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Upstairs Bar and Lounge - Sea Watch On the Ocean, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Sea Watch On the Ocean

4.6
4.6
7735 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 26 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 7,735 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

7,735 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been here many times an this was the worst...The meat was over cooked and the shrimp was chard . Family of 4 no drinks 250 bucks .definitely not worth it!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful old charm restaurant. Lovely service. Great views.

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  3. CupcakePlease

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service ! Great food ! Beautiful atmosphere !

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  4. LoisF

    New Mexico

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    wonderful waiter Charles! food excellent. went early which was perfect to get beautiful twble on the porch ! thank you!

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  5. Lovethisplace

    New York City

    76 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    76 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food with outstanding service. We had a wonderful view of the beach and ocean. Great wine list. The dessert was too big (ha ha) and wonderful. We will be back again and again.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved indoor patio with view and breeze of the ocean. The mahi, lobster, crab stuffed grouper special, key lime pie, crème brûlée, and after dinner cocktails were delicious. Very nice wine list also.

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  7. JosephS

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a amazing experience, food and dessert are always spot on, thanks again

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  8. Nana

    Portland

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    very nice view. Great service. Prices are good compared to other locations closed by

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  9. DVK1

    Fort Lauderdale

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had the brunch menu. The Crab omelet was eccentric and the challah French toast was too die for.

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  10. FrancesB

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My friend and I had an absolutely spectacular brunch - Lobster Benedict. Our server, Ashley, was exceptional and we will definitely come back again soon!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was cooked perfect. Great environment would definitely recommend for any occasion. Drinks were strong too. Overall great experience.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and food was amazing! One of our favorite places to eat.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were seated upstairs— no elevator. We arrived early but were seated Up stairs was on the warm side. key lime pie for dessert- delicious but the smallest piece I’ve ever been served. 2 orders of shrimp tempura- large shrimp delicious 2 orders of scallops also delicious Would definitely return- would not sit upstairs or on the patio.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed our lunch, celebrating our anniversary. Fish and chips, and our burger were delicious as usual but this time the coleslaw was not as fresh. The view is always spectacular!

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  15. Sandy

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic dinner!! Great way to celebrate our 38th anniversary!!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Scallops were gritty and potatoes undercooked. Of course you can’t beat the view. Key lime pie is the best. Service was very good.

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  17. MonoM

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We have dined at Sea Watch for 30 years - something was uncustomary wrong - the French onion soup was terrible - bake potato was bad & fish was so/so…. Must have changed chefs

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  18. Curt

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent and prompt service, our server was incredible, as were each of our 4 entrees. Wine Wednesday half price offer is always a great thing. Took a walk on the beach afterwards, not many restaurants have that feature. A great atmosphere and a true local gem.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great spot, lovely view. Great for a special night out.

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  20. AngM

    Detroit

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was absolutely wonderful! Filet so tender we could cut them with a fork alone. Our waiter was very attentive, maybe a bit too much, but not going to fault him for that. All in all, fantastic establishment.

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  21. Patty

    Fort Lauderdale

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always delicious food and beautiful atmosphere/ocean view. Excellent service.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Looks a little dated from the outside but don’t judge a book by its cover. We had a very nice dining experience during our final evening in the Lauderdale by the Sea area. Our seafood was fresh and tasty. Service was very efficient and attentive. We dined in the patio area…great space. Execution in all areas exceeded expectations. Plenty of parking.

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  23. Linda

    Fort Lauderdale

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress was outstanding. Food was amazing, as always. However, this was probably one of the best experiences we've had at Sea Watch in a little while. Maybe dining a little earlier before the big crowds rush in is best. We were celebrating an elderly woman's birthday - and she was in heaven. Thanks So much! I've been coming to Sea Watch since the mid 1970's - and LOVE it!

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  24. LSULLIVAN

    Orlando

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Sadly we have been many times and this was very disappointing. Taking into account that it was Mother's Day and the volume of individuals being served. We had 3 servers in the room.we were located in and she didn't come to our table until another server went to find her. She never brought limes to the table when asked. We had to ask for bread. I watched our food sit and it was only when the same server told her did she bring our meals. The only time she moved quickly was to get the check. The two other severs in the room ran circles around ours and they had larger tables and more patrons.

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  25. PhilK

    Naples

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Exceptional service ( thank you , Mary!) and beautiful ocean view. One of my favorite restaurants in Fort Lauderdale.

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  26. CarlosC

    Miami

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Paula attended to my family’s need and was great!

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  27. TerryW

    West Palm Beach

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great service, great view! Sea Watch is a South Florida treasure.

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  28. AlanV

    Fort Lauderdale

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Carlos is the best server Food was hot and excellent lovely view of ocean

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  29. JenniferO

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great casual restaurant to enjoy with friends or date night. The steak is superb. I paired it with scallops. I was surprised it was so good for the $$. I highly recommend this restaurant. Awesome views of the ocean too.

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  30. MarieT

    Poconos

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always the staff greets you with a warm hello from the valet to the hostess, we were seated outside with a table over looking the ocean, the food was excellent and the service was on point.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    More than a restaurant, it feels like home. Staff serve you like family and the food is made with love. You can tell the staff love that place just as much as the patrons and they can't wait to say hello and share their love of Sea Watch. Can't wait to go back!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I love this place… must remember to come more often!

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  33. GailS

    Fort Lauderdale

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    My friend got the salmon meal. The waiter raved about the crunchiness of the french fries with it and the tastiness, He was told no salt and well done. Her fries were soggy cold and salty. I ordered the Mahi sandwich. It looked good when it was presented, but as soon as you formed a sandwich and picked it up, it collapsed. It was a soft and soggy roll. I ordered a white wine...looked like about 3 oz for $14. The waiter did not bring new fries when he was informed...and he never offered anything on the sandwich which had completely fallen apart. No mention of birthday! We did not trust the limited desserts (3) even though it was a birthday. $75 later for a $35 dollar meal outing. The setting is beautiful, spectacular views. T he food we ate was meh....value not there for lunch. Restaurant was not busy, waiter had 3 tables.

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  34. Cheryl

    West Palm Beach

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We came at an early hour, 2:00. Had a great waiter and excellent seating overlooking the ocean. It was a great late lunch

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If you are looking for an upscale restaurant on the beach that doesn't feel stuffy, this is the place. There is not a bad view in the place and the food was excellent. I was greeted by a friendly and accommodating staff who made the night even more enjoyable. I would highly recommend the Sea Watch. I have been going there for 40 years and have never been disappointed!

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  36. RobinS

    Fort Lauderdale

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    You wont be dissapointed. Sea Watch is big and has many options for seating, eating, and having a relaxing outing.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love this place. Fabulous staff, food and location!

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  38. AnnV

    Miami

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We got a great table with a view. The food was delicious and the waitress patient and friendly

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  39. StephanieJ

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food at Sea Watch by the Ocean was great! We are from the East Coast of Canada so are accustomed to great seafood and the food here was delicious. Our waiter was courteous and efficient. We are planning to go back when we are in Fort Lauderdale next.

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  40. Ryan

    West Palm Beach

    29 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice setting but feels very touristy and food is average at best. Service was great but average expensive food was very disappointing.

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FAQs

Sea Watch On the Ocean is rated 4.6 stars by 7735 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 26 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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