Are you looking for a good place to eat tonight? If so, we have compiled a list of ten great restaurants where you can go out and enjoy delicious food, great service, and an even better atmosphere in Fort Lauderdale.
Whether you are looking for a romantic place or a more casual eatery, you will find what you’re looking for in this article. Family-friendly, gluten-free, close to the beach… there are many possibilities to choose from when selecting a good dining spot.
Here are some of the best choices of restaurants when going for breakfast, lunch, or dinner in the Fort Lauderdale area:
Located on North Federal Highway, this new restaurant just opened a few weeks ago and is an excellent choice when it comes to breakfast or brunch. With a super modern interior, and very clean and open feel, this great little spot offers a variety of tasty menu options that will satisfy your hunger with its beautifully plated dishes! Visit their website here: http://toastlauderdale.com
BACK ALLEY BAR & BBQ
This is the place to go if you want to have a drink with your friends while snacking on something, or having dinner. They offer classics like Mac’n’cheese, onion rings and more, and various barbecued meats, all cooked to perfection. It is located right next to Las Olas Beach, on Almond Avenue. They are currently re-doing their website, but directions to their location as well as photos can found here on their Google listing: https://www.google.com/maps/directions
Another oceanfront eatery where you will be able to enjoy delicious sushi and world-class Japanese fireside cooking (called Robatayaki). The way they plate their dishes is very pleasing to the eye! You simply must try their brunch during the weekends! Here is their official website: https://www.etarurestaurant.us
INKANTO PERUVIAN CUISINE
You may know about ceviche, but what else do you know about Peruvian food? Try their aji de gallina or their risotto al pesto. You will love it. This restaurant is in South Corals, on East Oakland Boulevard Park. Don’t hesitate to bring friends and family too! See more info on their website: http://inkantorestaurant.com
If you are craving steak, it’s high time that you visit this elegant steakhouse. They also offer quality seafood like their Maine Lobster. You can have a drink at the bar to begin with and you will be pleasantly surprised by the atmosphere. Their rib-eye steak is really delicious. No wonder this is one of the most popular places to eat in the area! With chandeliers and a gorgeous and spacious eating area, this is one of our personal favorites! See more on their website: https://www.jacksonsprime.com
This spot is more casual and relaxed but the food is still yummy. Their breakfast sandwiches are a must and their burritos are “muy buenos”. If you are on a diet or want something lighter, try their salads. They have a ton of great menu options, and the restaurant is family friendly as well, so bring the kids! Visit their website here: http://lunchroomsandwiches.com
If you like or want to try Southern Cuisine, that’s the place to be. You will have the opportunity to taste some of the best comfort foods like shrimps and grits, rib mac and cheese…etc. Live music during the weekends if you come for their brunch. The iced tea is absolutely amazing, not too sweet, and really gives you an authentic southern experience! View thier website here: https://www.southernspicerestaurant.com
LA DOLCE VITA
You must have wondered why we haven’t featured an Italian restaurant yet in this list, so here you go. They serve traditional Italian food. It’s where you should go if you want fresh pasta or pizza. It has a very authentic feel and the selection of wines is perfect. When you are in the mood for some great salads, this is also the place to visit! You can see their full menu here on the restaurant’s website: http://www.ladolcevitaflorida.com
All of the products this restaurant uses are locally sourced and as a result, you will be able to enjoy some of the freshest food in the area. If you want to try what the local farms have to offer, you should definitely try this restaurant. The owner of a Ft. Lauderdale hood cleaning company who often does commercial kitchen equipment cleaning told us about this great spot where he often visits for lunch. Tasty appetizers and a great experience if you want to try dining in the dark with your significant other. You can check out more info here: http://market17.net
JUANA LA CUBANA CAFÉ
Our list wouldn’t be complete without some Cuban cuisine. If you are in Hollywood, you should check out this place that offers some delicious Cuban sandwiches. The service is very friendly, the place is clean, and the food is fresh. A hidden gem for sure! Take some time to look over their site: http://juanalacubana.com
We could have featured many other restaurants, bars, and cafés in and around Broward County. We are pretty sure that you have your favorite place too, and if that’s the case, you can email us to share some of your recommendations.