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3030 Ocean

88 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

3030 Ocean has been the talk of the town for decades. Previously under the direction of celebrity Chef Dean Max, Fort Lauderdale's most legendary fish-and-seafood restaurant is now helmed... — Fodor's

Among the standouts: sautéed Florida red snapper with a smooth purée of sweet boniato yam, grilled green onions, and a light cumin-scented orange carrot sauce. — Frommer's

Chef (and Hell's Kitchen vet) Paula DaSilva crafts “inventive” dishes with an emphasis on seafood that make fans “swimmingly happy” at this “special-occasion” New American in the lobby of... — Zagat

This candlelight-filled oceanfront casual dinner bistro located at the Marriott’s Harbor Beach Resort & Spa, serves exquisite American seafood and specialty meats. The menu changes daily... — Where

Replacing founding chef Dean James Max, farm-to-table toque Paula DaSilva, a former Max protégée, brings excitement to this seafood-centric restaurant. — Gayot

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Casa D'Angelo

Italian 88 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Excellent Italian food in a strip mall location. Tuscan entrees with Southern accents under the direction of Chef Angelo Elia. Freshest and finest products available. Zagat-rated as one... — Where

This "upscale" ristorante pair in Fort Lauderdale and Boca is the "closest to dining in Florence anyone will get in Florida" claim fans who rave about the "authentic" Italian fare from... — Zagat

Casa D'Angelo remains steeped in old-school, Old World style and service with an impeccable reputation for some of the best Tuscan-style Italian food in South Florida. — Frommer's

Casa D'Angelo is packed year-round and for excellent reason. Owner-chef Angelo Elia has created a gem of a Tuscan-style white-tablecloth restaurant in Fort Lauderdale, and the city can't... — Fodor's

Chef Angelo Elia presides over an impressive kitchen specializing in Tuscan and southern Italian dishes, many handed down by his mother. — Lonely Planet

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Eduardo de San Angel

Mexican 87 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Authentic chilies, spices, and herbs enhance classic seafood, meat, and poultry dishes at this inviting Mexican enclave known for its hospitality. — Fodor's

Innovative Mexican fusion fare in a charming Spanish-style hacienda. — Gayot

Gourmet Mexican is not an oxymoron, and for those who don't believe that, take one meal at the sublime Eduardo De San Angel and you'll see how true it is. — Frommer's

Dreamy upscale Mexican food full of romantic ingredients served in a warmly elegant dining room full of Mexican folk art. — Lonely Planet

Don’t go to this top-of-the-line Mexican restaurant for gloppy refried beans—you’ll be disappointed. Instead, you’ll find items like pan-sauteed fresh Florida blue crab and sashimi-grade... — Where

Cafe Martorano

Italian 85 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

What you want are the famous meatball salad... always-al dente pastas like garlicky linguine with fresh-shucked clams; anything including the fresh homemade mozzarella. — Gayot

Restaurateur Steve Martorano gives a unique twist to dishes such as grilled octopus with Meyer lemons, stewed calamari with peas, Sicilian rice balls with prosciutto di Parma, buffalo... — Where

Located within Seminole Hard Rock's entertainment-and-estaurant zone, this Italian-American institution pays homage to anything and everything that has to do with the Godfather and... — Fodor's

His café is loud, it’s festive, it’s glitzy black-and-mirrors, complete with disco ball, and the menu is tasty Italian-American soul food all the way (the meatballs especially have a deserved rep). — Frommer's

The South Philly Italian food is served family-style; try the lobster francese, fettucine Alfredo, and Martorano's unmissable meatballs (tennis-ball-sized and drenched in marinara sauce). — Concierge

Le Tub

Burgers 85 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

In a "crummy old" former "gas station" in Hollywood festooned with "driftwood", "old tubs and toilets" you'll find what some (e.g. Oprah) say are "the best burgers ever". — Zagat

Sit Intracoastalside in a tropical jungle for good seafood dishes, chili and meaty burgers that rank among the best in the country. — Gayot

Hands down, this is one of the coolest, most unpretentious, quintessential pre-swanky South Florida restaurants, if not one of the coolest restaurants, period. — Frommer's

Despite molasses-slow service and an abundance of flies at sundown, this eatery is favored by locals. — Fodor's

The fish salad is heavy on the mayo, but this locale is light on pretentiousness. It's Long John Silvers meets Sponge Bob Square Pants, complete with shipwrecked toilet bowls. — BlackBook

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Sublime Restaurant & Bar

Vegan and Vegetarian 84 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

This "great", upscale "place for vegans" in Fort Lauderdale presents "flavorful" dishes that conscientious types "can feel good about eating" – even carnivores "enjoy" the food; it's "a... — Zagat

