Lunch near Ft. Lauderdale Airport
I will be coming in to Ft. Lauderdale Airport on Sunday morning and will need to kill a few hours until my traveling companions arrive.
Can anyone reccommend something convenient to the airport for lunch/brunch on Sunday? Would prefer something typical of South Florida (seafood, cuban, etc.)
On a similar note, is there any gourmet market or wine shops close by where we could stock up a cooler for our trip to the Keys?
Bimini Boatyard on 17th street, seafood, nice atmosphere, outdoor seating available. Southport Raw Bar on Cordova (also in 17th street area) , a little more downscale, but good food, friendly casual atmosphere. Rustic Crab House, near the airport but opposite side of the 17th street area. It's rustic, casual, great crabs but , for me, it's more of a place to go with people. I don't know a good cuban place in the area.
There is a Total Wine store on 17th street close to the airport. Huge wine selection. Opens at noon on Sunday. There is a Publix supermarket in the same shopping center.
Hope you enjoy your vist.
Take US 1 north to the 17th St. Causeway. ( About 2 miles from airport)
Turn Right ( East) on 17th St.
There are several restaurants along the way toward the bridge. Bimini BoatYard as mentioned by a previous reader is good.
If you want to go a bit further, cross the bridge and continue North until you get to the beach ( about 2 more miles).
You'll see several restaurants: Bubba Gumps Shrimp Place, etc.
To park in that area - go to Las Olas Blvd. ( Elbow Room is on the corner).
Turn L on Las Olas, then turn Left again at the light ( before the bridge). There's plenty of parking on your left and you can easily walk to several of the restaurants, plus you'll be right on the beach.