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Diners' Choice: American restaurants in Fort Lauderdale

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Updated April 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall American cuisine in Fort Lauderdale? You’re in the right place. Each month OpenTable analyzes more than 400,000 new diner reviews. We sort the results by category to help you discover new favorites. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Cafe Maxx restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1577)
$31 to $50
American
Pompano Beach
About the restaurant
Fine dining establishment for almost three decades. Since 1984, Darrel and Oliver's Cafe Maxx has been delighting patrons with their innovative, award-winning cuisine. This landmark restaurant destination is the premier dining choice among South Florida's power brokers and gourmands, who desire impeccable food served in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Stylish yet unpretentious, Cafe Maxx offers a hip outside patio, a cozy bar and an energetic dining room.
Top review
AnastasiaLvip
Dined 3 days ago
This was an amazing dining experience!! Dining at Cafe Maxx was a culinary WIN! We didn’t know what to expect when arriving at the strip plaza restaurant, but the minute we walked in, it was obvious this was an A+ establishment! AMAZING FOOD, amazing service and overall amazing evening!! Definitely recommend with no hesitations!
A photo of Chanson / Royal Blues Hotel restaurant
4.7
4.7 (416)
$31 to $50
American
Deerfield Beach
About the restaurant
Chanson Restaurant is a fine dining experience using the freshest and highest-quality and ingredients in delicious dishes of refined portions. Our Chef celebrates local and seasonal ingredients in a menu that has modern dietary influences, supports our local preferences in a refined way of serving. Vegan and gluten-free options are available at all times.

4-course Tasting menu is available by advance notice, with optional wine pairings by our Sommelier.

Top review
Beachtimevip
Dined 5 days ago
This place is a hidden gem in deerfield beach not all of the hustle and bustle of the overcrowded and noisy restaurants. Great date night place for a romantic dinner. Service and food were above and beyond. Atmosphere was chic not to mention the aquarium in the ceiling. Well worth the visit and definitely be on my must list when back in the area.
A photo of Seasons 52 - Sawgrass restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1819)
$31 to $50
American
Sunrise
About the restaurant
Seasons 52 is a Fresh Grill and Wine Bar offering a seasonal menu that is naturally lighter and always flavorful. Our seasonal menus feature ingredients at their peak of freshness, oak-fire grilled or brick oven roasted (without a fryer in sight) to be naturally lighter and more flavorful. We also offer an extensive list of wines by the glass and bottle. Here, you'll always feel free to enjoy every bite, every sip, every moment. Lunch and dinner daily with happy hour Monday-Thursday from 3-6PM.
Top review
Jack2
Dined 6 days ago
Everything was perfect about our experience. The table was outside and large enough for us. Our waiter was excellent and made sure everything came just we asked - and we made a bunch of changes! The food was delicious - kudos to the kitchen staff. We just had a wonderful experience overall. Even the weather was perfect!
A photo of Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant - Pembroke Pines restaurant
4.7
4.7 (5116)
$30 and under
American
Pembroke Pines
About the restaurant
Experience the perfect fusion of award-winning wines, Napa-style tasting rooms, and modern casual dining at Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurants. Enjoy contemporary American cuisine influenced by international flavors from our scratch kitchen. Each dish is expertly paired with our selection of wines for the best food and wine match. Whether you explore the tasting room for a pre- or post-dinner adventure or join the world's largest wine club, we believe in the power of food and wine to create lasting connections. Dining reservations are highly recommended, but walk-in guests are always welcome on a first-come, first-serve basis. Gluten-free and vegetarian dishes are available.
Top review
adorton78vip
Dined 5 days ago
Always enjoy Coopers. Food is consistently good and service on point.
A photo of Seasons 52 - Ft. Lauderdale restaurant
4.7
4.7 (5949)
$31 to $50
American
Coral Ridge
About the restaurant
Seasons 52 is a Fresh Grill and Wine Bar offering a seasonal menu that is naturally lighter and always flavorful. Our seasonal menus feature ingredients at their peak of freshness, oak-fire grilled or brick oven roasted (without a fryer in sight) to be naturally lighter and more flavorful. We also offer an extensive list of wines by the glass and bottle. Here, you'll always feel free to enjoy every bite, every sip, every moment. Lunch and dinner daily with happy hour Monday-Thursday from 3-6PM.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Apr 4, 2024
This restaurant never disappoints!!! Food consistently wonderfully prepared and delicious.
A photo of Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant - Coconut Creek restaurant
4.6
4.6 (7231)
$30 and under
American
Coconut Creek
About the restaurant
Experience the perfect fusion of award-winning wines, Napa-style tasting rooms, and modern casual dining at Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurants. Enjoy contemporary American cuisine influenced by international flavors from our scratch kitchen. Each dish is expertly paired with our selection of wines for the best food and wine match. Whether you explore the tasting room for a pre- or post-dinner adventure or join the world's largest wine club, we believe in the power of food and wine to create lasting connections. Dining reservations are highly recommended, but walk-in guests are always welcome on a first-come, first-serve basis. Gluten-free and vegetarian dishes are available.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
I must say my experience was amazing like usual. They never seem to disappoint.
A photo of Moxies - Fort Lauderdale restaurant
4.7
4.7 (285)
$30 and under
American
Downtown
About the restaurant
Moxies is one of the best restaurants in downtown Fort Lauderdale, located on Las Olas Boulevard. We are a globally inspired restaurant offering a wide range of dining options, including brunch, lunch, dinner, happy hour, and our kitchen is open late. Whether you're looking for a quick bite or a leisurely meal, we have something for everyone.
The restaurant boasts modern decor with Fort Lauderdale's best indoor-outdoor bar and is equipped with plenty of TVs, perfect for catching up on the latest sports events or enjoying some entertainment while dining. We are the perfect place for large group dining, Bachelorette dinners, birthdays and all celebrations. We have an excellent selection of handcrafted cocktails and an extensive wine list.

