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Bahia Cabana Dockside Bar and Waterfront Restaurant

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American, Hamburgers, Seafood, Sandwiches
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3001 Harbor Drive, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
+1 954-524-1555
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Dockside Bar and Waterfront Dining overlooking Ft. Lauderdale's largest...
Dockside Bar and Waterfront Dining overlooking Ft. Lauderdale's largest Marina, with boat docking available for our patrons. A slice of Key West in South Florida. Enjoy fresh, hand made, casual fare with tropical drinks or an ice cold beer.
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Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
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We came here intending to have a drink at the bar during happy hour and then eat. On arrival it was very busy and there was a unpleasant smell. We had two frozen margaritas which cost 19 dollars and came from a slush puppies type machine. Low alcohol content. We changed our mind having been fleeced... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
Richard7852
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Beziers, France
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Beziers, France
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

We came here intending to have a drink at the bar during happy hour and then eat. On arrival it was very busy and there was a unpleasant smell. We had two frozen margaritas which cost 19 dollars and came from a slush puppies type machine. Low alcohol content. We changed our mind having been fleeced at the bar and... More 

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Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

We had a great dinner here at the Bahia Cabana Dockside Bar. Loved the view, we sat at a table with a view of the marina & intercostal waterway. Our server was awesome (sorry I forgot his name). All the servers were friendly. The Teriyaki Chicken Skewers were delicious. The conch fritters were almost as good as those we have... More 

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Grand Rapids
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

went here twice this week.Breakfast was good. Service great. Fun to watch the boats and water taxi. Dinner was good too. Shrimp, burgers and shrimp linguini. Great service. Not a fancy place, but a fun stop on the water taxi route and just across from the north end of the beach.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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62 reviews 62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We stopped here on our water taxi tour and ended up staying for three hours by choice.This sprawling bar/restaurant has great waterfront views, a tropical feel with covered bar/restaurant and a large back patio including pool that I suspect gets really celebratory at night. We were there mid afternoon and while crowded there were plenty of places to sit, the... More 

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BahiaCabana3001, Manager at Bahia Cabana Dockside Bar and Waterfront Restaurant, responded to this review

We're glad to hear your enjoyed your water taxi detour afternoon with us! We'll be sure to let the Chef know his fish sandwich lived up to the reputation! Thanks for sharing your story with TripAdvisor, we look forward to seeing you again! More 

Hudson, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Everything we ordered was excellent with plenty of food for the price!!! Huge hamburgers and excellent onion rings!!!! Fried calamari also excellent!!!

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BahiaCabana3001, Manager at Bahia Cabana Dockside Bar and Waterfront Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your 5 Star review! It's always great to hear back from guests who enjoyed their meal with us! We hope to see you again! More 

Bensalem, PA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

The food and service were both excellent. This is a fun place to dine or hang out at the bar. It's a little bit of a dive, nothing fancy, but very enjoyable

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BahiaCabana3001, Manager at Bahia Cabana Dockside Bar and Waterfront Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to write about our little slice of paradise! We're happy to hear that you had excellent service and food. Our little 'dive bar' is a local favorite and a tourist destination for people who have been vacationing in Fort Lauderdale for many many years! We appreciate your comments and hope to see you... More 

2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I have been a regular customer of Bahia Cabana for 15 years frequenting the establishment on average 5 times a month being that I live less than a 1/2 mile away. I pulled up with my wife to the exact same place infront of the valle booth that I have for the past 15 years. My wife gets out and... More 

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BahiaCabana3001, Manager at Bahia Cabana Dockside Bar and Waterfront Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for bringing your recent experience with us to our attention. We are very sorry that you felt our new valet was rude to you. It is never our intention for any of our guests to feel unappreciated by any of our employees, and we apologize for any behavior that you felt was inappropriate . It is unfortunate that... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Pros: Covered and uncovered seating options (this IS SoFla) Pricing was more FTL-like, instead of waterview-associated prices Cons: None really. You do get what you pay for here.

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BahiaCabana3001, Manager at Bahia Cabana Dockside Bar and Waterfront Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We hope you enjoyed your meal with us, we are glad to hear your appreciated the value for your meal and the Marina views. More 

La Plata, Maryland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Waitresses were very good here. We rode the water taxi here for drinks and lunch. We sat on the deck near the water. The grilled fish and quesadilla were great.

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BahiaCabana3001, Manager at Bahia Cabana Dockside Bar and Waterfront Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing your comments on TripAdvisor! We love being a stop on the Fort Lauderdale Water Taxi route and appreciate the many guests who arrive via boat to enjoy a meal with us. We're glad you were so impressed with your food and the service, and of course, the amazing Marina view! Thank you again for... More 

Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Drunks, chain smokers, over cooked food. Only positives: location and view. When you are hungry, move on.

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BahiaCabana3001, Manager at Bahia Cabana Dockside Bar and Waterfront Restaurant, responded to this review

We are very sorry that you were disappointed with your recent trip to our outdoor bar and restaurant. We apologize if your meal was not prepared to your liking. We're glad you enjoyed the waterfront view. Thank you for your comments. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3001 Harbor Drive, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Fort Lauderdale
  • Phone Number: +1 954-524-1555

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 15
  • Cuisine: American, Hamburgers, Seafood, Sandwiches

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating

Description

Dockside Bar and Waterfront Dining overlooking Ft. Lauderdale's largest Marina, with boat docking available for our patrons. A slice of Key West in South Florida. Enjoy fresh, hand made, casual fare with tropical drinks or an ice cold beer.

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