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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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11:00 am - 10:30 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: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
We had a PreMeet and Mingle Dinner

Before we went on our Cruise we met here with 20 others from the Cruise Critic Group. The food was very nice and the service was very quick. They had punchbowl sized Drinks. The seafood was excellent and fesh. Would go back here next time in the area.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 18, 2015
dgg123
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Halifax, Canada
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Food was awesome. Place was beautiful. I enjoyed the Artichoke, Spanish and Crabmeat Dip (it was good), Jumbo Crab Cakes (AWESOME!!), Mahi Mahi (okay), and Grouper (YUMMY!).

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Farmingdale, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We stayed next door at the Marriott, we were a large group leaving the next day on a "wedding cruise" so the group was everyone going to the wedding. Service was excellent and the food was delicious Try the lobster mac & cheese! and the mini tuna tacos!

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Province of Verona, Italy
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Nice place,the sight is great and the service is good. The food is average and overpriced. 38 dollars for some scallops are too much. I had the fried calamari :not crispy ,tiny calamari, and not well fried,even if the portion was big. The grilled fish was ok. The very salted thing was the check. My first and last time there.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We went there for a graduation dinner for my nephew. I understand that they were busy due to all the graduation parties but how do you run out of mashed potato's? I don't want French fries with my steak!! Also, the chicken dish that I ordered was pretty dry and tasteless. Not impressed at all.

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New York, New York, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Wonderful setting and service; excellent seafood (you'd go there for something else?) and ambiance galore. Loved it!

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Whenever we are looking for a great place to great place to go for good for and nice atmosphere. The food is consistent and the drinks are great in the spacious waterside restaurant. I love the outside bar. Come by boat or car!

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Nothing special, other than the waterfront location. Very average, if not inconsistent food offerings. Not writing home to mama. Not really sure who still patronizes this place as there is nothing that compelling to get me to go back on any type of frequent basis.

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Newmarket, New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Been going here for over 30 years when in the area. This visit the blackened Mahi Mahi was small and no where as good as I remembered. The hostess wouldn't seat us in the bar area near the window saying it was an area for larger parties and the whole area needed to be booked for a price - huh!... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I was a single diner and made very welcome. It is a bar and restaurant and has a very friendly buzz. The service was terrific and attentive.

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Halifax, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Before we went on our Cruise we met here with 20 others from the Cruise Critic Group. The food was very nice and the service was very quick. They had punchbowl sized Drinks. The seafood was excellent and fesh. Would go back here next time in the area.

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Additional Information about Bimini Boatyard Bar & Grill

Address: 1555 SE 17th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316-1701
Phone Number: +1 954-525-7400
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Fort Lauderdale
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
Average Prices: USD $12 to $30
Cuisine: Barbecue

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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 to $30
  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Doing business, Large groups, Local cuisine

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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