Sea Watch Restaurant

4.6
6158 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 6158 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LatoniaB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome staff, food and service. Great location and parking

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WalterJ
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was outstanding. A beautiful place to eat

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LoriP
Miami
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always delicious food and the ambiance is outstanding

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DonnaR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

It was a beautiful day for outside dining. The waiter gave supreme service. The bread served prior to the main course was hard and cold. I guess just a bad batch of bread. The main entree was delicious. I am so glad the restaurant is open!! I will be back, again!

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BeverlyR
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view, delicious seafood and an attentive waiter. Enjoyed a special birthday lunch.

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vipBilly
New York Area
75 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A very nice and upscale south Florida restaurant. We were seated promptly at ire reservation time. Server was friendly and attentive. After drink order we had as entrees the special grouper and filet/shrimp combination. My grouper preparation was very nice, but the fish was somewhat dry. Wife’s combo was excellent with filet prepared perfectly. We will return.

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CathyC
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love sitting on the porch and eating the wonderful fresh seafood.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Seated right out on time service was good food was good it was dark so we didn’t get to enjoy the ocean right outside.

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JonG
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service! Great food! And a cozy environment

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terryk
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, wonderful waiter, amazing view, who could ask for more

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SallyD
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great server named Terry , he was so polite & had great knowledge of the menu , the entrees were all good & we were very happy we went & happy they're open again 😊

Sea Watch Restaurant
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for your acknowledgement! We are happy to be open again and serving our wonderful guests.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The service was great. The food was not as delicious as usual. The chef was very light on seasonings.

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biopro23
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I would give this place a try! They have a beautiful location overlooking the ocean and the food is simply good. Our family had the filet & scallops (filet was cooked perfectly), the blackened Mahi-Mahi which was delicious and the broiled Grouper. Everything was wonderful and if you REALLY want a treat, order the Key Lime Pie for dessert! Oh my goodness it is amazing!! You will get great food, great service and an amazing view here so I definitely recommend.

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vipDebraB
Miami
25 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful meal with out of town guests at Sea Watch.
our server was very nice and on top of things with all our requests.
everyone loved their dinners, especially the Bouillabaisse and my swordfish was excellent and perfectly cooked.
Restaurant was clean and we felt service was "safe" with everyone wearing their required masks as needed, etc.
we'll go back again soon.

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CarolynB
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was delicious, beautiful view of water with opened windows so you could feel the breeze!

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vipSuzanneW
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad its back! Everything was amazing and the view incredible.

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vipAddie60
London
50 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After not being able to dine at Sea Watch since early 2020 this was a long waited for treat. It was such a relief to find everything exactly as it had been in spite of them being closed for so many months. Congratulations to them for returning to former days without a misstep

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Carolina
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience5

The food was not good at all.. I had a eggs Benedict... far away from a good one.. pasta as a kids meal was just ok... the view is amazing... the service was not so friendly... maybe it was a bad day!!! I don’t need to come back! One good point... the bread... delicious!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Sea Watch!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was stupendous. Food was excellent. Loved the ambiance.

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vipCIANAPA
Indiana
24 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy to have Sea Watch back. I had Mahi and was very good. Even though thedining was inside, I felt comfortable with the arrangements. Always a great ambiance.

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SusanB
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy it's open again - our favorite place for special occasions

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vipJCF123
Tampa
19 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Very upset with the manager/host. Made a reservation and told them it was a special birthday and would like a romantic table etc etc. I told the host manager we had a reservation and spelled the name. He didn’t look or acknowledge. There were lots of tables but he took us to an area where other people were seated to make it easy for waitress. The waitress was nice and did a great job. My fish entree was not fresh and after two bites sent it back and shared the other entree which was awesome. It took some time to get the horrible taste out of my mouth. No apology from the manager and no mention of the birthday celebration. It was nice to see the historic building and dine on the ocean but doubt if we will ever return.

Sea Watch Restaurant
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for your feedback. We are so sorry you were disappointed with your experience and hope you will give us another opportunity to create a special memory in the future.

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vipRandyR
Naples
27 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

They just opened a couple of weeks ago so I guess they were still having issues. The service was very slow. The server took at least 10 minutes to even greet us. She was very busy so it wasn’t her fault. Food was good but not steaming hot. Portions not large. My husband has a seafood dish and he got a very small
Lobster, 2 shrimp and 2 scallops with rice and asparagus. I also don’t remember them charging for any potato as a side. There were no substitutions unless U wanted to pay for French fries or baked potato or
Mashed potatoes. I think the menu is pricey and it’s not good business to charge for potatoes. They are probably the cheapest thing on any menu.

We live here so we will give it another try.

Sea Watch Restaurant
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for your feedback and understanding. We are sorry you were disappointed with your experience but we do hope you will return again in the near future.

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Echolady
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view from this restaurant is beautiful. The service staff are very welcoming, and very pleasant. The quality of the food is always excellent.

Sea Watch Restaurant
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for your kind words!

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JohnM
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OUR TRAVEL STOP
When traveling I-95 from upper state to Miami, our frequent stop is the Sea Watch. It is only a few miles out of our way, but makes for a relaxing break in our trip. We just happened to catch their Sunday brunch this past weekend. (Usually it's later in the day). We were pleasantly surprised with their early menu consisting of many types of omelets but also included regular lunch items - one of which is my favorite, their blackened mahi sandwich. Must also mention the beautiful view overlooking the ocean. You will be pleased you stopped.

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vipaveogirl
Miami
75 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been going to Sea Watch since my parents moved to Pompano Beach in 1979. It still serves absolutely delicious food! The creme brulee is the best I've ever had. We ate on a little porch I never knew existed and it was almost on the beach and very relaxing. Our server Alix was very attentive. We told him we like to take our time and he accommodated us very nicely.

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LauraM
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it and so happy its reopened! Such a beautiful place.

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ChuckW
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sea Watch has been our go to restaurant in Pompano since 1980. Easy walk from the Beachcomber.We were so glad to find it had reopened 12/26/2020. Never disappointed.

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CareyG
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Service was impeccable. They were very sweet to our 5 year old.

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vipChiGirl66
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always, and our server Alex was top-notch!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

New Years Day Brunch......great food, great location!

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AndreaI
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No wait, "outside" seating in indoor but with all the windows open.

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Rick
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The Food was as always "Great" with the exception of the famous Creme Brulee. It was sour because they had dark chocolate underneath this great dessert. This dessert was ruined. The main Entree "Swordfish" was perfectly grilled and the Lobster Bisque as always very well made!

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vipNancy
Raleigh
13 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Outdoor dining area nice. My favorite dish is the orange roughy although all their fish is great .

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MaureenM
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We couldn't wait for the restaurant to open after it had been closed for so long. Excellent food and service.

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SteveH
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a nice early New Year’s Eve dinner and sat on the porch. Restaurant was not crowded. Service was excellent and food good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve

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DavidP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After a long awaited return. It was worth the wait! Never a disappointment! Welcome back!

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PaulW
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite family traditions. We're so happy Sea Watch is open again!

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Sea Watch Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 6158 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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