From fresh seafood and international cuisine to chic bistros and vegan hotspots, Greater Fort Lauderdale offers an array of unique eateries that are sure to tantalize your taste buds. Plus, with four restaurants on Yelp’s Top 100 Places to Eat in the U.S., Greater Fort Lauderdale’s culinary scene is having a major moment.

Seafood Delights

Indulge in the freshest catch of the day at one of Greater Fort Lauderdale’s renowned seafood restaurants. Taste the ocean in every bite as you dine dockside at Fort Lauderdale’s 15th St Fisheries. Dive into a massive seafood tower at Lauderdale-By-The-Sea’s Blue Moon Fish Co. Whether you’re looking for casual beachside bars or upscale fine dining establishments, seafood is always on the menu in Greater Fort Lauderdale. 

International Eateries

Travel around the globe without ever leaving Greater Fort Lauderdale. Savor sushi, ramen and more at Yelp-honored KUBO Asian Fusion & Bar in Fort Lauderdale. Or snack on traditional French fare at Amy’s French Bakery & Bistro in Pompano Beach, which placed 34th on Yelp’s Top 100 Places to Eat in the U.S. Want the best of all worlds? James Beard Award-nominated restaurant The Katherine features a comprehensive menu with international delights you’ll crave again and again. 

Local Favorites

Spend your days (and nights) discovering hidden gems and cherished classics loved by locals. Satisfy your brunch cravings at new French bakery and juicery Cafe Bastille in Fort Lauderdale or Oakland Park’s Bulegreen Cafe, #73 on Yelp’s list of top places to eat. Tackle a massive sundae at family-friendly Jaxson’s Ice Cream Parlor & Restaurant in Dania Beach. Or tour eclectic bites and inventive cocktails at Fort Lauderdale’s Yelp-recognized gastropub, Twice Removed

Vegan Hotspots

Embrace sustainability with plant-based dishes and locally-sourced ingredients at a Greater Fort Lauderdale vegan-friendly restaurant. Nourish your soul in Fort Lauderdale with the inventive creations at Planta Queen. And for those on-the-go, SoBe Vegan is a fast casual restaurant with healthy twists on American classics.  

Plan Your Culinary Adventure

No matter what you’re craving, Greater Fort Lauderdale has dining options for everyone under the sun. Pedestrian-friendly boardwalks lined with coffee shops and delis. Waterways dotted with fine dining and casual eateries. Rooftop bars where you can groove. Craft beer bars that encourage letting loose. An underwater mermaid dining experience fit for the whole family. And lavish brunch spots you won’t soon forget. 

Plus, while you can definitely explore Greater Fort Lauderdale’s foodie scene all year long, August is extra special thanks to Dine Out Lauderdale. For the entire month, you can eat at plenty of incredible restaurants offering prix-fixe, three-course meals for either $45, $55, or $75. Bon appétit!