This trendy celebrity-magnet restaurant's organic and vegan menu continually wins converts—especially for the piccata with lemon-caper sauce. — Travel + Leisure

Shrugging off the alfalfa-sprout image, this chic restaurant serves such inventive and delicious dishes that even carnivores won't miss the meat. — Lonely Planet

It may be vegan and organic, but don't be afraid to bring your meat-eating companions to this low-key Zen-like spot, nestled among the casual dining chains on Federal Highway. — Concierge

Founded by animal rights activist Nancy Alexander, Sublime is all about creating tasty plant-based food. With an award-winning menu featuring foods and spirits from around the globe,... — Where

Steak 954

Burgers 82 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

“Stephen Starr succeeds” with this “fancy-fancy”, “top-drawer” steakhouse at the W Hotel Fort Lauderdale, where “amazing” steak and seafood dishes are served against an aquatic backdrop:... — Zagat

While the menu may be steakhouse simple, with steaks, chops, seafood, sandwiches, raw bar, and sides, this is Fort Lauderdale's newest "it" girl, a virtual meat market of seeing and being seen. — Frommer's

This luxury boutique steakhouse at the W Hotel blends classic steakhouse offerings with innovative flavors and techniques, emphasizing dry aged meats and organic produce. The oceanfront... — Where

It's not just the steaks that impress at Stephen Starr's superstar restaurant. — Fodor's

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Market 17

Seafood 82 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Using only the best ingredients from regional farmers and local fishermen, Market 17 leads the organic farm-to-table revolution in South Florida. — Fodor's

This “hidden gem” in Fort Lauderdale boasts an “inventive” “farm-to-table” American-Eclectic menu that is “always changing and very tasty”, delivered with “attentive and friendly” service... — Zagat

Eco-conscious cuisine is prepared with classic French technique, and complemented by an extensive wine list. — Gayot

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Mai-Kai Restaurant & Lounge

Chinese 81 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

What a "hoot" say fans of the "very entertaining" if "a little hokey" Polynesian dinner show at this "historical gem" showcasing "1950s tiki culture" in Oakland Park; compared to the... — Zagat

This old-school Polynesian joint is pure kitsch – with some good food and amusing entertainment thrown in for grins. — Lonely Planet

Touristy to some yet exciting to others, the South Pacific meets South Florida at this torch-lit landmark. — Fodor's

Popular for its dinner show, Mai-Kai has been attracting tourists and locals since 1956. Its South Seas appearance-thatched roofs, tiki torches, tropical palms and cascading... — Michelin Guide

Landmark for tiki freaks - delicious desserts. — Not For Tourists

Floridian

Delis 81 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

As for the menu, it's diner-vast: you can order French toast and pancakes for breakfast or one of dozens of deli sandwiches and entrées like meatloaf and fried clams all day. — Concierge

A funky 24/7 diner that remains a shrine to kitsch, down to the "Champagne room," with a chandelier and pinup photos of Marilyn Monroe. — Travel + Leisure

'The Flo' satisfies with good diner food including outstanding breakfasts served round the clock. A 1930s classic diner, it keeps up with the times by offering free wi-fi. — Lonely Planet

This classic diner is plastered with photos of Monroe, Nixon, and local notables past and present in a succession of brightly painted rooms with funky chandeliers. — Fodor's

Cherish is the word I use to describe “the Flo.” It’s been holding down the fort on a less than lovely downtown stretch of Las Olas since 1937, but it looks like except for refreshing... — Frommer's

LaSpada's Hoagies

81 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Those in search of an affordable sandwich seek out this "popular", casual Broward chain (with one Boca Raton location) for some of "the best hoagies" around, which are piled so high "you... — Zagat

Every visitor should make a pilgrimage to this stellar sub shop. — Concierge

The crew at this seaside hole-in-the-wall puts on quite a show of ingredient-tossing flair while assembling takeout hoagies, subs, and deli sandwiches. — Fodor's

An institution since 1973, La Spada's is the answer to every sandwich fan whether you call it a sub or a hoagie. — Frommer's

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15th Street Fisheries

Seafood 79 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

With a broad, open-fronted deck offering a front row view of yachts and motor boats, this place is hard to beat for waterfront dining. — Lonely Planet

A "perfect waterside view" allows diners to watch "the yachts go by" at this "old Florida" Lauderdale Marina seafooder serving "extremely fresh" fish "befitting the location" on the... — Zagat

A casual dockside-level lounge and a somewhat upscale seafood establishment, both with water views. — Gayot

Arrive by boat or auto at this fun, local seafood eatery tucked inside the famous Fort Lauderdale Marina to experience breathtaking views of the 17th Street Causeway drawbridge. — Afar Magazine

