One of the most fun things to do on vacation is to discover what there is to eat, and tasting the best of what is available. Ft. Lauderdale draws millions of visitors from every nation of the world, so it only makes sense that the city houses the best restaurants in the world. Trying to find the best Steakhouses in Fort Lauderdale? After all, steak is one of America's most popular menu items. Well, it's easy. The experts at 10Best have you covered. Our editors and locals search the city and suburbs for the top places with great reputations for the finest food and atmosphere. Then, we showcase popular restaurants like Chima Brazilian Steakhouse, Capital Grill, and the legendary Shula's On The Beach, and we highlight eateries with great user reviews, like the upscale and even romantic Timpano Chophouse and Martini Bar. We will guide you to the well-established Chuck's Steakhouse and Tropical Acres Steak House. Or perhaps you prefer the nationally-known Morton's The Steak House or Ruth's Chris Steak House. They're right here, too. For an elegant dinner in a refined setting it's off to the exclusive Steak 954 at the W Ft. Lauderdale. We also help you find areas where Steakhouses are prominent - East Fort Lauderdale, for example - so that you not only get terrific dining recommendations, but you also have choices to boot. After all, if you're going to eat, you may as well do it right and take advantage of Fort Lauderdale's best and make this a trip to remember.
Tropical Acres Steakhouse
Family-owned and operated since opening its doors in 1949, and under the management of the family's third and fourth generation, Tropical Acres Steakhouse comes highly recommended by locals and tourists alike. Broward's oldest steak and seafood restaurant, there is no doubt they are the experts. Voted South Florida's Best Steakhouse and also awarded with the Sun Sentinel's Grade A Rating, Tropical Acres Steakhouse is known for serving the finest steaks and seafood in a clean, cozy and fun atmosphere. This is the perfect place to enjoy a delicious meal on any occasion, including weddings. Specialties include everything from rich Gorgonzola toast and buttery escargot to sautéed frog legs, original crab cakes and succulent steak au poivre. (954-989-2500)
Downtowner Saloon & Steakhouse
There's simply nowhere else like the Downtowner Saloon. Located at New River Drive and South Andrews Avenue, this outdoor dining treasure is simply magical. From your table enjoy an endless parade of boats and yachts with a picture-postcard view of downtown's grand high rises. This place has it all: Lunch, dinner, wine and brunch menus, specials, history, and location. With a tantalizing menu of great starters such as Seared Ahi Tuna, chicken wings, delicious crab cakes and onion rings. After this great start dive into their entree selections from the raw bar or of big salads, pastas, soups, steaks, seafood, or a selection from the sandwich board. Downtowner Saloon is also known for its wide variety of live music and trivia nights, so come join the fun and enjoy the incredible food! (954-463-9800)
Morton's The Steakhouse - Ft. Lauderdale
Just say the name Morton's The Steakhouse and everyone recognizes it. With a reputation that spans the globe as one of the finest steakhouses there is, Morton's recently entered Ft. Lauderdale to extend this excellence to expectant residents and visitors alike. Located one block from the popular Las Olas Boulevard, the chefs are proving once again that this restaurant's standard of excellence in its many cuts of succulent steaks and seafood, delicious side dishes, decadent desserts and impressive cocktails and wine list, are drawing in the crowds. Morton's also offers Power Hour seven days a week in its Bar 12-21 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. to close with special pricing on select beverages and $6 Bar Bites. (954-467-9720)
Ruth's Chris Steak House - Ft. Lauderdale
Ruth's Chris Steak House is best known for steaks that are broiled at 1800 degrees and served on 500 degree plates. This tradition guarantees that the steak stays hot, juicy and delicious from first bite to last. Located on Federal Highway between Oakland Park and Sunrise Boulevard, just blocks from the beach, this dining experience will delight everyone with tantalizing and unforgettable New Orleans-inspired appetizers, the finest USDA Prime steaks, seafood, signature side dishes and homemade desserts. Ruth's Chris Steak House is a must visit for the dedicated steak lover while in Fort Lauderdale. Relax with friends and family in their warm and inviting atmosphere. Dinner is served nightly, reservations are suggested.. (9545652338)
