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Best Restaurants in Fort LauderdaleOur favorites include some of this destination's best restaurants—from fine dining to simple fare.

You'll find casual fare and fun places to go just south of Las Olas Boulevard: At Tom Jenkins' Bar-B-Q, the sauce makes the meal. Down-home accompaniments such as cornbread muffins and sweet potato pie further explain the long lines at this self-serve barbecue joint, where smoky aromas penetrate the air and the rustic décor meets expectations.

Where to Eat in Fort Lauderdale

Elegant décor, a sophisticated menu and a refined, tuxedo-garbed wait staff transform ordinary Chinese dining into an epicurean event at Rainbow Palace. Duck and shrimp preparations are standouts.

Sea Watch on the Ocean specializes in fresh seafood dishes, ocean views and island-casual ambience. Whet your appetite with crab-stuffed artichoke hearts or Bahamian conch chowder, and then try a tempting seafood bouillabaisse or salmon roasted in white wine. Steak and poultry entrées are equally imaginative.

Eating Out at a Diner

Moonlite Diner revives the 1950s roadside eatery at 6201 N. Andrews Ave. A shiny chrome exterior, checkerboard floors, red-and-white-vinyl booths and counter seating on swirling stools remind customers of a bygone era, as do large portions of moderately priced home-style meals—burgers, chili, corned beef hash, meatloaf and “smashed” potatoes. Order a cheeseburger and a shake and relive those rock ‘n' roll days at this food place, open from 6 a.m. to midnight during the week (and later on Friday and Saturday).

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Fort Lauderdale, FL

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Travel Information

City Population



7 ft.

Sales Tax

The sales tax in Broward County is 6 percent. A tourist development tax of 5 percent is levied on rental accommodations.



Police (non-emergency)

(954) 828-5700; Sheriff (954) 764-4357

Fire (non-emergency)

(954) 828-6800

Time and Temperature

(954) 748-4444


Broward Health Imperial Point, (954) 776-8500; Broward Health Medical Center, (954) 355-4400; Holy Cross Hospital, (954) 771-8000.

Visitor Information

512 N.E. 3rd Ave. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301. Phone:(954)462-6000

Air Travel

Airline tickets, information on flight reservations and flights are available at

Rental Cars

Hertz, at the airport, offers discounts to AAA members; phone (954) 764-1199 or (800) 654-3080.

Rail Service

The Amtrak station is at 200 S.W. 21st Terr. For trip information and reservations phone (800) 872-7245.


The bus terminal serving the destination is Greyhound Lines Inc., 515 N.E. 3rd St.; phone (954) 764-6551.


Cabs are plentiful. Fares are metered and are $4.50 for the first mile and $2.40 for each additional mile (plus 40c per minute during stops). The largest company is Yellow Cab, (954) 565-5400 or (954) 777-7777.

Public Transportation

Broward County Transit, (954) 357-8400, provides transportation to all sections of Fort Lauderdale and its outlying areas. Buses also are available between the downtown area and the beach. Sun Trolley offers many routes that service the downtown and beach areas; for information phone (954) 761-3543.

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