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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
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Eight of us got together prior to a wedding and decided to try Bimini out. We weren't disappointed. Got a nice table outside, had a great waiter, Kenneth, and enjoyed every bit of our meal. Slightly disappointed with the Bimini bread (too sweet) but the salads were great, fish was fresh, drinks... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
mywinetutor
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Manitowoc, Wisconsin
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Entertaining clients
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Rockledge, Florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

I should preface this by saying we went here not looking for seafood. My wife had a chicken dish that was average at best. I had a linguini dish that was very tasty. Service was pretty slow, but it was a Sunday early evening and the place was crowded. If you are looking for seafood, this is probably a very... More 

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Chicago, IL
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46 reviews 46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

We had a great meal at this restaurant. The service and the ambiance were first class. We couldn't believe the amount of people eating at this restaurant. It is quite large and people were waiting to be seated. We all enjoyed the food and the drinks were superb. Our waiter was very attentive which added to our pleasure. Would certainly... More 

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Manitowoc, Wisconsin
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206 reviews 206 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Eight of us got together prior to a wedding and decided to try Bimini out. We weren't disappointed. Got a nice table outside, had a great waiter, Kenneth, and enjoyed every bit of our meal. Slightly disappointed with the Bimini bread (too sweet) but the salads were great, fish was fresh, drinks were reasonable, and service we excellent. Would definitely... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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50 reviews 50 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

I had not been here in years. Went for lunch and the Cobb Salad is still great. Don't forget an order of Bimini Bread. There is dining indoors and outdoors. Great service and close to the Fort Lauderdale Airport and cruise port. Plenty of free park and valet is available.

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Melbourne, Australia
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31 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

The setting overlookingnthe canal is hard to beat on a sultry Florida evening and the bar rocks as the two hour happy hour reaches a crescendo. Drinks are half price and everyone is happy. The bar staff splash drinks out at a hundred to the dozen. Come 8.30 pm the drinks return to their normal price and you are shown... More 

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Waverly, Iowa
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This was the perfect place for Sunday Brunch. They have a beautiful brunch every Sunday. It's full of all the typical items plus a fantastic seafood display that has a great selection. The salads and hot dishes are wonderful, but the seafood is what we all come for. Sitting outside is spectacular, but the inside is truly beautiful as well.... More 

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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We always come here for special occasions. The seafood is spectacular and the bimini bread is to die for! This restuarant is one of my favorites since the first time I ever came here.

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Lima, NY
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

We went here because it was close the the Embassy Suites Hotel and served fresh seafood. Lunch was fish tacos and a smoked turkey sandwich. The flavor profiles were very good. Went back for dinner because the outdoor deck was so nice. We each had the catch of the day and veggies. Exactly what we wanted at a reasonable price.... More 

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Westchester County, New York
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153 reviews 153 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We have dined here several times. The fish is very fresh and the service is exceptional. We are inside because even with a reservation we had a 20 or more minutes wait to be outside. Inside was noisy. A group of 10 was on one side and 8 on the other. We got used to it. Both ordered the simple... More 

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New City
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49 reviews 49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This restaurant has all the ambiance you could ask for. Try to obtain an outside table for a fantastic view of the boats on the water. We went on the recommendation of my daughter-in-law whose office often goes there with their clients. Though we didn't order any seafood, it came highly recommended, especially the scallops. I ordered the Signature Diane... 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?