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S3 Sun Surf Sand Restaurant

Steakhouses 79 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

"Go with a group" to "sample all the tapas" (including lots of sushi) at this chic, "dynamic" Eclectic eatery in the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort from the folks behind YOLO; while... — Zagat

S3 stands for the fabulous trio of sun, surf, and sand, paying homage to its prime beachfront location. — Fodor's

Offering diners the island-chic ambiance of the Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort and oceanfront dining, S3 restaurant offers a menu brimming with steak, seafood and sushi options. The coastal... — Where

Overall, the customer service, varied cuisine options, and inviting atmosphere are outstanding. — Afar Magazine

Ocean views and well-executed shareable fare make this place ideal for special occasions or just dropping in. — Gayot

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Rustic Inn Crabhouse

Italian 79 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Hungry locals at this messy, noisy crab house use wooden mallets at long, newspaper-covered tables to get at the Dungeness, blue and golden crabs drenched in garlic. — Lonely Planet

"Family and friends" get "down and dirty" at this huge, circa-1955 "landmark" crab shack near the airport, donning bibs and "banging" away with mallets on some of "the best garlic crabs"... — Zagat

The house specialty is garlic crabs—[“]world-famous,” they aver—but there’s plenty else on the menu (lots but not all of it fried, and not all of it fish, shrimp, or mollusks). — Frommer's

If you called central casting and ordered up an Old Florida seafood restaurant, you’d get Rustic Inn, a crab shack that has been packing in the seafood lovers for more than 50 years. With... — Where

Now run by Wayne's family, the still-rustic place brags that it is still crackin' after more than a half century. — Fodor's

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Lester's Diner

Diners 79 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Lester's on State Road 84 has stood as a 24-hour haven for the hungry and the late-night crowd since 1967. — Fodor's

Down near Port Everglades, the original Lester’s (there are two branches) is another Fort Lauderdale institution, slinging hefty portions of good greasy-spoon fare (including breakfast... — Frommer's

Hailed endearingly as a greasy spoon, campy Lester's Diner has been keeping folks happy since the late 1960s. — Lonely Planet

Hamburgers and french fries are winners, as are meatloaf with mushroom gravy and such ethnic favorites as eggplant Parmigiano. — Gayot

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Da Campo Osteria

Italian 78 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

As the kitchen's sizeable copper-fronted wood oven and grill would suggest, some of the best dishes here are flavored by flame. — Gayot

Why star chef Todd English chose to open in this condo-esque hotel off the beaten track is beyond us, but it doesn't matter. Foodies and fans of English's gourmet Northern Italian fare... — Frommer's

Most notably, four pastas are handcrafted in-house daily, usually two special ones and the two staples—spaghetti, tagliatelle—plus risotto. — Fodor's

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Coconuts

77 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Locals love this laid-back restaurant for fresh seafood served with some of the best water views in town. — Afar Magazine

A block in from the beach, dockside on the Intracoastal, Coconuts sports a very local-South-Florida feel to it and a loyal local following to match. — Frommer's

It's "dockside dining at its best" say fans of this "easy, breezy" Fort Lauderdale sea-and-comfort-food restaurant boasting a "beautiful location" overlooking the Intracoastal with "ample... — Zagat

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Casablanca Cafe

Middle Eastern 77 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

There are a ton of swell dining spots along the beachfront, but you must remember this: As time goes by, few have been able to match the ambience and romance of this historic... — Frommer's

Try to score a seat on the upstairs balcony of this Moroccan-style home where Mediterranean-inspired food and Florida-style ocean views are served. — Lonely Planet

Steps away from the beach, Casablanca Cafe is a sandy yellow building, perhaps a nod to the desert city it draws its name from. — Afar Magazine

Located along A1A in the heart of Fort Lauderdale's hotel row, Casablanca Cafe offers alfresco and indoor dining with a fabulous ocean view. — Fodor's

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Jaxson's Ice Cream Parlor

76 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

This 1950s landmark whips up malts, shakes, and jumbo sundaes from ice creams prepared daily on premises, plus sandwiches and salads, amid an antique-license-plate decor. — Fodor's

South Florida's best and only authentic old-fashioned ice-cream parlor and country store attracts those with sweet tooths from all over the area. — Frommer's

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Valentino Cucina Italiana

76 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

A larger, more striking setting has catapulted this former insider’s secret Italian fine dining restaurant into the spotlight. — Gayot

“Genius” chef-owner Giovanni Rocchio “expertly prepares” “outstanding” “nouveau Italian” plates at this Fort Lauderdale “special-occasion” spot; a crowd of “beautiful people” reclines in... — Zagat

Open since 2006, owner Chef Giovanni Rocchio and his staff incorporate silky sauces and simple seasonings to create and elevate their dishes, using the freshest, highest quality... — Where

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