Boatyard

4.6
3621 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.
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NancyL
New England
12 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect Brunch!

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KiraT
Miami
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Food was cold, oysters were dirty and had a lot of shell in them. Service was terrible, had to ask for side plates, condiments for the oysters. When the condiments came there was dried mustard on the container. Service was terrible. They took forever to clear the dishes and we had to ask for additional water on more than one occasion. I can’t say I would ever go back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Great service but not a fan of the brunch menu.

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OscarS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Nice but noise place for a date night. Angel was always pending of our table, excellent service. Great food and a clever Wine List (no too long, but with nice options).

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Our server, George was the BEST. Food was great ..Thursday night is ladies night & it was packed and loud.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated outside, in the shade and cool, with a wonderful view of the water. Food was outstanding. Service was attentive. Great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding Food and Service. Did not Have a chance to sit Outdoor but Will definitely be returning! Seafood tower, grouper, mahi-mahi, and snapper were amazing. Highly recommend.

JJ
JJMF
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Got the blackened mahi! Really good with the Cauli-mash!! Really good food!

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Lovefood56
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We noted on the reservation that we were celebrating a birthday and the hostess verified it. The server never said a word and was not terribly personable- efficient but not very pleasant. Otherwise. The food was quite good and it was an interesting crowd.

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SusanH
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and ambiance was delightful. Definitely recommend.

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philips
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant experience

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OliveriT
Fort Lauderdale
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Susanna was excellent - exceptional service.

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luv2eat
Orlando
24 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we are in town we try to visit. The Bimini bread is simply amaze.

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NadineC
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This was a great Saturday evening. My friend and I went to boatyard. We sat outside and it was beautiful Dustin was our server and he was just awesome friendly professional and smile all the way. This was our first time there. The only issue I had was as soon as our dessert came the outside host came to the table and told us it’s been more than two hours we been there so we have to hurry up and leave. Wow. Dustin had to turn around and told her it’s ok. Now it’s not like we were just sitting and doing nothing our dessert was just put on the table. The worst part there was two other tables there before us and she never went to them.
I did not say a word to her because I did not want to create a seen and I had about four drinks. When I got home I call boatyard spoke with the manager Richard, he apologized and invited us back for a better experience. He also says he will speak with this young lady.
I would go back the evening was good that was the only down fall I had on my first visit to boatyard.

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vipCulinaryCounsel
Detroit
17 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best brunch in Fort Lauderdale!!!- the bottomless mimosa/champagne bar caught my attention but the delicious food and outstanding service won me over. This was our 2nd visit and we will certainly return!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant with good view of the water and a nice interior dinning room. Great for a date and the family, birthday or celebration.

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vipMPS1
Houston
38 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service1ambience5

Great place with unique ambiance located on the canal surrounded by beautiful yachts. First time to eat here and booked it for our first night of a long weekend vacation with friends. LJ and Shay are awesome bartenders that made our visit fun and memorable. The Grouper Picatta was excellent and highly recommend. We sat outside which was scenic and very relaxing. There was a DJ and outside bar we didn’t realize was even there until we finished dinner and we’re walking around to check out the boats. There’s a lot to like about this place and we will definitely be back!

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KarinaA
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was all around great . All the food and drinks were made to perfection , place is nice ! Will definitely come back .

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JessB
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant with the freshest fish. Best paella I’ve ever had!

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Cindy
Fort Lauderdale
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Food is excellent. Indoor dining is very loud, making it difficult to have a conversation.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time here. Was a great meal both times

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vipOpenTable Diner
Caribbean
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food as always. Best service I have ever gotten. Love the view! Must try the octopus!

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JudiG
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Robin just made everything better and made a good dining experience wonderful.

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vipAugustoM
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, waitress, location, ambience y water view. No doubt is my favourite place in downtown FLL. Paella is great. Very good drinks. Is a must in town.

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SusieeeG
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time celebrating my boyfriends birthday! Our server was amazing, food is always good. We had happy hour snacks first. Oysters, shrimp and tuna tacos my fav! Ended the early dinner with chocolate cake and a sparkler.

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RoseyyB
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was 5 star. From beginning to end service and food.

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Angela
Fort Lauderdale
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second trip in a week. Great water views from outdoor dining. Spot-on service. Delicious food!

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Amandas
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Unfortunately staff was very rude, we had a unpleasant experience at Boatyard last Sunday

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SidneyB
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

awesome place, with great food and amazing service. Absolutely recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

EVERYTHING WAS PERFECT!!!!

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Shay
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and I had the absolute best time. The food was wonderful the servers were very friendly and our server Kelly even brought my mom a dessert, we were have a nice day out before she had to start her chemo treatment and Kelly made her feel very special.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration, our waiter was great and we enjoyed. I was disappointed the dine out menu was not available at 8:30pm the manager stated it ended at 7pm. 🤷🏽‍♀️

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DesertFoodie
Palm Springs
9 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and food. Lively atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for anniversary. Food was great and the service was awesome.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It was freezing cold and the manager would not address the issue. There were plenty of places to move us but they just started us freeze.

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MorganB
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food. Love this place and will be going back!

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Marc
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was excellent. I would definitely go back again. Delicious

JM
vipJuanM
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Birthday Brunch

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, and atmosphere.

JR
vipJulioR
Orlando
14 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Luis was awesome. Made our experience well worth the visit

FAQs

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

Boatyard is rated 4.6 stars by 3621 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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