Ten Best Seafood Restaurants in Broward and Palm Beach Counties


kellys_landing_lobster_roll_courtesy.jpg
Courtesy Photo

8. Kelly's Landing

New Englanders are crazy about many things: the Patriots, the Red Sox, their love of Narragansett Lager, and, most importantly, massive piles of critters from the sea. So, there was no way we could compile a list of seafood spots without a pick to represent the great Northeast. Here, you'll find the favorite regional beer as well as everything indicative of the area, such as steamers (medium-sized clams in the shell), whole-belly Ipswich clams, lobster rolls, and some of the finest New England chowder you can find this far south. So, pahk ya cah, and eat up!

See Also: Ten Best Waterfront Restaurants in Broward and Palm Beach Counties

scallop_and_pork_belly_racks_delray_facebook.jpg
Rack's facebook
Scallop and Pork Belly

7. Rack's Fish House and Oyster Bar

With a cool nautical vibe and menu of responsibly sourced seafood delicacies, this Delray Beach spot incorporates a chic modern aesthetic with reinvented classics all the way from the dining room to the plate. From the large raw bar display of the day's catch to simply prepared dishes in the steam kettle or pecan wood grill to composed dishes like seared scallop and pork belly ($25) and shrimp and grits ($25), the spot offers the best mix of seafood traditions you can find with a modern vibe. Look out for specials like $1 oysters during happy hour and half-off bottles of wine on Monday.

bestof.jpg
Want access to our Best Of picks from your smartphone? Download our free Best Of app for the iPhone or Android phone from the App Store or Google Play. Don't forget to check out the full Best of Broward-Palm Beach® online at bestof.voiceplaces.com.

Location Info

PB Catch

251 Sunrise Ave., Palm Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant

Sea Restaurant

235 Commercial Blvd., Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, FL

Category: Restaurant

City Fish Market

7940 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL

Category: Restaurant

3030 Ocean Restaurant

3030 Holiday Drive, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Category: Restaurant

Southport Raw Bar

1536 Cordova Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Category: Music

Holiday Inn

1350 South Dixie Hwy., Coral Gables, FL

Category: General

Kelly's Landing

1305 SE 17th St., Fort Lauderdale, FL

Category: Restaurant

Rack's Delray

5 SE 2nd Ave., Delray Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant

The Whale's Rib

2031 NE Second St., Deerfield Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant

Blue Moon Fish Co. Lauderdale by the Sea

4405 W. Tradewinds Ave., Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, FL

Category: Restaurant


Advertisement

My Voice Nation Help
14 comments
cahabaclubherbs
cahabaclubherbs

No mention of Bimini Boatyard. So many years at the top of the #restaurant list in #broward. What's up?

frankd4
frankd4 topcommenter

....................SUNSET CATCH is missing,  maybe it's just too new,  or maybe too expensive,  BUT it does get great reviews on YELP which for the $$$ money spent means value and had gotten ZAGATs attention as well ..........................(PLUS i don't see any complaints from pain-in-the-ass NYer snow-birds so i guess it was just overLOOKed)

frankd4
frankd4 topcommenter

.....................SOUTHPORT is more of a local-yokel eatery than any other place i could think of in ft liquordale (and over the last month or so i've seen wayne H and dan M there also and they basically can go anywhere else) and every FRIDAY a must have is the crawfish bisque which is like crack to me and BTW the hamburger grilled outside is about the best you can get actually cooked to order and most people miss the ceiling artworks and being rough around the edges keeps the TOURISTs away (very nice indeed)

SethPlatt
SethPlatt topcommenter

Kelley's and Southport are not better than Wild Sea or Lobster Grille which are both in your best restaurant list...

Dan K. Alexander
Dan K. Alexander

Joe's Crab Shack and Legal Seafoods aren't on this list. The person(s) who wrote this (and his/her editor) is fucking clown shoes!

CharlieDelray
CharlieDelray

The big omission here IMO...


Calypso Restaurant, Pompano Beach.


Of course, it's not strictly seafood, so perhaps that carried some weight.

frankd4
frankd4 topcommenter

............................great location to gather BUT the food is SYSCO - frozen then fried or bland and tasteless pre-processed assembly line plastic packaged blahhh = period

it has VALET parking for the old-timers who cannot walk and don't know any better

saraventiera
saraventiera

@SethPlatt We, obviously, think Wild Sea and Lobster Bar a great, but we wanted to mix it up with different kinds of seafood restaurants. We felt it was better to feature some high-end and some more affordable options, and a list is a finite thing.

saraventiera
saraventiera

Aside from no Legal Seafoods being located in the state, we try to stay away from chains for the lists.

AlfredG0
AlfredG0

Legal Seafood closed several months ago. Perhaps that's why it isn't on the list. Who's a clown now?

saraventiera
saraventiera

We thought about Rustic Inn, but decided these places were more worthy of a spot on the list.

Now Trending

From the Vault

 

Loading...