Home to a hub of international flavors, Fort Lauderdale is growing into a hot culinary destination. Fort Lauderdale boasts everything from casual eateries and breweries to award-winning fine dining establishments. All throughout the city, you’ll find exceptional eats, many inspired by the coastal setting, and you can even enjoy waterfront dining along the many rivers and canals throughout Fort Lauderdale. If you’re visiting, here’s a list of the best restaurants in Fort Lauderdale.
There’s always a line out the door at Louie Bossi, and for good reason. This pizzeria and Italian restaurant features creative pies, sandwiches, salads, brunch, and more, as well as housemade gelato, pastries, and cookies. You can order take out here or sit down on their garden patio.
Come to El Vez for the food and stay for the ocean views. Serving up modern Mexican cuisine in a bright open-air dining room, El Vez embraces baja-style cooking using local seafood. The menu offers a variety of dishes ranging from tacos to pastries that are available for both dine in and take out.
Shooters Waterfront has been around since 1982, offering waterfront dining and an space for events, yoga classes, cooking lessons, fashion shows and more. Shooters serves classic, coastal-inspired cuisine for brunch, lunch, happy hour, and dinner. Shooters is also one of 10 stops along the Fort Lauderdale Water Taxi route.
Casa Sensei offers Pan Asian and Latin American cuisine, a raw bar, and sushi bar. Located along the Himmarshee Canal, Casa Sensei offers modern dining and creative flavor combinations. You’ll find an extensive list of cocktails, wines, beer, and Japanese spirits here as well. Come here for the live music, or take your meal on the water with a gondola dinner tour.
Dune offers sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean in a luxurious and chic space. Using locally sourced and organic ingredients, Dune serves a menu of modern classics inspired by the coastal setting. Enjoy a lunch, brunch, and dinner, as well as their social hour specials available Wednesday – Friday.