Shooters Waterfront

4.5
1777 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
Laid-back Restaurant on the Intracoastal Waterway offering food, drinks, live music & water views.
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New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

View great.
Facility beautiful
Service mediocre waiter forgot flatware No glass
Food is inconsistent sometimes good sometimes bad
Food this time was mediocre
Shrimp appetizer over cooked and dry out
Crab meat in the salad tasted like it was just out of jar or can
Hamburger cooked past well done, dried out

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HA
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

It’s the view, stupid! The food is mediocre so it makes no sense to sit indoors and not take advantage of the outdoor terrace which is right on the water. My crab salad was close to tasteless and suffered further from a particularly artless presentation. I heard the hamburger was better but I’m not certain that’s a reason to go to a seafood restaurant.

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S
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location with good service from polite, professional waiters/waitresses. Nothing was to much trouble, even switching menus and servers part way through. It was not our first time and definitely not our last...........

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B
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 1

WAY WAY too much load music outside. You can't have conversation with the super loud band playing.

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MG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Usually this restaurant would get A's across the board but this past Saturday was a 1st disappointment for me. I had a 9:30 reservation and arrived way ahead of schedule and still wasn't seated till almost 10pm. Since it was ladies night out it was ok because we had drinks at the bar. Then the server only chked on us once. We had to ask another waitress for utensils. Granted she was very nice but she was attentive to us. That won't stop us from going back though.

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Even though I had a reservation, and arrived sharply, we were told that we had to wait at least 30 minutes and they sent us to the bar. Then our supposedly outside table was almost inside. Too noisy!!! We could barely see the boats from our table.
The occasion was a date night but the ambience was not suitable for a romantic dinner.
The food was just okay but very overpriced.
I’m canceling my already set reservation for Valentine’s Day.

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

Awesome,excellent comme d habitude,ce n est pas ma première fois j ai jamais été déçu.Le catch of the day est excellent et les hôtesses sont toujours disponibles et attentionnées.
Je le recommande fortement.

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

Great outside seating !!

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M
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for our anniversary, our server excellent and food was delicious.

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AA
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A gem restaurant in Fort Lauderdale with excellent food, a variety of plates and wines. Amazing service and waterfront

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MI
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I had reservation for 2 people, when i got there they told me there is around 20 minutes wait for a table and that we will get text message when its ready. The table was ready fast but still, if you do have reservation means you have a table ready for you, not that you still have to wait. Other than that, the restaurant was really nice and the service was good.

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OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was awesome
They had a band which was very nice
Outdoor seating was good
Not to cold or hot
Perfect view

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e
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We had our reservation but still had to wait for seating ... hostess directed us to the bar to wait. Beautiful outside dining.
Checked with hostess several times to make sure that I received the Open Table points.

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s
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great lobster salad! Tasty roasted chicken and potatoes.

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C
Miami
19 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Arrived on a Sunday 4:00 for early dinner had reservation but........it’s at that time from 4:00-4:20 that they are clearing up brunch so they don’t seat anyone until finished. Needless to say front desk and that area packed. Otherwise food good overlooking water delightful.

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Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

Food was good but it took a long time to get our food. The server was MIA for most of the meal. We very very disappointed.

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BF
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice place. Dress up a bit.

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J
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Food and customer service are great. The waterfront view is one of the best parts of this restaurant.

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OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful day to sit by the water and enjoy a great meal!

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TS
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Long wait for server. Food was served and server became non existant until tome for check.

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Miami
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

La mesa no estaba lista, es más 15 minutos más tarde me quejo y plantearon q me llamaron y no me encontraron, nunca me moví del frente de la recepcion

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MB
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Upon our arrival, we were treat with great hospitality. Our waitress Lindsay was fantastic. Much praise to Tony and TJ including the rest of the kitchen staff and restaurant Manager. You all are the best!!!

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OT
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Terrific waterfront dining.

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AI
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We asked for a table outside near the water so my grandchildren could watch the boats go by. The hostess said it would be. Instead we were given a table in the far back corner outside next to the catering hall and behind a large rattan structure so we couldn’t see the water at all and in rattan tub seats where my grandchildren couldn’t even reach the table. There were two tables of six right by the water (with regular chairs) empty at the time, but when I went back to talk to the hostess, she said she couldn’t do anything once we were given a table.

