Hollywood Beach restaurants?
My friend and I are going to Hollywood Beach for four days on a girls' vacation. We will most likely NOT have a rental car (we are staying at the Marriott on the beach) unless someone thinks we really need one... can anyone recommend restaurants that are walking distance or a short cab ride away? We are mid 20s, and probably prefer steak, Mexican, Italian but are open to whatever. We went to Ft. Lauderdale in April and went to a place called H2O and really liked it a lot (for an idea of what we like).
For nice Caribbean eats, Sugar Reef. Chicage-style pizza, Capone's. Great burgers and atmosphere, Le Tub. For the Italian, Giorgio's.
There's your 4 nights!
Las Brisas for good Argentine-Italian, Istanbul for Turkish. Both on the Boardwalk. Agree with all dbarnard recs. Taverna Opa on Ocean Drive for Greek in a loud, raucous and fun atmosphere.
Walking distance- LeTub for burgers and beer, Capone's for casual italian on the water, walk down the broadwalk to Sugar Reef for breakfast or lunch. Don't love their dinner. Pork dishes tend to be a strength. Avoid pasta unless you like paying for boxed pasta with ragu... I would also recommend Giorgio's bakery for breakfast and lunch. They also have outside seating on the water.
I think your crew will like Opa for dinner. It's walkable if you aren't in your girly girl shoes...
short cab ride..
You can also cab it to downtown area and hit Lola's on Harrison for dinner. Fulvio's (upscale Italian)just started a $35 three course dinner on weeknights (downtown too)
Ocean Alley on the broadwalk does a surprisingly nice casual inexpensive breakfast. Not a bad spot for a drink too
If you are in the mood for a "seafood shack" take a short cab ride to Tark's. Counter seating only.
Lola's on Harrison
2032 Harrison Street, Hollywood, FL 33020
1900 Harrison St, Hollywood, FL 33020
Capone's Flicker Lite Pizza
1014 N Ocean Dr, Hollywood, FL 33019
1100 N Ocean Dr, Hollywood, FL 33019
Giorgio's Bakery & Bistro
800 N Ocean Dr, Hollywood, FL 33019
600 N Surf Rd, Hollywood, FL 33019
410 N.Ocean Dr., Hollywood, FL 33019
Tark's of Dania
1317 S Federal Hwy, Dania, FL 33004
Ocean Alley Southwestern
900 N Broadwalk, Hollywood, FL 33019
re: The Chowfather
Of your list, we only ate at one place- Capones. It was ok pizza, the sauce was much too sweet for my taste. We did not sit outside by the water but did go out there to see the view... The ideal thing about Capone's is it is open until 4am...
LeTub is right next door but we didn't go in, we did eat @ Nick's on the boardwalk but it was nothing spectacular.
Had really good lunch at Padrino's- it's over the drawbridge on Hallendale Beach Blvd and a little past the Walmart-not sure how walkable from your hotel.
I do think you need a car because you are really limiting yourselves to what is unfortunately not a food mecca in the Hollywood area. I really wish that was not true, but sadly it is. Unless the food is not that important to you, you will need a car or cabs. You don't say how long you will be here - if it's just for two dinners, than you could get by. Most of the places that have been recommended are okay, but not really food destinations. There are some good restaurants, but not in your immedate area.
I recommended Istanbul on my post of July 22, 2009. We were there Wednesday night and it was mediocre at best. The dips and lamb shish were skimpy and tasteless. I rescind my previous rec.