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Sea Watch Restaurant

4.7
4.7
6741 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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2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 40 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • 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

    Darryl Shuford

  • 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

    Cara: (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, BYO Wine, 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 - Thu - 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM,Fri - 4:30 PM - 10:00 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 6,741 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Fort Lauderdale

    Scenic View

  • Fort Lauderdale

    Seafood

  • Fort Lauderdale East

    Scenic View

  • Fort Lauderdale East

    Seafood

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  1. S

    Shorty

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is always very good, portions are moderate to filling. Only thing missing is live music, piano to be specific.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kelly was amazing, knowledgeable, friendly, professional
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    78 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    78 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and food were exceptional. Our waiter seemed to know exactly when we finished each dish and swooped in to retrieve the plate. He was a good conversationalist as well. The shrimp were delicious. Enjoyed the wedge salad. The grouper was moist and tasty. A delightful experience. We will return the next time we are in Fort Lauderdale.
  4. SM

    SusanM

    Miami

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Dinner was very good the only complaint is that I was told the lobsters tails I ordered were Maine lobsters but I'm pretty sure they weren't.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great night get great food
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had lunch with friends. Nice ambiance and good food. Restaurant was not crowded on Black Friday but I can see it could be an issue. They remodeled it and put tables more closely together.
  7. CT

    CindyT

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The orange roughy dish is excellent. Serving staff couldn't be more accomodating.
  8. TT

    TravelingT

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    We were disappointed that they remodeled and now just feels like every other table beside table, pack them in style restaurant. The ambience was amazing before this was done. Ordered filet and lobster for $60 and the filet was a half inch (not bacon wrapped) piece of most likely sirloin. Lobster tough and very small. The service was top notch however.
  9. CM

    CappyM

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere. Great service Very accommodating
  10. PH

    PatriciaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always the BEST view of the ocean, reminds me of Florida beaches as a child!!! Food, service and ambiance ...the BEST!!! My go to place for a lovely brunch

    Sea Watch RestaurantResponded 5 days agoThank you, Patricia, for writing us such a wonderful review! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed the food, service, and overall views our restaurant has to offer! We hope to see you again very soon.

  11. BD

    BillD

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful except for my salmon platter that I ordered. The salmon filet was the tinest sliver of a piece of fish that I've ever been served at any restaurant. When I was here last year they served a regular size salmon filet which was very good. They need to correct this!

    Sea Watch RestaurantResponded 5 days agoThank you, Bill, for taking the time to write us a review. We apologize your entree was not up to your expectations- as well as ours. We will pass this feedback to our executive chef to avoid this happening in the future. We hope you reconsider joining us!

  12. T

    Tara

    West Palm Beach

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food we ordered was DELICIOUS! One with angel hair and one with zita.
  13. L

    Lesterg

    New England

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The restaurant is very lovely and the staff and experienced and knowledgeable. Ambiance and location is super.
  14. SL

    SherylL

    Fort Lauderdale

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous and special!
  15. M

    Mountainmirage

    Western NC

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Pleasant atmosphere and good service. Food is very good and you can’t beat the view.

    Sea Watch RestaurantResponded 5 days agoWe are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us! We hope to see you again very soon.

  16. JH

    JanH

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    I do not think you will find a restaurant with better service! The staff was friendly and attentive. The decor is a mix of old and new. The setting, which is right on the beach, can't be beat (although we went after dark so we could not actually see the beach). The Sea Watch was a quiet reprieve compared to other restaurants we had dined in over our four night stay in Ft. Lauderdale. I gave four stars in "overall" and "food" because my salmon was overcooked for my taste. I like when I am asked how I want my salmon cooked. I should have made a request but did not think of it at the time. Pricing was in line with every other restaurant we visited. Next time we will go for lunch so we can take in a view of the ocean.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Layla was my waitress and she was great! Food was delicious.
  18. JK

    JoeK

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our waitress Jennifer was excellent. She’s very pleasant, attentive and accommodating. Kudos to her!
  19. KH

