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The 12 Best American Restaurants In Fort Lauderdale

Updated: September 21, 2022

Looking for Fort Lauderdale’s best buffalo wings or spiciest chili? These are the American spots doing it best. We researched top sites and incorporated millions of critic and user reviews to find the best American restaurants. If glasses of bloody mary and plates of crawfish sound like a good time head to these fantastic options in Fort Lauderdale.

Find the perfect American restaurant

Hardy Park Bistro

New American, $$, Tarpon RiverNew American, $$Fort Lauderdale, Tarpon River
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
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Shooters Waterfront

American, $$, Central Beach AllianceAmerican, $$Fort Lauderdale, Central Beach Alliance
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
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Gastrotheque

American, Victoria ParkAmericanFort Lauderdale, Victoria Park
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Eddie V's Prime Seafood

American, DowntownAmericanFort Lauderdale, Downtown
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 5.0

Riverside Market South

American, $$, Poinciana ParkAmerican, $$Fort Lauderdale, Poinciana Park
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

The Grill

New American, $$, Fort LauderdaleNew American, $$Fort Lauderdale
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Myapapaya juicery + kitchen

American, $, Coral RidgeAmerican, $Fort Lauderdale, Coral Ridge
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Smoke BBQ

American, $$, Galt MileAmerican, $$Fort Lauderdale, Galt Mile
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
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Brgr Stop

American, $$, Victoria ParkAmerican, $$Fort Lauderdale, Victoria Park
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Top Round

American, $$, Flagler HeightsAmerican, $$Fort Lauderdale, Flagler Heights
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Oceans Grille

American, $$, Galt MileAmerican, $$Fort Lauderdale, Galt Mile
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Quarterdeck Restaurants

American, $$, HarbordaleAmerican, $$Fort Lauderdale, Harbordale
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
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Why these restaurants?

Figuring out the best American restaurants can take awhile. We looked at Yelp and Google’s ratings for 16795 spots across Fort Lauderdale, analyzed 823905 restaurant reviews, and sifted through 790 lists and articles from the likes of Three Best Rated and Eater – applying our boam magic to sift through results. Yes, we even looked at Three Best Rated - 3 Best American Restaurants in Fort Lauderdale, FL, Eater - 11 Solid Spots to Score Stone Crabs in South Florida and Three Best Rated - 3 Best Barbecue Restaurants in Fort Lauderdale, FL to pull this list together. As restaurants continue to adapt to COVID-19, you can trust us to show the latest information on which restaurants are open and how with our real-time data recommendation engine. Our site gets no payment from the restaurants we show, so you can trust what you see. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

Common questions

There are 205 American restaurants in Fort Lauderdale.

Hardy Park Bistro, Shooters Waterfront, and Gilbert's 17th Street Grill are vegetarian-friendly American restaurants in Fort Lauderdale.

Shooters Waterfront, The Capital Grille, and Burlock Coast Seafare & Spirits are the highest-rated upscale restaurants for American cuisine in Fort Lauderdale.

Hardy Park Bistro, Shooters Waterfront, and Gastrotheque are the highest-rated American restaurants that are good for groups in Fort Lauderdale.

Hardy Park Bistro, Shooters Waterfront, and Gastrotheque are some of the highest-rated late-night American spots in Fort Lauderdale.

Drink pairing tips

  • A great drink pairing for fried chicken

    Finding the ideal drink pairing for fried chicken can be tricky. It’s worth exploring some cocktail, particularly a glass of Kentucky 75. This, vibrant, cocktail balances the fatty fried chicken.

  • Go for Margarita with grilled burger

    To elevate your grilled burger experience, we recommend some Margarita to go with your dish. This pairing works especially well because this cocktail balances the spice and salt of the burger.

  • The perfect match for your heavy meat dish

    When having heavy meat dish, experts suggest you pair it with a glass of Vieux Carre, a popular cocktail.

Fun facts

  • Celebrating a love for mac and cheese

    Want to indulge in some amazing mac and cheese? Join the celebration of The United States’s National Mac & Cheese Day held every July 14.

  • History lesson

    Some tasty history for you, chocolate chip cookies dates back to the year 1938 when it was made in The United States.

  • A hefty price-tag

    If you have recently won the lottery, or you just happen to have $200 lying around, why not spend it on indulging in the world’s most glamorous, and most expensive, mac and cheese?

Parking in the area

Fort Lauderdaleis notorious for tricky parking. To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen American spot.

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