Boatyard

4.5
3518 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 3518 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
Sort by
Filters
KW
vipKayeW
Miami
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fabulous restaurant! The ambiance, food, cocktails are incredible! One of our absolute favorite restaurants.

PF
vipPaulF
Tallahassee
45 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Food was mediocre at best. The shrimp scampi was pasta with butter sauce and boiled shrimp on top. Service was great though.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in town visiting family and had dinner with another couple. The service was phenomenal. Our server, Bri, was absolutely lovely and super helpful. The food was delicious. We had ceviche and calamari for starters. The ceviche was to die for!The calamari was fresh and perfectly fried. Two of us had the paella and it’s seriously the best I’ve had. My husband had the grouper and very much enjoyed it. Another person had the shrimp scampi and also raved about how good it was. Overall, a delicious meal, wonderful service and a great ambiance.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I was quite skeptical as I had noticed the restaurant seemed understaffed - even if it was, I noticed the staff was experiencing a dinner rush and was impressed with how well composed everybody worked. It was, as if, everyone was working in unison. As someone who has much experience within the food industry, it is always amazing to see such great and consistent service even during a rush.

The food was just right. It was great to see the open kitchen, the line cooks, and chefs working well together; along with seeing the expeditors controlling the momentum extraordinarily. Thank you for such an amazing service.

RT
vipRebeccaT
Miami
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Took an hour and 15 minutes to get our meal.

F
Francine
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service but limited food selection.

EG
EricG
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Being from Texas, this was by far the best restaurant we ate at during our visit to Florida. It was a great experience. The ambiance is very welcoming and charming. Amazing cocktails, food and service. Staff was extremely knowledgeable and made great recommendations.

MB
vipMichelleB
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

I was there celebrating my Birthday and the food was delicious, my server was polite and help me choose the perfect meal , but the restaurant it self was very noisy, and very busy servers were running back and forth. People at the bar was louder than the music playing. All and all I enjoyed my meal very much.

SG
vipStevenG
Pittsburgh
20 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great and flavorful food. Service was particularly good and they handled food allergies flawlessly.

t
viptony
Miami
102 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Food as always good and we had a nice bottle of chardonnay. Our waitress however was disappointing which is first time in coming here
We were seated by the window facing the water. Forgot our banana bread appetizers. Came by very infrequently. Decided to try the banana bread as dessert. Said would bring us plates which never happened.

K
Kettia
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great experience with great food! We all enjoyed our meals and the view for brunch! Our waiters were outstanding!!

P
Pamela
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Protein in Paella a bit dry; green beans so blistered they were black, covered with a cloyingly sweet sauce; waitress took green beans off the bill as she agreed they were not up to par; cocktails good and would return for happy hour and bar atmosphere but food just ok.

B
vipBestis
Miami
69 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night and wonderful dinner. Our Filty Cosmos were great and oysters and calamari was delicious. I ordered paella, my daughter the shrimp scampi with orzo and the men skirt steaks. All the dinners were flavorful and amazing. Great table with the view of the water and a wonderful waitress that was attentive all night. I also appreciated the dessert that was offered for my birthday. Nice evening.

2
24characters
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Make a reservation well in advance you will not be disappointed.

IC
IrishCreamLatte
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made a reservation for Wednesday lunch and got our request to sit by the water fulfilled. Service was quick and friendly. We had octopus for appetizer and I had Grilled Mahi and main course with citrus butter (extra). All very yummy and served in reasonably good portions and time. A pleasant experience all around.

AE
AllaE
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in Fort Lauderdale, the best paella, excellent service and ambiance!

HH
HankH
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Boatyard is an excellent dining experience with attentive service and well prepared food by quality chef.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Went on a Sunday evening (6:30pm) with my boyfriend and they told us they don’t have anymore crab legs and lobster…. I don’t understand how you run out if your a seafood restaurant? I was very disappointed. I got the steak instead it was okay, my boyfriend got the yellowtail tuna and he said they was very bland. They didn’t season it. Definitely wouldn’t go back.

BW
BeverlyW
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OUr server was exceptional. I don't remember his name

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good food and service.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered the octopus, the paella and the creme brûlée. Everything was delicious!! The beer is served ice cold, they bring you a fresh cold glass every time you order one. Prices are reasonable and the service is excellent.

MG
MarieG
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The noise level was disturbing inside so we asked to go outside the speakers were outside too and we asked where we could avoid the painful music the hostess arranged to turn off the speakers in our area and thus we had a beautiful dinner with lovely breeze off the water and enjoyed our conversation along with the good food

VC
VanessaC
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, amazing ambiance and great service.

FM
FrankM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience1

Food was great, service great...bathrooms dirty and bug, small flies and mites around table...needs a good spray down....

CI
vipCINDYG
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food is delicious!

EC
ElizabethC
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

We have been here many time and we like it very much
This time the food was not as good as usual
The burger was too greasy!

M
Melanie
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My lunch at Boatyard was the best part of my recent trip to Ft. Lauderdale. My server Carlos was amazing, the food was lovely, and the music was excellent. All in all, this was a great dining experience and I will absolutely return the next time I am in the area.

FS
vipFSG1
Miami
19 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FOOD AND SERVICE WAS EXCELLENT.
LOVED THE ROUND TABLE IN THE BACK ROOM. THE BACK ROOM IS MUCH QUIETER THAT THE REST OF THE RESTAURANT.

c
carol2chee
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

My burger came out uncooked 2 x. The service was not great. The atmosphere was nice.

L
Love
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience4

The staff are very nice! Clean spot. Great place to take your family

B
Becca
Miami
34 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Beautiful beautiful back patio we had an amazing meal . The food was fabulous.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our waitress was great and we really enjoyed the atmosphere. The queso appetizer was delicious! Our complaint was we ordered steak and got Chimichurri sauce and i don’t know what we got but it wasn’t sauce. We received what seemed to be more like a slaw and not sauce. The waitress was great and noticed we weren’t happy with it and brought out something else and took the charge for the sauce off our bill.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Francesca fabulous

Report
DK
DrazenkaK
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My husband and I have been patrons of this restaurant since 1991 when was originally called Bimini Boatyard. It has a special meaning for us, where we shared many memories. Food is delicious as always. Our server last night Isabela from Peru is the best. She knows how to treat a guest and gave us a superb service. The food last night was lacking in flavor for me. My husbands steak was a perfection but my Salmon was a tad overcooked and it lacked seasoning. That could be because I asked for it to be medium-well done.
The tablet TabIT payment system is unsightly to see, unreliable and annoying to a guest.
Apart from that, we happy and will definitely come back.

L
Lover
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent vibes excellent waitress food is greasy drinks awesome will definitely visit again.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cory was fantastic. Super knowledgeable about the menu and friendly!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievable food and service- can’t wait to go back!

R
Rbgamer
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was simply fabulous! Each of my group had the lobster or crab legs along with their entree and all of us were blown away. I personally had the shrimp scampi and it was beyond delicious. We also had the Apple Tart and the Smore desserts which were fantastic.
If we had been staying another night in Ft. Lauderdale, we would have gone back to The Boatyard the very next night again!

E
vipEastsider
Miami
91 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and entrees.

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in town for my mother’s birthday. Food and service were Amazing. The waitress and staff were very attentive and pleasant.
Would definitely go the next time I was in town.

FAQs

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

Boatyard is rated 4.5 stars by 3518 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.

Tweets by Boatyard