Sea Watch Restaurant

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$30 and under
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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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Sun - Thu 7:45PM - 9:30PM
Fri 8:00PM - 9:30PM
Sat 8:30PM - 9:30PM

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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
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4.7
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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food in an amazing setting. The service was great and the ambiance of the restaurant is surprisingly relaxed, but so classy. Crab-stuffed grouper and lobster entrees were both perfect, each served with roasted potatoes and vegetables. Had a wonderful evening seated at the open windows looking out onto the beautiful landscaping and beach.

RS
Miami
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful ambiance, food, and service.

S
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I made an early reservation so we could have the option of the prefix sunset menu. We were seated on time, with a view of the ocean as the sun was going down. The service was impeccable, our server was very attentive and the pace of the meal was perfect so we did not feel rushed nor did we have to wait. The food was excellently prepared, everything was very fresh and an appropriate portion size. At the end of our dinner it was already dark and since we had access to the beach from the restaurant we took a nice romantic walk on a very clean and beautiful stretch of the beach. Can’t wait to go back and try brunch there.

BS
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never been there before...what a gem with excellent food and views of the beach.

l
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We visit every year during our vacation. The ocean view is beautiful.

F
London
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great place for lunch and special occasions . Located on the beach, the service is great the food is ok.

LA
Savannah
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was excellent. Was there on a date and they sat us next to a drunken older party from Quebec who was loud and asking us to take pics of them. Waiter seemed disjointed and not really interested in working.

MS
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening and good food very delicious good ambience

J
Miami
80 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Barbara was our server...she was excellent!!!

RE
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience3

We requested an ocean view table. The one we were directed to was not satisfactory and we asked to be moved. The next table selection was better, but it was not centrally located.

CB
Indiana
37 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. Fresh seafood and beautiful setting. We always make sure to eat here at least once when we’re in town.

RB
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Location, location & location! Plus: superior culinarily experience and an outstanding service!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gave us a table at the window of which we asked fo
Server polite and knowledgeable patient and at tentative food came out in a timely manner was given time to look over the menu between courses and when we had finished no rushing us out

P
Chicago
199 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We love it here. But our waitress was in a hurry and a bit gruff. Maybe she had too many tables, everybody’ was served before us and we came in first. Constantly asking us if we are ready to order, and then disappears. I am not explaining this right. But we did enjoy the food and probably will return and pray we don’t get her again.

OT
9 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience2

We went on a weekday at 9:00. When we got there, the place was almost empty. That would not be an issue if it did not feel like everyone (except our waitress, she was fantastic) was ready to go home. Staff was moving chairs around, others were on their way out home, etc.
On the bright side, the food was excellent. We have fresh oysters as apetizers, 6 for $13. The paella was equally good if a bit oily (there was litterally a layer of oil at bottom of plate) but taste was great. Portion also was good with plenty of seafood and chicken. Finally, the seared scallop was another hit. A nice portion of scallops served over a sweet cream corn type sauce and roadted asparagus.
A nice place to go but be sure to get there early before 8:30 if on weekdays.

SI
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent as usual. Our reservation was acknowledged and we were offered a table inside or out on the deck. We sat outside on this warm evening with the windows open. Josh, who was our server, was absolutely terrific and made it a very enjoyable experience. Our order was delivered as requested.

PT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great value with good choices. Wonderful service and stunning views.

M
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner with family that gathered together from California, Florida and NY for a pre-thanksgiving meal. Had great service and beautiful ambiance with the ocean as the backdrop. They have a terrific dusk meal menu that included soup or salad, main course of which we had lobster, filet mignon and the catch of the day, and dessert. They didn’t rush us out. The meals were delicious. The last time I was there with my cousin was in 2012 and it was delicious then and better now. I will definitely be back.

h
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Our reservation was dishonored and we left. The prior reviews on food were to let me proceed to this page. After 20 minutes we were offered a table on the patio, not the main dining room, despite it being very humid. Your receptionist was very unconcerned and told us we would have to wait another 20 minutes for a dining room table, with no apology.

We have eaten here frequently and my grandson had his wedding here.

On our prior visit the receptionist did not record our attendance to Open Table and I had to respond to them. It seems you have a problem at the front desk that needs supervision.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating my birthday and this place was amazing. The service, the STAFF, the location on the beac. Just perfect. Already planning my next visit. Love this place.

CH
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a crowd-pleaser. Really glad to enjoy a get together after bridal dress shopping here. Great food and beautiful views with a friendly staff keeping things running smoothly, as always. Thanks!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have a crab stuffed lobster tail that isn’t on the menu... it’s amazing!!!

J
Miami
44 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

As always, food was very good. Unfortunately, this is the 3rd time we've had seating on the lower level dining area - which can be way too loud (acoustics) when there are large parties dining. From now on, we will request the upper area for seating...Variety of red wines available could certainly stand some changes, too.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food quality has gone down. The vegetables in our plates were overcooked and not very good. Regardless of the meal chosen it seems that everybody is receiving the same vegetables ... lack of varieties or ‘one size fits all’ concept is applied. Was expecting more from a restaurant that was once consider as an ‘institution’.
In addition, the steak of my chosen meal (combo Lobster tail & steak) was not very good ... very disappointing !
I will not go back nor recommand it until I learn that it has substantially improved. Sea Watch is not aging well ... too bad !

C
Richmond
27 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had the crab cakes as an appetizer. Excellent!
I had the bouillabaisse which was fantastic!
My husband had the filet mignon and scallops also very good except he asked the filet rare and it was a tad overdone.
Service was very good, and we especially noted that new receptionists were much more courteous than last spring!

S
Miami
105 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food , service and atmosphere! Love the dinner at dusk fresh catch specials!

D
San Diego
21 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and atmosphere. Extensive menu with excellent variety.

RS
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Sunset Special was good value, though next time I’ll have lobster because the red snapper and shrimp and scallops dishes were small servings and unremarkable.

DS
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent view of the ocean and a really nice atmosphere like a good server and excellent food.

n
New York Area
784 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We always enjoy dining here. Wednesday is apparently half priced wine and that was great! We tried the steamed clams for the first fime...great! A large portion of sweet little necks. The sauce was tomato-ey and garlic-y...our favorite. Could have used more then one garlic toast for the deliciousness. Entrees were swordfish and orange roughy. Both were ample portions and prepared perfectly. We ordered sides of mashed potatoes and the corn bread... carbo load but worth it. A very nice evening.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Awful waitress, bake potatoe without any butter or sour cream, had to request a cocktail which didn’t come to end of meal.

BL
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been going for years and am always pleased. It’s worth my long trip.

GO
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Family from Alaska totally enjoyed dinner at sunset. Wonderful food, spending time with family, priceless! Totally recommend!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great good!!!

J
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. Always a nice time!

KC
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great oceanfront restaurant - great food, great service, great view

BN
New England
10 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and delicious food.

GA
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've dined there for years, the service is always outstanding and courteous. Of course the food is always excellent.

OT
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A pleasant evening. We were seated promptly. Our server was kind and handled our order with ease. Bread is tasty. Caesar salad was good, dressing was ordinary. Portions were good. Grouper was tasty. Angel hair pasta was a bit too garlicky for my taste, and I’m Italian. Could be toned back a little on the heat. Quiet and pleasant night.

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful all around but especially loved sitting outside! Beautiful view!

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