Dining on Fort Lauderdale's Premier Las Olas Boulevard

The tony boulevard in Fort Lauderdale that attracts locals and visitors with its premier restaurants, shops and people-watching is Las Olas. This picture-perfect boulevard is legendary and sizzles at any time of the day. And it is here where the finest restaurants in town can be found. From the very popular Mango's Restaurant and Lounge, which offers a great menu from lunch through to late night, to the sushi lover's delight, Asia Bay Sushi Bar & Thai, with its exclusive location right on the water. For an authentic atmosphere, great American fare and an outstanding selection of California wines, go to the classic Big City Tavern. If it's great steak head to Chima Brazilian Steakhouse. Locals and visitors have penciled in this great eatery to satisfy their craving for the best steak. For a casual lunch or dinner in a fun and old-diner-type setting – not to mention a famous one, too – head to the Floridian. Great salads, burgers, sandwiches and a friendly staff will keep you coming back. For an evening in an upscale and fun atmosphere there in The Royal Pig and YOLO, two of Fort Lauderdale's most popular hotspots. Don't forget the quieter side of Las Olas and The Chimney House Grill and Café, a Latin-American Spanish grill that has quite a following. And find out what the locals have known for a long time when it comes to the finest Italian food, Salita Las Olas. Remember that Las Olas Boulevard is the premier dining and shopping experience. Enjoy!

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

The Chimney House - Grill and Cafe
Photo courtesy of Dale Mack


The Chimney House Grill & Cafe, a Latin-American Spanish grill at the corner of West Las Olas Boulevard and SW 7th Avenue in the historic Sailboat Bend, recently opened its doors and its menu to the delight of patrons. Situated in a charming...  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

The Royal Pig
Photo courtesy of Dale Mack


The Royal Pig welcomes its clientele with both classic elegance and a casual sophistication that will appeal to everyone. Having opened for business just recently on the always-happening Las Olas Boulevard, The Royal Pig has been met with high...  Read More

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Big City Tavern


Among the numerous eateries in the neighborhood, Big City Tavern warrants raves for its chic bar scene and outstanding selection of California wines. Even more praise-worthy is the clever New American fare, which ranges from such familiar...  Read More



It's hard to imagine that in just a few short years the amazing Yolo has become the talk of the town. And that's a tough thing to do in Fort Lauderdale. But there is good reason why. Located on the very chic and elegant Las Olas, this...  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