GG's Waterfront Bar & Grill

4.5
2428 Reviews
$31 to $50
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!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2428 people are saying
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AlexTim
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Quick service. Appetizers were great: octopus and calamari. Bread was very nice, but our server went to get one more and never brought it back. Baba ghanoush and hummus plate was very average, with only a tablespoon of roasted eggplant. Mushrooms were cooked in so much oil, that became greasy and soggy. Roasted potatoes were over baked, and sprinkled with parmesan afterwards, so it was no cheesy crust on them. Martinis were good.

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DEREKS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On the water and one of the best steaks I had. Great service!

DJ
DJUnited
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was friendly from the moment we walked in the door. We had a beautiful outside table overlooking the Intercoastal and the food was wonderful. We couldn’t have been happier with the experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We really loved the environment. Beautiful aesthetic, lots of windows to let the majesty of the water do the decorating- as we’re walking in it’s noisy enough to not be annoying, they confirming “this place is the place to be”. Once we’re seated by the lovely hostess in a perfect bay-side seat, not exaggerating, we waited 15minutes (if not longer) before being offered water by an attendant, who then took our cocktail order.

There after, our designated waiter was lovely. Everything we ordered was great. We had mussels as our appetizer, I had Cioppino, hindsight should be a shared plate. My husband had the swordfish- in addition to what I couldn’t finish from my dish. 😬

We would recommend this location to anyone craving delicious seafood and a lovely , friendly environment.

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BruceI
Hawaii
19 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really loved GG's, and we will be back.

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Dylant
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience5

Poor service from our waiter, and for the price it did not balance our. We spoke to the general manager who said he would rectify the situation.

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PATRICKD
Miami
28 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good place waterfront quiet and food is good. valet parking available

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

I usually LOVE everything about GG's but this felt like an off night. I ordered the Chilean Sea Bass and asked for it to be made well done, but it was not as well as I'd asked for it to be. Our server was very kind, but seemed to miss a few things during our service. Of course, we'll be going back again, but this just wasn't as good as I'd expected it to be.

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MiMiG
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went for my birthday and sat outside on the deck. It was a beautiful day and everyone was kind and welcoming! I loved every minute of my brunch with family.

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KurtF
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time at GG’s. The food was great, the view was great and the service was great. It was out 21st anniversary and became I mentioned that in my reservation they surprised us with a special dessert and champagne!! Thank you for the great experience!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food, best service had a great waiter with training waitress so we had two fabulous servers in essence!!
Very polite, professional, and knowledgeable. Hence a good tip on my part above the added tip by GG’s
Thanks for a very memorable occasion!

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vipRick
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The reason I gave it poor value is that they don’t tell you gratuity’s is included It’s on the receipt but very small print. We paid the tip in cash and double paid the waiter. I take responsibility but felt cheated. The waiter should have told us. Same at bar. Be careful not to double pay

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience across the board! The cocktails were as unique and delicious as the food we ordered. Friendly service at the bar and table.

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vipmetsnation
New England
121 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

GGs is a favorite of our when we're in the Hollywood, Florida area. The Chilean Sea Bass was good, as was the salad and appetizers. The specialty cocktails were tasty as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will not go anywhere else while visiting the area! Amazing steak! Better service and even better atmosphere!

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vipBlairD
Fort Lauderdale
5 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Friends Birthday. Sat outside at booth close to the bar. Always nice and good food

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I expected it to be a typical open air Florida seafood place. It was definitely high end. Excellent service accommodations and food. We were very impressed. Swordfish was a little dry but the rib eye was amazing. Drinks were good as well. Ceasar salad on point and the POW POW shrimp was good appetizer.

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Barbara
New England
9 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Gabrielle was awesome. You’re lucky to have home.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful place to have a quiet lunch. Food was wonderful and so were the drinks! Will definitely go back next time we are in Miami

JP
JessicaP
Fort Lauderdale
8 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I celebrated my birthday. It was quiet, amazing view by the patio and the food was amazing! Thank you for making my birthday enjoyable!

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Cindi
Baton Rouge
11 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Outstanding food with a fabulous view! Had a band so great experience.

