Dockside dining is just one attraction at this eatery perched on the Intracoastal just south of Oakland Park Boulevard near A1A. The vibe is Florida-casual, and you can expect to see men in Hawaiian shirts disembarking from boats and strutting inside. Traditional bar bites, Floribbean fare, and international offerings comprise the menu, including crabcakes, fried calamari, coconut shrimp, seared ahi, and conch fritters. You can also order half-pound beef burgers, overstuffed wraps, and out-of-the-ordinary takes on fish, like the blackened mahi Reuben sandwich. Cocktails run the gamut, including fruity martinis, thick frozen margarita-like concoctions, and enormous fish bowls filled with fizzy, vodka-based drinks.
It started as a food truck, but Fat Boyz gained so much popularity they decided to give the people what they wanted – a brick-and-mortar restaurant. Owners Jarael and Yolanda are Pompano Beach locals who wanted to bring their best southern barbecue to the FTL. We recommend their number-one seller, the Mac Daddy – pulled pork topped with smoked mac and cheese on a kaiser roll. They also offer food truck catering and private party catering.
Mediterranean fare & wine in a modern, elevated space with lagoon views at the Westin hotel.
American cuisine inspired by Florida and Caribbean flavors.
In two decades, the Halal Guys has gone from two carts on opposite Manhattan street corners to a popular fast-casual restaurant chain. And now its blend of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean flavors has arrived in Fort Lauderdale. This new location was also the first to debut the Halal Guys’ take on the burrito, a platter featuring in a sun-dried tomato-flavored tortilla served with a cheesy topping that is mixed with the restaurant’s legendary white sauce.
Beehive Kitchen is creating a buzz with fresh, flavorful ingredients and an innovative approach to build-your-own-bowl dining. Dishes include a wide selection of savory vegetables, wholesome grains, proteins and made-from-scratch sauces all for customers to create their own unique bowls. If you don’t know where to begin, they offer several planned-out bowls including the Mediterranean Bowl – cranberry almond kale salad, whole grain brown rice, Parmesan, roasted broccoli, wok-seared mushrooms, rustic herb-grilled chicken and soy-charred steak-roasted pepper sauce. Fresh ingredients don’t stop there; Beehive Kitchen prepares fresh cold-pressed juices daily. Grab a bowl, eat and bee happy.
The owners have come a long way from New York, and we don’t blame them. Fort Lauderdale’s more of a seafood town, anyway. This unique walk-up kitchen and outdoor dining concept is perfect for socially distanced dining. Menu items include New England-style lobster clambakes (steamed fresh lobster, clams, shrimp, mussels, corn on the cob and potato), fish fry baskets, buckets of mussels or clams, sandwiches, pasta and more.
France is known for its grand boulevards, and now French cuisine has come to Le Boulevard du Commercial. As the name indicates, you can sample escargot made the French way, cooked in a garlic butter broth. Of course if that’s not your thing, plenty of other Gallic tastes are also on offer. Finish off your meal with the chef’s specialty dessert: the Mille Feuilles d’Escargot, a unique take on the traditional puff pastry garnished with whipped cream and jam.
Numerous awards keep regulars returning for classics like satay, mee krob, and panang curry. House specialties include crispy whole yellow tail with sweet chili sauce and 14-ounce rib-eye steaks that will satisfy those without a taste for Thai.
Located inside the Sheraton Fort Lauderdale with a great view of their sunlit atrium and waterfalls serving as a relaxing environment.
Among the favorites here are the Sonora Burrito, featuring chicken sautéed in homemade sour cream and lime sauce, and chilaquiles (aka Mexican lasagna). On Wednesdays the Top Shelf Ultimate Golden Margaritas, made with freshly-squeezed lime juice, are $5.99.
Texas-based Mexican restaurant chain Fuzzy Tacos offers all the right food for those who wish to experience the fuzzy feelings one gets by consuming fresh tacos, frozen margaritas and chips with queso. Specialty items include shredded brisket tacos, tempura fish tacos and breakfast items like chilaquiles.
A popular beachfront place serving tropical drinks and comfort foods like conch fritters and coconut shrimp. The Bimini bread is baked throughout the day and served with honey butter. With rotating drink specials, the happy hour packs the ocean-view bar.
This small, warm restaurant named for the artist Frida Kahlo enhances the typical Mexican menu with some harder-to-find dishes like chochinita pibil (roasted Mayan pork leg marinated in achiote citrus juice), fish Veracruz style and shrimp mole verde. The tortillas, like the guacamole, are homemade.