Boatyard

4.6
3382 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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4.3
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipDarlo
Miami
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience4

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

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vipZompa
New England
44 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 7 days ago
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
36 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.

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christis
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Outside seating was amazing. Waiter was outstanding.
Highly recommend.

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vipBunny924
Miami
25 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Overrated tourist trap, food is over priced and bland

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vipTimothy
Miami
36 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The service staff were friendly enough, but seemed to disappear for long stretches of time.

The food was fine, but the servers recommendations were weak and clearly they did not know the menu. He used words like "stringy" and "Mushy".

The kids had "grouper Bites" from the secret children's menu that is not written anywhere. They were awful. Not grouper, and pretty bad excuse for even fish sticks.

I love this place, but they can never get my Open table point correct. Every time I ask for a table preference or change the number in my party they cancel my reservation therefore no open table points for me.

I also miss the raw seafood cart. Gone because of the pandemic. I guess I understand that, but why is the shrimp (used to be my favorite) now soft and tasteless?

It Seems this spot has not fully recovered from the pandemic. It used to be so 5 star..

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vipexplorer
New England
20 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Would have liked to sit outside.

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SuSu
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great measures for social distancing and sanitation.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere, food and service were amazing. Had a wonderful time and will definitely be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was great and food was excellent. Amazing experience

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NelleN
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It’s been a few years I’ve been visiting the restaurant and I’m an never disappointed when I’m there ! I would recommend this place to anyone

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DanielaL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate dinner outdoors in the back. One of the most beautiful dining experiences in Fort Lauderdale. Not to mention one of the best cocktails I have ever had. The food was outstanding as well as the service. Can’t wait to go back.

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LeslyeC
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time eating dinner here. It was just as wonderful if not better. This time we were offered to sit outside even though our reservation was for inside. If you get a chance to sit outside take it. The view of the boats in the canal is beautiful. We had the Bimini bread, Tuna Tacos, Brussels Sprouts, and Filet with scallops. Also the baked key lime Alaska for dessert. All the food was cooked perfectly and the service is amazing.

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FrandyD
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was satisfied but the snapper is too small . I would like to be cut bigger

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vipBestis
Miami
67 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner with a view. My grilled snapper was cooked perfectly. My husbands filet and mashed potatoes were good as were our other 2 friends dinners. Loved loved loved our Filty Cosmos🍸🍸. Always great. Will be back soon

FAQs

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

Boatyard is rated 4.6 stars by 3382 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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