Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.22mi
  2. Distance: 0.47mi
  3. Distance: 0.51mi
  4. Distance: 0.53mi
  1. Distance: 0.22mi
  2. Distance: 0.47mi
  3. Distance: 0.51mi
  4. Distance: 0.53mi

Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.22mi
  2. Distance: 0.47mi
  3. Distance: 0.51mi
  4. Distance: 0.53mi
  1. Distance: 0.22mi
  2. Distance: 0.47mi
  3. Distance: 0.51mi
  4. Distance: 0.53mi

About Fishtales Restaurant & Nightclub

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".

3355 NE 33rd Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
View Larger Map

Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 2:00am, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 3:00am

Cross Street:
South Federal Hwy

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(954) 689-2344

Website:
http://www.fishtaleson33rd.com/

Entertainment:
Check our complete events calendar at www.FishtalesOn33rd.com

Catering:
Call us for large party catering

Parking Details:
Bring some change. Parking Meters are 50 cents per hour until Midnight.

Public Transit:
We are on the GALT LINK of Sun Trolley.

We are steps away from the BEACH COMMUNITY CENTER stop for the Pelican Hopper from Lauderdale by the Sea and a short walk from the Il Lugano Hotel where you can be dropped off by The Watertaxi (stop #12)

Executive Chef:
Cathy Vassallo

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
We love to celebrate. Call or e-mail us so we can make special arrangements.

Fishtales Restaurant & Nightclub Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.0

Overall Rating

based on all time ratingsThis restaurant has not received enough recent ratings to display a current ratings snapshot
food

3.9

service

4.0

ambience

3.7

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (37)
Vibrant Bar Scene (29)
Hot Spot (26)
See All
Late-night Find (24)
Good for Groups (18)
Great for Outdoor Dining (17)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Live Music (12)
Great for Lunch (8)
Special Occasion (8)
Romantic (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Casual (3)
Fun (3)
Good for a Date (3)
Quick Bite (2)
Bar Seating (2)
Cozy (2)
Happy Hour (2)
People Watching (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Healthy (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Scenic View (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Sort by
S
47 reviews
Loading Reviews ...

 
 (Miami)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Very expensive for the location and fare. It's okay but we we underwhelmed

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience2
service4
value1

 
 (Miami)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Food just so so. Would not go back for food. Marginal at best. Entertainment catered to an "old" crowd and had an "old" following. We hear that entertainers vary. So may go back for drinks and different entertainment but not for food.

Tags: Live Music
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience3
service3
value3

 
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Nice place to get together. Very friendly staff, good service & good food. Highly recommended.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Late-night Find, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Live Music
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (Miami)·Dined on May 29, 2017

First time there went with a friend. Saw the legends review Frank Sinatra and Elvis. The entertainment was great the food was the super . We each ordered Sunday gravy it was excellent. Looking forward to again in the future.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Fun, Live Music
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Miami)·Dined on May 26, 2017

the food is excellent! fun atmosphere with live music. service is very attentive. we frequent Fishtales and it never disappoints.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on May 21, 2017

Loved everything about Fishtales. We sat outside in the perfect weather. The food was great and so was the service!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Miami)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Older crowd but we were made welcome even with the kids. Drinks a little too strong but the food was fresh and tasted great. Live music was awesome. Really nice atmosphere. Will be back for a drink and kid free evening!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 27, 2017

From the first minute I stepped in, everyone was super friendly! I ordered the Grouper and it was amazing. Highly recommend it.
Went in on a Thursday, they had a live band, great ambiance. I ended up going back Saturday night but this time I was outside by the outdoor bar. They had another live-show going on and this time the whole place was packed. Bartenders were very nice both days.

Tags: Live Music, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 23, 2017

Very nice spot,waiter was great.they had a band playing music which made it even greater,and you cant forget the drinks.i recommend this bar to people who come to visit Florida.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on April 14, 2017

Great food and service. A bonus was the live band and dancing 💃 that started at 9:30 pm.

