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Sands Harbor Waterfront Restaurant, Pompano Beach, FL

Sands Harbor Waterfront Restaurant

4.3
4.3
276 Reviews
$30 and under
Grill
Watch the yachts go by at our waterfront restaurant and bar directly on the intracoastal with dramatic sun sets.


Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 22 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Grill, Seafood, American
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (954) 942-9100
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighborhood
    Pompano Beach
  • Cross street
    Atlantic Blvd and N. Riverside
  • Parking details
    We offer free Valet for lunch on Monday-Friday 11 am to 4 pm. We offer Valet Parking for dinner. The pilot is direct across the street from the hotel.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • First Time Visitors: Waterfront Dining Experience

    Multiple dates available
    As a first-time visitors to Sands Waterfront Restaurant we are offering a limited-time free drink special. We invite you to enjoy a complimentary drink on us with the purchase of any entree when you make a booked reservation through this experience. Enjoy being seated by the water, watching the yachts pass by, and savoring our Florida-favorite dishes. Your first experience with us isn't just a meal; it's a celebration of discovering the best-kept secret in Pompano Beach/Fort Lauderdale!
    First Time Visitors: Waterfront Dining Experience Photo
  • Night in Tulum Party, March 10th

    Mar 10, 2024 only
    ✨ Join us at our waterfront restaurant as we transform into the ultimate bohemian coastal party! 🌊 Night in Tulum 📅 Date: March 10th 🕔 Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM 🌴 Immerse yourself in the exotic vibes that will transport you straight to the enchanting shores of Tulum. 🎶 Live DJ: Experience a vibrant ambiance with curated sounds by @itsmikelouis while you sip on refreshing cocktails and soak up the coastal charm. 🔥 Fire Dancer: Experience the mesmerizing performance of our fire dancer, adding an extra spark to the evening's festivities! 🍹 Don't miss out on this extraordinary opportunity to experience the allure of Tulum right here with us. Reserve now & get ready to dance, sip, and savor the magic of our Night in Tulum Party! 🏝️🌅
  • St. Patrick's Day Celebration, March 17th

    Mar 17, 2024 only
    ☘️ Get ready to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in style at our waterfront restaurant! Join us on Sunday, March 17th, for a day filled with festive cheer, delectable specials, and Irish spirit. 🍻 Special Offers: Enjoy exclusive Guinness and Jameson shots specials throughout the day, alongside our mouthwatering Shepherd's Pie, a traditional Irish delight that will tantalize your taste buds and warm your heart. 🍀 Reserve Your Spot: Secure your table now on OpenTable to ensure you don't miss out on the fun! Gather your friends and family for a memorable St. Patrick's Day celebration filled with great food, watching the yachts go by, and the luck of the Irish!

What 276 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Fort Lauderdale

    Great for scenic views

  • Fort Lauderdale

    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

  • Fort Lauderdale East

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Fort Lauderdale East

    Great for scenic views

276 Reviews
  1. ChrisS

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’ve been to Sands Harbor a few times. It’s always a great time with the waterfront setting, live music, and amazing staff. I recommend it all the time to folks I meet. My last visit in particular was outstanding due to our server Steve going out of his way for my two boys. Well he back! As always.

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  2. jahlden

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a place, what a view!!!! Highly recommend! Food, service and atmosphere excellent!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Birthday dinner with my family. Very simple and relaxing.

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  4. CathyM

    Chicago

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was great and since never being there before Krystal (not sure on spelling) was very helpful in helping us pick out the best meals! We loved it so much were coming back tomorrow and hoping Krystal is there

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  5. LoisP

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the setting and our server Nadia. The peel and eat shrimp needed some flavor as Old Bay and was a little skimpy. The Mahi tacos were very, very good. The Greek salad dinner salad was small and they forgot the salad. More salad on it would make it worth the value. However, Nadia made sure she took good care of us. Definitely would go back.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome views, service and ambiance. 10/10 would recommend

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  7. Happyday

    Fort Lauderdale

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice varied menu, great service and wonderful water views. I was very disappointed that brewed coffee is not available and I was there for Sunday brunch!

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  8. Yanksfc

    Fort Lauderdale

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service from Steve our waiter. Stood on the night back, which has a cover, and more quieter than the south dock, which has live music.

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  9. frankc

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice outdoor eating area and the staff was excellent. Not enough choice on the menu

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice view place we love it.Very Nice service.The food was good. We repeat. Overall good place to have a good time.

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  11. bookee

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Very slow and poor service on a busy Saturday afternoon

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  12. Pookster

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Made reservations on OpenTable. We arrived half an hour early, a lovely hostess seated us at the bar where we were served our beverages promptly. We were seated within 15mins. A few of us found the chairs uncomfortable which affected the enjoyment of our night out. The wait staff should have paid a little more attention to our orders and in the end our bills as they were incorrectly charged. Otherwise a good experience.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Ambiance was good, waited a few minutes for our reserved table but not too long. The waiter was really nice (Tanner) We kept hearing them talk about the “Experience” so I inquired. Tanner explained it was for first time visitors including desert with a starlight/candle and 2 beverages on the house. We didn’t get the desert because they were out of cheesecake and we didn’t like the other 2 options. They stopped serving the crusted Tuna though it was on the menu, they were out of the Geisha cocktail, and served wine in a plastic cup ☺️ first impression is lasting. It would have been nice to have the staff prepare the guests before giving them the menu. Limited menu was my biggest issue though, not much to choose from. Just be prepared for a beach grille/bar vibe at lunch time and you’ll be fine. The blackened Mahi tacos were really good 👍🏼 I had regular fries on the side. If you’re into weird cocktails like myself, try the mango smash. I’d give this place another try as I’m , more prepared.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a large family group, and several visiting from northern states. The waterfront ambience was nice, service a little slow, but adequate. Food did not take long and was very good! Definitely would go back!

