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Fort Lauderdale’s Boatyard is a dog-friendly, upscale waterfront restaurant where Fido can join you at an outdoor, dockside table. The eclectic, seafood-centric menu features local, daily catches, a raw bar, wood-fired steaks, paella, chicken and pork entrees, lunch sandwiches and more. Sunday brunch is also available. Visit Website

Or call (954) 525-7400 or email info@boatyard.restaurant for more information.


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Boatyard has received a rating of 4.4 out of 5 bones by 9 canine critics on BringFido and 4.5 out of 5 by 1,047 guests on TripAdvisor.

  • Anne Marie
    Jun 17, 2022
    We are inside!

    Great experience. Food food and they allowed our dog inside

  • Juliana
    Mar 7, 2022

    the food was amazing they allowed my Doggo inside and the where really nice there is sitting inside and outside for dogs definitely a favorite spot

  • Cindy
    Jul 11, 2021
    Yummy lunch and doggies

    Was very pet friendly for inside and outside seating. Food was great !

  • David
    Feb 11, 2020
    It’s Now Called Boatyard

    I had lunch there today with my dog. I gave them 5 bones because the waitress brought out water bowls for my dog and also the dog at the table beside me. The Turkey Cobb Sandwich with Cole Slaw was delicious.

  • Dean
    Feb 27, 2019
    It Is Now Names “Boatyard”

    There is a recent review that stated the restaurant is not pet friendly. I talked to the staff and they said the deck is always open to dogs and the inside restaurant is only open to service dogs. Now on to the food and service. We were greeted and seated almost immediately. We were lucky there is generally a wait. Our server Karen was excellent and one of the first things she did was get the dog ice water! Our food was excellent with a beautiful view on the canal and boat traffic. The bread is $5 and we had it for dessert. Yum

  • Lisa
    Feb 23, 2019
    No dogs

    Check... I was there 3 months ago and they said NO dogs, turned a man and his pooch away. It’s not the same restaurant from years ago. Only called Boatyard now and very upscale. I’ve not seen a non service animal there in a year.

  • Brian
    More than a year ago
    great place

    If u want to have a great time go there with your dogs!! Great service and food!!

  • Bill
    More than a year ago
    Great food and very dog friendly

    Great food and service. Brought water for pups. Always a great experience.

  • Wendy
    More than a year ago
    Ask for wait staff that are not afraid of dogs

    I like this place and the food, but our waitress was afraid of dogs. It must be awful to work in a place that touts itself as pet friendly if someone is terrified of dogs. Anyhow we worked with her but again... make sure you ask before you're seated in her section!

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