Boatyard

4.7
3314 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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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
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4.7
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! What an experience! Come here every time I’m in town and I’m never disappointed, but last night was above and beyond! Jimmy was an attentive, warm, and hospitable host! The food was amazing and so were the drinks! Cannot wait to be back soon!

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vipDerekF
Indiana
25 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very good food...we had the filet and the daily fish special (sea bass). Both were excellent. Service was very nice for a busy Friday night...

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vipZebra
Detroit
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

awesome food. great people.

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vipOutBurst123
Orlando
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great experience!
Stylish chic restaurant with friendly staff.
Dinner was great - everything we ordered was fresh, delicious and creative.
Out server Albie was amazing- friendly and very attentive.
We had a great time!!!

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LauraB
Caribbean
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Great atmosphere and views! Outside dining and bar are fabulous. Food was pretty good, great appetizers. Service was extremely lacking and very slow. Waited almost an hour for our main course to come out.

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Rolltide2008
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food4service3ambience5

The value is on the low side. Drinks average $15, no matter what you order. A side of .5oz of steak sauce for your steak will run you $3! Since the average dish costs $30 without sides, expect to drop $100 to $150 for the night.

Yes, it’s better than Applebee’s, but I’m not sure I would return. I think this place would charge for napkins if they could.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing restaurant. Loved everything about it! Will definitely go back when I return to the area.

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vipBill
Chicago
46 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and our waitress was very nice

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the their steak and my boyfriend had their fish and it was great. Their mashed potatoes were great.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Great location and atmosphere. But the steak was just ok. Had many better steaks elsewhere. Overall good experience but won’t return.

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SteveO
Grand Rapids
17 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for dinner on spring break - food was amazing. Service was very good. We sat inside due to high winds..... the outside patio looked very inviting. Would definitely recommend this for dinner

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RaqyD
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! The crime brulee could use some work, lol. Other than that the food was spectacular! The vibe was perfect! The sunset from the dock was breathtaking !!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely late lunch. They could not have been more accommodating considering we had an end of shift reservation at 2:45pm. They didn't rush us and everything was perfectly prepared.

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Iteachall04
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Happy Hour Experience!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Mucha demora en la comida, muy ruidoso. La calidad de la comida simplemente Ok

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience! Paella is unbelievable!

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Chasly
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Nice facility. Good food. Nothing bad to say about it.

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DevinW
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

We love the area we were sat but the table next to us was super loud and obnoxious and people kept standing in our personal space during our meal! The food was honestly gross and I spent so much money there for it and it wasn’t worth it but I didn’t want to make a fuss about it! It was unfortunate but it is what it is

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PatD
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent. Robin our waiter was outstanding! The hostess was excellent and very accommodating

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JoeM
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Melissa was out Host , she was amazing handing a situation we had . Jennifer was one of the best servers we could of expected . We have been there a few times . This time those 2 individuals made out dinning out experience one of the best we have had in a very long time .

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VanessaH
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service was awesome! Great Brunch spot

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vipScottR
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful food and atmosphere. Always look forward to visiting when we are in Fort Lauderdale!! Our favorite restaurant in the USA!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrate my wife Bday, we had a great time, the food and the whole experience was outstanding. The drinks the food the place .... definitely a great experience!!!! Thank you !!!

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vipEastsider
Miami
85 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Al Fresco dining waterside! Service and food amazing!
Always a pleasant dining experience

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an amazing job done by staff

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OriolA
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing and cozy place for a great lunch. Fish dishes are sublime.

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vipChrisT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We had a late lunch here and we really enjoyed our food and drinks. The swordfish was fantastic, as were the greenbeans. My husband had a salmon sandwich that was loaded with flavor.
Our waiter was attentive and helpful with questions about the menu.
When we were there at the very tail end of lunchtime there were only 4 other tables seated inside and the noise level got surprisingly high for so few people. If you are dining with someone who has difficulty hearing in noisier environments you may want to see about eating on the patio instead.

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Kris
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I highly reccomend! Lovely atmosphere, great service and the meal was 5 stars!
I would reccomend the Brussels sprouts. They are a must try. Steak was done perfectly and the Creme Brulee was the piesto resistance.

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vipStacy
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

super grateful to our waiter who was so patient with our 2 little ones.. not exactly the best restaurant for kids under 5 but he was so helpful in ensuring what we ordered was suitable 'heat/spice' wise. Overall lovely experience and we would go back next time we are in Ft Lauderdale

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TomR
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding brunch! Never been to a Benedict bar- regular, crab cake or salmon. Amazing! Had a Sun Kissed custom cocktail-,incredible.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great overall experience

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JessieB
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was over all fantastic!!! Being our first time there, the atmosphere was pumping and vibe was amazing. The food was on point and the drinks too. Our server was the best. We will definitely go back and try there Sunday brunch. Differently a thumbs up 5 stars and will highly recommended this place to family and friends. We felt we were inside a yacht!!!

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DavidP
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Steak was over cooked.
Got there before 5 minutes before 5 and had to wait for a table another 10 minutes.

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vipEastsider
Miami
85 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful Al Fresco dining. Delicious food and excellent service.

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vipGeneB
Atlanta
104 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience2

Restaurant was packed to the brim, elbow to elbow at the bar, large private party outside. Almost no one wore masks. If you intend to contract COVID19, this would be a good place to dine. The service was FAST. Too fast. Calamari good, wedge iceberg salad good with lots of salty roquefort dressing. Entrees were severely over sauced. Quality fish cuts were drowned and ruined with it. The worst was rare sushi grade tuna with soba noodles that floated in a salty soy soup. There was so much liquid, the bok choy couldn’t be cut without splashing the entire table. This was also a birthday dinner that was indicated on the reservation but never acknowledged. Think Cheesecake Factory on steroids. Do yourself a favor. Skip Boatyard and try its sister restaurant on the beach. S3, which is terrific. In fact, it is hard to imagine these two under the same restaurant group.

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Bryce
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great experience. Wonderful food

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vipJohnD
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food

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vipCapefoodies
Miami
346 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting. Great food

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Klengel
14 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great

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NinetteB
Tampa
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic. Service was great. Outside patio was the perfect backdrop. Will definitely be coming back.

FAQs

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

Boatyard is rated 4.7 stars by 3314 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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