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For 2
Fri, 2/23
8:00 PM
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Booked 59 times today


1611 reviews
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$31 to $50
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  • Waterfront (83)
  • Great for Outdoor Dining (78)
  • Scenic View (66)
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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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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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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LIVE MUSIC Wed, Thurs, Friday and Saturday, 7pm-11pm.
Sunday DJ & live musician 12pm – 4PM during Brunch.
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
What 1611 People Are Saying
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4.5  based on recent ratings
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0  Dined 4 days ago

A little pricey but the food was awesome. We got the grouper and salmon. Would go again. The Candy kiss drink was delish.

OpenTable Diner (Atlantic City)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

Was very noisy, they’ve had better nights.

vipJimmym (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

Had a wonderful dinner and our waiter Donald was fabulous!!!

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Service by waitress was the best I have experienced in a very long time!
So much ambiance. Truly unique experience

OpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

The food was good, but the service left much to be desired.

OpenTable Diner (Miami)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Went for Sunday brunch with my daughter and
17 yr old Grandaughter. The egg benedick was made 3 ways your choice and very good. Chicken sandwich was delish. And my daughter had the shrimp roll all was really good. I am looking forward to returning.

OpenTable Diner (Tampa)
2.0  Dined 5 days ago

Had a reservation at 10:45 was there at 10:50 was rudley told we don’t hold tables it would be 15-30. We had requested outside as we brought our puppy which was in the reservation request. We ended up waiting an 1 hour and 15 minutes before being seated. While waiting we sat outside at one of the sofas and it took 25 mins before any one approached us if we wanted anything.

2.0  Dined 6 days ago

We requested outside.Told 1st come 1st serve. 45min. wait.Watched 2 empty tables outside for 20min.&30min. before being filled. I believe the tables were saved for people the hostess knew and/or she wanted to fill more tables inside.You are our favorite place to eat because of the outside dining.

Waterside (Tampa)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

A seafood gem in Lauderdale. Living in the Keys we are accustomed to wonderful seafood and Boatyard ranks with the best. The swordfish was the best I have ever had and the salmon with zucchini noodles was scrumptious. This will become a regular stop on our monthly visits to the mainland. Friendly staff. Great outdoor dining on the Seminole River.

vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Ken is great. Makes experience 110%.

OpenTable Diner (Key West)
4.0  Dined 7 days ago

Great place to bring friends and family. Also great bar scene.

NewRestaurant (Pittsburgh)
4.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

This is a very noisy restaurant. Even though our server was great, it took a long time to get our food. The food was very good.

OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
3.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

The food was ok. The spices took over the true flavor of the dish. Service was bad. Terry our waiter was very inattentive and had somewhat of an attitude. Also, we arrived early and sat outside at the bar area. Not once were we approached by the bar waitress for drinks or anything else the entire hour we were there. Pretty disappointing experience.

vipSLPfla (Miami)
2.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

The establishment was beautifully done, but the food was average and overpriced. The server was very nice but very slow. Our reservation was supposed to be 8:15 but we didn’t get sat until 9 and our meal didn’t end until 10:30 and that was only for 2 people.
This place is better for tapas and drinks on the patio. You can’t beat that gorgeous view

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Location decor and ambiance was fabulous, right on intercoastal waterway. Service was excellent. Food was good but seems like the chef was trying to hard to be to be creative. Spice encrusted salmon was great except it was too much to have it on a creamy tomato purée. And the s’mores dessert looked great but was a bit tasteless. Simply food cooked superbly would have been better.