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Boaters Grill

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1200 Crandon Blvd
Key Biscayne, FL 33149
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(305) 361-0080
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As a family of boater's we all enjoy eating at Boater's Grill every week dinner and breakfast, the service is excellent and accomodating for a small pet we can sit on the benches ...

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Boater's Grill, WOW, what a mistake. Three hours to be served and charged for food we did not get: The whole ordeal took almost 3 hours and it gets worse! Finally after the w...

Editorial review from Urbanspoon 6/16/2012

We ordered the two highest priced specials on the menu. The lobster was dry and served with a salty bowl of beans. The sea bass was dry any without a sauce, served with a salty bowl of beans and white rice. The two beers were cold. Our waiter was less than enthusiastic about serving us. We are tourists, Anglos, and we received poor service and horrid food, especially for the price of admission. We will not be back. And although we left our waiter 18%, he deserved zero. DO. NOt GO THERE if you are not a regular. more

Editorial review from Urbanspoon 5/12/2012

Grilled snapper was awesome. Perfectly done\r The shrimp & lobster fra diablo was excellent but not spicy enough\r The best Cuban coffee in Miami\r Key lime pie was great.\r Service was too fast. With such a beautiful ambiance, they should slow down service.\r Live Cuban music at night\r Very experienced waiters - old time pros. They just need to add table cloths and cloth napkins for a great joint.\r Very nice hidden out of the way romantic more

Editorial review from Urbanspoon 3/30/2012

Don't bother. \r \r Theoretically this could be a lovely place...right on the water, breeze in your hair, fresh seafood...what more could you ask for, right? Wrong. \r \r We were there on a Sunday afternoon in late February and the place was packed. The waiter took 12 minutes to bring our menus after we were seated. I ordered the fried shrimp plate which was a huge disappointment. Six shrimp, cooked way past golden brown...had to ask for cocktail sauce and was given ketchup instead. The shrimp plate is served with fries and a "salad" which, quite literally, consisted of a handful of iceberg and a single slice of tomato. Period. \r \r My companion had the pasta Alfredo, which was served cold. \r \r This whole process took almost two hours because service was so slow. If you like soft drinks (Pepsi), be warned. Ordering a Pepsi here means you get a cup of ice and a can. Drink slowly or you will be paying for another. \r \r My final complaint was that we had to pay $8 park admission just to get to the the grill. We had planned to have a nice dinner and then take a walk on the beach. Service at Boater's Grill took so much longer than it should have, we ended up with only a few minutes to enjoy the beach before the sun went down and the park closed.\r \r As we were driving back across the bridge into Miami, from Key Biscayne, I noticed that there were many closed up hotels and shut down restaurants. It's a shame that this place with so much potential and almost non-existant competition nearby is such a lack-lustre flop of a place. more

Editorial review from Urbanspoon 2/25/2012

Great view, Food not so great more

Editorial review from Urbanspoon 1/2/2012

On thursday december 30, I attended this restaurant wth 5 friends and we ordered 4 grilled tuna steaks, 1 grilled mahi mahi fillet, and 1 lobster with shrimp. Everybody except for the one who ate lobster got food poisioning. For two days we were very sick. I commented this to a friend of mine two days after, and he said that the same thing happened to him 3 months ago because the restaurant used to serve rotten and spoiled fish. I will never come back here again. more

Editorial review from Urbanspoon 1/1/2012

Boater's Grill, WOW, what a mistake. Three hours to be served and charged for food we did not get: \r \r The whole ordeal took almost 3 hours and it gets worse! Finally after the waiter arrived with the food he told my guest, "sorry, but we are out of cheese burgers." WHAT!!!!\r \r You would think that after our order was placed the waiter would have come right back for a new selection to be made. The waiter "fixed" the problem by giving my guest a plate of over cooked chicken fingers and sayings the dessert would be free.\r \r Now the bill comes and you won't believe this - we were charged for the cheese burger (that the waiter said they ran out of) and the "free" dessert.\r \r There is more, but I have waisted enough time dealing with this two bit place. The only good thing I can say is the location was great. \r \r My recommendation; save your time and money and dine at one of the many other restaurants in Miami that has equally beautiful views, better food and better service. more

3 Hours to be served - charged for food not ordered 1/1/2012

Boater's Grill, WOW, what a mistake. Three hours to be served and charged for food we did not get: The whole ordeal took almost 3 hours and it gets worse! Finally after the waiter arrived with the food he told my guest, ""sorry, but we are out of cheese burgers."" WHAT!!!! You would think that after our order was placed the waiter would have come right back for a new selection to be made. The waiter ""fixed"" the problem by giving my guest a plate of over cooked chicken fingers and sayings the dessert would be free. Now the bill comes and you won't believe this - we were charged for the cheese burger (that the waiter said they ran out of) and the ""free"" dessert. There is more, but I have waisted enough time dealing with this two bit place. The only good thing I can say is the location was great. My recommendation; save your time and money and dine at one of the many other restaurants in Miami that has equally beautiful views, better food and better service. more

