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Date
Wed, 4/25
Time
10:30 PM
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Boatyard

4.5
1740 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
Perfect For:
  • Waterfront
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Scenic View
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, Contemporary American, Steak
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Hours of operation
LUNCH 11:30a - 4:30p Monday – Saturday
DINNER 5:00p - 11:00p Monday – Saturday and 5:00p - 10:00p Sunday.
BRUNCH 10:00a - 4:00p Sunday

BAR HOURS Open till 11:30pm Monday-Thursday, 2:00am Friday and Saturday, and till 10 pm on Sunday.
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Phone number
(954) 525-7400
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Doug Reiss
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Private party facilities
The Boatyard is an ideal location to host your next event, Corporate gathering, Baby Shower, Bridal Shower or a Birthday Party. We have 3 private rooms and an outdoor patio that can accommodate 10 to 500 guests. Our event planner will personally assist you in planning every detail.
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Self parking or complimentary valet parking available. Want to come by boat? -- free dockage available for boats up 75' for restaurant customers. Or come by Water Taxi, call 954-467-6677
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Public transit
Water taxi service available from all major hotels and downtown. Broward County Bus Service Drop off at 17th Street
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Entertainment
LIVE MUSIC Wed, Thurs, Friday and Saturday, 7pm-11pm.
Sunday DJ & live musician 12pm – 4PM during Brunch.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Let us help you make this Mother's Day special with a delicious brunch to celebrate the ladies we love. Build Your Own Bloody Mary bar, Sangria, Bellinis & Mimosas, $40 bottomless.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 1740 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined on August 5, 2017

We had an absolute blast at Boatyard for our anniversary! The service was amazing and the food was delicious! Fantastic drinks as well!

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2017

We had a great time at Boatyard
Our waitress was very friendly and had great suggestions
I loved the minty melon cocktail and crispy tuna tacos
Although the octopus taste was a bit lost in the grilled octopus with spinach, chick peas and chorizo, it was still cooked to perfection
Finally the fish and seafood in the paella was fresh, tasty, and mussels were gigantic
The restaurant is also beautiful
All in all a near perfect meal

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2017

Beautiful scenery. The food was excellent, although pricey, but the portions were bigger than I expected. Sides can definitely be split by two people. Service was A+

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2017

Excellent experience. Food is fresh and well prepared. Excellent wines by the glass, I had de Stags Leap cabernet. The bread is sweet. I took one home for breakfast. Delicious. Will definitely come back

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4.0Dined on August 4, 2017

As usual the service was great. KC oir server was friendly and a great host. The food was excellent as well. Enjoyed the Halibut special.

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2017

We had a wonderful meal with great service. It's a must visit Ft. Lauderdale restaurant.

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2017

Awesome food and cocktails. I recommend that you have a drink at the outside bar. Talk with Tim the bartender. A great conversationalist. Can't wait to go back on my next visit.

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5.0Dined on July 31, 2017

This was our first visit to the Boatyard and the entire experience was excellent. From the welcoming hostess, cheerful waitress, and the wonderful meal, the Boatyard lived up to our expectations. The Grouper Picatta and Brussels Sprouts were fantastic.

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5.0Dined on July 30, 2017

Food and ambiance are excellent. Outstanding shrimp cocktail and Key Lime Baked Alaska

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4.0Dined on July 30, 2017

The Boatyard it great! I love the Bimini Bread. I had the shrimp roll, delicious.
My friends both had the Sunday brunch buffet. They were not liking the "long wait" for their
eggs to be prepared. Overall very good though

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2017

Ambience very upbeat...obviously a place to see and be seen! Beautiful view of the water and excellent food! I had the Branzino which was delicious. My husband had the snapper which he really enjoyed. Even the sides were exceptional....I highly recommend the string beans!

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2017

Very nice location, service was great, food was excellent and very fresh.

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1.0Dined on July 24, 2017

We were swarmed by flies. Restaurant should advise clients that this can happen if they decide to eat outdoors. We will never return, wishing the restaurant all the best.

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5.0Dined on July 23, 2017

An absolutely terrific restaurant. Casual, overlooking a canal with yachts. Great fresh fish- oysters, shrimp, crab and amazing other seafood. A great place!

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2017

Beautiful view. Inside way too noisy. Outside was wonderful. Very attentive staff. Great food. Will be back!

