Ten Best Late-Night Eats in Broward County
The saying goes, "Nothing good happens after 2 a.m." We say "good" is an awfully subjective word. In any case, we don't believe it.
CandaceWest.com Leor Barak (left), founder and president of New York Grilled Cheese; the Manhattan Grilled Mac 'n' Cheese -- gooey American-cheddar cheese & homemade mac 'n' cheese stuffed between two slices of toasted country loaf.
Whether leaving a concert, a fun night out at the bars, a long day of work, or whatever other entertaining (but socially unacceptable) activities you may have been engaging in previously, we think plenty of good happens in the wee hours of the morning.
The only problem: It's not always easy to find something good to eat.
Sure, you could gorge yourself on a pile of 7-Eleven taquitos or some McDonald's drive-through -- it'll most certainly fill your gut, but it's not exactly going to be a pleasurable experience in the morning.
But just because you're out late doesn't mean you need to let go of your gourmand side. Palatable options exist.
Although you may need to find a sober driver or hail a cab for a ride, there are plenty of late-night bites in Broward County that would be deemed worthy even during the day.
From pop-up taco stands to sushi gems to world-famous burgers and everything in between, we bring you the ten best late-night eats in Broward County.
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10. Beach Pizza
Just a few storefronts down from the Elbo Room, right on Las Olas Boulevard, this pizzeria has been serving daytime beachgoers and drunken bar-hoppers for the past decade. It's worth stopping by whatever time of day. Although the counter-order shop serves an array of items ranging from Boar's Head subs to salads to burritos, its namesake item draws the crowds. The fresh-baked New York-style pies (and slices) are good at all hours of the day and night. It's open 11:30 a.m. to midnight Sunday through Thursday and till 3 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
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When it comes to filling up late at night, there's no need for pomp and pretension: It's all about good food without judgment. This place has that angle covered. For more than 40 years, this waterfront Fort Lauderdale spot has been shucking oysters, steaming clams, and dishing out Old Bay shrimp until 1 o'clock in the morning without changing a thing, and that's exactly what we like to see. The spot has earned New Times' pick for Best Raw Bar on more than four occasions. Besides its namesake items, Southport Raw Bar serves a wide selection of delicious cooked items such as dolphin, New England clam chowder, and some of the best conch chowder this side of the Gulf Stream.
3009 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL
1536 Cordova Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL
23 NW 2nd Ave., Hallandale, FL
901 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL
2223 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors, Oakland Park, FL
250 State Road 84, Fort Lauderdale, FL
3414 N. Ocean Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL
2207 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors, FL
1100 N. Ocean Drive, Hollywood, FL