Snowbird Dining Guide: Ten South Florida Restaurants to Hit Up
|Spoiler alert: Jaxson's is on this list.|
But we really do love our northern neighbors. As a former waitress, I counted on snowbirds to help me stock up on cash in the winter so I wouldn't starve in the dead of summer. We really hate you only when you forget to tip or hold us up on our way to work.
If you're an out-of-towner trying to blend in, we've got you covered. In no particular order, here are ten places where the locals are eating. Cautionary driving tips available upon request.
Your last stop before the Lauderdale Marina is 15th Street Fisheries. You're probably missing it as you drive along the 17th Street Causeway on your way to the Fort Lauderdale beach. Stay downstairs for the dockside café menu to nosh on mussels and smoked fish dip. Make room for the New England clam chowder and Key lime pie. Also visit Southport Raw Bar.
For our 561 visitors, Lantana has your spot for seafood. For the crab and Maine lobster eaters, feel free to choose your own meal straight from the tanks before it gets cooked. Maryland-style blue crabs are also available. Fort Lauderdale friends: Rustic Inn has some great garlic crabs.