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Boatyard, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Boatyard

4.5
4.5
4012 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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Booked 115 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Contemporary American, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–4:30 pm Bar Mon–Sat 11:30 am–11:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (954) 525-7400

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Gino Landa

  • 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.

  • Neighborhood

    Harbordale

  • Parking details

    Self parking or 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

  • Public transit

    Water taxi service available from all major hotels and downtown. Broward County Bus Service Drop off at 17th Street

  • Entertainment

    LIVE MUSIC Wed, Thurs, Friday and Saturday, 7pm-11pm. Sunday DJ & live musician 12pm – 4PM during Brunch.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 4,012 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Fort Lauderdale

    Seafood

  • Fort Lauderdale

    Most Booked

  • Fort Lauderdale East

    Seafood

  • Fort Lauderdale East

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  1. FA

    FrankA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    My wife and I have been to the Boatyard many times, this past February we reserved a room and had a family birthday party for our son and daughter. Last night we invited my niece and nephew to have dinner with us and we all enjoyed it very much. However, my favorite appetizer, the octopus, was a huge disappointment. But I still give your place an overall 5 Stars. We will go back soon. Frank Avellanet

  2. CP

    CarmineP

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Lovely lunch and birthday celebration. Our server wasn’t on his best game though. He mumbled through the specials. And got the timing wrong with our cocktails, but it wasn’t a big deal. Just wasn’t perfection.

  3. MD

    MaryelD

    Denver

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    The food was outstanding! We ordered the sea bass and jumbo shrimp entrees from the Favorites section of the menu. Our waiters were attentive and pleasant. Our only disappointment was the long time it took for our meals to be served. Perhaps the managers should have offered each table free bread or something to hold us over during our wait, I’m sure I would have ordered another glass of wine had I had something in my stomach while I drank.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was great! Quick service amazing food and lovely atmosphere: keep coming back there with friends and family and never disappointed

  5. W

    Warrholl

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Only complaint would be how slow it took to get our food.

  6. JH

    JimH

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Food, service and ambience great. Women’s restroom not serviced, no towels and trash can overflowing. Would have been nice if they picked up on comments in open table about being our 32nd wedding anniversary, but didn’t.

  7. K

    Kimc

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic find!! The restaurant is beautiful! The shrimp was excellent as well as the Brussel sprouts!

  8. GE

    GeorgeE

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    food was fantastic and great ambiance. Service a little too enthusiastic, borderline rushing

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    This was my first time at boatyard. I met up with some friends for brunch. When you first walk in the restaurant is beautiful at first glance it looks very elegant. I sat down with my friend in the waiting area and we noticed there was a leak in the roof that was splashing onto the seating so we had to move. The restroom was all out of toilet paper and we had to wait a bit for someone to come change all of the rolls. The food was great but the server gave disclaimers for everything we wanted to order. I originally wanted the ceviche but then the server said it was more expensive than what was shown on the menu and also was cooked differently than what was described. Immediately was put off. Also the server came back to tell my friend that the drink he received and was already drinking was different from the one he ordered. Strange. Finally the server came to the table and just handed a menu to one of us and walked away. We realized it was the dessert menu and after some thought we thought we’d give it a try. Only to be told some time later that the restaurant didn’t have HALF of what was offered on a 6 item menu. Would I recommend this place to anyone I know? Probably not. Definitely not for the price.

  10. RA

    RAFAEL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    Shame of you to sale a horrible honey bread, you have a lot of Italian bakery to buy a very nice and delicious crispy bread instead you serve for $7.00 a disgusting bread, you can´t call "bread" is inedible. Rafael Sosa 305-632-1455

  11. DL

    DesireeL

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food3service3ambience4

    Long wait for food, I ordered oysters I received 6 then 15 minutes I received the other 6. Only offered tap water. We had to walk to the bar to purchase drinks. Overall not a great experience.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    The hostesses, wait staff and accommodations were all excellent. The food was good. The Bloody Marys were great. Overall, it was a wonderful experience.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    So good, gets better every time we visit ! It’s our first place to eat when visiting Fort Lauderdale.

  14. A

    Alison

    Key West

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Favorite seafood spot in ft laud!

  15. HK

    HerbertK

    Cincinnati

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Effect place for any occasion. Excellent food and service.

  16. T

    Traveler

    Naples

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Start to finish, nice ambiance, friendly & polite front desk, attentive & knowledgeable service, great food prepared perfectly. Not rushed, made for a great evening out.

  17. RS

    RSlot

    Dallas

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We celebrated our 19th anniversary and it could not have been a better dinner. The food and service was impeccable. Surf and turf and yellowfin tuna was perfectly prepared. We really enjoyed the Cesar salad before (could have ordered one and split it) as well as the sides of asparagus Alfredo and mashed potatoes. We really appreciated the seating at the window and the complimentary lava cake at the end. Wonderful place and people!!

  18. D

    Daniel

    Naples

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Great location, service was wonderful and food was very good. Great spot! Would recommend!

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Mother’s Day

  20. PB

    PedroB

    Fort Lauderdale

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Josh our server was outstanding

  21. GG

    GabrielaG

    Miami

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3

    Service was terrible. Food is alright. Not worth the money.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We enjoyed dining here for Mother’s Day brunch. The waitstaff is very professional and friendly. The outdoor seating area is kept nice. We had the Bimini bread, crab cake Benedict, shrimp and grits, and baked Alaska Key lime pie. All were yummy!

