A boat-friendly restaurant guide that whets your appetite for fun

Explore enticing “Dock and Dines” with easy boat rentals

Arriving at a waterfront restaurant by boat provides the best of both worlds. Whether you’ve been cruising the Intracoastal Waterway, or merely taking a spin from your marina to the restaurant, you’re out enjoying one of your favorite activities.

After you tie up at the restaurant’s face dock, or ease into a slip with help from a dockhand, you can further reward yourself with a sumptuous meal. What could be better? And if you don’t have your own boat, book some boat rentals and make your reservations at these restaurants soon!

Boca Raton

This upscale city attracts visitors and residents who enjoy the finer things in life. Along with beaches, golf courses, art museums, and elite shopping options, Boca (as the locals call it) contains numerous fine- dining restaurants featuring diverse cuisine.

Boca Landing at Waterstone Resort & Marina: This impressive resort offers Boca Raton’s only on-the-water dining choice. The enticing menu includes casual poolside dishes, along with upscale entrees that reflect French and Italian inspirations.

Fort Lauderdale

This bustling city is famous for its gorgeous beaches and high-end shopping district, Las Olas Boulevard. Fort Lauderdale is also extremely boat friendly, as you’ll find thousands of residents’ and visitors’ vessels docked there. Some enterprising business owners attract boat-owning customers by promoting nearby dockage options.

Marti’s New River Bistro: Located in the Broward Center for the Performing Arts Complex, this inviting dock-and-dine eatery features a fixed-price menu for performance night meals. Enjoy seafood, delicious American fare, and mouth-watering desserts at a mix of indoor and outdoor tables overlooking the New River.

15th Street Fisheries: Hop off your boat and into this popular seafood restaurant that features a casual outdoor dining experience. In the upstairs dining room, savor upscale cuisine in cool comfort. Enjoy your meal while viewing the yachts cruising through the Atlantic inlet.

Boatyard: This completely revamped restaurant has an upscale feel with several distinctive dining environments. Choose the pleasant dining room, stepped inside bar area, or desirable outdoor table under the large gumbo limbo tree. Here, you can enjoy fresh seafood prepared to your request. Best of all, the Boatyard can now accommodate vessels up to 75 feet in length.

Kaluz: This popular restaurant sits right on the Intracoastal Waterway, with floor-to-ceiling windows that provide a great view of the passing yachts. Or, savor the New American menu while you enjoy a desirable dockside table.

Shooter’s Waterfront: This enticing seafood restaurant fronts the Intracoastal Waterway, and offers an outdoor bar plus a dining and lounging space. With 340 feet of dockage, the restaurant can accommodate your boat while you enjoy the casual dockside fare.

Hallandale Beach

This outdoors-focused city’s sporting activities include golf, tennis, boating, and salt-water fishing. Or, enjoy the many shopping options, breaking for a tasty lunch or dinner at a casual or fine-dining restaurant. If you’re a night owl, explore the numerous evening entertainment venues.

Juniper on the Water: If you enjoy Mediterranean-inspired food, savor the seafood paella and other tasty fare in this roomy casual restaurant. Or, choose a seat outside, where you can watch the yachts cruise the Intracoastal Waterway. Note: Please call ahead for dockage reservations.

Lighthouse Point

This small city does have a lighthouse adjacent to its entry channel, and residents often dock their boats on canals just outside their homes. Outdoor activities such as golf, hiking, and bicycling are popular with residents of all ages.

Nauti-Dawg Marina Café: If you enjoy dining with your canine family members, bring your dog to this casual eatery that specializes in tasty seafood fare. This versatile restaurant serves up breakfast, lunch, dinner, and a weekday sunset menu. You’ll even find a “Yappy Hour” menu for your favorite pooch, plus regular live entertainment. Note: Closed on Tuesdays.

Pompano Beach

This city is ideal for outdoor enthusiasts, as Pompano Beach maintains over 50 recreational parks and numerous beachside playgrounds. Boating and fishing are popular here, and snorkelers and SCUBA divers enjoy an offshore living coral reef.
The Rusty Hook: After you book some fishing boat rentals, and return with your cooler full of fish, this accommodating restaurant will cook up your fresh catch. This appealing eatery overlooks the Intracoastal Waterway, and offers 360 feet of free dockage.  

Book your own boat rentals, and explore south Florida’s diverse restaurant scene by water

If visiting a restaurant by water sounds appealing, but you don’t have a boat, boat rentals are just a click away. Just contact Boatsetter, the premier boat-sharing company that makes it simple for boaters and local boat owners to connect with each other. If you don’t have boating experience, hire a licensed Coast Guard captain to handle the boat, and enjoy your dining experience without worry. Here are just a few outstanding Boatsetter boats, and they’re available right now.

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