Shooters Waterfront

4.6
3988 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 3988 people are saying
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4.6
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was fantastic. Food as well. Had a great seat on the water couldn’t asked for a better dinner for a trip in Florida.

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LafenechiaH
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am so glad that I made the reservation here! Mitchell(the original) was phenomenal! It was my birthday and we really enjoyed the food, service and atmosphere! We definitely recommend Shooters and will be returning!

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Andrea
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my friend’s first time there and we absolutely enjoyed the food, the ambiance and our waiter was amazing!!

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MauriceC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The fish tacos were not good at all. Wasn’t well put together and the taste was bland.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Complimentary glass of champagne for our anniversary was a very nice touch. The whole experience (using the water taxi) was nice except that the heat at 5:30 was very uncomfortable. Waitress helped to expedite so that we could finish in time to make our water taxi. Overall it was a very enjoyable experience!

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vipheykidd
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The drinks were not the best.......We went on a Wednesday

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Pennysbirthdaydinner
Miami
29 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ordered the macaroni and cheese and a lobster tail. It was delish!!! My friend ordered the lemon rosemary baked chicken with potatoes and carrots. She loved hers as well. We sat outside and watch the yachts and boats sail by. Awesome experience. Will definitely go again.

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AlexaM
Miami
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so relaxing, the service was amazing and I just really enjoyed myself.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great venue and food!

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EnriqueM
Miami
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place to apenas time with good food and amazing view

CD
ClaudiaD
Miami
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went with my mom and and my youngest son and celebrated Mother’s Day and was our first time going. She loved it we were sat by the water and our waiter Karla was awesome and I can’t wait to go back with the whole family.

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Mother’s Day - usually Shooters is great .. brunch not so much.. Food was sorta gross . It was cold and no one was wiping anything down .. I was very disappointed especially for the amount they charged.. sorry Shooters

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Bad food, bad service, overall bad experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Usually very good but good cold and waited nearly an hour

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LisaC
Miami
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Went on a Saturday for brunch. Even though we had a reservation we still an additional 30 minutes. It was really busy. I had French it was good. Also I had the crab and shrimp omelet it overcooked.

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner and beverages were amazing. We had the best waitress she was knowledgeable and had a super fun personality.

MV
vipMichaelV
Naples
17 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ll always be back. Fabulous seafood tower! Great service.

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vipWalterB
Miami
21 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shooters is a must stop. I live down the street, remains my favorite in Fort Lauderdale. The service, varied menu, and ambiance cannot get better. They are also dog friendly and now even have a pup menu which my dogs love!

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vipBarbaraN
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the calamari and chicken wings.

ZB
ZakikeyyahB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Everything was great but I was caught off guard by the freelance birds which evidently is a Florida thing or an outside thing because I noticed it at another outside venue as well.

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DanielS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made a reservation for 5 to lunch with some dear old friends. It was a special occasion for us getting together and Zsusanne made everything special for us. Table by the water, excellent service and always outstanding food. Was a perfect afternoon far exceeding my expectations.
Thank you!!
Dan Smith

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CatherineC
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about our experience was fabulous! I highly recommend it!

MR
MichaelR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience5

Reservation was for 9:30, seated at 9:35...
When the waitress came over she Informed us that both the Kitchen and Bar closed at 10.
Explain to me why you book a reservation 30 minutes before closing, and don’t let the customer know this at the time of booking. The experience was rushed. Food was mediocre, low quality frozen foods
The service we received from Emily was the BEST best part of the experience. She was knowledgeable, friendly and attentive.

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PeterA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall2food4service5ambience5

I’m confused why we were only able secure a 21:30 reservation, yet the establishment closed at 22:00. We had no heads up either until we were barely taking a sip of one cocktail. The entire evening was rushed, and I assumed if we secured a 21:30 reservation, perhaps Shooters had extended operating hours. Disappointing.

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vipCarole
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place was so crowded, but in a happy way. Most people wore masks when inside. The outside tables were well spaced apart. Our server was so nice… the food was really excellent. The tuna sashimi salad was delicious and enormous. Great to split. The spicy tuna roll was good, and the shrimp and scallop entree was wonderful. Good selection of wines by the glass, too. Great place we come to whenever we travel to Fort Lauderdale….

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shooters is one of those places you go twice when you’re on vacation. The food is outstanding. The staff is polite and personable. The ambiance is next level. The drinks are superb. 10/10 every time.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Had a 5 pm reservation for 5. We were seated at approximately 5:10, did not have a server or anyone from the restaurant approach our table until 5:35! Waiter then promptly gave us water and took drink orders with apology that he was not sure who was assigned to our table but he would “help us”. He turned out to be our waiter, the service was horrible- I never write bad reviews, but it was clear we were not treated as customers of Shooters should be treated! I’ve been to this restaurant dozens of times and this was my first bad experience!!! To top this off, manager approached our table while we were deciding if we wanted dessert to ask if we could relocate to southern table to accommodate a larger party- I honestly did not mind moving- the timing was just horrible since we waited so long for service! Shooters please be aware that all your customers deserve attention and respect. This was a dinner with my children who live out of state. I’ve bragged about this restaurant for years- they will never go back!
Disappointed customer

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bakerboy
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food and service are always excellent.
The problem is when you have a reservation, you are still made to wait. The greeting section is always chaotic!
3-4 people behind counter are always confused. Sets a bad vibe for a great meal.
The noise levels are unusually high for an outside dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Stopped by while in town and out for a ride-first time Heather’s. Place was very clean and such a nice relaxing water view. Our server was so friendly and outgoing-made the experience that much better! We had the shrimp and oysters for apps - oysters were very fresh and shockingly not expensive, shrimp were great as well. I had the mahi tacos and my husband had the crab salad with a lobster tail and everything was fresh and tasty. Would definitely go back when in town again.

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TavisD
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The view was great and food was tasty. My biggest complaint was the waiter. No one at the table received a refill of drinks and I wasn’t asked what side I’d like with entree so they came very separate. Overall, we had a lovely time and will most likely visit again.

BJ
vipButterflyJ
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

My fam. & I was blessed. I thank the reservation Dept. for making this reservation smooth & epic.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience2

Came here for my birthday brunch. The food was tasty. Otherwise, food was EXTREMELY SLOW. We had appetizer come. Asked several people for sharing plates and silverware, by that time our food was cold. Then took another HOUR until our food actually came. Then, my husband asked for a knife and our server asked if we all need knives ?! Because there was no silverware in the whole restaurant ?!?! Then we asked for napkins and the only napkins she brought were cocktail napkins, except the server gave a silverware set wrapped in a cloth napkin to the table next to us. The server said it’s crazy like this every weekend so why were they not more prepared. I have heard amazing things about this restaurant and i was so disappointed. I have much more to say. Only nice thing the server vouched for us to get a discount but apparently the manager was not happy to provide this very obvious act of decency for us. Will definitely not be coming back.

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vipLORIP
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday brunch

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and sincere and waitress was amazing

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John
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere, food and service was amazing. Had a 10am reservation for Sunday brunch got right in sat by the water, area was shaded so we were not to hot. Enjoyed both the buffet and menu items, both did not disappoint. We stayed for over two hrs and did not feel rushed to leave.