The Best of Dockside Dining in South Florida

The best of the best places to dock and eat with your boat rental

After a full day out on the water, it’s time to enjoy food and drink that’s just as spectacular as your view. Finish up your boat rental the right way.

If you’re lucky enough to reside in South Florida, or you’re visiting the area on vacation, you will notice all of the dockside dining options available to you. Each has it’s own specialties and personalities, so read up on a few of these to see which you’d prefer. Whether you want a quiet night on the water, a breathtaking beach view, or just want a taste of the fantastic dining options, we’ve got something for you.

15th Street Fisheries:

As a winner of 10 awards in the 2015 “Best of South Florida” readers poll, 15th Street Fisheries invites you to a beautiful view and fantastic dining for boat dockers in this Fort Lauderdale marina. Enjoy your meal on the dockside terraces or watch as yachts and fishing vessels sail by from the bar. Every table has a view of the waterway and of the schools of tarpon from the docks.

GG’s Waterfront Bar & Grill:

Watch spectacular sunsets from the patio dock of GG’s Waterfront Bar & Grill on the Intracoastal Waterway. They’ve got a great American menu with local produce, fresh seafood and catches of the day. Enjoy the patio waterfront lounge and covered deck or inside their dining areas with cocktails and appetizers.

Shooters Waterfront:

Open daily for lunch and dinner! Shooters is a local favorite. They’re dedicated to creating experiences for each guest with beautifully designed bars and an inspired menu. With 340 feet of dockage, you’re welcome to arrive by boat and grab a Sunday brunch out on the water or in the resort contemporary dining room.

Southport Raw Bar:

Fresh shucked oysters and clams. Early and late night happy hour. Free dockage. The Southport Raw Bar has a canal that opens into the Intracoastal with some fantastic views. Wash down their seafood cuisine with cold beer and good wine on the dockside patio. They’ve been in business for almost 40 years!


Get a real taste of the islands at Coconuts Bahama Grill. This place offers authentic Bahamian cuisine and extraordinary seafood. Raft your boat rental at the dock and dive into the delicious wine that pairs perfectly with their food. And of course, you can’t visit a restaurant called Coconuts without trying their signature coconut shrimp!

Blue Moon Fish Co:

How do you like Cajun infusion and true Louisiana flavor? Blue Moon Fish Co waterfront restaurant offers up gumbo, calamari, shrimp, and yellowtail snapper as Fort Lauderdale’s “freshest seafood by the waterway”. They have welcomed residents and vacationing out-of-towners for over 16 years. Don’t forget the dessert and wine list!

Grille 66 & Bar:

Warm, inviting, and upscale is what you will get at the Grille 66 & Bar. It’s time for some waterfront surf ‘n’ turf served in an upscale environment. Their USDA Prime Beef is hand-trimmed and incredibly tender. Take your boat rental up to the dock in a perfect location and outdoor seating.

The Pirate Republic Seafood & Grill:

This pirate-themed restaurant offers Caribbean and Mediterranean food from the seven seas straight to your table. Have you tried their delicious Brazilian Seafood Specialty Moqueca? It’s been featured on the cover of the Gold Coast Magazine! The Pirate Republic Seafood & Grill has free docking for your boat rental and is a staple for waterfront dining.

Taverna Opa:

Fantastic Greek dining awaits you at Taverna opa, where celebration with great food and drink is a must! They import cheese, olives, and oil from Greece – and have some of the best signature hummus, Greek yogurt, and Tzatiki made daily from scratch. Their nightly entertainment includes Mediterranean music and belly dancers!

Jimbo’s Sand Bar:

Do you like tiki bars? Jimbo’s Sand Bar runs along the waterfront right on the Intracoastal Waterway. This Florida top spot has 120 feet of dockage and dockside and an outdoors patio lounge. On Saturdays and Sundays they also serve breakfast starting 8.30am. Start your weekend right with one of their unique and delicious Crepes!


The freshest daily catches and contemporary cuisine in an upscale environment! Boatyard is a must with their locally sourced ingredients, raw bar cart, and open kitchen. Their 120 feet of dockage allows for an eclectic experience on the water. Join them cocktails, happy hour, lunch, or dinner.

Bahia Cabana Restaurant & Bar:
With a name like “World’s Best Dockside Patio Bar & Restaurant”, this world-famous attraction is a must. With the Bahia Cabana, you are greeted with a majestic waterfront view and award-winning menu. Their dockside bar stays open late with weekly entertainment and exciting nightlife.  
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