Dine Out Lauderdale has arrived! Now through September, you can save big while supporting our incredible local Greater Fort Lauderdale restaurants. As part of LauderDeals running this summer, restaurants around town have created delicious $35 and $45 fixed-price menus guaranteed to pique your interest. These deals are available at many area classics, so it’s up to you to decide if you’re craving pasta, seafood, or steak.
Boatyard’s stylish setting, complete with mega yachts, blends effortlessly with its fresh coastal fare to create a welcoming atmosphere for a relaxing Sunday afternoon or lively weekday evening. If you’re craving delicious Mexican food, head over to Lona Cocina Tequileria. Its expansive oceanfront patio is the best place to savor Chef Pablo Salas’ savory tacos or enchiladas paired with a refreshing margarita.
S3 Surf Sun and Sand is another local restaurant with pleasant outdoor seating just steps away from the beach. The eclectic menu here has something for everyone; from sharable snacks like goat cheese croquettes to fresh sushi. For pasta fans, Spazio features homemade pasta dishes and Italian favorites like risotto and bruschetta.
Las Olas Boulevard
The Greater Fort Lauderdale dining deals continue onto the iconic Las Olas Boulevard. Chima Steakhouse is a rodízio-style eatery loved by locals and visitors alike. The all-you-can-eat extravaganza features different cuts of meat, lamb, sausage, and a gourmet salad bar. The historic Riverside Hotel’s Wild Sea Oyster Bar & Grille has prime outdoor seating directly on Las Olas along with a chic interior if the temperature outside gets too hot. Start your evening off with a wedge salad or crispy oysters before indulging in the cioppino or top sirloin.
YOLO, a signature Las Olas establishment, is still going strong after more than a decade of happy hours, Sunday brunches, and appetizing American fare. Enjoy the $35 menu Thursday through Sunday, and you can get a taste of everything from calamari and their YOLO burger to rotisserie Greek chicken and even an ice cream sandwich for dessert. If you’re in the mood for Italian, travel to Luigi’s Tuscan Grill where the calamari and the rigatoni Bolognese will transport you to Italy.
A short jaunt north of downtown and Fort Lauderdale beach, you’ll discover an array of delightful restaurants. In the breezy town of Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, you’ll find the casual Aruba Beach Café. Feel like you’re on vacation at this beachside spot that serves jerk chicken wings, conch chowder, and a fresh catch every day. As a Greater Fort Lauderdale staple, Blue Moon Fish Company is famous for its Intracoastal Waterway dining ambiance. Enjoy a craft cocktail or glass of wine while watching the boats coast by before you try the creamy burrata or local blackened mahi-mahi.
A few miles north, Café Maxx in Pompano Beach has been the place for a fun night out for more than three decades. Try the tartare of the day or shaved octopus carpaccio before the seared jumbo sea scallop risotto or sweet onion crusted snapper. Also in Pompano Beach, Sands Patio Bar & Grill is located at the Sands Harbor Resort & Marina and boasts expansive water views and American fare in a casual and fun atmosphere. Lighthouse Point’s Le Bistro is an intimate French restaurant where you’ll feel transported to the land of wine and cheese with its variety of dishes including escargots, French onion soup, coq au vin, and duck.
South & West Greater Fort Lauderdale
If you find yourself a bit south or west from downtown Fort Lauderdale, these restaurants will tempt your palate with their menus. Rodizio Grill is a Brazilian steakhouse in Dania Beach. Similar to Chima Steakhouse, its menu features unlimited grilled meats and sides. In Hollywood on the Broadwalk, you'll find Ocean Alley Restaurant offering seafood options like jumbo lump crab cakes, coconut shrimp and onion crusted Mahi Mahi to meat selections like New York steak and stuffed country pork chops. In Weston, Ireland’s Steakhouse at the Bonaventure Resort & Spa is offering guests a choice between a petit filet mignon or Atlantic salmon paired with a Caesar or spring salad and finished off with your choice of a key lime pie or Florida orange crème brûlée. It’s the perfect excuse for date night at a AAA Four-Diamond restaurant!
Be sure to check out the full list, and support our fabulous local establishments.