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Boatyard, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Boatyard

4.6
4.6
5708 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 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, private event spaces, and the ultimate waterside dining experience is complete.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 123 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Contemporary American, Steak
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:45 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:45 pm Bar Mon, Tue, Sun 11:30 am–11:00 pm Wed–Sat 11:30 am–11:45 pm Dinner Mon, Tue, Sun 5:00 pm–9:45 pm Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–10:45 pm
  • Phone number
    (954) 525-7400
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Richard Harris
  • 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.
  • Neighborhood
    Harbordale
  • Cross street
    17th Street
  • Parking details
    Self parking or 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
  • Public transit
    Water taxi service available from all major hotels and downtown. Broward County Bus Service Drop off at 17th Street
  • Entertainment
    LIVE MUSIC Wed, Thurs, Friday and Saturday, 7pm-11pm. Sunday DJ & live musician 12pm – 4PM during Brunch.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Outdoor Firepit, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 5,708 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Fort Lauderdale

    Seafood

  • Fort Lauderdale

    Most Booked

  • Fort Lauderdale East

    Seafood

  • Fort Lauderdale East

    Most Booked

5,708 Reviews
  1. lynn83

    New York City

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Boatyard is a very nice restaurant! Everything we ate was very fresh and prepared very well! The service was excellent! Our waiter continuously checked on us without being intrusive. They also did not rush us at all. The fact that they have Valet parking was a plus too as the parking lot was packed ! We will definitely return!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and Service was great, our server was so fast as they work very well as a team, and our food came in super fast, bring your appetite when you come in here, everything they have from happy hour to dinner time is so good! Try their oysters selection!! For the value and ambiance, they’re always busy and packed with events here, make a reservation beforehand

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was awesome and we loved the view. All of our meals were great

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoy this place each time we visit when we are in town.

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  5. David

    Jacksonville

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ate outside and it was wonderful. Good is always excellent as is the service.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    New Jersey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was exceptional! Price point was great for the scenery! Food was good!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The only thing I would comment is that for the bottomless mimosa we had to keep getting up to go to the bar for it. It would’ve been more ideal if we had an ice bucket with our bottle of moet and OJ right next to us. I didn’t get the most of my premium bottomless because I was tired of leaving my food and the conversation because I was forced to get my own drinks. That’s actually so terrible and whoever’s idea that was, should rethink it.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We all enjoyed our lunch! Love the bottomless mimosas and quality of the food! Our waitress really worked hard to serve us and she was extremely busy! My only request is that Boatyard expands dessert options. I enjoy dessert and was disappointed on the limited choices We would definitely go back again!

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  9. CorydonC

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Mother’s Day celebration was great! Our service was amazing! We always have an the best time and the setting is perfect. Can’t say enough of Boatyard! Thanks!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was Mother’s Day. Sebastian was attentive and made excellent food recommendations. If one thing could be buttoned up, I would say drinks non alcoholic and alcoholic should come out faster. At any rate I thoroughly enjoyed my Mother’s Day Brunch!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was fantastic and make steak was perfect! It got a little warm but it was a busy Mothers day.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful Mother’s Day brunch. Our server, Shae, provided excellent service with a smile. The food yummy. We have returned here many times over the past few years. We usually request outdoor seating and the fans helped make it pleasant.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, good food. The menu is a little limited. Would have liked to see more options. Great views, great location. Get in early and you will avoid the crowd.

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  14. SCOTTA

    Fort Lauderdale

    80 reviews

    5.0

    80 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The soup of a he day was fantastic, Shrimp Corn Chowder, Chilean sea bass so tasty as well as the lemon parmigiana Cod

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Wait-staff kept trying to take away our plates before we were finished. The shrimp chowder soup which had no discernible shrimp in it, came out 10 seconds after ordering and before our drink order. We felt like we ate at a fast food restaurant.

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  16. LissetteB21

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an incredible experience last night for dinner, pre-Mother’s day for my mom and grandmother! The service was impeccable, Helen was super attentive, and always came back to check on us to make sure we had everything we needed! Great ambiance and even better food!!!!!

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  17. MartinE

    New York City

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great, delicious fish. Excellent service. Waittress Helen was very attentive.

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  18. Shay

    Miami

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I’ve been to boatyard mainly for dinner but this time I tried their brunch. They messed up my order twice so that altered the exp for me while dining with my guest. I was surprised they didn’t offer to comp it or at least offer a free mimosa or desert. Personally, I wouldn’t go back for brunch food wasn’t all that either.

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  19. Mswfrog

    Palm Springs

    28 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Noise level on a Friday evening at 6pm was so loud, we could not carry on a conversation. Food was overpriced for the size of the portions. Drinks were OK, but again, overpriced for the quality. I had an experience I’ve never had in a restaurant before. A little dog with the party adjacent to us, managed to crawl under our table and lick my leg. Clearly not a service animal considering true service dogs would be better trained. This poor dog looked terrified from the tumult around him and was just looking for comfort as his owners were oblivious to him. This so called service dog dilemma businesses are having to deal with is getting out of hand. Government needs to address this to protect the rights of people who truly need service dogs and not permit people to simply drag their pets everywhere they go.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The lady at the front desk was very accommodating and very open.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food a little overpriced. Told wrong price on special by $12 or so. Mistakes happen, all good. Told we only have 2 hours to eat, by the hostess, before they ask us to move to the bar so they get the table. That didn’t feel right. We sat for about 2 hours no problem. Server was good but didn’t have ‘the experience’ like expected at a place like this. Great wine and drinks. Food underwhelming for price.

