Sea Watch Restaurant

4.6
6395 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 6395 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Relaxed. No rush. Need reservations.

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RichardH
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy hour menu was limited but very good. Calamari was excellent! We then went downstairs for dinner. Had a fabulous view of the ocean. For dinner, we shared 5 appetizers- more calamari! Shrimp cocktail. Ahi tuna, baked oysters (fantastic!), and raw oysters. My favorites were the baked oysters, ahi tuna, and the calamari (of course!). For dinner, we had blacked mayo ( very good!), tempura shrimp (crisp but not dry), angel hair pasta with chicken. Everything was wonderful and piping hot! Key lime pie was the dessert favorite although the crepe brûlée and chocolate mousse cake were excellent too. Our server, Robin, was very attentive to our party. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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RyanB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great choice to eat and relax with friends while enjoying views of the ocean!

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StevieD
Tampa
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The dinner was excellent and so was the service. Beautiful view of the ocean.

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JmB123
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best beach view restaurant in the area. Excellent oysters on the half shell! Been going here since it opened in 1974!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The calamari with the basil aïoli was outstanding ! You must get the cornbread best I’ve ever had. We had the pasta with goat cheese it was absolutely fabulous and you have to get the Crème brûlée it has chocolate on the bottom it was heavenly! This place is a must!

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vipJazz
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The ambiance is terrific. Food well prepared. It’s a go to place for it’s consistency.

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JENNIFER
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Beautiful views and food was great, but would have liked the temperature of the entree to have been warmer.

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potsey
Minneapolis
16 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Enjoyed being seated outdoors right on the ocean. Of the 4 entrees we ordered 2 were good (blackened mahi-mahi, swordfish) and 2 were so-so (pasta with shrimp, scallops)

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LynnS
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience5

This has been my 3rd visit in the past 30 days and the service upstairs outside has been terrible. I have lived in the area for 27 yrs and love the restaurant but we went May 3rd for an early Mothers day and the service was unacceptable. The food was poor this visit too but I truly believe part of the fault was the waiter as it was cold when it came out from sitting too long. However one of the dishes just was not made correctly. The restaurant in the past has always been a joy to eat at. Not sure we will be back for a while and we have eaten there minimum 1 a month prior to Covid so since everyone has been out and about again we have been enjoying lunch and dinner out more often. It's a shame as we love the restaurant.

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Bradyfoody
Miami
34 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We live 60 miles south and had not been to Sea Watch in 2 years! We drove up and brought dear friends, sat outside on the upper deck and enjoyed the sea breeze. Service was a bit slow in the beginning but understandable given the pandemic openings. All four of us odered differnt entrees and all were delicious. Thank you Sea Watch for not disappointing!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waiter and great food. Fantastic view

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UnaB
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great afternoon brunch with a birthday friend! Mary was our waitress. Beyond amazing!

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vipFoodie1
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Outstanding experience

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vipAneeseW
Miami
50 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Brunch with my mom, the view of the beach was amazing and the weather was great :)

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vipPatnBrian
Miami
35 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always
Thanks
Pat Sinclair

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JadeM
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, great service. The seafood is very good, location of the restaurant is great and the manager and our waitress was very friendly and accommodating.

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AmandaT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance! The view of the sand dunes and ocean are magnificent at dawn.

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WilliamK
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Josh our waiter was great. His since of humor and his service were awesome. We were celebrating our wedding anniversary and came from out of town.

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Francie
Miami
38 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Deeelish...awesome suggestion from wait staff..thank you Kelly!

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viposcar
Miami
128 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

A beautiful ocean front setting with excellent service and good but uninspiring food. A great place to take out if town guests. Ample free parking.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
19 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our dinner last night was fabulous. The orange roughy was prepared with a great chardonnay sauce. Service was a little slow at times but I believe that was due to staffing as our server said she worked a double yesterday. She was such a sweat girl and helped ensure we had a great experience. Thank you for another great yearly visit.

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vipBruceR
Louisville
18 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting and wonderful seafood. One of our favorite places in South Florida.

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vipOutofTownFoodie
Louisville
26 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food great, server great, drinks great, but the guy greeting guests at the door is not as nice as he needs to be. That aside, we’ll be back for the overall experience. By the way, the Orange Roughy was amazing.

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TJT57
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been going to Sea Watch since 1980 and have never been disappointed with the service or food. It is a wonderful place to take family and friends.

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Mobilken
Miami
21 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sea watch always preforms above. Everything was great and we loved the ocean views

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food,nice location on the beach.

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SherH
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Would be nice if the server was more tentative. Waited 20 minutes before we had to alert the hostess.

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JenniferM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful evening with great food in an extraordinary setting. Noise level is excessive. We are New Englanders and know our seafood and our meals were excellent. Particularly liked the seared scallops.

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ClaireM
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints! Just wish they’d bring back the whole lobsters.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service & food!

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JanisV
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have always loved this restaurant. I couldn't wait to take visitors there! They loved it too.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our anniversary. The food was amazing and the service was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

The food was delicious but it seems like staff was overwhelmed. The upstairs deck took forever to get service and the waitress was inattentive. Thankfully she had help!! The ambiance was great, how could it get any better. It’s a beautiful building right on the water.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have eaten several times at Sea Watch when we are in the area. The food is always top notch and this time was no exception. My wife and I typically share and that evening we shared an appetizer, salad, entree, and desert. Our server was very accommodating and all of the food was brought to the table at a leisurely pace. We would definitely return to Sea Watch.

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OpenTable Diner
Springfield
9 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful in true historic Lauderdale style. Food was amazing and service outstanding! Even though we had a table of two ladies next to us that truest played a con game with the staff, our severs and the kind matradee handled them with great grace and style! My wife and I will definitely e back when in the area!

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vipAlbertoNYC
Miami
68 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I went to meet with friends and celebrate life. My friend and I decided to order the Lobster sandwich to our surprise the sandwich was very small for the price they charge. I won’t lie the taste was very good, but for a hotdog bun filled with lobster meat we thought it was disappointing. His French fries were soft and cold. So I guess next time won’t go for those options. The good thing their location right in front of the ocean and feeling the breeze was nice. Service was very good.

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SpoiledFoodie
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best bouillabaisse ever, every time I order it. And the ocean and dune views are spectacular every time I go.

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daniellew
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What's not to like? Gorgeous view, delicious seafood and nice, friendly staff. The seafood medley is a great deal. Nice wine selection. I live in DC and visit my mom in del ray and we will be driving here every future visit for dinner.

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KarenP
Cleveland
8 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was great, food was good, we were looking for outdoor dining, they don't really have outdoor, they have a place considered outdoors, however, they do not take reservations

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Sea Watch Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 6395 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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