Boatyard

4.6
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2972 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.
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vipBilH
New England
35 reviews
Dined 10 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful casual meal, great value for the money. Nice view of the Intracoastal. Quiet and peaceful. We will be back soon

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vipGregD
Miami
21 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I loved the meal at Boatyard. It was our first visit. My husband and I have lived in the Ft. Lauderdale area for 14 years, but we avoid 17th St because it's so crowded. As things are less busy during the Pandemic, we took this opportunity to give it a try, and I know we will return. One thing that stood out about the service: our food was not auctioned off when brought to the table. I very much appreciate this bit of professionalism, it is a sign of an experienced and well-managed staff. We sat outside and there was plenty of space between tables. The inside of the restaurant seemed empty on this Tuesday night. The hostess was pleasant and directed us to the other 2 in our party who were already seated on the waterfront dock. It's a lovely spot along a canal with plenty of boats and boat activity to view. Our server was very pleasant and we started with glasses of wine and martinis while we sat reviewing the menu and talking. When she took our order she made some pleasant conversation. We started with a bottle of wine, and we all enjoyed the first course, we had a wedge salad, 2 calamari and a caprese salad. Each was beautifully presented. The the blue cheese and candied bacon were tasty, the fried calamari very flavorful and well-cooked, and the tomatoes and mozzarella were combined nicely with croutons. For our main courses two of us had filet which was cooked to order with a nice char on the outside. The salmon was nicely cooked served over a bed of couscous. The only food fault of the evening was the shrimp in the scampi had been overcooked and was dry, but the spinach orzo was delicious. For dessert the four of us were wowed! The apple tart and key lime pies were some of the best we've ever had with a wonderful presentation. The tart was wide and thin with a tasty diced apple filling topped with dulche de leche ice cream. The key lime pie was topped with a sweet and creamy meringue and dressed with macerated mixed berries. Great spot!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was excellent. The grouper was fresh and juicy as well as the Mahi Mahi, the dessert was to die for. Our server was sweet and knowledgeable, overall a wonderful experience.

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AndrewM
Miami
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience4

We had a 12 o'clock reservation. We got these 10 minutes early and the host asked us if we wanted to sit inside right away or wait for an outside table. She said it would be between 20-30 minutes. We decided to wait. About an hour of waiting later, we went to the host stand and they admitted that they skipped over us. Of course, five minutes after saying something, they sat us. It was not a good experience at all.

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Applejack
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere for Sunday brunch, but would have preferred different background music; too loud and club like.

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vippolo66
Miami
18 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience with my beloved wife

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We couldn’t find a bad thing about this place, my girl and I are from Las Vegas. We know fine dining and nightlife and this place delivered! Excellent food, great atmosphere, fun outside DJ etc.

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vipBrianM
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Absolutely delicious. We'll definitely be back. Great food, excellent service.

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vipLynnG
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed sitting by the water drinking filthy cherry martinis. The oysters and fish tacos were fresh and delicious. Service always top notch!

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DonaldH
Orlando
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience5

The Service, the venue, and the view are magnificent. The seafood was awful, not cleaned well and undercooked. Drinks and desserts were good. I would go to the Bar, but eat at Fast Food instead.

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AshleyC
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything about this place was great! Especially the food. The only reason for 4/5 for ambiance was because as soon as our food came, we were swarmed with flies at our table as we were seated outside. But our server promptly delivered a citronella candle which helped a lot! Definitely recommend!

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vipHoward
Miami
89 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the ancient gale suns green salad with added grilled shrimp. Grilled pineapple with cashews nice touch, as was schmear of golden beet purée. Great service and ambiance

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vipMajor
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

first time at Boatyard - very impressed. Plenty of free parking, very nice roomy atmosphere, great views of the water inside and out, excellent bar and table setup, fantastic service, and delicious food and drinks! What more to add? Great value for money - not over or underpriced. Will definitely be back.

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vipCarlos
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience4

Poor service and no social distancing between tables-guests

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TraceyR
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about our experience was wonderful. We will definitely be returning.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time here and we will definitely be coming back! The waitress, Tyana so so sweet and knowledgeable. All her recommendations were great. The good was delicious, everything! So much to chose from. The manager, Dustin even came by our table to greet us. I forgot to mention the drinks, they were so good and what a beautiful presentation. Whether you want drinks with a nice view of the ocean, or drinks and appetizers with friends to a romantic dinner for two, this place has it all. We loved it! What a great restaurant!

