Boatyard

4.6
2385 reviews
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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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Miami
1 review
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location with excellent food and exceptional service.

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JR
Miami
15 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere was very relaxing and the view was great

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ST
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite restaurant in FLD, food amazing, service always friendly, space beautful... a little bit noisy but it worth it!!! Love it

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SR
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It is a fun and vibrant restaurant. Food was great.

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GR
Miami
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, location and meal!

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r
Miami
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Nice atmosphere, great and tasty food, decent wines.

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s
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food is very good, super fresh, should not charge for bread

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OT
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Family loved the food, location and ambiance. Very enjoyable.

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OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Enjoyed the setting! We, Will, Be Back!!

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OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Outdoor sitting is a great choice!

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A
New England
15 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We tried Boatyard on our vacation in Florida, based on a recommendation. Everything was great! It surpassed our expectations. I recommend it to those looking for a nice dinner.

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JG
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Great place for a special occasion! A bit pricy, but the food was delicious.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Filthy. Bird dropping’s on table and chairs. Had reservation. Walked in and restaurant was empty and told me 20 minute wait.

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

The only outstanding things at the Boathouse was Ali the bartender and the Bimini Bread. Everything else was just ok, except The Calamari. The Calamari was sad.

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w
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I enjoyed my dinner the waitress (robin) was wonderful.. I was able to reschedule no problem..I can’t wait for my next visit

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W
Miami
144 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful place to sit outside by the water and watch the boats. Excellent food and staff.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Ambiance and service was great. The conch fritters were too salty

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J
Atlanta
31 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

A vibrant scene but not the spot for a romantic dinner. This restaurant is very loud. Servers appear to be rushed and a bit annoying trying to move guest along. The fish special of the evening was very good!
The parking is problematic and honestly, the restaurant is a bit overrated and I would not race back.

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OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Boatyard is a special treat. Great ambiance and the food is always consistent

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Miami
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Seems some sound baffling would be in order. Difficult to have a conversation even at a 4 top. Food was delicious however and the service was great.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday party

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JH
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The bartenders Abby and Allie were great!

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RC
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

good food good ambiance and good service but a bit expensive.

rc

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JE
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience ! My wife loved it and thats all that really matters.

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L
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Beautiful atmosphere and delicious food, but if we have a reservation we shouldn’t be told it will be 1.5 hour wait for outdoor seating. Sitting outside should be offered to those who made a reservation. We ate inside obviously and had a great meal.

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HC
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best octopus I have ever had!!! Great service and beautiful atmosphere.

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W
Miami
144 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and great location for dining. Very helpful
staff.

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R
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved the place, it was our first time there. I wish it was closer to us because we drove from Boca

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Toledo
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 3ambience 1

Too much noise I could not hear the people around a small table. T

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k
Phoenix
38 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again, Boatyard doesn’t disappoint! Highly recommended!

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JM
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Food was amazing ! The girl who helped us was very nice , her name is Francesca. S/o to Francesca
Restaurant clean , nice but too crowded and noise level too high

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m
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

It happened to be Ladies Night, so the place was packed and noisy. I had arranged to meet my son there
for dinner as he happened to be in Florida on business. He was late, and the only waiting area was in the bar area, where it was crowded and wildly (!) noisy, but it was indeed fun to watch the going-on while I waited. Once he arrived and we moved to a quieter area, everything was delightful. Our waitress, the service, and our food selections were all terrific. Worth the trip from Aventura (and for him, from NYC).

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Palm Springs
25 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

A great location. Service was excellent and food wonderful. Eating in the dining room is noisy but other than that it is an excellent place for a wonderful meal.

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D
New York Area
155 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food quality was simply unbelievably good. The raw bar on wheels was something I have never seen before- just awesome !!!

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DH
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Terrific food & service. Sit outside as inside is too noisy. Best seafood in Ft Lauderdale

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NN
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was fantastic. My only complaint is that I requested a table for 5 instead of 4 and was told that large parties are not accepted. When I arrived, there were lots of availability for large parties so that was a bit confusing and frustrating. Everything else was fantastic.

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AD
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Most enjoyable lunch experience on the terrace by the canal!

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p
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was great as always. Service was perfect. Little too much noise, but ok.
Valeted my car and when I returned to the car there was 485.00 cash missing from my travel bag that had been hidden in the back floor. I don't know who had excess the car while I had dinner. Spoke the parking employee and he is sure all rules were followed. Maybe so. I'm still out the cash.

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HB
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food! Excellent service! Excellent restaurant!
We'll come back, for sure.

Helene

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Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

I had the charred octopus and it was a chewy (not good) and the scallop was a bit tough/overcooked. The mashed potato, the calamari and our server were great. I may come back and give it another chance.

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