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Must-try restaurants in Fort Lauderdale

"Outdoor restaurant amongst palm trees with view of beach and ocean in Fort Lauderdale, Florida."

In addition to Fort Lauderdale’s gorgeous beaches and vibrant arts and culture destinations, there’s an array of top-notch dining venues to visit as well.

Whether you’re in the mood for Asian fusion, farm-to-table cuisine, a nice juicy steak, or a mouthwatering Cuban sandwich, there are plenty of culinary destinations that are sure to satisfy any type of craving.

Here are a few of the best restaurants you should definitely visit in Fort Lauderdale:

Foxy Brown
723 East Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL

This enticing gastropub is famous for its creative twists on classics and their very generous portions. If you’re looking for a hearty and healthy meal, their veggie burger is sure to hit the spot, with its heaping housemade patty topped with fried tomato, spinach, and provolone.

Foxy Brown is a popular place for brunch, especially during the weekends, with its diverse menu that includes dishes like banana bread grilled cheese and banana foster pancakes. These are perfect when paired with their signature drinks such as the mango mimosa or cereal flavored milk served with donut holes.

Chima Steakhouse
2400 E. Las Olas Blvd. Fort Lauderdale, FL

Chima is the perfect spot if you’re craving for authentic Brazilian churrasco grilled to perfection. Located minutes away from the beach in the vibrant Las Olas Boulevard, Chima offers an unforgettable dining experience where guests can sink their teeth into more than 15 varieties of juicy rotisserie meats including ribs, chicken, pork, filet, top sirloin, sausage, lamb, and more.

On top of that, the restaurant’s salad bar also offers an enticing mix of American and Brazilian favorites from cheeses to cold cuts, soups to Brazilian hot dishes, and many more.

500 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Etaru is a neighborhood Japanese restaurant at its core, inviting local diners and visitors with its chic urban vibe and award-winning menu. One of its highlights is its stylish indoor-outdoor multi-functional space, which was designed by Miami Beach’s Urban Robot Associates.

Diners can savor Etaru’s mouthwatering dishes at the restaurant’s open concept grill and sushi counter, where you can watch the chefs prepare your food. Etaru also treats guests to an incredible happy hour from 5pm to 9pm, offering Whispering Angel rosé glasses for $4 each, which pairs perfectly with bar snacks like their shishito pepper tempura and Brussel sprouts with wasabi mayo.

Louie Bossi’s
1032 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL

One of the most popular dining destinations in Las Olas Boulevard, Louie Bossi’s is the place to go for authentic Italian cuisine.

The restaurant’s signature Italian dishes are guaranteed to thrill your taste buds – just a single bite from a meatball, one forkful of pasta, or one slice of pizza bursts with flavor, bringing out the best of every ingredient. Chef and owner Louie Bossi is known for his DIY approach, which has helped him earn prestigious certifications from Chef Brian Polcyn and “Master Pizza Maker” from San Francisco’s Scuola Italiana Pizzaioli.

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