Boatyard

4.6
3755 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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Jess
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The venue is beautiful, great menu and service. The food was good but a little disappointing given the price point.

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Lulu
Miami
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, and food was delicious. Oysters were fresh, salmon cooked to perfection and swordfish was packed full of flavor.

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OpenTable Diner
West Palm Beach
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience5

Bad experience, lot of time to get the food and it came wrong to one of my guests.

Then same for dessert.

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kenc
Miami
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food4service2ambience3

I asked for our server to wear a mask. . They sent someone else over but you could cut the attitude with a knife. Not happy to spend $180.00 on dinner and not enjoy the dining experience. Plus they sent out my side order cold. Value proposition not good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Ottawa
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

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Raymond
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was exceptional and the Atmosphere was also

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kristenf
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date night location. Service and food was amazing 👏

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vipMikeS
Jacksonville
22 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chose Boatyard because it was close to our hotel and we were glad we did. Service was outstanding, food was great and setting is very nice as well. Well worth a visit if you are in Fort Lauderdale!

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VincentG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server made the night perfect he was a great young man who took his time with us. He was gracious as well as engaging. Hee is an asset to the company

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vipDavidl
New England
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous experience from the point of entering the building to the final dessert.
Would highly recommend to anyone in visiting the area.

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vipjimwachh
Milwaukee
43 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and drink! We try to dine hear whenever we’re in Ft Lauderdale. The Bimini bread is crazy good and addicting! I would also recommend the Hanger steak and a side of blistered green beans!

Boatyard never disappoints!

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vipGBB1
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Disappointing. Oysters were good but the steak and eggs was almost inedible. The steak was tough and full of sinus that made it inedible. Sad as we were excited to try this restaurant out.

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ChantaeJ
Miami
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

You can not beat the ambiance of the Boatyard. We sat outside. The food was good and the server was nice. The conch fritters were a little to doughy for me but my friend liked them. The omelette was good as well as the benedict.

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JeffG
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First timer here. Everything was exceptional, starting with our fancy cocktails, then through to our appetizers and entrees. Service was professional and efficient, with an appropriate amount of checking back. We started with the power salad and octopus. The salad was a very generous portion and was delicious, with lots of healthy ingredients in a very pretty presentation. The octopus was tasty; first time I’d tried it. My dinner companion said it was very well prepared. For entrees, my friend had the swordfish (very good) and I had the salmon. Both were nicely prepared and tasted yummy. We had the blistered green beans as an accompaniment and they might have been the top performer in what was a perfect dinner. We both agreed that we had ordered well and nothing could have been improved upon. I just wish our waiter had introduced himself so we could give him our thanks.

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ErAlliance27
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excelente !!

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vipSaraH
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Boatyard was a wonderful spot for our first dinner of our vacation. The food was fresh and delicious and we loved sitting outside by the boats.

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NancyH
Key West
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. Unfortunately we could not eat outside….no tables. That was our second time there and we thoroughly enjoyed it.

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BunnyC
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always a pleasant experience having dinner at the Boatyard.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great anniversary dinner - Donald was our server and he’s simply amazing ! Great food, good vibes, amazing experience !

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vipannem
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Had a nice time in pleasant outdoor setting. Nice variety of menu options and very attentive service

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CynthiaC
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and service! I always go to this restaurant when I'm in Ft Lauderdale.

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MrsA
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall3food3service3ambience5

We notified of anniversary in reservation. They did NOTHING does coal nor did they even offer it for a few that we would have been willing to pay. We made reservation weeks in advance of flying to ft Lauderdale. Nothing Special here.

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LarryG
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we stepped into Boatyard we could tell the staff was all about service. Though high end dining, it felt casual and welcoming. We had generous portions of seafood both appetizers and main course. Delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were great

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall2food2service5ambience4

After reviewing the countless wonderful reviews of this restaurant, we decided to book dinner for two. The staff were perfect but the food was not. Not that it was horrible, it was not; there a better places in Fort Lauderdale for the price. Disappointed after trusting reviews on open table and trip advisor.

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vipBillS
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Numerous previous visits without any complaints but this vusit was disappointing - as service was really bad. Waitress seemed to not fully understand the menu and bringing food at the same time for all diners. She even had trouble with the ipad in paying the bill. "Left a bad taste."

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Meh. “Octopus” appetizer was really chorizo and potatoes with a tiny amount of octopus. Greasy. Weird.

Caesar salad was unmixed and had a huge uncut up romaine heart in it. Not enough dressing.

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DenaS
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch. The hostesses were lovey. We enjoyed our family brunch.

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vipKhearne
Indiana
74 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very good food which was a pleasant surprise as I just winged picking this restaurant. Fish dishes were amazing and the Brussels Sprouts were Devine!! Good service till we kinda got lost at end of meal. Highly recommend.

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pandb2
New England
35 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Had not been to this location in a very very long time. The interior of the restaurant is beautiful. High ceilings, large windows, separated seating, lovely bar. The outdoor deck is wonderful if you can get a seat. It is first come, first serve. We had multiple wait staff assisting us. Drinks, food, were high quality and tasty. We will return. I recommend you give it a try.

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TammyS
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply one of the best lunches in south Florida. The calamari, fresh fish, homemade side and fabulous desserts made this a wonderful experience. My husband even had an orchid in his drink! Fabulous food and service make this a must to return.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was such a lovely experience, the food was amazing very fresh and the drinks were phenomenal. Nice ambience and great service.

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vipDonaldH
Las Vegas
175 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience5

During the pandemic, The Boatyard is still a great destination restaurant in Fort Lauderdale! We enjoyed our dinner, especially with great service by James!
Miss the seafood cart, but understand.
Outdoor dining here is much better than inside, so try to make that happen.
We look forward to another visit later this year.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner

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DiliaraV
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall3food3service4ambience5

This place has an excellent view and ambience, and good quality of fresh oysters as well the service was good.However, there is no any soul in the kitchen, I mean if you are used to eat real European food like in EU family restaurants, this place is not worth it. You will be really disappointed and it seems that the people don’t know taste of a real high quality food and they are used to eat average quality food without any heart and sincere attitude to clients.

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PaulaC
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Boatyard does not disappoint. Great drinks and food. Our waiter, Christian, was energetic and attentive. This is one of our favorite places in Ft. Lauderdale.

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LeslyeC
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our third time dining here and it seems to get better every time. The food is outstanding. We had the Bimini Bread, shrimp cocktail, Caesar salad, tuna tacos, halibut special and the key lime baked Alaska and crème brûlée for dessert. What made the meal an experience was our terrific waiter Donald. You can tell he loves what he does.

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vipsrock
Miami
64 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall2food2service5ambience1

Have been coming here for 30 years and the atmosphere has changed into a dance club for brunch! Food was mediocre at best, music too loud and several dogs inside the dining room when there were seats outside available. The staff is very aware of all of this and we had great service in their attempt to offset the problems.

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vipStevenC
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really Enjoyed the Food & Service- Awesome

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AnnaP
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food and the place was so beautiful! Highly recommended!

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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 3755 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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