Boatyard

4.6
2035 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, Contemporary American, Steak
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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.
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Phone number
(954) 525-7400
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Doug Reiss
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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.
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Neighborhood
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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
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Public transit
Water taxi service available from all major hotels and downtown. Broward County Bus Service Drop off at 17th Street
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Entertainment
LIVE MUSIC Wed, Thurs, Friday and Saturday, 7pm-11pm.
Sunday DJ & live musician 12pm – 4PM during Brunch.
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
What 2035 People Are Saying
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OT
Western NC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome restaurant. Amazing food. Gorgeous setting.

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PS
Miami
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a last minute dinner date..loved the ambiance and food!

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DM
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As per usual, the food and drinks were excellent if not a touch on the expensive side.

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OT
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food was amazing.

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KG
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for brunch with visiting friends. Food was excellent. Service by waitstaff Andrea was superb!

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YT
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my nice to celebrate her 30th birthday, to Boatyard and we had great time, food was delicious and fresh, drinks where great too, as we got the drinks from the brunch deal, over all we highly recommend it and will come back

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MC
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great birthday brunch, wish we had more time to enjoy the Bloody Mary bar...maybe next time!

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MG
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had out of town guests and wanted to give them a taste of Florida. Perfect!

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LR
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating a birthday. The decor and atmosphere is great! Snapper Provencal was amazing. The fish was perfectly cooked, the flavors made for a very memorable meal. We had a fantastic time.

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CB
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I was disappointed with the hostess. We were 15 min early and she said come back in 15 min. There were many tables open including the one she sat us at 15 min later!!!!

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OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Very crowded and Loud

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i
Miami
24 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a fabulous dinner enjoyed by all. Very crowded for a Thursday night. Reservations a must!

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Read revenues on open table, we were not disappointed, food delicious. Nice setting, a little noisy but we would go again...

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J
Baltimore
58 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice upbeat restaurant. We had early dinner reservations at 6pm and could not get out into the out door deck for 45 minutes. Hostess suggested coming at 5 pm to snag a table. The main menu selections were freshly sourced and very good. Our interest was fresh fish and we were not disappointed. The service was very good and well paced.

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d
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service. Came down from wpb. We'd do it again.

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OT
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time. My girlfriends went for brunch. First time for all of us when it comes to brunch. And first time for some in general. They loved the restaurant. Food was very good and delicious. Service was great. We sat outside and Keith was an awesome server. Always ready to help very attentive and nice. We will def return.

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SS
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The quality matches the price point. As a frequent quest I would like both the appetizer and lunch menu to be more expansive.

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F
Jacksonville
49 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Food was just ok...server were unattentive...coffee was the worst ever...server said “oh well”...needs to improve or we will stop going there.

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CM
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice dinner experience

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RM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat at the bar and Shawna was our bartender. We really liked her a lot. Everything about our night was on point.

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JB
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome time!

Just wish I had known the brunch menu is only on Sunday. I may have looked over that detail, but I don’t remember seeing that.

Still enjoyed our Saturday and the food / drinks were great.

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DV
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Super Nice! Good restaurant, good food, good place to be!

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S
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

We from ny. Been there a few times before and the food and service was always great. We like to go on a Thursday ladies night and people watch. Outdoor bar was packed. Female bartender not nice and drinks were small. She insisted on adding the gratuity to our credit card. Waiter treated us like he was racing to get rid of us. Felt very rushed. Was not happy.

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c
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Gary , our server , was delightful and helpful. The Sunkissed martini was delicious. Three shared a beet salad and a Caesar salad. The goat cheese on the beet salad was some of the best ever. The prosciutto on the Caesar and the dressing were delicious. Grouper piccata fabulous as was their bernaise sauce. Dessert menu was uninspiring. We sat outside so no noise. Inside dining is loud. Will return without question.

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DP
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food and atmosphere was excellent. Our service was a little slow and our server was not very confident in his role. He may have been new not sure. Just seemed to take long for our food and water service and didn’t check on us much and it was not very busy.

