There's no Better way to Dine in Fort Lauderdale than at Waterside

Dale Mack

By , Local Expert, Fort Lauderdale
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When you're looking for ambience as much as food, satisfying restaurants can be hard to come by. After all, you want the whole package, not just a suitable meal. Fortunately, Fort Lauderdale delivers in spades. The city promises a superb selection of restaurants to satisfy your desire for Waterfront Dining. These places take care of the details, making you feel welcomed, plying you with wonderful dishes, and sending you on your way with an experience you won't soon forget. For a hint of the quality, consider Serafina , which, along with La Tub and the rest, epitomizes great waterfront dining in Fort Lauderdale. Known locally...  Read more »

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    Bahia Cabana

    • Cuisine: American
    • Average Main Course Price: $8
    • Neighborhood: Harbor Beach

    Known locally and nationally for classic food and beautiful, relaxing views.

    Local Expert Tip: "Free boat dockage for patrons."

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    Latitudes Beach Cafe - Hollywood Beach

    Every visit to South Florida must include a visit to the Hollywood Broadwalk, and Latitudes Beach Café is the cherry on top.

    Local Expert Tip: "A wonderful place to entertain guests or enjoy Sunday brunch. "

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    Delicious offering of classic Italian dishes with a picture-perfect water view.

    Local Expert Tip: "Great place to eat before taking in a movie at the historic Gateway Theatre a block away."

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    3030 Ocean

    3030 Ocean is at the top of its game in fine dining and certainly as an option for waterfront dining.

    Local Expert Tip: "Even if you're not a guest at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort and Spa, plan a meal at 3030 Ocean. A classy, sophisticated restaurant is sure to impress."

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    Shula's On the Beach

    The oceanfront views, stellar menu, classic atmosphere and historical significance.

    Local Expert Tip: "A great experience for those with a craving for great steak and a bit of South Florida sports history. "

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    Grille 66 & Bar

    Grille 66 & Bar and Fort Lauderdale are positively synonymous for class, style and an unforgettable experience.

    Local Expert Tip: "Great steaks with great views of all things Fort Lauderdale."

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    Rino's Tuscan Grille

    A favorite among the locals and a great contribution to great eateries on Las Olas Boulevard.

    Local Expert Tip: "A great place to bring guests who love Italian food and a great view of Downtown Fort Lauderdale. "

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    Rustic Inn Crabhouse

    • Cuisine: American, Seafood
    • Average Main Course Price: $22.50
    • Neighborhood: Airport

    A packed house full of eager diners has made this a mainstay.

    Local Expert Tip: "Great Saturday night "dig-in" type of restaurant. "

  • 9

    Blue Moon Fish Company

    Truly a five-star dining experience with beautiful views and easy to find.

    Local Expert Tip: "This is the ideal place to go for an elegant and memorable Sunday brunch."

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    La Tub

    Known for its famous hamburgers and eclectic setting La Tub is a must visit.

    Local Expert Tip: "Parking is a little tight so be prepared to park down the street and walk if need be. "



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