Tags: Healthy, Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Miami)·Dined on March 19, 2017

Great to see Albert Castiglia Live Fish Tales is a great place service unique always can see the owner right up front atmosphere is great and my hubby and i been many times before inc on hurricane day half close still was open the bar. On this time waa my hubby birthday got together with his brother and girlfriend. And we ll love like ALbert Castiglia.
Excelent everything

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Quick Bite, Casual, Good for a Date, Live Music
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (New England)·Dined on March 3, 2017

The food was good and if that is what is most important to you, then I definitely recommend this place. The service was very slow and yes the place was very crowded, but management should compensate that issue by adding more staff. Because of the crowd it was difficult to have a conversation at your table.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience2
service2
value4

 
 (Miami)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Music is great and food is not bad either!! Come and check it out, you won't be disappointed!!!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service4
value5

vip
 (Montreal)·Dined on December 25, 2016

Horrible service from an inebriated waitress. we were nine people,4 did not get their order or it came out totally wrong.Lobster ravioli was inedible and the wine by the glass tasted like rubbing alcohol. All in all cannot recommend this restaurant. I understand it was Xmas day but no excuse for all that is wrong.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food1
ambience2
service1
value2

 
 (Miami)·Dined on September 23, 2016

Great food all around. Good entertainment.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience3
service3

vip
 (Miami)·Dined on August 13, 2016

Great ambiance, great live band.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service4

 
 (Miami)·Dined on August 5, 2016

Band was great! FOOD WAS EXCELLENT. We had the Fish Tacos and the Rigatoni. We were pleasantly surprise. Presentation and taste were AMAZING! Will definitely be back for dinner.

Tags: Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (New England)·Dined on July 25, 2016

If you know Fishtales, you may think of it as a great bar and entertainment venue. However, their food is also great. It is not typical bar food as one might expect. Their pistachio crusted grouper with sweet butter rum sauce and mashed sweet potatoes and grilled asparagus is highly recommended. The price was very reasonable. Can't wait to go back! They have live entertainment every night which is an added plus!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 9, 2016

We went for date night.Good food and great prices.Plus they had live music..I definitely would come back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on March 31, 2016

Great food and music

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service3

 
 (Baltimore)·Dined on March 25, 2016

Good music, lots of energy, food good. Not a place to bring kids. Limited outside seating.

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service4
value4

vip
 (Miami)·Dined on February 21, 2016

It is rare to find great food and great music with good service and a nice ambiance. The staff is friendly and helpful. They even asked if wanted the volume lowered! I love coming here.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Miami)·Dined on February 19, 2016

It was a very fun bar even if I was the youngest person in there by 20 years. Apparently the younger crowd comes at ten. But we met great people-great place to make more established business connections and we were impressed with the food. Normally I would not order fish at a bar but I saw it come out for the people next to me and they said it was good so I ordered the pistachio crusted grouper which was excellent and my husband had grouper sandwich also perfect. My guest had the fish tacos which were excellent as well. We will definitely return.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 14, 2016

Good choices on the menu, comfortable surroundings. Really enjoyed the wealth of songs performed by the Thursday night entertainers.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service4
value5

 
 (Miami)·Dined on December 25, 2015

Was there for Christmas day. Very accommodating to a group of 6. Everyone liked the food, prices were reasonable, and servers were friendly.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service4
value3

 
 (Miami)·Dined on October 20, 2015

Special pricing on drinks & food - plus GREAT entertainment by Fusion band. The servers & bartenders are really great, too.

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience4
service5

 
 (Miami)·Dined on October 6, 2015

I looked fishtail up on the Internet and that was the best thing i did we love the music and the vibe was amazing the food came out fast nice and hot we love that the drinks was on point i loved the blackened fish was amazing cant wait to go again

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 3, 2015

Good food and entertainment that is always consistent

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

 
 (Miami)·Dined on July 15, 2015

We went on a Wednesday night, there was about 10 of us. The staff is great and very welcoming. Happy hour was until 8pm, we got there at 7pm. We ordered every appetizer on the happy hour menu and the food was great. My favorites were the tuna tartare and the ahi sesame seared tuna. The live band was great. We would definitely go back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service3

