Ten Best Seafood Restaurants in Broward and Palm Beach Counties

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4. City Fish Market

Boca's City Fish Market is one of two City Fish Markets of the Atlanta-based Buckhead Life Restaurant Group and one of the group's 12 upscale eateries in Georgia and South Florida -- the equally appealing Chops Lobster Bar and Lobster Bar Sea Grille are also on its roster. While that might make it sound like a dreaded chain restaurant, let your taste-buds do the debating for you here. With around a dozen fishes prepared however you like, a nice selection of oysters and raw bar items, and composed dishes like the Hong Kong Combo ($29.95) with steamed Chilean sea bass and Atlantic salmon with sherry soy, spinach, ginger, and sticky rice and pecan crusted salmon trout ($23.50) with bourbon honey butter, whipped sweet potato, and steamed broccoli, you'll have a hard time arguing against eating here.

See Also: Ten Best Brunches in Palm Beach County

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3. 3030 Ocean

Long hailed as one of the best places for seafood in Fort Lauderdale, 3030 Ocean has racked up numerous accolades. Over the years, New Times alone has awarded it everything from Best Chef - 2009 to Best Restaurant in Fort Lauderdale - 2006. Known for its clean, modern American approach, the restaurant offers light seafood and meats prepared in a manner that respects and highlights individual ingredients -- whether it be locally caught grouper, or farm-fresh veggies. In 2013 the restaurant lost its founder Dean James Max; however, his pupil, Paula DaSilva -- the restaurant's recipient for Best Celebrity Chef - 2009 -- is back, bringing with her some new albeit consistent takes on Max's fresh seafood preparations.

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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

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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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