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The 5 Best Places to Eat in Fort Lauderdale

Posted on: 04/02/2018

As of July 2016, Fort Lauderdale, Florida had a population of more than 178,000 people. As the city grows, its nightlife and cultural experiences are growing too. Fort Lauderdale has a lot to offer everyone, from tourists to longtime residents to those who are just moving in.

The Fort Lauderdale restaurant scene is particularly exciting, with new restaurants opening and longtime favorites serving up delicious cuisine. There are Fort Lauderdale restaurants perfect for a date night, a family outing, or a night on the town with friends.

The next time you're wondering where to eat around town, look no further. Below, we've put together a guide of five great Fort Lauderdale restaurants that are serving up a good time and great food. Read on to learn more!

1. The Hummus House

If you're a vegetarian or vegan eater looking for Fort Lauderdale restaurants, The Hummus house is definitely worth a visit. And even avid meat-eaters will find the food at this restaurant satisfying and delicious.

Inspired by hummus spots popular in Israel, The Hummus House offers Middle Eastern food like felafel, meatless shawarma in pita pockets, and Israeli salad. The restaurant is counter service, and its casual vibe is perfect for a quick bite.

2. Tarpon River Brewing

Trendy breweries with good food and great beer have been popping up all over the country, and Ft. Lauderdale is no exception.

The space is a sprawling former warehouse that has been reconstructed using reclaimed barn wood and features an AstroTurf patio for games.

When it comes to the food and drink, choose from one of sixteen rotating taps and upscale bar food--like a pressed sausage sandwich--or lighter fare like a kale salad. This spot is great for a post-work happy hour or a weekend night out with a group of friends.

3. Mai-Kai Restaurant

If you want your dinner to come with a side of entertainment, plan a night at Mai-Kai Restaurant. Throughout the week, performers bring the spirit of Polynesia to Ft. Lauderdale with nightly performances.

Of course, if you're dining out, the food has to be great too, and Mai-Kai delivers. Explore new flavors with dishes like Tahitian Cheese Tangs, Spicy Beef with Almonds, or Cantonese Shrimp.

Kids are welcome at the show, but it's also great for an exciting date night with the one you love.

4. Chez Marie French Bistro

Nothing says "romantic night out" like a French bistro, and Chez Marie delivers on the classic date night vibe, plus great food.

Classics like French Onion Soup and Roasted Duck are executed with perfection, and live music on Friday and Saturday nights gives diners something extra to enjoy along with their meal.

The restaurant also offers a three-course fixed menu, if you want to take your date to the next level.

5. Boatyard

For dinner with a view, head to Boatyard. The restaurant's dockside patio offers one of the best waterfront views in the entire city of Fort Lauderdale.

When ordering, let the water serve as your inspiration and sample the raw bar or many seafood options on the menu. Standout dishes, in particular, include the Grouper Picatta and Yellowfin Tuna.

Ready to Explore Fort Lauderdale Restaurants?

Trying new restaurants is a great way to explore a city and discover new areas and neighborhoods. You'll likely find new favorites to return to again and again.

For more information about discovering Ft. Lauderdale, please contact us at any time.