GG's Waterfront Bar & Grill

4.6
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
Affordable waterfront dining! Here you'll enjoy an amazing selection of day boat fish, fresh seafood, lobster and stone crabs, raw bar specialties and superb steaks and chops grilled to perfection! GG's Waterfront is centrally located on beautiful Hollywood Beach, minutes from Ft. Lauderdale, Aventura and 15 miles from Miami. Overlooking the Intracoastal waterway with 450 feet of dock, this is a fabulous way to enjoy beautiful waterfront sunsets! Newly remodeled and updated, the interior is elegant, yet casual and comfortable. The main dining room also features views of our large, bustling open kitchen. You can even dine al fresco on the covered dockside patio or relax and have a cocktail, appetizers or a meal in our outdoor lounge or main bar. The restaurant is a Hollywood Icon - in the 50's and 60's it was the famous Rat Pack hang-out of Frank Sinatra and his buddies. Now you can enjoy our legendary waterfront dining and views!
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Miami
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved absolutely everything!

Lobster tails are amazing and burrata is a must try!

PR
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our favorite restaurant in Hollywood Beach. Great service -- prompt, personable, professional -- really good food for decent prices, nice spot on the Intracoastal. We ate dinner there and then went back for their Happy Hour, which offers good wine (and good pours) and affordable snacks -- don't forget to try the delicious Pow Pow Shrimp. We won't hesitate to return next time we're in Hollywood Beach. Our only complaint was the repetitive Euro-beat music, which grates after awhile. With all the great music out there, why not mix it up -- play some Horace Silver or Lee Morgan!

OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Nice but pricey

JJ
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience3

I have been to GG's a few times. This is where I got married so I am very familiar with the place. This particular trip was incredibly disappointing. I ordered swordfish that came beyond well done. It was burnt, dried out, and had no flavor to it. I had to send it back and when it came out again it was much better. My wife ordered the special of the day, yellow tail and it too was way over cooked, dried out, and no flavor (strike two). My mother in law ordered the fried grouper daily special and it seems like the cook dropped it in the oil and then forgot about it. It was fried toasty all the way through. Needless to say I won't be back any time soon if ever.

MB
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Eaten here a handful of times. Greeting from head hostess was rude-we stood there for at least 5 minutes before she recognized us...the other kind hostess kept trying to check us in w the head hostess but she ignored the girls efforts. The head hostess was busy complaining about a server to another server and never made eye contact with us...kinda set the tone for what we were to expect. With a reservation we were seated close to the bar (inside) and there was a loud obnoxious lady at the bar who dominated the sound making it unbearable to hear my dinner date who was sitting directly next to. Our bread plates were dirty. Food was mediocre (bland) and in my opinion overpriced. Service was mediocre not really attentive. Manager never came to address our table (which I think is often customary in many restaurants-at least the ones I worked at in the past). Every time I’ve been here it has been different times of the day...would not come back for a finer evening dining experience...will stick to brunch and perhaps happy hour recommendations.

h
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment you pull up you are treated with care. Welcomed when you walk in. The wait staff is always on top of things. The food.... ahh the food, is perfect. My favorite is the Cioppino. When you leave you are well fed and send off with smiles and thanks for coming. They do it right.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was good

L
Raleigh
35 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We were in town and picked GGs for happy hour and dinner one night. Happy Hour was excellent!!! Food, drinks and service. Dinner was great from setting to service. The red snapper 2 people had at our table was good, a little dry or this place would have gotten 5 starts across the board.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Service was great. Ambiance was next to none. Food was questionable. Lacked flavor and complexity.

CH
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food , great staff . If your in the Hollywood beach area and are looking for an excellent fine dining experience this is it .

T
Baltimore
212 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The swordfish was excellent
The lobster wasn’t cooked properly
Cioppino was well prepared except for the lobster.
The dessert “ bomb” was worth getting again

OT
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We took my niece to GG's Waterfront for a birthday lunch (3 people). We had a nice view table outside. Our server was very friendly and provided good service. We ordered apps (pow pow shrimp was excellent!)....then we all had main entree. We were all pleased with our entrees (I had the lobster roll....which is very popular there) and had a very enjoyable lunch. I noted in the OpenTable reservation that it was her birthday....hoping perhaps they could bring a small dessert but that did not happen....other than that everything was very good and we will go back next time in the area.

SP
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Loved everything, but the music was loud and did not fit the atmosphere....maybe a soft jazz

OT
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great and the food was excellent. We had reservations and arrived 10 minutes early. We were seated immediately. Our waiter was very pleasant and professional.

HF
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I can’t say that it was too bad, but definitely not the best. The food was average. Very noisy. We have ordered whiskey, but it was diluted with water and the glass was cracked on the top...

