Boatyard

4.6
3673 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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out2night
Miami
14 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Mahi Mahi was outstanding. The waiter was very attentive and the hostess was pleasant.

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vipWayneB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific Server!

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RonG
Western NC
20 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great ambiance with beautiful intracoastal views in delightful setting. Our server David was wonderful!! My wife and I are both vegetarians, and this restaurant has more options than most with special separate vegan menu. We will definitely go back there again many times in the future!!

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denisem
Miami
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious Variety of items to choose from. All the servers we nice, friendly and very professional. First time at the restaurant. I would go back. Next time I will request outside with table in shade if I go at lunch time. We ended up eating inside because there was no shade at the table they wanted to give us.

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AllaE
Fort Lauderdale
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best paella in Fort Lauderdale! Amazing service!

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DerekH
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good, tasty, creative food but expensive considering portion sizes, particularly for appetisers. Lobster lacked flavour. Limited dessert options. Most ice creams not available.
Table service exceptional.

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BobbieB
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

I have been to The Boatyard several times and the food was always very good. This time, however, I was very disappointed in the salmon which was overcooked and smoky. I don't like smoked meat and this was not supposed to be. In addition, the mashed potatoes were watery and almost like from an instant potato mix. I will go again as I'm hoping that was a blip in an otherwise excellent record there for me.

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vipEdie
West Palm Beach
277 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Started out ok. Ordered appetizers and they came out quickly and were tasty. Two of us got the peach fuzz mocktail. It has very little flavor.
Dinner took 45 mins to come out. Food was just eeh. The chicken dish was
oily and the vegetables hard.
Dessert was probably the best thing. We got the mousse chocolate dish and they brought out a second dish with a sparkler for my daughter’s birthday.
I don’t think I will return.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Tasty meal of pork tenderloin & shrimp. Especially loved the tomato & mozzarella salad, enough for 4.

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vipShellyS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time here, and our waiter Christian was excellent and the food was very good. We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful experience. The waitress was wonderful and the food was delicious. This was the start to a wonderful “Sister’s Trip…cheaper than therapy” Cruise to the Caribbean.

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GilbertB
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. All waiters were attentive and polite. We got there early so there wasnt much of a crowd, but after 12 it was much more crowded.

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TonyaM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, and a very nice atmosphere.

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vipKerriS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and service! The lobster ravioli was delicious. They sure know how to make a good martini too!

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Gina
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Always a good time at Boatyard. George was a great server, very personable. And the outdoor setting is fantastic. We’ll be back.

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KayeK
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We ordered a few apps and they came in 5 minutes which was great since we hadn’t eaten all day. Tuna tacos and Bimini bread were both delicious. We each ordered grilled seafood and one side - we shared fries and blistered green beans. They were both very flavorful and huge, we didn’t come to finishing. My mahi mahi was delicious with the saffron sauce. Our apple tart was unfortunately over cooked and hard, our server comped that dish.

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CarynM
Miami
26 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Although the entire staff was friendly and accommodating, our waiter, Dustin, was fantastic and truly made the occasion special.
The food was very good, as always.
Boatyard never disappoints!

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HoracioA
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was good. A bit too loud for some of my guests.

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OliveriT
Fort Lauderdale
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful dining experience at Boatyard!

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TheresaV
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food,great service. We always get a memorable experience. We have sat inside, and this time we sat on the dock. Dishes are very unique and desert is wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience was beautiful and loved seating outside.

Also the salmon Benedict was very great and the chipotle sauce on top was amazing.

Will come again.

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vipjohnbob7
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambience as always, and Brittany took great care of us yet again

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vipDrJohn
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience2

Table Service was excellent! Could not ask for more in that area …

When we arrived I checked in for our reservation and was immediately told by the hostess … we have a two hour limit on tables! That was a bit off-putting … I guess they throw people out if the go over the limit????