BJ
vipBertelJ
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Amazing ambiance! Good food and presentation. My only issue on this visit is that we were seated on tbe far north end of the outdoor area. There appeared to be some electrical issue with the lighting. Once the sun went down it was pitch black in the area. So dark that I couldn’t see my food. At times it appeared the staff forgot we were back there so we continuously had to get there attention.

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BrianP
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was excellent, the music and overall ambiance seemed louder and more energetic than my previous visits( weekend versus week day ) our server was nice but could have been more engaging, our main course came out 10 min after our appetizer so I felt a little rushed, in addition at these prices I shouldn't have to ask for bread

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious and the atmosphere was delightful! The staff was very accommodating, providing complimentary champagne for my boyfriend’s birthday! I will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside and had a wonderful dinner.

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vipbgws
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was vert good, however I ordered dessert of the chocolate cake, and the the size to price ration was overpriced for what you received. EIGHT LAYER CHOCOLATE CAKE | extra dark chocolate cake, whipped chocolate ganache, cacao nib tuile, market fresh berries 12 and No way was the piece I received an 8 layer cake it was 2 inches in high, 2 inches wide and about 4 inches long square. Evidentially I was given the wrong item or you actually did not have the cake that was on your menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and the view was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I went in the middle of the week. The restaurant was not crowded at all. We were seated almost immediately. The food was very good, especially my dish, the cioppino seafood dish. My wife’s steak was excellent so much so that I had to take a bite. The ambiance was 👍🏿.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

WIFE N ME CELEBRATING OUR 37 year Anniversary FOOD WE HAD WAS GREAT SERVICE WAS GREAT WAITER VERY ATTENTIVE AND GREAT HUMOR THE ONLY THING THAT REALLY ON THE DOWN SIDE WAS WIFE IS ALLERGIC TO SHELLFISH AND THEY COULD NOT EVEN FRY FRENCH FRIES FOR HER SEPARATELY FROM DEEP FRYER AND WHAT SHE REALLY WANTED WAS FRIED FISH THEY NO LONGER HAVE FRIED FISH AS PER WHAT WAITER TOLD US BUT IN OPEN TABLE AND ON THERE WEBSITE THEY HAVE PICS OF FRIED FISH. OH WELL OTHER THEN THAT FOOD WE HAD WAS GREAT. GUESS THEY CANT JUST USE A FRY PAN TOO FRY AN ALLERGIC GUEST FRIES OR A FRIED FISH SEPARATELY FROM THERE DEEP FRYERS WERE THEY FRY SHELL FISH ALSO.

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michaelm
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere , valet parking 5$
Staff was working as a team so somebody always helping . Inside was loud still elegant looking out from inside outside dinning looked nice .

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SherekaW
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Over priced for the amount of food they provide. The drinks are nasty.

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vipKPC7
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Two limp shriveled minuscule little pieces of bok choy with a little $40 piece of fish was insulting. How could that ever be plated and considered acceptable

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Refined dining - friendly service - splendid view over the intracoastal

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DEBORAHD
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! We had Layla as our server. She was awesome!

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KarenG
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

If you are looking for a outdoor dinning GG’s is a great place.

TK
TracyK
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat out by the water-excellent view! Great service and great meal had by all. The music was lively..just overall a fun time!

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Bill
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very attentive, friendly, and hospitable staff - from the hostesses, to the bartenders, to the waiters. Everyone seemed to work as a team and really enjoyed serving the patrons. Food was excellent - very tasty and hot. We shared the Pow! POW! Shrimp appetizer. It was a very large portion and could have been an entree. The Seafood Primavera had a plentiful variety of seafood. The swordfish was cooked to perfection and was very flavorable. The whole dining experience was first class.

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vipCharliep
Miami
73 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time and the food was excellent. Our waitresses were very nice.

CM
vipColeenM
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waiters were awesome (JP and JG). The food was delicious and beautifully presented. Will definitely go back.

DB
vipDrBob0318
Orlando
12 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service and food very good.
Would return to try more of their fare.

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GG's Waterfront Bar & Grill offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (954) 929-7030.

GG's Waterfront Bar & Grill is rated 4.5 stars by 2428 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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