Shooters Waterfront

4.6
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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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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SP
Atlanta
158 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice dining outside ! Food and service were excellent !

AC
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Shrimp cajun pasta was amazing!

I would pass on the calamari - but take full advantage of the desserts.

The ambiance was amazing!!!!

ND
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place, the food is really fresh and a great place to chill by the water with music and fun.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was such an amazing experience from the service (Scotty our server was out of this world and made our experience a delight!), to the food, to the ambience. OVERALL OUTSTANDING!!!!

P
Miami
24 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My absolute new favorite place to dine. So pretty, good food, service is excellent, not one complaint

Shooters Waterfront
Responded a day ago

Hi Paula, 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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PM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our waiter was excellent and provided great service and suggestions. Love the view here!!

BH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ideal venue for a memorable dining experience. Superb!

Shooters Waterfront
Responded a day ago

Hello Beatrice, Thank you for taking the time to rate us significantly and write a review after your dining experience! It was our pleasure to serve you and your guests. We look forward to your next visit. Thank you again!

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KL
Denver
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The bamboo roll was delicious! The brine was perfect in the oysters! Many different lunch options, just a bit pricey. So glad we went! I would definitely recommend Shooters!!

Shooters Waterfront
Responded a day ago

Hi Kris, Thank you for taking the time to rate us significantly after your dining experience! It was our pleasure to serve you and your guests. We look forward to your next visit here at Shooters Waterfront. Please place your reservation prior to your arrival. Thank you again! 

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OT
Miami
12 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was quite amazing, the place is beautiful for one. It was my boyfriend’s birthday and he absolutely loved the food and the decor of the restaurant. We will definitely be returning!

Shooters Waterfront
Responded a day ago

Hello Guest, Thank you for taking the time to rate us significantly after your dining experience! It was our pleasure to serve you and your guests. We look forward to your next visit here at Shooters Waterfront. Please place your reservation prior to your arrival. Thank you again! 

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AK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food & ambiance always outstanding!

NB
St. Louis
16 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was friendly and attentive

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it there! Fabulous food, wonderful view, really fun server- Mitchell!

Shooters Waterfront
Responded a day ago

Hello Guest, Thank you for taking the time to rate us significantly and write a review after your dining experience! It was our pleasure to serve you and your guests. We look forward to your next visit. Thank you again! 

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MK
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The atmosphere is great for a date. A very romantic place.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed myself and our waiter was very nice too. Food was great. Live music was excellent as well.

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful location. Great food and service. Absolutely recommend.

S
Kansas City
26 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service! Every time!

b
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

was Beautiful weather and the perfect venue for brunch. David was attentive and took great care of us.

Shooters Waterfront
Responded a day ago

Hi BbKim, Thank you for taking the time to rate us significantly after your dining experience! It was our pleasure to serve you and your guests. We look forward to your next visit here at Shooters Waterfront. Please place your reservation prior to your arrival. Thank you again! 

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P
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I had never been and I was with some friends from out of town that wanted to eat near the water. This place was a long shot, and it ended up exceeding all expectations! I live in Miami but will definitely be back. Food was really good, location right next to the water is exactly what we wanted and the prices are more than reasonable.

Loved it and will recommend it!

SS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Music way too load to have a proper conversation. Asian shrimp salad was heaven on a plate.

J
Orlando
17 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Food was just ok. Some dishes were good and some not so good. Their biggest problem is their service. Silverware not replaced, water not filled, food not spaced properly. They also have an outdoor area that abuts their parking lot. The space itself seems cold, but the worst part are the headlights, noise and exhaust form cars being parked. I won’t go back.

RH
London
49 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience5

From the moment we set down something was not right. The service was off and it went down hill. We ordered an appetizer that never arrived. We finally paid for the drinks and appetizer and left.

P
Miami
25 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable evening. Food, service and atmosphere were excellent. Never disappoints

PS
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service and ambiance were excellent. This is one of my favorite place in South Florida. We had a great evening.

T
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was excellent, the place is beautiful. Two details that affect the experience negatively: the toilets were not as clean as they should be. Also if you pay with a credit card you do not get a printed itemized bill. You have to look at it in the small machine that takes credit card payment while the waiter waits (very awkward). Finally, suggesting a 30 percent tip ( there are other options like 20 and 25 percent) is outrageous.

JS
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and a beautiful setting! I can't wait to go back. Jordan was a great server!

MM
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience5

The apple pie was disgusting the food just isn’t the same anymore but the scenery is beautiful

OT
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always awesome I absolutely love this place it is on my top 5

OT
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was amazing. Service was ok. Asked to be helped with sunlight in our faces, employees barely helped. Service was ok. Scenery was beautiful. And value was great. Perfect for special occasions.

VA
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daniele is incredible! Great table location, beautiful day, very quick service. They made it all happen. I was very happy and will definitely be coming back!

RL
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I been there few times and i love it and you are never desapoinded. Simply you try it and you will return. Bravo at the Shooter Team....

NG
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exelent Service and view. Very good homemade dessert menue.

OT
Miami
80 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food - good service

OT
Naples
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shooters is one of my favorite restaurants. Food, ambience and service is always on point!!!!

OT
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

For the first time the taste of the salad was very ordinary but the shrimp in it was very good, the other 3 meals were good. Thank you

M
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Rude RUDE RUDE workers. Arrived by boat 30 minutes before our reservation. Shooters always states boat dockage is first come first serve. After boating up the Intracoastal for an hour, the very rude boat valet worker Paolo said we were not allowed to dock, even though more than 3/4 of dockage was available. Paolo wanted us to connect our boat to an already docked boat (without that boat owners permission) claiming they were reserving the dock for other guests that have not yet arrived. Paolo refused to get a manager.

I called the front desk and asked for the manager. I was told there was no manager available and that the manager would call me back. He never did. I called again the next day and told the same thing. Still no response.

Clearly we did not stay to eat as we couldn't dock.

Do NOT recommend anyone going there until they train their staff how to appropriately interact with guests.

OT
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal and super service.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was great the server was amazing and friendly and hilarious he did a great job the food was excellent and everything was cooked outstanding my girlfriend enjoyed her 21st birthday at a really nice restaurant near the water and she couldn’t have asked for more and she said thank you for everything.

M
Miami
34 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019