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Canyon Restaurant, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Canyon Restaurant

4.7
4.7
489 Reviews
$30 and under
Southwest
SFL has done it again, bringing you South Florida's top dining destinations known for Service, Food, and Location! Canyon is one of Fort Lauderdale's favorite restaurants for over 25 years, serving unique American artisanal cuisine with Asian, South and Central American undertones in an intimate space with a full bar featuring the notorious Prickly Pear Margarita!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Southwest
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (754) 779-7199
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Private party facilities
    For all private events, please contact amanda@canyonfl.com

Offers

  • Taqueria Tuesday

    Multiple dates available
    Tue - 5:00 PM - 9:45 PM
    Try our NEW Taqueria Menu for 25% every Tuesday! To make things even spicier we also offer 50% off Margaritas all night. Taco bout a perfect pair for the ultimate Taco Tuesday!

    Taqueria Tuesday Photo
  • Live Music

    Multiple dates available
    Fri - Sat - 5:00 PM - 10:45 PM
    Amp up your weekend and enjoy Live Music every Friday and Saturday. Canyon is a lively hot spot on the weekend. Looking for something more intimate? Request to sit in Rio's for Tapas and Cocktails.

What 489 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Fort Lauderdale Central

    Best Overall

  • Fort Lauderdale Central

    Best Service

  • Fort Lauderdale Central

    Innovative

489 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Alexa was fantastic. Really took care of us and made great suggestions. The management was also super attentive and handsome. Looking forward to enjoying the tequila bar in the back. SUPER cool vibe and choices. Food was delicious and prompt. They even had a live music that was just the right volume to have a conversation Will be back

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We haven’t been to Canyon since they moved to their new location. The new location is awesome much larger more energetic. The food was outstanding. Can’t wait to go back.

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  3. Coll

    Greater Boston

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The entire experience was wonderful. Our server Evan was outstanding, his timing on courses and cocktails was precise. His knowledge of the menu was explicit. The suggestions from him were all outstanding from the lobster appetizer to the beef tostada and the stuffed poblano pepper. We can’t say enough about the entire staff. The two ladies that greeted us were professional and told us about the restaurants. We will return.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We took my sister visiting from NC and we all agreed it’s one of our top restaurant choices ever! The food was amazing and the service was spot on. Definitely will be frequenting from now on.

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  5. BrianH

    Fort Lauderdale

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great drinks, food and service. One of our favorite restaurants in Fort Lauderdale!

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  6. EmilyL

    Fort Lauderdale

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Very loud. Food was ok. Service not fantastic. Camino is better

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  7. Riversider

    Fort Lauderdale

    46 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Couldn’t talk to each other due to Extremely loud music. We like a nice active vibe. This was entirely too loud and ruined our night

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  8. LoriM

    New Mexico

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food! Excellent service! Love wine Wednesdays!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and drinks and Avery fun and lively atmosphere. A bit on the loud side, so try and sit away from the band if possible.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It would have been perfect if it wasn’t for the view of an SUV RIGHT nEXT TO THE ONLY WINDOW. Cover at least half of the window so we don’t have to look at the car and the back door of Valentinos restaurant with the workers coming in and out .

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, incredible food, chef is warm and inviting. Highly recommend!

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  12. DeborahP

    West Palm Beach

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We hadn't been to Canyon in years, but we have gone there many times in the past. We chose the new location because we always loved it and it's so close to the Parker Playhouse. Let me tell you... this restaurant does NOT disappoint. We loved our server, Victor. He was so attentive, spot on in his recommendations, and very knowledgeable. The food was delicious!!! From the lobster nachos, to the scallop appetizer, the pork risotto, and the sea bass was out of this world. And the prickly pear margarita is even better than I remember it! Way to go Canyon... still bringing cool and delicious after all these years!

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  13. jgrahamiii

    New York City

    70 reviews

    3.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Have not been here since change of ownership a couple of years ago. Food used to have a bit of spice and was very flavorful. Now, everything I had was bland and almost tasteless. Service was great but not enough to make up for the boring food.

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  14. Bruce

    Las Vegas

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Incredible waitress and delicious food!!! Live music added another dimension to the experience.

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  15. Craig4245

    New York City

    141 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    141 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the prickly pear margaritas. Best in town. So is the white chocolate bread pudding. Yum.

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  16. JRFFLL

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    The food and the service were very good. We enjoyed several of the small plates and several of the large plates. The cocktails were fantastic. It is a real shame, however, that the evening was sadly impacted by the noise level of the restaurant. I would not describe the sound level as "Energetic" - It was uncomfortably loud. We had 4 people at our table, and I could not hear the person sitting next to me. We had to shout for the people across the table to hear us. Our friend wears a hearing aid in one ear, and he needed to remove it because the noise level was so loud in the dining room that it was uncomfortable for him. Management really needs to invest in soundproofing the space. Unfortunately, we will not return due to this reason.

