Boatyard

4.6
3189 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.
What 3189 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
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Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MatthewG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great casual, local eatery with waterfront location!

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TeresaS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday it was good

DH
vipDonaldH
Las Vegas
158 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Different during Covid times, but still delicious! Sat outdoors and enjoyed the waterway and all it offers.
Lunch included Stone Crabs, Oysters, Jumbo Shrimp, Grilled Snapper and blistered Green Beans.
Service was attentive and professional.
Look forward to another visit soon!

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vipLukeS
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Service was slow. It was quite a stretch between the time we were seated and the time the waitress finally came over. We could observe how busy she was and running around. Her recommendations were spot on. Meal was fantastic! Table in the corner with the raised ceiling. It was extremely loud and we had trouble hearing everyone who came over masks aside. Another long wait for the check. Great place but need more servers on a Saturday night!

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MsHollywood
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere, food and waterfront view what more can you ask for with amazing service and staff.

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vipFANDM
Chicago
47 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice outdoor dining experience

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for a business meeting.

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FernandaM
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, awesome drinks, nice view! We had a good time there!! Please stop by at the bar and enjoy a drink!!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience5

The ambiance was beautiful!! Will definitely be back

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my 3rd time at boatyard. Never disappoint!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to the Boathouse the day of my birthday. I was accompanied by my husband and a couple who are near and dear to us. The service was outstanding and the food exceeded my expectations. The indoor decor and intracoastal setting is beautiful! It’s in a convenient location with parking. The Boathouse took me to a different place. Looking forward to coming back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outside patio was wonderful! We enjoyed the view. The food was all fabulous. It was a great experience! Highly recommend.

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gigalittle
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place for seafood! I got the grouper piccata and it was so good! Make sure to get the bimini bread! Our waitress was very helpful with all our questions about the food and made good recommendations!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

During the COVID pandemic Boatyard has been our go to restaurant because we believe management had enacted adequate COVID prevention standards—glass between booths, proper table spacing, plenty of outdoor seating, etc. We ate dinner at Boatyard Christmas Eve as well as this past Monday night. As always the food and drinks were excellent. However on both occasions service was below par from what we have come to expect from Boatyard. Granted it is busy season in Fort Lauderdale, but we would have expected management to take this into consideration. We will return with the hopes that service improves.

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DavidM
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, great food and drinks. Sat outside, very nice and chill.

MA
MissAlyss422
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic brunch, menu has lots of options and the view makes for a great dining out experience.

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JosieS
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was booked, but not at full capacity - it seemed, most likely because of COVID. Waitress was great. The paella was delicious.

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vipRichardS
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening and awesome dinner. Covid protocols in place, and outdoor dining was spectacular and memorable. Definitely one of our favorites whilst in Fort Lauderdale.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good
Food, made reservation
Month in advance and was still told an hour wait to sit outside

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Love the speed of the service

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vipShellyS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great for NYE dinner. Food was fantastic, came out pretty quickly. And our server was very nice.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing. Must try the Parmesan fries and jumbo shrimp!

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AlyssaD
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Our food was high quality and our service was excellent, but not the best seafood dinner I've ever had.

CM
CliffordM
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant! Amazing service and food! Much better then I was expecting. I will definitely be back.

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vipChez
Naples
15 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Really great fresh seafood. The service was very good. Donald our server was knowledgeable and attentive

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MelissaP
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Andre our server was wonderful. It was my partners bday. The ambiance was great- the crab cake and the strip were on point, we didn’t love the calamari or the brussels but the cauliflower mash was to die for. Their social distance and Covid policy made us feel very confident and comfortable with dining out. We will definitely be back.

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MaggieY
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The conch fritters were delicious. The calamari also a must. The sword fish & mahi-mahi, was exquisite. Fresh & light.
The Sun-kissed drink was fresh & light.
Very refreshing! The ambiance was great!
Lastly, our waiter Gary G. was delightful & very professional! I love this place & highly recommend for all.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience5

They do not take care of the COVID situation. You
Have big groups and people do not waring face masks!!

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Mitzi
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love this place and always recommend friends and family to come. It’s beautiful spacious and high ceilings is open and airy, overlooking the water which outdoor dining is magnificent . This is our go to Resteraunt for happy hour and or fine dining!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Everyone was very nice. Fun to see the ships coming and going. Portion sizes were good. The scallop dish i had was over salted. So much so, i couldn't finish it. My mom loved her scampi and orzo. They had two tables near me that sat unbussed for 45 min. Very pretty space outside.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was friendly and helpful. We had a pleasant experience.

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Justsaying
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Music was too loud outside . On Sunday peace and quiet is refreshing . Chill music good wild loud music bad

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vipSusanR
Baltimore
38 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Went Christmas Eve -

MD
vipMichaelD
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Eve with my 93 yo father who loves the food here !

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vipCettaH
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is excellent and great service! Beautiful views!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing calamari! Amazing ceviche! Amazing salad! Wonderful, warm atmosphere and excellent service!

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KristyJ
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food with some of the best I’ve had in my life! Tuna tacos were amazing and my steak was cooked to perfection! The ambience is beautiful. The only downfall was the noise level, we went in the evening to enjoy dinner and it was extremely loud with multiple large dinner parties in there. Drinks were delicious! It’s a little pricey but well worth the money, and I will definitely be going again!

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Nap52
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday lunch for my wife. Server Stephanie was beyond exceptional!

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MsHollywood
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time visiting the restaurant I will definitely go back everyone was polite and courtesy the food and drinks was delicious. The place is beautiful inside and out I hope next time I can dine outdoors it look so romantic.

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NCPhyllis
Key West
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oysters Rock were excellent!

FAQs

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

Boatyard is rated 4.6 stars by 3189 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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