Sea Watch Restaurant

4.6
6298 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 6298 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.6
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4.7
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4.4
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipBonAm
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant doesn’t disappoint. The food and the service is outstanding and the ocean view isn’t too bad either.

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DanielleS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Nice place but tourist trap. Over priced food for the quality. We had a really nice waitress and the views were nice. I would go elsewhere for seafood!

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vipPatrickC
Miami
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for relaxed dining

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vipSpecialevening
Chicago
43 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience1

Sea Watch is one of our favorite places. Food and service are always great. However last night two boisterous large tables were yelling and hooting during dinner. No one from management did anything to calm the situation. The experience ruined our evening. Disappointing!

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SherizaW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and view of the ocean. Our waitress was very attentive and helpful.

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RaquelG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurants only become icons by consistently providing memorable dining.
Sea Watch absolutely deserves its iconic status. The views and the setting are unmatched, the seafood is deliciously fresh and their staff couldn't be more professional or welcoming. This place is Florida at it's best!!!

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KG12345
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time stepping out since COVID. And the fact that it was at Seawatch made that outing great. We sat alone social distance in our area was awesome. Daniel was our server and he was amazing. My mom felt calm and relaxed. We felt so great having brunch. The food was amazing. And the constant checkin from Daniel was superb. Thank you for such a great experience during COVID. I know that not everyone’s comfort level is the same but it felt as if they had sections respecting social distancing and other sections a bit more crowded in which people’s comfort was less. So the catering for both was available.

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vipPattyB
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience4

I gave a 1 star because you gave away my reservation.

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BobSee
Miami
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Got a reservation through OpenTable, but there was no option for outdoor seating; so, I called Sea Watch and they do not provide the option but we could ask when we arrived. We arrived about 15 minutes before our reservation and asked. They sat us immediately on the Patio. Great!!

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Sarah
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Beautiful view, good food, good service.

Cons- It was very loud and crowded. I sat on outside patio, was not given a choice.

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Colbyjack
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had lunch at Sea Watch April 7. Gorgeous view, lovely ambiance, delightful service that seemed extra personal. So accommodating! The lunch menu was less expensive than dinner, so we were glad we went for lunch. Everything was simply delicious and we ate every bite... we even ordered a second lobster bisque. Thank you for a wonderful dining experience.

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Marj
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a nice quiet table with a sea view. Waitress was attentive and allowed us to sit over our lunch, which was nice. Fish and Chips excellent and so as our soup and key lime pie. A lovely afternoon with a fried I hadn’t seen in over a year

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HomeStrong
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent views, service and food!

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vipRoxy
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Always a pleasant and reliable dining experience. Excellent view of the ocean and food was great. Service was not up to par this time but we definitely will return again and again.

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GilbertK
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No issues at all. It was our second time there. Awesome restaurant

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vipAlbertoNYC
Miami
67 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Family get together. The meal was ok, not out this world. But some of the items were better than others. Crab cake appetizer was very good. The lobster bisque very good, the scallops were just ok, lobster tail was very small. The vegetables were a bit too done.

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KarenM
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We had an early reservation at 5:00 so it was quiet and the food came out in a timely manner. Nice table with a view. Enjoyable experience.

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CatharineU
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is great about the Sea Watch - the ambiance, the view, the service and of course the food. Best lobster bisque I have ever tasted. Love the Sea Watch salad.

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GuyB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My Scallops were delicious, however my wife got the Surf & Turf and was disappointed in her meal!

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JMOM
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and Great food. Had Lobster and it was good. Husband had king crab legs and they were great also. Love the view .

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vipout4fun
Baltimore
192 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about our dining experience at Sea Watch was outstanding. Our seafood entrees were perfectly prepared and artistically presented. Dessert was a chocolate trifle which was simply delicious. Our server, Barbara, was attentive, friendly, and professional. Sea Watch is right on the beach too - the views of the Atlantic are spectacular. Sea Watch is a favorite.

