Fishtales Restaurant & Nightclub

4.6
92 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Fishtales Restaurant & Nightclub is located just north of Oakland Park Blvd and A1A. We are open 7 days a week and serve the best seafood and sandwiches in town with indoor and outdoor seating. A local favorite in North Beach Fort Lauderdale, we have a full liquor bar and live entertainment 6 nights a week. Come enjoy the food, fun and friends at "Fishtales on 33rd". Live entertainment twice a day!
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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun night. Don’t miss it

CD
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The band was so much fun . I enjoyed dancing .
Our waiter was great . The food was good . Friendly fun atmosphere.

T
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You guys have the greatest staff
they work as a team never leave you hanging very attentive and professional with big smiles thank Scott and Kathy you guys are awesome

E
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

If you like live music and dancing, this is a very fun place, and the food is better than you might think for a nightclub. Dont hesitate to order any snapper dinner. Its always excellent.

OT
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Kitchen Killa Summer Brunch series was phenomenal.

T
Orlando
10 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed the food from the guest chef!

KS
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was quite the experience. Serenade and all. Adrian is the best and Mr Bombastic topped it off.

S
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Love the club/restaurant. We had their Dolphin fingers. excellent! Beer was BOGO, which you can not beat. Very intimate club, cozy seats and great music.

MM
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fishtales is one of my favorite go to places for good food, live music and a fun evening. The food is excellent and the prices are reasonable. Kathy and Scott are usually there and make you feel welcome.

K
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

This restaurant seemed like a hotspot for the elderly. We sat inside after a while because there was no hostess to seat us immediately. It seemed understaffed and therefore the service suffered. The music was loud and we had to scream to be heard across the table. The drinks were not good. So I would not recommend this place for cocktails. The food was decent.

N
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

It was my friend's birthday, and Fishtales made it one to remember. Our server Claudia was amazing and made us feel very welcome. The evening started off with some quiet music, but after 9, the place was jumping with the music of a live band. The lead singer of Radio Addiction gave a lively performance, reaching out to include the audience. A fun club with the feel of a local bar where everybody knows everyone.

KG
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The restaurant was great. The booth was comfy and loved the pillows. The dance floor was an added benefit as we primarily went for the live music event.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We booked late for a party of 21 people for my daughter’s birthday. We were visiting from New Jersey and didn’t know the area well. We were pleasantly surprised when we were able to get a table. The manager Scott even called to discuss. He made her a special birthday dessert with sparklers. Just perfect!!! Everyone got different types of food from chicken fingers (for kids) to steak to fish tacos to pasta dishes and not one person could stop raving about how great the food was. We went there on a Wednesday and the band was so fantastic too! Thanks everyone at Fishtales for a great night!!!

EG
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, amazing waitress at our table outside and amazing band like everytime we go there!

s
Naples
10 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Love this place ! The food is very good and the entertainment is outstanding.
The happy hour is from 5-8 and there is entertainment every night.
It's an older crowd at this time and everyone has a great time dancing and mingling.
Just a very good time!

F
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Never went before but would surely come back. Monday night it seems there are shows. The entertainer was really good. Food was fine not great but the value was great in that the food was ok and the entertainment lot's of fun.

BA
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

We had a blast..music was outstanding!! Food was delicious. They could use some additional waiters or waitresses. Service was not up to par. Other than that we had a wonderful time. Would go again!

s
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great vibe! Good food & service & great entertainment !

LG
Washington DC
75 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

This restaurant was recommended but the very inattentive server ruined my experience.For happy hour with 2 for one drinks and slightly reduced appetizer mussels were overly spicy and calamari was crispy. I had been ask for water refills in tiny cups at the bar. The best thing about the experience was the outstanding live music and the funky decor on A mermaid and fish theme.Great potential ruined by inattentive server

KY
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Went to the restaurant with my husband and 2 kids. Service was very good. Loud music on stage right next to our table. Food was not great. My son’s tempura mahi and fish and chips looked identical and my lobster ravioli was swimming in so much cream sauce that I had to send it back.

M
Miami
35 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a special birthday celebration, and we had a great time. Food was very good, service was friendly and accommodating, and entertainment was terrific.

A
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took an out of town family member to Fishtale and had an AWESOME time!!! Great place to go!!!

