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Shooters Waterfront's Fort Lauderdale Blog

We might rank among Fort Lauderdale's favorite restaurants, but even icons have their hidden gems. Locals love more than our stellar food and drink: Let our staff clue you into upcoming events, and discover a different side of Shooters.

  • Holiday Cheers on the Water

    November 24, 2021

    It’s that time of year again when the holiday spirit has made its way to Ft. Lauderdale. Reunite over a drink with friends as you visit your hometown. Traveling for the holidays? Brunch is taken to another level this season with some festive cheer. From now until Christmas Day, book your reservation for Santa Saturday, where kids can catch up with Santa and share their wish lists. No matter how you choose to spend your time at Shooters, your experience will stay with you forever... Read more

  • Give Thanks on the Dock

    October 20, 2021

    The holidays always spark that one question: who’s house is hosting the celebration? This year, keep that festive apron packed and your kitchen clean. We got you covered with a dinner on the dock you’ll surely be grateful for ... Read more

  • Feast Like a Floridan at Shooters Waterfront

    September 09, 2021

    Florida is such a large melting pot of different cultures and cuisines that sometimes it’s easy to forget just how unique our own local fare is. At Shooters Waterfront, we want to remind you what good Florida eating is like, so you will find our menus filled to the brim with local favorites that define this great state.... Read more

  • The Ultimate Date Night

    August 16, 2021

    Switching up date night is essential to any couple. Impress your loved one with our special twist on a romantic waterfront dining experience that the two of you will never forget!... Read more

  • Celebrate Father’s Day in True South Florida Style

    June 09, 2021

    Dad never asks for much — except that you mow the lawn, turn down the AC, and wash the car occasionally — oh, and for some quality time with you!... Read more

  • A Mother’s Day To Remember

    April 28, 2021

    Celebrate this special day in style by bringing mom, along with the entire family, to Shooters Waterfront on Sunday, May 9th from 10 am to 7 pm. Once you arrive at our Intracoastal location, each mother will be greeted with... Read more

  • Our Upcoming Easter Brunch

    March 31, 2021

    Get ready for a special Easter brunch on the Intracoastal this Sunday, April 4th, from 10 am to 7 pm. This extravagant brunch event will include a special menu of Shooter’s favorites and specialties. Plus, the kids can look forward to a special appearance of the Easter Bunny himself!... Read more

  • Chicken & Waffles on the Water

    February 19, 2021

    From the crispiness of the chicken to the saccharine notes of sugar and maple, chicken and waffles are an irresistible soul food tradition. And now, this timeless daytime plate can be enjoyed as part of the weekend brunch menu at Shooters Waterfront!... Read more

  • Enjoy the Mild Weather at Shooters Waterfront

    January 27, 2021

    Lately, South Florida has been enjoying pleasant day-to-day temperatures around the mid-70s, along with an abundance of sunshine. The outdoor patio and 360-degree views of the Intracoastal make Shooters Waterfront a must-see destination for elevated dining this season.... Read more

  • Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Shooters Waterfront

    December 14, 2020

    Ring in 2021 with a memorable New Year’s Eve dinner event at Shooters Waterfront! Have a cocktail, take a seat, and get ready to welcome the new year in spectacular style with prix-fixe perfection and an exciting array of extras overlooking the Intracoastal.... Read more

  • A Festive Thanksgiving From Home

    November 09, 2020

    This Thanksgiving season, Grateful Palate - the catering venue at Shooters Waterfront - is offering delectable take-home Thanksgiving spreads for you and yours to enjoy, without all the fuss of cooking every dish.... Read more

  • Plan a Show-Stopping Wedding at Shooters Waterfront

    September 24, 2020

    Picture your elegant wedding celebration set against a backdrop of breathtaking Intracoastal Waterway views. From rehearsal dinners to smaller ceremonies and one-of-a-kind receptions, Shooters Waterfront has everything you need for a South Florida wedding to remember.... Read more

  • Fishing on Fort Lauderdale’s Intracoastal Waterway

    August 03, 2020

    Shooters Waterfront boasts a remarkably scenic location on Fort Lauderdale’s Intracoastal. However, the network of waterways offers much more than sunset views and watching the boats pass by. Some of the largest fish in Fort Lauderdale can be found within its canals.... Read more

  • A Brief History of the Lobster Roll

    July 13, 2020

    Tried, true, and grilled to perfection. The lobster roll is a simple and succulent seafood dish that’s been enjoyed for nearly a century, and it’s one of the most popular menu items at Shooters Waterfront. But what are the origins of this savory sandwich?... Read more

  • Our Delectable Brunch Highlights

    June 01, 2020

    The return of in-house dining at Shooters Waterfront means the comeback of our extraordinary waterfront weekend brunch. Every Saturday and Sunday from 10 am through 4 pm, savor an exceptional menu of brunch drinks and plated delights.... Read more

  • Dining at Shooters Is Back!

