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“Excellent Meal” 4 of 5 stars
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sea watch
6002 n ocean blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308-2320 (Lauderdale-by-the-Sea)
954 781 2200
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Ranked #195 of 1,122 Restaurants in Fort Lauderdale
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Lauderdale-by-the-Sea
Cross street: Commercial Blvd
Description: Sea Watch On The Ocean located on the beautiful Atlantic Ocean in Fort Lauderdale is perfect for any occasion. Whether it's business, pleasure, or any other special event we offer private dining rooms, an enclosed patio or our main dining room, all with beautiful water views to maximize your dining experience. Operating for over 34 years our menu selections range from a wide variety of the finest seafood and steaks.
Ashburn, Virginia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Excellent Meal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

I celebrated my friend's birthday at Sea Watch. The meal was good and the service was good. For the price of the meals, the service could have been better. We had an early dinner reservation and again, the service slow.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Queens, New York
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17 restaurant reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Beautiful views, great fish, indifferent wait staff!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013 via mobile

We stopped in for a late lunch. The hostess gave us a beeper, told us we would have about a 20 minute wait. We decided to go upstairs to wait at the bar. The restaurant has had a modern sleek makeover but it can't compete with the beautiful views of the ocean. There was only one bar maid doing double duty, she told us she would be right with us. Fortunately our beeper went off after 10 to 12 minutes because the bar maid never came back. Our party of four was seated and our waiter appeared a few minutes later with sweet butter and a basket of warm pumpernickel and oat bread. The lobster bisque is as delicious as ever. The New England clam chowder had lots of potatoes and clams. Three of us had the blackened mahi sandwich which was delicious and fresh. This was served with fries or cole slaw. There was a time when you received both of these sides. Not any more. The fried seafood platter came with fish, shrimp and scallops. They were lightly battered and very good. The service was just okay. We had trouble getting the waiters attention once he put the food on the table. The restaurant was also very loud and noisy. The views though, make it all worth it!

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Boca Raton, Florida
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Great Time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Great location on the water. Food and atmosphere were terrific. Evening was enjoyed completely with excellent service. Would also be a great lunch spot.

Visited January 2013
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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“Sea Watch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

First visited in 1989 and loved it. Staff, view of the ocean and food (seafood) was a ten.
Visited again in 1994, same (staff, food etc) excellent - watched bridal party enjoy the beach.

Great for a grooms dinner / bridal party / family get together as there are several floors - dining, patio, top side view of ocean, separate dining room ... class act all the way around.

Visited again in 1998, 2002, 2005 and 2012 ... nice concept continues.

Always clean (not the typical tourist Florida Trap lacking toilet paper).

Class food, class act at a more than fair price.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Gulf Breeze, Florida
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Oceanside perfection”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Get there before sunset. Spectacular oceanfront. Excellent food. Reservations may help, but our 40 minute wait was upstairs on the bar balcony. Perfect.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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