SC
Miami
43 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentine’s Day had a great evening they gave us complementary Champagne and roses for women food was excellent band incredible can’t wait to go back again

C
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time

T
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We went to see Roy Michaels who gave a wonderful show. We had 8 in our group and were able to grt a great table.

Fun night with great service staff too!
We will be back!!

CW
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

There is no question that their chef does an excellent job with the food. We have the seafood bucket with a coconut curry sauce as an appetizer and it was basically one of the best appetizers I have had. Our main courses were delicious and of course Seafood since we were in Fort Lauderdale. Each was well-prepared and well presented.

The service was very unusual and not impressive, not customer friendly and no sense of trying to make our experience as good as possible. The foid does compensated well for the lack of engaging service.

LU
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration...GREAT BAND!! Danced, laughed, drank, ate...had a BLAST!!! Superb service...FUN!!!
(DON"T get the calamari) Wonderful time!

E
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I go here to dance to the live music they have, but the food is very good and reasonably priced. My favorite there is the fresh snapper which is often a special on the menu.

Service is very good. The staff makes it clear they appreciate the customers. Get there around 8:00 and by the time you are done, the band comes on around 9:30.

J
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Save your time and money and avoid this place. Attended on a Sunday night, 2 hours after being seated still did not have dinner entree. Took 45 mins to get appetizer of 6 coconut crusted shrimp for $17. When dinner finally came out, only entree came for party of 2. Server described it as a ‘kitchen snafu’. Everyone around us seated outside was agitated as well. I would up ordering Dominos pizza from a nearby store and having delivered! The owner was there most of the night and never once came over to the table (any table) to apologize. Instead he seemed to enjoy drinking at the outside bar while the staff took the brunt of the complete mismanagement. There are many choices to eat in Fort Lauderdale. Hopefully this place will close soon from the complete mismanagement.

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bachelorette party

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l
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We arrived @ 6:45 pm - 30 minutes early. My complaint is that no one was the there to greet us. A group came in past us and were seated immediately. We were left waiting never even acknowledged. I sat with my back to the bar while my husband waited for someone to greet us for seating. Which we still continued to wait. Bartender asked what can I get you. I turned and politely said no thank you, we are waiting to be seated and she turned away. We waited and still no one. I finally got fed up and asked the waitress to inform the manager that we left because no one was available to greet us for seating.

Ps the place was outdated. Although service and food always out-ways how a place looks.

N
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The managers and wait staff were awesome and the food was wonderful! A great live oldies show going on and we all really had a good time! Probably good for groups of not more than 10 if you all need to be seated at the same table but we had 20 and had lots of fun!!!

JA
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a wonderful dinner. Food was seasoned very well. Owner very friendly. Invited us back. Ed

OT
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

Very good service! Food was mediocre at best.

DT
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place...ALWAYS enjoy it. Thank for making my bday special...wish I remembered my hostess, she was funny, attentive amazing.!

LM
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the first time i was there. Went only because Albert Castiglia was performing there.
The service and food was great. I live in Palm Beach county so it was a bit of a drive. I will consider Fishtails again.

RD
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We were seated and waited almost 15 min before getting up and leaving! We chose Fishtales to celebrate a friend’s birthday but no one greeted us or offered us drinks/menus! Very disappointing! Would have given 0’s but not an option!

F
Miami
25 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Excellent tuna tartare, good mahi-mahi Reuben sandwich. Live music and a lively crowd

KC
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 4

Billy Bones, live Jazz musician, made the whole place come alive! Not sure without the live music that I'd go, but will definitely be back when Billy is there...heard he may be a regular Sunday afternoons!

QY
Miami
43 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

It was an interesting experience. We made a reservation and when we arrived, there was no one there to seat us. We waited for a while and then finally a server said to just grab a seat. We were about ready to order and then someone else came up to us and said that we had to move because that table was reserved. We then had to sit on the side of the stage right beside the large speakers. That was. little frustrating. No one sat at the "reserved" table for the majority of the evening, either. After that, we ordered. I was brought the wrong meal. When it was finally delivered, it was just ok. The server pretty much forgot about us the majority of the evening and never even returned to give us our bill. We had to hunt someone down to pay it. On the bright side, the music was fantastic and the crowd was lively.

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