Sea Watch Restaurant

4.6
6240 Reviews
$30 and under
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 over 40 years our menu selections range from a wide variety of the finest seafood and steaks.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 6240 people are saying
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4.6
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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NatashaC
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food great ambiance and location, there was a half off wine sale going on which was a nice touch.

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Pris
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in Ft Lauderdale. Sitting on the porch looking at the ocean on a beautiful day with a delicious meal is perfection!

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vipkarenm
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Older restaurant with older Florida residents. Food was just fair.

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Angeline
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect location, perfect food, drinks were great and so was the service.

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Lily
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was excellent!! We were not rushed, food and service was outstanding! I was a little concerned about how close the tables would be in regards to social distancing, but it was very comfortable! Glad we decided to go!

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Misssara
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The crab cakes were very good. I ordered the Filet and Scallops, the Filet was a little over cooked. I asked for medium rare and it was much closer to medium. The scallops were very good. The steak sauce was good, but not great. I will say the desserts, all three of them, were delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We have to left, the manager was rude and despite our reservation of 2 table of 4 he gave us 1 big table of 8 near the entrance and the bathroom. The restaurant was plenty of free nice tables... probably they do not like kids. Never again

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vipRichG
Miami
28 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most beautiful Ocean views/scenery in East Lauderdale
wonderful service and awesome food. Easy free parking also

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AmandaLiz
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sea Watch is top notch! Our dining experience, every time, has been impeccable! Starting with the staff, then their delicious food and drinks, rounded off by the ambiance of a beautiful restaurant. Highly recommend!❤️

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vipaveogirl
Miami
77 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful and safe venue. We sat on an enclosed porch with all the windows open and a view of the moonlight on the ocean. The food is always fresh and delicious. Our server, Mary, made us very comfortable and took very good care of us. Looking forward to our next visit.

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MichaelS
Savannah
9 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the view
The food was as dependable as always

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ClareL
New England
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view is beautiful right on the water, with palm trees, so pretty.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Loved the ambiance. Restaurant was not very busy. Bathroom was clean & well lit.
The server was awful! We couldn’t get service, our necks were on swivel trying to find her & flag her down. Two of four meals came & the temperature was cold.
The whole experience could have been skipped. We were terribly disappointed...

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Gloriana
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view is fantastic. Although the menu has been shortened, the variety is still fine.

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vipclive
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful, calm restaurant overlooking the ocean; excellent service with great food and fair prices; free valet (tip only). everyone I take there comes away happy

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Good food as always

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JVWG
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great drinks, and superior service. Bartender was fun and interesting to talk with while waiting for our table. Would have spent more time at the bar but our table was ready before we were finished with our first drinks. Favorite restaurant in Pompano Beach!!!! Do not miss this great spot when in Pompano!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating a birthday. It was really wonderful place.

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vipJerseyexit6
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night, the food was fabulous but very expensive. The hostess was very welcoming. Management was on point. Our waitress was fast and unengaged for some reason. We were there to celebrate a 89th birthday and no mention of this from our waitress which was disappointing. We try on 3 occasions to get her attention but she was not paying attention. I’ve been going to this restaurant for special occasions since 1983. Despite our server we had a wonderful view and evening.

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JacquieK
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent view of the ocean and beach. Excellent food. Seafood medley was cooked perfectly. Bathrooms clean, social distancing was practiced.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice venue. Far too noisy for me. We could barely have a conversation. For that reason I wouldn’t go back

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LindaH
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sea Watch has a beautiful location and ample parking. My friends that were visiting from out of town were very impressed and excited about the ambiance and view! :) The food was wonderful too. Our server was very kind.

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Midge
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect
Highly recommend. Been there numerous times
Never disappointed.

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Rossc
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So thrilled our favorite restaurant is back !!!
Bringing some friends again on Saturday for lunch who have not had the pleasure of eating here yet
We continue to recommend this restaurant

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Mike
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, staff was great!

