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Boatyard, Fort Lauderdale, FL
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Boatyard

4.6
4.6
4542 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 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, private event spaces, and the ultimate waterside dining experience is complete.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 121 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Contemporary American, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:45 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Bar Mon, Tue, Sun 11:30 am–11:00 pm Wed–Sat 11:30 am–11:45 pm Dinner Mon, Tue, Sun 5:00 pm–9:45 pm Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–10:45 pm

  • Phone number

    (954) 525-7400

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Richard Harris

  • 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 Firepit, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 4,542 people are saying

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Fort Lauderdale

    Seafood

  • Fort Lauderdale East

    Seafood

  • Fort Lauderdale East

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    Charleston

    1 review

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    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

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    Everything was perfect!!!
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    Washington DC

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    7 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

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    Service is slow and you can barely hear yourself think if you eat inside.
  3. EU

    EricU

    Richmond

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food5service5ambience1
    The food was very good. Server Kevin was excellent. BUT, the noise level was almost intolerable. Only a few drinks made it bearable. What was UNBELIEVABLE was that when we looked at the receipt on the next day, there was an added charge of $3.00 each for the “rocks” (THE ICE CUBES!!!!!) along with the normal charge for the two short glasses of scotch. In all these years of eating in expensive restaurants in many countries and all over the United States, we have never before been charged for ICE CUBES in a small drink. That’s an average of about 60 cents a cube. We reached out to the restaurant to complain. We were told a manager would call about it. No call.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    We picked up friends at the airport and brought them there for dinner. We had 745 reservations. Our waiter came over to the table at 8:15 and took our drink order. It wasn’t extremely busy, but he told us that it was very busy. The acoustics were loud, and it took a very long time for him to come over and finally take our order. by the time we got our dinner at 9:30, we had pretty much lost our appetite. We close the restaurant at 10:30 as we were pretty much the last ones to get our food. Not so sure we will ever return.
  5. LC

    LeslyeC

    Raleigh

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this restaurant. We eat here whenever we are in town. Always consistently great food and service. They could turn the music down a bit.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    My wife and I went to Boatyard to try and celebrate our anniversary, but were nothing but short of disappointed. Our server was awful, inattentive and we felt like disregarded our table altogether. We were also there to try to discuss doing future business with Boatyard for our ongoing business meetings, but were completely ignored. Guess they don’t want our future business…
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Grouper piccata was excellent!! as well as the bread eat by the dock
  8. NS

    NathalieS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot for brunch, great food and atmosphere.
  9. g

    gerii

    New York Area

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brunch was excellent
  10. DL

    DorlynL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Very good dinner spot, definitely will visit again soon.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    La atención y la comida del lugar es excelente. Agregaría alguna salsa o reducción al Irónico Flat
  12. MK

    MichaelK

    Key West

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    I got the NY steak rare. Cooked perfectly, but other than a charred outside there wasn’t much flavor. The octopus was a very good appetizer. My wife got the Chilean Sea Bass. Fish tasted good, but it was an undersized portion for the price. The Cauliflower & Zucchini mash was tasty and the Tarpon River Hazy IPA was enjoyable. I’ll try again another time and order something different. Service was good at both the bar (we arrived 1 hour before our reservation) and at our table. Very personable staff. Beautiful setting.
  13. JM

    JoseM

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service.
  14. RH

    RobinH

    Fort Lauderdale

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful brunch for our anniversary. Our server Dave was great!
  15. B

    Barnett

    Fort Lauderdale

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The food was absolutely delicious. My daughter and I had the grilled salmon and I have to admit, it was the best salmon I’ve ever eaten. The service was a little slow but I know businesses are still struggling to hire enough staff, hence me rating overall 4 stars.
  16. DD

    DanielD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I would like to thank the whole team especially Luis and Dave for making my night so special.
  17. OT

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    Dined 7 days ago

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    The front desk crew were not very polite. They told us to come back in four minutes…..no explanation. This was treated for all arrivals. Food was good. Service was good not great
  19. DC

    DCAC

    San Diego

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Drink, food and service are very good except the stone crab is outrageously expensive and so so!
  20. OT

