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
food
4.5
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
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KL
Denver
14 reviews
Dined 2 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!!

OT
Miami
12 reviews
Dined 3 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!

AK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food & ambiance always outstanding!

MK
Miami
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful location. Great food and service. Absolutely recommend.

S
Kansas City
26 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service! Every time!

b
Miami
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

P
Miami
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
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
47 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
23 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
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely baked seafood pasta !

RB
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Our waiter James was very good and Tray, the manager addressed a small mix up with one of the entrees very well. We love Shooters.

NY
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A beautiful venue on the beautiful day. The good is good, nice salads and sandwiches. A good varieties of offerings but it’s all about the location

KW
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was tremendous! From the hostess to our waiter... everyone was fantastic!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was great! I had the browned shrimp & scallops with corn risotto & my husband had the seafood pasta skillet both were delicious! There was a business mingle event going on and our dinner date table was placed close to it, so that was disappointing since there were several tables that were open close to the water. When we ordered a second glass of wine it took a long time as we had just about finished our entrees. This was our third visit to the restaurant.

AK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great ambiance!

Shooters Waterfront
Responded on November 19, 2019

Hi Allen, 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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j
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Poor service and insufficient heaters outside - the prices charged are more than enough to pay for some more heaters.

MW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always a great experience when we come here! The hit is the Buffet! The have a great variety.

WB
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always, loved our server! First time to enjoy the salmon, it will not be the last.

W
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delivers. Very relaxing, great view and great food. Rebecca was a super waitress.

Shooters Waterfront
Responded on November 19, 2019

Hi Guest, Thank you for such a kind review! I am thrilled to hear you enjoy