10 Best Waterfront Restaurants In Fort Lauderdale, Florida - Updated 2021

Waterfront Dining In Fort Lauderdale
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Fort Lauderdale is located on the south-eastern coast of Florida. The ​city is popular for its great beaches as well as boating canals. While in town, visit Hugh Taylor Birch Park, with its walking trails and lagoon. Also, visit the International Swimming Hall of Fame with its museum of memorabilia and pools. Explore Las Olas Boulevard, a shopping district with many restaurants, boutiques, and art galleries. Make sure you visit the Bonnet House Museum and Gardens, with its artsy interior and 1920s-era home surrounded by gardens. Enjoy strolling The Strip, which is a promenade along the beachfront, with its many bars, boutiques, hotels, and outdoor restaurants. Stay at the top beachfront hotels or pet-friendly rentals in the city, and check out our selection of the best waterfront restaurants in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

1. Aruba Beach Cafe

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Posted by Aruba Beach Cafe on Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Aruba Beach Cafe offers Caribbean-style drinks and good food amidst swaying palm trees - the perfect spot after a day on the beach. Experience the islands with three friendly bars where live island music is played. Enjoy a menu of soups, salads, steaks, and burgers together with a range of entrees and desserts. There is a good range of wines and other drinks to help wash down your meal.

Aruba Beach Cafe

Address: 1 Commercial Blvd, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, FL 33308, United States

Website: Aruba Beach Cafe

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 11am - 1am; Sun: 10am - 1am

2. Coconuts

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Posted by Coconuts on Thursday, July 8, 2021

Coconuts waterfront restaurant is right on the beach. You can moor your boat at their dock and enjoy the relaxed, fun atmosphere while tucking into tasty dishes and choosing drinks from the best wine list. Tuesday and Friday nights, tuck into Nelson’s outdoor paella or enjoy a Sunday brunch. At this Fort Lauderdale restaurant on the water, the menu includes a range of seafood dishes, burgers, steaks, and salads. Seasonal vegetable dishes are available for vegetarians.

Coconuts

Address: 429 Seabreeze Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA

Website: Coconuts

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 11:30am - 10pm; Sun: 10am - 10pm

3. Blue Moon Fish Co.

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Blue Moon Fish Co. offers up a fusion of Florida’s catch of the day with Louisiana flavors. This beachfront restaurant in Fort Lauderdale has been running for 20 years. Serving lunch, dinner, and Sunday Brunch, this waterfront restaurant offers a variety of seafood, steak, burgers, and tasty chicken dishes, along with salads and the best desserts, including Key lime pie. There is also an impressive wine list to browse for the best accompaniment to your meal.

Blue Moon Fish Co.

Address: 4405 W. Tradewinds Ave., Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Florida, USA

Website: Blue Moon Fish Company

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 11:30am - 10pm; Sun: 11am - 3pm, 6pm - 10pm

4. Kaluz

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Posted by Kaluz Fort Lauderdale on Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Serving lunch, dinner, and cocktails, Kaluz is right on the waterfront in Fort Lauderdale. A selection of entrees, flatbreads, salads, and side dishes complement the fish, chicken, and beef dishes, along with burgers, pork chops, and Danish ribs. Choose from a mouth-watering selection of desserts and an impressive wine list.

Kaluz Fort Lauderdale

Address: 3300 E. Commercial Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA

Website: Kaluz Fort Lauderdale

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 11:30am - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 11:30am - 11pm

5. Shooter's Waterfront

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Posted by Shooters Waterfront on Sunday, June 20, 2021

Shooters Waterfront has been running on the Intracoastal Waterway since 1982. The restaurant is elegant and stylish with a full menu of fresh seafood and inventive cocktails. Shooters offer great views of the water. Dock your boat in front of the restaurant and relax, enjoying brunch, lunch, or dinner. Besides the seafood, there is a range of soups and salads, burgers, and sandwiches. Don’t miss the bottomless drinks while you are here!

Shooters Waterfront

Address: 3033 NE 32 Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA

Website: Shooters Waterfront

6. Boatyard

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Posted by Boatyard on Thursday, December 5, 2019

Boatyard is an attractively decorated restaurant with an outdoor terrace on the dockside and an upscale nautical vibe and with views of the Intracoastal Waterway. The restaurant has a raw bar and serves a selection of shellfish dishes and prime cuts of meat. Enjoy happy hour or cocktails while watching the boats go by.

Boatyard

Address: 1555 SE 17th Street, Fort Lauderdale

Website: Boatyard

Opening hours: Mon - Tue: 11:30am - 10pm; Wed - Fri: 11:30am - 11pm; Sat: 10am - 11pm; Sun: 10am - 10pm

7. 15th Street Fisheries

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Posted by 15th Street Fisheries on Monday, October 28, 2019

15th Street Fisheries is located in Lauderdale Marina. The restaurant is close to the 17th Street bridge and the Port Everglades inlet to the Atlantic Ocean, and it offers two levels of dining. Enjoy dinner upstairs in the restaurant and savor fresh seafood and other specialties, or have a more casual dining experience downstairs at the dockside with a great selection for brunch and lunch. Every Sunday, the restaurant offers a Liquid Brunch selection of cocktails.

15th Street Fisheries

Address: 1900 SE 15th St., Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA

Website: 15th Street Fisheries

Opening hours: 11:30am - 9:30pm (daily)

8. Sea Watch On the Ocean

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Posted by Sea Watch On the Ocean on Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Sea Watch On the Ocean is a historic landmark restaurant in Fort Lauderdale offering amazing oceanfront views. The restaurant faces three acres of unspoiled beach. Renowned for its seafood, the restaurant is open for brunch, lunch, and dinner. Steamed clams and mussels, smoked salmon tartine, crab cakes, and a chilled seafood tower are just some of the dishes available. Soups, chowders, and salads are the ideal starters. Sea Watch On the Ocean also has an excellent wine list and a range of other drinks and cocktails.

Sea Watch On the Ocean

Address: 6002 North Ocean Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA

Website: Sea Watch On the Ocean

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 11:30am - 3:30pm, 5pm - 9pm; Fri - Sat: 11:30am -3:30pm, 5pm - 10pm

9. Pelican Landing

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Pelican Landing is situated two stories up and offers beautiful views of Pier Sixty-Six and the Intracoastal Waterway. Amazing sunset views and freshly caught seafood are two things you can expect from this restaurant. They offer lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch as well as happy hours. Besides the seafood, they have meatballs, fish tacos, and brisket sandwiches to enjoy, along with a range of good wines and cocktails. Invite your friends here for drinks and delicious food while in Fort Lauderdale!

Pelican Landing

Address: Pier Sixty-Six Marina, 2301 SE 17th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316, United States

10. Grille 66 and Bar

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Grille 66 and Bar offers dining with a panoramic view of the Intracoastal Waterway. Dine on fresh seafood or prime, 28-day aged beef, along with appetizers, Maryland crabcakes, lobster, shrimp, and calamari dishes. There are also steaks, pork chops, and a variety of side dishes, appetizers, and seasonal desserts.

Grille 66 and Bar

Address: Pier Sixty-Six Marina, 2301 SE 17th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316, United States

Life on the waterfront in Fort Lauderdale

Best Waterfront Restaurants In Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Whether strolling on The Strip​ or boating on the Intracoastal Waterway, there is nothing quite like waterfront dining in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Check out any of these amazing restaurants on your next visit to this summer paradise!

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Anne Sewell was born in England, but has spent most of her life in Africa - Malawi, Zimbabwe and South Africa - and now resides on the beautiful Costa del Sol in southern Spain. She loves writing...Read more

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