Beautiful space … what we could see of it … way too dark … needed to use cell phone light to read the menu … it was even difficult to see what we were eating …

Unfortunately we were seated across from a fairly large group … with young children … noise level was difficult at times …

Food was very well prepared
Portions were smaller than expected for the prices charged

Might return and give it a second try
Needs some work in areas noted

Lot of great restaurants in Ft Lauderdale
If you charge too prices… need to provide a top experience
Not really the case on this visit

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SuzanneM
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorites when in ft Lauderdale. Brussels sprouts were delicious and fish is always so fresh. Our waiter Donald did an amazing job.

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ScottyK
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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vipGMH2021
Pittsburgh
32 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It has been 2 years since traveling to Fort Lauderdale and our favorite restaurant there.....the service provided by Dustin was wonderful! Very upbeat and efficient despite being very busy! That being said, the food was not as great as I remembered and the prices were not in tune with the food prep and temperature. Will say the wine was chilled and water glasses always filled. Darn, miss my memories of the great experiences from the past!

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OpenTable Diner
Fort Lauderdale
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Came to celebrate a friend birthday was amazing

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DiamondP
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

When I made the reservation, I put, under 'special occasions', that this was for a birthday. I'm glad I didn't tell my wife but, you could see the disappointment on her face. I watched every other table around us get their 'sparkling' cakes, thinking that ours would come at the end of dinner but, it didn't. I didn't make a huge deal from it because I made sure she still had a great time, despite the fact that it was so loud and we could barely hear eachother. I'm just saying, you have to pay attention to those things because you never know what that small gesture could do for a person's day.

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ChrisS
Fort Lauderdale
10 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

A Fort Lauderdale favorite featuring great fresh fish

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vipAmaliaS
Fort Lauderdale
46 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great culinary experience, fantastic service

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BrittanyP
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience3

The menu was very limited. Items on the menu could not be combined. We wanted truffle mash and couldn’t get it because they give a certain portion. Didn’t have mac and cheese they claim it is only seasonal. They serve a shrimp scampi and I asked for the additional shrimp with scampi sauce on top. That couldn’t be done only grilled. If their is chef in the back I feel like anything can be accommodated. The server Jessica was ok but felt like she was being very sarcastic with her answers. I wouldn’t go back because of all the NO’s I kept getting.

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vipSusan
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Restaurant closed due to power failure and filled with smoke

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valleyguyva
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I ordered surf and turf. My petite filet was very good. The shrimp were slightly over cooked but flavorful. My partner’s sea bass was excellent. One would not choose this establishment for a quiet romantic meal with intimate conversation but the noise level was never objectionable. This third visit will not be our last.

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Faye
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Our server was great but the outside bar service was incredibly slow. We saw other people walking away frustrated because they couldn't get service. It didn't look very busy there either.

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ChristineJ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food (the Florida paella and brussels sprouts were out of this world) and service. We sat outside and the setting was so peaceful and lovely, we made another reservation as soon as we came home.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Noise inside was extremely loud so we asked to move outside. The outside seating was terrific! Will definitely go again but will always sit outside. Food was fantastic & the service was stellar.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience5

Our server is not that attentive and we were next to a pretty noisy crowd. The food is just average but the view was nice. Appreciate to get seated next to a nice view.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience food and ambiance ! Food was great portions are moderate size —- brunch menu is limited in regards to breakfast more lunch food - unlimited mimosas etc were kind of weak (but then again I like my drinks strong lol

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The only thing I would complain about is that if you were ordering the bottomless mimosas you were expected to get up and serve yourself from inside the restaurant each time. Especially as we were sitting outside down the steps and by the water I was not going to be getting up and down constantly nor was my mother going to be able to handle multiple trips up and down the stairs to get inside to self serve our drinks. It kind of put a damper on our once a month brunches because had I known we wouldn’t be served mimosas in the traditional way we would have chosen a different restaurant for our brunch. The food and service was very good as always though.

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BrCr
Fort Lauderdale
17 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Only one recommendation- please make the decafe coffee hotter. Has been almost cold the last two times we have been there. Overall great place , great food and service. We’ll be back! Thx again.

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

Boatyard is rated 4.6 stars by 3673 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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