Some of my favorite places…

SouthportSouthport Raw Bar – We love the ‘old bay shrimp’ and the key lime pie.  You can boat up to the back.  Casual atmosphere.

101101 Ocean – Right by the ocean.  I always get the flat breads.  Fun night spot.  Especially Friday & Saturday nights.  You can bring your dog…or bird if you sit outside.  Casual atmosphere.

VillageVillage Grille – I like the Mahi Sandwich here and it’s right beside the beach.  They also opened a little sushi joint on the corner and have a great 1/2 off selected rolls during happy hour.  Dogs allowed outside.  Casual atmosphere.

ROK:BRGR – Good burgers and a nice alternative downtown.  Kitchen open late.  Casual atmosphere.

CanyonCanyon – Everything here is good.  My favorites are the Tuna Tartare and the Bread Pudding dessert but I eat here all the time.  Known for the Prickly Pear Margarita that is made from cactus fruit.  Proper attire required.

Casa D– Upscale Italian.  I like the linguini with prawns.  They have a large dining area and a few outside tables.  Proper attire required.

Rocco'sRocco’s Tacos – Go here for location and guacamole.  They have a seasonal Rock Shrimp Taco that ‘Rocs’.  Great new place to see & be seen.  Casual/dressy attire.

Big City Tavern – I go here for late night bar.  Great staff and food.  On Las Olas so great people watching.  Casual/dressy attire.

Grateful Palate – Super cute place.  Bar & dining South Beach Style but without the crowd.  Proper attire required.

COCOCoco’s Asian Bistro – One of the best sushi places around to me.  Great dining room and friendly staff and solid food.  Proper attire required.

Lucca– Quaint dining close to the beach with awesome mushroom soup and the best Tira Misu I have ever had.  Proper attire required.

Blue MoonBlue Moon Fish Company – Great Sunday brunch.  Pricey but a favorite in Ft. Lauderdale for years and on the water!  Proper attire required.

MaxxCafe Maxx – Everyone loves the food here.  Chef Oliver always comes through with something amazing.  They do plenty of wine tasting dinners.  Give it a try!  Proper attire required.

LaBamba– My favorite fajitas in town.  Large family friendly establishment.  Casual environment.

Kitchenetta – All I can say is meatballs….meatballs….meatballs.  Casual environment.

Valentino's– Always an interesting array of Italian food with at least 15 specials every night!  Outstanding staff that knows their stuff.  Proper attire required.

Pelican– Location, location, location.  Family friendly on the beach.  Even has a lazy river on the North end.  Casual to nice.  It’s on the beach but upscale-ish.

YOLO – These guys have the monopoly on their corner.  Restaurant, O Lounge (quaint spot with DJ) & VIBE (nightclub) all in a quarter of a block.  Also on Las Olas so you can walk around.  Park your Ferrari out front…..  Proper attire required.

Tap– A stylish new bar in an area the needed something great like this place.  Open late for drinks and TONS of tap beers!  Casual environment.

STOUT – Irish sports bar with good food and 28 TV’s.  Brand new and beautiful inside.  Casual environment.

Vino– Boca Wine Bar with really good food.  I love the meatballs and roasted peppers.  You can get ANY of their wines by the glass so you can try a few!!  Proper attire required.

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