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What to Eat in Fort Lauderdale

Though Fort Lauderdale's dining scene isn't as well-known as those found in other destinations, it does boast a variety of options. Everything from Italian to Argentinean to Mediterranean is served at eateries around the city, including traveler favorites like Dolce Salato Pizza & Gelato, Premiere Cafe & Bar and Mini Pita. For more upscale ethnic meals, visitors suggest dining at the Italian-inspired La Dolce Vita and the Spanish-influenced Café Seville.

Most restaurants in Fort Lauderdale specialize in casual American fare and dishes made with fresh, local seafood. Popular American joints include Laspadas Original Hoagies and Gilbert's 17th Street Grill, while Wild Sea Oyster Bar & Grille and OCEAN2000 feature Florida staples such as grouper, wahoo, mahimahi, spiny lobster and conch.

A few breweries are also available in the area for those keen on sipping a cold one. The German-style Khoffner Brewery is a great option for beer lovers browsing Las Olas Boulevard's shops and restaurants, which sit only 2 miles south. Meanwhile, LauderAle's location between Port Everglades and Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport makes it convenient for travelers waiting on a cruise or flight.

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  • #1
    Tinta
    #1 of 1,191 Places to Eat in Fort Lauderdale
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 103 reviewsTripadvisor (103)
    $ | Mexican, American
    321 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304-4204
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  • #2
    Premiere Cafe and Bar
    #2 of 1,191 Places to Eat in Fort Lauderdale
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1097 reviewsTripadvisor (1097)
    $ | Bar, Wine Bar, Gastropub, Argentinean
    3110 Belmar St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304-4103
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  • #3
    Laspada's Hoagies
    #3 of 1,191 Places to Eat in Fort Lauderdale
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1313 reviewsTripadvisor (1313)
    $ | American, Fast Food, Deli
    1495 SE 17th St Ste D, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316-1728
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  • #4
    Dolce Salato Pizza & Gelato
    #4 of 1,191 Places to Eat in Fort Lauderdale
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 521 reviewsTripadvisor (521)
    $ | Pizza, Italian
    2406 Wilton Dr, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305-1251
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  • #5
    3711 Beach Side
    #5 of 1,191 Places to Eat in Fort Lauderdale
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 415 reviewsTripadvisor (415)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar, Seafood
    3711 N Ocean Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308-6429
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  • #6
    Lona Cocina & Tequileria
    #6 of 1,191 Places to Eat in Fort Lauderdale
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2224 reviewsTripadvisor (2224)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Latin, Bar
    321 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd #4204, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
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  • #7
    Rendezvous Bar & Grill
    #7 of 1,191 Places to Eat in Fort Lauderdale
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1130 reviewsTripadvisor (1130)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar, Seafood
    2525 Marina Bay Dr W, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312-2307
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  • #8
    La Dolce Vita
    #8 of 1,191 Places to Eat in Fort Lauderdale
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 820 reviewsTripadvisor (820)
    $ - $$ | Italian
    3331 NE 33rd St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308-7148
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  • #9
    Nanou Las Olas French Bakery
    #9 of 1,191 Places to Eat in Fort Lauderdale
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 404 reviewsTripadvisor (404)
    $ - $$ | French, Cafe, European
    2915 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316-1600
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  • #10
    Cafe Seville
    #10 of 1,191 Places to Eat in Fort Lauderdale
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 488 reviewsTripadvisor (488)
    $ - $$ | Seafood, Spanish
    2768 E Oakland Park Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33306-1605
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  • #11
    Wild Sea Oyster Bar & Grille
    #11 of 1,191 Places to Eat in Fort Lauderdale
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 864 reviewsTripadvisor (864)
    $$ | American, Seafood, Grill, Contemporary
    620 E Las Olas Blvd Riverside Hotel, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301-2235
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  • #12
    Fresh First
    #12 of 1,191 Places to Eat in Fort Lauderdale
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 222 reviewsTripadvisor (222)
    $ - $$ | Cafe, Healthy
    1637 SE 17th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316-1720
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  • #13
    Kilwin's Ice Cream of Las Olas
    #13 of 1,191 Places to Eat in Fort Lauderdale
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 629 reviewsTripadvisor (629)
    $ - $$ | American
    809 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301-2224
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  • #14
    Gilbert's 17th Street Grill
    #14 of 1,191 Places to Eat in Fort Lauderdale
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1676 reviewsTripadvisor (1676)
    $ - $$ | American, Grill
    1821 Cordova Rd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316-2198
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  • #15
    Boathouse at the Riverside
    #15 of 1,191 Places to Eat in Fort Lauderdale
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 278 reviewsTripadvisor (278)
    $ - $$ | American, Seafood, Grill
    620 SE 4th St Across from the Riverside Hotel, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301-2215
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  • #16
    Canyon Southwest Cafe
    #16 of 1,191 Places to Eat in Fort Lauderdale
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1048 reviewsTripadvisor (1048)
    $$ | American, Southwestern, Contemporary
    620 S Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301-3137
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  • #17
    Mini Pita
    #17 of 1,191 Places to Eat in Fort Lauderdale
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 214 reviewsTripadvisor (214)
    $ | Mediterranean, Greek, Middle Eastern
    1019 W State Road 84, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315-2433
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  • #18
    Casa D'Angelo
    #18 of 1,191 Places to Eat in Fort Lauderdale
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1058 reviewsTripadvisor (1058)
    $$ | Italian, Tuscan, Central-Italian
    1201 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304-1456
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  • #19
    Top Hat Deli
    #19 of 1,191 Places to Eat in Fort Lauderdale
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 199 reviewsTripadvisor (199)
    $ - $$ | American, Deli
    415 NE 3rd St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301-1139
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  • #20
    Green Bar & Kitchen
    #20 of 1,191 Places to Eat in Fort Lauderdale
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 301 reviewsTripadvisor (301)
    $ - $$ | American, Cafe, Healthy
    1075 SE 17th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316-2116
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