MA
Pittsburgh
15 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was excellent- Very busy place and very loud. We were seated outside and the noise level was lower. Our server made great recommendations, and the food was wonderful. We will be back.

MO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely time at GG's. They were able to honor our Open Table request for a table outside near the water, which was a lovely surprise, since a special request is not necessarily a guarantee.
The food and drink options were wonderful and Matteo was an amazing waiter. He helped guide us through the specials with enthusiasm - and even gasped with pleasure when we told him our dessert order!
During dinner, the staff must have been watching the weather reports because they started to prepare for the rain before we even noticed it was getting bad. Once it rained, the staff was excellent at moving people that needed to be moved and making sure all the diners were comfortable. The rain passed quickly and we were back to enjoying the evening.

BL
New England
24 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great location with a view of the waterway. Food good as always. One of our favoriate places to take guests.

S
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first night of 4 in Fla., to attend the Orange Bowl, we had dinner with our son and daughter in law at this highly rated restaurant. We sat outside and the view of the water and ambience was perfect: not noisy and very comfortable. The food was excellent and portion sizes were reasonable, not requiring leftover take home. Key lime pie dessert was a rare treat and very delicious. Service was very good too

CE
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time visiting this restaurant. We’ll definitely return. Everything was excellent!

JB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I would recommend this place. Great food. It was my father-in-law’s birthday, and they brought over a little dessert with a candle. It was a nice touch that I really appreciated.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Used to be my favorite restaurant. Last two times food was really awful. Not sure what happened. Hope they go back to their once excellent status

SS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great but a bit too dark

b
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Overrated and under delivered. Overall a disappointing experience. Food should have been better (and hotter) and our waiter should have been more informed about the menu. The servers were somewhat clueless, much like robots. And it seamed all of the employees just loved to clear the table, even when the items weren't finished. IE: I was asked if I was done with my half finished drink shortly after it was delivered. We were asked if we wanted the rest of the bread before the main dishes were delivered. Etc., etc. I would have expected this type of experience from a restaurant that had just opened. Not GGs.

SB
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, we make it there every time we are in the area.
You will not be disappointed.

OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. The burrata salad was incredible. Loved the steak, shirts ribs were great, and the grouper was perfect. Chocolate Bombe for dessert was the bomb!

l
Edmonton
9 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Then to GG’s a few times and never a disappointment! Love the food,view and service!

WC
Cleveland
9 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

All 5 of us really enjoyed our meals and they were all different. We had jumbo shrimp for an appetizer, grouper, salmon, pasta , a fresh seafood dish and swordfish.
The fish was delicious as was the pasta and seafood. The view if you sit outside overlooking the intracoastal is beautiful. Very good service too. I would highly recommend.

JN
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My second time here in a couple years... I really love it... obviously I’m not bank rolled enough to eat in these places weekly but it’s a great treat for my family... stone crab was legit... choppino was epic... service was awesome

OT
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great ! The food and service was incredible

P
Washington DC
222 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second visit for the week. GG’s reinforced our initial positive impression. Service was attentive and personable. Comfortable booth seating. After martinis we shared a dozen raw oysters from three regions—tasty. For entrees my wife had the tuna poke bowl, which she loved. I had a salad (Champaign vinaigrette) topped with chilled Main lobster. Excellent. On our next visit to Hollywood we’ll dine at GG’s for our kickoff. It’s a great place.

d
Miami
21 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always consistent and a favorite of ours. Some new items this time and we were very pleased to see.
Try the Halibut - excellent.

Staff always makes us feel welcome.

D
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

We were very disappointed in the food - the miso salmon had no miso flavour at all, and all our food came to the table cold. On a more positive note, our waiter was great and the outside seating on the water was wonderful.

G
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal as usual! Food was amazing and James our server was charming and professional! Thanks for a great evening!

f
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the Sunday brunch! We were well taken cared for.

P
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. The ambiance is beautiful and the food was great. I’m definitely going back. The salmon was amazing.

P
Washington DC
222 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to GG’s and we loved it. Sunday brunch brings a lively crowd, and GG’s offers a smorgasbord. We reviewed the very generous buffet offering, but concluded that it would have been a recipe for overeating. We were obviously in the minority! After martinis we shared a dozen tasty raw oysters—a mix of three region. For lunch we each had the fish taco platter (three tacos) with sweet potato fries. Delicious. These fries are not to be missed. Service was great. The ambiance likewise. GG’s is a winner.

PV
Montreal
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Ambiance No1...Service A1 ...but my steak requested medium (pink center) I got it well done. Waiter offer to replace but declined not to let my wife very happy with her ahi tuna to eat alone.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely experience, excellent food , great service

DB
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and wonderful service

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