    KimberlyH

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great view, scenery, and very attentive, polite staff from the time you enter until you leave.
  20. KM

    KatyM

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We made our reservation outside with a window view. The setting was so pretty, and the food was delicious. Next time we want to go before sunset so we can see what looked like an amazing view. We will definitely return.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing. The food, service, ambiance. I will definitely be back.
  22. L

    Lyngwood

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great lunch with visiting family; we had a wonderful time.
  23. DW

    DebbieW

    Fort Lauderdale

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat at the bar for happy hour and had great food, great drinks and incredibly friendly service! It was so perfect that we never moved for dinner which was equally as wonderful
  24. GA

    GregoryA

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always excellent seafood. I always eat here when in the Lauderdale area.
  25. GR

    GwenR

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food were wonderful- even in a Hurricane! Good job, folks!
  26. b

    bryan

    Charlotte

    128 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    128 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place with wonderful food and a nice service staff.
  27. SD

    StepenD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food2service5ambience5
    We both had seafood melody, scallops were delicious but lobster and shrimp were tough, disappointing
  28. c

    clive

    Fort Lauderdale

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner for two on a Sunday evening. One of us had mobility issues and I called ahead to SeaWatch to explain the limitations. When we arrived they have reserved us a table that was easy to reach and had a lovely view out towards the ocean. The servers were very attentive throughout the meal. The menu had an excellent array of choices for both our tastes and the amount provided was more than enough, one of us took home leftovers for a lunch. All in all a very outstanding evening in a beautiful setting, excellent service and fine dining.
  29. C

    Claudia

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always a most enjoyable dining experience, such a lovely landmark that reminds me of historic Florida.
  30. JP

    JohnP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great table , good service, great food, good quantity. Nice experience
  31. J

    June

    New York Area

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful. Good food and service. Quiet to allow two visiting friends to speak. Not rushed.
  32. LB

    LouiseB

    Fort Lauderdale

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    the place is beautiful, the food and the service were very nice... A place to come again
  33. p

    pamelac

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Me and my husband lived in South Florida for 26 years, we were married in 1997, we went to Sea Watch on our wedding night with family. After marriage we continued to visit SeaWatch. Then in 2000 moved to North Carolina, this past week flew to Pompano Beach with friend, we ate here, was just as wonderful as I remembered. As time passes restaurants especially change hands and the outcome is usually worse, not SeaWatch, just as wonderful as I remember. Thank you SeaWatch for this incredible memory
  34. E

    Extraordinary

    Miami

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience2
    Overpriced for my opinion! The server was specially attentive but meals were not the best. My first time were oysters a wine and was wonderful, this time was too expensive
  35. AL

    AgnesL

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The seafood soup is the best The best key lime pie
  36. D

    Disappointedmom

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My husband and I have lived in the area for over a year and finally had the opportunity to dine at SeaWatch. We really enjoyed the dining experience. We were seated promptly at the time of our reservation and had a lovely table. Our server, Layla, was Excellent! Everything from drinks to dessert was wonderful…quick delivery, delicious food and drinks. The two of us sat side-by-side at a curved booth, so we were able to talk easily, but we did notice that the sound level was a bit loud. If there had been more people with us, conversation would have been a bit difficult. I would say that was the only negative and they really don’t have any control over how loud the guests are. We will definitely be back 😊😊
  37. M

    Mona

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is everything…and the food was amazing! We have eaten here several times and it never disappoints! Service was great as well and nice ocean views!
  38. SA

    ScottA

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about Sea Watch was amazing, especially the service
  39. A

    Atigoggo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Having been guests at the SeaWatch for more than 3o years we have never ever been disappointed and the same we heard from our many invitees there.
  40. DK

    DanielK

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful!

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

FAQs

Sea Watch Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 6741 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 40 times today
Google Map for Sea Watch Restaurant

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

  • 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

    Darryl Shuford

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, 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

    Cara: (954) 781-2200

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