Discover Epic Dining and September Deals
in Greater Fort Lauderdale
There are countless ways to work up an appetite in Greater Fort Lauderdale. Play amid 23 miles of sunny beaches, 300 miles of navigable waterways and acres of exotic Florida Everglades. Explore the upscale shopping and downtown arts scene. Then grab a plate and explore all of the epic eating opportunities. And with Crave GFL Restaurant Month returning in September, this is the perfect time to start planning some tasty travels in Greater Fort Lauderdale.
Discover a diverse and innovative cuisine scene that includes fresh takes on comfort food, authentic global cuisine, spectacular brunches by the water, and chef-driven menus you won’t forget.
You’ll find the craft brewery scene is overflowing with tasty options, including Hollywood Brewing Company and Tap 42 Bar & Kitchen. Park and Ocean’s in-house brewery, Shady Brewing, is unique in that it’s located inside Hugh Taylor Birch State Park. The Tap Room at Funky Buddha Brewery serves up brew house tours as well as a full menu of food and experimental brews to wash it down. And the new Tarpon River Brewery features an innovative tap list and beer-inspired menu housed in an industrial-style space imbued with Old Florida charm.
The mood is “Venice of America” at Greater Fort Lauderdale’s dock-and-dine restaurants. Try BAO Bar + Asian Kitchen or Boatyard, which serves hook-to-table Floribbean cuisine under a picturesque gumbo limbo tree.
If you’re looking for deeper horizons, dine with an ocean view on Fort Lauderdale beach, like the steak, seafood and sushi of S3 or the Old Florida elegance of OCEAN2000. And at Terra Marre, Executive Chef Johan Svensson has thoughtfully created a menu that takes sophisticated palates on a world tour. His culinary excursions include Peru, Provence and North Africa, which are represented by Ceviche, Bouillabaise and harissa-spiced Chicken Tagine.
At Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, don’t let the cards and concerts distract you from what’s really important: Japanese wagyu at the elegant Kuro restaurant. Have a quiet alfresco dinner overlooking the pool or come for the new Hard Rock Signature Brunch. The delicious Sunday spectacle is served poolside and features food stations, charcuterie, raw bar, desserts and more, as well as bottomless bubbles, mimosas and Bloody Marys.
Las Olas Boulevard delivers an upscale row of shops, galleries, restaurants and bars, including Rooftop @ 1WLO. Enter the elevator and press “R” for rooftop. When the doors open, order a perfectly mixed cocktail and bar bites and enjoy the skyline view.
Further downtown, FATVillage is a haven for artists and creative entrepreneurs. Henry’s Sandwich Station is new to the scene there, serving up cutting edge cuisine featuring artisanal breads from local bakers layered with house-smoked and -cured meats. There’s also the monthly FATVillage Art Walk, which brings a tempting selection of food trucks and art-lovers to this hip and creative neighborhood.
Greater Fort Lauderdale has all the right ingredients for a fresh, foodie getaway — including appetizing previews to get you inspired. Watch Crave GFL TV, the destination’s online food series on Hello Sunny TV. The second season is now streaming with host and Yelp! Community Director Blue Arauz. He’ll be taking you inside the kitchens of Greater Fort Lauderdale’s best chefs and sampling some of their signature creations. You can always watch season one and two online at sunny.org/tv.
While you’re there, visit sunny.org/cravegfl to browse participating restaurants offering specially priced menus during restaurant month, September 1-30. Whatever you’re craving, Greater Fort Lauderdale has a table for you.
Bring your appetite for adventure and plan your foodie getaway at sunny.org/vacationplanner.