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The Historic Downtowner

10 S New River Dr E, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301-2806
+1 954-463-9800
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good38%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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Seafood, American, Pub
$$ - $$$
10 S New River Dr E, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301-2806
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Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

The Downtowner Saloon is located at stop #2 on the Water Taxi. This was our second visit to this restaurant - the first was about ten years ago and we never forgot because this historic location is a very interesting sight to visit, never mind...More

Thank LastCanadian__1
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

Have been here multiple times with my wife, always greeted with a smile and a friendly face...most recently the bar tender Dave, very attentive and friendly! Great place to relax and enjoy food and drinks.

Thank 20_RPN_16
Reviewed 4 October 2017

We were staying in the downtown section of Ft. Lauderdale.....very near Las Olas Bl. which was sooooooo busy and we wanted to go on the water taxi (which used to be free yrs ago when we were here) and stumbled upon this place because u...More

Thank JanJ40ish
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

This was an excellent dining experience. The food was terrific. However, our server only came to our table once after our food came out. No one got refills on drinks and a meme of our party had to hunt him down to get our checks....More

Thank Wittal
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Great central location and the food is awesome..Especially Annie's waffles and Trenton's custom omelets...always great food and top notch service and a great buffet....

Thank sherpayton
Reviewed 1 August 2017

After winning in court yesterday my cousins and I walked over to the Downtowner. Although I am native to Fort Lauderdale I had never dined here before but one cousin recommended it and I am glad she did. Nice view of New River. Attentive service...More

Thank George_from_Florida
Reviewed 5 July 2017

While out with a group of friends on the maiden voyage of "Nesse" on the Intra-Coastal, we stopped by for lunch, the food was awesome, wait staff to match!

Thank Okiekellie
Reviewed 1 July 2017

Just finished a great lunch with family and friends. Consistently good food, attentive service and beautiful view of the yachts on the Intercoastal.

Thank Nikothedog
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

If this review was strictly based on the bartender Theresa than I would rate my experience here 5 stars unfortunately this is not the case. Yesterday was my 30th birthday and all I wanted to do after I got out of work was to watch...More

2  Thank LeeCssn
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

We had lunch there yesterday. Sat right next to the New River. It was wonderful. I had the Mahi Wilted Spinach Salad ($16) and it was extraordinary. My husband had the New River Sushi Grade Seared Tuna ($13) which was just as good!! Very very...More

Thank Ronald J
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20 March 2017|
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Response from Downtowner1 | Property representative |
Hello! There is a city dock right in front of the restaurant that is free and available to the public.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$15
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 S New River Dr E, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301-2806 (Formerly Downtowner Saloon & Steak HSE)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Broward County  >  Fort Lauderdale>  > Downtown Fort Lauderdale
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Fort Lauderdale
  • Phone Number: +1 954-463-9800
The Downtowner is a Fort Lauderdale Institution for over 20 years. Situated on the banks of The New River in Downtown Fort Lauderdale. It's a fabulous location to have a business lunch, dinner or take in the view of the mega yachts as the go by from the bar.
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