Head to Downtown Fort Lauderdale for some of the City's Best Eateries

Head to Downtown Fort Lauderdale for the city's ultimate urban experience and partake in its plentiful offers of some of South Florida's best restaurants. From gourmet chic, to bar and grill to family friendly for every taste, it's all right here. While the Venice of America is best-known for its white sand beaches, world-class hotels and glamorous crowds, the city is also home to restaurants that offer its many visitors and steadfast locals the finest cuisine. Many of these eateries are located on or near the famous Las Olas Boulevard which is the heart of Downtown. Stop at Mango's for a delightful lunch or dinner outside or in and enjoy its well-known atmosphere and great feel of the city. Head a bit east to Chima's Brazilian Steakhouse for the ideal setting for the ideal meal. Sushi lovers will be thrilled by Asian Bay Shushi Bar & Thai. Located right on the waterway with access to the picturesque gondolas and tropical breezes, patrons feast on this restaurant tasty menu items while enjoying the perfect Florida locale. For those hungering for a diner-type menu with a truly fun and almost legendary status, stop at The Floridian. Featured nationally and favored locally The Floridian suites every family member with their delicious menu items from salads to burgers – don't forget to try the Buffalo burgers as they are amazing and super-healthy – to the best breakfast items. Downtown Fort Lauderdale buzzes with activity at all hours and every kind of eatery to satisfy every palate.

The Royal Pig
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Appealing to those who enjoy a classy atmosphere while having a burger and a beer, The Royal Pig, located right on Las Olas Boulevard in Downtown, welcomes its clientele with both classic elegance and a casual sophistication that will appeal to...  Read More

Downtowner Saloon & Steakhouse
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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...  Read More

Rocco's Tacos & Tequila Bar - Fort Lauderdale
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Look for the bright sign for Rocco's Taco's & Tequila Bar on the very happening Las Olas Boulevard and you've arrived. You feel the exciting atmosphere even before you walk in. The fun and casual setting is a genuine taste of Mexico. With...  Read More

The Floridian


Everyone knows about The Floridian. It's one of those places that's not fancy, walls covered with celebrity pictures – mostly well-known for being a Rachel Rae favorite – and tables close to one another and fellow diners just inches away,...  Read More

Fort Lauderdale
Big City Tavern


Among the numerous eateries in this Downtown neighborhood, Big City Tavern warrants raves for its chic bar scene and outstanding selection of California wines. This welcoming eatery is reminiscent of the great old taverns of Chicago, New York...  Read More



The very best in Asian cuisine is right here at the Asian Bay Shushi Bar & Thai on the very prestigeous and welcoming Las Olas Boulevard. The restaurant is a trendy and modern setting with a great option for outdoor seating overlooking...  Read More

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...  Read More


Meet 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...  More About Dale