5 Fresh Caught Seafood Restaurants To Try in Fort Lauderdale, FL

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With the Atlantic Ocean, the Intracoastal Waterway, and a maze of canals as a backdrop, Fort Lauderdale’s restaurant patrons enjoy the perfect setting while enjoying some of the freshest seafood around. Enjoying the fresh seafood is just a small part of a Fort Lauderdale vacation. Consider staying at a vacation rental with Fort Lauderdale Stays to complete your getaway. Here are five seafood establishments that should be on everyone’s list for a taste of Florida’s fresh caught seafood.


Located on the site of the original Bimini Boatyard, this restaurant has undergone a complete makeover. With updated interior design, a totally revamped menu and improved customer service, Boatyard is now an upscale seafood experience. Enjoy drinks on the patio overlooking the marina before indulging in Boatyard’s delectable food offerings. Open for lunch and dinner, the Boatyard is a great place to gather with friends and family.

3030 Ocean

The ocean view from this restaurant is incredible. Found at the Harbor Beach Marriott Resort and Spa, 3030 Ocean offers its patrons fine dining at its best. Renovated in 2015, 3030 Ocean promotes the farm-to-table philosophy of its executive chef, Adrienne Grenier of TV’s “Chopped” fame. From the raw bar and appetizers to the entrees and sides, the dining experience can be summed up in one word…amazing!

Southport Raw Bar

Looking for something more casual? The Southport Raw Bar is the place to go. For more than 30 years, Fort Lauderdale residents and visitors have enjoyed Happy Hour and daily food specials while enjoying the water view. Grilled oysters and spicy tuna tartar are just a few of the rotating specials. The main menu includes raw or fried seafood options.

15th Street Fisheries

Lauderdale Marina is where you will find the 15th Street Fisheries restaurant. Incredible views of the Intracoastal Waterway set the scene for this wonderful dining experience. Boat or water taxi are two ways to get to this location. Once here, enjoy an outdoor dockside table or go upstairs to an indoor room overlooking the water. Dine on delicious appetizers including Clams Colada, delectable entrees such as Citrus Glazed Mahi Mahi, and end with a decadent dessert like the Crème Brule Trio.

Kelly’s Landing

Kelly’s Landing is a must for those seeking a truly mouth-watering meal. With a New England flair, Kelly’s Landing has been serving fresh seafood meals since 1987. Try the New England Steamers or the “Lobstah” Rangoon for an appetizer. Taste a traditional New England seafood roll, or enjoy one of the baked or fried entrees. With several different scampi dishes as well as traditional American fare to choose from, Kelly’s Landing deserves a visit.