Southport Raw Bar & Restaurant

1536 Cordova Rd, Fort Lauderdale
(954) 525-2526

Recent Reviews

Justin Wyman

Oysters were fresh, steamers were clean. Great vibe on the patio with live music and passing boat traffic.


We had read online that there was happy hour at the Southport raw bar. So we stopped in. We sat outside. We were told they do not do happy hour but we had a couple of drinks anyway and we also had an order of clam strips. We were at the last table farthest from the door. Service was ok. Drinks were good & clam strips were good.

Taylor C.

After a day on the boat or at the beach, this place is THE MOVE! They have the freshest raw oysters around, some of the BEST seafood you can find nearby. Super dive bar experience, local experience. You come here in very casual clothing, and/or a bathing suit and coverup giving zero effs! I like to sit outside, but that can be a long wait of about 45 mins to over an hour if you come in a weekend. Try to come early if you can, then you'll avoid the long waits. This place has the cheapest drinks. Which explains why everyone's having such a good time. So if you do need to burn time at the bar or order drinks and wait by the marina, think about ordering a hardy app while you wait. The blackened mahi salad is like AMAZING, if you make it to the entree portion of the evening. I think any fresh fish would be good here. 10/10 recommend Local Spot

chris kahlke

Great outdoor eating experience. Great seafood, great music, not a bad wait for a table on a Friday night. Even with drinks the price was reasonable Will definitely go back next time in ft Lauderdale.

Melody Xiong

Nice restaurant! Got the mahi-mahi tacos and the oysters! Both the tacos and the oysters were good! Service was nice as well.


Desert was great. Waitress was honest about particular entrees. Talked us off the ledge from ordering the wrong $#!+. Saved us a lot of disappointment.

Brian B.

Nice small little dive bar with an outside patio nice hospitality from the servers great oysters grilled with a nice parmesan breading kind of on the top of them they're absolutely delicious fries hot super crispy nice everything was great about the food definitely a little pricey $27 for a dozen oysters but they were really really good kind of goes with the territory


Every time we are in Ft Lauderdale we eat at Southport. Great food and atmosphere. I like to sit outside and eat near the water. Several in our party said the clam chowder is the BEST they have ever had. Huge pieces of fish and the peel and eat shrimp is fantastic.

Celene R.

Enjoyed our food out in the patio with the family. It's kid friendly, we brought our kids. It was nice weather out. My sangria drink was really refreshing definitely enjoyed that out in the sun. Conch fritters were good, similar to hush puppies but way better. My Mahi-mahi grilled tacos, had good protein portions which I liked. The service was great, our waitress kept checking up on us. Definitely recommend this spot.


Not sure how they got voted visitors choice. Frozen seafood. Fried way too hard and overly breaded. Service was horrible. I had many choices in Fort Lauderdale. Sorry I was led here.

Michael S

Great service and food , sat outside with view of water , had the stuffed clams for the appetizer, very good but very filling with not enough clams, had the grilled oysters, also very good, best part was the maui maui with fries , very good and fresh, server was awesome, great service and friendly, Thank you !

Larry F.

After arriving home from a long day flying, I decided to take my daughter for lunch, and I chose this place. I've been here a few times before and never had a bad meal here. Today I ordered A conch soup and the New England chowder as the appetizer. The New England chowder was hot, delicious, and some of the best chowder around but, the conch chowder was the best chowder I ever had. It had just the right amount of spiciness that seriously put it over the top. My daughter had oysters and A BLT crab cake sandwich. I didn't have any oysters, but she said they were outstanding, I did take a bite of her crabcake sandwich, and it was excellent. I had fish and chips for my meal, and while it wasn't bad, it's something I will not order again. I found it to be a little greasy and the fries I was not fond of, but in defense of the actual dish, there's not much that will top that conch chowder our waitress was Mary who is actually one of the better restaurant waitresses I have seen in a long time. I definitely recommend this place. Parking sucks here.

Abigail S.

We based our decision on going here off of Yelp reviews. Our Uber driver also said that this place was very good. And everyone was right!! If you come here sit outside. You won't be disappointed! Our waitress was AMAZING!!! She was outgoing and funny and very attentive. She answered any questions we might have and was very honest! She was literally the best. We sat outside by the live music. The guy kept everyone engaged, was singing requested songs and made the atmosphere so enjoyable! We started off our dinner with some appetizers. The conch fritters and grilled oysters. The conch fritters are a MUST!!! They were so good. The oysters were good to but have a more of a charcoal grill taste. Next I had the mussels and my sister got the blacked mahi-mahi fish tacos. Mussels are my favorite to eat but omg these fresh mussels were amazing! The flavor was phenomenal! My sister said her tacos were very flavorful and filling but a tiny bit spicy! Don't pass up this place!!! This one that you have to try!

Casey Wyatt

Got dungeness crab legs my friend got blackened mahi and we shared oysters ! Everything was delicious !

Gage Brown

Great food and service. Appetizers were delicious, highly reccommend the stuffed baked clams and their clam chowder. Service was efficient and friendly even during their busy dinner hours. Will definitely come back!

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