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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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.4
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4.6
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VC
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, great place to meet friends. Both the good and the service were super.

BU
New York Area
112 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining along side the Inland Waterway with that Great Sunset. The only thing better was the great meal served by Daniel. Superb service, drinks and entrees. The fish is off the charts and worth coming back for. We will be back!

OT
Pittsburgh
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was really good! We sat right next to the water, which I had requested! Service was good. Overall experience e, a 10!

KS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great intracoastal location, nice decor, friendly service and good food!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bloody great food, service and location. We've been back several times once we heard about the facility. Each time we have been welcomed warmly and treated well.
We plan to spend our last night in Ft.Lauderdale at Shooters!

JA
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GREAT WAITRESS WITH GREAT SUGGESTIONS PLUS HUMOR
I GO THERE EVERY WINTER SEASON AT LEAST TWICE

N
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Recommended by a local friend. Very overrated. So big it would be impossible to create anything better than a mall restaurant ambience. Food soso. Not worth the money.

r
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shooters has a beautiful and fun setting on the intracoastal waterway. The staff is great and the food was very good also. Would recommend to anyone.

CL
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect

B
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Been here many times the food was season way too much

KM
New England
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. We requested an outside table and were seated on the dock, next to the intracoastal. Made for beautiful views - the food was delicious. Great visit, as always!

LD
Cincinnati
21 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We had reservations at 6:00 on Sunday. Our table was outside by the music speaker. We asked if there was a chance to turn the speaker direction or turn down. It took two managers and 20 minutes to figure out what to do. The band member came and turned down the volume.
Our server couldn’t bring water because there were no trays.
They were understaffed so 30 minutes later we received the wine and drinks we ordered our food.
Our server was very apologetic thanking us for our patience. If she wasn’t so nice, we would not have been. The place needs better management. Thankfully, the food was good but to leave us sit there for so long is unpardonable.

AW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very enjoyable time, the food was fabulous but a bit pricey. The service great and friendly. The ambience was wonderful over looking the bay. I'd recommend this place to those looking for someplace different and lovely waterfront setting.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great ambience for a date or brunch party. Live music and I recommend the food from the regular menu instead of the buffet. Reservation needed for sure.

P
Miami
26 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I marvel at every time we go here and I go often not even once have we had one thing to complain about service is consistently excellent and food is consistently excellent

PB
Miami
55 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food fabulous. Beautiful outdoor seating. Fun girls lunch out!

SG
Miami
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good good and attentive staff.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The only complaint I have is that I had a reservation at 9:00pm and my party wasn’t seated until 10:00pm. They didn’t communicate clearly as to why our wait was long. She thought our party was 8...she didn’t verify or check. Our party was a group of 5. Poor service and the manager wasn’t much help. What made our night was our waitress. She was amazing. The food and drinks were also amazing. So our night started our sour but ended sweet.

J
Miami
47 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Brought friends from out of town- had an enjoyable experience, but unfortunately not as great as other visits.
Food wasn’t quite to the level we’re normally use to receiving. Wait person was quite attentive, but appeared to have too many tables to properly handle at one time.

J
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! Food is amazing, service was terrific. We will definitely return.

C
Detroit
20 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The quintessential south Florida dining experience! Great food, perfect ambience and our server was fantastic and accommodating on a very busy evening! Popular for all the right reasons!

OT
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place.coming back for drinks and live music Saturday

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday. Amazing service

OT
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience4

We waited 45 minutes for our table, we were kept been told that our table t’s being cleaned! It was obvious that they were understaffed. There was no apology for being late.
When seated, it took 60 minutes to get a hamburger!
Waiter was very polite.

G
New England
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

This place is so overrated. The food & service was average. I had a reservation & still had to wait 35 minutes.

WB
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Best on the beach! Service, food, and value never disappoint, and it all comes with a view!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The atmosphere was great.. but the food was not worth the money. I know you pay for the view so I’m sure that’s calculated Into the price of the food. But I get better sushi in Illinois which was shocking.... and the steak my fiancé got was not that great considering the price. We were celebrating our engagement and thought that place would be the spot to have a good dinner and celebrate. But the food was disappointing. The cocktails were good

DM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The location on the waterfront was terrific and the boats sailing right up to the restaurant was fun. Food and service were great.

MS
Charleston
15 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Mediocre food and bad service in a lice location. Will not return

A
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience1

Horrible experience. First of all the restaurant stinks like an old kitchen rag, then our food would not come out even though two tables that got seated after, got their food first.
I ordered mussels and they were shriveled (old), also a sushi roll was pretty bad with some sort of crab meat on top that tasted like cheese.
My friends Louie crab salad was good.
Overall pretty disappointing experience.

J
Memphis
8 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Huge restaurant. Lovely views. Service was slightly slow but for the make part, food/service food.