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“Consistently wonderful food, great views, right on the water” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Pirate Republic Bar, Seafood & Grill

The Pirate Republic Bar, Seafood & Grill
400 SW 3rd Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315
(954) 761-3500
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Ranked #129 of 1,112 restaurants in Fort Lauderdale
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
florida
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79 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Consistently wonderful food, great views, right on the water”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Love the fish dishes - prepared to perfection by a Chef who clearly knows what he's doing, and what fish goes with what sauces etc. - they are outstanding. Hummus is wonderful - it's right on the water so great to get to by boat - easy docking - great service. Portion sizes are large too (speaking from experience with the fish dishes, because they're pretty much all we have when we go there) - we usually get an entree fish dish and a portion of hummus and share - and that usually is enough for us. So convenient - and love it because it's before the railway bridge goes down - when that sucker goes down, it can be down for half an hour with 100 car train going through - so if your destination is beyond the bridge, good luck waiting!

Visited August 2013
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English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Good food and drink. Great location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013 via mobile

We visited the resturant while visiting family. We had seen the resturant from across the river and decided to hunt it down. And we were certainly not disappointed. The food was very good, and the burger I had was one of the best I've ever had. He cocktail list was very good and definitely worth a try. The location is perfect and you can sit right next to the river to enjoy your food and drink. This is definitely worth a visit.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Pirates and Parrots”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

Atmophere fun. It helped keep our grandson happy. Seafood and Drinks excellent. Boats docking to come for dinnner

Visited July 2013
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
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“Outside on the river bank - Trains & Yachts!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013 via mobile

This is a great destination. Drive here and park behind the restuarant where there is plenty of "Free" parking. Once there jump on the water taxi ($20/full day) and take it to any of the 13 stops along the water. You can pay when you board the taxi and it leaves every 30 minutes from the Pirate in the winter months, every 45 minutes in the summer. Once the day is done, hop the taxi back to the Pirate and say hello to the two live Parrots that great you. Get a table by the river and enjoy fabulous seafood while watching mega-yachts get towed up the river with tugs. Then the train bridge sounds, 3 times, and you have a front row to watch the Florida East Coast Railroad haul stone northbound or automobiles southbound. This is a great restuarant, and the coconut shrimp is fantastic, but the view and the day on the water in Fort Lauderdale is even better! If your kids are getting antsy, be sure to go to car and get their swim suits because the Pirate has a pool!

Visited August 2013
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Naperville
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
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“Best meal of our entire vacation.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

I read about Pirate Republic on trip advisor, so my husband and I knew it was a place we wanted to hit up while on our vacation. Sooo glad we did!!!
The water taxi dropped us off right in front of the place. We showed up at an off time (after lunch but before dinner), so it wasnt really busy, but there were still people having a good time. The mixed drinks were great! Awesome selection of rum, including my husbands fav, 10 cane. The whole pirate themed part is great! Life size pirates guzzling rum and awesome murals everywhere. They even had two parrots you could chat with. The place looks like it would be a blast on a weekend night. We were so sad we weren't able to experience that. Next visit for sure!
The best part about this place was the food. We were expecting bar food kinda stuff, but instead got the best meal of our entire trip! I had shrimp in this amazing cheese sauce. I think it was called ooba tuba shrimp. A must have if you go here. The cerviche was also amazing. Everything was fresh and delicious. If you get a chance you MUST check this place out. You will not be disappointed!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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