GG's Waterfront Bar & Grill

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2002 Reviews
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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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MR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting from NY, GG’s location was great right on the water. Food and drinks were great and even better service from our server Juan. If ever back in the area will visit again!

B
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Ordered 2 appetizers, salad and two entrees. Food was HORRIBLE! We left most of the food since it was awful. I heard good things about this restaurant and could not believe how terrible the food tasted!

AB
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience, amazing food and good value for the experience overall

EW
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place, everything was done right, from the valet service to our server experience. I already begun telling people dine at your establishment. See you soon

R
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Service was poor. Wait staff was polite and amenable, but not properly trained. It was not clear what the various role were and of whom one should make requests. Wine was not poured when the main meal arrived, we looked for the wait staff and was not sure who was even responsible to pour the wine.

If an entire fish is offered on the menu, in this case the hybrid grouper, the expectation is that the fish will be delivered to the table and the server will take the flesh off the fish and remove the skeleton from the table.

B
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had 4 persons in my party. The Pow Pow shrimp and the Octopus were outstanding. The Local Swordfish was also very good. Our server took very good care of us and was on top of everything.

v
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Got together with friends we have not seen in awhile. Great sunset views. Food was delicious. I had the short rib. I am still dreaming of how wonderful it was. We all had a great time.

BH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our 2nd year in a row celebrating our anniversary at your great restaurant. Waterfront dining. Fresh fish. Friendly service. Can’t be beat!

SG
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the seafood pasta. Tasty sauce with a nice assortment of shellfish.

HL
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent food and location on the intercoastal waterway

MJ
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch !! Really good

m
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

EXCELLENT PLACE SUPER NICE. NICE VIEW ..THANK YOU VERY MUCH

RR
Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was amazing! We had window seat but behind us was the bus station and blocking the window view outside was the water bottle station so that was disappointing. Service was good but some gaps that shouldn’t have happened.

d
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seating outside by the water is incredible. It is the sheltered side so there is no wind and noise level is low. Extensive menu with high quality food. Service by Sabrina was excellent. Sunset dinner is a must. There is something here for everyone: food, view and outdoor music.

KB
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love GGs! Sunday Brunch is my favorite! Great food, beautiful views and suburb service!
~Kentucky Snow Birds

OT
Miami
51 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

From FLL to GGs. We had mussels, cooked perfectly. Shrimp appetizer. Fried calamari was not that good. Good service on the outside bar.

Tks.

OT
Miami
27 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It is busy time March in Hollywood and the Restaurant was very busy. the hostess seemed overwhelmed. We waited about 20 minutes for our table and then were shown a table 2 steps from the entrance in the outside bar.
We objected and were shown to an inside table in about 5 minutes. Very busy with servers walking around and bumping our table most of the night.
Service was deliberate but not slow. The food options were good with a couple of nice fresh fish options.
The specials were hot and tasty. However, my Risotto, from he regular menu, was mushy and seemed it was reheated. The seafood components were good and fresh and properly grilled. One in our party ordered a steak, medium. It came medium well , to well done. We did not send it back as no one wanted to wait for a replacement.
The restaurant was noisy, making conversation difficult. The waiter was pleasant, but we had to track him down on several occasions for refills on drinks and condiments.We were confused by the number of servers taking care of us, at least 5 different folks attended our table. That's lots of attention, but it seemed confused and disorganized. As an example, one person brought our bill, another took my credit card and still another returned with my credit card receipts.
We love the water side dining and will return, but I wish they could get it together a little better on busy nights.

JA
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and awesome food!

DC
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Celebrate our 40th Anniversary at GG’s where taken to our table and was greeted with a card and glasses of champagne from our waiter. The food and service were excellent and the view spectacular. I all a great experience.

B
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! Seafood pasta was absolutely wonderful. Pumpkin martini the best I've ever had. Plus we were able to easily make a reservation for 4 people.

DJ
Richmond
43 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent seafood, great service, a bit pricey, but very good spot overall.

DW
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sabrina was about the best server ever!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On vacation with family - this was a wonderful experience. Our waitress was outstanding!!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Super pour happy Hours mais le brunch du dimanche trop cher pour çe qui est servi.
Sommes amateurs d'agneau et vraiment pas à la hauteur et peu de choix pour le prix même si verre de champagne compris ,de plus c'était le 60 ans de mon mari et je l'ai mentionner et aucune attention n'as été apporter !
Vraiment Déçu !
Mais certain que nous y retournerons pour happy Hours

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RR
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food, service and ambiance were terrific but the noise level makes it hard to talk to the person next to you.

k
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was excellent!

OT
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

We have eaten here many, many times over the years and have never had a bad experience. Unfortunately, this evening because the weather had cooled somewhat we chose to eat inside. I must say the staff was very gracious and accommodating given that we were over 20 minutes late (although we called) and had originally requested a table outside only to change. Likewise as always, the food was very good although, as always, somewhat pricey. Also, because we dined earlier than we usually would, at 5:45 PM, I was under the obviously mistaken impression that “happy hour” was available at tables in the dining room as well as at the bar. This too, was a minor annoyance. The major problem we had with GG’s this past Friday evening was, simply put, the noise; there was no way anyone of us for could hear another person no matter how close s/he was sitting. This was compounded by the table, which was a rectangle but there was no way to have two chairs on each long side so the two people sitting at either end of the table could hear almost nothing. The lesson learned is to request a seat outside and wear a sweater or coat rather than subject ourselves to the extreme noise which we had on Friday evening. To be candid, the noise was so bad that it’s significantly detracted from the enjoyment of the evening while everything else was pretty much top notch. Dr. Steve Goldman

MG
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant

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DJ
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my second birthday dinner there in two years. Our waiter Alex was very thoughtful and professional. The food and view was amazing.

e
New England
12 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great sunset views, outstanding food, and the service was great with our 8 month old! Highly recommend.

AK
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Awesome food, Awesome service We would definitely come back to this restaurant

OT
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect night to watch the sunset and feel warm ocean breeze. Great food all the way around: from the salads, the filet and shrimp, cocktails and dessert. This is our 2nd time to GGs and it will be a stop each time we come to Ft. Lauderdale

AL
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went through the menu course by course, raw bar was fresh and flavorful, Elote & Beef Carpaccio was the best I’ve tasted, shrimp and scallop risotto was the perfect portion, great size scallops, seared to perfection, and the double thick lamb was a perfect medium rare. View was fantastic & service was spectacular.

O
Sydney / NSW
6 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Very nice setting by the water. Service was good. However it took very long for the food to arrive. Unfortunately nothing special about any of the dishes we had. Prices are tourist in nature. This place is very popular, I think because of the water setting that’s about it. It is not a place we will go back to.

DD
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful waterfront setting lively atmosphere and phenomenal food. A great place for friends and family as well as a romantic evening.

MG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wonderful dining experience! Our service and food were excellent. The crabmeat cocktail was awesome.

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Food was great. Service was not that good. Did not offer us bread and food took awhile to come. May have checked on us once

d
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The staff was very attentive and the place is lovely, food was good had a chickpea salad which was mostly beats, was just ok and my steak was very good

OT
Orlando
14 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GG,s was nothing but excellence. On a very busy day the staff work as a team to a make sure every customer service was at best. I had to mention the floor one of the managers Andrew who was helping everyone. He found that it was my wedding anniversary also besides Valentines day and he shared a champagne toast for me and my wife. That is an amazing story and memory picture for us.
I recommend GG,s to anyone searching for excellent seafood and superior service. Outstanding Dinner. ❤️❤️

e
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

On the intercoastal, well supervised and efficient - and the food and wine were delicious.