Shooters Waterfront

4.6
4200 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
A lot has changed since 1982; but despite Fort Lauderdale’s evolution, one restaurant on the Intracoastal has been there every step of the way. With its dockside views, fresh seafood, and lively events — all served up in a relaxed environment — Shooters Waterfront is a Florida icon. There’s a reason behind our longevity: We invite you to see for yourself.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 4200 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.4
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
West Palm Beach
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambiance.

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Rell
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and excellent service. G was great and over accommodating to our party. Sushi is highly recommended

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, food and service. Every time we are in town, we make sure to get reservations and we are never disappointed.

JS
JaimeeS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food and ambiance. The device was slow, but that didn’t detract from the experience

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Nat123
Montreal
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The lobster salad at 34$ was expensive for the size of salad… it’s only that for thé good,everything else was very good.
The service was so so,we took a bottle of wine and the woman put some wine at the beginning and no Côme backdoor after.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Traveling from out of town and meeting family. Awesome seats on the water and fabulous food and drinks and service!

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MelZ
Miami
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haven’t been to Shooters in quite some time, and was pleasantly surprised with excellent service by our waitress, Tayla!

We Sought out Shooters for a birthday lunch and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

Had the ahi tuna salad, which was amazing and featured ample portions. The Birthday girl had the chicken flat bread.

Great food for the prices. Tayla made it extra special.

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vip2funny
Philadelphia
69 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service1ambience5

Great atmosphere. Food was ok. Unfortunately, we had very bad service. Our server left us sitting for 20+ minutes before I decided to get up and go find her. While we were sitting waiting, a food runner left a tray of coconut shrimp on our table that we did not order. He ran off so quickly, we didn’t get the chance to tell him we didn’t order it. We were going to order appetizers but were afraid our server would go missing again so only ordered dinner and opted to get dessert elsewhere.

JR
JaneisyR
Miami
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful views, wonderful service and delicious food.

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EdwardF
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite stops whenever we are in the Fort Lauderdale area. Micah our waiter was great. The food did not disappoint and what can you say about the ambiance over looking the yatchs traversing the waterways.
Five stars out of five.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Anniversary

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WylieH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent attitude and service! We trul enjoyed the food and atmosphere as well.

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shelliH
Miami
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I loved the food, my guests and I were seated outdoors, the view was great. Very thing was great, I will be back for sure.

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AngelinaH
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Everyone recommend that shooters was the place to eat. I was highly under whelmed and disappointed with my experience. The food wasn’t worth the price. The bathrooms were a complete mess. Lastly the service was slow.

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Paug
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience4

First time here, all staff was friendly. Where they say us though in the corner by the door to outdoor seating was extremely warm because people were going in and out constantly and the AC didn’t stay in very well. Also our food took about 30 minutes after we ordered to be out, they also didn’t have any crap and that was the biggest reason we went. We went at noon so I’m Not sure how they ran out so fast. I give it a 3/5 stars overall.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was awesome!! We were in Fort Lauderdale for vacation and found this amazing spot so we had to try it out. Our service was excellent. Our server’s name was Tori, she was so energetic, funny, cute, and awesome. She knew the menu very well and we never had to wait for her. She was so fun to be with. I would definitely request her again. Everything was great, the food was GOOD. The hostesses were extremely nice and professional. The manager on duty was also very nice and productive. He checked up on us multiple times. Next time I come on vacation, I am definitely coming back to this place. LOVED IT!

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RackealM
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful indoors area and excellent view of the water. We ate outside by the water which was very peaceful. Our waitress was great. She made very good recommendations and was very attentive. Food was very good! I would definitely go back and take friends along.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

We had a reservation for 9pm. We arrived at 8:50pm, and didn’t get seated until 930pm. Which was upsetting because they mixed our group and another group up and sat them down before us which caused a longer wait time. Our waiter was fine but we basically had to get up and walk to the front before our waitress realized we were ready to go. Otherwise it was cool, little more expensive than expected but food was amazing

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside and it was beautiful! A little hot while the sun was still high but as it went down it was perfect. All the food was DELICIOUS. We got oysters, calamari, the cheese board and the grilled Cobia.

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BackatitAgainn
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great experience once again and invited two friends who were first timers. They enjoyed their experience and their food very much! Our server was Jena and she was completely awesome, nice and comical. The atmosphere was lovely and as the sun dipped into the abyss, the wind blew in nicely cooling is down. I think the evening atmosphere enhanced the ambiance of the place and we simply had a ball talking, eating and reveling in the waterfront view.

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vipChefReyM
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Finally made it there thanks to a friend's recommendation years ago. Our first time there did not disappoint. Elegant but casual restaurant in a beautiful location on the Intracoastal. The food was great as was the service thanks to our waiter Michal. Looking forward to our next dinner. Reservations are a must as this an extremely popular place. Bon Apetit!

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vipWalterB
Miami
23 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yet another great dinner, great service, and a beautiful night on the water!

