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Seafood

Aruba Beach Cafe — 1Com­mer­cial Blvd., Laud­erdale-bythe-Sea, 954-776-0001. Lon­grun­ning, beach­side restau­rant that is a hit among lo­cals and tourists alike. The lob­ster is fan­tas­tic, and so are the sand­wiches. Mod­er­ate-ex­pen­sive. Lunch, din­ner. Re­viewed 08-3013. Blue Moon Fish Com­pany — 4405 W. Tradewinds Ave., Laud­erdale-by-the-Sea, 954-267-9888. The seafood­heavy menu and ser­vice is just as spec­tac­u­lar as the set­ting on the In­tra­coastal. Ex­pen­sive-very ex­pen­sive. Lunch, din­ner, brunch. Re­viewed 7-18-13. Chatham House — 4331N. Ocean Drive, Laud­erdale-bythe-Sea, 954-351-0310. While it doesn’t break any new culi­nary ground, this restau­rant de­liv­ers solid seafood and steak in a com­fort­able, old-fash­ioned set­ting. Ex­pen­sive. Din­ner. Re­viewed1-9-14. G& B Oys­ter Bar — 429 Seabreeze Blvd., Fort Laud­erdale, 954-525-2425. This lively 60-seater is so com­mit­ted to fresh oys­ters that it ships di­rectly from Vir­ginia, New York and Wash­ing­ton. Mod­er­ate-ex­pen­sive. Din­ner. Re­viewed10-19-12. Kelly’s Land­ing — 1305 SE 17th St., Fort Laud­erdale, 954-760-7009. Friendly, New Eng­land-style seafood restau­rant in a strip mall with su­perb fried clams and steamed lob­ster. In­ex­pen­sive-ex­pen­sive. Lunch, din­ner, brunch. Re­view12-23-12. Lob­ster Bar Sea Grille — 450 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Laud­erdale, 954-772-2675. Seafood and steak is on the menu at this gor­geous down­town restau­rant best ex­pe­ri­enced on busy week­ends, when there’s al­ways a party. Very ex­pen­sive. Lunch, din­ner. Re­view11-1-13. Ocean2000 — 2000 N. Ocean Blvd., Fort Laud­erdale, 954-568-9431. Seafood and steaks, some with a Latin fla­vor. The best seats are on the 250-foot ocean­front ve­randa. Ex­pen­sivev­ery ex­pen­sive. Break­fast, lunch, din­ner, brunch. Re­viewed 3-15-13. Ren­dezvous Wa­ter­front Bar and Grill — 2525 Ma­rina Bay Drive West, Fort Laud­erdale, 954-797-0054. Tucked-away, Florida Keys-es­que wa­ter­front restau­rant with in­ex­pen­sive drinks and crowd-pleas­ing seafood. Mod­er­ate. Lunch, din­ner. Re­viewed 7-11-12. Sea — 235 Commercial Blvd., Laud­erdale-by-the-Sea, 954-533-2580. Ital­ian at lunch. Seafood at din­ner. Both meals at this tiny restau­rant of­fer out­stand­ing qual­ity and value. Moder­a­te­ex­pen­sive. Lunch, din­ner. Re­viewed 9-15-13. Sea Watch on the Ocean — 6002 N. Ocean Blvd., Fort Laud­erdale, 954-781-2200. This old-fash­ioned, 40-year-old seafood house of­fers clas­sic seafood and an ocean view. Moder­a­te­ex­pen­sive. Lunch, din­ner. Re­viewed11-10-13. Tru­luck’s — 2584 E. Sun­rise Blvd., Fort Laud­erdale, 954-396-5656. Fresh seafood and steaks in a chic set­ting with won­der­ful, old-fash­ioned touches. Din­ner. Ex­pen­sive-very ex­pen­sive. Re­viewed 4-12-13.

