Shooters Waterfront

4.6
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3067 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
A lot has changed since 1982; but despite Fort Lauderdale’s evolution, one restaurant on the Intracoastal has been there every step of the way. With its dockside views, fresh seafood, and lively events — all served up in a relaxed environment — Shooters Waterfront is a Florida icon. There’s a reason behind our longevity: We invite you to see for yourself.

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What 3067 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.5
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4.7
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4.3
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Miami
8 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I love coming here to eat and look at the water! It was a great night and our server Val was amazing

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Food was terrible

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience5

All in all I love shooters use to come here at least 1-2 times a week before covid. This was my first time back since covid and it was handled well. What was the worst for me is the server Diana. She was training that night and everyone at our table felt bad for the trainee. Diana is not a nice person and I understand sometimes you don’t want to train it slows you down whatever the case was but her demeanor, attitude and degrading comments to the trainee was not necessary. I honestly wanted to speak with a manager but we caught the trainee alone and let her know she was doing a great job. Diana needs to slow down a little she even forgot items that we asked her to put in which she apologized for. I also did appreciate that we had to wait 30-45 minutes for the check then when we got it they automatically selected the 25% option for tip. Which I feel for her service was not reasonable but whatever I left it at that and hope the trainee gets part of it.
Diana needs to realize she was once a trainee and put her self in her shoes and realize how overwhelming it can be ! But won’t let Diana ruin my love for shooters but I will never accept her as my server again!

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VictoriaT
Key West
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was good but our waitress was all over the place, and we had to wait for the food for a long time
Was ok, nothing special

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YolandaJ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very beautiful everything was perfect!!! The waiters outstanding!!!! Coming back for brunch sunday

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vipAllenK
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

IMade a reservation with the request that we be seated at a booth as usual. Of course , that never happened! Seated us at a table next to the door which was constantly opening and closing & across a very noisy kitchen. Requested our seat be changed.! Otherwise everything was good despite the seating aggravation at which point I was ready to leave the restaurant.

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JaniceW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Denim was an awesome server and she ensured my birthday dinner was a success. Everyone loved her and she was very accommodating.

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Brandon
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience5

They weren’t prepared for our open table reservation. Walk in got sat before us. We waited 30mins past reservation time. The outside seating was nice but the mosquitoes were horrible. They could have put citronella candles or something to help out

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vipkevinl
Atlantic City
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Had a 730pm reservations. Had a drink waiting for our table. At 8pm finally asked front desk how much longer? I think they forgot about us cuz people coming in sitting down immediately. Finally they seat us at a table for 6. Why I have no idea there were 4 tops all over. Our waiter as pleasant as he was had 3 big parties of at least 10-12 people. Needless to say we didn’t get much attention. The food was very good though. My friend had paella and I had shrimp and scallops. Scallops were delicious. We didn’t leave the restaurant til almost 10 pm with. 730 pm reservation seems long. I doubt I would go back.

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KiersteB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Food was overpriced. Small portions. Order came out wrong.

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lexlew
Miami
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Great food. Love Shooters. Fly problem worse than last visit. Also, music very loud (hard to hear companions). Definitely recommend. Will opt for a different day.

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Nicholas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place and food was amazing!! Shout out to the chef and team members!!

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samanthas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our sever Paulo was very nice and attentive. The food was delicious and the scenery was very beautiful. All servers and employees were wearing mask/gloves and making sure every table and chairs were clean. I’ll definitely be back soon

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ended up loving the experience plus our waitress Danielle she was so nice to us and went out of her way to make our experience perfect definitely going to go back

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent and very romantic place

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vipFriendDinner
Dallas
28 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place with amazing views and food. Service was top notch as well. We come here every time we are visiting Ft Lauderdale

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CarlensD
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great Service. Hopefully next time I will be able to enjoy the outside view.

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Brady
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Sitting outside was great but the bar area did not seem safe at all. They have several high tables against the window, people were sitting back to back, no social distancing at all, no masks. Would only recommend sitting outside.

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Waynel
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Good food and value; very flexible with substitutions. A little slow, especially for beverage refills.

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stephenh
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Been there many times. Food was excellent, service was friendly and very good. Love the atmosphere at Shooters.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience3

great inter coastal dining, reasonably priced, umbrella coverings, fresh breezes, boats and yachts

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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

This is from a food service person! I get that the restaurant opened a month ago and everything is working through COVID but cmon... Dinner reservation at 8pm did not get seated until 9pm with kids... dinner plates were cold and not acceptable. Fish dish was cold and needed to be re-plated which took 20+ minutes for a dish that takes 5-8 to replace and back to table. Management was NOT courteous to our complaints over and over. Paid for a bottle of chard Fiar Niente at bar due to delays. Left the waitress a nice tip as the issues were not her fault.

Worst dinner experience here and 2nd worst was Ruth’s Chris the night before with a 2.5 hour dinner and horrible service!!

Advice: stick to the small neighborhood restaurants and smaller venues... towny places. The service has been spot on and the food exceptional.Stay local and small..,

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vipedavies
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, amazing atmosphere, Dustin our server provided great service.

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DavidO
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant on the water with good, atmosphere and staff to match.

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KatieC
Miami
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience amid COVID-19. All employees were masked and taking proper precautions. The food was delicious. We dined outside for happy hour and ordered entrees after. The Tuna Poke was super fresh. Well done!

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DeeeBossssssssssssssssss
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great Food! Nice waterview! Customer service can be better.

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vipBiagoe
Miami
45 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. The Ahi Tuna salad was amazing. Unfortunately, the Quinoa Salad was very bland especially compared to a similar salad at Kaluz.

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milerice
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Shooters has always been one of my favorite places.
Every time I go there it’s really pleasant and great atmosphere.
I took my boyfriend for Father’s Day he had never been there before and he loved it.
Looking forward to go back.

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ClaudiaS
Miami
2 reviews