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NancyS
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

SO DELICIOUS!!! the coconut shrimp and sushi were soooo good! Everything we had was amazing and it was such a nice place. 10/10

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CristyL
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service and great atmosphere! Love happy hour and half price drinks/appetizers!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Hollywood Sushi was the worst thing I have ever had. Uneven cuts, roll was just cucumber and the crab topping tasted old and probably from a can.

Seafood baked pasta was not restaurant quality. Didn’t taste fresh.

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CKS12345
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful drinks, food and service. We especially loved the dockside margaritas, scallops, red snapper and baked seafood pasta. Waiter was amazing and attentive. Highly recommend.

JB
JosephB
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience3

After years of attending Shooters for lunch and dinner, I was very disappointed this time. Needs a lot of improvements in many areas.

J. Bolton

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Lily
Fort Lauderdale
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our Servers were amazing and very attentive. The ambience is awesome. Dessert was delish!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Celebrated my wife’s birthday. Worked out great! Food was very good.

Only thing. No one thought to offer our 2 1/2 year old companion a kids menu or crayons. She noticed another child with it when we were leaving. That would have kept her occupied. Next time I’ll know to ask.

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MikeS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, not cheap but awesome. A great location on the water

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Nkachika
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time. My sisters and I had three separate reservations. There were 15 of us. At first the hostess said that they could not accommodate us but then they were able to find an e tra table and accommodate us. Thanks to the manager that made it happen. Our server was Emely and she was awesome. My family is so much fun but we can be a Lot! But Emely was great! Thanks shooters for making my family vacation special. We enjoyed the live music as well. Great food and great service!

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Mariana
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Best waterfront view.
Service was excellent.
Music too loud
Food ok

JB
vipJenniferB
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server - “G” was awesome! Really helpful people while docking the boat!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place! Busy but good service. We really enjoyed our meal.

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vipmeme
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I usually go to Shooters for their Lobster Roll and was quite disappointed when they didn't have lobster. Tara, our server, was so sweet and helped me choose a different dish. After our lunch was served, she checked on us immediately, which is a rarity lately. Lunch turned out to be very good and having Tara as our server made the experience even better.

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vipAmandaM
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience and delicious food at shooters! :) We love coming to this restaurant and will be coming back soon!

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vipCarmenP
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First, I would like to thank was again our server, ZSuzana B
She was fantastic . She knew Two in the party(myself&my wife are vegetarians without me having to say it) She was very pleasant dry sense of humor.Hilarious. My nephew DannyMalissa(gf) came down from Colorado . First place I thought of was to take them here. They Loved everything from food to ambience. Big Points for the Aunts with them
Overall EXCELLENT. Thank You
Oh by the way my reservations was for 12:30 pm sat us down at 12:30pm . However,last time we went there with family from New York I always have reservations it took over 45mins-1hr to be seated. Family members so upset. I was like this is not right. I had a reservation . That being said Food/Server excellent. Thank You

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
98 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shooters was a great place for us to meet for lunch. There was even live music! The service was attentive. The food was tasty and plentiful. The setting was beautiful right on the water. Shooters is a fun place to go!

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GaryC
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Serviced by exceptional server Jena. Oysters cold but a little small albeit tasty. Spouse had mahi-mahi sandwich and I had sushi. All very good. Drinks decent. Weather cooperated. One of our Ft Lauderdale favorites.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Shooters is supposed to be the hottest place in town. We were in the area for an anniversary and really, really disappointed. We sat and our waitress didn’t tell us any specials. Heard the specials as we were leaving from the waiter behind us. We started with the mussels which were good. Nothing spectacular. For dinner we ordered the brown butter scallop and shrimp with risotto & my husband ordered the seafood pasta bake. The seafood pasta bake had a very strange, rancid flavor. We both couldn’t place it. The pasta bake was Supposed to have copious amounts of seafood and only found 3 mussels and a few baby scallops. The pasta was completely over done and flimsy. No hold to the heavy sauce. Now for the brown butter scallop risotto. The risotto was NOT creamy and very lumpy/ chewy. It actually held together in a clump. The scallops still had this gritty sand and when I bit down, there were shell like grit and sand in my mouth. I had to go to the restroom and wash my mouth out. Seems like they didn’t clean the scallops well, if at all. Meanwhile our server who did not recite any specials, was very busy taking photos of the fireworks across the bay and very excited for the view and display. The did bring another scallop entree out and by the time it came out, we were sorely disappointed and just wanted to pay and leave. Yes, we PAID and LEFT two entrees after a whopping $145. Covid has been a tough time for businesses and wouldn’t take leaving this review lightly.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Shooters Waterfront using the Order Online button. Shooters Waterfront also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Shooters Waterfront also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (954) 566-2855.

Shooters Waterfront is rated 4.6 stars by 4200 OpenTable diners.

Shooters Waterfront does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.shooterswaterfront.com/gift-card.

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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