South Florida is fortunate to boast a wide variety of amazing restaurants, diners and cafes to satisfy every palate and every budget. It’s pretty much impossible to narrow the best ones down to 100, so let’s just call these some of the favorites.

3030 OCEAN RESTAURANT
3030 Holiday Dr., Fort Lauderdale
954-525-4000
3030ocean.com

Award-winning restaurant with a great menu located on the beach.

 AMERICAN SOCIAL
721 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
AmericanSocialBar.com
954-764-7005

Fun atmosphere downtown, comfort fare and craft beers.

 ANGELO ELIA PIZZA, BAR, TAPAS
4215 N Federal Hwy, Oakland Park, FL 33308
Angeloeliapizza.com
954-561-7300

Relaxed local chain serving pizza, pasta, Italian small plates and wine in a chic, modern space.

ANTHONYS RUNWAY 84
330 SR 84, Fort Lauderdale
954-467-8484
runway-84.com

Fine dining with Italian/American classics.

ATLANTIC SURF CLUB
17 S Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale
atlanticsurfclub.com
954-256-7873

Atlantic Surf Club is a refreshingly new concept in casual dining and nightlife brought to you by a seasoned and successful team of restaurant professionals who know how to deliver a great time.

THE ALCHEMIST
2430 NE 13th Ave., Wilton Manors
thealchemist.cafe
954-673-4614

Enjoy the tranquil gardens nestled within a gated artist’s community. It’s a great place to enjoy excellent coffee, delicious food and great conversation.

ANGLINS BEACH CAFE
2 Commercial Blvd., Lauderdale By the Sea
anglinsbeachcafe.com
954-491-6007

Fresh seafood, organic veggies.

ARUBA BEACH CAFE
1 Commercial Blvd., Lauderdale By the Sea
arubabeachcafe.com
954-776-0001

Ocean views, Caribbean-American dishes, tropical drinks & nightly live music get the party started.

ASIA BAY
1111 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
asiabayrestaurants.com
954-848-9900

Elegant riverfront dining with a menu of Japanese and Thai dishes including creative sushi rolls.

BAO BAR + ASIAN KITCHEN
1200 E Las Olas Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale
baolasolas.com
954-530-4176

Serving up yummy Asian food made by happy people. They make everything from scratch including the dumplings and the funky sauces.

BEAUTY AND THE FEAST
601 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale Beach
atlantichotelfl.com/DINE-ATLANTIC/BEAUTY-THE-FEAST-BAR-KITCHEN
954-567-8070

Oceanside eatery offering small plates plus familiar American dishes such as steak & seafood.

BEEFCAKES (at Boardwalk)
1721 N. Andrews Ave., Ft. Lauderdale
BoardwalkBar.com
954-463-6969

Open daily from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Eat late, eat great! The best burgers and chicken wings in town.

BIG CITY TAVERN
609 East Las Olas, Fort Lauderdale
bigtimerestaurants.com
954-727-0307

In the heart of Las Olas. Great food and people watching.

BISTRO MEZZALUNA
1821 SE 10th Ave., Ft. Lauderdale
bistromezzaluna.com
954-522-9191

Stop by and enjoy live music nightly at the new piano bar and enjoy unique salads, gourmet sandwiches and signature entrées.

BOMBAY CAFE
3060 N Andrews Ave., Wilton Manors
www.bombay-cafe.com
954-568-0600

Bombay Café is committed to delicious, creative and healthy food. Every dish is distinctive and their menu is representative of many varied regional cuisines of India.

BONA ITALIAN RESTAURANT
2468 Wilton Dr., Wilton Manors
bonaitalianrestaurant.com
954-565-7222

Fresh made Italian food, signature dishes, include Fazzoletti, (pasta purses with fontina cheese, cream sauce, peas/bacon), Chicken Cyriac or a traditional Eggplant Parmigiana.

BRAVO
1515 SE 17th Street Causeway, Fort Lauderdale
Bravoitaliano.com
954-523-9441

“Bravo” is what locals have been saying about this upscale Italian hotspot for over 21 years. Extensive menu, innovative pasta dishes, prime veal, and ocean-fresh seafood. Full-liquor bar is complemented by a large, well-rounded wine list (featuring 49 wines available by the glass!)

BUBBLES AND PEARLS
2037 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors, FL 33305
954-533-9553
www.bubblesnpearls.com

Former Top Chef contestant Josie Smith-Malave’s first winning restaurant built around champagne, raw bar and seafood.

