Top 10 Restaurants for Dad. If you can’t take him, give him a gift certificate!
Fratellino Ristorante: 264 Miracle Mile, Miami, FL 33134 786-452-0068
Homemade Italian comfort food. Fine dining in the heart of Coral Gables.
Capital Grille: 2430 E Sunrise Blvd Fort Lauderdale 954-446-2000; www.thecapitalgrille.com
The Capital Grille is nationally acclaimed for its dry-aged steak selections, fresh seafood, and extensive, award-winning wine list, all presented with professional, attentive service in an atmosphere of relaxed elegance.
15th Street Fisheries: 1900 SE 15th Street Fort Lauderdale 954-763-2777; 15streetfisheries.com
Since 1978, 15th Street Fisheries has maintained its legendary status as one of South Florida’s finest and most popular waterfront eateries. Dad will love to see the feeding of the tarpon from the marina docks.
Rosie’s Bar and Grill: 2449 Wilton Drive Wilton Manors 954-563-0123; rosiesbng.com
Take dad out to meet your pals at the gayborhood bar and grill. Creative burgers, unique comfort foods, tasty fish tacos, piled high salads all served in a tropical setting. The super friendly team at Rosie’s will make dad feel at home.
Barton G. 1427 West Ave Miami Beach 305-672-8881; bartong.com
The Restaurant makes each meal an experience, fulfilling the senses with enticing fragrances, extraordinary food and over-the-top presentations.
Now celebrating 15+ years of success on South Beach, the restaurant is the creation of events impresario Barton G. Weiss, whose innovative approach to entertaining has received worldwide acclaim.
Fork and Balls: 1301 East Las Olas Blvd 954-771-2257; forkandballs.com
One-of-a-kind meatball-driven menu puts a fresh spin on the traditional comfort food, featuring all types of balls and combinations to choose from.
Funky Buddha: 1201 NE 38th Street Oakland Park 954-440-0046; funkybuddhabrewery.com
Bratwurst, griddled cheese, Dr Feelgood veggie burger, Dad is going to get a kick out of the Craft Food Counter and Kitchen at the Funky Buddha brewery. Get him some splitters *sharing bites to start and then indulge him with the yummy menu. All items are offered with suggested pairings from the Funky Buddha craft beer taps.
Mellow Mushroom: Two South Florida locations 5701 Sunset Drive Miami 305-667-3274 and 525 N. Federal Highway Fort Lauderdale 954-712-9527; mellowmushroom.com
Pizza, hoagies, calzone. If dad loves a unique pie, pile him into the Mellow Mushroom. Their mission is simple: to serve a deliciously unparalleled pizza and a cold craft beer.
Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville: 111 N Ocean Ave Hollywood 954-874-4444; margaritaville.com
For the true beach bum experience without traveling to the Keys head to the Margaritaville resort in Hollywood. For the dad that likes a Hawaiian shirt and steel band, the authentic Margaritaville restaurant with overflowing drinks of its name, cheeseburgers in paradise, shrimp Louie and nachos this is the perfect destination.
III Forks: The Village of Gulfstream Park 501 Silks Run Hallendale 954-457-3920; 3forks.com/hallandale
III Forks Steakhouse at Gulfstream Park embodies the American steakhouse. Fine USDA Prime steak, buttery lobster and ocean-fresh seafood are prepared to perfection, exact to order. After dinner treat dad to a few games of slots at the Gulfstream casino.