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PaulC
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Social distancing observed, sanitizer available at door, staff all protected. Food and service excellent. Delicious cocktails. Can’t wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful dining experience! Very sanitary which really made us feel better. Sitting outside really makes a difference since it’s in the intracoastal! Definitely coming back soon.

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PaulS
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The night we were there was ladies night. We wanted an outdoor table but were told they were not reservable and there was a two hour wait. Why are they any different than the indoor tables? It seems like discrimination against local customers with reservations. To add insult to injury, the well drinks were free for ladies - unless you were forced to dine inside.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always top notch and staff provide great service. GM Cindy Chaviano welcomed our feedback on newly changed menu items. She’s amazing!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding from the moment we arrived until the moment we left. The food was outstanding. We had the ceviche appetizer special - lots of fresh seafood prepared perfectly. Snapper and the mahi with citris butter were perfect. We had sides of cauliflower- definately try it, and the fries with parmesan dip. These fries were amazing and an amazingly large portion. I would tell you about the desert but we were to full to try anything. When you come ask to be seated in Donald's section - he was great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice restaurant. Our waitress was very nice and attentive. Took my boyfriend there for fathers day and he enjoyed it. Food was delicious

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AnnS
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was wonderful. Even with this pandemic everything was pleasant.

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HeatherC
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love, love, the Boatyard. The grilled octopus appetizer is the best I've ever had.

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TacianaM
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great experience, the food was amazing! Can’t wait to go back.

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EmmaR
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was spectacular! Our cocktail waitresses were extremely friendly and helpful with describing some of the meals and drinks. The food was out of this world and the environment was beautiful.

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vipPageA
Miami
32 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Social distancing was spot on. Our meal was delicious and arrived quickly. Great place for a business lunch.

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DebbieG
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and food; would definitely recommend and certainly plan on returning.

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vipratlas
Miami
371 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner at Boatyard was delicious and safe. Staff took good safety measures and distancing was in place. Our fish dishes were fresh and tasty. Our server was excellent. We are glad to support our local restaurants and glad they are reopened.

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PatD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have not been to the Boathouse in 20 years, it was better than I remembered it to be.
I would travel back from New Jersey just to have the Bimini Bread.
We were in town for our 20th anniversary. We went to all of the top restaurants. Boatyard was hands down the best one

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vipRoadWarriorFoodie
Naples
82 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Another trip across "the Alley" and another wonderful evening...my wife and I both had fish dishes and we were especially pleased with the char from the grill. Servings of rice, asparagus, and tomatoes/mozzarella were generous and very tasty. Cocktails were prepared as ordered. Donald, our server, was very engaging and knowledgeable and his expertise added to the evening...hope to be back soon..

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MichelleC
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was busy, but every other table was marked as unavailable to allow for ample social distancing. ALL employees/servers wore masks, but NOT All guests, even though it is requested when not seated. Shrimp & Grits amazing! Huevos Rancheros, my fav, was really good with the exception that the tostadas were so greasy, inedible unfortunately. First time that has happened, and it won’t keep me from ordering it again!

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BascoJ
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was excellent and the service was good. My only complaint is that they served the entrée while we were still in the middle of eating our appetizers. I did mention this to the waiter so hopefully he said something to their manager. Other than that I will definitely go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Sat outside far away from the action. That being said, the action was “thumpy thumpy” and much like a Miami outdoor club experience. The server was nice but must have had too many tables. He “social distanced” from us far too long. This is probably our last visit with too many other options that have passed this by.

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vipEastsider
Miami
61 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful al fresco dining. Pleasant server and excellent service

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Perfect choice for a business meeting. We arrived at 6:15 were seated immediately. Social distancing protocol was enforced and everyone was pleased with their choices and the service was spot on. Everyone of us would recommend it and plan to return.

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RobL
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Filets were delicious although one requested as medium came out close to rare. Grouper piccata was great. Key Lime baked Alaske dessert was really good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have dined and drank multiple times at the Boatyard and food and drinks are great every time! Always look forward to visiting when I’m in the area!

MM
vipMissMac
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a great time. Food was good and reasonably priced.

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Boatyard offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (954) 525-7400.

Boatyard is rated 4.6 stars by 2972 OpenTable diners.

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