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Boatyard, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Boatyard

4.6
4.6
4407 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 91 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Contemporary American, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:45 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 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

  • 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 Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 4,407 people are saying

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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
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Fort Lauderdale

    Seafood

  • Fort Lauderdale East

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Fort Lauderdale East

    Seafood

  • Fort Lauderdale East

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stephanie was the best server. Food was delicious!
  2. TO

    TriciaO

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    I was at the Boatyard last year and the food was very good. This year I was disappointed with the quality of food.
  3. BR

    BillR

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    We had 12:45 reservations and requested a table outside. We were seated within 5-10!minutes. The server was accommodating, we order one appetizer to share and ordered lunch at Greg same time. We received the appetizer very quickly. However, it took almost 2 hours to receive our entry. The server kept telling us it would be out soon…. NIT! I finally asked for a manager. Once he was involved the food arrived quickly. They “comped” the appetizer and offered one free desert…..nice gesture. But the two hour wait was still unacceptable . Thank you .
  4. JH

    JohnH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Overall the experience was good, once you were seated. The hostess who greeted us was rude and snarky. She barely acknowledged we arrived, then pointed us to the wall to wait, and until we brought it to her attention we were still waiting, she replied the table is ready, then proceeded to talk to two other employees. Our waitress was very good and the food was good.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great experience, food and service were amazing and can't beat the outside seating by the water. Boatyard is one of the few restaurants I still frequent!
  6. S

    Sebastianol

    Washington DC

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful evening. The service was very attentive and the food arrived fast and it was pretty good. The portion were also very generous. A really lovely evening
  7. P

    Pierre

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious perfect service
  8. J

    Jodi1212

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Service was good! Value was good. Dessert was incredible. Wait times for outside are too long. You should be able to make a reservation outside !!! Inside dining is way too loud for some people. We had to send one of our entrees back. Seafood was stinky and bad.
  9. LB

    LarryB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    the ambience and atmosphere were very conducive to a low voice business meeting. the views were undeniably brilliant with yachts and water abounding. this was not my first visit, but certainly not the last. it was quality food, properly prepared and served to maintain optimal taste. while not copious , it was satisfactory and allowed me to feel that we did not overindulge in a lunch treat!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Sad they took off my favorite power green salad!!☹️
  11. M

    Monty

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Had a very good waiter who was attentive and knowledgeable. The atmosphere is great and it was wonderful to be outside by the boats. The food however was a big disappointment and after all that is why you're going to dinner. The filet was tough, chewy and they charge $4 for accompanying sauce that is miniscule. The sauce was cold. The fish was bland. At these prices, the quality needs to be much higher.
  12. ML

    MicheleL

    Fort Lauderdale

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall1food3service3ambience2
    We were sitting outside before 5 A woman came through soliciting for money We told the maitre De didn’t seem too concerned We had 5 pm reservations just opening for dinner and they were out of petite 5 oz filets already Service was mediocre at best! One of the servers was feeding a stray kitten near the tables Ridiculous!!!!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Very rushed, when we arrived for our 3 pm reservation and were seated we were told and the kitchen closed soon but this was not known before deciding to go so we were rushed. The food was average. They took some off the bill since we didn’t eat it. The view is nice but the food is average even of we weren’t rushed id only go back for drinks not to eat.
  14. C

    Channa

    Kansas City

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great time with good friends! The food was great and Sebastian was on point.
  15. PR

    PaganiniRene

    Fort Lauderdale

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Overpriced cocktails, nervous unprofessional service, unfriendly and arrogant, the calamari’s was cold, fish was delicious no special garnish! Fast food is better choice Ordered Spanish Wein he brought Italian, I’ll never come again to this place not worth it! We asked for Italian Espresso they don’t know what that, they want to fight with us!
  16. D

    Desi

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Overall we had a great time! The ambience is beautiful! We sat outside to be closer to the water. We went at the closing of brunch so it was a bit rushed but the service was still excellent! We look forward to going back for dinner and enjoying the drinks at the bar next to the fire pit!
  17. TW

