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Boatyard, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Boatyard

4.6
4.6
5480 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 131 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 5,480 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

5,480 Reviews
  1. michaelm

    Hawaii

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great time with family at the Boatyard. Food and service were awesome.

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  2. IllonaR

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Expensive as you are charged separately for each side. Food was just Ok.Very noisy.Was overcharged for a meal we did not have. Fortunately we checked the bill and the restaurant corrected the error. Service was excellent

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  3. Foodiemom3

    Philadelphia

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time at The Boatyard and we had an amazing night! The food and service were outstanding. Everything was absolutely scrumptious but my favorites were the mussels + frites and the grouper piccata. Will definitely be back next time we are in town.

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  4. Fabi

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter was very friendly and informative. The food was great and I will definitely go back!

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  5. michaelm

    Hawaii

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I had a fantastic time at the boatyard. The food and drinks were awesome and the service was amazing. Will definitely go back.

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  6. MikeS

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server Shay was great. Caprese salad was outstanding

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  7. Janey

    Key West

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our first experience at this wonderful restaurant on Feb.18 2024. We enjoyed the entire meal starting with the escargot, the shrimp scampi they were tasty, tender and our favourite part of the meal. The creme brulee was fine, we would have liked a more extensive dessert list. The menu had so many delicious sounding items that the dessert list wasn't at the same level. The bread that was recommended was the highlite of the meal. It was delicious and a surprise with the unexpected filling. I will return the next time I'm in Ft Lauderdale and would suggest anyone that enjoys an excellent meal make a visit. Some might say it was expensive but worth every cent.

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  8. RAULJ

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great customer service, the food was delivered to out table in less than 10 minutes , and yes it was delicious. The unlimited mimosa were always ready before we reached the bar.. Lets not forget about the oysters, they were soooo fresh and juicy , wish had had some now. Overall great place.

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  9. Julie

    Fort Lauderdale

    14 reviews

    1.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Im giving this review just based on one of the female manager yesterday morning (2/18/24) she was rude when we finished eating and she asked us in a really bad mood to leave the table because people were waiting, my partner and his friend were having bottomless mimosas and she didnt even suggested to sit at the bar (as service courtesy) i had to ask myself to one of the hostess if these tables were available. Our server Nick was more than kind and amazing and this review has nothing to do with him or the rest of the staff, the food was good, but her attitude was unnecessary. What a disappointment my group went because I suggested the restaurant.

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  10. GISI

    Miami

    42 reviews

    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brought my friends from Maryland since they love watching boats.  the hostess Ashly was very welcoming and Smeily we asked for an outside table and she accommodated us. The food was hot tasty and delicious. Our waitress was very informative. She gave us all the different specials that you had. She gave us the restaurants favorites plus her own, but was not pushy. She was very attentive. We will definitely come back.

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  11. PatriceJ

    Central Coast

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    The music was very loud. It sounded like dance party music. Not a relaxing environment for dining. The food was good but not spectacular. The wine list wasn’t great and quite pricey. We would not return.

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  12. MelG

    Columbus

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful evening at Boathouse! Everything was exceptional and the waitress Kim was outstanding…You must try it!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a nice experience. Celebrated my sisters birthday.

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  14. GradieC

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best fish dinners we ever had. Will revisit every chance I get.

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  15. JeffS

    Indiana

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We lucked out with a seat looking out over the canal and boats. Service was great, along with the drinks and food. Will repeat! Only 3 dock spots and it is first come gets one. Said you could call ahead to see if any are open.

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  16. AZlori

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place but if you are noise sensitive I’d suggest an outdoor table.

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  17. RobertC

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Extremely loud. Hard to carry a conversation. Grilled fish very good, calamari so-so and fries so-so making it over-priced. Loud successful bar that really overshadows the dining experience.

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  18. ChrisC

    Cleveland

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and service were great. But it was so loud we could barely hear each other. Was disappointed we could not be seated outside when I selected that within Open Table as my seating option.