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  22. Slp329

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolute delight for dining and celebrating a birthday!

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  23. StacyF

    Fort Lauderdale

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ariel was amazing, she was training and was doing an amazing job. Pointed out her favorites, went through the entire menu and helped us with any questions. Would definitely recommend based off of her service and of course the amazing flavors that Boatyard gave us. All of us had amazing dishes.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Best place in Fort Lauderdale to have business meetings.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I while visiting Fort Lauderdale had the opportunity to dine with them, the food was amazing, quality and price were very good , I would recommend them to anyone who is looking for an amazing restaurant in the area.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebrating my birthday here was an amazing decision! My friends and family loved the food and was so happy to experience the dining. Thank you for making my birthday dinner amazing and may the 4th be with you all

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  27. NotThatHardtoPlease

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent. Wait staff was fine but a little unfocused. Location was very nice. It’s busy but roomy and the bustle is tasteful.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We had a reservation and arrived 15 min early. I had requested to seat outside since it was a nice day and they have a beautiful outdoor area. There were many tables open, however I was told we had to wait 30 min, given that many of the outdoor sections were closed. I struggle to understand why would you have half your patio closed on a holiday Sunday (cinco de mayo) and have people wait unnecessarily when your outdoor area is the main selling point of your establishment. Additionally all hostesses we interacted with had a bit of an attitude, and were slightly condescending, which made for a bad first impression. I get working with people is difficult, we both have worked in hospitality, but if you truly cannot offer some basic courtesy and good service that’s not the job for you. Our server was actually nice, he was friendly and attentive. The food came out fast and was mediocre at best. The best thing we got was the banana chocolate chip bread. I got an omelette with was made w frozen spinach

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and atmosphere was amazing. Outdoor seating some of the best in Fort Lauderdale.

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  30. ScoutsRUs

    Fort Lauderdale

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebrating our son’s birthday here was a 10+!! The food was DELICIOUS, service was exceptional, the ambiance was lovely and the bonus was dining off the water. Exceptional experience and look forward to coming back!!!

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Roxanne was really amazing! & the food was divine, I had the Parmesan Cod and it was a perfect portion

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  32. TravelingTJ

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic outdoor setting, delicious food and terrific staff.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    We arrived at the restaurant at 3:15, being informed that the kitchen would close at 4 and reopen at 5. We proceeded to order our food along with two bottles of wine. At 4, the waitress notified us that she needed to close the check due to shift change but assured us we could remain until the kitchen reopened for more orders. Upon ordering a third bottle of wine at 5, the new waitress declined to serve us, citing a two-hour time limit and requested us to move inside to be served. Despite the empty patio and our intent to order more, totaling a bill exceeding $400, we felt compelled to leave the premises. This unfortunate conclusion to our meal, which was meant to celebrate a friend's birthday.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    I heard so many great things about this place; the food, the wine, the environment, the lobster, the seafood Wow...Made a reservation for 3:30pm in the web site app, but when i got there the first thing the host tells me is that "the kitchen closes at 4:00" and im like really? its Saturday! its a beautiful afternoon in FtLauderdale and you close at 4??? When i got the menu there was no lobster tail...the waiter again warning me the kitchen closes soon and i needed to hurry and order the food or else...Well, you know, it was not a great first impression, the bill was super expensive and got no lobster.

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  35. Luv2dine

    Fort Lauderdale

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Our experience was okay. They didn’t have any kids menu or kids activity for the table. So, this is not a kid-friendly experience for us.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The food wasn't great. I had the fish and chips. Only 1 server for all the tables.

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  37. ChristaB

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was amazing! Highly recommend sitting outside. Waitress was informative and attentive.

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  38. FMD624

    New York City

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We started at the indoor bar, all of the girls were attentive and friendly. We then moved out to dinner with Shamar as our waiter and he was also very attentive! Great food, great experience-thank you for offering a vegan menu.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    excellent food and service. Oysters were very fresh and interestingly served with dry ice.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excelente lugar, ambiente, atención, cinco estrellas !!!!!

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FAQs

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

Boatyard is rated 4.6 stars by 5708 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 123 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Boatyard

1555 SE 17th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    17th Street
  • Neighborhood
    Harbordale
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:45 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:45 pm Bar Mon, Tue, Sun 11:30 am–11:00 pm Wed–Sat 11:30 am–11:45 pm Dinner Mon, Tue, Sun 5:00 pm–9:45 pm Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–10:45 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Contemporary American, Steak
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Self parking or 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
  • Public transit
    Water taxi service available from all major hotels and downtown. Broward County Bus Service Drop off at 17th Street
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Richard Harris
  • Entertainment
    LIVE MUSIC Wed, Thurs, Friday and Saturday, 7pm-11pm. Sunday DJ & live musician 12pm – 4PM during Brunch.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Outdoor Firepit, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (954) 525-7400
  • 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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