 
 (Miami)·Dined on June 17, 2015

1st time-bar gal laurie ann made it work 4 us-most food is fried
would return

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service5

vip
 (Miami)·Dined on May 3, 2015

Great food and very good live entertainment

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service4

vip
 (Miami)·Dined on March 14, 2015

Waiter was attentive and knowledgeable Late night dinner and the place was busy. All food arrived as ordered and hot. Was happily surprised with food quality and service

Tags: Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service4

 
 (Nashville)·Dined on March 13, 2015

great selection, quality food and reasonable prices. patio dining was wonderful

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service4

 
 (Miami)·Dined on January 25, 2015

Nice bar/ restaurant. Not very big. Sold out show and our reservation was not on the list? They worked to get us a table. Only about 10 tables inside. Food was great. Music was good. Staff was GREAT ! I would go back.

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

 
 (Austin)·Dined on January 12, 2015

Every time we have driven by Fishtales at night it has been hopping. Not so much when we finally decided to eat there. To be fair, it was the Monday night of the Ohio State/Oregon game, and we did get there and leave before Disco Fever Night started at 9 pm. Still, I am always leery of a restaurant/bar that is empty except for the employees at 7:30 at night. Fishtales might be more of a bar, it has a stage and it does have a long, well stocked bar, than a restaurant, but still, it advertises itself as a fish joint. The menu is so typical of Fort Lauderdale in that there are very few choices of fish available. For a seaside town this place doesn't have much in the way of fish! Maybe Mahi Mahi, maybe tuna (although I don't believe them when they say its local), swordfish, and maybe one other, but even in El Paso where I come from there are more choices! There were 4 in our party. We had a Caprese salad to start he evening. It was ok, but winter tomatoes are always iffy, and these were just fair. It was large enough for the table, but the tomatoes were mushy. Our friend, Carol, had a beach bucket of seafood. It was a small beach bucket I guess. The dish was nicely presented and Carol rated it a meh. Michael had the Chicken Picatta, also nicely presented and well received. He cleaned his plate and gave the dish high marks. My wife's entrée stole the show. She ordered the swordfish, the special that night, served over a seafood risotto. The piece of fish was huge and delicious, cooked perfectly. Everyone at the table tried it and agreed, it was very good. I had fish and chips. I have no imagination when it comes to ordering and I seem to always try this dish. I have had it at numerous restaurants in the area and I would rate Fishtale's version around the bottom of the pack. The fried cod was overdone and had a bit of a burned taste. There was a lot of it, and the chips were ok as was the slaw. Our server was very nice! I'd give the joint a C+.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience3
service5

vip
 (Miami)·Dined on January 3, 2015

Shared all our dishes! Everyone was very happy! Service (Debbie) was amazing!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 14, 2014

If you are looking for a fun night out with great music live bands and quality food at great prices go here! The service was amazing and we will definitely return next time we are in Florida!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

vip
 (Miami)·Dined on December 11, 2014

We explored this place and found a great happy hour. To 8 pm. Awesome service and food. Loved the seared tuna. The calamari was ok, but the duck qeusidilla was awesome. Portion were large and filling. And with the two for one drinks. We were very satisfied. Everyone there was nice and friendly. Definitely planning on going back with friends.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4

 
 (Naples)·Dined on August 26, 2014

Tuesday Night, a top notch band, FUSION, played until 12:30am. They started at 8:30, so one can enjoy a nice quiet dinner at one of the 12-14 tables; followed by music from the 70s & 80s & some current hits as well. Outside & at the bar seating is available as well; the club gets a rockin, but still maintains it's intimate ambience. The bartenders & waitstaff are available to you without being intrusive. My dinner was excellent, but I've eaten lunch there, and it was good; not a large clientele during the day. However, Debbie, the daytime bartender & server is top notch. I really enjoyed my experience at Fishtales. I hope that you do too.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

 
 (Miami)·Dined on August 16, 2014

This place is great. Loved the food and music. We had the fish tacos and blackened mahi mahi (was supposed to be grouper, but was substituted). Great atmosphere. It's a small place but decor is very nice.

Tags: Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

Report this review as inappropriate?

If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.