Ten Best Seafood Restaurants in Broward and Palm Beach Counties

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6. The Whale's Rib

The word dive isn't necessarily a bad descriptor. Featured on the Food Network's Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, this Deerfield Beach seafood shack is widely known for serving up super fresh fish at a price that won't break the budget. The raw offers a wide selection of items like lobster, stone crabs, Ipswich clams, and raw Oysters to oysters Rockefeller, steamed shrimp, and more. If heartier options are what you're looking for, the homey seafood shack features a wide selection of items from the fryer and some fresh fish sandwiches that will have you coming back -- over and over again -- for more.

See Also: Ten Best Cheesesteaks in Broward and Palm Beach Counties

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5. Blue Moon Fish Co.

With more than 17 years under its belt, this Intracoastal Waterway spot should be considered the grandfather of the upscale waterfront seafood restaurant. In order to stay in business that long, you have to be constantly striving to be at the top of your game. Since its inception, the restaurant has brought home numerous New Times awards, including Best Outdoor Dining, Best Seafood Restaurant, and Best Waterfront Dining. That doesn't mean that's all it deserves. With a $48.95-per-person all-inclusive brunch that includes a massive raw bar, budget-friendly happy hour, frequent wine dinners, and occasional cooking courses specializing in -- you guessed it -- fish and other sea creatures, it's no wonder it keeps racking up all the awards.

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Location Info

Venue

Map

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

Tarks Of Dania Beach

1317 S. Federal Highway, Dania Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant

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.

4405 W. Tradewinds Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL

Category: Restaurant

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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.

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