The 63 rd annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is taking over the Intracoastal Waterways October 26 -30, 2022, with much of the activity on and around Fort Lauderdale Beach.
While there will be a wealth of parties over the five days and nights, if you're looking to get a bite to eat before or after the show, 50+ restaurants and bars lie within walking distance just north and south of the main entrance, at Bahia Mar.
Whether you are looking to indulge in some of the best steaks and seafood in all of Fort Lauderdale, or discover one of the locals' favorite hidden gems for a quick bite, our definitive guide to some of the best places to dine during #FLIBS2022 has you covered, morning, noon and into late night.
Our Top Places for Breakfast before heading over to the show, that delight your palate and leave enough in your pocket, if you come across that must-have boat.
NANOU FRENCH BAKERY | 2915 E. Las Olas Blvd.
Nanou French Bakery brings a taste of France to the Atlantic shores. At NANOU they are committed to using only the finest and freshest ingredients in everything they make, including a bakery stocked with fresh bread, cakes, cookies, chocolate delights, and other enticing delicacies. Stop by for breakfast 7-days a week to enjoy everything from omelets to croissants and quiche to crepes while experiencing a taste of France. Serving daily from 7:00 am
OCEAN VIEW DELIGHT | 845 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd
Situated on the north end of Fort Lauderdale Beach near Sunrise Lane, Ocean View Delight delights guests with Mediterranean dishes that boast extraordinary taste. Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, and Dinner are all served, all day long, including a selection of Smoothies French Toast, and the best Pancakes in town.
Serving daily from 7:00 am.
OCEANSIDE PARK MARKET | 3000 E. Las Olas Blvd.
Every Saturday and Boat Show Sunday, the Market At Las Olas Oceanside Park offers a little something for everyone. Pop over when they open at 9 am for a quick breakfast on the run, ranging from fresh-cut organic fruit and smoothies to freshly baked pastries, coffee, acai bowls, and more.
Whether you are at Bahia Mar, the Convention Center, or any of the five additional Boat Show sites, our Top Places for Lunch will have you recharged and ready to get back to a day of exploring in no time at all.
BO'S BEACH | 600 Seabreeze Blvd.
Bo's Beach offers a casual beach dining experience with a twist. The menu features raw bar items like oysters, ceviche, and jumbo shrimp cocktail, as well as affordable shareable options like chicken wings, fried calamari, and barbecue pork sliders ($10 to $17). Burgers, sandwiches, salads, and soups round out the more substantial offerings, including vegetarian options including a veggie burger and watermelon salad. ($13 to $26).
BREEZES at Bahia Mar | 801 Seabreeze Blvd.
Looking for a little escape for lunch, the options are endless at Breezes located within Bahia Mar. From gourmet flatbread to salads, burgers, and local entrée favorites, the offerings are extensive. Complimented by a drink menu featuring handcrafted beers, local IPAs on draft, a broad wine list, and a full liquor bar, you can unwind in the air-conditioned dining room or al-fresco on the terrace. Serving daily from 11:30 am on the weekend.
BUBBA GUMP SHRIMP CO. | 429 S. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd.
Known for its entertaining atmosphere and world-famous shrimp dishes, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. is the perfect place to kick back and relax after a day at the beach! Cool off inside or on our shaded patio as you soak in Fort Lauderdale Beach scenery. With everything from award-winning Baby Back Ribs to Coconut Shrimp and a fun drink selection for all ages, it will be a memorable experience and surely fuel you up to keep running like Forest throughout your day. Serving daily from 11 am.
SPAZIO | 239 S. Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard
Located in the heart of Fort Lauderdale Beach, Spazio Italian Restaurant Fort Lauderdale and Wine Lounge offer a touch of glamour in a casual-chic setting, attracting locals and visitors alike. Best known for their “made for sharing” portioned starters, homemade pasta, and fresh seafood specialties, Spazio also features an ample selection of salads, flatbreads, and “Best pizza this side of Naples” for those with a light appetite or stopping in for a late bite at the bar.
Serving daily from 8 am; lunch from 11:30 am
SEA LEVEL | 3030 Holiday Drive, oceanside at Marriott Harbor Beach
With menus that reflect a dash of Florida flair and creative American touches, the cuisine at Sea Level is South Florida dining at its most inspired. Perched on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, our oceanfront restaurant’s offerings in Fort Lauderdale include the region’s freshest seafood, choice cuts of meat, and high-quality produce to appeal to every palate. Serving daily from 11 am
After a long day of touring yacht after yacht, you will certainly want to relax for a wonderful meal. Our Top 5 Picks for dinner add a dash of decadence and set the course for a delicious international journey.
BURLOCK COAST | 1 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd.
Offering modern-coastal fare with a distinctly local undercurrent, Burlock Coast is an innovative restaurant-café-market-bar that channels the creativity of Prohibition-era rum runners. Its irreverent spirit, buzzing atmosphere, and firm focus on bringing hotel guests and neighborhood locals an unprecedented food and beverage experience promise to make it stand out in the Fort Lauderdale restaurant scene. Dinner is served nightly from 5:00 pm.
EVELYN'S | 525 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd.
Set amid open-air vistas, overlooking the vibrant shores of the Atlantic Ocean, Evelyn’s Fort Lauderdale is the signature restaurant at the Four Seasons Hotel and Residences Fort Lauderdale. Featuring a menu that is based on discovery, the diverse and complex flavor compositions of the eastern Mediterranean region elevate curiosity and intrigue the most discerning palate. Serving daily from 8 am, Evelyn's Fort Lauderdale begins dinner service at 5:30 and has a lively after-hours bar scene.
KOUSINE | 841 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd.
If you are scouting out the unique, fresh flavors of South America, KOUSINE Peruvian Kitchen, is a must-try to add to the list. From classic ceviche and tiradito to vegetarian dishes, to the most delicious homemade desserts, Kousine is a hidden culinary gem on the north end of Fort Lauderdale Beach. If you have never tried Peruvian cuisine, KOUSINE is a wonderful place to start. Serving daily from 9 am; dinner service begins at 5 pm.
LONA | 321 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd
Celebrated Mexican chef Pablo Salas is behind Lona Cocina and Tequileria, The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort’s chic new Mexican eatery. Serving eclectic, soulful Mexican cooking in a chic, yet funky environment, Lona's colorful environment spill into the breathtaking outdoor bar, elegant interior dining room, tequila tasting room, and multiple private dining spaces. Come early for their nightly happy hour and sip a cocktail while overlooking the ocean, Dinner is served from 6:00 - 11 pm nightly.
STEAK 954 | 401 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd.
Nestled into the waterfront W Fort Lauderdale, Steak 954 takes full advantage of its breathtaking natural surroundings. Sweeping beach views set the scene at this luxury boutique steakhouse, designed with a fresh, clean nautical feel that draws deep inspiration from the ocean. Meat and seafood lovers will find plenty of indulgence on the menu, featuring dry-aged prime and American Wagyu beef, locally caught fish, decadent side dishes, and a global selection of fine wines and spirits. Dinner is served nightly from 5:30 pm.