Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show 2017

November 1 - 5
October 19, 2017 8:37 pm

November 1 – 5, 2017

The 58th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, featuring new boat show dates, November 1 through November 5, 2017 is here. Denison invites you to visit the Fort Lauderdale boat show and the Denison Yachting displays.

Denison will have a wide variety of new and brokerage yachts and extraordinary superyachts on display at the 2017 Fort Lauderdale boat show. Explore the Las Olas Bend at the north end of the show.

While you’re in Fort Lauderdale, check out a selection of great places to dine and drink cocktails. Scroll down to find our top dining destinations to visit during the boat show.  

Show hours
Wednesday: 12 pm to 7 pm
Thursday – Saturday: 10 am to 7 pm
Sunday: 10 am to 6 pm

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Boatyard Bar & Grill

Formerly Bimini Boatyard & Grill, this Fort Lauderdale mainstay has reopened with a whole new look. It's easy to park or pull up a boat at this canal-side staple in Fort Lauderdale that boasts a spectacular atmosphere inside and out with fantastic views of the yachts. Easily appealing to all ages, the American menu with island flavor is consistently good, and the amazing Bimini bread is a standout.

While you're there, visit Denison's office next door!

Hardy Park Bistro

Tucked away right outside downtown Fort Lauderdale, this casual yet sophisticated restaurant is truly a hidden gem. Chef Philip Darmon, a former yachtie who honed his skills on some of the world’s most stunning yachts, keeps things simple yet delicious using fresh, seasonal ingredients.

Southport Raw Bar

Calling all seafood lovers! SOPO (as we locals like to call it) has plenty of oysters to go around. Their clam chowder and bimini bread I dream of daily. Pitchers of beer, old bay shrimp and daily fresh fish specials- you really can’t go wrong here. Sit in or out; dockside. You won’t be disappointed. :-)

FUN FACT: SOPO is the oldest raw bar in Fort Lauderdale!

Houston's Restaurant

Pour me a glass of wine, and serve me their Chicago Style Spinach Dip and I am in Heaven. Located in Pompano Beach, this waterfront dining is a staple. On a beautiful day you can sit outside on the patio or first come first serve high-top tables bar-side. It’s seen and be seen crowd is fun and flirty.

Lobster Bar Sea Grille

Enjoy pristine seafood, live lobsters and prime steaks in a fresh, upscale casual atmosphere at Lobster Bar Sea Grille on Las Olas. Filled with modern-contemporary nautical touches, the experience will leave you feeling like you have just dined on a luxury yacht.

Beautiful tiled archways and custom lighting give the dining room an intimate feel, while the lounge’s vibrant U-shaped bar welcomes guests to relax and dine with friends and colleagues. The covered patio with cushioned furniture is ideal for cocktails and light outdoor dining.

15th Street Fisheries

Great food. Great service. Amazing views. What more could you ask for? Sit dockside and enjoy casual dining or upstairs for a more upscale atmosphere. Either way, a menu full of fresh seafood favorites is to try. And their papaya chutney house dressing is MUST; it has been the Fisheries staple for more than 35 years. I may or may not be known to ask for a side of seconds or thirds. No judging, please!

Coconuts Waterside Grill

With a philosophy of “be nice” motto on the walls, shirts and menu’s you know both the food and service quality are top-notch. The waterfront view on their patio speaks for itself. Come Monday or Tuesday nights and enjoy half price bottles of wine.

What they do best: seafood and comfort food dishes. If Paella is what you’re craving, arrive Tuesday’s nights at 6:30p for an outdoor feast!

Bahia Cabana Restaurant & Bar

Great place for a casual drink after the boat show. Located just south of Bahia Mar. Named the “World's Best Dockside Patio Bar & Restaurant” by Boating Magazine, the Bahia Cabana Restaurant & Bar is world-famous as a Fort Lauderdale Beach institution.

With fantastic views of the majestic yachts and boats in Fort Lauderdale’s largest marina, great cuisine, superb happy hour specials and exciting nightlife, Bahia Cabana offers a waterfront gathering spot unlike any other in South Florida.

​Wild Sea Oyster Bar & Grill

The best place on Las Olas for a properly made Classic cocktail. ​

​Also a great place to take a client for dinner or to have a business meeting. Happy hour runs all night on Thursday and includes 50% off drinks and Blue Point Oysters.

Chima Brazilian Steakhouse

Located on the trendy Las Olas Boulevard just minutes from the boat show, Chima offers a serene dining experience with a touch of exclusivity.

The Fort Lauderdale location provides a chic dining experience from the minute you step foot into the captivating courtyard and iconic banyan trees. The outside bar and courtyard provide an escape from the traditional happy-hour scene with exceptional drink specials.

Grille 401

Grille 401 is located on Las Olas Boulevard in Ft. Lauderdale, South Florida’s most architecturally unique, authentic, and eclectic shopping and dining district. From the moment you step inside, you’ll feel the energy from our new outdoor seating, great event space, updated savory cocktails and cuisine, and exquisite staff ready to provide you with the best bar and dining experience on Las Olas.

It is the perfect place to meet up with friends, family, and colleagues for an experience that redefines New American Fusion Cuisine.

YOLO Restaurant

YOLO serves thoughtfully prepared contemporary American cuisine paired with warm hospitality in a sophisticated, bustling setting. Guests can choose to sit in the dining room with its stunning open kitchen, at the bar or in the outdoor garden patio.

Their inventive cocktails and extensive wine list were created to complement their menu, and both YOLO and neighboring O-LOUNGE are vibrant, much-loved staples in the South Florida culinary and nightlife scene.

Big City Tavern

Big City Tavern features high tin ceilings, wood floors and rustic brick walls. Patrons can take their place at our long oak bar or in the comfort of the dining room.

Big City Tavern is reminiscent of the great old taverns of Chicago, New York and Boston. The menu features fresh seafood, steaks, pasta and salads. Their extensive wine list emphasizes California varietals by the glass and bottle. Big City Tavern has a rotating selection of craft and specialty beers on tap and available in bottle. Desserts are all house made and delicious.

Shooters Waterfront

One of Fort Lauderdale’s most popular waterfront dining destinations is back with a completely new look and a freshly inspired menu after being remodeled. Owned by the same restaurant and yacht provisioning experts which for years earned a reputation as one of South Florida’s most highly regarded culinary teams at The Grateful Palate, Shooters Waterfront delivers superb food, service and spectacular views of the Intracoastal Waterway. With 340 feet of dockage and valet parking, guests are welcome to arrive by car or by boat.