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  15. GermanR

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great time! Beautiful place, food was great and very friendly service.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice setting, I ordered the rigatoni, the pasta was undercooked in my opinion but the service was lovely.

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  17. KariT

    Fort Lauderdale

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Sands is a great little hidden gem on the Intercostal. Great food & service!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for Valentine experience. Expected a little bit more romantic personalization for the money However, we experienced Exceptional service and the food was amazing.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food quality was very poor. Steaks had no flavor. Order lobster rigatoni. Came with lobster tail instead of in the sauce. Had no extra plates to put shells on. Asparagus was tough and woody

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  20. JohnetteL

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food. Fabulous menu options. Lovely service. Loved the outside dining and loved seeing the yachts pass.

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  21. Alonja

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It’s was really good overall vibe,Beautiful views, service was great and my friends and I enjoyed our food no complaints

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    We waited over 15 minutes before someone came to wait on us. Had to flag down a waitress (who was precisely standing right next to our table for 5 mins and did not acknowledge us) and she just walked away when we asked to be waited on. We asked for bottomless mimosas only get one refill and we never saw the waiter again, ate our meal and still no waiter. We were supposed to get a free drink for the first visit and we just paid the tab and decided to go. I understand restaurants get busy, but you have to be able to keep up with demand and be attentive of your customers. We would’ve been okay if someone would’ve at least brought us eaters when we sat down and informed us it was hectic. But none of that was told to us and for your waiter to make a snarky comment of “well it looks like you enjoyed that one” when we expressed being disappointed the bottomless was not in fact bottomless after only 1 refill.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Valet parking was $7. The food was good, seasoned well. Presentation was basic. Dock vibe with live music in the evening. Glassware was plastic, so felt cheap. Service was good up until it was time to pay, server too awhile to return with change.

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  24. CuriousJane

    Fort Lauderdale

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great location. Smallest avocado toast I ever saw.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful experience I love it definitely going back

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Made reservations online and when we got there, it was closed

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    They ran out of so much food didn’t even have chicken wings. I tried to order another drink. They ran out of that type of alcoholic drink. The cheesecake was frozen for 600+ dollars it was atrocious I will not be coming back.

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  28. DanielleS

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The place was okay. They had a DJ. Seating area was pretty small. Parking is limited due to beach goers using the parking lot across the street. Best to valet but Parking for valet gets full quickly because its a small area. Love that it was on the water. Food was okay nothing to go crazy over. Service was also okay. Drinks was good. Hotel guest using the pool and sun bathing while you're eating right next to them. Overall an okay experience.

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  29. TamaraS

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff was very accommodating with helping us surprise my friend for her 60th birthday. Our waiter Roberto was excellent!

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  30. LGfromNJ

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outdoor waterfront atmosphere was relaxing and very enjoyable.

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  31. ChristinaC

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    The service is poor. We waited more than 30min for someone to come and assist us on the table. The food is very good though.

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  32. JACOKA

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    El lugar muy bonito, buen ambiente y excelente atencion... Fuimos domingo al lunch pero unicametne habia Brunch, a parte de eso todo estuvo muy bien

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  33. MichelleM

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Found it interesting that you didn't serve coffee at a brunch. It didn't bother me but upset one of my guests.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Went for brunch and enjoyed sitting by the water. Good service.

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  35. stassi

    Fort Lauderdale

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    staff was extremely nice and helpful. the food was very good and the drinks were nice to. beautiful view of the water and overall and nice and relaxing

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  36. NycoleH

    New York City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Server was extremely INATTENTIVE. It took a very long time to get our drinks, and then it took forever for her to take our order. She forgot to place one of our dinner orders and she never came back to check in on us. The manager thought we were sharing dinners and brought us sharing plates. When we explained we were just waiting on one of our dinners, we could see him go to the kitchen and expedite it. The food was delicious when it arrived. The atmosphere was great and will try it again, however, we will avoid that server.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful and delicious!! Great lunch outdoors on the water. Great service too

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  38. MarkC

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere. Good food enjoyed the experience

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time at Sands Harbor and we absolutely loved it! The food was amazing (Mahi tacos and Peruvian chicken skewers) as well as the drinks! Being on the water was great along with the lights and pool ambiance. We also had our 5 month old with us and they were more than accommodating and helpful. Can’t wait to go back!

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  40. LorenaL

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excelente relación precio calidad, linda vista y grato ambiente para una cena informal

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily

FAQs

Sands Harbor Waterfront Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (954) 942-9100.

Sands Harbor Waterfront Restaurant is rated 4.3 stars by 276 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 22 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Sands Harbor Waterfront Restaurant

125 N Riverside Drive, Pompano Beach, FL 33062

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Atlantic Blvd and N. Riverside
  • Neighborhood
    Pompano Beach
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:30 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Grill, Seafood, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    We offer free Valet for lunch on Monday-Friday 11 am to 4 pm. We offer Valet Parking for dinner. The pilot is direct across the street from the hotel.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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