Located in the heart of Fort Lauderdale, Las Olas Boulevard is an area known for its restaurants, shops and galleries. The Boulevard stretches between downtown Fort Lauderdale and the Atlantic Ocean, making it an ideal place to stroll and consider your next meal.
Las Olas Boulevard at night (Photo: Steve Sutherland via Flickr)
When it’s time to eat, diners can enjoy a delicious meal al fresco at a sidewalk café, or a more formal dining experience in a white tablecloth service setting. Las Olas’s restaurants offer many different types of cuisines for lunch, dinner and Happy Hour. Some even offer late night menus and drink specials! Below are some of the best restaurants on Las Olas Boulevard worth adding to your dining itinerary.
The Royal Pig Pub
The cozy interior of Royal Pig Pub (Photo: Royal Pig Pub)
With a chef-driven menu and handcrafted cocktails, the Royal Pig Pub’s food and service keep people coming back for more. Diners love the Royal Pig’s signature Bacon Mac and Cheese, House Smoked Baby Back Ribs and the Pulled Pork Sandwich. There’s an extensive beer and wine menu, as well as popular signature drinks like the Royal Old Fashioned and the 350 Lemonade, made with cucumber vodka, mint and fresh-squeeze lemon juice. The Royal Pig Pub is celebrating six years on the Boulevard and is open Monday through Sunday for lunch, dinner and late night eats.
350 East Las Olas Boulevard
American Social Bar & Kitchen
American Social’s signature AmSo burger (Photo: American Social Bar and Kitchen)
American Social Bar & Kitchen is the ultimate place to hangout on Las Olas. Here, you can enjoy all-American menu classics and the largest selection of craft beer on the Boulevard. American Social’s most popular menu item is its signature AmSo Burger, made with a beef blend and AmSo sauce on a challah bun. Socialize over ½ price appetizers, like ropa vieja tacos and BBQ ribs, during Happy Hour from 4-7pm on weekdays. They serve brunch on weekends, with a customizable Egg Station, Chicken and Waffles and more. American Social is open Monday through Sunday and for special events.
721 East Las Olas Boulevard
Tacos on homemade tortillas at Rocco’s Tacos (Photo: Rocco’s Tacos)
Rocco’s Tacos serves up authentic Mexican flavors in a fun, casual environment on Las Olas Boulevard. They’re known for their guacamole, which is prepared tableside, and tacos served on house-made corn tortillas that are cooked on a Comal. Stop by on Taco Tuesday for all you can eat tacos and $6 margaritas, which are prepared with Rocco’s fresh, house-made sour mix. Rocco’s also has a special late night menu that includes tacos, nachos and drink specials. Rocco’s Tacos can be enjoyed Monday through Sunday, from 11:30am to 2am.
1313 East Las Olas Boulevard
Experience the high life at Timpano Chophouse, a modern Italian chophouse known for its aged steaks and martinis. Timpano uses the finest USDA cuts for its aged, hand-cut steaks, served with a choice of chef’s sauces, like blue cheese butter or béarnaise. This white tablecloth service restaurant has many decadent dishes, including Lobster Ravioli and Mozzarella Bocconcini, a crispy house-made mozzarella with pomodoro sauce. Enjoy live jazz music, Happy Hour specials and a curated selection of appetizers in Timpano’s Starlight Lounge. Lunch is available at Timpano on the weekdays and dinner is served Monday through Sunday.
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
For a fresh take on old-school Italian flavors, look no further than Louie Bossi’s Ristorante, Bar and Pizzeria. To start, diners can enjoy a tasting of various mozzarellas and prosciuttos. House-made pastas and breads are prepared fresh daily, and can be enjoyed as a Rapini e ‘Nduja pizza, which won 2ndplace in the World Pizza Championship. They also offer daily specials, like 50% off martinis and $2.50 meatball sliders on Martini Mondays, and Roman Holiday Wednesdays, where you can score a bottle of wine at half-price with purchase of an entrée. Louie Bossi is open for brunch, lunch and dinner Monday through Sunday.
1032 East Las Olas Boulevard
By Alyx Sariol