By Rebecca Cahilly-Taranto
City & Shore Magazine
When we think of dining out – especially with friends or family from out of town – we often think of some place on the water. In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, we were relieved that so many of our favorite places here were among the first businesses to reopen.
Recommendations for a Romantic Date Night
Situated within the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa, 3030 offers elevated sea-to-table fare from a celebrated chef, Adrienne Grenier.
Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa
3030 Holiday Drive, Fort Lauderdale
Blue Bar Grill
Fine dining with classic Mediterranean fare right on the beach. Live music on weekends.
1960 S. Ocean Drive, Hallandale Beach
GG’s Waterfront Bar & Grill
A local institution on the Intracoastal Waterway in Hollywood. Sunset dining accompanied by great drinks and seafood.
606 N. Ocean Drive, Hollywood
Sea Watch On the Ocean
Charming nautical décor reminiscent of a New England seafood house. Opening windows invite the sea breeze to accompany an expansive ocean view.
6002 N. Ocean Blvd.,
The Secret Garden
It helps to have influential friends if you want to dine at this private, members-only waterfront restaurant. The boutique atmosphere matches the equally delicious dishes. We can especially recommend the sunsets seen from tables on the dock, when available.
The Pillars Hotel
111 N. Birch Road, Fort Lauderdale
Serafina Italian Restaurant
and Waterfront Bistro
Charming little waterfront ristorante with
a welcoming vibe and delightful
926 NE 20th Ave., Fort Lauderdale
Sugar Reef Grill
Unassuming, Caribbean/Asian/Mediterranean fusion spot on the always-eclectic Hollywood Broadwalk.
600 N. Surf Road, Hollywood
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Blue Moon Fish Co.
Consistently fresh and delicious seafood with dockside dining. An award-winning
4405 W. Tradewinds Ave., Fort Lauderdale
Fresh-caught seafood, craft cocktails and chef-inspired dishes.
999 E. Camino Real, Boca Raton
Juniper on the Water
A premium raw bar and Saturday and Sunday brunches are among highlights at this hidden waterfront gem.
1975 S. Ocean Drive, Hallandale Beach
Intracoastal Waterway views from every table; indoor and outdoor dining with a bustling happy hour.
3300 E. Commercial Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
Fresh coastal cuisine and modern atmosphere directly on the beach. Go for the Sunday Brunch and live entertainment, stay for the seafood bar and cocktails.
Delray Sands Resort
2809 S. Ocean Blvd., Highland Beach
Sunset Catch Restaurant
Italian-meets-seafood-meets-chic atmosphere and friendly service. Regular sunset and live entertainment.
101 N Riverside Drive, Pompano Beach
and Floppy Hats
Backflip Beach Bar
Craft tacos and craft cocktails in a breezy boutique hotel beach bar.
4660 El Mar Drive,
Benny’s on the Beach
Cold beverages and beach bites
overlooking the sea.
10 S. Ocean Blvd., Lake Worth
Casual, relaxed ambience with fresh fare within view of yachts, big and small.
429 Seabreeze Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
Paradise Tiki Bar & Grill
Hidden waterfront gem with tasty burgers, frosty beverages and frequent
90 N. Bryan Road, Dania Beach
Sip a fruity cocktail and nibble on fish
tacos while catching up on the latest
Hyatt Regency Pier 66
2301 SE 17th St., Fort Lauderdale
The food? The view? Recommendations for both
15th Street Fisheries
Dockside offers casual al fresco dining while upscale dining is offered from the upstairs dining room. Don’t miss the nightly tarpon-feeding spectacle.
1900 SE 15th St., Fort Lauderdale
Billy’s Stone Crab
All you can eat stone crabs with a panoramic view from an iconic seafood restaurant
400 N. Ocean Drive, Hollywood
Dine indoors in a nautical-themed décor or al fresco under an old Banyan tree as the boats glide by. Fresh seafood, simple menu and casual elegance.
1555 SE 17th St., Fort Lauderdale
Grille 66 & Bar
Upscale dining with an equally luxurious view. Old school vibe and four-star service.
2301 SE 17th St., Fort Lauderdale
The Rusty Hook Tavern
Personal favorite for its selection of daily caught fish, craft beers and upscale food with casual vibes.
125 N. Riverside Drive,
Portico Beer & Wine Garden
A waterfront beer and wine garden with shareable, Italian-inspired dishes – and outdoor games to keep the whole
The Diplomat Landing
3460 S. Ocean Drive, Hollywood
Exquisite steaks, seafood and desserts served impeccably, overlooking A-1-A and the ocean.
W Fort Lauderdale
401 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
Brand new oceanfront restaurant with fresh, locally sourced land and sea dining.
Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach
551 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
An iconic dining spot that has evolved from bawdy to sophisticated. Visit it again and try out
the new menu.
3033 NE 32nd Ave.,