Boatyard

4.6
3451 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
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4.5
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4.6
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipgiovanniR
Miami
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Also food delayed after ordering, more than an hour

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Food quality was disappointing and not what I expected for the price.

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EffieG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent dinner last Friday evening with a group of friends. We loved the atmosphere and food so much we decided to come back with family a few nights later. Atmosphere is great food is delicious and service was impeccable. Will definitely be back on our next Fort Lauderdale trip.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place, excellent food!

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MichaelL
Indiana
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for our business dinner. Great atmosphere, attentive staff and good food.

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froggy46
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined outside...Rachel was fantastic!! We will definitely be back!!

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vipJoeSoFla
Miami
29 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sit on the dock. Beautiful evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great experience first time, fast service, good food and nice ambiance!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience4

We were disappointed that the reservation didn’t allow us to eat outside. We were told that it would be 1-2 hrs to eat outside. At that point, what is the point in even having a reservation?

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GermanAnglophile
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you love good food, especially locally sourced seafood, then the Boatyard is the place to go! We dined outside and watched the yachts cruise by! Our server was attentive, pleasant, and knowledgeable about the menu. We will be back!

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PatD
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic waitress. Accommodated my changes in order.

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CharlieT
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Have eaten here several times before and enjoyed but not this time. Ginger dressing on their signature salad had no flavor whatsoever much less the ginger it advertised. When I asked for something with flavor like blue cheese was directed to a balsamic vinagrette that had only a bit more flavor. The monk fish/shrimp daily special was miserly and also lacked flavor. Did not feel we got any value for our money. Service was pleasant enough thankfully.

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Laurianna
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our first time there and my husband and I truly enjoyed ourselves! The food was amazing and so was the service from Jessica!!! Will be back for sure!!!

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Farooq
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Our reservation was at 730p. I called in advance if there was valet parking. I was told I could valet my car. BUT, there was no valet. We were seated on time with a caveat. If inside, seating was available. If outside, then we wait 30 minutes. Even with a reservation? We chose inside. The food was not delivered until 830p. AND, we have had seafood in various restaurants, this was not up to par at all. We will not be going back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Nice setting with refreshing view to the water. Food and service we're very good!

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Floyd
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience4

It started off with cocktails. I ordered a Bombay Gimlet which they do not know how to make. Using sour mix instead of lime juice. It took forever for the food to come out. The entree took almost 40 minutes after the salad to come out. We ordered the penella which came with 2 little clams and 2 little muscles some shrimp scallops for $39. very expensive for what you got but was very tasty.

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ELIZABETHV
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great!!!! Went for my birthday- great food & great service. Highly recommend. Bimini bread was AMAZING!❤️

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Waiter was excellent! Food was great! Ambience wonderful

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GregoryA
New England
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

our waitress was awesome even though it was super busy and understaffed. food was great

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vipStuartS
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Anniversary

You would think we would have been offered an anniversary dessert?

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danielmc
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

best service in the FTL area. Non-intrusive but very efficient.

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vipKerri
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Wonderful dinner and service however it was ladies night and a bit rowdy!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Long delay to receive appetizer. Mixed up cocktail order. Fish was poorly cooked and tasted fishy!

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vipJlexus
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding food and service although there is a $5 charge for valet and a $20 charge if you want VIP valet which kerosene your car up front

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vipRobertR
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A slight challenge to get a table with a reservation made over a month ago, but after finding one ourselves, dinner was great.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, perfect ambiance and delicious food!

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DFos
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Corey was our waiter and he was very hospitable. It was my Mom’s birthday and he ensured to make our experience special. We will definitely return to Boatyard and request Corey!

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SherBear
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A group of family and friends went to boatyard for my birthday brunch, we had an absolute blast. The food was decent. Our server Corey was amazing from start to finish.
Extremely accommodating and personable. We would definitely revisit and request for Corey to be our server.

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vipPedroB
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My mother’s birthday. We were able to get a table outside and enjoyed the experience immensely.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Great Happy Hour, I’ve been several times this last one however service was not great. Server/bartender was not very friendly. Music was too loud outside.

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BrandyP
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from start to finish, exceeded our expectations.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wife and I had lunch today at Boatyard. Our server, Sabrina, was very personable and efficient. Food was delicious! Look forward to visiting again soon.

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vipZigB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambiance

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Cliff
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had dinner there on Monday. The food was outstanding. The menu had a good choice of fresh fish. The oysters were fresh and well prepared. The entrees were outstanding. I would recommend the grouper and the paella were outstanding. The server was professional knowing when to come to the table and when not to. Looking forward to a return visit

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KellyV
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our new favorite place to go when we visit Ft. Lauderdale !! Food is amazing and so are the people that work there !!

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Bilma
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect from the wait staff, to the food preparation to the ambience.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was truly a dining EXPERIENCE if I’ve ever had one. My husband really enjoyed himself for his birthday. The food was SPECTACULAR, and the service was impeccable. Donald was our server and he was phenomenal. Love this place!

PS,
Be sure to order the bread with honey butter, and THE GREEN BEANS! 🔥🔥🔥

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the absolute best server coby! The food was delicious, definitely will return next time we’re in florida!

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vipScottR
Atlanta
23 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We travel to Fy Lauderdale in large part to get to eat at Boatyard. It is my favorite restaurant ever. I have never had anything that was not amazing there. Our server Mateo was outstanding and took great care of us!!

FAQs

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

Boatyard is rated 4.6 stars by 3451 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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