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Boatyard, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Boatyard

4.6
4.6
5493 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

7:30 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 5,493 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

5,489 Reviews
  1. JocelynB

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    The server forgot to bring one side dish (asparagus) which happens - not that big of a deal. The worse problem was the incredible noise level, even outside. We were seated right next to an outdoor bar area, and had to shout to be heard by our dinner companions. It wasn’t all that enjoyable and will definitely make me think twice about coming back there.

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  2. Jodi1212

    Toronto

    21 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    It was so noisy -music inside and out we couldn’t even talk to each other. It’s really more of a Club atmosphere than a restaurant. And we dining at 6 pm.

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  3. GP30

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Celebrating a birthday and overall a wonderful experience.

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  4. MBianca

    New York City

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Service was very slow- nice waitress but she was too busy. Brought our wine out after we were done with the entree- crème brûlée was watery and had to be sent back. Our fish and steak entrees were good but just not worth the wait.

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  5. Traveldiner

    Kansas City

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lunch is just as extraordinary as dinner! Our favorite spot in Fort Lauderdale!

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  6. Jenn

    Pittsburgh

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time here. The service was outstanding. Our waiter was so professional ,kind, answered all of our questions came back multiple times to check on us. We never waited for anything. The food was just perfect. We got to sit outside on a beautiful evening. It was a great experience all the way around.

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  7. FredC

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the area, music and wait staff. We met friends that just disembarked off a cruise ship, a very convenient location.

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  8. DavidC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amanda attended to all of our requests with a smile and didn’t rush us through brunch. We brought out of town guests for brunch. They were extremely impressed with the ambience, service and food. Thank you for a great experience.

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  9. Beatrice

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food presentation was awesome and the food tasted great. The portion size was shareable for two people for the entree. The picture drink was too fruity could not taste and Greygoose. I loved the outside decor with the heaters with a view of the marina and fire pit lounge area.. We were there for a birthday celebration so the dessert provided by the restaurant with a sparkling candle was great.

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  10. ChrisW

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything at Boatyard was amazing. We were seated near the open doors, so the music level from the outside bar was a little loud, but the seafood was delicious and the wine rec from our server was spot on.

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  11. RobinR

    Fort Lauderdale

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thank you for having a delicious and healthy vegan menu! That’s why I picked this place. My group liked their non-vegan food too.

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  12. TerryK

    Cincinnati

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We absolutely loved The Boatyard! Great menu! Great pricing! The ambience and decor are great! Most important, our food was absolutely wonderful! Our server, Brian, was very personable and gave us great service. We were only in Ft Lauderdale for one night. We will definitely go again to The Boatyard next time we’re in town.

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  13. John

    Atlantic City

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience. Our server Isabella was spot on with service and recommendations. Our bartender at the main bar was also very good; we arrived ahead of our reservation and had drinks while waiting.

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  14. Clara

    Miami

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely restaurant with a great view of the canal and good food!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent. I had snapper with lemon herb vinaigrette sauce and it was some Of the best fish I’ve had anywhere. Swordfish and salmon was also very good. Service was at time a little slow but our server was excellent. Very busy and loud inside but a great vibe.

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  16. WilliamM

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service! Would definitely go to Boatyard again.

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  17. LiubovL

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice place. All food were delicious. Beautiful view outside

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  18. Bcfmarn

    Atlanta Metro

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great evening, wonderful wine, fabulous food. Will repeat.

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  19. MarkB

    West Palm Beach

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I was hosting a group of 11 people and I had arranged some pre-ordered wine and appetizers so they would arrive quickly upon our being seated. Even though I reconfirmed, they failed to have any of it ready and we had to wait for everything. They sat us at a table for 8 and made us squeeze in to fit 11 of us. After we sat then the offered to move us but by then we were all settled in to our spot, I frequent boatyard and their food is very good. Once we got the starters and wine, the waitress did a great job of keeping up with everything and the food was great and everyone was served at the same time.

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  20. KimM

    New York City

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Nicely decorated interior, food was very good. Waitress was ok. But could have been more attentive to drinks (never came back to ask if we wanted a 2nd drink) and water refills or ask if there was anything we needed. Nice place for a celebration. Very loud inside and hard to hear each other. Had to yell across the table to have conversations.

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  21. marv

    Miami

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Generally a positive experience the raw bar items very good Fish ok

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Waitress was very attentive and food was fabulous especially the desserts

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  23. HeatherH

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As a concierge i sent our guests, They came back raving about the restaurant. I love it myself that's why i sent them! The food is wonderful so is the service!

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  24. JenniferC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and service was excellent. Could have music lower!

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  25. Traveldiner

    Kansas City

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We dined on the dock and had excellent food and service! Happy hour drinks at the bar were a pleasant surprise!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    THE LOBSTER RAVIOLI WAS KIND OF BLAND, NO REAL FLAVOR, THE STEAK ORDERED MEDIUM, CAME OUT RAW, HAD TO BE SENT BACK.

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  27. michaelm

    Hawaii

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    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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  28. IllonaR

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    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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  29. Foodiemom3

    Philadelphia

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    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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  30. Fabi

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    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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  31. michaelm

    Hawaii

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    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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  32. MikeS

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    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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  33. Janey

    Key West

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    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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  34. RAULJ

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    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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  35. Julie

    Fort Lauderdale

    14 reviews

    1.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    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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  36. GISI

    Miami

    42 reviews

    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    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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  37. PatriceJ

    Central Coast

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    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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  38. MelG

    Columbus

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    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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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    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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  40. GradieC

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    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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FAQs

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

Boatyard is rated 4.6 stars by 5493 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 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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