Amer­i­can

Blue Willy’s Bar­be­cue — 1386 S. Federal High­way, Pom­pano Beach, 954-224-6120. Out­stand­ing ar­ti­san bar­be­cue where brisket reigns, but chicken and Thurs­day brisket are close be­hind. No-frills set­ting. Ex­pen­sive­mod­er­ate. Lunch, din­ner. Re­view 10-3-13. Chez Porky’s — 105 S. Sixth St., Pom­pano Beach, 954-946-5590. It opened in 1985 and has been win­ning chick­enwing com­pe­ti­tions ever since. Bar­be­cue, New Or­leans-style seafood and Ital­ian food are also on the menu. In­ex­pen­sive-mod­er­ate. Lunch-din­ner. Re­view 3-21-13. Dar­rel and Oliver’s Café Maxx — 2601E. At­lantic Blvd., Pom­pano Beach, 954-782-0606. Three decades haven’t damped the enthusiasm of Dar­rel Broek and Oliver Saucy, who look to the world for in­spi­ra­tion at their so­phis­ti­cated, new-Amer­i­can cafe. Ex­pen­sivev­ery ex­pen­sive. Din­ner. Re­viewed 2-10-13.

Asian

Shishka Le­banese Grill — Pom­pano Citi Cen­tre, 1901N. Federal High­way, Pom­pano Beach, 954-943-2999. The price is right at this neigh­bor­hood eatery, which serves all the great Le­banese dishes, in­clud­ing grilled lamb, mloukhieh, baba ghanoush and kibbe. Re­viewed 9-7-12.

Ital­ian

An­gelo’s Sta­tion House Grille — 1544 SE Third Court, Deer­field Beach, 754-227-5961. A classy, yet com­fort­able Ital­ian restau­rant where the grilled lob­ster ore­gatano is the star of the menu. Ex­pen­sive. Din­ner. Re­viewed 3-01-13. Ernie’s Ital­ian Chop­house — 3150 N. Federal High­way, Light­house Point, 954-781-0910. Equal parts steak­house, club­house and fine Ital­ian restau­rant where the chef, not tra­di­tion, guides the menu. Mod­er­ate-very ex­pen­sive. Din­ner. Re­viewed 5-5-12. Mediter­ra­neo Cafe and Grill — 420 N. Federal High­way, Pom­pano Beach, 754-222-9174. Mem­bers of the Mag­giore fam­ily cook and wait ta­bles at this charm­ing Si­cil­ian restau­rant, where pasta with sar­dines is a must-or­der. Mod­er­ate-ex­pen­sive. Lunch, din­ner. Re­viewed12-13-13.

Latin/Mex­i­can/ Span­ish

Bar­racuda Bar and Seafood —1965 NE Sec­ond St., Deer­field Beach, 954-531-1290. Tra­di­tional and not-so tra­di­tional Brazil­ian seafood with friendly ser­vice and live mu­sic. Moder­a­te­ex­pen­sive. Lunch, din­ner. Re­viewed12-28-12.

Seafood

Cap’s Place Is­land Restau­rant — 2765 NE 28th Court, Light­house Point, 954-941-0418. This old-fash­ioned seafood restau­rant is as much about rid­ing the boat to its his­toric set­ting as it is about the meal. Ex­pen­sive-very ex­pen­sive. Din­ner. Re­viewed 6-27-13. McCoy’s Ocean­front — 1200 N. Ocean Blvd., Pom­pano Beach, 954-782-0100. Fresh Florida seafood and other lo­cally sourced in­gre­di­ents are the fo­cus at this Mar­riott ho­tel restau­rant. Ex­pen­sive. Break­fast, lunch, din­ner. Re­viewed11-7-13. Sun­set Catch — 101N. River­side Drive, Pom­pano Beach, 954-545-0901. Long­time res­tau­ra­teurs Mario and Na­dia Spina com­bine Ital­ian and seafood with an in­cred­i­ble In­tra­coastal view. Mod­er­ate-ex­pen­sive. Din­ner. Re­viewed 9-13-13.

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