Shooters Waterfront

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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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Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was very good and the food was delicious. My wife and I had a very nice experience and would definitely go there again.

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Responded 2 days ago

Hi Sailor, Thank you for taking the time to write a review and rate us significantly after your recent dining experience here at Shooters Waterfront. We appreciate your kind words and hope your experience was better than what you expected and will return soon for another eventful time! As we look forward to serving you in the future, please place your reservation prior to your arrival. Thank you again

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J
Miami
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughter’s birthday

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

Service was amazing, food and the ambience was top notch

Shooters Waterfront
Responded a day ago

Hi Andre, Thank you for such a kind review! I am thrilled to hear you enjoyed our venue. It was our pleasure to serve you and your guests. We are always doing our best to make our guests’ experience phenomenal. Thank you for reassuring us that we’re doing just that. We look forward to serving you in the future. Please place your reservation prior to your arrival that way we know when you are dining with us next.

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CG
Miami
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Shooters is great for large parties and small parties alike. The Sunday brunch is really fun but dinner at night by the water is nice too.

Shooters Waterfront
Responded a day ago

Thank you for such a kind review! I am thrilled to hear you enjoyed our venue. It was our pleasure to serve you and your guests. We are always doing our best to make our guests’ experience phenomenal. Thank you for reassuring us that we’re doing just that. We look forward to serving you in the future. Please place your reservation prior to your arrival that way we know when you are dining with us next.

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OT
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Un lugar muy bonito frente al Waterfront

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PD
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous! All around!! Beautiful outdoor seating location right on the water. Indoor seating not as breathtaking but nice as well.

Shooters Waterfront
Responded 2 days ago

Hi Pierre, Thank you for your kind review! I am thrilled to hear you enjoyed our venue. It was our pleasure to serve you and your guests. We look forward to your next arrival. Please place your reservation that way we know when we will see you again!

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MP
New England
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding meal. The service was fantastic! Danielle, our server was excellent. I look forward to visiting the Fort Lauderdale again and dining at Shooters!!

Shooters Waterfront
Responded 2 days ago

Hi MPop, Thank you! We appreciate your kind words and look forward to your next arrival. Please place your reservation that way we know when we will see you again!

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

The fish we order was a grouper and they serve us a sword fish. It was good but not watt we order.

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

Waiter was great. Friendly and accommodating. Ambiance and decor were fresh, clean and modern . Appropriate for being on the inter coastal. Would totally go again and recommend.

AL
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Location is perfect and what expected for Ft. Lauderdale. Menu is diverse, but with a small variety in the Wine List. Food is below average comparing with other similar places, probably not the right chef. Price is reasonable, but you could say overpriced for the food quality. Service is the level of a touristic place, not for locals requirements -- mainly during happy hour. Considering the view, I highly recommend for first timers; not considering the view, not a place I'd suggest to friends.

IA
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In simple words... It was great! and I'm looking for my next excuse to come back.

Shooters Waterfront
Responded 2 days ago

Hi Ingrid, Thank you for taking the time to write a review after your dining experience. We appreciate your kind words, and we look forward to your next occasion. Please place your reservation before your arrival

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N
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely stunning view of the river. Food was top-notch and service was incredible. We were seated inside but after requesting to move outside on a busy night, our excellent waiter Chadwick spoke to the manager and got us a perfect table. Thank you Shooters for an amazing date night.

Shooters Waterfront
Responded 2 days ago

Hi Nate, thank you for taking the time to write a review and rate us significantly after your recent dining experience here at Shooters Waterfront. We appreciate your kind words and hope your experience was better than what you expected and will return soon for another eventful time! As we look forward to serving you in the future, please place your reservation prior to your arrival. Thank you again, Nate.

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DW
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Still my go to restaurant on the water in Fort Lauderdale . Perfect to sit out on their patio next to the intracoastal, the food and service is excellent and they are reasonably priced too. What's not to like.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was spectacular! The service was impeccable and the food magnificent! My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the service provided by Chadwick. His recommendations were spot on! The jumbo crab cake so succulent, well seasoned and firm. My husbands rib eye was seasoned to perfection and cooked just as ordered. I had the catch of the day (blackened red snapper) on a bed of potatoes and a very delicious lobster sauce. EVERYTHING passed our expectations, the waterfront view, the light music in the background, the delicious drinks! I look forward to going back.

Shooters Waterfront
Responded 2 days ago

Hello Guest, thank you for your kind review! I am thrilled to hear you enjoyed our venue. It was our pleasure to serve you and your guests. We look forward to your next arrival. Please place your reservation that way we know when we will see you again!

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Disappointed with staff.
Hostess station was rude.
We were told( in light of the rude hostess and another situation) that the manager would come over. The manager never came. She said she was never told.
We finally spoke to the manager who was lovely. She validated our complaints . However, she only took 10.00 off our meal which didn’t even pay for an appetizer or one drink. It would have been better to do nothing.

So disappointed.

After we spoke to the manager, the waiter hovered over me when paying the bill and said not to do the rating of the service. We actually were somewhat fine with the waiter, but it was clear he did not want a review and he did not want to be waiting our table.

My salmon was very good.

RT
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Despite at poor start with confusion at the front desk once we were sat everything was great. Our waitress, Valerie, was excellent and her knowledge of the food and wine was extensive.

It is not cheap but it is good value for the quality.

Superb evening we will be going back before we leave.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

WAITER WAS AMAZING!

Shooters Waterfront
Responded 2 days ago

Hi guest, Thank you for your kind words!

