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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Seafood Restaurant
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“Ocean views, Caribbean-American cookery, tropical drinks & nightly live entertainment.”
  • 79 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“This place has a nice vibe indoor/outdoor setting with a fire place. Food is great and drinks are even better! Such a nice environment full of life in the heart of ft. Lauderdale!!! Even if you go alone you will come out knowing someone depending on your social needs. Either way go enjoy!!! ”
  • 63 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“This restaurant is famous for their over 250 different tequilas for your drinking pleasure along with a wide array of great Mexican food. They also have excellent taco Tuesday specials. 1.5 mi”
  • 72 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Great place to grab beer or wine. Locally known for their craft beers, great environment.”
  • 64 locals recommend
Bar
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“Fabulous environment with great service and food. Wide range of specialty cocktails and beers. ”
  • 69 locals recommend
Boat or Ferry
“Jungle queen Riverboats is one of the most famous cruises in the world and first started taking visitors up the New River in Fort Lauderdale in 1935. The riverboats have been in operation ever since and you can take a sightseeing cruise that will take you along the river where you can take in the local sights from the vantage point of the water.”
  • 62 locals recommend
Lounge
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“With all hand made pasta and meats cured in house, their dishes are AMAZING. A fun atmosphere inside or outside in their garden. They have a great brunch on the weekends which usually includes a DJ. Definitely call ahead to make reservations. ”
  • 63 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great waterfront dining option on the intra coastal. Fun place to watch the boats go by. Pro tip: Great burger! ”
  • 56 locals recommend
Steakhouse
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“$$$ “Located on the Intercoastal Waterway, Houston's features a spacious outdoor patio with soothing views of the water and the Atlantic Boulevard drawbridge in operation.” MY RECOMMENDATION: Start with an artichoke dip for the table and then for the main dish, order the Barbecue pork ribs with a fully loaded potato on the side! One of the best ribs you can eat in Pompano. ”
  • 65 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great food and views! Hop on the Fort Lauderdale Water Taxi or drive to the beach. Either way, you'll have a blast! If you visit any location on my guidebook, please tell me about your experience briefly. We'd love to hear about! ”
  • 67 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
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“World famous burgers with a beautiful view of the boat basin and intracoastal waterway; about 20 walk from the unit.”
  • 58 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
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“This is one of our favorite restaurants. The food is phenomenal and the atmosphere unique. You might recognize it from the Robin Williams movie Bird Cage!!!”
  • 65 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“If you live the water view (and I know you so, otherwise you wouldn’t be here!) then you’ll appreciate the intercostal beautiful view of GG’s restaurant! They have great sea food selections and good service! I am recommending it! ”
  • 42 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“New American cuisine stars at this airy, modern waterside destination with outdoor couches & a bar. Boat to restaurant.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Café
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“Historic former residence with ocean views & Mediterranean-American plates, plus live piano music.”
  • 45 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Vibrant restaurant joining ocean views, a seafood-focused menu & frequent live entertainment.”
  • 51 locals recommend