Dining at Chuck's Steakhouse is one of those great experiences that is unforgettable. Diners tell their friends and family of the incredible food and great service, and it isn't long before they show up, too. If a juicy cooked-to-order steak is what you're craving, Chuck's Steakhouse is the place to go. Chuck's opened its Florida location in the late 1970's and continues to offer a family-friendly neighborhood atmosphere, knowledgeable and dedicated staff and the finest aged Western choice beef available. Steak options include the Porterhouse Steak, Top Sirloin, Filet and Prime Rib, alongside other menu musts like house-made fish dip and Black Diamond Tuna. Unmistakably one of Fort Lauderdale's most treasured eateries, Chuck's Steakhouse will continue their proud tradition for many generations to come. (954-764-3333)
Chima Brazilian Steakhouse
Step through the revolving doorway, and it's evident this steakhouse aims to be the biggest and best. Located on Las Olas Boulevard, Chima Brazilian Steakhouse offers a chic dining experience that is a step above. The swanky bar features hardwood floors, a black curved countertop and stools, and the impressive dining room is filled with tables that accommodate large and small groups. On the periphery of the room, the abundant salad bar offers a variety of specialty salads such as bean, potato, Caesar and soy, and side items might include mashed potatoes, tabbouleh, soups, cold cuts, fruits and veggies. Top sirloin, lamb, chicken wings, ribs and several cuts of beef highlight the main dishes. Arrive for happy hour or dinner, or both, and settle in for a pleasant dining experience. (954-712-0580)
When only the best will do, Timpano Chophouse and Martini Bar is just the place. Upscale and classic in style and with a menu that begs for a try of everything, you will swear you've found a new favorite. With a wait-staff dressed in white shirts and black vests and an extensive knowledge of their menu of tantalizing appetizers such as Calamari Fritto Misto, or the Fire-Roasted Meatballs, which are even better than they sound, and the finest steaks, seafood and pasta dishes anywhere, you will settle in for a meal of a lifetime. And for an even more unique experience, visit their Starlight Lounge for upbeat music reminiscent of a Chicago Supper Club. (954-462-9119)
Located in the Galleria, this revered place is a perpetual favorite with the expense-account crew who have a taste for dry aged steaks, chops and fresh seafood. Although it's best known for its upscale dining, Capital Grille also sports a busy after-work scene, when city movers and shakers mill about the bar, finishing up business and entertaining clients. Martinis are a signature, and they're perfectly mixed and served. And if it's wine that preferred ask for the award-winning wine list. Private dining can accommodate up to 42 guests. Since the socializing doesn't go on incredibly late, it's possible to meet-and-greet and have time for a late dinner afterwards in the dining room. (954-446-2000)
Steak 954 at the W Fort Lauderdale
Located in the recently christened $205 million W Hotel, Steak 954 is one of the most esteemed chophouses in town. This elegant signature Stephen Starr gourmet steakhouse restaurant boasts an irresistibly alluring, boutique-style oceanfront setting, and the flawlessly prepared cuisine is equally appealing. Discerning diners enjoy dry-aged beef from hand-picked ranches, Tajima Kobe from Australia and fresh local seafood, as well as exquisite wines and spirits from across the globe. Don't leave without indulging in a selection of delectable desserts such as pumpkin soufflé and Heirloom Apple Bread Pudding, which add the perfect finish. Steak 954 is an ideal setting for an unforgettable formal evening on the beach, or even to impress that out-of-town client. ((954)414-8333)
About Dale Mack
Dale Mack has been involved in Fort Lauderdale tourism and promotions for over twenty years. Working for Travelhost Magazine in Dallas, Texas, he was especially drawn to the edition published by the Fort Lauderdale Associate Publisher; the city's beauty, its energy and the fun-in-the-sun atmosphere. When an opportunity came to relocate to Fort Lauderdale by another company, Dale accepted. He has spent the last eleven years discovering "the Venice of America" and South Florida itself.
Dale is the author of three children's books and numerous articles. He has also worked as a copywriter for the South Florida real estate market.
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