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Sea Watch Restaurant

4.6
4.6
6845 Reviews
$31 to $50
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

7:00 PM


Booked 91 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 6,845 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Fort Lauderdale

    Great for scenic views

  • Fort Lauderdale

    Seafood

  • Fort Lauderdale East

    Great for scenic views

  • Fort Lauderdale East

    Seafood

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  1. JM

    JohnM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great surprise. The outdoor seating had a spectacular view. Happy hour was a nice bonus. Food was fresh and service with a smile. The seating booths were set and no chairs made it tough for larger then average person and eating here did not help that situation since the food was so good. Had a great time and will definitely return
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    We had friends visiting and our dinners were lovely. I ordered stone crab and they didn’t have much flavor. Our server, Omar, was backed up, but he was very polite. One of our favorite places! Thank you!! We will be back!
  3. BG

    BrianG

    Grand Rapids

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite restaurant in FLA. Always excellent!!!
  4. MD

    MelvinDayglo

    Miami

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sea Watch is our favorite restaurant! It's a "must stop" every time we are in the area!!!
  5. P

    Pattyann

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Ordered the fresh Grouper dinner and it was outstanding. The fish was fresh , flakey and tasty. The accompanying veggies were cooked perfectly. The service was attentive but not obtrusive.Iverall a great dining experience.
  6. GD

    GregD

    Fort Lauderdale

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    I recently rediscovered Sea Watch after more than 10 years. I've dined twice in the past 3 months, both times on the porch. When the wind is blowing off the ocean, it's a wonderful place to sit and share a meal, if it gets too windy, the windows can be closed. The drinks are well prepared, I had scallops that were perfectly cooked in a delicious sauce. The bread is delicious, too! It has moved back onto my restaurant rotation.
  7. J

    Jimbosinyc

    West Palm Beach

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Food, service and atmosphere were very good. Dinner was not rushed.
  8. ST

    SuzanneT

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday brunch and it was excellent. I had the lobster eggs Benedict, perfectly poached eggs and delicious lobster, although small it was flavorful. My husband had Huevoes Rancheros., which he said were the best he’s had. Sat out in the rear porch area with that stunning ocean view and breeze. Thoroughly enjoyed our visit.
  9. M

    Missjane22

    Western NC

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I met a friend for lunch last Friday. He had never been to the Sea Watch! He was very impressed!! We were seated immediately at a beautiful table overlooking the ocean. He enjoyed the fried grouper sandwich and I ordered my favorite: orange roughy with French fries. Everything was delicious and our server Carlo could not have been nicer. It was a beautiful experience all around.
  10. DB

    DarleneB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent in every way. I do not have time to writ more words.
  11. HB

    HowardB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall2food1service4ambience1
    Felt like you were getting the bums rush. Food was not good at all. High price for low quality. Waiter was good but everyone ran around much to much. We will not return.
  12. S

    Saral

    Fort Lauderdale

    157 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    157 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service as always! The swordfish was outstanding. The rigatoni pasta was great! Glad to see it back on the menu!
  13. AP

    AnnieP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Food, a bit pricey but the food delicious
  14. RP

    RichardP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was outstanding as was the service. I would highly recommend their calamari entrė.
  15. C

    Cat22

    Charlotte

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    We are snow bird regulars and this time Seawatch missed the mark. Our server was trying to rush us. We didn’t appreciate this. The drinks and lobster bisque were great, but our dinners were just ok. We ordered the filet and lobster tail $59 each. The filet was good - didn’t need the fussy fried onions on top. And our very small tail was not hot. We’ll be back but this was not the great dinner we were expecting.
  16. j

    janec

    Fort Lauderdale

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waitress was very amicable
  17. JS

    JulieS

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    All was great except for noise level and we were seated next to an exterior stairwell, therefore no view of the ocean.
  18. C

    Cary

    Orlando

    65 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We took our friends Joan and Don, who came from Spokane, Washington and they, as well as us, were elated with the service, food and ambiance! It was a marvelous afternoon! Outstanding!!!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Everyone was so friendly and accommodating except for our server, she was condescending and nearly ignored us all night long.
  20. GT

    GregoryT

    Fort Lauderdale

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Orange Ruffy, fried shrimp and crab cakes. The service was great, our waitress was very attentive and accommodating.

    Sea Watch RestaurantResponded on January 16, 2023Thank you, Gregory, for taking the time to write us such a wonderful review! We hope to see you again soon.

