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Fort Lauderdale Restaurants with a View

racing1 Oct 12, 2006 08:50 AM

Any tips on a restaurant in a setting with a nice ocean view. Something with good food and ambience? Thought 3030 ocean might be one but looking at their website, I am not so sure?? I also understand that the success of a restaurant with a view is dependant on the quality of the food!

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  1. Munchkin RE: racing1 Oct 12, 2006 11:50 AM

    Casablanca Cafe
    3049 Alhambra St.
    Fort Lauderdale, FL

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      rebus1805 RE: racing1 Oct 12, 2006 12:30 PM

      We love the Southport Raw Bar on Cordova near the 17th St. Causeway. Very casual dockside dining with a view right down a canal. We do not see many tourists, mostly boaters. Place has been around about 30 years. Prices very fair. Good seafood, nothing fancy. Bimini Boatyard on the 17th St. Causeway has a nice canal view also with higher prices and pleasant ambiance. Food is OK.

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        feelinpeckish RE: rebus1805 Oct 17, 2006 06:53 PM

        Enjoyed Bimini Boatyard for lunch twice with friends. Food was better than ok but service is practically non existant. Nice view, a bit noisy but ok for lunch. For dinner, I'm not so sure.

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        Andrewski RE: racing1 Oct 12, 2006 02:01 PM

        I had and nice dinner at Trina, it has outdoor seating overlooking the beach. It was a bit pricy though.

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          Andy RE: racing1 Oct 15, 2006 09:12 PM

          Blue Moon Fish is GREAT_ food looks so gorgeous that you don't wnant to touch it- but it is AWESOME_ expensive- RIGHT on the Intracoastal with gorgeous views. Very contemporary hip restaurant- also good for people watching.

          Also Sea Watch is right on the OCEAN..they have an early bird- and are filled with seniors- but after early bird, regular menu.

          This time of year though, you have to hit Seawatch prior to sunset to see the sun go down- so expect lots of seniors- No problem at my end but didn't know how old you were.

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            racing1 RE: Andy Oct 16, 2006 08:03 AM

            Thanks for both replies andy. We are there for a week so will give everywhere a try! Most looking forward to the icecream at Jaxsons!

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              cucuzza RE: Andy Oct 16, 2006 06:16 PM

              Hmm Andy; don't mean to be a smart=alec. but If I remember correctly, the Sea Watch is right on the ocean facing EAST. Would be mighty difficult to observe a sun set from this position.

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                Andy RE: cucuzza Oct 16, 2006 06:57 PM

                LOL ! yes it is facing East, but it still has a nice oceanview.

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                feelinpeckish RE: Andy Oct 17, 2006 06:56 PM

                A number of years ago we were guests at Sea Watch. It was very good and in fact the only downside was trying to park - it is a busy place and maybe an earlier time slot would remedy that problem

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                  Janette RE: feelinpeckish Dec 2, 2009 11:21 PM

                  Was at the Sea Watch last week the day before Thanksgiving and was shocked to see how empty it was at 6.30 pm. The bar area was completely empty and the waitress told us that trade was really slow and that they were praying for a good season. The food (and the view) were great!

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