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Boathouse at the Riverside

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Sponsored by: Boathouse at the Riverside

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Love the Happy Hour
1. Love the Happy Hour
"We had a delightful lunch with excellent food and service"
richo965
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2. Favorite New Hangout
2. Favorite New Hangout
"This place is an amazing find in Downtown FTL and right on the river"
RonS705
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3. Fun Night Out
3. Fun Night Out
"The food and drinks were amazing and the setting is great."
sarahaA5936WL
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About
Boathouse at the Riverside is a local riverfront gem in the heart of Fort Lauderdale’s lively Las Olas district. We offer a variety of small, medium, and large plates in a a casual, family friendly atmosphere. Our bar is inside/outside, has 35 seats, and offers the perfect environment for locals and travelers alike to enjoy handcrafted cocktails, beer and wine in a community setting. Whether you are looking to grab a quick bite, or wine and dine on the waterfront, Boathouse has something to fit your eye. For Reservations Visit | https://bit.ly/3oE7IR6
PRICE RANGE
$5 - $35
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
American, Seafood, Grill
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Live Music, Waterfront, Dog Friendly, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you’re looking for a relaxing atmosphere on the water in Fort Lauderdale, this place is always a good choice! My husband and I come here very often because it’s on the water, prices are reasonable, and the food and service are always great! You...can sit outside and watch all the boats and mega yachts pass by! We loved our server, Jade! She was attentive and all her recommendations were everything we were looking for! I definitely recommend you check out Boathouse at the Riverside!More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Great food and great service. My wife and I are here all the time and it’s great each time! Jade helped us today and she is absolutely amazing. Next time you come to Boathouse ask for Jade and a table by the water! All the...food and drinks are delicious so anything you order will be great!More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My husband and I passed by Boathouse at Riverside a few times and we finally decided to come by! My husband made a reservation for us ahead of time. We were greeted with a warm and joyful welcome by Terrance and we were lucky enough...to be seated by the water! The view is so beautiful. The vibe is relaxing and it’s not too noisy. Christopher, our server, was awesome!!! He was so knowledgeable about the menu and he made sure to check in with us and answer any questions we had. I usually try to stick to gluten free + vegan options and Christopher took the time to help me decide on some options. He was friendly, knowledgeable, and quick!!! My husband ordered the majo sandwich and loved it. The fish was juicy! I ordered a soup & a mushroom flatbread which was also so tasty. Thank you to Terrance and Christopher for making our first time at Boathouse special.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Wander57712796989, General Manager at Boathouse at the Riverside, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Good Afternoon Coastal02943328777 Thank you for a great review. We are so appreciative and grateful. Please join us again for another wonderful time. Boathouse Supervisor Terrence

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great service and food! The outdoor dining area is beautiful and sets the stage for a relaxing meal. I had the Tuna Tataki and it was delicious.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Wander57712796989, General Manager at Boathouse at the Riverside, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Good Afternoon Notadoublename Thank for dining with us at the Boathouse. We appreciate all feedback. We are also glad to hear how much you enjoyed the Tuna Tataki. Please join us again for a meal. Boathouse Supervisor Terrence

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

What a great place to enjoy a river view and enjoy some great food. Christopher and Jade provided 5 star 🌟 service. Check it out the next time you are in Ft Lauderdale.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Wander57712796989, General Manager at Boathouse at the Riverside, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Good Afternoon vcento93 Thank you for dining with us at the Boathouse. We appreciate all feedback. Your review will be passed to Jade and Christopher. Please join us again for another meal. Boathouse Supervisor Terrence

Reviewed 1 week ago

Terrance, the Boathouse Restaurant supervisor and his staff were amazing! They accommodated a last minute 11 person dining party of my friends with ease on a Saturday and a party of 23 people the following day. Everyone raved about the great food, the excellent view...of the yachts cruising by and the genuine hospitality and excellent service they received from his staff. The valet parking staff at the Riverside Hotel were equally very courteous and fast. WE' WILL BE BACK!!More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Wander57712796989, General Manager at Boathouse at the Riverside, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Good Afternoon 725edward Thank you for dining with us at the Boathouse. We appreciate all feedback. Please join us again for another meal. Boathouse Supervisor Terrence

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So pleasantly surprised and now will be the Friday go to for Happy Hour! Excellent and very friendly service by our server Traci-she was great! She reminded us of Traci Ellis-Ross the actress, lol. Very very personable as was the manager and the rest of...the crew from the hostess to the other services- we loved how they were all happy and made it all the more reason to keep going there for HH. The menu was also fabulous! The Cuban sliders and the Beef skewers were DELISH! The appetizers were anywhere from $3-$8. The dinner menu was also very reasonable and next time maybe I wouldn't fill up on the HH selections. I would imagine the dinner is very tasty too. So thank u Boathouse at Riverside for a great HH and even better personnel, give them a raise!More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Wander57712796989, General Manager at Boathouse at the Riverside, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Good Afternoon Mtmonadock Thank you for joining us at the Boathouse. Traci is such a wonderful part of the Boathouse family. Your feedback will be passed along. Boathouse Supervisor Terrence

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great atmosphere, if you see by the water, you see all the boats , condos, etc. I went accompanied by 10 peoples, drinks were great , our server , Paige, was superb! very attentive, patient, knowledgeable and great with people. The food came like one...by one, but I guess it was a busy time ( Sunday , pm). We parked a block away, because I wasn't sure I will find parking closest to the restaurant. Overall , a good experience.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Wander57712796989, General Manager at Boathouse at the Riverside, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good Afternoon Mannyeats Thank you for dining with us at the Boathouse. We appreciate all feedback. Boathouse Supervisor Terrence

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amy & Michael at the bar made our experience fantastic. Easy to talk to and attentive. Great happy hour options

Date of visit: September 2021
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Wander57712796989, General Manager at Boathouse at the Riverside, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good Afternoon Gmr2451 Thank you for the wonderful feedback. Your compliment will be passed along to Amy and Michael. Thank you for dining with us at the Boathouse. Boathouse Supervisor Terrence

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was excited to go to the Boathouse, but sadly, it did not meet "my" expectations. While the waitress was vey attentive and friendly, but the food lacked flavor. I am a Cesar Salad snob, they don't make their own croutons nor did they have...fresh ground black pepper (maybe because of the pandemic?). I had the hanger steak to which I ordered Med-Rare and came out "mooing". Our waitress kindly took it away and brought a new plate. It lacked seasoning, not hot (enough to my liking), just basic. Overall, I loved the ambience and service, just not crazy about the food. I am particular, so I can see how others rated this establishment so high. Oh, I parked in the "Public Parking", did not see any limited times; sadly, I received a $40 parking ticket @ 8:26pm. What the???More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Wander57712796989, General Manager at Boathouse at the Riverside, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good Afternoon Linda B Thank you for dining with us. We will definitely take your critique into consideration. We apologize for the Hanger Steak not coming to the table at the right temperature. We appreciate all feedback. Boathouse Supervisor Terrence

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LittleMac2
May 14, 2021|
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Response from Wander57712796989 | Property representative |
We have several city parking lots around us. thanks Scott
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Barbara D
February 16, 2020|
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People do smoke on the dock from time to time but we make sure they are in certain spots so it does not effect the majority of the guests. Scott Keller
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MaryI180
February 9, 2019|
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Response from chendricks86 | Reviewed this property |
They don't serve breakfast. Only bunch on Sundays.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Boathouse at the Riverside

Yes, Boathouse at the Riverside offers takeout services.

Yes, Boathouse at the Riverside is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Boathouse at the Riverside is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5