Top 5 Restaurants To Try Near FLIBS 2019 [Boat Show Guide]

October 11, 2019 3:16 pm

Make the most of your boat show and taste the best Fort Lauderdale has to offer with our picks for a fresh food.

With 1,500 boats on display to see, seminars to attend, and brokers to meet, the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is undoubtedly one of the busiest events in the yachting industry, and this year is no exception. In the hustle and bustle, it can be easy to miss out on one of the best parts of Fort Lauderdale – the amazing food. We’ve provided our list of restaurants so you can make the most of your boat show experience, with fresh picks and old favorites, all conveniently located to the docks. Bon appétit!

5. DOC B’S

Where: 452 N Federal Highway
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 / (754) 900-2401

Why It’s Great: Set in a comfortable and inviting atmosphere, Doc B’s serves food made from scratch daily. Incorporating the highest-quality ingredients, the menu includes a variety of entree-sized salads,”very special” entrees, crave-worthy burgers and sandwiches.

What To Order: Doc B’s impresses with an extensive craft beer, wine in addition to signature cocktails. No matter the occasion, the expansive menu truly offers something for everyone.

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Where: 429 Seabreeze Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 / (954) 525-2421

Why It’s Great: Waterfront view? Check. Directly next to the show? Check. A local favorite? Check. Perfect spot for recapping your day at FLIBS w/out fighting through the madness of post-show traffic.

What To Order: Get the lobster roll; it’s a generous portion, fresh, and a crowd-pleaser. If you’re allergic to shellfish, opt for the steak salad, which is fresh and surprisingly hearty.



Where: 2400 E. Las Olas Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 / (954) 712-0580

Why It’s Great: Have a one-of-a-kind experience w/ waiters roaming the dining room continuously offering churrasco of 16 rotisserie meats including prime rib, sirloin, lamb, chicken, sausage, and fish.

What To Order: Besides the incredible selection of meats, Chima’s offers an impressive full salad bar w/ fine cheeses that’ll satisfy your heart’s desire.

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Where: 1950 Eisenhower Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

Why It’s Great: The Angler’s Lounge is in the Broward County Convention Center, and the Boat Show is offering tickets to enjoy a Key West tapas style menu and cocktails, all with a birds-eye view of the show. It doesn’t get more convenient than this.

What To Order: Each day of the show offers a new menu, see all the options here.



Where: 1555 SE 17th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 | (954) 525-7400

Why It’s Great: “Eat Local, Be Coastal” is Boatyard’s motto, and their menu is proof of that, full of fresh daily catches + locally sourced ingredients. It’s right on the water, so it’s the perfect place to mingle w/ yachting industry locals. Bonus: Denison’s Fort Lauderdale office is right next door.

What To Order: The Bimini Bread. This bread is everything you want it to be: hot, fluffy, and buttery.


Denison is looking forward to meeting you at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. For more information on the show, see information page.

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