BURGERFI
Multiple locations
burgerfi.com
954-835-5514

Stylish, eco-minded chain serving grass-fed beef burgers, plus hot dogs, craft beer & wine.

CAPITAL GRILL
2430 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
954-446-2000
thecapitalgrill.com

Upscale steaks and seafood chain.

CAFÉ MARTORANO
3343 E. Oakland Park Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
cafemartorano.com
954-561-2554

Great South Philly Italian restaurant.

CAFÉ VICO
1125 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale
Cafevicorestaurant.com
954-565-9681

Classy, romantic Northern Italian eatery with an extensive wine list, wine bar & outdoor seating.

CANYON SOUTHWEST CAFÉ
1818 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
Canyonfl.com
954-765-1950

The best Southwestern fusion cuisine. Great prickly-pear margaritas.

CASABLANCA CAFÉ
3049 Alhambra St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
casablancacafeonline.com
954-764-3500

Romantic dining experience with magnificent views of the ocean.

CASA CALABRIA
4040 Galt Ocean Mile, Fort Lauderdale
casacalabriaftl.com
954-982-2191

A wonderfully authentic Italian restaurant located in the Ocean Manor Hotel at Galt Ocean Mile.

CASA FRIDA MEXICAN GRILL
5441 N Federal Hwy., Ft. Lauderdale
casafridamexicancuisine.com
(954) 530-3668

Enjoy an audio-visual and gastronomic experience that makes you feel like you’re dining in a restaurant somewhere in Mexico.

CEVICHE BY THE SEA
2823 E. Oakland Park Blvd.
CevicheByTheSea.com
954-999-0751

Intimate seafood and Peruvian cuisine. Recommended as a “truly remarkable dining experience.” Dinner reservations recommended. Open for lunch. Happy Hour M-F, 5-7 p.m.

CHART HOUSE
3000 NE 32nd Ave., Fort Lauderdale
chart-house.com
954-561-4800

Located on the Intracoastal specializing in steaks and seafood.

CHIMA BRAZILIAN STEAKHOUSE
2400 E Las Olas Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale
www.chimasteakhouse.com
954-712-0580

Gauchos roam the dining room continuously offering cluding top sirloin, filet, ribs, lamb, pork, chicken, sausage and fish.

COLADA CUBAN COFFEE HOUSE AND EATERY
525 N Federal Hwy., Ft. Lauderdale
coladahouse.com
954-368-4705

Trendy Cuban coffee shop serving Cuban coffee, sandwiches and pastries. Don’t miss their Sunday brunch with bottomless mimosas, craft beer or sangria!

COCO ASAIN BISTRO & BAR
1841 Cordova Rd., Fort Lauderdale
cocoasianbistro.com
954-525-3541

Exceptional dishes ranging from Thai, Japanese, Chinese to Vietnamese.

COCONUTS
429 Seabreeze Blvd, Fort Lauderdale
Coconutsfortlauderdale.com
(954) 525-2421

Wonderful, fun comfort food restaurant with great location overlooking the intracoastal with ample outdoor seating.

EAT
2150 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors
Eatinwiltonmanors.com
954-626-0722

New Italian-American Restaurant and deli combining modern and traditional dishes

THE FIELD IRISH PUB AND EATERY
3281 Griffin Road, Dania Beach
thefieldfl.com
954-964-5979

Great atmosphere, excellent food and friendly service.

FLIP FLOPS DOCKSIDE EATERY
3051 NE 32nd Ave., Ft. Lauderdale
FlipFlopsDocksideEatery.com
954-567-1672

Relax on our dock while sipping a specialty cocktail or eating a fresh, made-to-order item from the menu. We bring Key West to Ft. Lauderdale!

THE FOXY BROWN
723 E. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
TheFoxyBrown.com
754-200-4236

Fun downtown restaurant with good food in a comfortable décor.

FUNKY BUDDHA BREWERY
1201 NE 38th St., Oakland Park
funkybuddhabrewery.com
954-440-0046

Come for the signature beers brewed right on site but stay for the inspired taproom menu with suggested pairings.

GALANGA
2389 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors
galangarestaurant.com
954-202-0000

Experience authentic Thai dishes and the freshest sushi from one of the most popular Thai and Sushi restaurants in South Florida.

GEORGIES ALIBI & MONKEY BAR
2266 Wilton Dr, Wilton Manors
AlibiWiltonManors.com
954-565-2526

Relaxed patio atmosphere with a full menu offering award-winning burgers, wings, hot & cold sandwiches, sliders, flat bread pizzas and fresh fish, shrimp and chicken entrees. Full bar.

