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10 Places In Greater Fort Lauderdale Where You Can Enjoy Brunch on the Water

It’s undeniable that Florida has what most tourists want: the best theme parks in the world, amazing beaches, shopping galore, an amazing nightlife and of course an unending number of beautiful places to visit. But let’s face it, when you think about a good place to relax and eat like a king, it’s not a roller coaster or a smiley mouse that pops into your head.

On the other hand, nice weather, the sound of the waves on the ocean and good food sound just like the perfect scenario. Well the good news is, this sounds just like South Florida where we have lots of great places to eat by the water. 

To help you out, in this article we have listed 10 places where you can enjoy a scrumptious brunch on the water in Greater Fort Lauderdale.

10 Places for a Brunch on the Water

Boathouse at the Riverside

620 Southeast 4th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Boathouse at the Riverside has a fun and upbeat atmosphere. A perfect place to watch the yatchs pass by while you bite delicious conch fritters and drink some mimosas. Ask for deck seating so you are out closest to the river and you can enjoy the great weather.

Bokamper's Sports Bar & Grill

3115 NE 32nd Ave
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Are you a big fan of sports and you want a great venue to watch games? Look no further! The menu consists of sports bar favorites, like wings, fries and nachos. But it also offers some Asian influenced dishes. Bokamper’s has a large seating area, so you’re not really close to anyone, according to COVID-19 rules.

Burlock Coast

1 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Burlock Coast is located at the Ritz Carlton Fort Lauderdale. The ambiance on the outside area is calm and relaxing, the place you need to be if you want listen to the waves crash against the sandy beach while you enjoy a couple of delicious drinks. Try the delicious and tender grilled octopus.

Casablanca Cafe

3049 Alhambra St
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Casablanca Cafe brings you a delicious focaccia bread and olive oil to start. The calamari frites is a great bite to enjoy the sound of the ocean with a glass of wine. Sit on the second floor next to the window or on the balcony.


429 Seabreeze Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Fort Lauderdale area has many venues where you can eat some delicious sea food, but Coconuts is a must go. Maybe because of the awsome marina view, maybe because of the friendly staff, but mostly likely because of the combination of all that and the delicious food. Don’t miss the Scoobies crab snacks!

Kaluz Fort Lauderdale

3300 E Commercial Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL

If you make it to Kaluz, be prepared, because you’ll be mouth watering at every item on the menu! The restaurant has an elegant style located in the intracoastal, which makes the meal even more pleasant. The grilled octopus is one of the highlights, but if you’re not in the mood for sea food, you’ll be amazed with the cuck confit.

Pelican Grand

2000 N. Ocean Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL

The Pelican Grand’s brunch is one of the pricier brunches in town, but it is absolutely amazing. They have anything and everything you could want including omelettes and pasta made to your specifications, endless mimosas, and desserts to die for. Oh, let’s not forget the view. Located right on the beach, the view is unbeatable!   

Pirate Republic Seafood Restaurant

400 SW 3rd Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Pirate Republic is a place to enjoy the food, the scenery and the atmosphere. Situated along New River, you will find original seafood dishes inspired by family traditions as well as recipes collected by the owners in over 30 years of sailing around the world. Try The Pirate Bowl, consisted of fish, shrimp, calamari and mussels.


4 West Las Olas Blvd, Suite 120
Fort Lauderdale, FL

The ambiance is very trendy and modern, just like the fusing cuisine from around the world. Not sure on what to order to start? Try the crab donuts, you won’t regret it. The fried shrimp is perfectly cooked and comes with a delicious blue crab cole slaw alongside six different sauces. And if you’re in the mood for a different drink, try a mango mimosa.


525 S Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Enjoy unique culinary creations by Italian Chef, Fabio Viviani. The refined yet relaxed coastal atmosphere is the perfect place to enjoy elegant food and the sights and sounds of the ocean along with a little bit of Italy.

So if you are hankering for a beachside or waterfront brunch, take your pick! There are many great places in Greater Fort Lauderdale to choose from, the hard part is making the choice of which one to go to. 

Buon appetito!

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