Shooters Waterfront

4.5
1994 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 5

I Shooters has a wonderful atmosphere and energy. But the food is at best mediocre. I ordered a cobb salad the other night and brussel sprouts -brussel sprouts awful and haven’t seen a Cobb salad using American cheese in years. There are other restaurants with great atmosphere and good food so no need to return unless I’m just going for a drink,

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c
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Huge servings. Waitstaff should have told us that and we would have done more sharing. Delicious food.
Hostess not particularly pleasant but everyone else delightful.

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OT
Miami
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect place for a date with my husband! Will definitely return!!!!

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JB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was good. The view was great if you like watching boats/yachts. The service was excellent. Our server was one of the best we had in Ft. Lauderdale.

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NW
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love shooters. And I will be back with family and friends.

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M
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent ambience! Beautiful waterfront restaurant! Fabulous food!

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GA
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

To bad we could’nt had an outside table
We made the reservation 10 days in advance,and where at the Restaurant well in advance

Thanks

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OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service, accommodated my 2 year old niece and we thoroughly enjoyed our experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My experience at Shooters was memorable. I took my Granddaughter there for her 18th Birthday and she thought the place was amazing. Our dinners were very good, and more important was our server, I think his name was Steve or Scott, but he was excellent, he made our nite more enjoyable

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b
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Restaurant was extremely busy and very noisy. Lots of yachts in dock;
Food was okay; have had better. Waitress very nice and accommodating.

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S
Atlanta
55 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

I had sushi-grade tuna that was room temperature when served to me, and tasted rather bland. My stomach hurt within an hour after I ate it, and for several hours afterwards. THe service was excellent, though, and it was fun to be on the water.

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ES
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Arrived on a Saturday on time for our 11:30am reservation and my husband and I were seated after a short 5 minute wait. We were seated at a table close to the water. We waited about 5 minutes before our waitress arrived to take our beverage and food order. A suggestion I have is bring water to the table when first greeting customers at the table. It is warm outside and this will give guests something to drink while waiting for a waitress to get additional beverages. My lobster benedict was delicious and came with breakfast potatoes. My husband order an omelette which arrived undercooked. He ate it, but he would not order the omelette in the future. He did enjoy the breakfast potatoes and the side of bacon. Next time we will try the breakfast buffet which had many appealing stations-carving, omelette, crepe, breakfast potatoes, bacon, sausage, salad, sushi, and pastries, and desserts.

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B
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

The food and scenery was good . The Waiter was very awkward at times . The bill situation for a party of 14 was very annoying bill can only be on 1 check which wasn’t explained but split 4 ways they should allow the bill to split more ways to avoid confusion

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D
Miami
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Felt a little rushed. But o stall a good experience. Asked for waterfront table as 20 year anniversary. Got an outside table but it certainly was not waterfront. :(

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TB
Miami
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very good service, very flavorful food. Only two negatives. Fish overcooked and red wine served too warm. Should be served at 57-63 degrees F

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TD
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best table best waiter. Thanks Scot T. We will be back.

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TC
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great experience at Shooters. The food and service were top notch. Absolutely beautiful ambience and great time!

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M
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Asked for round table and were seated indoors. Service just a tad under excellent, but no complaints. Food was uniformly excellent!

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IC
New England
23 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Shooters on a weekend a couple of weeks ago and it was very busy. This time we took the Ft. Lauderdale Water Taxi and got off at Shooters. We were seated immediately and everything was great.

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JM
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The only problem I had was, i had a reservation ahead of time. When we was taken to our seats someone was sitting it and stated to the lady that they are regulars and can sit where they want. If this is how shooters operate, why have us make reservations when people are just sitting themselves. We had to stand there looking like fools while they look for us another table.

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OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Really great outside space. Well placed table allow conversation even when it’s full. Menu varied so lots of choices and price levels. Nice service.

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AL
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a reservation and had to wait about 10 minutes, which was ok since it was the height of lunch service and we wanted to sit outside. Food was very good (I had the chicken wrap) and my husband had the lobster salad. Libster salad was very good, but the portion was rather small. Our server, Ruth, was very attentive.
We will definitely return.

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DT
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Great setting, nice atmosphere-right on the water. Huge restaurant, very busy, almost like a factory how they shuttle people through. My only complaint: we got there early to go have a drink in the outside bar, which was very nice. They texted me that our table was being cleared and to come up to the front desk. We paid our bar tab, went to the front, and stood there for 25 MINUTES waiting to be seated- we could have stayed in the bar enjoying ourselves (and buying more drinks) but instead I got increasingly upset because of the time lag- to the point that I had a difficult time getting over it and enjoying the rest of the evening. They did offer to comp our dessert, so they did make an effort to make us feel better about our situation.

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J
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Very poor service from the beginning upon entering. The desk has to do a better job!! This has always been a problem! You stand outside waiting to check in, people cut the line, people are trying to leave, it is just handled poorly. Food was not hot

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MH
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The outside dining is absolutely amazing.... the food was just “Ok” for me. The servers are great. The atmosphere is very relaxing and casual

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MH
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Glaze chicken wings is to die for. Really good

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JB
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated my birthday here for brunch with my family and had an amazing time!

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m
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, great water view. We sat inside, under AC, because of the weather. It was nice and quiet by the buffet table. Will come back.

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E
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, staff, & atmosphere!!

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m
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

We were there on Saturday for my mom's birthday. We are latins and we feell discriminated against.
Alexia was our waitress.
Also It is the first time that I was asked for a personal identification at a restaurant when paying with my credit card.

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Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time for the brunch here. Awesome! Delicious lobster Benedict! Cooked perfect. Had a Bloody Mary that was delicious. Made reservations for outdoor seating and was not disappointed.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food and drinks were phenomenal. Host team lacked sense of urgency. Initial visit to the bar was good! Service well bartender grabbed wine glasses from the inside of the glass which was off putting. The outside atmosphere was great and we loved sitting by the water. Our server seemed a bit overwhelmed and he received little help from the rest of the team.

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DC
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you for such great service specialy allowing us to change our reservations because of our late arrival.

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B
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great, fun atmosphere...nice Wine list & from the beginning of being greeted at the door until we left the staff were so friendly! The food was fabulous too, made my 29 year old Daughters Bday so special! Can’t wait to return!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was excellent. Our waiter, Oli, was friendly, attentive and gave excellent food recommendations. The staff service was excellent. We will be back!

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TS
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I came on my birthday for an afternoon drink with some friends. We got a great table right in front of the water, but unfortunately it started pouring rain and we had to go under the roof. We were siting down waiting for a waiter for about 10 minutes until a waitress came by and said she noticed us waiting and saw we haven’t been attended. She was kind, but that wait was really long. After we enjoyed our drinks, there was a large party that was being set up to sit behind us and the staff was preparing their table. The two men that were making the table asked us to stand up so they could move our table, of course we said yes, not a problem. But they didn’t wait for my mom to get up from her seat and started moving the table in a rushed manner. I understand that they had customers waiting, but we were customers as well and it was not polite. After the two men moved our table, they didn’t even bother to assist us with our chairs that were left behind. I just found it to be rude and careless of us.
Overall experience was okay. The drinks were good and nice ambience - just wish I was treated better, especially on my birthday.

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SH
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I stopped here for some lunch before flying home and it was wonderful! Tara was our server and she was attentive and knowledgeable. It was relaxing and the view was nice.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Maria was a great waitress and made great recommendations

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E
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Food Atmosphere Friendly staff!!

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b
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The happy hour is great. The food and service is very good. Loved everything about it, especially dessert.

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