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    Dined on January 16, 2023

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    Very good I just pass by this place and stop to dinner and was amazing, I be back soon
  21. GR

    GenelleR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my first time at Boatyard she I loved it. My server recommended the Rainbow Trout, and it was so delicious that I'm already planning on going back.
  22. r

    reggiedog

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Better then expected!!!
  23. JA

    JAFM

    Atlanta

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Waiter was pleasant but not paying attention to the order. He brought the wrong dish several times. Dishes are overpriced for the venue and quality. Overall disappointing.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything from being seated through ordering and the food was top notch.
  25. KM

    KellyM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I would definitely recommend the Boatyard if you are in Fort Lauderdale . Good food, energetic environment and beautiful views.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Service was very slow. Food took a long time to come out . I was disappointed we had to order off the brunch menu. My hummus plate did not look appetizing and the portion of the 2 dips was skimpy and there too many pieces of pita for the amount if dips on the plate. The calamari was served without the aioli and we had to flag down a server to get it for us. The shrimp and grits was good. In spite of all this, the servers were very polite and friendly.
  27. OT

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    10 reviews

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    10 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Get the steak with fries and Brussels !!!
  28. AW

    AndreaW

    West Palm Beach

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    My overall experience was ok, food was not bad but not great . Service was good.
  29. EW

    EllenW

    Fort Lauderdale

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Gamba was a great server, he was just a little overwhelmed because they were very busy. He was super friendly and attentive. Food was great. I usually like outside, but it was too cold. The inside restaurant is just super loud. Otherwise, nice evening.
  30. ML

    MeloneyL

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great waitress! Delicious fried calamari, craft cocktails were so fun! Just a little too loud for conversation!
  31. N

    Nuala

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed everything about Boatyard! The food was REALLY amazing!!! Our server Natalia was so helpful and friendly. We are planning out a day to go back soon.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall2food3service3ambience2
    They sat us outside and it was freezing. No one offered to move us. We did not request outdoor seating. Food was mediocre for the price. Would not go again
  33. TS

    TonyS

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  34. SJ

    SusanJC

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gorgeous table on the deck right by the water…. FANTASTIC atmosphere! Service - wonderful and attentive. Our server knew the menu and made some great recommendations. The food was fantastic. The menu is heavy on fish and beef but I had the Greek chicken and it was absolutely outstanding. Preparation and presentation were equally impressive. My husband had the swordfish and blistered green beans - he was raving about them both. Highly recommend this wonderful restaurant!!!!
  35. W

    Waylander

    New England

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Nice outdoor seating, great cocktails, and fantastic service. Octopus appetizer was amazing but white fish ceviche was no good.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

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    8 reviews

    vip
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    8 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Outside ambience was wonderful
  37. JM

    JenniferM

    Miami

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall1food1service5ambience5
    chicken was raw, food was not great. drinks were bad.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing place ! Loved everything about it. Food and drinks were outstanding.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Nicely located along the water, with comfortable and beautiful seating. Our server Natalie A. was delightful, attentive and checked on us several times. The food was good. The Bimini bread appetizer was our favorite. The ambience overall was lovely, but at 3pm on a Sunday, sitting by the water, we would have preferred a more chill vibe for music instead of loud club mixes. It didn’t kill the experience, but I wish it had felt more relaxing overall… I came for a nice lunch and not to go clubbing with my friends on a yacht (although if I had been in that scenario, the dj would have been awesome for our party yacht haha)
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great location to meet friends from the cruise ships. Lovely, accommodating staff. We had brunch. Mostly amazing food. Eggs on the Benedict could have been cooked better, yolk a little firm and whites a little runny. But not bad enough for a complaint. Overall a great experience in a very pleasant location.

FAQs

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

Boatyard is rated 4.6 stars by 4542 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 121 times today
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–3:45 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Bar Mon, Tue, Sun 11:30 am–11:00 pm Wed–Sat 11:30 am–11:45 pm Dinner Mon, Tue, Sun 5:00 pm–9:45 pm Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–10:45 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

    Richard Harris

  • 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 Firepit, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, 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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