Shooters Waterfront

4.5
2193 reviews
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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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Miami
7 reviews
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance, delicious food, live entertainment and amazing views! Fun nite with great friends!

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BG
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service and ambience were wonderful. Ordinarily the service is the wild card. For a facility that has been around as long as Shooters, the reception/hostess area is inexplicably incapable. When I have a reservation, don’t tell me my table is waiting for guests to pay when I see many empty tables. Then once I am seated, don’t text me that my table is now available and I should check-in with the hostess. Finally, don’t email me an OpenTable cancellation 10 minutes after I am seated. Silly incompetence like this upsets an otherwise satisfying dining experience.

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RS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience, food and canal view. Would definitely go again.

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k
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

View was spectacular food was ok and our server was just average ...go for the view !

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J
New England
32 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service and good
Great location overlooking the water

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CO
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It wa an amazing experience! Our server was knowledgeable and attentive. The food and the waterfront view exceeded or expectations.

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S
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Better water front restaurant of Florida! I can’t visit Florida whiteout visit shooters!!

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L
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Amazing view of the water, great ambiance, amazing waiter she was knowledgeable about the menu. Made great recommendations. Food was good

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

Went here for dinner Tanya our waitress was fantastic. Food was really good and wine happened to be half price that night. Our 5 year old boy was made to feel so welcome and Tanya made a special effort with him he still talks about her. He says thanks for his birthday cake. So kind

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MT
Miami
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful atmosphere, excellent customer service. Food was delish, though I found my cocktail to be on the weak side. Other than that, great visit, and will be going back!

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

Had a fantastic dinner at Shooter’s, celebrating a birthday. Scotty was our waitor and he was amazing. Extremely attentive, brought us a birthday dessert and champagne- wonderful experience. Will request Scotty on our next visit.

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m
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Drinks great. Appetizers good, need more/ better selections. Entrees could use improvement. Not as delicious as the descriptions would have you believe.

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P
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location and our server Manny was terrific. Very informed on the menu and sociable. The food lived up to my expectation. Only negative was the constant walking by of staff and watching the progress of where we were with our meal. I understand that you need to manage your dining venue but it was really annoying. Other than that, great experience.

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OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Great location with a water view! Amazing food and drinks!

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J
Miami
78 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valerie was our server....she was awesomely terrific, helpful, personable and professional...she made us feel as though we were guests in her home.

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SN
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Shooters on the waterfront was Great! Alex, our sever was very attentive and on point with menu suggestions. We were celebrating with friends for their 13th wedding anniversary and shooers provided complimentary Champaign. I emencely enjoyed the cashew crusted Mahi Mahi, pineapple upside down cake (to die for) and their crafted Margarita. A beautiful evening out!

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F
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Busy waterfront restaurant with good food and average prices. Service always seems hectic. Notice level moderate to high.

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KH
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

It was over rated. Food was mediocre at best. Service was terrible

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LI
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The overall performance at Shooters was well above the service we had at other restaurants in the area. The service was very good and the music show as well. My meal was ok (but not outstanding), my wife enjoyed her meal very much. We had an enjoyable evening. We had a great seating with a good view.

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LB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere. Would visit again. Server did a great job being attentive to our needs.

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W
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Will definitely be back. Great staffs, great food, great customer service

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B
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy my experience at Shooters! Will be back again

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BM
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Shooters has always given the quality and ambiance we are looking for. It is a great visit for any time, especially weekends and Brunch but, be warned, it gets crowded early so make a reservation for all weekends and be on time to ensure you get seated timely. Our reservation was for 11am for Sunday brunch and by arriving 15 min early, we beat the majority of the rush and were seated outside on the deck overlooking the intracoastal and the great views!

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BJ
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I want to thank management for making my daughter wish a reality @ last min. a cafe was cleaned and given u to my party and it was everything for my baby!! I will come again!

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RS
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They need to update their Google page. We were expecting live music and there was none. Otherwise, we truly enjoyed having dinner at Shooters and look forward to going again soon!

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P
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and the service was beyond great Daniel was my server, he was amazing keep me entertained until my party showed up.

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AR
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time experience for my boyfriend's birthday. The best experience we've had in a long while for a restaurant. We will be back and will bring the entire family this time.

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F
Miami
24 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a Tito‘s bloody Mary which was just fair coconut milk curry fish soup which was phenomenal, blue crab salad which was also outstanding and a giant cinnamon bun with cream cheese frosting which was fair. Our waitress was a very attractive smoky eye blonde who provided top-notch service, overall this is probably my 30th visit to shooters and I will certainly be back for 31st.

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N
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant on the water. Great food and drinks. Service was poor but it was a late dinner so maybe an earlier dinner would have better service

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N
New England
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing meal, great ambience and awesome service. Highly recommend.

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my boyfriend there for his birthday and the service was amazing ! And the food was great! Definitely coming back!

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CL
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and Service, will definitely be back on visit.

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OT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friend in from out of town. Enjoy dependable place to take people, even in bad weather

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NP
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing service!!! Love love love the food, will be back!

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EG
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The restaurant was beautiful and I will definitely go back. Unfortunately, workers were breaking down tents from Mother's Day; metal bars being dropped on the ground, etc. I wasn't sure why they chose to seat us in the area where this was happening 10 feet away from our table (or didn't have the tent broken down prior to opening at 11 a.m. when our reservation was) as it was loud and really unfortunate for the ambience and relaxation. Our drinks were great; my chicken wrap lacked flavor but my guest's salad was large and delicious. Unfortunately, this was my first visit and a special occasion so a little disappointed. With that being said, we we will definitely give it another shot in the future.

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KP
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Ambiance outside is nice but inside is way too bright. It’s quite loud, the service was very mediocre and my order was not correct. That said the food and the wine were pretty good. Overall just not as special as I’d hoped.

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LM
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had not been to Shooters in many years. I love the new Shooters. We sat outdoors and there was a nice breeze. Not to loud and very relaxing. The food was great. We had the cheese board and the California roll. The cheese board was giant and could have fed easily 3 people.

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SR
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience would definitely return

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KK
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

I really wanted to love this restaurant but the service was so poor that myself and my party were left disappointed. The food tasted great though

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n
Miami
76 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a very good experience: friendly and good service; great food; the location is exceptional

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