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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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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good37%
  • Average16%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
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“brunch” (8 reviews)
“wontons” (4 reviews)
“spicy tuna” (3 reviews)
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Seafood, American, Pub
$$ - $$$
10 S New River Dr E, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301-2806
Neighbourhood: Downtown Fort Lauderdale
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have eaten here a few times and they never disappoint. The burger is so good as is the chicken cesar salad! Excellent service. Never disappoints.

Thank Shauna N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I visited The Downtowner while on vacation with our 3 kids (ages 7 and under). We were able to get a table outside on the Intercoastal Waterway. The restaurant itself is awesome. It's fun and laid out really well. We loved sitting...More

Thank vmsolko
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We absolutely loved this place!!!! We sat outside on the river . Great food and great views. Onion rings were soooo good!!! And the service was great also! Will definitely be back again🍺

Thank Melody L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had two great lunches here. I had the Mahi Mahi fish tacos the first day. They were great. The second day I had the tuna tacos, and they were delicious as well. Super location on the river!

Thank Cardine09
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Why haven't I been here before? Apparently this classic establishment has been around forever but I was just there for the first time. I think sitting out on the water on a perfect spring evening made the night. However, the snapper I ordered was perfect...More

Thank jcperrin14
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Sat outside for dinner one night last week. Great view of the intercostal but the service lacks slightly as you are across a street from the actual restaurant. Food was really delicious. We had the spinach dip to start which came out very quickly. I...More

Thank Nicole G
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

We were lucky enough to be seated by the river's edge. Good chicken wings and good fish dip, but the most surprising treat was the fried pork rinds. They were light and crispy. Good beer selection and great Bloody Mary.

Thank MrMet00
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Poor business practices. WATCH OUT. I ordered a New River salad to go (it's $13). When I arrived to collect, they charged me $14.25 plus tax. I asked why. It's a "To Go" charge - we have to charge you extra for taking something to...More

Thank chewedpup
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Incredible location along the river with great atmosphere and views. The hostess was really nice and our server was great as well. Bartender is also excellent. All our mixed drinks were perfect. I really wanted to love this place. Unfortunately the food was not very...More

Thank xtos
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Do they have slips for boat docking (lunchtime outing)?
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.
crawfish party?
12 May 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • 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, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
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
  • E-mail
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.