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SE
Hawaii
25 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our monthly Full Moon Dinner date, in which we eat outdoors on a the full moon. Weather wasn’t cooperative, so they gave us the first available table inside. Our server was Mitchell. He was fantastic. He asked if we had any questions about the menu, and then asked if he could give us his recommendations. One of those suggestions was the Scallops & Shrimp entree, and we went with that. We also tried the Poke appetizer and had a house salad with shrimp.
The poke was ok. Not suggesting you don’t get it, we lived in Hawaii for seven years and are used to something different.
We noticed other servers wiping down the tables outside, and then guest being seated outside, so we grabbed a manager and asked if we could move, but only if we could keep Mitchell. They worked it out and Mitchell was glad to help us sit outside along the dock. And he checked on us regularly.
The salad and shrimp was nice, with a really nice dressing. The Scallop & Shrimp plate was outstanding. It was served over a corn risotto. I highly recommend this dish.
We really enjoyed our meal and overall experience at Shooters. We will be back, before the next full moon.

Shooters Waterfront
Responded 2 days ago

Hi Serino, thank you for taking the time to write a review and rate us significantly after your recent dining experience here at Shooters Waterfront. We appreciate your kind words and hope your experience was better than what you expected and will return soon for another eventful time! As we look forward to serving you in the future, please place your reservation prior to your arrival. I hope the weather is more cooperative than your last visit. Thank you again Serino.

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VS
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinning with friends

WD
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice restaurant. There was a lot to choose from during their Sunday Brunch. The unlimited Mimosas were good but want worth the additional $20.

Shooters Waterfront
Responded 2 days ago

Hi William, Thank you for taking the time to write a review after your dining experience. Guests have the option of purchasing single mimosas. We appreciate your kind words, and we look forward to your next occasion. Please place your reservation before your arrival.

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our Server Patricia was the best! The entire staff was awesome from valet, guest area to our seats.

Shooters Waterfront
Responded 2 days ago

Hi Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write a review after your dining experience. We appreciate your kind words, and we look forward to your next occasion. Please place your reservation before your arrival

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OT
Miami
78 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brent was great server. Food was perfectly prepared. Good wine selection.

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

The appetizers were good. Calamari, crab cakes and wings. It was the brunch main menu that was lacking. So sad. Alexandria was amazing. Suoer nice

S
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for lunch with friends!

Shooters Waterfront
Responded 2 days ago

Hi Stacy, thanks for your continued patronage. We hope your experience was better than what you expected and will return soon for another brunch! As we look forward to serving you, please place your reservation prior to your arrival. Thank you again, Stacy!

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RB
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Maria excellent service. Food was awesome, the restaurant is a great place to go and enjoy your time

CB
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 1

Excellent spot great food with an amazing sea view

Shooters Waterfront
Responded 2 days ago

Hi Carla, Thank you for taking the time to write a review and rate us significantly after your recent dining experience here at Shooters Waterfront. We are always doing our best to make our guests’ experience phenomenal. Thank you for reassuring us that we’re doing just that. Thank you again for your review, ###. We look forward to serving you again in the future.

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OT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s nice my husband first time there and we both enjoyed it

Shooters Waterfront
Responded on October 10, 2019

Hi Guest, thank you for taking the time to write a review, rate us significantly after your dining experience. Your kind words are significant to us and we are overly gratified you enjoy yourself on your visit! Please place your reservation before your arrival that way we will know when you are dining with us again! 

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BC
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never been there for dinner, only brunch. So we tried it for a friends birthday dinner. We had a great server, Michelle, she recommended drinks and apps for us that were all delicious. The decor was beautiful, and the food was awesome! Everyone was kinda pleasantly surprised by how great all our entrees were. The desserts, we had 2 (flan & pb bar), both outrageous!! Soooo goooood!!

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wait staff was very attentive

EC
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I loved the ambiance. It was very noisy though. I loved the food!!

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing. Beautiful views and a lovely crowd with live music. Definitely need a reservation on a Sunday!

Shooters Waterfront
Responded on October 10, 2019

Hi Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write a review after your recent dining experience here at Shooters Waterfront. Your words are significant to us and we look forward to serving you in the future. Thank you again!

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GG
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Pleasant experience. Beautiful place. Lovely place to go for celebrations and to chill. Grossly overpriced for Large groups. Average priced for individuals. I would return. Food is great. Atmosphere perfect. First time for me and I truly enjoyed it.

MC
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I like to compliment one of your servers that work outside her name is Taylor what excellent service. She was quite nice and prompt. Hey she was quite professional and I was honor to receive Such wonderful service. I will be back again . I hope yo have Taylor again.

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Amazing view, and barely had to wait for the
table upon arrival. I ordered the Cajun pasta which was good but needed a little more spice.

IG
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was great, we got there with 20-30 minutes left to spare for brunch and the bottomless mimosas but our server Amanda was phenomenal, funny, and very accommodating. She put in our orders very fast so that we would not miss out on the brunch menu and mimosas and made us feel like the most important guests of the day. We were also celebrating my best friends 30th bday and she brought out a cute little treat with a candle to celebrate. We were late for our reservation but dont regret it because otherwise we might not have gotten to have such a wonderful experience with Amanda. We even asked to speak with a manager un person to let him know how awesome she was.

Thank you again Amanda!

LD
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, nice service e, great atmosphere, nice views.

MR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

El servicio estuvo muy malo. La atencion muy mala, la comida, el ambiente, todo los demas muy bueno.

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s
Naples
11 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Happy Hour was very nice outside.
Enjoyed the music also.
Service was great!

TB
New England
15 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful and clean decor, waterfront was an added bonus watching the beautiful boats go by! Sushi was great!

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