Greater Fort Lauderdale’s thriving restaurant scene offers something for everyone. Steak and seafood classics complement an array of international choices. Dining hotspots serve up Italian, Mexican, Japanese, Thai and more. In the mood for an artisan coffee drink, low-carb sandwich, or gluten-free dessert? We know just the place.
Dine al fresco overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway. Or cozy up at the fire pit for a dish as memorable as the sunrise. From minimalist chic to stately brick and wood, you’ll find an atmosphere to suit your taste.
Find that margarita-centric tiki bar you’ve been dreaming about. Catch the Polynesian dancers spinning fire and magic. Stop in for a quick bite at a casual diner. Grab a creamy gelato to cool off from the beach. Or make a night of it with a lavish sit-down affair. Mingle with the locals over pastries and stay for lunch at one of the elegant bistros.
Or find incredible recipes made with ingredients found locally in the ocean off South Florida while hunting underwater. Follow "Chiefy" as he showcases local restaurant chef’s preparing recipes with the local divers' catch on Cooking the Local Catch. Or see Dive, Dock and Dine featuring Chiefy and crew diving as they harvest a variety of species on dive charters. Then it’s docking at different waterfront restaurants where the chefs prepare delicious meals. It’s the only TV show that will wet your appetite as you explore the depths of diving and hunting underwater.
Many of the restaurants have been recognized with awards from Wine Spectator, Florida’s Hotspots Magazine, OpenTable, and more. Whether you’re searching for the perfect host for your private party or a cozy table for two, you won’t have to look far!