Top review
SarahDvip
Dined 4 days ago
This is my second visit and had to bring my customers with me. Such great service and delicious food! I am looking forward to my next trip. I do wish they had a gluten free option for dessert but other than that so many gluten free dining options.
A photo of Tap 42 - Davie restaurant
4.7
4.7 (527)
$30 and under
American
Davie
About the restaurant
Coming Soon!
Top review
RichardC
Dined 3 days ago
Great food and atmosphere. Dined twice in the last week. Recommend the beef brisket sliders.
A photo of The Foxy Brown restaurant
4.6
4.6 (718)
$30 and under
American
Victoria Park
About the restaurant
The Foxy Brown is a local neighborhood spot inspired by a patty melt and a milkshake. We specialize in serving comfort food with a twist!

Voted Best Brunch in Fort Lauderdale!
We have moved. Come check out our new location at 476 N Federal Hwy. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Brunch Available Saturday & Sunday only from 9:30am - 3:30pm.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Food and service were both top-notch! High recommend reservations, though, and outside seating if the weather is good.
A photo of Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant - Ft. Lauderdale - Galleria Mall restaurant
4.5
4.5 (1651)
$30 and under
American
Coral Ridge
About the restaurant
Experience the perfect fusion of award-winning wines, Napa-style tasting rooms, and modern casual dining at Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurants. Enjoy contemporary American cuisine influenced by international flavors from our scratch kitchen. Each dish is expertly paired with our selection of wines for the best food and wine match. Whether you explore the tasting room for a pre- or post-dinner adventure or join the world's largest wine club, we believe in the power of food and wine to create lasting connections. Dining reservations are highly recommended, but walk-in guests are always welcome on a first-come, first-serve basis. Gluten-free and vegetarian dishes are available.
Top review
LivingOnTheBeachvip
Dined 7 days ago
We enjoyed our dining experience at Coopers & Hawk. Excellent wines and service. I enjoyed the salmon special and hoplain ole house salad which was large enough for sharing. The Life Balance Menu is a great option for healthy choices. We had the seared atlantic salmon and ahi tuna dishes. All meals were generous portions and prepared as described being fresh and tasty.
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