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vipDave
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience5

Went with my wife for our anniversary, waiter was very nice, and attentive. My wife ordered a steak medium, when the steak came out it was well done, the waiter took it back and brought out another steak and had her cut it, it was raw! He took it back again and when it came back out it was butterfly, over cooked and cut in 4 pieces! By this time I had long finished my diner, which was $ 38.00 for about a four oz lobster tail 3 shrimp and two scallops and way over priced! The waiter took my wife’s off the check which was nice since she NEVER ate! At the point I asked for the manager and she took of the appetizer and the two ice teas, we will never go back! My diner was ruined, because I had to eat by myself!

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KellyC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience5

Food was over cooked and over seasoned :(. Service was excellent, so I didn’t complain. Just ordered fried and we shared those

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MicheleB
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always amazing, view is beautiful and service there is fantastic. I highly recommend heading to sea watch if you haven’t been. Has real old Florida charm.

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HenryS
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice ambiance and great food and service. Definitely will come back.

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EdwardP
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Very nice restaurant! The scenery was beautiful and we had a perfect table! The food was very good! The only thing we felt was a little rushed. Ordering and the food came out really fast. We just felt pressed to turn the table over I guess. I like to sit and have a glass of wine before I order. We will return though!!

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vipPatnBrian
Miami
30 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary
Excellent food
Had the perfect table in the corner with a magnificent view.
Great bottle of wine
Perfect evening
Thanks
Patty and Brian

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out2night
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The vegetables and rice that accompany the meal were cold. Everything else was wonderful. A little too pricey.

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vipMariaB
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We visited Sea Watch for the first time for my birthday. It’s a beautiful location with stunning views. The menu is small but delectable for sea food lovers. The service was a bit slow, but we were in no rush. To finish our feast we shared a lovely slice of key lime pie - excellent! Make a reservation, it was packed on a Wed night so I do not recommend just walking in. We will definitely be back again and can’t wait to share this place with out of town guests.

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Donald
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an excellent meal. Our server was very helpful and nice. Always go there when in Lauderdale By the Sea.

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vipBillN
New England
20 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We are regulars to Sea Watch and have always had a great experience. This time we dined on a Wednesday and didn’t learn it was half price bottled wine day until after we had finished our meal. If we had been told earlier we would have made sure to order another bottle of wine!!

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MarshaP
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience5

We did not receive our receipt , but we got someone else!

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vipTrixie
New England
9 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anna was the best server we have had in Florida and the food was excellent.

Sea Watch Restaurant
Responded on April 2, 2021

Thank you for the kind review!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
82 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Gorgeous views of the ocean and beach but for the price, the food is just average. I had the lobster tail and filet. The lobster was very small and the filet was not a good cut at all
I’d Go back for happy hour but head somewhere else for dinner.

Sea Watch Restaurant
Responded on April 2, 2021

We are sorry you didn't enjoy your meal, we will pass your review onto the chef to be addressed and hope to deliver a better experience in the future.

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steved
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wife and I enjoyed our meals , service was great , food even better !

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Joannev
New England
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful evening out. The setting is beautiful and is accompanied by great food. The tuna tartare appetizer was awesome!

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JillK
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The service and view were excellent. The food was fair. The steak was ok. The seafood medley was swimming in butter. The mahi mahi was good. The rice and vegetables were not very good. It reminded us of a place that hasn't changed its menu or food preparation in decades. The desserts were the best part of the meal. Overall, it was ok, but not great.

Sea Watch Restaurant
Responded on April 2, 2021

We appreciate your feedback and will pass it on to the chef. We hope you'll consider dining with us again in the future and we hope to deliver a better experience!

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Carol
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best mahi I ever had! Delicious cesar salad!! Loved it there!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wife’s birthday

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always a good time!

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Sea Watch Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 6298 OpenTable diners.

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