Editorial review from Urbanspoon 10/22/2011

We did 2 different events here and we were very pleased. I organized two elegant dinners, one for a preofessional association and a couple of months later another one for a wedding. Both events turned out to be just perfect, the food was excellent as always, the decor was well selected for both occasion. The owner even put some perosnal tocuhes to the setting. The service was superior both occasion, they were very accomodating. more

Editorial review from Urbanspoon 10/18/2011

We threw my mother a surprise birthday party at Boater's on Oct. 15 and it couldn't have gone better. The owner, Reina, helped me plan the menu for 15 people and we thought everything was delicious. From the ceviche, conch friiters, and salmon fish spread as appetizers to the seafood paella, lobster, and whole fried red snapper for main dishes with an assortment of sides--we couldn't have asked for better. Boater's has a rustic, comfy feel with a great view. And the service we got was amazing on this special day. I highly recommend it for both a special occasion or a casual night or weekend outing. It was a great day. more

Editorial review from Urbanspoon 10/13/2011

Great food, good prices, excellent view of the sunset. Must try their seafood "asopado" (between a soup and a risotto). more

Editorial review from Urbanspoon 9/24/2011

We love to go there for a kind of brunch after our morning bicycle riding, we usually have ceviche, masitas de puerco , lemonade and President beer, exactly what it is recommended for after cycling recovery.\r The service is excellent, the ceviche is the best in town... \r Our family sometimes joint us for breakfast and kids love the variety of breakfast plates. more

Editorial review from Urbanspoon 8/5/2011

It is the second time I come to Boaters. Exquisite food, good service. Thanks Boaters. I'll come back soon.\r \r Leonel more

Editorial review from Urbanspoon 6/11/2011

Food seem to be prepared meal from the freezer. Salmon sandwich and crab cakes. Not impressed at all. The view was nice in the harbor and that was it. We couldn't order anything else. Red Sangria was good. Oh and the beer was cold to give some credit. more

Editorial review from Urbanspoon 3/13/2011

Beautiful location, acceptable service, mediocre food. more

Editorial review from Urbanspoon 2/26/2011

Can marina restaurants be termed "dives"? If they can, then that's what Boaters Grill is -- what some may call laid-back, others would call ragged and vulgar. \r \r Twinned with pricey pan-Hispanic food is a clintele which seems to have been bussed over by Camillus House. I've never seen so many ripped shorts, and squalid t-shirts in my life. One man came in, looking like he'd survived the wars, with overgrown toenails the size of Rhode Island and a scruffy beard, sat down and asked for the cheapest beer they had. \r \r Maybe I've been there on bad days, but it seems to me that after you pay 8 dollars for the Bill Baggs Park entry fee, you should get an atmosphere commensurate with that expense.\r \r Fortunately, the views save this place. At sunset, it can be rather lovely. Just don't forget the bug spray... more

Editorial review from Urbanspoon 6/14/2010

this place has the worst food and makes you sick to the point of food not smelling good and if you complain you are asked to leave. this place is a real health hazard and should be shut down just check it out at myfloridalicense.com more

Editorial review from Urbanspoon 5/30/2010

I was visiting from Chicago and on my last day in Miami, I was invited for lunch at the Boaters Grill. \r \r We were greeted by a very friendly staff and sat next to a veranda overlooking one of the most beautiful bays in this State Park at the edge of Key Biscayne. The place is unassuming and and food is made with love. \r \r For starters we ordered the seafood soup ($10), a generous portion of the best seafood soup I ever had. The prawns, mussels and the rest of the fish were cooked to perfection, and the cilantro accent was a perfect finish for this home made broth. I squeezed a lime on it and went to town.\r \r Some 'tostones" (green plaintains flattened and fried to perfection) arrived on the table with a delicious side of garlic-mojo to spread on them. The "tostones" were fresh and delicious.\r \r Then Mr. Red Snapper ($32), an enormous 2 3/4 pounds whole fried fish was brought to the table. The fish was done perfect it, and served with lime wedges, the presentation was impressive. The fish was cut so you could serve generous portions without making a mess , and it was absolutely delicious! tender and fresh.\r \r For a reasonable price, we forgot about time and enjoyed the best home made food ever, watching flocks of Ibises and manatees on the restored mangrove forest.\r \r The experience was the best I ever had, Thank you Boaters Grill.\r \r Boaters Grill, simply the best seafood in the Miami\r area, located on the spectacular No Name bay (Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park) in Key Biscayne. A great place to enjoy nature, chill and have great food. more

Editorial review from Urbanspoon 1/24/2010

Good seafood at a great price. Tad shabby but the view makes up for it more

Editorial review from Urbanspoon 12/5/2009

Perfect atmosphere but place was so noisy that we had to get up and leave so we could hear each other speak. Go to the Lighthouse Cafe. In the Park instead. It is great. more

Editorial review from Urbanspoon 9/10/2009

I absolutely desagree about the sandwiches - that is a regular menu option - You can get any fillet, fish or chicken, in a bun with letucce and tomatoes: that is a sandwich!!!!! And they put all together for you. About the rude waiters: let's put all cards face up on the table: say who. Just the Harbor has No Name. I'm positive if you name it, the administration takes care. That's the way it helps. more
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