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Southport Raw Bar & Restaurant

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Fort Lauderdale's premier Raw Bar. Been in business for 50 years a Locals favorite. With Patio Dining over looking the waterway, live music 7 days a week. Children friendly and pet friendly. Come by Car or Boat, a Fort Lauderdale tradition. Now open for Breakfast 7 days a week 7:30am till 11:00am Monday - Friday & 7:30am till 12:30pm Saturday and Sunday
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Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Wine and Beer, Live Music, Waterfront, Dog Friendly, Family style, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What can I say, the beer is cheap and the food is good. We went on a Saturday night and the place was packed as usual. We have been there numerous times and the service and food is consistent. The fish tacos are a favorite...and never fail to please. However anything you get will be good, the fish dip is also a favorite. You do want to sit on the deck outside and this usually will require a wait. We waited about 30 minutes this trip, but it is worth it for the atmosphere. See the hostess at the door to the deck to get your name on the list then belly up to the bar. EnjoyMore

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went fishing on an awesome charter today , dropped into this cool place and they cooked it up for us !!!! Great place , great service and a must for the seafood lover !!!!!!

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As a first timer, I was surprised how great the ambiance was and the food. Not the biggest menu, but had fresh options on it. Would def stop by again and again.

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed October 24, 2020

This place screams, Florida.. we love it! Sitting outside, is just great.. Service always very friendly. Amazing blackened fish tacos, great burgers from the grill. Specials every day, if they have the buffalo shrimp app, its a must! also the Bang Bang Shrimp tacos are...awesome when they have them! Great value and a fun stop... perfect for lunch, or anytimeMore

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed October 14, 2020

Just what we were looking for! A great place with wonderful food! The oysters were amazing and the key lime pie was spot on. loved the laid back atmosphere and reasonable prices

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed October 13, 2020

From the parking lot it looks a dive bar of sorts however the outside deck at the back of the restaurant is best spot in the place. Our fishing charter captain recommend we bring our catch here and have them prepare it for us. We...were renting a house on our vacation and had limited kitchen supplies and seasoning so this was ideal for us. Extremely reasonable pricing, 10 bucks per pound of fish you brought in and it came with a side. We had ours prepared broiled and grilled, they knocked it out of the park! I wish I knew what seasonings they used for the broiled it was lemon garlic and some other spices, my sister and I loved it. My brothers and husband seemed to like the grilled better but they both were very good. The only thing we ordered off their menu were Oyster and three sides that came with our catch we brought with us. The Oysters were fresh and yummy and side accompanied the catch well. We’ll definitely be back to try more offerings from menu on our next trip.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed September 30, 2020 via mobile

Restaurant is located at Lauderdale Harbour. Entrance is at the back seems like a tiny take out restaurant or a dirty cheap bar from the parking lot. Windows don’t have view to the parking lot at the back, windows are blocked/tinted. Inside gave me an...impression of a small town diner. Inside the ceiling is low moreover the restaurant floor is angles towards the other end/ deck view outside sitting area. We sat outside. Fans give adequate breeze. The waiters greet nicely and they are friendly, always on their toes. They all wore masks. Ours was very cheerful and welcoming. Felt comfortable, was told wherever we like to sit. Honesty, humbleness I felt. However waitresses are required to wear only restaurant t-shirt as uniform. The bottom cloths are not uniforms, one can see daisy dukes, yoga pants, jean skirts. Not a strict management. Tap beer is limited to 4-5 and bottle... the same. Prices and menu is on the photos. Cheap!!! Menu.... photos explain themselves. The prices compared to other similar places we have been are approx %20 cheaper. Restaurant close at 10PM, bar close at 11PM. The service and the food overall is satisfactory on its own restaurant category. I recommend this place to anyone nearby.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed September 26, 2020 via mobile

Love this place to death. I’ve been 10 or more times and always leave happy. The tacos and burgers are nice, but the ole bay sheik basket and garlic bread is a must. If you can bear the wait - sit outside and enjoy the...sunset views of the canal.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed September 5, 2020 via mobile

When they tell you your order will be ready in 10 minutes they mean it. Nice sized serving with fries and coleslaw. Friendly phone call service. No photo as we wolfed it down. Fish and chips hungry!

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed July 28, 2020

Our charter boat captain recommended this place for lunch when we caught mahi mahi. We would not have picked this restaurant by the looks of the building, but were soooo glad we brought our fresh catch in for lunch. It was the most reasonably priced...and best tasting meal we had all week. Incredible views and great customer service.More

Date of visit: July 2020
695buddys, Owner at Southport Raw Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2020

Thank you for the kind words and we look forward to your next trip. Buddy & The Raw Bar Gang!!

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John D
November 9, 2020|
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Response from yunusunsal | Reviewed this property |
Doggies are fine unless the customers and staff don’t feel threatened by them.
Paul A
July 19, 2018|
Response from Buddy S | Property representative |
Thank you for your honesty, I am currently out of the country with the family. I have instructed my managers to get to the bottom of this as it will not be tolerated. This is a rule in all restaurants not to have a hostile... More
Bonnie H
July 16, 2018|
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Response from GEORGE F | Reviewed this property |
I suggest that you contact the restaurant at 954-525-2526
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