Dock & Dine: Enjoy waterside dining without fighting the traffic

Oct 10, 2021 by Dorie Cox

Waterfront dining is plentiful in Fort Lauderdale. Here’s a list of some restaurants with dockage. Most dockage is on a first-come, first-served basis, but a good rule of thumb is to call ahead if you’ll be arriving in a boat larger than 25 feet.

Boatyard
Upscale, nautical-chic vibe in a sophisticated, laid back atmosphere with 120 feet of dockage for dock-and-dine. The seafood-centric menu blends local catches, raw bar and shellfish, and premium meats, for inside, outside or dockside dining. Located just east off the Intracoastal Waterway, north of 17th Street Yacht Basin at the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina.
1555 SE 17th St, Fort Lauderdale, 33316
+1 954.525.7400
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15th Street Fisheries
Located at the longtime nautical landmark Lauderdale Marina, this waterfront restaurant offers both upscale and casual dining with live music and photo-worthy tarpon feeding from the dock. Known for fresh seafood and a waterfront view just north of the 17th Street Bridge and Port Everglades.
1900 SE 15th St, Fort Lauderdale, 33316
+1 954.763.2777
www.15streetfisheries.com

Coconuts
Upscale dining in a casual setting for seafood and Sunday brunch with a view of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show and sunsets across the Intracoastal Waterway. Dockage is first come, first served, just north of Hall of Fame Marina in Fort Lauderdale.
429 Seabreeze Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 33301
+1 954.525.2421
www.coconutsfortlauderdale.com

Boathouse at The Riverside
Relaxed, vibrant, and elegant waterfront dining on the New River in downtown Fort Lauderdale. Located at the historic Riverside Hotel in the Las Olas area.
620 SE Fourth St., Fort Lauderdale, 33301
+1 954.377.5494
www.boathouseriverside.com

The Historic Downtowner
A popular local tavern with American fare, live music, and happy hour specials located at New River Drive and South Andrews Avenue along the south side of the New River waterfront. Dockage available, as well as transportation with www.ridedowntowner.com.
10 S New River Drive E, Fort Lauderdale, 33301
+1 954.463.9800
www.thehistoricdowntowner.com

Blue Moon Fish Company
Just northeast of the Commercial Boulevard bridge. Known for incorporating the flavors of Louisiana with Florida’s freshest catch on a menu made for a seafood lover. Reliable suggestion for an owner and guests looking for a tender ride and a nice meal off the boat.
4405 W Tradewinds Ave., Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, 33308
+1 954.267.9888
www.bluemoonfishco.com

Shooters Waterfront
Popular, laid-back restaurant since 1982, located just south of the Oakland Park Boulevard Bridge on the Intracoastal Waterway in Fort Lauderdale. Good food, cold drinks, and live music with waterfront dining and dockage.
3033 NE 32nd Ave, Fort Lauderdale, 33308
+1 954.566.2855
www.shooterswaterfront.com

Flip Flops Dockside Eatery
On the southeast side of the bridge. A hideaway with relaxed beach vibes next to Shooters. Patrons share the same beautiful views while sipping on late night drink specials. Serving up flatbreads and comfort food. Lunch and dinner. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays.
3051 NE 32nd Ave., Fort Lauderdale, 33308
+1 954.567.1672
www.flipflopsdocksideeatery.com

Kaluz
Across the Intracoastal from Shooters, Kaluz has an elegant ambiance inside and out. The outside bar, formal dining and casual seating areas are tiered to ensure beautiful views of the waterway for all. Their new American menu offers a good mix of seafood and meat dishes, with more main course salad options than most restaurants. There truly is something for everyone.
3300 E Commercial Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, 33308
+1 954.772.2209
www.kaluzrestaurant.com

Bokampers Sports Bar & Grill
The best dock and dine place to catch the game. Plenty of outside seating and TVs galore.
Northeast of Oakland Park Boulevard bridge. Game day drink specials.
3115 NE 32nd Ave., Fort Lauderdale, 33308
+1 954-900-5584
https://bokampers.com/fort-lauderdale

Park & Ocean
North of the Sunrise Boulevard bridge. Tie up to the Hugh Taylor State Park floating docks, then a short walk through the park takes you to beach breezes and shady outdoor seating along A1A. An in-house brewery offers specialty beers, with an eclectic mix of “farm to table” items on the menu. A few steps from the bar is an adventure center offering SUP, kayak and bike rentals. The park closes at 6 p.m., so be sure to head back to the dock before then.
3109 E Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
+1 954.357.2610
www.society8.com/park-ocean

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