The Greater Fort Lauderdale offers one of the best and most diverse dining scenes. There are more than 4,000 eateries in the area, offering everything from American, European, South American to pan-Asian cuisines.
LAUDERDALE BYTHE SEA
Lauderdale by the Sea – Enjoy the charm of a Small Florida Beach Town! The town stretches from the Atlantic Oceanwest to the famous Intracoastal Waterway. Everything is conveniently located in this charming seaside village. You find locally owned shops with artisan jewelry, beach clothing and gift items, as well as bistro-style eateries, icecream shops, bakeries and pubs. The common areas have been designed with relaxing in mind: public plazas where you sit in Adirondack chairs and chat with your friends. The Town's shoreline is a mecca for scuba divers with coral reefs teeming with marine life less than 100 yards off the beach. It’s easy to snorkel or dive right from our sandy beach - and of course fishing from the historic pier over the ocean, the most iconic place to visit. The Anglins Pier is an important part of the city. It is open 24/7 for fishing and featuring a café with occasional live music. A car is not needed in Lauderdale by the Sea. You can bike or use the free “around Town” Pelican Hopper bus, and the Sun Trolley, which can take you to Fort Lauderdale beach, popular shopping spots, and connect you with other things to do in Fort Lauderdale and nearby.
Restaurants in Lauderdale by the Sea:
The Village Grill - Just steps from the ocean, perfect for breakfast, lunch and dinner
Chuck’s Steak House - Home of the buffet salad bar, prime rib, certified Angus beef
101 Ocean - Casual and classy beach dining.
Anglins Beach Café - Beach Café , located on the beach, open for breakfast, lunch & dinner
Aruba Beach Café - On the Ocean, live music every day.
Benihana - Serves favorites all according to 1000-year-old Japanese traditions.
Blue Moon Fish Co - Waterfront restaurant located on the Intracoastal Waterway.
Mulligan’s Beach House Bar & Grill - Full-service restaurant serving a flavorful menu.
Sea Watch on the Ocean - Top 100 Scenic Restaurants in America, elegant oceanfront.
Pompano Beach, just north of Fort Lauderdale boasts some of the most beautiful beaches. It is named after a species of inshore tropical game fish, but is often called "the Heart of the Gold Coast." The city is known for its excellent boating and fishing, accentuated by an offshore living coral reef accessible to scuba divers and snorkelers. Anglers and families flock to the 1,000-foot-long municipal fishing pier, beachside playgrounds, grills and picnic tables. North, along the shore, the 1900s Hillsboro Lighthouse guards the Hillsboro Inlet, an entrance to the Intracoastal Waterway. For divers Pompano Beach is the “wreck capital” of Florida with 17 wrecks. Golfers can enjoy Greg Norman Signature Pines Course along with adjacent Palm Course. There are also three courses at Palm Aire Country Club. Dining in Pompano Beach is always a culinary adventure ranging from delightful bistros to fine dining. Try your luck at Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park with 6 onsite restaurants. Visitors at Pompano Beach can experience all the action of South Florida in a small-town atmosphere.
Restaurants in Pompano Beach:
Beach House - Oceanfront "Al Fresco" 2-story restaurant/bar overlooking the beach and the pier!
Seaside Grill - Oceanfront dining as its best! Outdoor Tiki Bar!
Café’ Brie - Incredible overstuffed sandwiches
Briny Irish Pub - Crab Cakes and Sheperd’s Pie
Sands Harbor Patio Restaurant - Great waterfront dining and bar
Galuppi’s - Next to the golf course. Great view and excellent Sunday Brunch.
Houston’s - American classics, waterfront dining.
The Greater Fort Lauderdale is famous for its beaches, arts, culture and events. Experience Fort Lauderdale's landscaped beachfront promenade, with its signature white wave wall and brick paved path. Go shopping at the popular Sawgrass Mills Mall, or on Las Olas Boulevard. Take a sightseeing cruise on the canals, visit the historical districts, see the mansions and yachts dotting Millionaires Row. The climate boasts more than 3,000 hours of sunshine each year and a balmy 77 degrees average annual temperature. Explore the Greater Fort Lauderdale's culinary scene, including romantic waterfront restaurants, trendy steakhouses, Sunday Brunches, sports bars, winebars and several places to "dock and dine" along the Intracoastal Waterway. Go beyond the basics, and you'll find an endless supply of hidden gems. Welcome to the Greater Fort Lauderdale, where your vacation is limited only by your imagination.
Restaurants in Fort Lauderdale:
Mai Kai - Restaurant, Lounge with Happy Hour & Polynesian Dinner Show
Casablanca Café - Pianobar and restaurant in the ambience at this historic home
Big City Tavern - A must-visit Las Olas landmark
Grill 401 - New American cuisine merges Osaka-style pressed sushi
Southport Rawbar - Feast on raw or steamed clams and raw oyster. Flip Flops and shorts are welcome!
Steak 954 - Stephen Starr’s superstar spot inside chic hotel W Fort Lauderdale
15th Street Fisheries - Situated inside the historic Lauderdale Marina with excellent waterview
Lighthouse Point is a city just north of Fort Lauderdale in Broward County. The city was named for the Hillsboro Inlet Lighthouse, which is located by the ocean. Along the shore, the 1900s Hillsboro Lighthouse guards the Hillsboro Inlet, an entrance to the Intracoastal Waterway. Visit the lighthouse, climb the 175 steps ofthe spiral staircase and view the coastline, just like a postcard from paradise. While visiting Hillsboro Lighthouse, you learn the story of the barefoot mailmen, honored with a memorial statue. The mailmen walked more than 40 miles of sandy shore each week to deliver mail between Palm Beach and Miami 1885. Lighthouse Point is located next to Pompano Beach, a divers paradise and the “wreck capital” of Florida with 17 wrecks. The area is known for its excellent boating and fishing, accentuated by an offshore living coral reef accessible to scuba divers and snorkelers. Anglers and families flock to the 1,000-foot-long municipal fishing pier, beachside playgrounds, grills and picnic tables.
Restaurants in Lighthouse Point:
Cap’s Place - Island Restaurant & Bar, native seafood and a boat ride to this hideaway
Pampa Gaucho Brazilian Steakhouse - All you can eat steakhouse.
Le Bistro Restaurant - Casual elegant, casual cuisine uniting world through one food plate at a time.
Lighthouse Cove Tiki Bar - Burger and Fries.