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vipBirthdayEvent
Dallas
36 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding. And services even better. We love this place that has an beautiful view of the ocean

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Tranqlnatr
Naples
7 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the Seawatch. The food is always amazing. The servers are always accommodating and know what they are doing. We have never had a bad time or bad meal.

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vipIvelisseG
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

I was surprising my 89 year old Mom for her Birthday at SeaWatch Restaurant . I flew in from Los Angeles just for the occasion and choose this restaurant they OpenTable not knowing what to expect. Our experience was above and beyond our expectations. Starting from the front reception area and Manager to other staff . Kelly was our server, we had 2 tables of 6 guests and a full restaurant , yet she managed to make sure we were all taken care of. She made us and all the other patrons feel like they were her only table . Thank you Kelly and everyone at SeaWatch for making My Moms Birthday so special .
We ordered many different appetizers & entrees for lunch and everyone loved their food. Their Wine list is excellent .
I highly recommend this restaurant for any occasion.

Sea Watch Restaurant
Responded on February 25, 2021

Thank you for your kind words! We are happy we were able to make your day so special.

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RaceGirlA2
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit but will certainly not be our last! We loved the food, Diane Salad was delicious as were the oysters. But the absolute best was the creme brulee! Best we have ever had and we'll be willing to make the 30+ minute drive just for that dessert! See you soon!!

Sea Watch Restaurant
Responded on February 25, 2021

Thank you for your wonderful review! We are so glad you enjoyed your meal and hope to see you again soon.

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TinaL
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our dinner at Sea Watch. The food was amazing. So was the service and ambience. We will definitely return on our next trip.

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vipKWeataround
Miami
33 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Nice restaurant on near the water. Good food but service could have been better. We believe they may have been short staffed. Upstairs out on the deck if weather is good is the perfect place.

Sea Watch Restaurant
Responded on February 25, 2021

Thank you for your feedback, we apologize that the service was not satisfactory. We will definitely address the situation and we hope you'll come back for a better experience in the future.

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Birthday
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have not dined out with friends much over the last year but when we found out we had friends from Colorado also in Florida we made an exception and tried the Sea Watch bar area where we had dined for lunch many times.
Everything was wonderful and we felt totally safe. Every other table was kept unoccupied and we had plenty of room to social distance. The service was spot on, the cocktails were refreshing and creative, and all our meals were delicious. I had the blackened grouper, my husband had the steak and shrimp, one of our friends had Mahi, the other had Scallops.
Glad we chose Sea Watch again for our venture out.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. Wonderful ambiance and good food

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Foodies
Detroit
14 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The specialty dishes were fabulous and so was the filled!

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GaryG
Indiana
11 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent! Service was outstanding. Our table was ready the minute we walked in. I couldn’t asked for anything better. Truly an outstanding restaurant.

Sea Watch Restaurant
Responded on February 25, 2021

We are so glad you had a fantastic experience! We really appreciate your kind words.

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DebiG
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite place to dine! Being on the beach is a real plus, especially when the food is good and the servers are pleasant. It is nice to see that many of the personnel are still there. Sorry only they had to stay closed for so long!

Sea Watch Restaurant
Responded on February 25, 2021

We are proud to be your favorite! Thank you for kind words.

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vipBill
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was good but we felt like we were hurrying to get done
But the service and food was excellent

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JimM
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Waitress was out in space - had to ask for most everything and was somewhat rude at times. Asked for cream/sugar for coffee - she said we asked for black coffee. Other minor service lapses ( no ice for water, no salt/pEpper, etc) which she resented when we asked for these. We were at Table 5 (FIVE) (not two). Receptionist was notified as we left, and shrugged and said “She’s doing the best she can.”
Will return for food but will ask for another server....

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PatrickS
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Fantastic spot for a seaside, seafood lunch. The view can't be beat.

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SarahS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Did not realize that this place was mostly sea food on the menu which sucked because I do not like sea food but luckily there was at least one dish I could eat and it was pretty good for the price. The loved the atmosphere and would love if I could have my future wedding there!!

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Sea Watch Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 6240 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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