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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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Today
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
Most recent review
Could have been better

We had dinner here on our last night in fort lauderdale. The outside area is really nice, over looking the water way, but we had to sit inside otherwise it was a half hour wait, so decided it wasn't worth it. Our waitress was nice but quite pushy. She reeled off so much stuff we lost the plot half... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
suzy6626
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London, United Kingdom
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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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

We had dinner here on our last night in fort lauderdale. The outside area is really nice, over looking the water way, but we had to sit inside otherwise it was a half hour wait, so decided it wasn't worth it. Our waitress was nice but quite pushy. She reeled off so much stuff we lost the plot half way... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

We had dinner at Bimini after a gruelling couple of days of work> it was a welcome relief. Wait-staff were lovely. They had an offer that if you bought a 21 oz cocktail you got the glass free ; very motivating. Prawn cocktail for starter had huge juicy prawns and the sauce had a good kick of horseradish. I had... More 

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Strongsville, OH
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85 reviews 85 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed a beautiful reunion with an old friend here for lunch. We requested a table out by the water and were seated immediately. Service was excellent and so was the food. No problem that we stayed for a long time talking and catching up in this lovely place. Fresh fish tacos were excellent. I would highly recommend it, especially to... More 

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Prior Lake, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Great food, and plenty of seating out on the patio. Don't try to get an inside table without a reservation, its impossible.

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Rochester, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Stopped here on the way to Ft Lauderdale Airport. Sunday brunch was all you can eat fixed price. We normally don't eat at "all you can eat" places, but this was fantastic! Sat at an outside umbrella covered table, live music, overlooks the water. You couldn't ask for better ambience. A drink, Mimosa or Bloody Mary was included. The fresh... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We ate here on our way to the airport so hadn't had time to look at reviews.... Wish we had! The waitress just didn't stop with the hard sell! We almost walked out before ordering as she was so pushy. We ordered fruit juice and it was very weak and more ice than juice and both of us ordered mahi... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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77 reviews 77 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Just a couple blocks from the Hilton Marina Hotel where we were staying... Went for afternoon discounted appetizers and drinks... Huge place but we sat outside along the water...

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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We met family there for lunch. The staff was very accommodating when half our group was late. Had a great appetizer of crab dip and shrimp cocktail. Just ordered a salad for entree with blackened Mahi Mahi it was huge and delicious. Last but not least our server Lisa was great waiting on us but not hovering. The bill was... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 via mobile

Really disappointing! We were a party of 4. Our lasting memories will be that our server was only interested in the gratuity and not his job as a server. Food no more than average, but expensive. For example,there was a very limited choice of veg.We asked for a portion of spinach,which was served as a side with other main dishes... More 

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Batavia, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 via mobile

On a previous visit to Ft Lauderdale, I discovered the Bimini Boatyard after we had already eaten, but decided I would try it on my return visit before our cruise in Feb. 2015 with family. I booked a reservation in December, as I heard it was always busy, and I noticed that many people visit there on their night before... More 

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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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?