Burlock Coast Seafare & Spirits
The posh Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale is home to this open-air restaurant, but it's not your typical hotel dining room. Burlock Coast is a casual spot with a rumrunner theme and a seafaring spirit. It's right across the street from the Atlantic Ocean, so cool breezes sail through the room. Diners may choose from fresh seafood dishes such as Cedar Key clams in a beer broth and crunchy fish & chips, or farm-raised meats and locally sourced vegetables. The strawberry jam cheesecake and the artful Key lime pie are good dessert choices, but expect huge portions—they're meant to be shared. If you'd prefer a picnic on the beach, there's also a market offering an array of grab-and-go items.