  21. f

    freqdiner

    Charlotte

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, and the ocean view is wonderful.
  22. LK

    LoriK121

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    They serve the best bread I’ve ever had in a restaurant! I got the bouillabaisse which was wonderful.. flavor was good and plentiful. My husband got the seafood medley which was overpriced and a very small serving
  23. r

    richardw

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall2food1service1ambience2
    Just very mediocre would not go back
  24. E

    Emmeepee

    Fort Lauderdale

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Go for lunch in order to appreciate the spectacular view of the ocean. Good food, atmosphere and service. It has it all.
  25. G

    Gahighlander

    Atlanta

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, attentive servers, great views. What’s not to like?
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was an amazing time, great way to end my trip seeing my sister. The service was excellent and it’s a very welcoming environment. The food was out of this world delicious. We each got one entrée and it was so good. Along with the lobster bisque and cream brûlée’s. Overall definitely recommend this place for any dinner or lunch option out there. The seafood is very fresh and once you get your food you understand the prices. Not pictured: Lobster bisque, it continues to be an amazing meal, the soup is creamy with small pieces of lobster in it. I loved it and it was great to dip bread into. Not pictured: BOUILLABAISSE was delicious. It’s a big portion but is great because your definitely getting moneys worth. Came with fresh fish, shrimp, scallops, clams, mussel, calamari and lobster. In ours we ended up getting a huge lobster tail. It also comes with a side of garlic croustade to dip into the soup. Overall I’m definitely planning on going back to Sea watch and trying more of their menu. Highly recommend whether your visiting Fort Lauderdale and want real good seafood or live there.
  27. K

    Karen

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love the view of the beach and sitting in the enclosed patio with the ocean breeze. The lunch menu is great and the service is always excellent.
  28. PE

    PELLY

    Fort Lauderdale

    64 reviews

    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for Sunday brunch,it was much better then expected.Everthing was GREAT!
  29. P

    Paul

    Fort Lauderdale

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was good. Benedict , omlette, Spanish breakfast. Pleasant e perience just need some cushions for those hard picnic seats
  30. F

    Floridafan2

    New York Area

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The lobster tails were great and the service was excellent. The view was fantastic.
  31. BK

    BillandKathyB

    Cleveland

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first visit to Sea Watch and we will definitely be back. Food was great waiter was on top of things, beautiful scenery couldn’t have been better. Put it on our go to list when we are here on vacation.
  32. b

    bylaw

    Cincinnati

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    This time seafood dish wasn’t quite as good as last time, but will go back. Jeanette is a fantastic manager and Paula was a great server
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    Beautiful dining experience. Perfectly average food. At this price point you are paying for the view.
  34. BL

    BruceL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had seafood medley was cooked to perfection vegetables perfect outstanding service drinks great
  35. VW

    VeronicaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sea Watch was incredible. Every single bite was delectable. The service was top tier. I never had to wait for anything. The atmosphere is absolutely beautiful- relaxed but classy. My only regret is that I can’t eat there every day because I live in the Midwest.

    Sea Watch RestaurantResponded on January 16, 2023Thank you, Veronica. Next time you are back in the area we would love to see you again! We are so happy you enjoyed your time with us.

  36. RR

    RichardR

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly staff, good food and great views of the ocean.
  37. n

    newthingsat50

    Indiana

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Good food but not unique or amazing.
  38. MW

    MarkW

    New Mexico

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    It had been a few years since we last dined at the Sea Watch, and
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    This meal was for a 3 year wedding Anniversary (married 12/31/19) and New Years Eve. Just a celebration at a very nice place like Sea Watch. Which was busy and looking amazing! Sadly the experience went downhill once our meal started. Our table was great. The ambiance was great. Yet the menu was very limited and the food was Sub Par. The appetizer we chose was shrimp cocktail (4 single shrimps on their side on a plate with a strange cream sauce (almost like onion ring sauce from outback)). The entree was amazing but the sides to it were honestly horrible. The waitress came to our table only a few times. The dessert was two options. Chocolate trifle or Key Like pie. I felt bad for my wife who doesn’t like either. The couple next to us tried to substitute because they don’t like either and the waitress suggested maybe the husband would like two desserts of the same. Or maybe one to go. I’m sorry to leave this review but I regret taking my wife there for this event. Regret I took her there on this occasion isn’t the best feeling for an occasion like this. And no I didn’t say anything to anyone about the overall meal because….what am I gonna do? Take the second dessert home? For$ 86 a person + 20% tip wasn’t worth it. We’ll be back but not new years or special occasion.
  40. T

    Toni

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Seawatch is an excellent restaurant. You sometimes worry on a busy holiday with a fixed menu that it may be a little off. But Seawatch did a terrific job! The food was delicious and service was exceptional. We already decided to go again for NYE 2023.

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 4.6 stars by 6845 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 91 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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