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A lovely old house was preserved and reworked to become this cozy restaurant so prettily lighted that it's often featured in the region's promotional pieces. The culinary fare offered here is a contemporary take on American cuisine. It's not so much what you eat, however, as the ambiance in which you eat it. Here that means candlelight, views of the ocean lapping on the beach across the street, a kind of Morocco-meets-Mediterranean-meets-tropical atmosphere that somehow works.
A true blue Floridian masterpiece, Coconuts at Fort Lauderdale has some of the best seafood in the city. Serving fun food with a touch of class, the coconut shrimp, lobster roll and jambalaya are excellent. Celebrate your engagement with a sip of wine on the romantic patio, or have a beer with your buddies for a fun-filled evening.
Tucked away on a back street that's a bit tricky to find, 15th Street Fisheries has a big, cheerful bar that's popular at happy hour when the professional set flocks here in search of a date. Many stay to dine on a wide range of seafood selections with a few options for die-hard landlubbers. One thing is for sure: the fish is fresh, the dishes are creative and the setting is romantic.
Home of legendary clams and cheese-steaks, the Southport Raw Bar has carved a niche for itself. Serving fresh food throughout the year, this waterside delight has been attracting crowds since it opened in 1973. Daily specials, gratifying platters and toothsome desserts make this place a must-visit.
Thai cuisine is very popular in South Florida and good cooking has garnered this 10-year-old restaurant, a top ranking amidst the city's numerous Thai kitchens. You'll find a variety of red, green and other curries, plus pad Thai and Penang curry options, as well as seafood selections with appropriately Thai touches. Check the menu for daily specials to savor some of the best preparations. A pleasantly cozy dining room offers a romantic setting to feast on exotic flavors.
Experience the best seafood at one of the most beautiful locations in Fort Lauderdale at none other than Blue Moon Fish Co. Dine by the gorgeous Intercoastal Waterway in the shade of the patio or indoors, in the elegant dining room. Exemplary seafood dishes and wines can be sampled from the menu. Service is top-notch and the whole dining experience is worth every buck spent.
Rustic Inn is a seafood restaurant teeming with character. Located near the airport, it boasts of having some of the freshest seafood in Fort Lauderdale. Fried fish, shrimp, mussels and more are on the menu, but it's the garlic crab that keeps diners coming back for more. Some of its famous patrons include celebrities like Johnny Depp, Armand Assante and Dan Marino. There is also pasta, meat and salads to choose from, but at Rustic Inn, seafood is king.