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“Dinner with a view”

The Pirate Republic Bar, Seafood & Grill
Ranked #86 of 1,349 Restaurants in Fort Lauderdale
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed August 6, 2014

We were in town overnight and wanted to try something different. Read the reviews and thought it would be fun.

If I had to go by 1st impressions, I probably would have passed this place by. It's a little hard to find, but GPS did get us to the right place. When you walk in, it's like you are coming in a back entrance, we walked by an in-ground pool that looked in need of service and the landscaping was a little rough.

However, once you round the corner, it takes on a different feel. I agree with other reviews, the pirate theme didn't seem to fit here, but it didn't bother me.

We opted for a table right on the water and my 2 children enjoyed the view and watching the boats pass through. This is a stop on the water taxi, and one of the taxi's did hit the pier a little too hard, knocking over drinks on the table in front of us. They weren't too happy, but service staff took care of everything.

The seafood was good, I had the lobster chowder and found the spices to be too overpowering, however, everything else was good. Price may be a little high for the quality of the food, but we loved the atmosphere. Service was fast. Overall enjoyed the experience.

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Reviewed July 26, 2014

If you want to be literally on the riverfront, this is the best place. The outside space is right on the water, and the water taxi stops right there. Service is super friendly and efficient. Food was very good and super fast. The only thing not so good: the very loud and very drunk people at the bar.

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Reviewed July 14, 2014

Eaten here a couple of times and the food is surprisingly good and the cocktails potent, plus you can't beat the view. I think the decision to make the place a pirate-themed venue is a mistake though as it will almost certainly put some people off and the food and drink is more than good enough to stand on its own without resorting to gimmicks.

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Reviewed July 10, 2014

We had some wonderful dinners and drinks after taking the water taxi from down by the beach. Our drinks were absolutely fabulous. We had a great time and enjoyed the service.

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Reviewed June 25, 2014

Was at first a bit nervous when the cab dropped us off and we discovered we were entering thru the back door it seemed. Walked along a large pool, not sure if it belongs to the restaurant or not but it could have used a vacuuming. We all ordered fish prepared differently and they were all amazing! Fresh and fantastic! Don't let the entrance scare you away.

Thank justme011
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