Shooters Waterfront

4.5
1864 reviews
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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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Miami
1 review
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and food very quick and great attention

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JD
Miami
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tonight was our first night at shooter’s we decided to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Our experience was INCREDIBLE. The service was top notch as well as the food. Request Valerie as your server she is outstanding. My husband and I will definitely be returning to shooters.

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

The food was great. The service was excellent. The atmosphere was wonderful, I love it.

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

Very good food and service. Good ambiance. We arrived 20 minutes past our reservation. Had to wait 20 minutes.

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DW
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I hardly dare write this for fear of never being able to get a table at Shooters ever again but without one shadow of a doubt Shooters is my favourite restaurant in Fort Lauderdale. The view, the ambience, the wait staff, the ladies on the front desk, the valet park guys and of course the amazing chefs all do their job to perfection. Food is always amazing. What is there not to like - better get yourselves a reservation.

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KR
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was friendly and very knowledgeable. Our food was delicious and even though we were early for our reservation, they were able to seat us immediately.

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RH
Indiana
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great location, great ambiance and service. Scallops were awesome but my brothers $42 filet was overcooked and somewhat flavorless, not awful but for that price , it should have been awesome. Still recommend !!

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Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great atmosphere. Food and service was good.

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

Once we got seated, the service, food and our waiter were great. However, the hostess told us there were no tables in the outdoor happy hour area, which we requested. There were 4 open and the manager had to seat us correctly. So a disconnect between the hostess, seating requests, and what
is available

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d
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Everything about the experience was awful . We met friends bc it was a halfway point for both of us. The people at the desk were rude . We requested outside table and were told to mail at the bar but then no one came to get us but they apparently texted us. So instead they made us wait again to be seated . The waiter service was slow and almost like they were ignoring us. Then we requested a birthday desert and it came hard as a rock . To top it off they told Open Table I was a no show . They only redeeming factor was the view . I would not go back

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JA
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place. Fun ambiance. Very crowded, so just be aware. Do yourself a favor and make a reservation ahead of time. But I really liked this place for outdoor food and music.

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

The setting was fantastic right on the water. Our waiter was great and his suggestions where spot on. The brunch was very good. More food & varieties than you could ever eat! Just make sure to have reservations or it will be a long wait for a table!

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G
Chicago
382 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were great. I also love the view of the inter-coastal waterway.

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OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

It was just ok

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Orlando
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once a year we visit and the food, drinks, and atmosphere is spectacular. This place is somewhat expensive $200 for 2 people. However, the view and the service is worth it. I’m always a little over dressed, but jeans are accepted. Although this restaurant is hidden away, it is quite popular and reservations are recommended, especially if you enjoy outside dining.

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DD
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first time going to Shooters and I really enjoyed the food and the live entertainment was phenomenal! I am definitely going back when I visit Ft. Lauderdale again!.

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w
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was pleased to have Chosen a restaurant like Shooters Waterfront to celebrate my little sister 18th Birthday. Everyone we made contact with from the valet, the host, to our waiter, even the ones that were not assigned to our table came and asked us if there’s anything we need. This was indeed the best experience I’ve had.

looking forward for my next visit

Thank you to the Shooters Waterfront you guys are AMAZING!

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

Amazing view!!! The food was great!!

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SC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was amazing
She was very knowledgeable about the menu and all the great things to get on the menu
The food portions are good for the price
I don’t remember the waitress name but she is very sweet, caring and her overall attitude was phenomenal (all I remember is that her name started with a m or n)
Thank you for my making my boyfriend birthday special ❤️

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MM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved the place, the atmosphere was great the staff was great the food was amazing

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VT
Miami
16 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The food was only fair, bunch was much better. The service is great. Very dog friendly. Great cocktails.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service from Brent, delicious food, live music and a wonderful setting on the intercoastal.

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Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

The service was a bit slow, but the food was good and atmosphere was amazing!

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L
Minneapolis
26 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ambiance fabulous, food scrumptious and key lime pie superb.

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DB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just a joy dining on the dock area with good food, fine wine and great company

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Miami
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 5

I was very disappointed with the service! We had a reservation for four at 8 PM on 2/5/19. We arrived at 7:30p and was told we were too early for our reservation. We sat at the bar until 7:55p. We went back to check in and we were not seated until 8:25 P. The waitress took our order at 8:30 P. She didn’t come back to check on us until 9:10p to tell us that they ran out of what we ordered. She wasn’t attentive to us at all but very friendly to the other guest around us. We were not served our food until after 9:30p. The guest at a table next to us were seated after us and received their meals before us. After talking to the manager, he was giving us excuses after excuses and only offered us chocolate cake. We spent over $200 and was treated like we couldn’t afford to eat there. NEVER AGAIN!!

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RW
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

The food and atmosphere was wonderful; however, the service was not what I would expect at a restaurant of this caliber. We ordered and it took a good 40 minutes for food to arrive and then a side dish ordered didn't come. It finally came about 20 min after we were done eating. The manager did comp a dessert to try and make up for the mix up. BTW, the waiter was awesome and it appeared not to be an issue with him.

