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Restaurants in Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale has a population of 170,000 and it's the largest city in Broward County, with a population of almost 2 million. That's good news for travelers: Fort Lauderdale's restaurants don't charge resort prices for mediocre food. It's a city with a full range of restaurants, from fine dining to fast food, whose owners know that the bread and butter of their businesses, so to speak, aren't travelers passing through. There are a few restaurants in Fort Lauderdale that should be on every visitor's list. Ernie's Bar-B-Q is an institution, a no-nonsense, no-attitude dive bar/restaurant where the specialties include the conch chowder and the Bimini bread—a soft, sweet bread used on their sandwiches, including the especially tasty pulled pork ones. Cap's Place is Fort Broward County's oldest restaurant and, according to its regulars, one of the best restaurants in Fort Lauderdale. It sits on its own island, and you can only get here on the restaurant's private ferry. Past guests who have made the journey to dine on its seafood specialties include figures as diverse as Winston Churchill and Meyer Lansky.

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  • Cap's Place

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Founded in 1928 by legendary bootlegger Eugene "Cap" Knight, this former gambling den and supper club is a ramshackle assortment of atmospheric woo... More
  • Casablanca Cafe

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
  • Dyan’s Country Kitchen

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
  • Ernie's Bar-B-Q

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    A Fort Lauderdale institution, Ernie's is famed for its conch chowder; sweet, dense Bimini bread; and assorted odd manifestos on the wall ("Elimina... More
  • Floridian Restaurant

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    A funky 24/7 diner that remains a shrine to kitsch, down to the "Champagne room," with a chandelier and pinup photos of Marilyn Monroe. More
  • Ginger Grove

    Asian-inspired dining room More
  • Jackson's Steakhouse

    Men's club-like drinking and dining quarters More
  • Johnny V

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
  • Kilwin's

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
  • Mark's Las Olas

  • Sublime

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    This trendy celebrity-magnet restaurant's organic and vegan menu continually wins converts—especially for the piccata with lemon-caper sauce. (Yes,... More
  • Tavolino della Nonna

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
  • Thai Spice

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
  • The River House, Fort Lauderdale

    Occupying two circa-1903 yellow clapboard houses right on the New River, this restaurant is a picturesque place to sit with a plate of the tenderes... More
  • Trina Restaurant & Lounge

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    The sleek centerpiece of the newly upscale north beach area, Trina, located in Starwood's Atlantic Hotel, is the brainchild of consulting chef Don ... More

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