GREEN BAR & KITCHEN
1075 SE 17th St, Ft Lauderdale
GreenBarKitchen.com
954-533-7507

All vegan, plant-based food. Menu features whole grains, nuts, seeds, veggies, soups, fruits, cold-pressed juices, superfood salads, smoothies and bakery items (with gluten-free options).

GREEK ISLANDS TAVERNA
3429 N. Ocean Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
greekislandstaverna.com
954-565-5505

Amazing Greek dishes. Must be experienced.

GRILL 66 & BAR
2301 SE 17 St., Fort Lauderdale
Grill66andbar.com
954-728-3500

Views of the Intracoastal with amazing steaks and seafood.

GRILLE 401
401 E. Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale
Grille401.com
954-767-0222

This stylish mainstay with a buzzy bar scene & patio provides upscale New American plates.

HARDY PARK BISTRO
21 SW 7th St., Fort Lauderdale
www.hardyparkbistro.com
954-764-1463

Casual neighborhood spot with great food.

HIMMARSHEE PUBLIC HOUSE
201 SW 2nd St., Fort Lauderdale
PublicHouseFTL.com
954-616-5275

Stylish, vast sports lounge with artisanal plates, 30 TVs & over 100 beers, plus sidewalk dining.

J.ALEXANDERS
2415 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale
Jalexanders.com
954-563-9077

Great setting for business lunches and intimate dinners. Wood-fired dishes.

JAVA BOYS
2230 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors
facebook.com/JavaBoysWiltonManors
954-990-4801

Sip on some of the freshest java, baked goods and more at this intimate, comfortable hangout on Wilton Drive.

J.MARKS
1245 N. Federal Hwy.
JMarksRestaurant.com
954-390-0770

Elegant, stylish restaurant and bar, with a comfortable patio, serving classic American dishes

KALUZ
3300 E. Commercial Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale
KaluzRestaurant.com
954-772-2209

Modern American dining with spectacular waterfront views from our elegant dining room or from our more casual patio and outdoor bar.

KELLYS LANDING
1305 SE 17th St., Ft. Lauderdale
kellyslanding.com
954-760-7009

New England and local seafood as well as a variety of popular dishes and desserts that are prepared fresh daily.

KITCHENETTA
2850 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale
Kitchenetta.com
954-567-3333

Intimate, quaint and delicious Italian eatery.

LA FRUTERA GARDEN BAR
2430 NE 13th Ave., Wilton Manors
lafruterarewards.wordpress.com
754-701-5977

A healthier option to Latin food. Fresh ingredients and a lively outdoor space make this a great destination to enjoy a meal.

LAS PAMPAS GRILL
830 E. Oakland Park Blvd, Oakland Park
LasPampasGrill.com954-564-6363

Argentinean steakhouse with an Italian influence. Menu selections include salads, fish and pastas. Extensive wine selection.

LE PATIO
2401 NE 11th Ave., Wilton Manors
lepatiowiltonmanors.com
954-530-4641

Experience their famous French onion soup, house made lasagna oven baked to perfection, or scrumptious shepherd’s pie and any of their other mouthwatering dishes.

LIPS
1421 E. Oakland Park Blvd., Oakland Park
Fladragshow.com
954-5670987

A restaraunt/cabaret that “dresses up” to entertain its guests! Fabulous drag and tons of fun.

LOBSTER BAR AND GRILL
450 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
buckheadrestaurants.com/restaurant/lobster-bar-sea-grille-ft-lauderdale
954-772-2675

Enjoy pristine seafood, live lobsters and prime steaks in a fresh, upscale casual atmosphere.

LOTUS CHINESE KITCHEN
1434 NE 26th St., Wilton Manors
lotuschinesekitchen.com
954-566-5565

This Wilton Manors Asian kitchen has been serving a long menu of classic dishes and Mandarin specialties for years.

LIVING GREEN FRESH MARKET
1305 E. Commercial Blvd, Oakland Park
LivingGreenMarket.com
954-771-9770

Health-conscious prepared foods, juice bar, snacks, cafe and groceries, Gluten-free and vegan options. Great place for healthy food on the go!

LOUIE BOSSIS RISTORANTE
1032 E Las Olas Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale
www.louiebossi.com
954-356-6699

Stunning Italian restaurant with boundless options from the creative mind of Chef, Louie Bossi. You can’t go wrong with their pizza, pasta or salumi.