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s
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

Server was great ... host was aweful

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RH
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

It was my husband's birthday, and though we saw several other customers treated to special presentations of birthday dessert, with singing and candles, he only was brought some little tiny lump of chocolate something, with no singing. Very disappointing. Also, a customer was seated next to us on the patio with a large dog, who came begging to our tables. This was inappropriate of Shooters to allow this. Overall, for all the money we spent on appetizers and drinks at the bar, and then our dinners, we were disappointed in his birthday celebration at Shooters.

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

Cumpleaños, Todo exquisito !!!!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quality food and service

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CM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Joseph at the Sonesta highly recommended dinner at Shooters, so we were looking forward to going and were not disappointed. Unfortunately, we did not make a reservation as he had also recommended (though it seems that you may only be able to do so for parties of 5 or more). We arrived at about 8pm on a Saturday, and had to wait an hour for a table. The wait wasn't bad - we grabbed a drink, sat on a bench, and people watched for a while. It's a huge establishment and the number of people milling about is a bit overwhelming (it resembles something of a cross between a club and a party boat), but, once we got over the initial shock, it was all good. It's got a very casual vibe, but we were able top sit outside, at a table that sat just on the edge of the water, and the view was absolutely beautiful! The food was also good - a bit overpriced, but very fresh and tasty. And our waitress was very fun and knowledgeable. Overall, a great experience. We'd definitely go back - we'd just go at a less popular time!

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FS
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Although it was during the Super Bowl, we sat outside with a beautiful view of the Intercoastal and the weather was perfect. The drinks and food were great, but what really made out night was our server, Marti. She made us feel welcome and at home and not only checked on our needs frequently, but chatted with us about things to do in the area and we felt by the end that we would always request her as our server.

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

It was my birthday went for birthday brunch I made a reservation for 5 at 3:30pm and arrived 30 min before , they stop serving brunch at 4pm didn’t get seated until 3:50 a little annoyed but the atmosphere was beautiful! Service was good and waiter was great was just a little occupied trying to be attentive to the amount of tables he had. I didn’t get to do the buffet because I obviously didn’t have enough time , but had to rush and put my brunch menu order in before 4 ! But that was just my experience other than that I would recommend it to anyone !

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SB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

Had the Sunday Brunch buffet. It is not good.

Steak from carving station was tasteless, though ham was good. A very limited set of buffet options. The only seafood was tasteless, smoked salmon and sushi. No crab or other seafood from main menu . Even basic non-seafood items were missing - no chicken, fries, etc.

Food was low quality. Ended up in the bathroom shortly afterwards, which for me means either something was foul or there were really cheap ingredients used in the food.

I will not be returning and I cannot recommend.

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Y
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A totally delightful experience. Outstanding food. Excellent service. Magnificent ambiance. Looking forward to enjoying often.

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SV
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

3 of us had a burger. They were delicious. My wife had a fish and chips. She said it was the best tartare sauce she ever had. We came by boat, and the reservation was for 8;30. We had called to reserve a week in advance, and it was full. Checked on Open Table, and they had an 8;30. We took it. The place was half empty, so I'm assuming this is late for them, considering the place is always packed all day on week-ends. So, for this late, thumbs up for a delicious meal. We had been often for drinks, but will be back for food, if we can get a table!!

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KR
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The restaurant itself is very nice and the views of the waterway are great. The service on the other hand was not. We arrived on time for our reservation and was told it would be another 15 minutes and to come back and check then. I understand a little bit of a wait on a Saturday, but the host/hostess should either call or come over to you when your reservation is ready, we shouldn’t have to keep checking in with them. So I asked if they could let us know and they said they would text, fine - but they should have said that to begin with. Then we got to our table (we have 5 people) and they give us a table with room for 4, and said well this other table which will fit needs to be bused but could be another ten minutes, and then the hostess walked away and couldn’t be bothered. So we waited around another ten minutes, and the guy busing the table was very helpful and made sure we got our table. The waitress was fine. She told us the kitchen was backed up a little, which was again fine for a weekend but then when our food came out some of our dishes were cold. Overall I was disappointed with the service and probably wouldn’t come back for dinner. I would maybe try it again just for drinks since the views are great.

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e
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

Over the past holidays I brought 15 employees over Shooters and spent over 2K the experience was awesome however this past week I brought my immediate family to celebrate my mothers 84 B-day the experience was for lack of better word. First of hire people that has waitressing experience and if not TRAIN Them. She didn't know how to handle the fact that one of the dishes was salty upon confirming that the Chef had also agreed everyone in the table had done eating except for the one person that dish was salty. it wasn't until I demanded to see a manager that she was came over to apologies an indicate that she was on her way to the table to do so. The whole evening was ruined. They offer to give us dessert... Seriously people. I was n't even looking to get dish that salty deleted which BTW it wasn't offered until I demanded that it was. I get it you got to pack the house and turn over tables to make your numbers but at least train you people and floor managers to handle situation like this one properly. that dish should have come out right back. Sadly the remake it was blends and didn't have enough sauce. Unfortunately, you won't see me back bringing any guest in the near future

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DD
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great place to bring our out of town friends. Food is good, service is always good. A great time every time.

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