I had the omelette and my wife had the huevos rancheros as well as our cousin that was dining with us. We all enjoyed it. The bloody mary bar and mimosa bar was incredible. So many varieties! We would definitely go back! Can't beat the view either!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Scenic View
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 (Naples)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Our second time here for Sunday Brunch fun and delicious. We were a group of 5. Our daughter had a cheese omelet and enjoyed it, then there was a split of 3 Egg Benedicts and an Omelet. Our guests found the Benedicts to be overdone and the potatoes to be cold. Our waiter was great and replaced the potatoes. A filled coffee cup was soiled and our waiter corrected that and apologized for not noticing it before he delivered it to us. It was a beautiful day, the boat show was in town and the restaurant was VERY busy. That said while there were problems the issues were resolved quickly. Parking valet service was also oversubscribed and just like in the restaurant they made everything work as best it could on a busy day. Overall not as good an experience as our first visit; however the issues were mostly driven by lots of customers appearing at the same time, the issues were resolved quickly and that favorable reaction is also how you judge a good restaurant that cares for the customer experience. We will be back. Lastly, one odd matter, no toast?? Our guests thought it odd that with eggs there was no toast offered.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great place to meet friends on the water for a spectacular brunch!!

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Great for Brunch
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Went to brunch for my wife's bday. Excellent blood Mary bar. $25 for unlimited make your own BMs!

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Place is beautiful, service was fantastic, I dont know if it was because they were really busy but the quality of the food didn't meassure up.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We live an hour away but still find this place to be worth the drive. Ate outside. Had perfect weather. Great server and as always, great food. Had dessert there for the first time. Best ice cream anywhere

Tags: People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Waterfront
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great restaurant. For some reason the restaurant did not have our Open Table Reservation when we arrived.

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Should include at least a salad with entre. Everything is a la carte.

Tags: Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Fantastic service en excellent food.

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 3, 2017

I had requested outdoor seating, but only when We arrived were we told their are no reservations for outdoors. We were seated promptly inside. It is extremely noisy there, making it difficult to hold a conversation. Probably best for young adults. It has a very vibrant bar scene! I

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Very good food. Service excellent until it got busy then we were forgotten. Nothing against the server because he had at least 7 tables maybe more.

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Got there a little early for our reservation and was seated on the patio promptly. Server was quick to take our drink and appetizer order. She took our lunch order when she returned with our drinks. Appetizer, lunch and dessert were excellent! This is one of our favorite places when we are in Ft Lauderdale and they proved why again this time?

Tags: Seasonal, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Boatyard remains one of my favs! The scallop special and fresh oysters were both amazing! Our server, Gary, is super!! This is Ft. Lauderdale at its best. Thanks to Tim and his “people” for a home run.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Great spot, excellent service & food but disappointed Cigar smoking or any smoking is allowed outdoors. It does ruin the ambiance if someone is smoking

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Waterfront, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Seafood and service don't get any better than this.

Tags: Seasonal, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Awesome location right on the water. Great signature cocktails. We loved it.

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Excellent quality, preparation and presentation. Service was excellent, same great experience as years ago.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Waterfront
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Wonderful waterfront restaurant within walking distance of the Renaissance Hotel (during a huge rainfall). Our waiter was fantastic.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Local Ingredients, Casual, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront
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