Fort Lauderdale Foodie Guide
Fort Lauderdale is my home base, and being the foodie that I am, I am quite good at choosing the best spots to go to. This Fort Lauderdale Foodie Guide will help you eat like a local. I am very picky about places to eat around here, and I especially hate going to places with overpriced shitty food. I guarantee all of these places with the exception of a few are not touristy. But, the touristy places listed are loved by us locals. If you have any questions about the Fort Lauderdale Foodie Guide, email me!
- Coconuts: Amazing Sunday brunch on the water. Don’t miss the Lobster Benedict or Chocolate Fudge Swirl Pancakes.
- OB House: Downtown breakfast spot with unique menu items
- Louie Bossi: Las Olas trendy Italian restaurant and cool spot for drinks
- Pelican Grand: Great weekend breakfast buffet and one of the only hotels on the beach
- Foxy Brown: Amazing brunch on Saturdays. Bold items such as Banana Bread Grilled Cheese and Banana’s Foster Pancakes.
- Coconuts: Waterfront dining with amazing seafood. Be sure to try the oysters.
- Boatyard: This was the old Bimini Boatyard. New decor and better menu.
- Pelican Landing: Cool spot overlooking the intercostal and yachts on 17th street
- Kaluz: A little north but great American food on the intercostal
- 3030 Ocean: Great seafood restaurant in the Marriott Harbor Beach Hotel. The menu changes daily.
- Aruba Beach Cafe: Nice outdoor dining spot with live music in Lauderdale by the Sea area
- Rustic Inn: The best garlic crabs in the world. This place is loud and touristy but totally worth it.
- Lobster Bar: Great Seafood Restaurant and interesting scene as well. My favorite menu item is the Royal Dorade.
- Market 17: Farm to table restaurant on 17th street. They even list the farms where they purchase from on the menu.
- Valentino’s: One of my favorite Italian Restaurants in the world. All the pastas are homemade and the food is very unique.
- Steak 954: Great steak restaurant in the W Hotel. Be sure not to miss the jellyfish tank inside the main area.
- Greek Islands: You will feel like you are in Greece when you eat here. You can’t go wrong with anything on the menu.
- Myapapaya: Fresh food and cold pressed juices made here daily.
- Green Bar & Kitchen: Vegan restaurant and smoothie bar on 17th street. They make Vegan taste GOOD.
- Day Market Kitchen: Market 17’s lunchtime spot. Amazing salads, sandwiches, and infused waters. Don’t go there without trying the cuban sandwich.
- Fresh First: Healthy diner with a lot of gluten free items on the menu
- Jugo Fresh: Inside of the whole foods in the center of Fort Lauderdale. Great smoothies and unique cold pressed juices. The Acai Bowls are killer.