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

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

N
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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.

DW
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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.

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

Great place

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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.

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

WAITER WAS AMAZING!

SE
Hawaii
25 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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.

WD
Miami
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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.

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

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

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

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

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

Great place for lunch with friends!

RB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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

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 7 days ago

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 7 days ago

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!

DE
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service is the best in South Florida! My home away from home!

Shooters Waterfront
Responded 7 days ago

Hi Deborah, 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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CS
Cincinnati
13 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our anniversary and requested a table by the window. We got a great table, great cocktails and dinner. We'll be back on next trip to fort Lauderdale.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Bad..... went there for my birthday dinner with my family and they brought the wrong order for me therefore, my family ate while I sat with no food for over 20 min.

DK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent setting and food, great service as well. Will try to come back next time I'm in town!

SM
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

We’ve gone to Shooters a few times in parties of 2 or 3 and had really good experiences with the food. This time we had a group of 8, and although the service was excellent (thank you, Valerie), most of our meals were almost cold. One guest said her shrimps were rubbery, and everyone who had bread said it might have been microwaved.

Valerie, our server, was extremely attentive and offered to take pictures and gave us quality time. Overall our party quite enjoyed the ambiance.

JR
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We had an enjoyable evening. The seating was very comfortable and the servers were friendly.

Shooters Waterfront
Responded on October 3, 2019

Hi Junita, 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, Juanita!

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NC
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice refreshing place near the water on the dock. Manny great service!!! Fantastic calamari Fresh oysters. Make your own dinner... very nice burger with extra grilled shrimp on the side.

MF
Orlando
63 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience! Cuisine and service remarkable, even during a busy Sunday brunch. Loved the fact our dog could join us (outside) and partake the Dog Menu.

Shooters Waterfront
Responded on October 3, 2019

Hi MFranca, 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,

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OT
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When will Shooters Waterfront confirm my points for today’s dining?

OT
Naples
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We could only get a reservation for Brunch to celebrate my daughter’s birthday. The service was very good. We ate outside which was nice but because it was a warm day we got a bit sweaty so that may not have been a good choice. My husband who has an allergy to shellfish did not have too many choices and unfortunately we could not order anything from the dinner menu. But overall the food was good. Will go back but for dinner instead.

Shooters Waterfront
Responded on October 3, 2019

Hi Guest, thank you for taking the time to write a review and rate us significantly after your recent dining experience here at Shooters Waterfront. 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,

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best experiences I’ve had. First time coming here and the server Amanda, was amazing. We got here 30 min after our reservation time and they still sat us down immediately. Everything was absolutely perfect! Will be coming back

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