G & B Oyster Bar Review

Fort Lauderdale may not get as much respect as Miami when it comes to foodies, but for my money, there is no better place in South Florida for fresh seafood.  G & B Oyster Bar is one of my go-to choices for oysters, cold beers, and a wide range of seafood.  In fact, it’s a restaurant we frequent at least once every month, and it’s high on my list of the 8 best seafood restaurants in Fort Lauderdale.

This casual, yet elegant location sits just off the inner coastal waterway and offers amazing views of mega yachts and multi million dollar mansions.  You can’t go wrong with this vibe, so let’s get into my G & B Oyster bar review where I share with you hundreds of visits to this Fort Lauderdale staple.

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Tim Jr. walking into his favorite brunch!

G & B Oyster Bar in Fort Lauderdale

G & B Oyster Bar

Opened in January of 2012, this restaurant shares a kitchen and space with Coconuts, a popular waterfront dining establishment that also offers an expanded menu accessible at G & B.

They offer the freshest seafood sourced from all over the country.  You’ll notice that the restaurant is open air, which allows the ocean breeze to flow into the venue, giving it a great feel at month of the year.  They also have air conditioning for those hot Summer months, so you’ll always feel like you are outdoors in tropical South Florida yet you won’t be sweating up a storm!

A raw bar is in plain view at all times and you can watch the staff shuck oysters while you dine.  Oyster specials are abundant, and they offer fresh oysters from all over the world.

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The raw bar before opening on a Sunday.

Several tap beers are available, as well as a small wine selection coupled with an impressive cocktail menu.  This relaxed vibe is the perfect place for lunch or happy hour, and we really enjoy their weekend brunch specials.

Tuesday and Friday nights are popular due to their paella special.  It’s incredible!

You can also enjoy half priced bottles of wine on Monday and Tuesdays.

Happy hour is 5-6 pm and you can enjoy half priced appetizers and $1 off beer and specialty cocktails.

G & B Oyster Bar Menu

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Nothing beats fresh oysters!

While I typically come here for the oysters, there are many other menu items which you have to try.  The “Scoobies” are out of this world and come at a market price, making them a featured item every server will certainly encourage you to try.  These are crab claws soaked in a garlic and scampi sauce.  I usually dip the provided bread in the garlic sauce after I finish them.  They are out of this world!

You will also find crab empanadas, buffalo rock shrimp, and lobster fried rice on the menu, and I can vouch for all of them.

If you are into something fried, they do just about every seafood in that way, including oysters, calamari, and shrimp.

I can also say the osyters rockefeller, philly lobster sliders, and charred octopus are amazing takes on local seafood.

Weekend Bunch at G & B Oyster Bar

Weekends are even better at G & B! Not only are the traditional oysters offered, but also a wide variety of brunch specials like Peanut Butter & Banana French Toast, Strawberry waffles, salmon has, and much more.

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Here’s a sample menu of what’s available for brunch on the weekends.

You really can’t go wrong with anything you try here.  It’s a staple in our Fort Lauderdale restaurants for a reason!

fried chicken biscuits and waffles
Their take on chicken and waffles (on a biscuit) is highly recommended!
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Enjoy the feeling of an open air oyster bar – but under air conditioning!

G & B Oyster Bar


429 Seabreeze Blvd. 
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316


5/5 - (2 votes)


Tim Schmidt is a 20+ year Entrepreneur and Digital Marketer. A Fort Lauderdale-based "Digital Nomad," he enjoys traveling as much as possible with family and friends. AllWorld is his escape to document all of his adventures, including being a hardcore "foodie." He has property in Costa Rica and visits several times each year and is happy to offer his expert advice for planning your trip.

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