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Dinner with a View - Sea Watch On the Ocean, Fort Lauderdale, FL
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Upstairs Bar and Lounge - Sea Watch On the Ocean, Fort Lauderdale, FL
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Beachfront Dining - Sea Watch On the Ocean, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Sea Watch On the Ocean

4.6
4.6
7500 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Sea Watch on the Ocean located on the beautiful Atlantic Ocean in Fort Lauderdale is perfect for any occasion. Whether it's business, pleasure, or any other special event we offer private dining rooms, an enclosed patio, or our main dining room, all with beautiful water views to maximize your dining experience. Operating for almost 50 years our menu selections range from a wide variety of the finest seafood and steaks.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 107 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Steak, International
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–3:30 pm Brunch Sun 11:30 am–3:30 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:30 pm–7:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (954) 781-2200
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Rudi Lopez
  • Private party facilities
    Sea Watch On The Ocean delivers award winning cuisine while offering fantastic views of the Atlantic Ocean. Whether you are planning a small office party or a grand wedding celebration, you are assured that your event will be an unforgettable affair.
  • Private party contact
    Cindy: (954) 781-2200
  • Neighborhood
    Lauderdale by the Sea
  • Cross street
    Commercial Blvd
  • Parking details
    We offer complimentary valet parking as well as self parking in our on site lot.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • Happy Hour on the Ocean

    Multiple dates available
    Mon - Fri - 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    Monday-Friday 4:30pm – 7:00pm AVAILABLE ONLY IN THE UPSTAIRS IN THE BAR & LOUNGE Enjoy the gorgeous ocean breeze and spectacular views at the most beautiful time of day! Selected $12 Appetizers: CRISPY CALAMARI Basil Aioli & Ginger-sesame-lime-cilantro-dipping sauces 12 BAHAMIAN CONCH FRITTERS Made with Onions, Red Peppers, Jalapeños & Celery Served with Hot Mustard & Cocktail Sauces 12 CHEF’S SPECIAL Ask about our daily appetizer special 12 $6 house wine by the glass, $8 martini's, $7 signature cocktails & specials on select beers!

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What 7,500 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Fort Lauderdale

    Great for scenic views

  • Fort Lauderdale

    Seafood

  • Fort Lauderdale East

    Great for scenic views

  • Fort Lauderdale East

    Seafood

  • Fort Lauderdale East

    Most Booked

7,493 Reviews
  1. GuyB

    Philadelphia

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding as usual, the grilled grouper was outstanding!

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  2. golferbob

    Richmond

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Continued exceptional menu with nice seafood and meat combinations. Service was not responsive, seemingly due to overburrding server.

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  3. MargaritaB

    Fort Lauderdale

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The wonderful view makes it a great place to have lunch while visiting FL. The staff was very helpful. The restaurant has a huge parking lot which makes it very convenient

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  4. Elizabeth

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
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    Sea Watch On the OceanResponded 1 day ago
    Yesssssssss, Elizabeth! We strive to make all of our patrons feel this way. Hope to see you again soon!

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  5. food4me

    London

    108 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    108 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An excellent meal with first class service. We will return in the daytime to enjoy the view.

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  6. DawingB

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place great food!i i love everything about this place.

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  7. BrianC

    Fort Lauderdale

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Iconic. Been here forever and never disappoints. Very reasonable and always fresh seafood.

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  8. DEDinner

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Old school fish house. Porthole front door and take it from there. Pretty good, basic food. Energetic service. With a view of the ocean!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing Food great view and atmosphere ! We will be back !

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  10. GaryT

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a reliabe high quality retaurant experience. Attentive service and good food.

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  11. LindaS

    West Palm Beach

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful view. Excellent food. Attentive service. Friendly staff.

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  12. ElaineL

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful service and accomdated sitting request. Great food!

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  13. pbabbs

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was just ok. I had the special crab stuffed shrimp and didn’t like them. Had grilled oysters and crab cake appetizers. Oysters were small and had a strong aftertaste. Crab cake was tasty but surprised it was deconstructed. Others had stuffed grouper and stuffed lobster tails and grilled shrimp and scallops. They thought food was pretty good - not great. Server seemed overwhelmed and rushed. $10 for very small piece of key lime pie.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was fabulous! Great atmosphere and crowd. So fun! Service is amazing. Food delicious..

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  15. Sssc

    Chicago

    75 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    75 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We got lucky and had a booth upstairs on the deck.. It was outside and had a beautiful view of the ocean. The moon was shining on the water, and it was spectacular with great photo opportunities. The food was really good. Our group had mahi-mahi, clam chowder and fillet and shrimp as well as a really big Caesar salad. All items were perfectly prepared and very tasty. Really enjoyed our dinner at this restaurant.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant never disappoints, great service, great food and great place to spend with family and friends

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  17. BrianW

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Classic old school Florida. Excellent service, high attention to detail, delicious food.

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  18. DINTHEGROVE

    Fort Lauderdale

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Waiter team was great. Attention to detail and attentive!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect afternoon! Delicious food and beautiful view.

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  20. AmyC

    Naples

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful meal with a gorgeous view! Excellent service. Thank you!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner was great. Servers name was Jennifer I believe. Will certainly be back!

