Sea Watch Restaurant

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$30 and under
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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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Sun - Thu 7:45PM - 9:30PM
Fri 8:00PM - 9:30PM
Sat 8:30PM - 9:30PM

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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MF
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Beautiful restaurant and setting, delicious food, wonderful service

GF
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's always a great evening at the Sea Watch. Wait staff was wonderful and food was delicious

i
Naples
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Told our guests what a great place this was. Had a reservation for 6 at 7:30. Waited a bit for a table. Finally got seated within 20 minutes of waiting. We ordered our salads, cornbread and main course together.
The salads did not arrive at the table for over an hour. By that time we had asked our server several times where our food was. The restaurants excuse was the kitchen was busy. Very poor excuse. We then waited another 30 minutes for our main course. 5 main courses came and the 6th we had to wait for and it came out wrong. By that point we were not sending it back. The server had the manager come over, she was not at all friendly and seemed rushed, she said we could be comped our salads, or take 25% off the bill or free dessert, "whatever we wanted", the manager said. We could decide. When the server came back to get our decision, the 25% off was never offered, we could get only free salads or dessert. We chose the free salads. There was no way we were having dessert and waiting another hour. We eat here occasionally and never have a problem. The service that night was horrific and the manager was very abrupt and quite unprofessional. Not likely we will be back soon.

V
New England
33 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sea Watch on the ocean is always a pleasurable dining experience. The service from entering the door to leaving is just wonderful. The extensive menu has something for everyone and the food is excellent. When making a reservation, request an ocean view table.

TD
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We just had a great lunch at SeaWatch. We had a table on the upstairs veranda overlooking the ocean. Couldn’t have been more perfect. We had conch chowder, fried shrimp, crab tostada, crab salad and the most delicious key lime pie for dessert. Everything was delicious. Our waiter was outstanding.

KH
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful!

KO
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent table by the windows, the food was wonderful as always, and our server Christine was fantastic!

OT
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good view, excellent appetizers

BS
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The seafood was great - I especially loved the lobster bisque and the “medley”. The wait staff were all friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. It really was a 5 star experience.

S
London
13 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Booked on the day, table upstairs so didn't see much of view still it was evening anyway!
Good choice of seafood. The stuffed grouper with lump crab, one of the specials, was lovely.
Bit noisy, but then is a big restaurant.
Recommend it.

DM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Salmon and blackened mahi were both great. Our Waiter, Dave, was wonderful, very attentive and helpful. The building is beautiful ; a combination of rustic and modern , and on the ocean!! Will go back again and have already recommended it to a few friends!

MM
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Very Scenic! Waitress provided incredible service and food was Great!

MM
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting on ocean. Delicious food and welcoming staff.

BT
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food offerings. The freshest and tastiest of seafood available.

JG
Montreal
10 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best bouillabaisse anywhere! The mahi mahi was tender, perfectly cooked and very tasty. Great advice for wine pairing.

MW
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have eaten at Sea Watch for 40 years. Always good, but this was the best meal we ever had there. Our hats off to the chef. We live in Ft Lauderdale and love the ocean view at Sea Watch. Plan on going back soon!

C
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We're locals and this is our favorite lunch spot on the beach. Very relaxed atmosphere and consistently fresh and well-cooked seafood. We've been here many times and we expect to visit many more times.

RK
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Hostess did not inform server of our arrival and we waited ten minutes after being seated before we met our server. She did a very good job,,food was great, but this startup glitch made a bad impression.

EY
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. View was fabulous. Great restaurant

EG
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Nice location, unfortunately that was about it. Had 8:30 reservation, arrived at 8:15. Another couple without reservation arrived just ahead of us. They told us that it would be a few minutes for our table. We took a beeper and went up to the bar. At 8:45 I went down to ask about the table, they looked at me shocked and said OMG we messed up and gave your “slip” to the other couple and forgot about us! Ok no big deal it happens. They sat us in the corner of a pretty empty place by this time. Finally after sitting for 15 minutes and NO ONE came over I had to get up and ask if we had a waiter? A waiter then came right over, apologized and did give us a round of wine on the house. Food came out quickly and was Luke warm and one dish was rather small portion for the $$$. Seemed like it was the end of the night and they wanted out. Great atmosphere go before sunset would probably be best.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent, will definitely return

RK
New England
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food delicious ! Price very reasonable! View amazing. Wait staff great.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience2

The service was

DB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always excellent!!! Service, food and overall ambience make the Sea Watch one of our favorite restaurants in the area.

JB
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience4

As a returning customer I had mixed feelings this time around. Since we arrived early, we decided to go to bar and have some drinks before dinner. There was no available bar stools when we got to the bar, so we decided to order drinks while standing and wait until stools became available. They had 2 bartenders (a woman and a man) at the bar. We had to ask for drinks twice- first to the male bartender and then to the female. When stools became available, the female bartender told us that we couldn't seat there because the stools were already reserved for someone else. Since other stools became available immediately we decided to not question her comments about reserving a bar space, and sat on other stools. While waiting at the bar to be called for our dinner table (45 mins) we never saw anyone seat at "the reserved" seats, another group of people came after us, sat on some empty stools next to us, and since they needed an extra stool, they grabbed one of "the reserved" stools. The female bartender didn't tell them anything about the reserved seats, which made us very upset. When our dinner table bacame available, we paid our bar tab and told the female bartender about her very bad customer service. She did not give any type of apology for the incident, she told us that the people had move to another bar area; we told her she shouldn't lie because no one ever sat on "the reserved" stools

K
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view is spectacular. The server was wonderful, very attentive without being intrusive.
She had good suggestions. ( sorry I forgot her name).
This is the 2nd time we ate there this month the
food is delicious. Very good variety.

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Magnificent views great dining experience

BB
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've encouraged several of my friends, one has made reservations for her anniversary. I've been to Sea Watch several times its always a pleasure to dine with such a fabulous view. Thank you....

LJ
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this restaurant...great food , service and marvelous view!

M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the restaurant and have been there a few times. The food is great. The only negative was that the room we were in was noisy.

N
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time in a week we ate at Sea Watch and we love the excellent seafood and beachfront dining. Service is great and the prices are reasonable.

OT
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice spot always enjoy it

LN
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was wonderful. Thank you for making the evening so enjoyable.

CC
New England
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellence all around!

Atmosphere, food, views, and waitress were great.

OT
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

I’m a regular Sunday brunch patron and we always sit upstairs and outside. A wedding was held 2/9 during brunch unfortunately (perceived) pulling restaurant staff to accommodate the wedding. Service was really off today. I hope for special occasions, restaurant management would schedule extra staff. Plus the bar was out of the beer I prefer, how does that happen at an upscale restaurant?

R
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food2service3ambience4

Sliced sirloin steak was a small size. Maybe 6 oz and over priced. Disappointed.

DS
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time food delicious service excellent love the ambience

r
New York Area
112 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

my favorite restaurant in the fort lauderdale area. never dissapointed

OT
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Everything was good

SS
London
9 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waitress.

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