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Lido Restaurant & Bayside Grill

Lido Restaurant & Bayside Grill

October 7, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

White and yellow umbrellas blocked the last rays of the setting sun. A string of lights flickered as the disc jockey started up mellow background music. Low chatter surrounded my friends and I as we settled down at our table for a lazy Sunday night at Lido Restaurant & Bayside Grill at the Standard Hotel. […]

Area 31 Restaurant

Area 31 Restaurant

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 Area 31 Restaurant is on the 16th floor of the EPIC Hotel in Downtown Miami. Perched above Biscayne Bay, the restaurant has panoramic views of the city. While the vista is breathtaking, the food is what draws a crowd. The EPIC Hotel has a private dock and offers slips for restaurant guests. My friend and I […]

Red Fish Grill

Red Fish Grill

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Two things make dining at the Red Fish Grill extraordinary — fresh seafood and a spectacular view of Biscayne Bay. Tall palm trees tower over the restaurant, which is located on the shore of the bay in Matheson Hammock Park. At night, the trees are illuminated with soft white lights, making the space feel both […]

Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse

Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse

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Review by Bethany Platanella The sun lowered behind the glittering skyscrapers of downtown Miami as my husband and I sat for dinner at Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse in South Pointe Park. The 17-acre park is a popular spot for boaters as the nearby Miami Beach Marina — roughly a ten-minute walk from S&W — has […]

Duffy’s Sports Grill

Duffy’s Sports Grill

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        Duffy’s Sport Grill, located in North Miami Beach, is a perfect dining location for boaters. You can dock your boat for free while dining along a large dock spanning the length of this eatery. I recently caught a late lunch with a friend at Duffy’s. It’s a large restaurant with ample […]

Sea Grill

Sea Grill

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Sea Grill, located steps from slips on the Oleta River in North Miami Beach, provides both indoor and outdoor dining elegance for boaters hungry for Greek and Italian dishes. Though the wait time for a table was short when we went, reservations are suggested. A hostess soon seated my dining companion and me in the […]

Le Tub Saloon

Le Tub Saloon

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Before 2006, Le Tub Saloon was a hole-in-the-wall favorite among locals. Things changed in February of that year when Alan Richman of GQ magazine named their 13-ounce sirloin burger the best in the nation. And the rest is burger history. Located off A1A on the Intracoastal Waterway in Hollywood, the restaurant has a 150-foot dock […]

15th Street Fisheries

15th Street Fisheries

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It’s no secret that Fort Lauderdale is one of the most popular boating cities in the world. The “Venice of America” is also home to 15th Street Fisheries, a waterfront restaurant that has been serving up fresh seafood since 1978. The restaurant has an old school nautical charm, accentuated by classic maritime architecture: large panoramic […]

Old Key Lime House

Old Key Lime House

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Built in 1889, Old Key Lime House in Lantana is the oldest waterfront restaurant in Florida. Painted with bright, tropical colors, the eclectic restaurant sits right on the edge of the Intracoastal Waterway. A large, floating dock provides plenty of space for diners arriving by boat, and dockhands are available to help as you arrive. […]

Calaveras Cantina

Calaveras Cantina

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Tucked among mangroves on the Intracoastal Waterway, Calaveras Cantina is a new addition to the recently constructed Harbourside Place complex in Jupiter. The restaurant is across the street from public docks that have 10 transient slips. The docks are open daily from 8:00 am to midnight. Calavera means skull in Spanish, so I wasn’t surprised […]

Frigate’s Waterfront Bar and Grill

Frigate’s Waterfront Bar and Grill

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Frigate’s Waterfront Bar and Grill on U.S. Highway 1 in North Palm Beach is a favorite stop for my family of four. Nestled on the shore of the Intracoastal, it’s easily accessible by boat with 500 feet of dock space (first-come, first-served). And they happen to be dog friendly — a big plus for our […]

U-Tiki Beach

U-Tiki Beach

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If you are looking for one of the most scenic dock-and-dine restaurants in Palm Beach County, U-Tiki Beach fits the bill. Situated across from the Jupiter Lighthouse, the water-side restaurant — owned by veteran South Florida restauranteur Jim Taube — is a perfect place to stop during a day on the water.  New floating docks […]

Hudson at Waterway East

Hudson at Waterway East

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Hudson at Waterway East is an elegant addition to downtown Delray Beach’s vibrant and diverse restaurant scene — and not just for its cuisine. Open since December, it’s off to an incredible start that more established restaurants would envy. This stunning building, located behind its own dock, is gorgeous with rounded arches, sweeping balconies, and […]

Sailfish Marina Restaurant

Sailfish Marina Restaurant

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Warm breezes greeted us as we ventured into the Sailfish Marina Restaurant in Palm Beach Shores. Arriving with other late-lunchers and early-bird diners, we found a busy scene both inside, where open floor-to-ceiling windows carried in sea air, and outside, where dock chairs and large umbrellas front the water. We were seated at the back […]