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Best Food in Fort Lauderdale

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Here are a few fantastic places to enjoy great food around Fort Lauderdale.

Good for
  • Foodie
  • Beach Goer
  • Thrifty Traveller
  • Trendsetter

10 Places

4 City Tips

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10 Places

Canyon Southwest Cafe

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Thasos Restaurant

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Southport Raw Bar & Restaurant

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G&B Oyster Bar

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Tap 42

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Mario's Catalina Restaurant

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Old Heidelberg Restaurant

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Lester's Diner

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Primanti Brothers Restaurant

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Chima Steakhouse

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RebeccaS919's City Tips

  • Water Taxis run from various points on Intercoastal waterway, Downtown & 17th street. You can buy passes and day passes on-board. It's a great way to travel and see the big houses.
  • Know where you're going before you get a taxi - unfortunately a lot of the taxi drivers don't know where they are going!
  • Fri-Mon, the inexpensive Sun Trolley runs along 17th street to the beach and to Galleria Mall. Alternatively, the Number 40 bus runs down 17th street to the beach.
  • If you are a traveler coming from overseas, remember that tipping in bars, restaurants, and taxis is standard practice in the U.S.
  • Canyon Southwest Cafe
    Restaurants (American, Southwestern, Contemporary)
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    RebeccaS919 Says:

    Prickly Pear Margaritas! Canyon is famous for these dangerously delicious drinks. The small, cozy restaurant serves fantastic 'Fusion' Southwestern food - basically lots of really tasty Mexican-inspired dishes.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • LGBT
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    Tips
    • I normally share lots of the small dishes with a friend.
    • The Prickly Pear Margarita is a must!
    • Get there early - it gets busy! Canyon doesn't take reservations and opens at 5:30pm. There is a small bar where you can wait and sample the margaritas.
    • Canyon is good for couples or small groups.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #15 of 976 restaurants in Fort Lauderdale
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • If your leery of COVID, this isn’t the place for you. 05/09/2020
    • Best restaurant in FLL. The 04/08/2020
    • Canyon Southwest Cafe
    Address:
    620 S Federal Hwy
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301-3137
    Phone:
    +1 754-779-7199
    Price range:
    US$25 - US$80
    Hours:
    Mon - Thu
    5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    Fri - Sat
    5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
    Other:
  • Thasos Restaurant
    Restaurants (Mediterranean, Greek)
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    RebeccaS919 Says:

    Everything is white (walls, chairs, tables & strange fake goats!) in this stylish Greek restaurant, and the food is divine. There is also a very nice bar!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Trendsetter
    Tips
    • The food here is great for sharing.
    • Book a table in advance.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #123 of 976 restaurants in Fort Lauderdale
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • One of my best meals by far. 01/08/2020
    • Amazing authentic and modern Greek food! 28/06/2020
    • Thasos Restaurant
    Address:
    3330 E Oakland Park Blvd
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308-7217
    Phone:
    +1 954-200-6006
    Price range:
    US$25 - US$50
    Hours:
    Sun
    4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Wed - Thu
    4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Fri - Sat
    4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Other:
  • Southport Raw Bar & Restaurant
    Restaurants (Seafood)
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    RebeccaS919 Says:

    For casual fun and cheap jugs of beer, Southport Raw Bar is your spot. The menu features mostly seafood dishes, raw or fried. It's not glamorous, but it's very tasty. There is often live music, which adds to the convivial atmosphere. The terrace, overlooking the water, makes for a lovely place to enjoy your meal, and if you happen to have your own small boat you can even dock here!

    Good for
    • Beach Goer
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • Check them out for happy hour: Monday - Friday, 4pm - 7pm.
    • Southport is a great place to spend a Sunday afternoon.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #57 of 976 restaurants in Fort Lauderdale
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Second Take Out Order 05/09/2020
    • Best meal of our trip 28/07/2020
    • Southport Raw Bar & Restaurant
    Address:
    1536 Cordova Rd
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316-2125
    Phone:
    +1 954-525-2526
    Hours:
    Mon - Fri
    8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
    Sat - Sun
    7:30 AM - 11:00 PM
    Other:
  • G&B Oyster Bar
    Restaurants (American, Bar, Seafood)
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    RebeccaS919 Says:

    In addition to serving up several different types of oysters each day, G&B Oyster Bar also offers a wide range of fresh seafood and a great selection of wine. The restaurant is just off the main beach area. A good time to visit is after a long day at the beach or before hitting the beachfront bar in an evening. A great touch here is the mirror on the ceiling so that you can watch them shuck oysters from wherever you are seated.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Beach Goer
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • This place fills up fast, so try to arrive early.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #33 of 976 restaurants in Fort Lauderdale
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Nice Environment ~ Get The Scoobies !!! 24/03/2020
    • Home away from home 27/02/2020
    • G&B Oyster Bar
    Address:
    429 Seabreeze Blvd
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316-1621
    Phone:
    +1 954-525-2421
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Other:
  • Tap 42
    Restaurants (American)
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    RebeccaS919 Says:

    As its name implies, this lively, always busy bar has 42 beers on tap. Locals love it for the cheap drinks and happy hours (there's a different deal on each day of the week) as well as the awesome food.