MAI-KAI & POLYNESIAN SHOW
3599 N. Federal Hwy, Ft. Lauderdale
MaiKai.com
954-563-3272

Dine at a Polynesian Village, complete with tiki torches, a thatch roof and a wooden plank entrance. One of South Florida’s most unique dining and entertainment experiences.

Marios Catalina Restaurant
1611 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale
Catalinarestaurant.net
954-563-4141

Authentic Latin foods, simple elegance, old-world charm.  Creative cooking.

MELLOW MUSHROOM
525 N. Federal Highway
mellowmushroom.com/store/fort-lauderdale
954-712-9527

Funky, art-filled chain pizzeria featuring craft beer, calzones & creative stone-baked pizzas.

MOJO RESTAURANT & LOUNGE
4140 N. Federal Hwy., Ft. Lauderdale
MoJoFL.com
954-568-4443

Full service restaurant featuring a boutique wine list, craft cocktails, great food and a friendly, knowledgeable staff. Happy Hour 5-7 p.m. Mon. – Sat., and special nights throughout the week.

MORTONS
500 E. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
mortons.com
954-467-9720

The Classic Chicago steakhouse.

NABU AMERICAN FUSION BUFFET
3485 N. Federal Hwy.
NabuAmericanFusionBuffet.com
954-568-2208

This place offers it all: Japanese, American, Italian and Chinese.

NAKED GRAPE WINE & TAPAS
2163 Wilton Dr., Wilton Manors
NakedGrapeWineBar.com
(954) 563-5631

Cozy, intimate conversation-friendly wine and tapas bar. Limited production wines, artisanal cheeses, fresh tapas in a hip, urban atmosphere. Patio seating available.

NEW YORK GRILLED CHEESE
2207 Wilton Dr., Wilton Manors
NewYorkGrilledCheese.com
954-564-6887 x2

Gourmet grilled cheese melts, craft beer and wine.

NOODLES PANINI
821 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
noodlespaninirestaurant.com
954-462-1514

Attractive Las Olas bistro serving pastas, sandwiches and more.

PICCOLO RISTORANTE
2826 E. Commercial Blvd.
PicolloFl.com
954-776-8066

Delightful, family-owned gourmet Italian restaurant.

PIOLA
2374 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale
piola.it/local-fort-lauderdale/cities/display
954-990-4801

Italy-based pizzeria chain serving brick-oven pies, pasta & cocktails in hip, fun, informal surroundings.

PIRATE REPUBLIC SEAFOOD & GRILL
400 SW 3rd Ave., Ft. Lauderdale
piraterepublicbar.com
954-761-3500

Lively riverfront spot with a Caribbean-Mediterranean menu, live music & weeknight happy hour. Their recipes are original with lots of character and flavor.

PIZZA CITY
1509 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
Pizzacitylasolas.com
954-523-1313

Premium New York Style and gluten free, hand-tossed pizza.

Q BAR
2362 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale
qbarfl.com
954-565-2229

Live jazz & blues acts perform at this gastropub serving gourmet burgers & Creole-type dishes.

ROCCOS TACOS & TEQUILA BAR
1313 E Las Olas Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale
roccostacos.com
(954) 524-9550

A true taste of Mexico within a fun casual environment. Hundreds of tequila options, authentic Mexican specialties and famous tableside guacamole made to order.

ROSIES BAR & GRILL
2449 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors
Facebook.com/rosiesbarandgrill
954-563-0123

A Wilton Drive favorite, this place is known for its non-stop party every “Sunday Funday” with live DJs spinning great music. Great burgers, fresh seafood and amazing Sunday Brunch 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

ROYAL PIG PUB
350 E Las Olas Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale
royalpigpub.com
954-617-7447

Food cooked with passion along with classic drinks and shaken-up signature drinks. See and be seen at this upscale Las Olas pub.

RUMORS BAR PALATE PARTY
2426 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors
RumorsBarWiltonManors.com
954-565-8851

Punch Drunk Brunch returns March 5. Serving fresh, local ingredients in delicious dishes by award-winning Cutthroat Kitchen chef Robyn Almodovar.

S3
505 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale Beach
s3restaurant.com
954-523-7873

Locally sourced, upscale eatery serving New American & coastal cuisine along with sushi & drinks.

SAGE
2378 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderale
sagecafe.net
954-565-2229

Chic, intimate bistro delivering French country cooking in a romantic locale with patio seating.

SALSA FIESTA
35 N Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale
salsafiestagrill.com
954-763-3436

Upmarket fast-food spot preparing tacos & burritos topped with made-to-order salsas.

SEASONS 52
2428 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
seasons52.com
954-537-1052

Seasonal and healthy. Casual and elegant located in the Galleria Mall.

