Rosie's Bar and Grill

Wilton Manors

Good day or night, Rosie's is the see-and-be-seen spot in Wilton Manors with the action outside on the tropical patio. It features Djs and buckets of beer on Sundays...

  • Casual
  • American

Le Cafe de Paris

East Las Olas

Since 1962, Le Cafe de Paris has served the most authentic French food in town in a charming antique-filled bistro with piano music in the background. You'll feel...

  • Café or Bistro
  • French

The Floridian

East Las Olas

The Floridian is old timey-Fort Lauderdale, one of the oldest restaurants in town and in business since 1937. Breakfast is served anytime and gives the choice of...

  • Casual
  • American

Aruba Beach Cafe

Lauderdale-By-The-Sea

With the same chef for nearly 30 years, Aruba Beach Cafe is a little bit of the Caribbean on the oceanfront where Commercial Boulevard meets A1A. The restaurant...

  • Seafood
  • American

Kitchenetta

North Federal Highway

Kitchenetta is a small space with large portions. Run by a husband-and-wife team, it serves up home-style Italian dishes, including plenty of pizza and pasta...

  • Café or Bistro
  • Italian

2 Girls and a Grill

Oakland Park

2 Girls & a Grill self-describes as a fast food restaurant, but that's only because of the speed of its service. It offers eat-in and take-out and all-day...

  • Fast Food
  • American

Beauty & The Feast

Central Beach

The Beauty & The Feast is the ocean-side restaurant in The Atlantic Hotel & Spa. It's popular for its views, small plates and $29.95 Sunday brunch.

  • Casual
  • American

Boatyard

Harbor Beach

In the old Bimini Boatyard space, the Boatyard has a sophisticated yet laid-back atmosphere whether you're dining outside on the 80-seat patio or inside by the open...

  • Seafood
  • American

Bubbles + Pearls

Wilton Manors

Top Chef veteran Josie Smith-Malave specializes in champagne and oysters at her Bubbles + Pearls raw bar, but you'll also find other seafood, small plates, a fully...

  • Seafood
  • American

Burlock Coast Seafare & Spirits

Central Beach

Burlock Coast Seafare & Spirits in the Ritz-Carlton channels the rum-running days of Prohibition in decor, Florida-inspired cuisine and rum selection. A...

  • Seafood
  • American

Canyon

East Las Olas

Executive chef and owner Chris Wilber at Canyon tweaks Southwest with fusion in a way that has 'em lining up at the door (sorry, no reservations). Zagat likes the...

  • Café or Bistro
  • American

Casablanca Cafe

Fort Lauderdale Beach

Casablanca Cafe near the gay Sebastian Beach offers beach views, great people-watching and inside and outside dining. The building, designed by Francis L. Abreu, an...

  • Beach
  • Mediterranean

Chef Jean Pierre's

North Federal Highway (US1)

Chef Jean Pierre, whose Left Bank Restaurant off Las Olas was legendary in the late 70s, offers special dinner parties at his cooking school where you watch a...

  • Fine Dining
  • International

Coconuts

Bahia Mar Marina

On the Intracoastal Waterway and a short walk from the beach, Coconuts has casual dining inside and on a deck outside where you can wave to the yachts as they go by....

  • Seafood
  • American

Dolce Salato Pizza & Gelato

Wilton Manors

Pizza, gelato and espresso are super authentic at Doce Salato where the owners come from Italy by way of Key West. Previously they had a small shop on the beach

  • Casual
  • Italian

Downtowner Saloon

Downtown on New River

The Downtowner Saloon with an outdoor terrace on New River has plenty of parking, but you can also arrive by Water Taxi, getting off at Stop #2. It's a jazz and...

  • Casual
  • American

Greek Island Taverna

Galt Ocean Mile

Greek food for people who know Greek food, The Greek Island Taverna is run by the Kantzavelo brothers who excel particularly with lamb and octopus. It has takeout

  • Casual
  • Greek

Hot and Soul

Oakland Park

Hot and Soul serves food with soul, including Cajun/Creole and Filipino. In addition to regular tables, it has an inviting large communal table. No reservations for...

  • Casual
  • American

il Mulino

Gateway Shopping Center

By the Gateway Theater, il Mulino is classic Italian with fresh homemade pasta, signature anelli (pizza crust folded over the topping), garlic rolls fresh from the...

  • Family style
  • Italian

Kuro

Hollywood

Inside the Hard Rock Casino, the Kuro isn't a Japanese restaurant - it's a theater with 9,500 square feet (nearly 9,000 sq m) of open space with views of the...

  • Fine Dining
  • Japanese

Le Tub Saloon

Hollywood

On the Intracoastal Waterway across the road from Jimmy Buffet's new beach resort, Le Tub has to be seen to be believed. It's decorated in flotsam and jetsam the...

  • Beach
  • American

Mango's

East Las Olas

Mango's at the prime corner of Las Olas and NE 9th Avenue is a longtime favorite for its outside terrace, particularly at lunchtime. At night, the restaurant...

  • Café or Bistro
  • International

Market 17

17th Street Causeway

Zagat listed, Market 17 is a farm-to table organic restaurant in the Portside Yachting Center near the Convention Center. It self-describes as "wine country...

  • Casual
  • American

Mind Your Manors

Wilton Manors

Mind Your Manors has craft beers, creative Eggs Benedict variations on its Sunday brunch menu and $10 daily lunch specials like short rib tacos. Its mainstays are

  • Café or Bistro
  • Pub

Peter Pan Diner

Oakland Park

The family-owned Peter Pan Diner has been around since 1979. Convenient to the gay party-land in Wilton Manors, it has serious breakfasts around the clock, daily

  • Casual
  • American

Pizzacraft

Downtown

 In Himmarshee Village, Pizzacraft has artisan wood-fired pizzas, polenta fries, meatballs, pasta. These are the same folks who brought you the Himmarshee

  • Casual
  • American

Sea Restaurant

Lauderdale-By-the-Sea

Small in space and big on reputation, the Sea Restaurant is a French bistro tucked in a strip mall and featuring seafood. Chef/owner Edith Barthelemy previously had...

  • Café or Bistro
  • French

Sea Watch

Lauderdale-by-the-Sea

The Sea Watch on the ocean just south of Pompano Beach has been serving South Florida atmosphere and seafood since 1974. The upstairs bar has great views and a...

  • Seafood
  • American

Shooters Waterfront

Oakland Park

With a 340-foot (100 m) dock, Shooters has been a popular waterfront party spot since 1982. The kitchen serves up seafood and comfort food with three bars (inside...

  • Casual
  • American

Smoke BBQ

Galt Ocean Mile

Smoke BBQ in a small shopping plaza just steps from the beach serves up Kansas City-style barbecue - dine in, take out and delivery. Chef Bryan Tyrell was formerly

  • Casual
  • American