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Lauderdale by the Sea Restaurants

Experience a wide variety of Lauderdale by the Sea restaurants from casual to fine dining within a 1/4 mile of the motel.

Aruba Beach Cafe
Aruba Beach Cafe

Aruba Beach Cafe is a popular oceanfront restaurant that offers an American menu with a Caribbean twist and specializes in fresh seafood dishes. The restaurant also offers live music entertainment 7 days a week. The menu features a variety of appetizers, salads, soups, sandwiches, burgers, seafood entrees, and steaks. Some of the popular dishes include lobster bisque, shrimp & crab cake, coconut shrimp, blackened mahi, seafood paella, and filet mignon. The restaurant has a casual and lively atmosphere, with an outdoor patio area that offers panoramic views of the beach and ocean. Aruba Beach Cafe is a popular spot for happy hour, where guests can enjoy discounted drinks and small bites while taking in the beautiful sunset.

(954) 776-0001
Benihana Restaurant

One of the nicest examples of this famous chain restaurant is located directly on the Intracoastal for views of the boats passing by.  Benihana is a Japanese restaurant chain renowned for its teppanyaki-style dining, where skilled chefs prepare meals on large griddles in front of the diners. The Lauderdale by the Sea location offers various menu options, including sushi, sashimi, salads, and more, but the main attraction is their teppanyaki-style dinners. Customers can choose from various protein options, ranging from steak to seafood and vegetables, which are cooked right in front of them while the chef performs impressive culinary skills and knife tricks that entertain the diners. The restaurant has a modern ambiance, and the teppanyaki tables are perfect for group celebrations, family gatherings, or intimate dinners. Overall, Benihana in Lauderdale by the sea is a fantastic choice for those looking for a unique dining experience where delicious Japanese cuisine meets theatrical entertainment.

(954) 776-0111
Blue Moon Fish Company

Blue Moon Fish Company is a very nice upscale seafood restaurant on the Intracoastal waterway, great for a nice romantic night out. The restaurant features a modern American seafood menu that is locally sourced and prepared using traditional methods with a contemporary twist. Blue Moon Fish Company also offers an extensive wine list and craft cocktails and scenic views and outdoor dining options. It has received numerous awards and recognitions, including being named one of the "Best Waterfront Restaurants in America" by OpenTable in 2019.

(954) 267-9888
Even Keel Fish House

Eat in or take out from Even Keel Fish House. The menu features a variety of locally sourced seafood dishes, including raw bar items, fresh catches, and classic favorites like fish and chips. The restaurant also offers a selection of craft beers and cocktails. Customers can enjoy their meals in a relaxed and casual atmosphere, with indoor and outdoor seating available. The restaurant is known for its fresh seafood, friendly service, and reasonable prices. It is open for lunch and dinner daily.

(954) 530-6276
Kaluz Restaurant

Nice restaurant on the Intracoastal Waterway with stunning ocean views and an elegant atmosphere. It has great daily happy hour specials.  The menu features a variety of fresh seafood, including ceviche, sushi rolls, lobster bisque, shrimp scampi, and grilled fish. Additionally, the restaurant offers a selection of steaks, pasta dishes, salads, and sandwiches. For dessert, guests can enjoy homemade key lime pie, chocolate cake, or vanilla crème brûlée. The restaurant also offers a selection of wines and cocktails. Kaluz Restaurant is open for lunch and dinner daily.

(954) 772-2209

As the name implies, Tacocraft is a fantastic and authentic taco place with plenty of tables and tequilas to choose from. It specializes in authentic Mexican cuisine and is known for its delicious tacos, margaritas, and craft beers. The restaurant has a modern and trendy atmosphere, with a spacious indoor dining area and a beautiful outdoor patio. Some of the most popular dishes at Tacocraft include the Baja fish tacos, the short rib tacos, and the grilled street corn. Tacocraft also offers a variety of vegetarian and vegan options, as well as gluten-free choices.  This place is a local hangout very close to La Mer.

(954) 530-3763
Village Grill and Pump
Village Grill and Pump

Known for great seafood since 1949 and a laid-back atmosphere, Village Grill and Pump has expanded to include a Sushi Bar and a lively Boston bar in the back, with live bands on the weekends. Everyone loves the restaurant's burgers, onion rings, and wings, as well as their extensive beer selection. The owners are also known for their involvement in the community and their commitment to supporting local causes.

(954) 776-5092