Quarterdeck to Open on Dania Beach Pier
|An expanded Quarterdeck project is slated for the Dania Beach Pier.|
Quarterdeck's Paul Flanigan told Clean Plate Charlie that the Dania Beach Quarterdeck should be open by late August 2012.
Flanigan described the Dania Beach Quarterdeck as a "destination restaurant," much like the famous tiki bars in the Florida Keys. "We're planting coconut palms, installing hammocks, and doing landscaping," said Flanigan.
The restaurant is part of a citywide project to renovate the Dania Beach pier, beach, and marina. The marina overhaul is expected to take a year and cost Dania Beach about $5 million.
The restaurant will also have boat slips in the marina, good for overnight docking, as part of the deal. "We want this to be a place where you can come by car or boat and spend the entire day -- or even overnight -- with the family, " said the Quarterdeck partner.
The Dania Beach Quarterdeck Seafood Bar and Neighborhood Grill will expand on the Quarterdeck restaurant theme with a full raw bar and sushi bar in addition to Quarterdeck's famous rib and seafood menu. The restaurant also plans to operate beachside concessions, where families can grab everything from sodas to sunscreen -- but no beer. "We elected not to sell alcohol on the beach," Flanigan said.
With an expanded Quarterdeck a stone's throw from the ocean, complete with oversized patio and full liquor bar, starting in August a cold one will always be only a few feet away.
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