By Rebecca Cahilly-Taranto
City & Shore Fine Dining Writer
We offer here 10 dining options in Broward and Palm Beach counties so unique, so delicious and so imbued with a sense of place they could only be in South Florida.
Billy’s Stone Crabs Why drive to SoBe or the Keys? This waterfront restaurant and market has epic sunset views (over the Intracoastal) and fresh stone crabs, without the mileage. 400 N. Ocean Drive, Hollywood, 954-923-2300, crabs.com.
Bob Roth’s New River Groves Stop by for some oranges, stone crabs or gator jerky, sure – but don’t leave without a homemade Key lime pie. 5660 Griffin Road, Davie, 954-581-8630, newrivergroves.com.
bũccan Small plates and innovative flavors envisioned by Clay Conley, a young chef who’s putting South Florida on the national food scene. 350 S. County Road, Palm Beach, 561-833-3450, buccanpalmbeach.com.
Cap’s Place Island Restaurant Arrive by boat for rustic seafood fare and old Florida charm. Cap’s Dock: 2765 NE 28th Court, Lighthouse Point, 954-941-0418, capsplace.com.
Casa D’Angelo Ristorante Italian dining at its finest from one of the area’s most well-known – and revered – culinary talents. 1201 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, 954-564-1234, casa-d-angelo.com.
DaDa Funky vegan-friendly restaurant in one of Delray’s oldest houses (ca. 1924) with an up-to-date, eclectic vibe. 52 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach, 561-330-3232, sub-culture.org.
Hot & Soul Husband and wife duo serving up International/Caribbean fusion in a painstakingly casual eatery. 3045 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, 754-206-2155, hotandsoul.com.
Kuro Take a break from the games and entertainment for some innovative cocktails and Japanese-inspired creations, with views some place among the best in South Florida. Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood, 954-327-7625, seminolehardrockhollywood.com.
Myapapaya Fort Lauderdale’s first cold-pressed juicery and kitchen delights holistic eaters with yummy soups and hearty lunches. 1040 Bayview Drive, Fort Lauderdale, 954-338-5651, myapapaya.com.
Park & Ocean Cold beer, light fare and live music under gnarled trees with an ocean view. Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, 3109 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954-563-2900, parkandocean.com.