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  17. SanjeevB

    West Palm Beach

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We dined in Rios, so the noise level was low, as opposed to the main restaurant. The food and drinks were impressive, especially the short rib tostadas; can’t wait to have them again. The ambiance is great for a date night, and the service was excellent. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    All excellent however very noisy need attenuation

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  19. AmyF

    Fort Lauderdale

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The menu seems to have changed a lot and when our food came out, the fish was cold, but the side was warm so I sent the fish back. Waiter. Was more interested in selling us more drinks, and dessert than asking how we were enjoying the food. I’d go back for Barre food, but not for dinner.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We’ve been to Canyon many times over the last 20 yrs and it never disappoints. Food and service are always wonderful. Tonight my 2 gf’s and I had the calamari, the tuna tartar, the scallops and the shrimp and grits. Prickly pear margaritas and martinis. This meal I’d be content having everyday bc it’s that delicious and flavorful. The grits were next level creamy. Already looking forward to going back.

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  21. JCMCW

    Richmond

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Unique food fun atmosphere Awesome house margaritas!! Noise level Is a bit annoying!

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  22. AccordingtoPaul

    Fort Lauderdale

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Continues to be one of our favorites. The small plates are the stars. The Tuna tartare ranks with the best we’ve ever had. Who would think that scallops, pork, and chimichurri would go together? Outstanding dish. The ambience, the staff, the music, another fun evening – thanks for all that you do. 

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  23. Michael

    Las Vegas

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I always loved it here, but the filet was fatty and the salmon poor quality this time.

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  24. JoyS

    Fort Lauderdale

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and live music. Prickly pear martini is excellent.

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  25. MLP888

    Miami

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and service as always. Wil be back again and again.

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  26. SusanL

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and wonderful service. The special of the day - lobster bites were awesome as were the shrimp and grits.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food and service. Can get noisy later in the evening.

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  28. AmyL

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food is so good!!! I do love the ambiance of this place. The only thing is that I wish they would be a little more generous with their wine pour... Service has always been great also....

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  29. Simpcoach

    Miami

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As per every other visit the food and service were empresive. Will go back soon and would recomend to all.

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  30. DanielC

    Exclusive

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food, drinks and service outstanding. Our only complaint was the level of the music was too loud, very difficult to carry on a pleasant or romantic conversation…

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  31. Ljpgirl41696

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The prickly pear margarita was outstanding! But more outstanding was the service Ronnie (pardon spelling) provided. He was so friendly and helpful. He really knew the menu well. We definitely want to come back!

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  32. alexanderg

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food. Amazing service. Great atmosphere to dine.

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  33. Vanessa

    Miami

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and great service! Love the ambience and music being played.

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  34. DEF1945

    Washington DC

    109 reviews

    3.0

    109 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Usually love Canyon but this visit was a disappointment. Some dishes were not hot-not even warm. The shrimp and grits were really poor. There was also a long wait between courses. Our server was excellent and the lobster nachos were outstanding.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place food was really good. Service was good also.

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  36. kathyp

    New York City

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really enjoyed Toni the hostess. Don’t lose her ! She is so nice and professional. Lisa bartender also great @ tequila bar. Melia our waitress was so incredible. Great experience overall. Only thing I would change is potato chips with seared tuna app…. Not that great. Our dinners were good 👍🏽 thx for a nice evening.., the staff made it !!!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Four of us got there at 5. Enjoyed all the food and our waitress Marissa was very pleasant and accommodating.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our waitress was amazing! She’s been working there forever one of the few originals

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  39. Patriciac

    New York City

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was just ok. Tuna Tartar was very salty. Fillet Mignon was pretty good. The noise level was a major turn off. We debated taking the main course home because we couldn’t stand the noise any longer. Couldn’t hear the person sitting 1.5 feet away.

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  40. MatthewP

    Miami

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We visited on 2/14 - busy night we expected, bad service we did not. With a reservation we waited at the bar for 25 mins, had we known those were the best seats in the house, we would have stayed put. Table service was horrible, drinks were not as good as bar service and food was meh. We’ll give it another shot on a “regular” night perhaps.

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FAQs

Canyon Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (754) 779-7199.

Canyon Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 489 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Canyon Restaurant

620 S Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Federal Hwy and SE 6th St.
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Southwest
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Happy Hour, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch
  • Phone number
    (754) 779-7199
  • Private party facilities
    For all private events, please contact amanda@canyonfl.com
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