10 Restaurants You Can Dock Your Boat at in South Florida

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Whether you are planning a boat day around a dock and dine experience or need to make an emergency stop for an unplanned dinner out, we have gathered 10 great options of some of the best waterfront restaurants you can dock your boat at in South Florida.

1. Boatyard

1555 SE 17th St., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316, boatyard.restaurant

The name says it all. Boatyard has a relaxed yet upscale vibe that puts itself as number one on our list. It has beautiful marina views and the menu includes an array of grilled seafood, ceviche, a raw bar, wood-fired steaks and a daily catch menu fresh from local fishermen. This laid back yet deluxe experience attracts all ages with seafood & steak, a bar scene & marina yacht-watching.

2. Coconuts

429 Seabreeze Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316, coconutsfortlauderdale.com

Coconuts is fun, bustling, and gets bonus points for allowing dogs! With its relaxed atmosphere the scene is laid-back. The menu includes coconut shrimp platters, jambalaya, BBQ ribs, fish tacos, New York strip and chicken dishes. If you are unable to make it for dinner stop in for Sunday brunch before heading out on the water for the day.

3. Shooters Waterfront

3033 NE 32nd Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308, shooterswaterfront.com

Complimentary docking if you arrive by boat is always a nice touch. Shooters is open for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. Shooters Waterfront is a South Florida favorite with live music and waterfront seating. Menu options range from flatbreads, sushi rolls, veggie burgers, roasted lemon rosemary chicken, cajun shrimp pasta, Cuban sandwiches, salads, and the fresh catch of the day. Don’t miss happy hour Monday through Friday 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.

4. Deck 84

840 East Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33483, deck84.com

You can’t miss this unbelievable intracoastal view. Deck 84 offers a laid-back atmosphere and an appetizing yet simple menu, including one for Taco Tuesday. They’ll also cook your catch.

5. GGs Waterfront

606 N. Ocean Drive, Hollywood, FL 33091, ggswaterfront.com

Another great option for affordable waterfront dining is GG’s Waterfront. Enjoy a fabulous sunset while choosing from a variety of fresh menu items including day boat fish, fresh seafood, lobster, stone crabs, steaks, and raw bar specialties. GGs is elegant yet casual. Bonus points for their award winning wine list featuring more than 125 different wines and champagnes.

6. Casablanca on the Bay

1717 N. Bayshore Drive, Miami, Florida 33132, casablancaonthebay.com

Located inside the Grand DoubleTree Hotel in Miami’s arts and entertainment district. Casablanca on the Bay has breathtaking views of Biscayne Bay while offering great seafood, pasta, flatbreads, steak or a raw bar. It’s open for lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. The marina also has full-service fuel and can accommodate boats up to 110’.

7. Bokampers Sports Bar and Grill

3115 NE 32nd Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308 , bokampers.com

Bokampers is an excellent choice, especially if you are looking for a dock-and-dine restaurant to watch sports at since they feature a variety of games on one of their 100 HD plasma TVs.  Menu items include vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options. Bokampers is a great spot not just on the water but to catch one of South Florida’s unbelievable sunsets.

8. Kaluz

3300 E Commercial Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308, kaluzrestaurant.com

If you are looking for a more upscale experience then head to Kaluz in Fort Lauderdale. The upscale menu delivers offering shrimp cargot, ahi tuna steak, key lime crab salad, and cedar plank salmon. Dock and Dine but don’t forget to tip the dock hand when docking.

9. 15th Street Fisheries

1900 SE 15th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316, 15streetfisheries.com

15th Street fisheries offers excellent views accompanied by live music. It is a great stop to refuel both your boat and your belly with their sea inspired menu featuring items like mahi tacos, lobster rolls, and New England clam chowder. This option is especially family friendly featuring a daily feeding of the giant silver tarpons which is a huge attraction for kids of all ages.

10. The Pirate Republic Seafood 

400 SW Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315, piraterepublicseafood.com

Last but not least is The Pirate Republic Seafood and Grill. This unique experience is a pirate themed restaurant that is sure to capture the hearts of young children or families looking for an out-of-the-box experience. You are able to sit and eat on the dock with your boat in view for an afternoon in a different world before you return to sea. The Pirate Republic is a hidden gem and can get busy during rush hour so be sure to call ahead!


Whether you are looking for a family friendly boating adventure, or have to make an emergency stop for food and fuel, I hope one of these suggestions itches that scratch and turns your boat day into an unforgettable dining experience.