If you can’t find something to eat in Fort Lauderdale you’re just not trying hard enough. The city is home to more than 3,500 restaurants… and saying there is something for every taste is an understatement. From pizza to fresh vegetable, seafood to cheesecake this city has it all.

     The city is called the “Venice of America,” so of course the seafood is good. 15th Street Fisheries, on (where else) 15th street, offers moderately priced dishes that include seafood from all over the world. There is even dock space for your boat!

     For a taste of Europe there are plenty of options at very reasonable prices. Ambry Restaurant on East Commercial Blvd., specializes in German cuisine and of course German draft beer, while Anthony’s Runway 84 on State Road 84 is like a trip to the old country – if the old country happens to be Italy.   This is really a NY Italian restaurant... for authentic italian you can try Cafe D Angelo on US1 near Sunrish Bouleard

     When it comes to sushi the meal should be prepared in front of you, which is just how they do it at Benihana, located on East Commercial Blvd. In addition to the sushi bar the menu includes fresh steaks, chicken, seafood and vegetables, all served communal style on teppanyaki tables.  Heart Rock Sushi on Las Olas is not fancy but they have  great fresh fish.

     World leaders, including FDR and Winston Churchill, have eaten at Cap’s Place in Pompano Beach. You’ll have to take a boat from the mainland but for the fresh broiled seafood, fresh chowder and other specialties it’s worth the ride and more!

On the water at Commercian Boulevard is Cafe Blue Fish. Further S is Shirtail Charleys and Charleys Crab - both fantastic people watching hangouts.