- ARUBA BEACH CAFE
(Commercial Blvd. and A1A, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea,
954-776-0001) -- Beachfront cafe with Caribbean-style atmosphere with West
Indian favorites. Lunch, Dinner and Sunday Breakfast Buffet.
- BAHIA CABANA
(3001 Harbor Drive, Fort Lauderdale,
954-524-1555) -- Waterfront indoor and outdoor, casual restaurant overlooking
the Intracoastal Waterway. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Tropical
- BETTYS RESTAURANT & BBQ
(601 NW 22nd Road, Fort Lauderdale,
954-583-9121) -- Barbecued ribs and soul food specialities. Take out available.
- BIMINI BOATYARD
(1555 S.E. 17 Street, Fort Lauderdale,
954-525-7400) -- Casual waterfront cafe offering diverse California cuisine.
Lunch and dinner daily.
- BLUE MOON FISH CO.
(4405 West Tradewinds Avenue,
Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, 954-267- 9888) -- Chic waterfront restaurant located
on the Intracoastal Waterway. Deco-inspired exterior, contemporary American
menu. Gospel brunch on Sundays. Lunch and dinner daily.
- BY WORD OF MOUTH
(3200 N.E. 12 Avenue, Fort Lauderdale,
954-564-3663) -- Small, intimate restaurant features nouvelle American
cuisine. Diners select from a display case rather than a menu. Specialties
include Italian cream cheese, pesto and sun-dried tomato appetizer. Lunch
and dinner Wednesday-Friday; lunch only Monday-Tuesday; dinner only Saturday.
- CAFE SEVILLE
(2768 E. Oakland Park Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, 954-565-1148) -- Elegant Spanish ambiance serving traditional
Spanish cuisine. Lunch Tuesday-Friday, dinner Monday- Saturday.
- CALIFORNIA CAFE
(2301 S.E. 17th Street, Fort
Lauderdale, 954-728-3500) -- Overlooking the Intracoastal waterway and
mega-yachts. Extensive California wine list, fresh fish, pasta and specialty
pizza from wood-burning ovens. Open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner.
- CARLOS & PEPES 17th STREET
(1302 SE 17th Street, Fort Lauderdale,
954-467- 7192) -- Huge portions and delicious food make this restaurant
a favorite. Lunch and dinner daily.
- CASABLANCA CAFE
(corner of Alhambra & A1A,
954-764-3500) -- Oceanfront dining in beautifully restored historical home,
continental cuisine with blend of cultures. Lunch and dinner.
- CHARLEY'S CRAB
(3000 N.E. 32 Avenue, Fort Lauderdale,
954-561-4800) -- Overlooking the Intracoastal, with docking space for boats,
this restaurant boasts indoor, modern elegance and outdoor terrace dining.
Lunch and dinner Monday-Sunday.
- CHARLIES PASTRIES
(4265 NW 12th Street, Lauderhill,
954-583-3979 and 4261 West Commercial Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954-739-9109)
-- Caribbean specialities including the famous Jamaican beef patty.
- CHEFS PALETTE
(1650 SE 17th Street, Fort Lauderdale,
954-760-7957) -- A restaurant inside a classroom at Fort Lauderdales
Culinary Arts School. Diners can watch student chefs prepare a variety
of international menu items. Lunch and dinner Monday-Friday.
- DOWNTOWNER SALOON/WATERFRONT
(10 S. New River Drive East,
Fort Lauderdale, 954-463-9800) -- Casual setting by the New River. Enjoy
anything from hamburger to steak. Open for lunch and dinner. Raw bar.
- EAST CITY GRILL
(505 North Atlantic Boulevard
(A1A), Fort Lauderdale, 954-565-5569) -- Located on revitalized Fort Lauderdale
Beach, menu features regional South Florida dishes with Caribbean, Asian
and Southwestern flavors. Breakfast, lunch, dinner daily.
- ERNIE'S BAR-B-QUE
(1843 S. Federal Highway, Fort
Lauderdale, 954-523-8636) -- Nostalgic decor, casual dining. Specialties
include conch chowder and barbecue on Bimini bread. Lunch and dinner daily.
- 15TH STREET FISHERIES
(1900 S.E. 15 Street, Fort Lauderdale,
954-763-2777) -- Florida seafood restaurant overlooking the Intracoastal
with dock space for boats. Unusually wide selections of fresh seafood from
all over the world. Lunch and dinner daily.
- H2O BAR & GRILL
(101 S. Atlantic Blvd., Fort
Lauderdale, 954-760-7500) -- New beachfront cafe featuring fresh seafood
with a Meditteranean flair. Casual art deco ambiance. Lunch and dinner
- HIMMARSHEE BAR & GRILLE
(210 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale, 954-764-5151)
-- Located in the popular downtown Arts & Science District, this new
hot spot features an ecletic menu featuring everything from veal chops
to gumbo. Lunch and dinner daily.
- LA COQUILLE
(1619 East Sunrise Blvd., Fort
Lauderdale, 954-467-3030) -- Enjoy fabulous French food on this restaurants
romantic patio. Dinner seven days a week.
