Shooters Waterfront

4.5
2083 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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J
Miami
76 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

three of us went for a happy hour dinner. Lauren was our server. she was great...everything was great.

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

Restaurant is beautiful right on water. We had party of 13. Were seated pretty for our 6:30 reservation quickly at a nice table. Food took a long time to come out and often we had to check in with waiter. Had 7 kids that were hangry. Food was OK. Kind of like warm and nothing to write home about.

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

Excellant food, enjoyable setting

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

Excellent service, the food was amazing. Highly recommend!!

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C
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

I used to come to this place since 1991 and was long time I was not in FL. First thing as soon as I arrived I booked Shooters
Still the place is amazing ...lovely
Service amazing
Nothing to say
Unfortunately the pork ribs were not good
Cold and over cooked
Took me hours to digest it .
I noticed no longer the prime rib is in the menu !!
However I will try again with other food ...

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Miami
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Nous sommes allés plusieurs fois chez Shooters et depuis de nombreuses années mais cette fois le service à la table fût de piètre qualité. La bouffe qui habituellement est très bonne fût très ordinaire, en particulier les entrées comme le flat bread et les calmars. Dommage car il s’agissait d’une occasion spéciale.

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AG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Could of had some complimentary bread and butter before our meals.

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NC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our Server was a young man and he was awesome! This was better than my first visit where i felt unwelcomed. My husband enjoyed it here as well.

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Naples
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The service was excellent...

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

Love this place. Never had a bad experience. Have had brunch, lunch and dinner there. Food is always outstanding

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

AMAZING food. AMAZING service.
Will definitely visit again

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P
Miami
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friends and I had lunch for a birthday celebration. Bruno was our server and he was just great. Very attentive and never rushed us. We ended up dining for almost five hours.

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

My order was Huveous Rancheros. The Cheese Empanadas were delicious. But the skillet was not hot, the waiter did not refill water and the bottomless mimosas were not bottomless. Although the glass was refilled per request, I expected a bottle for the table. The waiter did explain it was because my guest did not order bottomless as to why a chilled bottle was not brought to the table. But that could have been controlled by taking the flute away. Overall Shooter is a great place for many occasions and the above will not stop me from going again. As a matter of fact, my nephew is there now with his fiance'.

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LR
Tampa
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

I regret we waited 1 and half hours for main course only to be told it was not available. We had to make alternative choice. Then waited another half hour.
Also far too noisy music. Background music is fine but this was unacceptable.
Would not go back. Would go to Maestros Ocean Club instead.
Disappointed after booking from the UK and had at least some expectations of an enjoyable eveningl. This was not enjoyable and caused issues with other members of our party.
Could not recommend.
Linda Read

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

Fantastic atmosphere, fantastic food. Kat was great. My only suggestion would be a fan option for the bird cages to keep cool when it’s hot. Otherwise, I will definitely recommend Shooters to my friends and family.

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Had a reservation and waited 1 hour for a table for 2.
Fish & Chips were small pieces. Sent it back to kitchen and new meal was no better. Complained and nothing special was done. Not a good experience at all.

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MR
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The hostesses were not very nice when we arrived. but the waiter was very kind and helpful.

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G
Chicago
67 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

A very popular place. Busy bar scene - outdoor dockside tables. Need sunglasses if you sit outside. Food is nicely presented and tasty, particularly swordfish. Deserts are huge suitable to be shared by many.

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JE
Miami
32 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Went with friends - lovely evening

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great all around! Go!!!

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Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

We were on vacation from the snow belt and were determined to try some really nice restaurants while in town. We saw Shooters on yelp and opentable and the reviews and photos seemed promising.

When we arrived for our reservation, our two person seat was sat directly underneath a very cold air conditioner. We mentioned to staff who admittedly claimed the upper seating level was freezing compared to the lower bar area. We moved near the lower bar but weren’t really excited to eat. So we decided to order some appetizers and leave. Coconut shrimp and hummus/tzatiki appetizer.

Nothing was really bad about this place, I was a little offput by the price for what we ordered, the ambiance for what we were looking for wasn’t it, and next time we might ask for more local advice for suggestions. Bartender suggested a few local restaurants which ended up being incredible choices we will pick next time around.

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

excellent waterfront restaurant with excellent service and good food.

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We had a 530 reservation and we weren’t seated until about 610

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CM
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I had visited Shooters once before about 2 months ago -we didn't enjoy the experience at all. The service was poor - the food was mediocre and the clientele was spring breakish in maturity and language.
This visit was a completely different experience. We TOTALLY enjoyed ourselves and will definetly do Sunday Brunch again. Yeah for Shooters!!!

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DK
Northern MI
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Views and environment were incredible. Buffet was disappointing in terms of food quality and variety of options. Would come back just because of strong service, fun environment, and endless drink deal at brunch.

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

First timers ... loved the food staff will return soon.

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Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great place to enjoy wonderful food and awesome scenery.

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Kansas City
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Made many attempts to call and make a reservation for a large group (14 individuals) for a special occasion- even leaving several messages with the event coordinator Robin. Disappointing to not receive a return call after leaving multiple phone messages in the weeks leading up to the day of dining.

Ending up dividing up our group and making several reservations on open table to ensure we could be seated.

Would not recommend for a large group if using our experience as a gauge. Atmosphere was nice. Service was mediocre, at best.

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

My server was phenomenal, I think her name was Taylor. She was very accommodating and on the ball about everything. I had my bridesmaid proposal here and it was the best choice! Definitely plan to visit this place in the future.

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K
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was super friendly and attentive. I went with my Great Dane and everyone stopped by to say hi. This is truly a pet friendly restaurant; they have a dog menu that my dog immediately ate up happily. We were there for brunch and got endless bloody Mary’s. Every time my glass was getting low the waiter was coming by with a new one. This was my first time there and I’ll happily go back again.

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CM
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time with our server Danielle. Soooo much fun with her to begin our vacation. We will go back for sure.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 4ambience 4

Was a great experience except for the people who answer the phone, honestly I am not going to name the persons name but I felt seriously talked down to

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B
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great meal. The food was excellent. Reservations recommended

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J
Miami
33 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Was a mini family Reunion- 10 total with 2 infants. Jordan our server was quite attentive & everyone enjoyed their meals & cocktails.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed Shooters very much! Very relaxing and enjoyable dining experience. Service and food was excellent!

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m
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Un endroit idéal pour rencontrer des amis . Super belle soirée, beaucoup de plaisir, température était parfaite
Merci

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N
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Brought my mother here on our trip to Florida and the food and ambiance was very nice. Ordered the mahi-mahi sandwich and crab salad, as well as the smoked fish dip starter - all tasted very good. Sat outside for early brunch and the atmosphere is very relaxing. Very nice and friendly service as well. Free valet parking.

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DO
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, My wife and I really enjoyed shooters sitting by the inner waterway was really perfect. I would recommend shooters any day of the week.

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KS
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing view right on the water, we had a very attentive waiter who was quick and efficient (Dustin) . Food was so good and decent portion sizes.

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b
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

our waiter was fantastic, the food was perfect and the weather was spectacular.

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