Shooters Waterfront

4.5
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
2935 Reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$31 to $50
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
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.
What 2935 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.4
service
4.6
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
H
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was excellent. The service was okay. Some food was brought out when we were not ready for it, and it took awhile to get dressing for the salad (we asked for it on the side). Also took time to get some of our drinks. She was very pleasant, but could have been a bit more on top of it.

m
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our waiter and seater were outstanding. The view is always amazing and we had a good table. The food is good, not gourmet, but a great Lobster Roll, Lemon Chicken, and burger. I don't recommend the paiaya. Specialty cocktails are fabulous. Great place overall. Given the circumstances of Coronavirus, we were happily seated away from others outdoors.

Shooters Waterfront
Responded on March 19, 2020

Marias, thank you for the kind words and feedback! We appreciate your patronage very much. We look forward to serving you in the future. All the best!

Report
t
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience3

My first visited this location was with friends from out of town it was very nice.

For this visit, I brought my parents to celebrate their March birthdays. Unfortunately this visit was less than pleasurable. To start, although the restaurant wasn't busy, the service was very slow. In addition, our food took forever to come to the table and when it did, it was cold. I’m very disappointed in my decision of choosing this location for my parents special day.

OT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good overall. We always enjoy that place

CP
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a beautiful day. Sitting outside drinking bottomless mimosas was great. The focus on infection control was impressive as there were numerous hand sanitizers mounted on the walls around the restaurant and the addition of having staff dish out the food at the buffet with gloves too.

Shooters Waterfront
Responded on March 19, 2020

Thank you for the review, Carol, and for acknowledging our efforts. We appreciate your kind words and look forward to serving you in the future!

Report
S
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful outside dining and fabulous food!!

Shooters Waterfront
Responded on March 19, 2020

Thank you for your review, Stacy!

Report
OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambiance

Shooters Waterfront
Responded on March 17, 2020

Thank you for your review! Please come back again soon!

Report
JE
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great ambiance and server and reception love the waterfront location.

Shooters Waterfront
Responded on March 16, 2020

Thank you for the review, Jane! We are glad you enjoyed your experience. Looking forward to serving you again soon!

Report
RG
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice service, our waitress was great, food was amazing as usual and there was live music.

Shooters Waterfront
Responded on March 16, 2020

Thanks for the review, Ramona! We are thrilled you enjoyed your experience at Shooters Waterfront. We look forward to serving you in the future.

Report
MB
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you, Daniel. Excellent service! You don’t receive that level of service provided often. Much appreciated.

Shooters Waterfront
Responded on March 16, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to leave a kind review, Michael! We are so happy you enjoyed your experience! Please come back to dine with us again soon. Thanks, again!

Report
AK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a nice place to gather and enjoy the company of great friends.
Great service and food.

NA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lunch with the girls! Our server, Amanda was Great!

OT
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have never had a bad experience at Shooters. Love this place!!

Shooters Waterfront
Responded on March 16, 2020

That's great to hear! Thank you for the review! We look forward to keeping the streak alive next time you're in. :) Thanks!

Report
PK
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Sunset over the water was beautiful. Service was knowledgeable, fast and professional. Everything added up to a wonderful evening for myself and frie6.

Shooters Waterfront
Responded on March 16, 2020

Thank you for the review, Paul! We are thrilled you enjoyed yourself at our restaurant. Please come back again soon!

Report
CR
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Server was kind, food was delicious, a little too overpriced. The hostess was extremely rude. It was enough to make us want to leave.

F
New England
15 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Family reunion was great. Loved the outside seating to watch the boats go by.

Shooters Waterfront
Responded on March 16, 2020

Fred, thank you and your family for deciding to have your reunion at Shooters Waterfront. We are glad we rose to the occasion! Please come back again soon. Thank you!

Report
M
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Can’t beat the atmosphere/view overall ambience. Great fairly priced menu and service . Always come back for more😎

Shooters Waterfront
Responded on March 12, 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review! We are so happy you enjoyed your meal and experience. Please come back again soon!

Report
Y
Miami
22 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful evening with great friends, good food and excellent service. Highly recommended.

Shooters Waterfront
Responded on March 12, 2020

Yobo, thank you so much for taking the time to write such a kind review! We are so glad you and your friends enjoyed your evening with us. We look forward to serving you again in the near future!

Report
D
Miami
87 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Shooters will continue to be my go-to place for lunch particularly when they’re visiting from out of town. The service team from valet to reception to service to management are professional, engaging and responsive. The spot on the intracoastal beckons a good time seemingly regardless of the weather.

The flat bread and guacamole appetizers are great choices. Salmon grilled over the beet salad, and Cuban sandwich also great choices.

They serve a sparkling water Badoit that I’ve only been able find served in restaurants in Europe so this really pleases me.

PC
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great business lunch . Was able to have a nice conversation out on the inner coastal. Service was great.

Shooters Waterfront
Responded on March 12, 2020

Paul, thank you and your colleague for joining us for lunch! We are so glad you enjoyed our restaurant. We look forward to hosting you soon!

Report
t
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Friend’s Birthday

OT
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made a reservation for a Monday for a special birthday. We arrived 5-7 minutes before our reservation and were told by the hostess (who wasn’t very nice) that because it was raining, outside guests were being moved inside and our table was given away. Therefore the wait would be 30 minutes. Immediately, another staff member heard and was able to find us a table (within 5 minutes). The food, as always was delicious. The server, Hector was great. He was funny and nice and attentive. I love this place and will always keep coming back!

A
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it all! Even made a second reservation during our first visit for dinner through our server. Dustin was awesome in every way!
Great food,nice ambience,and excellent service! We will seek out Shooters again during our next trip to Fort Lauderdale.

Shooters Waterfront
Responded on March 12, 2020

Thank you for dining with us during your travels and for taking the time to leave such a kind review! We'll look forward to serving you again during your next trip to Fort Lauderdale!

Report
FG
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant and right on the water. Valet is cheap and service was great. The food is a little pricey for the quality but definitely will returning.

Shooters Waterfront
Responded on March 12, 2020

Felix, thank you for dining with us! We appreciate your feedback and hope to serve you in the future. Thanks, again!

Report
CE
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shooters is my go-to place to take visitors from out of town. Everyone I’ve ever taken there agrees that it is a beautiful atmosphere with excellent food and service.
I love to sit outside by the water!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Very noisy and the armed guards were off putting

VM
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance! Casual atmosphere. Definitely going back!

Shooters Waterfront
Responded on March 12, 2020

Thank you for your kind review, Vero! Come back soon!

Report
OT
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Girlfriends birthday