From Casual to Elegant, Explore the Many Fort Lauderdale Lunch Options

Let's do lunch. How often do we hear that? The question isn't do we want to do lunch, the question is where. With all of the options available in Fort Lauderdale, we at 10best are here to offer suggestions of some of the best places we know. Start out with the very popular Kaluz Restauant on the Intracoastal. Yolo. This establishment has taken the town by storm, and lunch here is simply divine. The Floridian is a tried and true restaurant that locals swear by and visitors ask about. The menu is like a touch of home with a touch of class. If French cuisine is your idea of an impressive lunch, head to Sage French Cafe, and Bon Appetit! Casual lunches are good and the atmosphere is abuzz at J Mark's. For one of those elegant lunch dates go to Lemongrass for our favorite Asian dishes, where they serve lunches as wonderful as their dinners. For Asian favorites, try a local favorite, Lemongrass Fort Launderdale for its calm setting and delightful options. And for some genuine fun with lunch head to Aruba Beach Cafe which is right on the beach off A1A and Commerical Boulevard. You'll be back!





Aruba Beach Cafe
Photo courtesy of Aruba Beach Cafe


Proclaiming itself as One Happy Restaurant, Aruba Beach Cafe at One East Commercial Boulevard in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea has a great reputation not only as a restaurant, but a great place to enjoy awesome jazz music every Sunday. Picture it:...  Read More

Andrews Diner
Photo courtesy of Andrews Diner


You know what it's like when you have a craving for food that can only be served in a diner, where there's a line out the door, pictures all over the walls, a menu that includes everything from tantalizing breakfasts of every kind to the very...  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

La Tub
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This is probably one of the most unusual hamburger joints around. Known for its famous hamburgers, having been voted the best hamburger in GQ Magazine and also known for being a favorite of Oprah's friend Gail. Set along the Intracoastal...  Read More

Mango's Restaurant and Lounge
Photo courtesy of Stanley T. Bird, Jr., Used by permission.


Enjoy outside dining in the heart of the Las Olas Boulevard area at Mango's. Plenty of seating lines the street where you can dine on great chicken and seafood sandwiches and pastas. Inside, you'll find a large, cozy dining area with a bar...  Read More



Discover the exotic blend of Asian cuisine at this Fort Lauderdale favorite, the Lemongrass Asian Bistro. With four locations in Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach and Fort Lauderdale, this elegant restaurant has been pleasing those with a...  Read More

Sage French Cafe
Photo courtesy of Stanley T. Bird, Jr.


Offering a two-for-one lunch special, Sage is a pleasant French restaurant that has appealed to the fans of country French cuisine for some time. With an elegant, bistro-style atmosphere with two locations, one in Fort Lauderdale and the other...  Read More



It's hard to imagine that in just four 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 beautifully...  Read More



Whether your lunch is for business or pleasure, or perhaps both, J. Mark's is just the place. With two popular locations, one on Federal Highway in Fort Lauderdale and the other on Copans Road in Pompano Beach, J. Mark's has a delicious lunch...  Read More

Kaluz Restaurant
Photo courtesy of Dale Mack


Choose seating inside or out, whether to enjoy a drink from a list of beers (both domestic, imported or draft) or signature cocktails, such as the Kaluz Cadillac margarita, chocolate martini, coconut mohito or a Voli skinny cosmo. Also, choose...  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