Boatyard

4.6
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3072 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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4.6
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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EloBrown
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience3

We had to send food and drinks back. This was my first and last time going. Not sure if it’s because of Covid but the food was not fresh and tasteless.

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RobinS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Was greater than expectations. Would have even been better if there was the opportunity to have a seating outside

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JohnF
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food; Nice inside and outside atmosphere.

JB
vipJohnB
Miami
16 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We ate outdoors!

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fitzpatc
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was looking for a nice local restaurant to have dinner on our last night in town. Everything was top notch. Service was wonderful. Food was delish. Didn't have any dessert but saw a couple go by and they looked awesome as well. Would def go back again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great! Our server was excellent! We will return for brunch :)

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vipDanielaI
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent , except the side plates looked like they we’re just put in the dish washer with a lot of grease and did not look very clean.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server named “T” was incredible. Great food and excellent service. Was visiting from Colorado and looking for good fish. Awesome experience...thank you!!!

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vipCBCFl
Miami
52 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Food was a bit overpriced for what it was paella was not good but our wonderful waitress Claudia took off check she was amazing and made the rest a wonderful experience the oysters how we where the freshest and largest I’ve had in a long Time Ans wirh the price

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EveS
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am a local & a regular. I suggested Boatyard to my employer for lunch with him & another co-worker. I also suggested my favorite item, the octopus appetizer, to my boss and he loved it. I am grateful the service, food, ambience, etc. were all just as wonderful as always so they could experience why I am a regular and happy to promote Boatyard.

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QueenYumYum
Miami
47 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We sat outside and were given the option as to where. All tables were within Covid guidelines. The service was decent. The server recommend the octopus and it was absolutely delicious. My lunch guest had the fish tacos and said they were delicious. The spicy green beans were flavored to perfection. The burger was just ok. It didn’t have much flavor, but the bun was quite tasty.

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TheSugarlessFactory
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kelly was our server and she was great! She made great recommendations and they were all on point. The meal was hot and tasty and did not take long. My mai tai was also very good. Kudos to the bartender!

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vipKarenJacksonJorgeCastaned
Miami
26 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My birthday get together was fabulous. Great food and service. Thank you.

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KathyC
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Just to let you know that they will remind you more than once that you have only 2 hours to eat your food and leave. If you want a relaxing meal and enjoy your wine this is not the time or restaurant to do so.

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NatashaD
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a great time there! Our waiter Jeff was amazing !

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vipEastsider
Miami
70 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hostess went out of her way to a comma the us. Server and food was delicious.

KJ
vipKJ2014
Miami
75 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first dining experience since the eruption of the coronavirus pandemic. We have dined here several times before. The food did not disappoint although the conch fritters were a little salty. Service was very good and there was sufficient space between the tables for social distancing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Beautiful ambiance, great service & excellent food. Will be back!

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ShawnG
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall2food4service4ambience3

Food very good. Service good as well. Problem is outside seating. The fabric on the seat covers is all stained and dirty with dead leaf matter stuck between cushions. My party refused to even sit on the bench sofas under trees. How can the restaurant even present this as a product ? Embarrassing really. The chairs outside are also very uncomfortable.

Eat inside.

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HeitterS
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place, excellent service, and food. Easy to find and good parking facility.

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vipHelvet
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Rude Hostess. Very long wait for service. Food was just ok. Not the usual Boatyard experience.

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vipSuzanneM
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Excellent service. The swordfish sandwich was delicious as was the Bimini bread . Sadly the Diane salad the best menu item was no longer available. It was busy, the hostess was not courteous, very snappy edge to her tone . This is the same issue as other restaurants by the same owners as three S on the beach . Otherwise a great place to visit !

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

It was just okay. Nice restaurant - but the service was much slower than expected.

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PninaS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.
Had the Salmon.. it was great!
Love the view ..

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CenTexAg
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was great. Food was great with the exception of the shrimp in the shrimp scampi. It was so tough it was nearly inedible. Everything else on the plate was wonderful, just not the feature of the plate. Scallops were delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Quick at accommodating us for an outdoor table. Excellent food with mediocre service.

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ShiaraA
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful outdoor dining experience

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Rick
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Clean environment, friendly and professional staff.

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vipStephgee
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed the restaurant. The updated procedures for safety against COVID-19 instill confidence in the dining process. The food was excellent. Especially enjoyed the snapper with citrus butter!

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vipEricF
Montreal
33 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Nkce food but so rushy...

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NOXON
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the Boatyard serves Great food.

Thank you

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Jennie
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Boatyard is a great place to dine. Food is excellent. We enjoy their special grouper dish. It is nice to sit inside or out.

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vipBrockP
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Always a good place to drop in
However not this time around
The main course came out while we were in the middle of appetizers, servers tried to take back but that would mean the main course would have been heated by lamps, fish would have been dried out and steaks would have sat to long, I am one of those that would have it taken back and that is wasteful
We did stop them from doing so
Good service also would dictate not clearing plates when the party is still eating
A suggestion to staff that they pace themselves accordingly

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JasonC
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great. Server made excellent recommendations and the environment was clean and socially distant from other guest.

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MichaelH
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Been there several times and would recommend to anyone.

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vipDinner
Pittsburgh
35 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I celebrated our anniversary (quietly) and dined at Boatyard on 8/29. Our service was impeccable. Everything we ordered was cooked to perfection with care and attention to detail and flavor. 10/10 would recommend.

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HowardH
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would return there for dinner again. Very friendly staff .

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PatriciaA
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Boatyard never fails to impress. Delicious food and dessert. Never felt rushed and staff was so polite and accommodating

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vipEastsider
Miami
70 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Plenty of Al Fresco dining on the water. Service was excellent and food very good. We will return soon

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice happy hour menu

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

Boatyard is rated 4.6 stars by 3072 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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