1555 SE 17th St. Causeway
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Best Of
Boatyard +


  • Sun 11am-11pm, Mon-Thu 11:30am-11pm, Fri-Sat 11:30am-1:00am
  • $, $$
  • Wheelchair accessible, Banquet Facilities, Delivery, Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Smoking, Takeout
  • Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
  • Full bar
  • Parking Lot Available, Valet Parking
  • Reservations Recommended, Reservations Accepted
In 2008, Fort Lauderdale's Bimini Boatyard was sold. Chef Michael Bennet — a decorated veteran of Fort Lauderdale's Left Bank — was brought in to overhaul the menu, and the musty carpeting and worn dining room was ripped out and replaced with smooth hardwood floors and bright-blue seating. But does it matter what the dining room looks like or how many awards the chef has won? When I go to Bimini, it's not for ceviche (pre-made and terrible) or mango "coulis-grette" (watery) or however many tobacco onions you top your dishes with (they're soggy anyway). It's to sit on the docks and eat a fresh piece of grilled, Florida fish - snapper, grouper, mahi, or swordfish - which are still on the menu and still under $20 at lunch. As long as they leave that part intact, we're OK.

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