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Pre-cruise stay in FLL

cruisingmickey Sep 4, 2013 12:25 PM


We're staying at the Ritz Carlton in Lauderdale before going on our honeymoon cruise. Just wondering where to catch some good meals for:


For lunch and dinner, would prefer someplace with outdoor seating (if not waterfront). Lunch is just for something light - burgers, sandwiches, maybe some seafood (i.e., scallop / lobster roll) and at dinner, we'd be up for hitting some place romantic (again someplace with outdoor seating near the water) for steak and seafood (lobster).

Any and all suggestions will be greatly appreciated

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    dlgc809 Sep 4, 2013 01:26 PM

    For dinner Steak 954 is perfect, great food, outside seating across from the ocean and wonderful service.

    1. t
      tlubow Sep 4, 2013 08:14 PM

      Try S3 at the Hilton for lunch or dinner.

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        crewsweeper Sep 5, 2013 04:18 AM

        For lunch there's always Le Tub in Dancia Beach/Hollywood. On the beach, south of theairport. About a 20 minute drive from the Ritz.

        In Fort Lauderdale beach there's Primati Brothers. Not ont he beach but across the street (No Atlantic Blvd& A1A ) and you can easily walk over to the beach. About a mile north of the Ritz.

        Further up (about 5 miles) is Aruba Beach Cafe. Great place for casual lunch or dinner. Will get you in the Caribbean mood for your cruise.

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        1. re: crewsweeper
          BlueHerons Oct 23, 2013 06:32 PM

          Le Tub isn't on the beach, it is on the Intracoastal Waterway. Horrible service but decent burger. If they are busy, they won't let you order anything but the burger.

          Big City Tavern on Las Olas is excellent.

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          nhealy Sep 7, 2013 06:36 AM

          Casablanca on A1A --Lunch or Dinner

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            sfeatz Sep 9, 2013 07:31 AM

            For lunch- Coconuts is close by and is a perfect spot on the water. For casual lunch and raw bar, Southport off of 17th.
            Blue Moon Fish company is a bit farther away, but a great waterfront choice for dinner.
            For breakfast, I would recommend OB House across from the Broward Center.

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              sine_qua_non Oct 24, 2013 02:10 PM

              Market 17 always does good work.

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              1. re: sine_qua_non
                Ray2 Oct 26, 2013 02:18 PM

                Except with fish which is invariably over cooked (4 out of 4 times).

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