    May 04, 2020

    We are thrilled to be serving guests at our Fort Lauderdale waterfront restaurant once again.... Read more

  • Take Some of Our Shooters Spirit Home

    April 06, 2020

    Do you miss us as much as we miss you? With our curbside/dockside pick-up temporarily suspended, you can try making one of our house favorite cocktails from the comfort of your own home. We recommend our straightforward yet refreshing Tito’s Lemonade.... Read more

  • All-Day Easter Brunch

    March 02, 2020

    Every successful Easter has certain characteristics that have become time-honored traditions. When you spend your Easter at Shooters Waterfront, you get the egg hunts for the kids, the gourmet buffet for the adults, and serenity for the whole family.... Read more

  • It’s Happy Hour Somewhere

    February 03, 2020

    There’s no denying the fun in going out for the night and sipping on delicious cocktails with a group of close friends. However, we dare to say that the best, most satisfying drink is the one right after work. If you feel the same, then come check out the best happy hour Fort Lauderdale has to offer.... Read more

  • Have an Unforgettable Valentine’s Day

    January 06, 2020

    Valentine’s Day is supposed to be a day dedicated to celebrating togetherness and love. If you find your special day may be getting too hectic, step back and let Shooters Waterfront take care of the most important part of the evening: the dinner.... Read more

  • Enter the 20’s in Style

    December 02, 2019

    Another successful year coming to an end can only mean one thing: an extravagant celebration. Here in South Florida, there are plenty of ways to ring in the new year, but why settle for anything but the best? Shooters Waterfront wants to invite you to the ultimate New Year’s Eve Party and the most fun Fort Lauderdale has to offer.... Read more

  • A Waterfront Thanksgiving the Family Will Never Forget

    November 04, 2019

    Thanksgiving is time to be thankful for the important things in life: friends and family. However, that doesn’t mean we have to pretend like the food isn’t the real star of the show. This year, spice up the feast and skip the hours of work by leaving the house and enjoying Thanksgiving at Shooters Waterfront. You can even bring the entire family!... Read more

  • Boat Show and Bountiful Bites

    October 07, 2019

    It’s no secret that South Florida is home to some of the finest yachts in the world, and it’s also no secret that Fort Lauderdale sits on the throne as the king of kings. Every year, the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show shows off this maritime splendor with four days of over 1,500 yachts on display for your enjoyment. This year, from October 31 through November 3, join the festivities with one of the best seats in the house at Shooters Waterfront.... Read more

  • Rock the Dock

    August 05, 2019

    South Florida and waterside events go together like cold beer and classic rock. Actually, why don’t we combine all four and really get the party started? This summer, Shooters Waterfront is proud to host its 5th annual Rock the Dock live concert series!... Read more

  • Learn to Roll Like a Pro with our Monthly Sushi Classes

    July 01, 2019

    This Friday night, don’t just head to the movies for the 10th week in a row. Take your date nights to the next level with professional sushi classes at Shooters Waterfront. Our master chefs will show you and your date exactly how to get that perfect sushi shape and flavor. The process is deceptively complex, but with our expert guidance, you’ll be sure to impress.... Read more

  • Father’s Day Feast

    June 03, 2019

    You know someone really loves you when he still loves being gifted the same tie every year. Dad’s always been there for you and never hesitated to put you first. This Father’s Day, show him you really care by using the real key to his heart - food. Not just any food will do; dad needs a feast built for a king. Luckily, Shooters Waterfront has just what he needs and live music to go with it.... Read more

  • Treat Mom to Something Special

    May 06, 2019

    Mother’s day is that special time of the year when you can show mom just how much she means to you. You subtly got a gift idea from her or made her something sentimental to treasure. Now, to complete her special day, treat her to a feast made for a queen.... Read more

  • Easter Brunch Extravaganza

    April 01, 2019

    Easter is a holiday best celebrated with family, friends, and good food. This year, on Easter Sunday, let Shooters Waterfront become your personal chef so you can worry less about prep and spend more time with those who matter most: family and friends.... Read more

  • Have a Productive Saturday at Shooters

    March 07, 2019

    We’re well aware most people’s ideal Saturdays include sleeping past 9 a.m. and not exercising. However, for those that love an early start to their weekend or just aren’t happy until a good workout, we offer 8:30 a.m. yoga sessions every Saturday here at Shooters. The class, led by our amazing our amazing instructor Taryn Allen, takes place dockside, for stunning views of the intercoastal waterway. ... Read more

  • Have a Romantic Valentine’s Dinner with Us

    February 04, 2019

    Here at Shooter’s, we put love into everything we create. This Valentine’s Day, we want to celebrate that love with our guests by offering several unique specials. On February 14th, we’re offering couples Cupid’s Prix Fixe—a four-course meal complete with appetizers and dessert—as well as the Chef’s Special Surf ‘n’ Turf, featuring broiled lobster tail and filet mignon.... Read more

  • Have the Happiest of Hours at Fort Lauderdale’s Hottest Spot

    January 01, 2019

    After a long day of work, who doesn’t want to let loose and get outside to soak up some rays and fresh air? Our beautiful bar, with outside seating directly on the lovely intercoastal, is the perfect spot to do just that. Monday through Friday, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., we invite you to spend your evening taking advantage of our half-priced drinks and killer views. ... Read more

  • Ring in the New Year on the Waterfront

    December 03, 2018

    "Each year, we celebrate that special moment when one year gives way to the next and we reflect on how far we’ve come, as well as what lies ahead."  It’s an occasion marked by music, food, libations, and good company. This year, we hope every guest will join us in our celebration! Starting at 8 p.m., our New Year’s Eve party offers guests a four-course meal and champagne toast at midnight.... Read more

  • Shooters Thanksgiving

    November 26, 2018

    Turkey To GoAlready have Thanksgiving dinner plans? No problem. A good guest never arrives empty-handed. Let our in-house chefs at The Grateful Palate take your Thanksgiving to go, and bring enough herb-infused turkey, cornbread stuffing, creamy mac & cheese, and more for 6-8 partygoers. Mains, sides, and desserts are all included, letting you and your friends focus on catching up. ... Read more