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Bimini Boatyard Bar & Grill

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1555 SE 17th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316-1701
Water taxi service available from all major hotels and downtown. Broward County Bus Service Drop off at 17th Street
+1 954-525-7400
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: In September of 1989, Bimini Boatyard Bar & Grill opened its doors in the...
In September of 1989, Bimini Boatyard Bar & Grill opened its doors in the heart of the Yachting Capital of the World in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. To this day, Bimini Boatyard continues to be Fort Lauderdale's Premier Waterfront Dining Experience, featuring the freshest seafood delivered daily, expertly prepared and infused by our Caribbean Wood-Fired Grill. We have both indoor and outdoor dining, and our waterfront Palm Bar is the perfect place to enjoy an afternoon watching the yachts cruise by. We strive for excellence in all facets of our operation, providing superior customer service and food of distinction in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. Our Sunday Brunch is not to be missed, featuring a buffet with over 100 items and a Make-Your-Own Bloody Mary Bar. Bimini Boatyard hosts Fort Lauderdale's finest Happy Hour from 4:00pm -8:00pm EVERYDAY.
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Good for:
Casual Dining
Large groups
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Entertaining clients

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great location, reserve outdoor table

My wife, daughter and I had time to kill before catching a late flight, so we found this place on Open Table and made a reservation. The food was good, service was prompt and friendly and the ambiance is upbeat. Unfortunately, we were able to get an indoor table right away but there was a 45 min... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
LarryValencia
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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English first
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

My wife, daughter and I had time to kill before catching a late flight, so we found this place on Open Table and made a reservation. The food was good, service was prompt and friendly and the ambiance is upbeat. Unfortunately, we were able to get an indoor table right away but there was a 45 min wait for an... More 

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Boston
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76 reviews 76 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

As a prologue to the criticisms below, if you can score an outside table, the view alone would make up for any deficiencies in the food and the air conditioning wouldn't be an issue. I think had we waited for outside seating, it would have been at least a four-star meal. That being said, the dining room chairs and tables... More 

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Sunny Isles Beach, Florida
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

I had never been to this restaurant but heard it had some decent seafood and the person we went with said the food was good but the service was just fair and wanted to give it another shot. The picture is far from how our food was presented. Well, the fish was fresh but all else was terrible. The service... More 

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East Greenbush, New York
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57 reviews 57 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Great happy hour prices, good food at at pretty reasonable price and music on the deck. What more do you need?

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

I cannot say enough about this restaurant. We held our wedding reception here. There were 22 people and we were in the Abaco room. The food was delicious as well as the key lime pie! I overheard a lot of people in our group raving! Beautiful spot on the water and the service and accommodations were top notch!

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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 via mobile

My sister had her mini wedding reception here and we arrived by boat. This place was so beautiful and everyone was accomodating. The atmosphere was very peaceful and food was great.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Nice restaurant on the waterway. Most of the employees are very nice and friendly. Have run into one problem with a hostess up front who was more interested in her personal conversation than seating the customers, that's the only reason I didn't give a 5. Their seafood is great, but they have really good old-fashioned cheeseburgers.

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Branford, Connecticut
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10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Great outdoor bar watch the boats come and go! Best burger ever! Salads are also generous and delicious!

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Concord, California
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29 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

We were traveling through Fort Lauderdale and met with family we had not seen in many years. This was a great choice by our cousins, who live not far away. We had an outside table on a lovely night. I had the Conch Fritter appetizer and the Saint Bart Scallops specialty. My wife had the Crab Cakes. The Conch Fritters... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I cannot begin to praise this place and you should definitely pay them a visit if you're in Fort Lauderdale! They are nice, professional, accommodating and very helpful. The food is really good (oysters and wasabi calamari were astonishing) and the drinks are carefully prepared. What a delightful location to complete the picture...!!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1555 SE 17th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316-1701
  • Public Transportation: Water taxi service available from all major hotels and downtown. Broward County Bus Service Drop off at 17th Street
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Fort Lauderdale
  • Phone Number: +1 954-525-7400

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 30

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Entertaining clients

Description

In September of 1989, Bimini Boatyard Bar & Grill opened its doors in the heart of the Yachting Capital of the World in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. To this day, Bimini Boatyard continues to be Fort Lauderdale's Premier Waterfront Dining Experience, featuring the freshest seafood delivered daily, expertly prepared and infused by our Caribbean Wood-Fired Grill. We have both indoor and outdoor dining, and our waterfront Palm Bar is the perfect place to enjoy an afternoon watching the yachts cruise by. We strive for excellence in all facets of our operation, providing superior customer service and food of distinction in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. Our Sunday Brunch is not to be missed, featuring a buffet with over 100 items and a Make-Your-Own Bloody Mary Bar. Bimini Boatyard hosts Fort Lauderdale's finest Happy Hour from 4:00pm -8:00pm EVERYDAY.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 1:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?