Boatyard

4.6
3466 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.6
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4.3
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MandyC
Miami
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great family birthday dinner. The food was great snd service was fast.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was delicious! Everything we ordered was really executed well! They took a little too long for the food to arrive but definitely worth it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice spot. It was very hot today. Will try again in the evening as there wasn't much breeze. Food and drinks were good.

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DebbieH
Cleveland
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience5

The people who greeted us were friendly. Our waitress however, was not. We barely saw her. We had to track her down for everything. Even to get and pay out bill. Made it frustrating. Will not go back. We waited a long time to eat here and it’s too pricey for bad service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Christian and Stephanie were awesome!

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AimeeR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always boatyard nailed it. From beginning to end. Super satisfied. Would highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoy the food , service and most importantly the drinks and how fast everything was served . My server was Amazing

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MarleniT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The only problem was the flies over our food
The paella was very liquid and out of 4 mussels one was not open. The kitchen can easily see when the mussel is not open.

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LisaD
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

High energy and great atmosphere at boatyard! Definitely go back.

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Ilovenewyork
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Donald was beyond accommodating. Food was great. Ambiance perfect. Wonderful evening

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LorraineM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service great atmosphere. Food comes out a little too fast to start because computer is so efficient

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my husband had a lovely time celebrating our anniversary at this restaurant! Amazing food great service and the ambience was perfect.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipgiovanniR
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Also food delayed after ordering, more than an hour

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Food quality was disappointing and not what I expected for the price.

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EffieG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent dinner last Friday evening with a group of friends. We loved the atmosphere and food so much we decided to come back with family a few nights later. Atmosphere is great food is delicious and service was impeccable. Will definitely be back on our next Fort Lauderdale trip.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place, excellent food!

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MichaelL
Indiana
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for our business dinner. Great atmosphere, attentive staff and good food.

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froggy46
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined outside...Rachel was fantastic!! We will definitely be back!!

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vipJoeSoFla
Miami
29 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sit on the dock. Beautiful evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great experience first time, fast service, good food and nice ambiance!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience4

We were disappointed that the reservation didn’t allow us to eat outside. We were told that it would be 1-2 hrs to eat outside. At that point, what is the point in even having a reservation?

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GermanAnglophile
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you love good food, especially locally sourced seafood, then the Boatyard is the place to go! We dined outside and watched the yachts cruise by! Our server was attentive, pleasant, and knowledgeable about the menu. We will be back!

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PatD
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic waitress. Accommodated my changes in order.

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CharlieT
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Have eaten here several times before and enjoyed but not this time. Ginger dressing on their signature salad had no flavor whatsoever much less the ginger it advertised. When I asked for something with flavor like blue cheese was directed to a balsamic vinagrette that had only a bit more flavor. The monk fish/shrimp daily special was miserly and also lacked flavor. Did not feel we got any value for our money. Service was pleasant enough thankfully.

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Laurianna
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our first time there and my husband and I truly enjoyed ourselves! The food was amazing and so was the service from Jessica!!! Will be back for sure!!!

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Farooq
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Our reservation was at 730p. I called in advance if there was valet parking. I was told I could valet my car. BUT, there was no valet. We were seated on time with a caveat. If inside, seating was available. If outside, then we wait 30 minutes. Even with a reservation? We chose inside. The food was not delivered until 830p. AND, we have had seafood in various restaurants, this was not up to par at all. We will not be going back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Nice setting with refreshing view to the water. Food and service we're very good!

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Floyd
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience4

It started off with cocktails. I ordered a Bombay Gimlet which they do not know how to make. Using sour mix instead of lime juice. It took forever for the food to come out. The entree took almost 40 minutes after the salad to come out. We ordered the penella which came with 2 little clams and 2 little muscles some shrimp scallops for $39. very expensive for what you got but was very tasty.

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ELIZABETHV
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great!!!! Went for my birthday- great food & great service. Highly recommend. Bimini bread was AMAZING!❤️

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Place diminished after Covid, from quality of food being portioned out to smaller amounts. Service blew, can’t even get another round of cocktails because the server is never around. Highly unimpressed, this used the place to go for brunch and it was spot on. Not sure what happened.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Waiter was excellent! Food was great! Ambience wonderful

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GregoryA
New England
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

our waitress was awesome even though it was super busy and understaffed. food was great

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vipStuartS
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Anniversary

You would think we would have been offered an anniversary dessert?

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danielmc
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

best service in the FTL area. Non-intrusive but very efficient.

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vipKerri
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Wonderful dinner and service however it was ladies night and a bit rowdy!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Long delay to receive appetizer. Mixed up cocktail order. Fish was poorly cooked and tasted fishy!

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vipJlexus
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding food and service although there is a $5 charge for valet and a $20 charge if you want VIP valet which kerosene your car up front

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vipRobertR
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A slight challenge to get a table with a reservation made over a month ago, but after finding one ourselves, dinner was great.

FAQs

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

Boatyard is rated 4.6 stars by 3466 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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