SHOOTERS WATERFRONT
3033 NE 32nd Ave, Ft. Lauderdale
ShootersWaterfront.com
954-566-2855

Popular, spacious dining with a comprehensive menu and dining right on the Intracoastal.

SHUCK N DIVE
650 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale
shuck-n-dive.com
954-462-0088

Laid-back joint for New Orleans-style eats, drinks & sports on TV in hopping quarters with a patio.

SIAM CUISINE
2010 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors
Siamcuisinefl.com
954-564-3411

Great selection of Thai dishes in a comfortable Wilton Drive favorite.

SKY THAI SUSHI
350 E. Las Olas Blvd.
Skythaisushi.com
954-993-9889

Modern, colorful space for Thai cuisine, sushi and an eclectic lineup of rolls, wine and sake.

SUAN THAI & JAPANESE RESTAURANT
290 N Federal Hwy., Ft. Lauderdale
suanrestaurant.com
954-870-6169

Enjoy a variety of popular dishes, sushi rolls and loose-leaf organic teas at this spot that is popular with the locals.

TACO BAR
2306 E. Oakland Park Blvd.
tacobar.menu
954-909-4213

Modern, creative decor, eclectic music, upscale gourmet Mexican fare at reasonable prices.

TAP 42 KITCHEN AND BAR
1411 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale
tap42.com
954-463-4900

Fun and friendly gastropub serving burgers and beer.

TEE JAYS SUSHI

2254 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors
teejaythaisushi.com
954-537-7774

Casual locale for Thai & Japanese eats with Asian decorative touches and some traditional low tables.

THAI SPICE
1514 E. Commercial Blvd
thaispicefla.com
954-537-7774

Voted the “Best Thai Restaurant in South Florida 2015” by the Sun-Sentinel, this gem dishes up Thai classics and specials on a huge menu that includes Pan-Asian fare & steaks in a soothing space. “This is the type of place locals love so much it will be packed on a weekday. So it’s best if you make a reservation,” the newspaper recommended. “The Pad Thai is their most popular dish, and you can have it with shrimp, lobster, beef, chicken or pork. You can also order those same options of meat a la carte with different sauces and sides.” Happy Hour with half-off appetizers and drinks from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.

THURSDAYS FORT LAUDERDALE
1521 E. Las Olas Blvd.
Thursdayfortlauderdale.com
954-368-4630

Delicious French cuisine, open 7 days a week. Lunch, brunch and dinner.

TIMPANO ITALIAN CHOPHOUSE
450 E Las Olas Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale
timpanochophouse.net
954-462-9119

Retro chop shop also known for mussels, business lunches, live music & cocktails in piano bar.

TROPICS RESTAURANT AND BAR
2000 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors
TropicsWM.com
954-537-6000

A Wilton Drive staple and long-time favorite. Daily specials (Wednesday 8 oz. prime rib is highly recommended!) and live entertainment every night. Outside dining. Lunch served daily Mon.-Sun. 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Pool, darts and poker. Sunday brunch and karaoke.

TRULUCKS
2584 E. Sunrise Blvd.,Fort Lauderdale
trulucks.com
954-396-5656

Upscale seafood restaurant with nightly entertainment.

VALENTINOS
1145 S. Federal Highway Fort Lauderdale
valentinoscucinaitaliana.com
954-523-5767

Amazing Italian cuisine with attention to detail.

VILLAGE PUB & PUB GRUB
2283 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors
VillagePubWM.com
754-200-5244

Delicious burgers, chicken tenders, sandwiches and appetizers. Familiar foods, freshly made. Restaurant and full liquor bar.

VOO LA VOO CAFÉ
2430 NE 13th Ave., Wilton Manors
voolavoocafe.com
754-200-5285

Enjoy the best crepes and omelets in a peaceful garden setting off the beaten path.

WILD SEA OYSTER BAR
620 E. Las Olas Blvd.
Wildsealasolas.com
954-467-2555

Coastal chic seafood destination.

YOLO (You Only Live Once)
333 E. Las Olas Blvd.
Yolorestaraunt.com
954-523-1000

Eclectic contemporary America cuisine, happening bar and outdoor lounge in Fort Lauderdale’s exciting downtown.

ZUCKERELLOS ITALIAN RESTAURANT
3017 E. Commercial Blvd. Fort Lauderdale
zuckerellos.com
954-776-4282

Familiar Italian pastas and flavorful mainstays (plus early-bird specials) are offered up in this inviting eatery.