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Ft Lauderdale Seafood Restaurants

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

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

    Sunfish Grill
    , Pompano Beach, FL 33060

    1. 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

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

      2. 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. 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

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

          2. 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. 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

                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

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

                  1. re: freakerdude

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

                    1. re: Alfred G

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