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  19. PatriciaS

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Joel did a wonderful job. He helped with selections, was attentive, but allowed us to dine without too much interruption. Thank you, Joel. Patricia and Carol

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  20. LeoW

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was excellent. Food was very good. Noise level outside was fine. I would not eat inside due to very high noise level.

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  21. Cheleste

    Fort Lauderdale

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best dining experiences! ...food came out super quick. manager walk around in black jacket to make sure patrons are being taken care of and things are in order!

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  22. DaymiR

    Fort Lauderdale

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We got a ceviche am sit was very sour like there was a bad lemon , the lemon drop was ok not as expected . The time I came for the first time was better . Was not to happy for yesterdays valentine dinner . Not sure I will come again .

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Best mussels my husband has ever had in his whole life (and he’s from PEI, Canada!)

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  24. TheresaL

    Key West

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was the first time we went out to dinner on our anniversary (Valentine's Day) and did not feel rushed. The service was excellent and the food was delicious! Highly recommend!

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  25. BarbaraK

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was just acceptable. Waiter did nothing to make us more comfortable. It was hard to hear each other because of the loud heavy beat from the music and the din from other loud conversations. The food was great though.

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  26. MartinB

    Montreal

    23 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Booked Boatyard for romantic diner thinking this was upscale restaurant but when we got there we realized that this is more of a casual dining place.great for people wearing shorts and flip flops after beach kinda place. Food was good but a little on expensive side for what you get.

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  27. RonK

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Must stop in Fort Lauderdale. Fish is fresh. Tried two items over two days and they were amazing.

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  28. RamonM

    Fort Lauderdale

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service always the best , we arrived early, before our table was ready we stopped at the bar and had coffee martini , we got our table , had a great time, we started with east oysters , soup of the day, entree she had day special for Tuna and I had grilled snapper with grilled asparagus, desert as Well.

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  29. JohnP

    Fort Lauderdale

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic lunch. Happy we found a place nearby to add to our go to list. Thx

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  30. Mariana

    Miami

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excelente servicio de Juan y el lugar y comida excelente

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  31. Kenneth

    Washington DC

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Impeccable Service + Good Food, liked the ambiance. Great selection. A+

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  32. KarenH

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful evening at the Boat Yard - perfect in every way!

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  33. LRgg

    Miami

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food in a relaxed, cosy and yet chic place.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous ambience sitting outside. Wonderful food and service!

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  35. Fit4foodies

    Fort Lauderdale

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time at this restaurant and it was a great experience. It was our wedding anniversary and the waitress had made a note of it. My husband and I got a complimentary glass of Prosecco each and later even the dessert we ordered was not charged! That was a wonderful gesture and not expected by us. The food was delicious and we will definitely come again and recommend it to others.

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  36. BillB

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had the petit filet and it was prepared perfectly with a freshly made bernaise sausage. Bride had the mahi special and loved it. Great food and service.

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  37. JennyC

    New York City

    15 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We arrived to our reservation five minutes before 3pm and requested a table outside if available. Bella the hostess had an extremely rude attitude and said it would be 20 minutes and that the kitchen close at 4 pm and we may not have time unless we knew what we were eating. She directed us to find a table by the back bar by ourselves which we did. There were plenty of tables outside. Our meal was great as usual, we normally come here once a year when attending the PriMed conference. Unfortunately this will be our last time due to mediocre service. Somebody needs to take the time to train BELLA. She actually marked my reservation as a NO SHOW and had to fill out a from sent to my email by OpenTable to get it back on my profile. Total lack of professionalism. I will definitely save my receipt as proof that we were there.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely lovely lovely! Food was awesome! East coast oysters, calamari and fish and chips.

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  39. JohnC

    New York City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a positive experience when dining at the Boatyard. Service and food were amazing. Just wish there was regular Italian bread with oil on the table instead of having to purchase the Bimini bread.

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  40. KathieJ

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was exceptional. The food presentation was amazing. The food itself was superb. The additional fee for a birthday baked Alaska was a surprise, but worth it

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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 5480 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 131 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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