GG's Waterfront Bar & Grill

4.6
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1934 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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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Food is delicious and view is amazing!

B
Miami
41 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there and will definitely be returning. One of the best experiences I have had in a long time. The entire experience was top notch. Do not miss this place if you have the opportunity.

OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food5service4ambience4

Food and service are very very good but to be charged 30$ per cock opening is quite expensive and customers should be told when being seated in order not discovering it on the bill. To be charged for it is normal but not this price.

OT
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Disappointing breakfast! This has traditionally been a good brunch spot. Today we arrived just as they opened and the quality was just not there. Very disappointing especially given this was a $140 breakfast for two. Neither of us drank the complementary beverage that comes with the meal but after we paid we actually talked about getting them to try and ease the pain.....

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The manager and our waiter were outstandingly nice and beyond normal service

AB
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place with great ambiance. Wonderful to dine outside. Will be back.

OT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Great location, nice ambiance. Comfortable atmosphere between casual and fancy. Service was good, but on a slow side overall. Waited long time between appetizers and mains. The food was very good. Some dishes we found to be a bit overpriced; assumed it’s because of the location. Party of 5, 18% gratuity was included in the check. Would consider giving this place another try under different circumstances.

RG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Time!!!!
Matteo was amazing
Celebrated a bday with friends
They loved it also

DW
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drew made us feel so comfortable & was so friendly. Food was delicious! View was amazing!

LG
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place on the water to dine on seafood. It’s very popular so made a reservation.

CM
New England
30 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Disappointed. Stone crab and snapper were not fresh. Snapper was the whole fish special. Fishy and overcooked. Waiter was scattered. Won’t be back.

IG
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Sat out on the deck on a beautiful day.
Filet Mignon was cooked correctly, smashed parmesean potatoes were as described (crispy outside, soft inside).
Plenty of food.
I would go back.

BC
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, service was exceptional, food was fantastic.

a
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved absolutely everything!

Lobster tails are amazing and burrata is a must try!

PR
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
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 on January 13, 2020
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
15 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
213 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
2 reviews
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
13 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!

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