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“Over priced for mediocre food”
Review of Quarterdeck

Quarterdeck
Ranked #180 of 1,488 Restaurants in Fort Lauderdale
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast
Neighbourhood: Central Beach
Description: Quarterdeck Restaurants, owned and operated by Old School Hospitality, has 5 locations across South Florida. The restaurant offers American comfort fare, an extensive sushi selection, craft cocktails, and local beers in a fun, neighborhood hangout environment.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is supposed to be a seafood bar, but they have a lot of imitation crab on the menu. I don't think they have any real crab. That's just weird. I ordered the fried calamari & the soft shell tacos with blackened mahi mahi & a side of macaroni & cheese. The calamari was ok, not seasoned well & a little over cooked. The fish in the tacos tasted dirty, which is what rosemary tastes like to me, dirt. So essentially there was too much rosemary on the fish. So I couldn't finish the tacos. The mac & cheese tastes like it was made with fake cheese. I almost ordered the lobster mac & cheese but it was $27. In hindsight I'm glad I didn't if the mac & cheese tasted like fake cheese. The staff is really nice though.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Ashlie846
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Frank Z, Owner at Quarterdeck, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the review Ashlie.
Imitation crab is used in many of our specialty sushi rolls but it is no doubt that there are plenty of other fresh ingredients in each one that makes them so delicious!
We pride ourselves on delivering high quality and great tasting food from both our hot kitchen and sushi bar so it is disappointing that your last visit has made you think otherwise. At least the staff was welcoming. We hope to have you back sometime soon to make things right.

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Reviewed 9 November 2018

It had been along day and since this place was crowded, we decided that we would give it a try. While the waitress did take our drink order and food order quickly, the service went down from there. After our food was delivered we didn’t see her until we were almost finished eating. I asked for more water and ten minutes later still no water. Finally when she came to give us our check she remembered that she had not gotten me the water and five minutes later returned with it. I should have just gone into the bar and gotten it myself. Our food was good, not fabulous, but very good. There was a duo singing and playing guitars and they were not good at all. Off key a lot and flat sounding voices. If we had stayed for more drinks they may have gotten better as the evening progressed. We will probably give this place another chance when back in Fort Lauderdale.

Date of visit: November 2018
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Thank J-W
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Frank Z, Owner at Quarterdeck, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

You brought up a lot of great points, we really appreciate the helpful feedback. We work hard to bring our guests a great experience from the service, to the food, and even the live entertainment that we sometimes feature. We strive to continuously improve and using customer feedback is the best way. We hope to welcome you back next time you are in Fort Lauderdale for a 5-star experience!

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Reviewed 28 October 2018

There was nothing terrible nor amazing about our visit. Just an average place about a block from the ocean.

The food was fine but the mixed drinks were just so-so. Friendly staff.

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

We visited the place for a lunch. It was very family friendly with a nice kids menu with 8 different to chose from.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Frida H
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Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

We ate hear twice in the last 10 days and were not disappointed. Excellent selections for every taste. We especially enjoyed the steamed clams. Friendly staff.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank R9P9M
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