    Good for
    • Trendsetter
    • Nightlife Seeker
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • On Sundays, this bar offers bottomless Mimosas for an inexpensive price. The bar opens at 11am but a line begins at 10am. Ladies - everyone dresses up quite a bit for brunch!
    • Happy Hour is Mon - Fri from 4-7pm.
    • The burgers here are epic!
    • On Ladies Night (Wednesdays), ladies drink for free 7-9pm.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #66 of 976 restaurants in Fort Lauderdale
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Best Food & Service!! 18/08/2020
    • Worth the second chance 05/08/2020
    • Tap 42
    Address:
    1411 S Andrews Ave
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316-1839
    Phone:
    +1 954-463-4900
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
    Other:
  • Mario's Catalina Restaurant
    Restaurants (Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban)
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    RebeccaS919 Says:

    Be prepared for a kiss when you're welcomed to Mario's Catalina Restaurant - the warm staff are very friendly, and they make this small cantina-style restaurant feel like home. The Cuban/Spanish food is flavorful and filling, and they offer great drinks to wash it all down with.

    Good for
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • You must try the mojitos!
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #180 of 976 restaurants in Fort Lauderdale
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Fantastic dining experience! 30/08/2020
    • WOW 21/07/2020
    • Mario's Catalina Restaurant
    Address:
    1611 N Federal Hwy
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305-2528
    Phone:
    +1 954-563-4141
    Price range:
    US$14 - US$40
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
    Other:
  • Old Heidelberg Restaurant
    Restaurants (German, European, Central European)
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    RebeccaS919 Says:

    Yep, there's even a guy playing an accordion with a permanent smile on his face at this German-themed gem. At Old Heidelberg Restaurant, you can expect everything to be genuinely German, from the waitstaff to the cuisine to the proper steins of beer (which is rare in Florida).

    Good for
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    Tips
    • This spot is fun for a group.
    • Try the Octoberfest mixed plate.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #99 of 976 restaurants in Fort Lauderdale
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Fun relaxed environment 30/08/2020
    • Very nice surprise for the area! 19/03/2020
    • Old Heidelberg Restaurant
    Address:
    900 W State Road 84
    House
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315-2432
    Phone:
    +1 954-463-6747
    Price range:
    US$10 - US$26
    Hours:
    Sun
    4:00 PM - 11:30 PM
    Mon - Thu
    11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
    Fri
    11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
    Sat
    4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
    Other:
  • Lester's Diner
    Restaurants (American, Diner)
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    RebeccaS919 Says:

    A true, old-school American diner, Lester's feels like something you might see in a movie. It's open 24 hours a day and serves up all of the great greasy-spoon delights you could ever want.

    Good for
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • Lester's makes the perfect hangover brunch spot.
    • Try the corn beef hash.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #87 of 976 restaurants in Fort Lauderdale
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Stopped in for Dinner 30/08/2020
    • Excellent All Around! 11/08/2020
    • Lester's Diner
    Address:
    250 W State Road 84
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315-2545
    Phone:
    +1 954-525-5641
    Price range:
    US$1 - US$20
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Other:
  • Primanti Brothers Restaurant
    Restaurants (American, Italian, Pizza)
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    RebeccaS919 Says:

    Primanti Brothers serves up the best pizzas on the beach, along with delicious (and enormous) sandwiches and some other awesome, homemade meals. There are a few tables for eating in, but most people order their food to takeaway.

    Good for
    • Beach Goer
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Nightlife Seeker
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • Open 24 hours.
    • It gets really busy late at night as everyone leaves the beach bars and goes to get some post-drinking grub here.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #23 of 976 restaurants in Fort Lauderdale
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great pizza 10/09/2020
    • Taste of Home 04/08/2020
    • Primanti Brothers Restaurant
    Address:
    901 N Atlantic Blvd
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304-3310
    Phone:
    +1 954-565-0605
    Price range:
    US$0 - US$20
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Other:
  • Chima Steakhouse
    Restaurants (Steakhouse, Brazilian)
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    RebeccaS919 Says:

    Chima Brazilian is a meat lover's heaven. "Gauchos" roam the dining room carrying various meats on skewers for you to taste. The restaurant has a very private courtyard enclosed by huge trees, that evokes the feeling that you are in a rainforest. A large salad bar has 20+ salads and vegetables to accompany the meat extravaganza.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Trendsetter
    Tips
    • Plan time to have a drink in the courtyard before your meal.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #20 of 976 restaurants in Fort Lauderdale
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Chima is pretty cool 25/07/2020
    • Great Date Night 08/07/2020
    • Chima Steakhouse
    Address:
    2400 E Las Olas Blvd
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
    Phone:
    +1 954-712-0580
    Price range:
    US$37 - US$57
    Hours:
    Sun
    4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Mon - Thu
    5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    Fri
    5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    Sat
    5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Other:
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