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2017

staff & food is amazing. Verey clean place. I will definitely go back soon.

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2017

When it is off the menu you know it is special. Blue soft shell crab sandwich! Absolutely delicious.

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2017

When we visit Ft Lauderdale we always make plans for dinner at the Boatyard. They NEVER disappoint. So delicious. As global travelers the Boatyard is definitely in our top 5%. A sure hit if you're all about quality and fresh!

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3.0Dined on July 20, 2017

Loud and obnoxious people - rude and drunk clientel

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5.0Dined on July 18, 2017

Unique excellent seafood menu and raw bar options, A few things were a bit weak. The
$5 bread that was nothing special. Also the beer selection was pretty lacking, all standard bottles: Bud, Miller, Corona, Yuengling, Heineken and one local microbrew that was very good from Miami. No beer on tap?? Grouper and shitake mushroom sauce as well as green beans were outstanding. Ceviche excellent too.

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4.0Dined on July 16, 2017

wonderful evening, i dont eat onions so menu choices wrre extremely limited. customer service was awesome

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5.0Dined on July 16, 2017

Pleasantly surprise, nothing like the name , elegant, fine dining in a relaxed atmosphere- loved it!!!!!!
Bimie bread worth the carb cheap

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4.0Dined on July 16, 2017

Food was excellent. Great service. Very reasonable prices. An overall great experience.

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5.0Dined on July 16, 2017

We went to Boatyard for brunch and I highly recommend it. The omelet station is a great healthy and fresh option. Our waitress was super informative and friendly. This is about the 4th time I have been there and will definitely keep going back. The view is perfection!!

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4.0Dined on July 15, 2017

Great place to go..

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2017

We met a friend who recommended this place. We had not been there is many years and pleasantly suprised how beautiful it is and the food was excellent . Thank you for a lovely evening

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5.0Dined on July 9, 2017

Great food fabulous view and wonderful service! We will enjoy our brunch in this venue

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2017

This was a recommendation from a local hotel manager. We very much enjoyed the food and ambience and will happily return on a future visit.

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2017

Great food and the service was terrific. The outdoor seating was great to watch the boats go by and still you are protected from the sun. Good selections of food choices.

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4.0Dined on July 8, 2017

Great overall had a great waitperson Andrea… Intriguing specialty drinks ...Corvina fish tacos supreme...Mile Maker and Sun Kiss are even if you are not a specialty drink person

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4.0Dined on July 5, 2017

Wonderful meal & our server Kate was wonderful! Food was delicious and would highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2017

I had heard about The Boatyard through friends especially for it's Ladies Thursday Nights. Although I have not been able to go out for Ladies night I met up with a friend here for lunch over the weekend and will definitely be back. The service was fantastic and the food was really good. The place is large and open and you can get seating by the water if desired.

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2017

Very enjoyable dinner with family. Good good food and nice atmosphere on water

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2017

Great happy hour.

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5.0Dined on June 28, 2017

It's our place ... We have really enjoyed the food. The oysters are our favorite! It's the place we take friends to because we know it won't fail us. Very reliable.

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4.0Dined on June 28, 2017

The atmosphere is terrific only to be enhanced by the excellent fresh fish and other dishes. This is a great place, whatever the occasion.

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4.0Dined on June 27, 2017

Excellent seafood. Great service... Ask for Gabriel. Over all a great evening out. The "din" was a bit loud.

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5.0Dined on June 27, 2017

Amazing! We came here on our vacation and this place never disappoints. Great service and delicious food. Definitely a place to visit whether you live here or are on vacation. Love sitting outside and watching the boats.

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5.0Dined on June 26, 2017

We were celebrating a friends birthday and couldn't have enjoyed our dinner more. It was a Monday night so wasn't crazy busy which was nice. I had the Tuna Tacos to start (amazing) and the Grouper Picatta (first time eating grouper but won't be my last). My friend had the Filet and enjoyed it as well. Our server Jimmy was awesome (knowledgeable, engaging and very attentive). I will definitely be going back sooner than later and this time will get 2 orders of the tuna tacos (I'm obsessed) and definitely will be asking for Jimmy!!

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5.0Dined on June 25, 2017

Our waiter Andrea was amazing ! Loved the food and the atmosphere !!!

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