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Lauderdale Native’s Top 20 Restaurants in Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale is known for its vibrant culinary scene, offering a wide range of dining options. Here are ten popular restaurants in the area:

  1. Market 17 - Known for its farm-to-table concept, Market 17 offers a unique dining experience with a focus on fresh, locally sourced ingredients.
  1. Shooters Waterfront - This waterfront restaurant offers stunning views of the Intracoastal Waterway and a diverse menu featuring seafood and American cuisine.
  1. Coconuts - Located on Fort Lauderdale Beach, Coconuts is a casual waterfront eatery known for its fresh seafood and laid-back atmosphere.
  1. YOLO - YOLO (You Only Live Once) is a trendy restaurant offering a diverse menu, craft cocktails, and a lively atmosphere in downtown Fort Lauderdale.
  1. Kaluz Restaurant - With its modern ambiance and waterfront views, Kaluz Restaurant is a popular spot for contemporary American cuisine and cocktails.
  1. Louie Bossi's Ristorante - Known for its authentic Italian cuisine and lively atmosphere, Louie Bossi's is a favorite among locals and visitors alike.
  1. Burlock Coast - Located inside The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale, Burlock Coast offers a coastal dining experience with a focus on locally sourced ingredients.
  1. The Capital Grille - For a fine dining experience, The Capital Grille offers a menu of classic steakhouse dishes and an extensive wine list.
  1. Casa D'Angelo - This upscale Italian restaurant is known for its traditional dishes and elegant ambiance.
  1. Etaru - Specializing in contemporary Japanese robatayaki cuisine, Etaru offers a unique dining experience with its open kitchen and waterfront location.
  1. Chima Steakhouse - Known for its Brazilian-style rodizio dining experience, Chima Steakhouse offers a wide selection of grilled meats and a salad bar.
  1. 15th Street Fisheries - Located on the Intracoastal Waterway, 15th Street Fisheries offers seafood with waterfront views and a casual dockside dining experience.
  1. Blue Moon Fish Co. - With a focus on fresh seafood and a vibrant atmosphere, Blue Moon Fish Co. is a popular choice for seafood lovers.
  1. Canyon Southwest Cafe - Offering Southwestern-inspired cuisine, Canyon Southwest Cafe is known for its bold flavors and creative dishes.
  1. Eddie V's Prime Seafood - Specializing in seafood and steaks, Eddie V's offers a sophisticated dining experience with live jazz music.
  1. GG's Waterfront Bar and Grill - GG's Waterfront Bar and Grill offers seafood and American cuisine with panoramic views of the Intracoastal Waterway.
  1. OCEAN2000 - Located at the Pelican Grand Beach Resort, OCEAN2000 offers oceanfront dining with a focus on fresh, locally sourced ingredients.
  1. Rustic Inn Crabhouse - Known for its seafood, particularly its garlic crabs, Rustic Inn Crabhouse offers a casual dining experience.
  1. Boatyard - With its prime location in the epicenter of the Yachting Capital of the world, Boatyard is Fort Lauderdale’s premier waterfront dining destination. With an ‘Eat Local, Be Coastal’ philosophy, Boatyard’s eclectic, seafood-centric menu blends the freshest daily catches from local fisherman with the highest-quality raw bar and shellfish selections and premium cuts of meat, all thoughtfully prepared with locally sourced ingredients for patrons to enjoy inside, outside or dockside.
  1. The Foundry - Located in a historic building, The Foundry offers a menu of contemporary American cuisine with an emphasis on locally sourced ingredients.

These restaurants offer a variety of dining experiences, from casual waterfront eateries to upscale fine dining establishments, showcasing the diversity of Fort Lauderdale's culinary offerings.

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