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Visited today for Mother’s Day. We had reservations for 10 am. Great time to go not busy. Dave our waiter was excellent. Anisha our mimosa girl was very sweet. Thank you to both We had the shrimp grits not the best I have had but ok. Good quantity. Also shared the crab Eggs Benedict and salmon bagel platter both good. For dessert we had the crème brûlée yummy Excellent service

  24. LM

    LindaM

    Pittsburgh

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Food was absolutely delicious as always!!! Can’t wait to go back!

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Service and Food was sensational. They have really stepped their game up after renovating the restaurant. Please note it is exceptionally loud at night. I have sensitive ears. The hostess moved me and my party by a window to the rear. It was amazing. No RSVP for outside sitting. It’s so pretty. Great for date night, family social or girls’ night out!

  26. BS

    BarbaraS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We came to celebrate Mother’s Day early and had some special requests as we had two people with walkers. Santiago was our waiter and he was outstanding. Food and drink outstanding -we had filets, pork and fish -all were delicious. My special cocktail the Minty Melon hit the spot. The hostess made sure to give us a great spot and all they servers were helpful. It is a beautiful area and always on my list to visit when in the area. Thank you for a fabulous evening. My only wish would be better acoustics as it is very loud in the dining area

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience4

    I ordered my steak medium and received well done, steak was ok. Service was amazing.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I went here to experience a birthday lunch. I normally pick one place to take myself out and just enjoy the ambiance. Boatyard did just want I expected. My server was amazing and very attentive even sang happy birthday too sweet! I really loved the food, dessert and drinks will absolutely go again!

  29. AP

    AnaP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4

    The ambience is exquisite, well located and nice ocean view.

  30. R

    Romeojk

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a terrific night. A group of 8 on vacation out for a good meal. I had the NY strip steak, it was great. My wife had swordfish and loved it. Everybody enjoyed their meals. My friends rum runner was delicious as well. We sat inside because we were on the water all day and needed to cool off.

  31. TD

    TomD

    Toronto

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were there to celebrate my husband’s 60th birthday and we couldn’t have chosen a better place. We’ve been here several times before but tonight’s meal was simply spectacular. We started out with two orders of the yellowfin tuna tacos because they’re just that good. For our entrees we had salmon, swordfish and mahi mahi. For our sides we shared the garlic mashed potatoes, blistered green beans and Parmesan garlic fries. Serving sizes were plentiful. We kept on eating for twenty minutes after we were full because we didn’t want any of it to,go to waste. They even sent over a little birthday cake as a surprise…on the house! All in all I would say this was one of the ten best meals of my life!

  32. BP

    BrandyP

    Fort Lauderdale

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was the perfect night out, the food & drinks were all on point. Not a single complaint from our table of four! Always consistent & we love coming back to dine here! 😊

  33. MM

    MsMia

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3

    Much less enjoyable than our visit in March. Outdoor bar was a bit tired. Service was inattentive ( it was friend’s b-day, the waitress brought over a piece of cake without giving her a choice & plopped it on the table while 2 of us had stepped away) queso fundido completely overpriced & pretty awful. Our entrees were decent but for the price point, nothing special. Like the ability to self park.

  34. f

    flowersullivan

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server Francesca was terrific!

  35. JM

    JehisaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food AND staff were exceptional. The restaurant was beautiful.

  36. JM

    JohnM

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Quality of food was excellent and wait staff was attentive without being intrusive.

  37. R

    Restaurantvisitor

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3

    There is no option of giving 0 star Food was NOT good , soooo salty , we asked server to take appetizer away because we couldn’t eat it Mains plain , no taste at all , fish frozen , not even fresh I work I restaurant business and know how it should be After check “was presented “ basically not presented because it was on hands on device where you just enter your card ,and don’t see detailed check , and no option of custom tip , only 20% and up ( when tip become mandatory 20%)……. We asked for the server to print the check , so after receiving the check , appetizer that we send back was charged on the check , we asked server why we paid for something that was taken away , the response was “ manager said that you eat from it” If we haven’t eaten part of it , how would we know if it was good or bad We paid for it anyway and we forced to tip 20% ( that’s bad) Anyway save your money , go elsewhere where food and fresh and your business is appreciated Never going back again

  38. J

    Jodi1212

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    It was nice to Sit outside for a change. Service and food were great

  39. v

    vmms

    Las Vegas

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server Shamar (sp) was wonderful

  40. RP

    RPMP

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place - food, service, setting!! We'll be back for sure!!!

FAQs

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

Boatyard is rated 4.5 stars by 4012 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Google Map for Boatyard

1555 SE 17th Street Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Harbordale

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–4:30 pm Bar Mon–Sat 11:30 am–11:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Contemporary American, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Self parking or 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

  • Public transit

    Water taxi service available from all major hotels and downtown. Broward County Bus Service Drop off at 17th Street

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Gino Landa

  • Entertainment

    LIVE MUSIC Wed, Thurs, Friday and Saturday, 7pm-11pm. Sunday DJ & live musician 12pm – 4PM during Brunch.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (954) 525-7400

  • 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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