Boatyard

4.6
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3095 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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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
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4.6
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4.3
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Jerry
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you can get an outside table, that ambiance is perfect.

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TomaszB
Miami
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We very much enjoyed the food, drinks and service. Only wish we would be able to be seated outside.

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LeahB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I was disappointed that the brunch menu didn't have many choices for breakfast. Omelet and eggs benedict was about all they had. It was more of a lunch menu and that wasn't what I was going there for. Also, I made the reservations a week prior and was sat inside and I was thinking I was reserving outside.

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vipDebra
Miami
81 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eva was an outstanding server. Everyone was happy

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HannahP
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always

MJ
vipMJM1
Miami
39 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very good experience. Our server was very attentive and the food was done really well. The only negative was that we specifically made a reservation for outdoor seating and when we arrived precisely on-time for our reservation, we were told it would be at least another 45 minutes for an outdoor table. They did accommodate us and put is in the main room but in the corner far away from other tables.

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vipTroy
Miami
55 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our daughter chose this restaurant for her sweet 16 birthday. She wanted to share this experience with 5 close girlfriends. It was a lovely evening with great food and service.

Thank you Boatyard for making this night memorable!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
47 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing setting and ambiance. Our server, Robin, made great suggestions and really attentive. Food was fresh and delicious

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Marie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great fresh seafood. Beautiful scenic setting. Great service.

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Wanda
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We went for lunch and it was pleasant. Our server was attentive and very conscious of COVID-19 precautions. My grilled octopus and chorizo app was great. The lunch salads were also delicious. Would return.

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JimR
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

charged 2% Covid charge -- BS -- saw no one cleaning the door handles

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dining4fun
Sacramento
11 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The dining experience at the Boatyard was good but being a visitor to Fort Lauderdale I was hoping for a great experience. Overall the food was good. I ordered the flat iron steak that was good but my husband’s fish was on the dry side. The oysters rockefeller was very good. Although the service was okay it could’ve been a little more attentive.

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vipSOFLAboylikesgoodfood
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Night out with good friends. First time in a long time.

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HarryF
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best seafood restaurant!! The food was delicious and the services was great too!!

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vipLarryH
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always good food and attentive service. Setting is very nice and and restaurant is always clean and inviting

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there. Won’t be the last. Dave took excellent care of us.

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momwhoknowshowtoeat
Miami
20 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

I used to live coming to this place, the food quality has gone down tremendously. The salmon salad was over dressed and it was the smallest piece of salmon for the money. My husbands burger had no flavor, I mean are we not allowed to use salt and pepper? The prices are ridiculous and their beer menu is completely mediocre. Won’t be back

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CyndyB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience5

I would have given 5 stars but on top of their $5 valet charge & high food/drink prices, they added an “optional covid charge to offset additional supplies needed.” We asked for it to be removed as this is a corporate owned restaurant & the federal government offered assistance for covid. We did give our server a very generous gratuity though as she was exceptional.

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Manny
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

my first time there and it didn't disappoint. Food was great, the service was amazing. The waitress new the menu and her recommendation were commendable. I will be back again.

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vipBertaP
Miami
41 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a great place great ambience .the food is delicious we go there often we haven’t had any problems or any dissatisfaction all the staff is very friendly and very professional and have knowledge of what they serve

MB
vipMauricioB
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This is a great place. The layout of the restaurant is comfortable, plenty of distance between tables, and the patio deck is very nice with great views of the water and several large trees that provide shade and ambience. Service was excellent and food quality was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

1st time there - not the best 1st impression but will definitely give it a 2nd chance. Ordered like 4 diff things and the kitchen was out.

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CiscelyR
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience5

The restaurant is BEAUTIFUL. When the food is cooked correctly it is good. All the servers and hostess are just ho-hum. Not overly nice OR attentive. But the outside deck is worth the mediocre service. :)

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EloBrown
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

We had to send food and drinks back. This was my first and last time going. Not sure if it’s because of Covid but the food was not fresh and tasteless.

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RobinS
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Was greater than expectations. Would have even been better if there was the opportunity to have a seating outside

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JohnF
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food; Nice inside and outside atmosphere.

JB
vipJohnB
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We ate outdoors!

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fitzpatc
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was looking for a nice local restaurant to have dinner on our last night in town. Everything was top notch. Service was wonderful. Food was delish. Didn't have any dessert but saw a couple go by and they looked awesome as well. Would def go back again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great! Our server was excellent! We will return for brunch :)

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vipDanielaI
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent , except the side plates looked like they we’re just put in the dish washer with a lot of grease and did not look very clean.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server named “T” was incredible. Great food and excellent service. Was visiting from Colorado and looking for good fish. Awesome experience...thank you!!!

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vipCBCFl
Miami
52 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Food was a bit overpriced for what it was paella was not good but our wonderful waitress Claudia took off check she was amazing and made the rest a wonderful experience the oysters how we where the freshest and largest I’ve had in a long Time Ans wirh the price

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EveS
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am a local & a regular. I suggested Boatyard to my employer for lunch with him & another co-worker. I also suggested my favorite item, the octopus appetizer, to my boss and he loved it. I am grateful the service, food, ambience, etc. were all just as wonderful as always so they could experience why I am a regular and happy to promote Boatyard.

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QueenYumYum
Miami
49 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We sat outside and were given the option as to where. All tables were within Covid guidelines. The service was decent. The server recommend the octopus and it was absolutely delicious. My lunch guest had the fish tacos and said they were delicious. The spicy green beans were flavored to perfection. The burger was just ok. It didn’t have much flavor, but the bun was quite tasty.

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TheSugarlessFactory
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kelly was our server and she was great! She made great recommendations and they were all on point. The meal was hot and tasty and did not take long. My mai tai was also very good. Kudos to the bartender!

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vipKarenJacksonJorgeCastaned
Miami
27 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My birthday get together was fabulous. Great food and service. Thank you.

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KathyC
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Just to let you know that they will remind you more than once that you have only 2 hours to eat your food and leave. If you want a relaxing meal and enjoy your wine this is not the time or restaurant to do so.

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NatashaD
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a great time there! Our waiter Jeff was amazing !

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vipEastsider
Miami
71 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hostess went out of her way to a comma the us. Server and food was delicious.

KJ
vipKJ2014
Miami
76 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first dining experience since the eruption of the coronavirus pandemic. We have dined here several times before. The food did not disappoint although the conch fritters were a little salty. Service was very good and there was sufficient space between the tables for social distancing.

FAQs

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

Boatyard is rated 4.6 stars by 3095 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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