Very disappointing experience...and I am a Tuesday regular.

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E
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Everyone in our party complemented their entrees. Beautiful restaurant.& server was wonderful.
Just wish I knew how to get a table outside on the left side. Went 3 times for late lunch & still got stuck on the right near the water taxi. Hostess on Thursday seemed quite put out when I asked for a table outside on the left , even though it was not crowded.

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TH
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been to Shooters during prior visits to Fort Lauderdale and have always found it to be a pleasant experience. It is my hosts favorite! This last experience improved once we were seated. We were a party of two and seemed the hosts focus was on the many large parties. We had a 7;30 reservation and were seated about 7;50 and that is only because I approached the host station and got response "let me check on your table". The server was delightful, knowledgeable and attentive. Meal was very good and arrived timely. I had the skirt steak(tender and a nice bite) my friend had the Grouper special and pleased. Guaranteed of return visit. Very popular and at times can be a little chaotic, but not this visit.

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CL
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Endroit merveilleux (Beau décor) pour ressentir l'ambiance de Fort Lauderdale sur le bord de l"Intercostal, personnels gentils, belle clientèle. Bon choix dans le menu et dans la carte des vins et ce à un prix abordable. Stationnement (payant à l'heure) facile juste en face du restaurant. À recommander.

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BR
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A bit pricy but very nice place, will go back. The very is worth the trip. Had the fish and chips the sauce was amazing.

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MD
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My go to spot for New Year’s Day! Always a fun time.

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 5

We made 3:45pm reservations. We were sat st 4:35pm.

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R
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The location was nice. The food is only ok..not worth the money
The hostess told us our reservation was cancelled when it wasn’t but still seated us

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Miami
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great New Years brunch date with a friend. Martin was an amazing server!

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e
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Casual waterfront dining with good atmosphere, good prices and broad menu for everyone.

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B
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This was my second time dining at Shooters Waterfront and at a table. Service was great. Dustin was my server and anticipated my party’s needs. If you go here, request him. Overall, everything was good. I loved the mimosas. I ordered the crab cake Benedict. It hit the spot. It was really warm inside the restaurant. I assume it was s because the windows were all open. The location will draw anyone to Shooters. I plan to return.

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LR
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow what can I say. This was my husbands and my first time dining at Shooters. We were celebrating New Years in Fort Lauderdale and decided to come here for a New Years Day brunch. It was fantastic! So much selection- sushi, omelette station, waffle station, pancakes station, crêpe station, carving station etc. Unlimited mimosas and bloody’s. Service was very good. I recommend making a reservation and selecting outdoor seating, what a view! Will definitely be back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great buffet. Nice weather and ambiance

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LP
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Our sever was good but the orders were a mess
Cold soup cold fish wrong orders....terrible the only reason people must go is the location will not
go back

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BG
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 5

I have been going to Shooters for decades and one constant is spotty service and, more often than not, a good meal. But, this redefined the quintessential clusterf*ck. While I wanted to leave no tip I ended up only marginally reducing it out of sheer pity for the server and the obvious incompetence that permeated the entire meal (including “I am sorry but there is only one bartender”). Excessive wait for drinks? Excuse upon excuse for delay? Order dinner with special request? 1/2 hour later being told request could not be satisfied? 1 of 2 appetizers delivered incorrectly? The second delivered some time later? Then while eating appetizers other servers bring out appetizers (again) with entrees, 1 of 2 of which we had not ordered? Shall I continue? I will ho back because, heaven forbid, such a dreadful experience cannot be recreated a second time.

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Miami
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

Requested a waterfront table and when we got there was told it would be another 1/2 hour to 45 minutes..,.stated that the open table reservation only guarantees a table in the restaurant...had I known we would not have wasted our time

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SS
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Not a good experience!
After looking forward to a night out with the family we were disappointed with the outcome. WE NEVER RECEIVED OUR FOOD!!
Our appetizers came rather quickly and were quite delirious but that ended early as we waited over an hour and a half and still no main courses. After our server apologized for not having any hamburgers left which my son ordered, he replaced his order with a pizza. THAT NEVER CAME EITHER!
I asked for the check, paid for what appetizers and drinks we had and left.
We were completely disappointed and will not return to Shooters again. Too bad seeing it was nicely located on the water.

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