    TanyaW

    Fort Lauderdale

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Great service and drinks with a view definitely recommend
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great overall !
  19. R

    Run2eat

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about this restaurant was fantastic. Setting, food, and our server Andrea. She went above and beyond to make it a really nice experience for us.
  20. T

    Timothy

    Miami

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Professional service is making a comback at the Boatyard!! very happy for that. Shrip cocktail was the best I have had in south Florida. Wood fired fish and steaks are terrific. They may become our Go-to spot once again.
  21. AS

    AnnaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and scenery. The food was amazing
  22. NV

    NadiaV

    Birmingham

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We come here every time to come to Fort Lauderdale. It has a great atmosphere and the food never disappoints.
  23. JS

    JohnS

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Been away for several years and brought the wife here for first anniversary. Had a great meal near the waterfront. Food was as good as I remember but the service was the best! Great service from Isabella from Peru as well as the two bartenders on duty on 11/222/2022 whose names I can’t recall. Worth the visit when in Lauderdale.
  24. LC

    LindaC

    Toronto

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Extremely noisy.. our server was wonderful
  25. L

    Lida

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great location and quality of food. However menu is limited and pricey
  26. TM

    TheMac

    Detroit

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was greeted right away, sat at table and waitress was very attentive and friendly. The food was excellent! Will go back again.
  27. BB

    BrianB

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Had always eaten outside before this and everything was great. With wind and possible rain we chose to eat inside. Even though it was only 60-75% occupied the noise level made conversation extremely difficult. Had a drink at the bar before being seated and it was very well done. Ordered the second one at the table (same drink) and it was served in a warm glass and was charged $2 more!
  28. WM

    WidnideM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My dad really enjoyed his birthday thank you Boatyard team 🫶🏾
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I took my husband for dinner for his birthday. Food was outstanding. I ordered the pan seared scotchish salmon it was delicious. Experience was overall really nice. Boatyard will always be one of my favorite restaurants. We were seated right way. Only thing was we had a reservation and asked for an outdoor table and they couldn’t fulfill our request until almost 2 hours later so we just settled for an indoor table. Overall food was amazing and everything else went well.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service was excellent
  31. NB

    NancyB

    Washington DC

    233 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    233 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    I use Boatyard as my “go to” lunch place. The salads are excellent and all the seafood dishes seem to hit the mark. Inside is usually too cold and too noisy so I always opt for an outdoor table. Always a reliable choice.
  32. Q

    Queenie

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great!! The bread was sooo good!! Make sure to try it. Best I ever had.
  33. ST

    SteveT

    Nashville

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you want great seafood, Boathouse is the place to go. The service was excellent and seating outside by the water created a nice atmosphere!!! I definity will be going back!!!
  34. BG

    BridgetG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, atmosphere, fire pits, indoor out doors bar. Love it!
  35. VC

    VeroC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great ambience ! Good food! love the Bimini bread 😊
  36. B

    Brandim

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Good was absolutely amazing. It didn’t disappoint. I’ll come back next time I’m in aft Lauderdale !!
  37. JD

    JuliaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food3service4ambience5
    Very pricey but the service was amazing. Ambiance I give 100
  38. RG

    RickyG

    Fort Lauderdale

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful time. We love the ambience in the service was great. Ariel was our server.
  39. TW

    TanyaW

    Fort Lauderdale

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We where a family of 4 and from the moment we walked in it was nothing but good energy and constancy from the host all the way to dessert and the waitress was amazing and as for the chef 5 stars thank you everyone we can’t wait to come back ….
  40. JO

    JamesO

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    While the setting is beautiful, the high ceilings and openness of the venue create a very loud environment. It was almost to the point of asking to wait to be seated outside. Because it was a late reservation, it quieted down after 9:00. But I would only eat there again if I was able to dine outside. The food and service were very good and I did enjoy the meal very much. But the noise was almost intolerable.

FAQs

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

Boatyard is rated 4.6 stars by 4407 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 91 times today
Google Map for Boatyard

1555 SE 17th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Harbordale

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:45 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 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

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Contemporary American, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • 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 Smoking Area, 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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