Situated north of Miami at about half an hour’s drive, Fort Lauderdale is the seat of Broward County in the state of Florida. One of the most desirable places to reside in the Miami metropolitan area, the city is abound with miles and miles of resplendent coastline and an alluring sun beaming throughout the year. Fort Lauderdale is widely known as an all-out travel haven with plenty of rejuvenating patches of greens, classy yet sumptuous dining, with a thrilling bonanza of scintillating experiences and lastly for making wonderful memories.
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Mai-Kai Restaurant and Polynesian Show – The restaurant features an exotic decor and has been serving authentic traditional Cantonese and American dishes for almost half a century. Mai-Kai is often referred to as a “historical gem” showcasing the Tiki culture of the 50s, the ‘little hokey’ Polynesian dinner show in Oakland Park an absolute must-do for first timers here. Featuring thatched roof, statues, tiki torches, the entire ambience and decor of the place is reminiscent of a Polynesian village. The extravagant eatery is popular for its grilled steak, and Peking duck amongst other Cantonese seafood. Situated just north of Oakland Park Boulevard on the Federal Highway, should be easy to find!
Rustic Inn Crabhouse – The aura emanating from this joint despite its impressive size, is that of an authentic crab shack stacked with weathered wood, a sublime nautical decor with the mesmerising water views. Rustic Inn scores incredibly well on its ‘heavy-hitting’ seafood ‘obsessed’ menu, from the jumbo fried fresh shrimp (local favorite) to the Alaskan queen crab legs, complemented amazingly by the crusty buttery potatoes and a wooden mallet. If you happen to get a table on the outside, top it with ice-cold craft beer and the best garlic crabs in town, accompanied with the gorgeous views of the canal.
Southport Raw Bar : A jewel best hidden away, secretly, the Southport Raw Bar beats all other seafood joints ‘hands-down’ in the town. Notable as a family friendly eatery serving just beer and wine, Southport has been around since 1973 and is a definite favourite amongst the locals for its bitter-sweet ‘Old Florida’ feel. Interestingly, a great alternative to this place is Kelly’s Landing, just a half-block south on Cordova Road with its New England seafood and the fried belly (Ipswich) clams. Some great options from Southport’s menu is the smoked fish dip, the Key Lime pie for dessert, the gorgeous cheesesteak and roast pork hoagies as well as the roast pork served on garlic bread with duck sauce.