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munchhound63 Sep 13, 2010 11:32 AM

Who serves the best seafood in the Lauderdale area? Particularly interested in fresh grouper.

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    munchhound63 Oct 8, 2010 02:29 PM

    How about Rustic Inn, Southport Raw Bar, or Whales Rib? Recommendations/comments?

    Southport Raw Bar
    1536 Cordova Rd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

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    1. re: munchhound63
      OysterHo Oct 10, 2010 03:47 PM

      I've had oysters at Whales Rib and they were awesome.

      The Whale in Parkland: good oysters, clams, great lobster bisque (my fav anywhere), great all you can eat crab specials tuesdays, lobster mondays, love their bloody marys, cheeseburger was pretty good too

      Southport Raw Bar: a dive, good oysters, wings, fish and chips were good, but don't get the crab cakes. Good beer, it's a dive, don't expect miracles from their food

      Southport Raw Bar
      1536 Cordova Rd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

      1. re: OysterHo
        freakerdude Oct 11, 2010 09:41 AM

        Is The Whale Raw Bar somehow related to Whale's Rib?

        1. re: freakerdude
          Alfred G Oct 11, 2010 10:01 AM

          I believe it's the former owner of the Whale's Rib.

          1. re: Alfred G
            freakerdude Oct 11, 2010 10:02 AM

            OK, that is what I read somewhere but wasn't exactly sure.

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      Raboi Sep 26, 2010 06:40 PM

      I like the recommendation for Sunfish Grill. Also check out 3030 Ocean

      Third choice would be Blue Moon

      Sunfish Grill
      , Pompano Beach, FL 33060

      3030 Ocean
      Harbor Beach Resort Marriott, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

      1. j
        jindomommy Sep 15, 2010 08:17 PM

        It's not a "seafood" restaurant per se. But Greek Islands Taverna does fantastic octopus and their fish dishes are really good. They are a lot cheaper than places like Sunfish. I think their "grouper" is really delicious.

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        1. re: jindomommy
          tlubow Sep 16, 2010 06:28 AM

          We had a whole yellowtail snapper there a couple of weeks ago that was very good.

        2. taiga Sep 14, 2010 06:59 AM

          For what it's worth, though I hate to spoil dinner, most scientific sources agree that eating grouper is best avoided; this is one of the fish on the verge of collapse. This is part of the reason that the "phony" grouper exists, and possibly, it's not such a bad thing, though clearly unethical.

          1. CFByrne Sep 14, 2010 04:44 AM

            Be careful of phony grouper. If you see a "deal" on grouper, chances are very good it's some other fish. Real grouper is on the expensive side.


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            1. re: CFByrne
              CFByrne Sep 14, 2010 05:20 AM

              BTW my reference is NOT to any specific restaurant AT ALL (it may have appeared that way), just Grouper in general in Florida.

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              rsanders99 Sep 13, 2010 12:03 PM

              Sunfish Grill without a doubt. No need to look further.

              Sunfish Grill
              , Pompano Beach, FL 33060

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