5 Restaurants you should try near FLIBS

5 Restaurants you should try near FLIBS

By Caitlin Robinson   October 14, 2022

As the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show nears opening day, HMY Yachts is gearing up for a great show. Many of our clients traveling from various other locations will be staying and dining in Fort Lauderdale during the event. HMY Yachts wants nothing but the best for our clients, in service and in any dining experience, which is why we put the FLIBS Dining Guide together. This dining guide highlights which highly-rated restaurants are worth the wait. Continue reading to see where we suggest you should dine this year during the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. To see last year's list, click here.  

Casa D’Angelo

Photo courtesy of Casa D'Angelo

If you like Tuscan cuisine and respect the opinion of the Miami Herald, you’re going to want to put this restaurant at the top of your list – Casa D’Angelo. The Miami Herald newspaper regards the fare here as exceptional. That’s not the only award this locale has received – also named in  Zagat’s America’s Top Restaurants and they’ve received the Golden Spoon Award from Florida Trend magazine for the last thirteen years. They’ve also landed spots on the lists for several awards that were due to their wine selection. Casa D’ Angelo does take reservations, so beat the after-show restaurant dash and be sure to book yours in advance. 

Chima Steakhouse Photo courtesy of Chima Steakhouse

Protien, protien, protien! Chima Steakhouse might be named after Chimarrao, a traditional drink in Brazil that embodies hospitality, but this locaton is all about the meats. Think Texas De Brazil but more upscale. During your dining experience, Gauchos which are essentially Brazilian cowboys, circle the restaurant with plates of fresh rotisserie meats like top sirloin, filet, ribs, lamb, pork, chicken, sausage and fish. Chima Steakhouse does take reservations and has a valet parking option.  

Takato Photo courtesy of Takato

Head to Takato where you’ll enter a state of “extreme happiness” (the meaning and inspiration behind this restaurant) following your meal. This restaurant is located at the Conrad hotel in Fort Lauderdale Beach. Executive Chef Taek Lee creates a culinary journey that blends his ancestry with divine foods. His Asian heritage is entwined with his cooking style and his culinary techniques are review worthy. Reservations are taken and outdoor seating is offered at this waterfront restaurant.

Wild Sea Las Olas Photo courtesy of Wild Sea Las Olas

In the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale situation on the well-known Las Olas street is Wild Sea Las Olas. This restaurant is within the historic Riverside Hotel. Rated #7 out of 770 restaurants on Trip Advisor, this restaurant is worth dealing with the bustling Las Olas traffic for! Overall, the service here is mentioned frequently in the reviews as being excellent and the cuisine is highly recommended. One customer recommended the “Kleopatra” cocktail and the Monday Oster Special is a fan favorite. Wild Sea Las Olas takes reservations and considering the area, we suggest you don’t want to make yours.  

Canyon Southwest Cafe Photo courtesy of Canyon Southwest Café

For 25 years, Canyon southwest Café has been a top pick in Fort Lauderdale, for locals and travelers alike. Canyon recently relocated and has undergone some changes, but their notorious Prickly Pear Margarita is still on the menu. Here you’ll find a very unique palette, American artisanal with Asian, South, and Central American culinary undertones. Head to Canyon to finish off a day of yacht shopping, but be sure to call ahead as they do take reservations.

We sincerely hope you enjoy an inevitably great Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show AND a fantastic meal at one of these fine establishments. You can find us on D-Dock during the show, we look forward to seeing you there!


To view HMY's featured listings in the show, click here.

To view new boats on display at FLIBS, click here

To view the show schedule or admission prices, click here.

To view last year's recommendations, click here.

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