A perk to eating out in South Florida's is visiting it's well-known assets, the waterfront bars and restaurants. Florida has some of the most vibey seaside eateries you'll ever visit, and every spot has its own personality, be it an Old Florida establishment or a hidden gem on the Intracoastal Waterway.
Swanky spots like the new SALT 7 - Fort Lauderdale in Fort Lauderdale and Lona Cocina Tequileria offer a high-end experience with water views serving up seafood, steaks, latin cuisine and Intracoastal Waterway views. And, traveling north, dockside establishments such as Delray Beach's Deck 84 or Boynton Beach's Two Georges welcome crowds for their live music, exciting cocktails, and lively night scene.
We wanted to highlight some of the best spots in South Florida from the casual happy-hour spot overlooking a marina to a fine-dining establishment with an upscale menu and an Atlantic Ocean panorama views. Be it a tiki bar retreat, live music jam, or a sports bar with all the bustling action, here is our list of the best waterview dining experiences in South Florida.
Viva La Playa- Lake Worth Beach
Just steps away from Benny's on The Beach at Lake Worth Beach Casino sits their NEW sister Latin inspired restaurant on the beachfront. Oceanside flavors by Chef Jeremy Hanlon and inspired by Latin America. The restaurant offers brunch, lunch and dinner with a menu that celebrates the bold latin american approach to cuisine - featuring flavors from mexico, peru, colombia, cuba and brazil among many other remarkable places. Every Wednesday at Viva La Playa, enjoy exclusive by the bottle pricing on their South American wine selection. Every Tuesday, celebrate "Taco Tuesday" the authentic way by enjoying a tasting of their favorite tequilas paired specifically with chef created tacos. This new restaurant is MUST!
Old Key Lime House- Lake Worth Beach
Old Key Lime House has been voted one of the BEST casual party destinations in the area. Enjoy the best sunset views in South Florida while dining on delicious fresh seafood and local fare and sipping on cool, refreshing cocktails in an inviting and relaxed atmosphere. They offer a Kids Zone play area. Old Key Lime House boasts a breathtaking waterside ambiance with the best view possible of the South Florida Intracoastal Waterway, and the largest Gator viewing site. It's open for lunch and dinner during the week. Or check us out for brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. Happy Hour is Mon - Fri from 4pm-7pm in the bar area. Enjoy the outdoor waterfront dining and TIKI bar. Come listen to the live music on weekends.
Cafe des Artistes- Jupiter
Captivating Sceneries. Mouthwatering French Cuisine. Cafe des Artistes is a quaint waterfront French restaurant and bistro in Jupiter, FL. Sitting in the heart of Jupiter Yacht Club Marina, our French restaurant offers front-row seats to some of the most beautiful sceneries in South Florida. Dine with us today and bask in the magnificent view as we serve you traditional and truly mouthwatering French cuisine.
Deck 84 was named Top 100 Al Fresco Dining Restaurants by Opentable Diners for numerous years, caters to our prime waterfront location. From smoked fish dip and crispy calamari starters to prime beef burgers and fresh salads, there is something for everyone. Expect to find local Florida seafood such as grouper, snapper, wahoo, or cobia on special nightly. Whether you arrive by car, bike, boat or foot, Deck 84 is the place to be. Spend the day enjoying refreshing cocktails, waterfront views, and delicious food.
Coconuts- Fort Lauderdale
The NEW Coconuts is Fort Lauderdale at its best! With expansive, uninterrupted views of Fort Lauderdale’s intercoastal waterways, Coconuts is a premiere waterfront dining destination and the perfect place to watch the boats cruise by and the sun set. At Coconuts they provide an upscale dining experience in a casual setting, you can raft your boat at our dock or bring your dog on a leash, even your mother-in-law will enjoy; where the atmosphere is fun, relaxed, and the food is great. Coconuts is open 7 days a week, including Brunch on Sundays, stop in and see what Fort Lauderdale is all about! -be nice
La Mar by Gastón Acurio- Miami
Featuring the acclaimed cuisine of chef Gastón Acurio, La Mar by Gastón Acurio offers diners the chance to explore the authentic and diverse flavours of Peruvian gastronomy. With an atmospheric setting overlooking Biscayne Bay and the Miami skyline, the restaurant’s contemporary design provides the perfect backdrop for La Mar’s signature ceviches, freshly grilled anticuchos and speciality cocktails. Offering a mix of indoor and outdoor seating with three lively bars providing distinctive culinary experiences the menu ranges from upscale novo-Andean fare to Asian-Peruvian fusion and traditional seafood ceviche.
S A L T 7- Fort Lauderdale
Indulge your palate with exquisite shared plates, gourmet entrees and premium cocktails in a trendy, upscale atmosphere. SALT7 is derived from a blend of 7 exotic salts used to season their prime steaks and enticing dishes, making them truly unforgettable. We pay attention to every detail ensuring your dining experience is remarkable from the moment you step into SALT7, located Indulge your palate with exquisite shared plates, gourmet entrees and premium cocktails in a trendy, upscale atmosphere. Their unique name is derived from a blend of 7 exotic salts used to season their prime steaks and enticing dishes, making them truly unforgettable.
Beach House Pompano- Pompano Beach
The Beach House is a chic, upscale venue with a panoramic 2nd floor bar offering modern surf 'n' turf dishes & drinks. The restaurant is located on the oceanfront of the Pompano Beach. Seasoned jumbo white shrimp, topped with Beach House slaw, fresh grilled mango. MALLIPO PULLED PORK 14. Marinated Korean style pork... just to name a few. This is a true dining experience.
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