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Top 10 Fort Lauderdale Restaurants and Events for Valentine's Day

Lauderdale Native has your covered this upcoming Valentine's day with some local favorites in Fort Lauderdale.  Don't forget to follow us in Instagram, Facebook and sign up for our newsletter to follow along with Lauderdale Native.  The arts and culture guide of Fort Lauderdale. Please take note these are in no particular order (it would be just too hard to pick just one!).  Also, some are just "events", while others are restaurant ideas. Enjoy with your spouse Friday, February 14th 2020.

Fort Lauderdale Valentine's Day

Thai on the Beach

Located right ‘on the beach’, this hidden secret of the Fort Lauderdale Beach community is on top of the famous “Primanti Brothers” just south of Sunrise Blvd. and A1A.  Owned by a local couple for over a decade, be made to feel at home with some of the greatest Thai food in all of Fort Lauderdale. All the while, take in scenic beach views as the sun slowly sets and Fort Lauderdale Beach becomes illuminated by street lights and the warm moon hanging over the ocean.

Burlock Coast

For a ritzier dinner, no pun intended, visit Burlock Coast, another Fort Lauderdale Beach staple, located on the ground floor of the Fort Lauderdale Beach Ritz Carlton.  Here you will find high-end and high-quality food choices encompassing Fort Lauderdale Beach. Another excellent spot to take in the beach as the sun begins to set and the moon rises over the Atlantic.

Aruba’s Beach Cafe

For an actual on the beach experience visit Aruba’s, which is nestled in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea off Commercial Ave. and A1A. Have amazing seafood along with a Caribbean vibe.  After dinner take a walk over to the Anglin's Fishing Pier and take in the beautiful night’s sky and ocean, all the while providing breathtaking views of Fort Lauderdale Beach’s coastline without a boat and staying dry!

Boathouse at Riverside

For a downtown Las Olas feel, but also quieter scene visit Boathouse.  This restaurant provides calm and breathtaking views of the Fort Lauderdale Intracoastal.  With amazing tapas and drinks you won’t regret bringing your date. A trip on the water taxi, which stops just yards away from the restaurant, could add extra romance and docadince to your evening. For the evening they will have Plain leaf wrapped whole branzino with tostones, citrus, thyme, rosemary, sage, & garlic mojo sauce. Then indulge in their “Heart to Heart” Red velvet cake dessert made with raspberry ganache and cream cheese Chantilly. $45 for Two People

15th Street Fisheries

Another excellent choice for seafood, stop by 17th street fisheries for a high-end dinner on the water.  Another accessible by water taxi, surprise your date with not only an excellent dinner, but boat ride to preface!

Wreck Bar

Enjoy Dessert and a show at B Ocean’s Wreck Bar.  This historic destination is one of the few places in the world where you can enjoy the beauty of living mermaids from a porthole view while enjoying a tropical cocktail and dining on fresh seafood.

Make sure to grab a seat for the world-famous Wreck Bar Mermaid Show with MeduSirena and her pod of Aquaticats at 7PM followed by a co-ed performance with the Sirens & Sailors at 10PM.

From 8PM – 11PM you can partake in the endless dessert buffet and bubbles for $45.

Reservations are necessary to ensure prime seating, call (954) 245-3836 or email

Valet parking available and validated when dining to $5


A restaurant full of history; Jova House, now home of Casablanca Café, was built in 1927 for its original owner, Mrs. J. J. Jova. The two-story masonry dwelling, commissioned by Juan Jacinto Jova, was designed by architect Francis L. Abreu, Jova’s grandson. It was the first home constructed on Fort Lauderdale Beach and is the oldest remaining structure.Blanca.

A very romantic setting and with its excellent menu, friendly staff and rich history, Casablanca Café has become a premier waterfront dining location that has even been voted Fort Lauderdale’s most romantic restaurant. CasaBlanca has been known to the locals as a favorite.

Sky Bar Atlantic Hotel

Nestle under the stars at SKY Bar, located on the 5th Floor Oceanfront Terrace at The Atlantic Hotel & Spa for a special four-course prix-fixe Valentine’s Day Dinner Under the Stars on Friday, February 14, or Saturday, February 15, provided by the hotel’s signature restaurant, Wild Thyme Oceanside Eatery.

Enjoy the 4 course meal while overlooking Fort Lauderdale beach.

Chima Steakhouse

Just off Fort Lauderdale Beach Chima is the premier Brizillian Steakhouse in Fort Lauderdale.  Enjoy the atmosphere and high-quality food and service while enjoying a romantic night with your partner.  

Vegan Fine Foods

This 7-course meal and after party with DJ is perfect for the vegans of Fort Lauderdale.  Enjoy the after party until 2am. Tickets for the dinner will be limited and must be purchased in advance, so order soon!

We look forward to seeing you at these events and around town!  Stay tuned for more events and arts.

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