- LA TAVERNETTA
(926 N.E.20th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale,
954-463-2566) -- Italian Bistro by the Water in Fort Lauderdales
Middle River, casual atmosphere with candlelit tables inside and on the
outdoor deck. Northern Italian cuisine. Lunch and dinner daily.
- LA RESERVE
(3115 N.E. 32 Avenue, Fort Lauderdale,
954-563-6644) -- Elegant French restaurant overlooking the Intracoastal.
Fine wines complement unusual preparation of traditional dishes. December-March:
dinner Monday-Friday; dinner only Saturday and Sunday. April- November:
- LEFT BANK
(214 S. Federal Highway, Fort
Lauderdale, 954-462-5376) -- Small, intimate gourmet restaurant serving
classic French cuisine and nouvelle American. Dinner nightly. Reservations
- LESTER'S DINER
(250 State Road 84, Fort Lauderdale,
954-525-5641) -- A Broward County institution, noted for a 14-ounce cup
of coffee. Breakfast 24 hours a day, seven days a week (lunch and dinner
are, of course, also served).
- LULU'S BAIT SHACK
- BeachPlace A1A Fort Lauderdale 954-463-7425
- Cajun Food, Fun & Fishbowls (I was born in New Orleans and have made
Ft. Lauderdale my home for the past 20 years. This is the most authentic
cajun food that I have had since leaving home. The atmosphere is also phenominal
as you gaze out at the azure sea and sip a cool drink. I think it is where
the phrase Les Bons Temps Rouler "Let the Good Times Roll" begins.
(3599 N. Federal Highway, Fort
Lauderdale, 954-563-3272) -- Spacious, Polynesian garden restaurant with
waterfalls and authentic Polynesian antiques. Sarong-clad hostesses serve
specialties that include crab Rangoon, lobster Tahitian and exotic tropical
drinks. Polynesian floor show (additional price) makes for fun evening
out. Dinner nightly.
- MAXS BEACH PLACE
(17 S. Atlantic Blvd., Fort
Lauderdale, 954-525-5022) -- Located in new Beach Place shopping and entertainment
complex. Blend of Floridas tropical flavors with American comfort
foods. Lunch and dinner daily.
- OLD FLORIDA SEAFOOD HOUSE
(1414 N.E. 26 Street, Wilton
Manor, 954-566-1044) -- Raw bar and fresh seafood. Dinner nightly; lunch
- PUSSERS DOWN UNDER
(3000 E. Oakland Park Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, 954-563-4123) -- Glamorous, greenhouse setting overlooking
the Intracoastal Waterway. Contemporary cuisine. Fresh seafood, prime steak.
Lunch Tuesday-Friday; dinner nightly.
- RIVERWALK EATERY
(215 SW 2nd Street, Fort Lauderdale,
954-760-4373) -- Dine al fresco style in revitalized historical district
in downtown Fort Lauderdale.
- RUSTIC INN CRABHOUSE
(4331 Ravenswood Road, Fort
Lauderdale, 954-584-1637) -- Seafood, steak and pasta. Casual rustic setting
overlooking the water. Specialties include steamed garlic blue crabs that
you crack yourself, served on newspaper-covered tables. Lunch and dinner
- RUTHS CHRIS STEAKHOUSE
(2525 N. Federal Highway, Fort
Lauderdale, 954-565-2338) -- The finest quality steaks and chops. Dinner
(1005 S.E. 17 Street, Fort Lauderdale,
954-764-7874) -- Authentic Japanese cuisine and sushi bar. Tatami seating
available. Lunch and dinner Monday-Friday; dinner only Saturday and Sunday.
- SHIRTTAIL CHARLIE'S
(400 S.W. 3 Avenue, Fort Lauderdale,
954-463-3474) -- Casual dockside restaurant along New River with boat-docking
space specializes in fresh seafood, alligator and conch. Lunch and dinner
- SHOOTER'S WATERFRONT CAFE
(3033 N.E. 32 Avenue, on the
Intracoastal - just east of Oakland Park Blvd. Bridge, Fort Lauderdale,
954-566-2855) -- Lively indoor/outdoor atmosphere serving American cuisine
including seafood and a touch of the Orient and Mexico, with boat dockage.
Open daily. No reservations.
- SHULAS ON THE BEACH
(321 N. Atlantic Blvd. (A1A),
Fort Lauderdale, 954-355-4000) -- NFLs winningest coach offers this
beachfront restaurant featuring a superior selection of aged steaks and
seafood in an elegant decor. Breakfast, lunch, dinner daily.
- SPLASH TROPICAL BAR & GRILL
(17 S. Atlantic Blvd., Fort
Lauderdale, 954-467-3663) -- Located in new Beach Place shopping and entertainment
complex. Fresh tropical cuisine with multi-ethnic flavors. Lunch and dinner
- TOM JENKINS BAR-B-Q
(1236 S. Federal Highway, Fort
Lauderdale, 954-522-5046) -- Special BBQ chicken, beef and rib recipes.
- VICTORIA PARK
(900 NE 20th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale,
954-764-6868) -- Hand-painted tropical decor, with only ten tables. French
owner-chef prepares nouvelle cuisine. Dinner Monday-Saturday.
(3001 E. Oakland Park Boulevard,
954-563-4168) -- Waterfront dining featuring New American cuisine and South
Florida specialties. Dinner only nightly.