Everyone's Favorite Restaurants Are Close to Fort Lauderdale's BB&T Center

The BB&T Center is located in Sunrise, Florida, just west of Fort Lauderdale, and across the street from Sawgrass Mills Mall. With each sporting or concert event, the house is packed with thousands of enthusiasts who look forward to their favorite restaurant after, or even before. Surrounding The BB&T Center are a number of restaurants from upscale fine dining to casual to the corner pizza restaurant. And every favorite is represented here also, from the European flare of the upscale nature at The Grand Lux Cafe to classic Italian favorites with both indoor and pleasant outdoor seating at the Villagio, to the highly-praised and favorite Bonefish Grill. Don't settle for Mexican fast food when LaBamba is just a few blocks away! This is a local favorite. And who doesn't love The Cheesecake Factory? This location at Sawgrass Mills is a pleasant walk across the street from the BB&T Center, and the best way to end the evening with their amazing list of cheesecakes and other specialized desserts and menu items. P.F. Chang's is also right there for Asian food lovers. If it's diner food that hits the spot then 84 Diner is the best. Located a few miles away in Davie, and a pleasant drive. When pizza is the craving it's not far away at the Grande Pizza Company on Sunrise Boulevard. The locals rave about it! We at 10best have searched the area well and have found these delightful favorites that are sure to please.

Grande Pizza Co
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You know it's great pizza when It's delicious with just cheese as a topping! No kidding. This is great New York style pizza at its finest. Grande Pizza Co. has been serving great pizza as well as other Italian dishes, for many years to a...  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

84 Diner
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Known as South Florida's Largest Diner, 84 Diner is a classic eatery for the entire family. Breakfast served all day with amazing prices and an extensive menu of American, Greek and Italian dishes make this mom-and-pop establishment popular....  Read More

P.F. Chang's China Bistro
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Should you find yourself at an event at the BB&T center or shopping at the Sawgrass Mills, consider stopping at the always-popular P.F. Chang's China Bistro for a lunch to remember. With 20 lunch specials for under $10, enjoy such favorites as...  Read More

The Cheesecake Factory
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Everyone likes The Cheesecake Factory. And with this location just across the street from the BB&T Center in the famous Sawgrass Mills Mall, what an excellent choice before or after an event. Best known for their amazing selection of over fifty...  Read More

La Bamba Mexican & Spanish Restaurant
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Well known locally for the incredible Mexican and Spanish fare, La Bamba has three Broward County locations; Fort Lauderdale, Margate and Sunrise. Just blocks from the BB&T Center and Florida's favorite shopping center, Sawgrass Mills Mall, La...  Read More

Bonefish Grill
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A Florida favorite, Bonefish Grill combats the backwoods stigma of seafood restaurants with its hip environs. With four locations in Broward County, the Plantation location is just blocks from the BB&T Center and Sawgrass Mills Mall. Its strong...  Read More



With four South Florida locations, Broward County's location being at Sawgrass Mills Mall across the street from the BB&T Center, Villagio Restaurante in the malls' fashionable Colonnades section is a classic Italian restaurant with an upscale...  Read More

Grand Lux Cafe
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When only the best will do after an event at the BB&T Center, or after a shopping at Sawgrass Mills Mall, then it's off to the Grand Lux Cafe. Located in the Mall's fashionable Colonnade Outlets, surrounded by names such as Burberry, Barney's...  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