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  22. KristinD

    Fort Lauderdale

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Been coming here with my family for years. First off I absolutely recommend sitting outside on the upstairs balcony if you want the most beautiful view… we sat on the outside downstairs this last time because of the wind but still beautiful. The food and service is consistently amazing never had a bad meal. Seafood is so fresh and the servers have been there some for 25yrs! That always tells you something about how a place is run! 5 stars

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Carlo was wonderful. So friendly very upbeat. Served us so well. Food was excellent thank you for a great evening from 6, 77 year old ladies celebrating our 60 years from high school 😃

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  24. JoeD

    New York City

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We sat upstairs, inside because where we were seated downstairs was too noisy. Upstairs wasn’t much better. Nice ambiance. Nina, our server was The Best! The bread on the table was yummy! The French Onion Soup was one of the Best, ever. Lobster Bisque was good but not great. The Rigatoni did not meet expectations. The salmon and its accompanying vegetables were Excellent. The homemade Key Lime Pie Exceeded Expectations. 3.5/5.0

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful seafood restaurant with a nostalgic nautical theme. The food is very good traditional recipes. Tasty and large portions. Nothing fancy. Service staff are very attentive and friendly.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great except they were moving around sooo many tables the noise was crazy

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  27. OwenT

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to eat with a great view and food , would highly recommend this establishment to all

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  28. Andy

    Columbus

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful scenery, excellent service and food. Can,t wait to return!!

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  29. KarenH

    Fort Lauderdale

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We come from Chicago, and it's always a restaurant we look forward to going to.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I always make a point to come here when I am down in south Florida. The food is absolutely amazing!! Thank you to Glenn. He had great recommendations and spectacular service!

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  31. CathyJ

    Fort Lauderdale

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious and service was amazing! We’ve already made reservations again!

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  32. DrtinNYC

    Fort Lauderdale

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This venue never disappoints . Same reliable quality and service. Have been going many years. Probably close to 40. Now our kids want to take their kids. 😀

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  33. TerryC

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Premium dining experience every time we come. Service is outstanding

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  34. BrandyC

    Western NC

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Indulged in my favorite dish there, the Orange Roughy, which was superb as always.
    Sea Watch On the OceanResponded on February 22, 2024
    Brandy, Thank you for this great review! We are delighted to hear that you always enjoy the Orange Roughy. We can't wait to see you again.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    They were very busy when we went, but we were overcharged for a drink at the bar & then my fish was not cooked. They did make things right, but it look some doing & meeting with management. Unfortunate - but we have had great food there in the past. Probably just a bad night. Will try them again.
    Sea Watch On the OceanResponded on February 22, 2024
    Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We apologize for the overcharge at the bar and the undercooked fish. While we are glad we could resolve it, we understand the inconvenience. We appreciate your understanding and can't wait to welcome you back for a better experience in the future.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing ocean view ….our waiter Joe was very Perfect in every way …the app calamari was really enjoyed Will definitely return
    Sea Watch On the OceanResponded on February 21, 2024
    Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the calamari and had exceptional service from Joe. We can't wait to see you again.

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  37. Eatiwell1

    Cincinnati

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very welcoming. Beautiful views. Charles was our server and he was very attentive and not intrusive. It would be helpful if servers would share the price of daily specials at the table. Our busser was asking us questions that we could not understand when bringing water. Additionally we asked him to box our vegetables and he shook his head yes but stacked all plates from the table on top of one another.
    Sea Watch On the OceanResponded on February 22, 2024
    Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are delighted you enjoyed the welcoming atmosphere, beautiful views, and Charles' attentive service. We apologize for any confusion regarding the price of our daily specials and the mishap with our busser. We hope to see you again in the future.

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  38. LightningF

    New York City

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Always good. Great views. Never had a bad meal. Service not bad but has been better
    Sea Watch On the OceanResponded on February 20, 2024
    Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are delighted to hear that you always enjoy the food and the views. We are sorry that the service was not up to par during your last visit and hope we can make it up to you next time.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The crab tostadas were delicious, as always! Our favorite at lunchtime.
    Sea Watch On the OceanResponded on February 20, 2024
    Thank you for this great review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the crab tostadas during lunch. We can't wait to see you again.

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  40. JoseeF

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always such a great dining experience, highly recommended!
    Sea Watch On the OceanResponded on February 20, 2024
    Josee, Thank you for the kind review and for recommending us! We are thrilled to hear that you always have a great dining experience at our restaurant. We look forward to seeing you again.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Sea Watch On the Ocean is rated 4.6 stars by 7500 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 107 times today
Google Map for Sea Watch On the Ocean

6002 North Ocean Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Commercial Blvd
  • Neighborhood
    Lauderdale by the Sea
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–3:30 pm Brunch Sun 11:30 am–3:30 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:30 pm–7:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Steak, International
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    We offer complimentary valet parking as well as self parking in our on site lot.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Rudi Lopez
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (954) 781-2200
  • Private party facilities
    Sea Watch On The Ocean delivers award winning cuisine while offering fantastic views of the Atlantic Ocean. Whether you are planning a small office party or a grand wedding celebration, you are assured that your event will be an unforgettable affair.
  • Private party contact
    Cindy: (954) 781-2200
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