Take Out

Deli Den


This huge, well-established Jewish-style deli serves inexpensive bagel sandwiches as well as wonderfully thick homemade French toast. You'll also find all kinds of egg specialties, cheese blintzes, and other breakfast selections. Later in the...  Read More

The Floridian


This around-the-clock diner is a well-known and well-respected favorite of locals and tourists. It's especially busy on weekend mornings, when folks gather for huge omelets, fresh oatmeal, biscuits, and other typical breakfast fare. Don't expect...  Read More

Canyon Southwest Cafe


The curious and adventurous are likely to be found in this restaurant, where the exotic food goes well with margaritas or other mixed drinks, most of which feature a variety of specialty tequilas. Fare includes modern Southwestern dishes that...  Read More

North Lauderdale
Bagel Mania


Bagels, bagels, and more bagels – here you will find the freshest breakfast breads outside of New York City. Flavors range from cinnamon raisin to sun-dried tomato and the topping selection runs the gamut from cream cheese and lox to light...  Read More

Rustic Inn Crabhouse


At this dockside seafood house, diners garbed in bibs and grubby attire crack crabs at picnic tables. In addition to crabs, shrimp, lobster, seafood pasta, and a variety of fish, grilled or broiled, make tasty dinners; meanwhile, chicken and...  Read More

South Fort Lauderdale
Bistro Mezzaluna


Trendy and festive best describe this Italian restaurant, which has plentiful portions that are creatively presented. Not the place for a quiet, intimate dinner, this bistro is known for its upbeat late-night crowd. If you like a party...  Read More

South Fort Lauderdale
Tom Jenkins' Bar-B-Q


Known for its succulent ribs and famous BBQ sauce, this cozy eatery bustles with families dining at picnic tables. Classic soul food dishes such as collard greens, mac'n'cheese, baked beans, corn bread and sweet potato pie complement the meat....  Read More

North Lauderdale
Silver Pond


Specializing in seafood, this Chinese eatery takes a welcome departure from run-of-the-mill Asian fare. The menu offers tempting soups loaded with shellfish, chicken and veggies and a variety of main course offerings such as fried porkchops,...  Read More



This small, Tuscan style dining room, decorated with photos of Italy, features a patio overlooking Middle River. Delicately prepared dishes such as braised short ribs, roasted lamb and rigatoni Bolognese attract discriminating diners, and a...  Read More

P.F. Chang's China Bistro
Photo courtesy of Stanley T. Bird, Jr.


The Fort Lauderdale outpost of this fashionable Chinese bistro gets high marks for its contemporary interior and eclectic menu. Start off with do-it-yourself lettuce wraps – these alone are worth the trip. Afterwards, take any route you like,...  Read More