Boatyard

4.6
3395 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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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
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4.7
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vipMinaA
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 7 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating a family birthday. The food was amazing. Our server Donald was exceptional! Seriously the best we’ve ever had. Everything was wonderful. And the Birthday cake with a sparkler at the end was great! Made the birthday extra special!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wonderful time minus the fact they were out of French fries, garlic mash and lobster tail, by the time of our reservation. Made ordering my anticipated meal from the grill, a bit challenging. But all in all, Donald made the experience worthwhile and ensured a happy Mother on Mother’s Day.

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StevenW
Miami
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant seated promptly.Drinks and appetizers were excellent.We all ate fish.They where over cooked dry and tasteless.Been here many times .Maybe it was mother’s day chef had a bad day.Will go back again for drinks and sit outside.

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Loved
Miami
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Beautiful restaurant, friendly staff, nice selection of cocktails, delicious appetizers, entrees and dessert

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MICHELEW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our dinner experience! The restaurant is gorgeous and the water view amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service as always!!! The ceviche, snapper and Bimini bread were absolutely delicious!!

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Islandgirl24
Houston
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant. Food was great. Nice ambiance. Good service.

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vipJazz
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience3

We were seated next to a really noisy table. Couldn’t move us. The table did quiet done a bit so it wasn’t too bad. Food was okay. Price a little high. Don’t think we’ll go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was perfect

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EvanM
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience1

We were having a lovely dinner by the water until it started to rain. We were then moved inside to a crowded dinning space that was reserved for everyone who was outside. It was cold, loud (echos) and a complete vibe kill. I know the restaurant can’t control the weather, but we wish they had a better plan to accommodate for such a situation

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vipJessicaH
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our.server Jeff was great

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vipDarlo
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Food was good; service was not the best, we waited almost 30 minutes to order appetizers...

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vipSuzin
New York Area
81 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Other than the hostess being on the phone for 5 minutes while I was trying to find my table, all was good.

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vipZompa
New England
46 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Very disappointed. They seated us outside which is beautiful but the seating cushions we disgustingly dirty. We had to put on linen napkin to sit on and it was like that on all cushions outside. Someone is not paying attention to detail.

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PismoJack
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Found a good seat at the bar while waiting for a table. The bartender was friendly and professional. Had a couple of martinis while waiting to be seated (Uber). Dinner was absolutely delicious and the waitress was on the money. The octopus appetizer was delicious. My queen had the paella and I had the Grouper. Great atmosphere and comfortable seating under a big tree while observing smaller boats docking for dinner and drinks. On my list of things to do in Fort Lauderdale.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Donald was amazing! His attention to detail is what made our dining experience so magical.

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vipRickH
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal from appetizer to dessert. Donald could not have been better. Paella was awesome. And the bread.

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April
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, as always! Will definitely return. Service and food are always wonderful.

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vipDinerOutLauderdale
Naples
30 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The service at Boatyard is professional on a very high level. The restaurant handles hundreds of people at a time, but it does not slip up on making the customers feel that they are being attended to. The foods is delicious, especially the filets and the stone crabs. Wine prices are moderate to a little on the expensive side. This is a great place to impress out-of-town friends.

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vipJaniceP
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall1food3service5ambience5

As a regular at the restaurant we were very disappointed about the situation of eating outside. As soon as our food came so did the flies. Although the waitress did a couple of thong to get rid of them it didn’t help. We feel that before we sat down this should been told to us.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall1food4service2ambience1

The worst amount of flies ever. Had to battle for our food. Swarm of 50 flies

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Laura
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service. I ordered the filet and it was great. They put a sparkler in my dessert for my birthday. We sat outside next to the water.

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Fernando
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated inside and there was some noise initially but not bad. I have come to this restaurant other times and find outside seating to be better but the ambiance is still very good inside. The octopus appetizer was excellent and the other appetizer we ordered were tacos which was good. Our server was Jeff and he was attentive the whole night without being pushy. The chocolate dessert plate is a chocolate sampler with the mousse the best part. Worth a repeat trip soon!

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JeffT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

For the money I think they can afford putting some bread or crackers on the table.

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AllisonS
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had my Birthday dinner at the Boatyard and really enjoyed the pleasant service and relaxing scenery. The food was excellent! Had a delish flithy cosmo and the birthday cake was awesome!!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Consistency... business dinners require consistent venues like Boat Yard.

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vipMikeM
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Waitress was not attentive. Service was slow. But food was excellent and ambiance was great.

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vipTimothy
Miami
37 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Happy to report they are getting things back on track. This is one of my favorite places. Food is delicious and the outside dinning is so beautiful this time of year.

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EddieL
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Nice place, we did not like the service, the server was being a little sarcastic when we asked for our drinks that were taking to long, other than that very nice place.

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Elfs0713
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The service and food were excellent. The only thing I have that I didn't like was I made a reservation over a month in advance to celebrate my husband's birthday. I requested outside dinning when I made the reservation. When we arrived, were informed that we would have to wait 2.5 hours for outside dinning. That was disappointing and doesn't make me want to return for another visit.

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SherryM
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best service ever. Great food. Great atmosphere. Loved it!!!

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lindap
Las Vegas
15 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Boatyard is a must when you are in Ft Lauderdale. The food is beyond belief - your tastebuds will be on overload. Best meal we had on our trip. Paella is best I have ever had - octopus was out of this world - filthy Cosmo out of this world. Highly recommend. Service and views can’t be beat! Love this place what a fantastic experience! Thank you Boatyard!

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vipAlex
New Mexico
88 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Treating our daughter

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Beautiful restaurant, wonderful food, but don’t go on ladies night. Seeing men prey on intoxicated women really made it hard to enjoy my swordfish.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. Reservation was on time. Wait staff was friendly and food came out perfectly. Atmosphere was friendly and great views. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was amazing. Went for a sister date lol, the food was so good and the drinks were refreshing. I would definitely go back for dinner or brunch. We had a great time.

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vipLily
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, fun atmosphere, food was terrific!!

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vipJULIES
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service was abrupt and not very personal. Expensive for the food served. Drinks were terrible.

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TammyB
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, great service and the atmosphere was beautiful!

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vipRichard
Miami
54 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

The location is convenient. The facility is large and accommodating, but not much ambiance. The service was fairly good, but the food was not especially tasty.

FAQs

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

Boatyard is rated 4.6 stars by 3395 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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