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R
Miami
54 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

After multiple and excellent visits, our party of five encountered the nightmare server. She was inattentive, preoccupied and, sadly, just unfit for her role. It ruined the evening. Three bottles of their most expensive bottles of wine and several double Tito’s could not erase the pain! How difficult is it to get a lemon or lime or even a fork? As serious dining veterans who trusted the Boatyard with our evening’s entertainment, we were quite dismayed. Advice: manage your servers and meet your previously established standards of excellence.

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d
Orlando
30 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always.Keith, our server, was outstanding.

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NW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The outside bar was extremely understaffed during Happy Hour.

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DM
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Sunday night dinner at 8pm... We sat outside since we had great weather...
Our server was great and the food was really good. Brussels Sprouts, Calamari & Tuna Tacos for starters...
I had the special that night which was the scallops with coconut rice which was YUM...
They have a nice outdoor bar with first come, first serve seating were you can order from the regular menu if you don't have reservations or long wait for tables.
Definitely recommend outdoor seating for lunch or early dinner on nice weather days. It's specially pretty during daylight hours to see all the boats.

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ML
Miami
24 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Went for brunch and will never return.

The Idea of having to go get your own food and drinks was out of the question; that's not what I expected or can to this restaurant for.

They do offer menu options that are brought to the table but encourage you take the omelette or eggs Benedict station as well as the unlimited mimosa/bloody Mary/Bellini station for $25.00 where you also have to get up and service your own drinks.

Food was mediocre; based on the reviews I though the food would be off the chain; it was not. Octupus was WAY over cooked shrimp and grits were barely warm and shrimp sandwich comes with hot mayo; not a fan of the hot mayo.

Lastly, minimum tip set to 20% on their fancy tipping boards; service does not merit 15% yet alone 20%.

On a positive note, has a nice view outside the restaurant.

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WM
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 4

So , this is a super cute place. I hope their lunch and dinner menu is much better than the brunch. A complete fail. 1- Attempted to order the grilled chicken sandwich plain ; server informed (opposite of menu) that it’s roasted chicken pulled apart. No.
2- Fish of the day , mahi mahi. Do you have any others ? Nope. (30 minutes through the meal, after which I ordered something I didn’t want , why didn’t you order off the dinner menu ? I asked if there was other fish and you said no ). Restaurant was cute , hated my server , oh well. Summary: Come here to get drunk at brunch , “sea” beautiful scenery. Don’t come for the menu. Please. Let me save you. Eat first. Left extremely disappointed , would definitely not want the same server or brunch. PS- they also don’t warn you the iced tea is flavored. That doesn’t work either.

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OT
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Great ambience and place. Food quality not the greatest for a high end place like Boatyard. Still overall good.

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AD
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance ! Very nice view on the canal. The food was great, we all took a variety of fish. Great seafood place. Our service was great.

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m
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The Boat House is a very nice place , we thought the food was very good, the atmosphere, service and ambiance was amazing. I thought the prices were a bit high, but waterfront real estate is quite expensive , so you have to figure that into the equation.
Our server Terry took excellent care of our party in a very professional manner.
The food came out as it should, cold things being cold and hot items being hot., also to mention we were all served at the same time ( don't laugh, it doesn't always happen in some other places we have been).
You have the option of indoor or outdoor seating and there are 2 bars to keep your beverage needs taken care of. The young ladies at the hostess stand did a very good job getting us to an excellent table.
If you would like to have a nice experience on the Ft. Lauderdale waterfront try the Boathouse, you will have a very enjoyable and satisfying time.

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CF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our fifth time there and we live in Michigan! It is great! We go every time we go to Florida.

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MS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our party of 4 was celebrating a retirement and a birthday. The food and service were fabulous! We had an awesome celebration!

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Z
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best scallops I've ever had. Perfectly cooked! Everything was delicious. Great service too.

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r
Miami
282 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the small filet and the paella. Both were excellent and delicious. Service was excellent.

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SS
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Can always count on great Results. Great food and the Service is wonderful. They are all trained exceptionally Well. Andrea is the best!!

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SF
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top 3 meals of my life. Grilled octopus, ceviche, and paella

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