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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4.7
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience4

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

VG
Philadelphia
101 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for waterway views at lunch. Try the coconut crusted shrimp appetizer. The Cajun shrimp fettuccine was amazing, though 4 shrimp instead of just 3 would have been better. Excellent service, comfortable seating.

HR
Miami
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What was to be a reunion with 1 old buddy from my high school days turned into a 2nd friend show up unannounced. WOW - what a surprise.

Cristina was our server and she was totally with us in the unique celebration. She rocked our table and everything was perfect - thank you Cristina for making this a memorable event for us.

I would not hesitate to recommend this place for a fun time, lunch, brunch or a special dinner.

Sitting by the dock outside was pleasant on this sunny and mild day.

Harold

BD
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed our dinner Shooters our first table was so close to the music which was way to loud for dining. Hostess did change our table and we were very grateful. Thank you

M
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Shooters has been one of our most reliable go to places for dinner, especially for out of town guests, for several years now. Unfortunately our most recent experience was quite a disappointment. First of all, their check in process is confusing and disorganized, even if you have a reservation as we did. Plus the staff is not particularly friendly...no smile or greeting. They said our table would be ready soon, so stay near by. I asked would they text me, they said no, they’ll call my name. Five minutes later, they texted me. I went to the counter, she said, stay near by, we’ll call your name soon....really? What’s the point of texting to tell m you’ll call my name. Last time they texted me but failed to tell me they were doing so, and I happened to not have my phone. So we waited an extra 30 minutes unnecessarily b/c they texted me.

We were seated at an outside table, unfortunately right under a speaker that blasted the live band playing. I understand having entertainment but why have it blaring at 30 decibels so you can barely hear the person next to you let alone across the table, some of whom had hearing impairments? Completely ruins the ambiance! I asked the server to see if it could be turned down and amazingly, our speaker was turned off. But this was short lived, because when the band returned after a break, we were back to square one, and the server couldn’t find the same manager.

As we waited for our food and drinks, at least 3-4 servers tried to bring drinks or food which we did not order. They seem baffled and had to go from table to table to find the right one. For a restaurant of this size and caliber, this seems very amateurish.

The food was generally good, especially the flatbread, calamari, Cobb salad and roasted chicken but nothing outstanding. The cashew crusted mahi was dry and the spicy tuna roll was lackluster. Our server was extremely friendly and pleasant, and did what she could to accommodate our issues. Overall disappointing!

JE
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

View was amazing! Outside dining was very romantic. Lobster salad was the best I have ever eaten. Server was extremely knowledgeable and was attentive. Wonderful experience!

RR
Miami
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience5

The food and service were average. I do not think we will make that trip again to Ft Lauderdale from Deerfield Beach.

AC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks to Allie for the Perfect service.
WOW :) , she knows how to take care of her customers.
10/10 For Allie.

Audreane :)

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The brunch buffet was worth EVERY dollar!! Definitely will be returning .

K
E. Tennessee
23 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best brunch buffet in Fort Lauderdale!

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LC
Guadalajara
31 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Really great brunch buffet and mimosa specials! Service at the table was wonderful- they were attentive and fantastic. Rated this lower due to the extremely RUDE hostess who mixed up our reservation, sat someone else at our table, tried to squeeze 7 of us at a 4 top and didn’t even think to apologize. She was so rude, she’s lucky she had a grey hoodie on covering her name. I went back up and she sassed me got huffy and puffy... so not ok! Other than front of house staff, this place was excellent.

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Everything about this establishment was great except the price of the food and the taste, for a hefty price of 32 dollars I was expecting immaculate flavor but was very dissatisfied upon the arrival of the food. I would not recommend this restaurant of you’re looking for flavorful food.

S
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating Valentine's Day With Friends. They've never been there before but my husband and I were.They'll recommend this restaurant to to their friends. We had a great time. Food great! A must go to!😉

PB
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Great Ambiance!! Food somewhat overpriced and salty...

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Beautiful setting right on the intracoastal. Went for Valentine's day, staff was overwhelmed and the result was poor service and mediocre food.

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Valentine's dinner No complaints

OT
Baltimore
23 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating Valentines Day and it was awesome, from the table by the water, to the fantastic service by Chadwick, and of course a delicious meal!

BE
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it will definitely go back and take visitors with us

JK
Miami
37 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great overall around.

OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Waited 2 hours to get seated with a reservation. The workers were pleasant there and the food was good

SD
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food4service4ambience3

Food was good and location was great. Customer service at the front door was horrible. We had a 6:30 reservation and didn’t get seated until 7:35 after my husband pointed out they were seating people who complained about the wait ahead of those with earlier reservations. Not sure why they bothered to take reservations.

C
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The first night we had our waterfront table ready... great location, good service and good food. The night we returned was a disaster. Apparently they booked a large party which left them backed up for an hour. Very disappointed... didn’t want to stand around waiting an extra 45 minutes at a crowded bar with no seats left. Ate inside which is like a large glorified diner in atmosphere. EAT OUTSIDE if you can.

M
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We love this restaurant. Food is always great.
And we love eating on the water.
It was a beautiful night.
Thank you
Meghan

OT
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meeting old friends from out of town

D
Minneapolis
37 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We go to Shooters frequently. We have for 26 years, hope to continue! Guests love to go there, also. It is like a "ritual"....a must while visiting us....

BM
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I live nearby. I go to shooters often. Always have a great time.

BP
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I only have one recommendation, I made a reservation to be outside I was supposed to be near the lake but they located me on the other side, it should have had a reserved table

KR
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Beautiful restaurant and views both indoors and outdoors. Great place to meet friends. The calamari is fantastic. I go there specifically for the Crab Louie salad. It is delicious.

Shooters Waterfront
Responded on February 13, 2020

Hello Kim, thank you for taking the time to write a review and rate us significantly after your recent dining experience. We appreciate your kind words and look forward to your next occasion. Please place your reservation before your arrival that way we will know when you are dining with us again! 

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AM
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ordered three sushi rolls: veggie, Godzilla, and Hollywood...IMPECCABLE. I came here 4 years ago on vacation and the food was so amazing that when I returned this year I remembered the restaurant and had to return! The service was fast and our waitress was so attentive (I wish I remembered her name!). I will be returning again!!

Shooters Waterfront
Responded on February 13, 2020

Hello Abigail, thank you for taking the time to write a review and rate us significantly after your recent dining experience. We appreciate your kind words and look forward to your next occasion. Please place your reservation before your arrival that way we will know when you are dining with us again! 

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OT
1 review