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The Historic Downtowner

10 S New River Dr E, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301-2806
+1 954-463-9800
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good40%
  • Average15%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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10 S New River Dr E, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301-2806
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Three of us went for dinner where we sat at a table close to the waterfront. I would have to say that this was one of the best aspects of our dining experience. Another positive one was their New England Clam Chowder. I enjoyed a...More

Thank CanadaPipa1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here yesterday while we were zigzagging Fort Lauderdale on the Water Taxi. They had a great choice of salads. It was even hard to choose. I had the wilted spinach with grilled mahi and my husband had the power salad. Both are awesome!...More

Thank Pam C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my first visit and I enjoyed it. It was great views of boats cruising by and right on the water. The service was great and they were very friendly. I had ordered wings which I thought were dried out. Based on the location,...More

Thank Jeff V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived by boat to this long time Ft Lauderdale hangout! Sat outside and discovered a FL law--not allowed to sit in chair with your back to the water! Who knew?! Drinks were great and server (Kitty) was really good with suggestions. Burgers are a specialty,...More

Thank Pat J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped at this cute restaurant for lunch. French onion soup, and beef and vegetables soup are so delicious. Service and price excellent. Bathroom very clean. We enjoyed our experience!

Thank rose-suzanne
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a gem of a place! Great food, service and location, right on the river can’t be beat. Oh....they have free parking too. Highly recommend it!

1  Thank Asif S
Reviewed November 1, 2017 via mobile

The Downtowner Saloon is located at stop #2 on the Water Taxi. This was our second visit to this restaurant - the first was about ten years ago and we never forgot because this historic location is a very interesting sight to visit, never mind...More

1  Thank LastCanadian__1
Reviewed October 30, 2017 via mobile

Have been here multiple times with my wife, always greeted with a smile and a friendly face...most recently the bar tender Dave, very attentive and friendly! Great place to relax and enjoy food and drinks.

1  Thank 20_RPN_16
Reviewed October 3, 2017

We were staying in the downtown section of Ft. Lauderdale.....very near Las Olas Bl. which was sooooooo busy and we wanted to go on the water taxi (which used to be free yrs ago when we were here) and stumbled upon this place because u...More

1  Thank JanJ40ish
Reviewed August 19, 2017 via mobile

This was an excellent dining experience. The food was terrific. However, our server only came to our table once after our food came out. No one got refills on drinks and a meme of our party had to hunt him down to get our checks....More

1  Thank Wittal
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March 20, 2017|
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Response from Downtowner1 | Property representative |
Hello! There is a city dock right in front of the restaurant that is free and available to the public.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $15
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Scenic view, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 S New River Dr E, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301-2806 (Formerly Downtowner Saloon & Steak HSE)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Broward County  >  Fort Lauderdale>  > Downtown Fort Lauderdale
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Fort Lauderdale
  • Phone Number: +1 954-463-9800
The Downtowner is a Fort Lauderdale Institution for over 20 years. Situated on the banks of The New River in Downtown Fort Lauderdale. It's a fabulous location to have a business lunch, dinner or take in the view of the mega yachts as the go by from the bar.
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