Fort Lauderdale's Group-Friendly Restaurants: Ready to Welcome Hungry Groups

Being a vacation destination, Fort Lauderdale, Florida is ready for any size group whether it is for hotel accommodations, transportation, or business meeting facilities and restaurants, no group is too big. Getting a consensus on what everyone wants to eat may be a challenge, but once that's settled, then comes the fun part. Whether it is steak, seafood, Asian cuisine, Mexican, American fare – you name it, it's probably within blocks away. One of the city's most popular seafood restaurants is the 15th Street Fisheries. Everyone in any group will find their favorite here, along with great service. Now if it's Italian, head west to Davie to Buca di Beppo. This is an amazing experience with to-die-for Italian dishes (each dish is enough to feed an Army) and servers who are experts in guiding diners through their extensive menu. Is your group wanting to eat healthy, yet tasty, food? Head to Market 17 and see what the locals have already discovered. And who doesn't have an Asian favorite? Experience the delightful Coco Asian Bistro and Bar. And for everyone's guilty pleasures, some of Fort Lauderdale's best Bar-B-Q is at Tom Jenkins Bar-B-Q, and it's ideal for any group. And who doesn't like great diner food, either for breakfast, lunch or dinner? It's got to be the local landmark, Peter Pan Restaurant. (No one back home needs to know!) Call ahead because this place fills up fast.



One of the most popular restaurants in Fort Lauderdale is Peter Pan Diner. Just ask anyone. This popular diner-type restaurant has been open for many years and sits conveniently on Oakland Park Boulevard and Dixie Highway, just east of the...  Read More

Downtowner Saloon & Steakhouse
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The Downtowner Saloon is a cozy place, of course, Downtown, that sits perfectly along the Middle River with amazing picture-perfect views of the glimmering high rises and a settling place to watch the impressive parade of yachts and boats that...  Read More

South Fort Lauderdale
Tom Jenkins' Bar-B-Q


Tom Jenkins' Bar-B-Q is known for its succulent ribs and famous BBQ sauce, this cozy eatery bustles with families dining at picnic tables and boasts that this is a taste that you will never forget. Classic soul food dishes such as collard...  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



Located near Port Everglades on the popular 17th Street in Fort Lauderdale is the Coco Asian Bistro and Bar. This elegant, upscale restaurant is a draw to locals and the many visitors that visit annually. Asian food lovers savor striking flavors...  Read More

South Fort Lauderdale
Chuck's Steakhouse


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...  Read More

Grille 66 & Bar
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No question about it, this enchanting local favorite waterfront steakhouse exudes luxury. Located in the Hyatt, Grill 66 offers balcony dining that overlooks the Intracoastal Waterway. Available for the boating enthusiasts who want to arrive in...  Read More



With an almost legendary status in Fort Lauderdale, Buca di Beppo is a favorite of locals and visitors alike. Serving family-style classic Italian dishes, this is a great place for families and friends and office gatherings, the food here is...  Read More

Fort Lauderdale


Voted Best Waterfront Restaurant in South Florida in a 2011 local media poll, 15th Street Fisheries has rustic charm and waterfront views that make this Lauderdale Marina seafood house a popular destination. Take advantage of its unique location...  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