Coconuts Waterside Grill is a great casual spot to enjoy some sunshine and awesome food. Sit outside on the wooden patio overlooking the Intracoastal and sample a variety of fresh seafood dishes like lobster rolls, coconut shrimps, oysters, or swordfish. There are also steaks served with herb butter and even alligator on offer for the adventurous. On Sundays, you can catch the boat show, which features extravagant yachts of all kinds. The food is a great value and the staff is pleasant and helpful. This is truly is an iconic South Florida dive.
429 Seabreeze Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA +1 954 525 2421
When it comes to making decadent French pastries, La Crepe is not fooling around. We suggest you try the raspberry-passion fruit or the pistachio chocolate layer cake. The crispy exteriors of the almond croissants are generously dusted with powdered sugar. La Crepe also offers both sweet and savory crepe varieties. The French Reblochon crepe with bacon and potatoes is a crowd pleaser. La Crepe also has healthier options including delicate salads abundant with fresh veggies and fragrant olive oil. For something sweet after, they also have an enormous selection of homemade ice cream. This place really is one for the books.
6250 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA +1 954 368 4068
At Gilbert’s 17th Street Grill, prepare for perfect burgers made with juicy patties, gooey melted cheese, ruby red tomatoes, and crispy lettuce. Each burger is served with a pickle, coleslaw, and fresh cut fries as well. You can also order a multitude of other sandwiches, wraps, soups and salads, which feature daily specials. For dessert, delve into one of their outstandingly creative caramel and chocolate kitchen sink cookies, which is like nothing you’ve ever seen. It’s piled high with chocolate caramel candies and even cookies.
Harbor Shops, 1821 Cordova Rd., Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA +1 954 768 8990