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Stay Cool All Summer At These 7 Fort Lauderdale Restaurants

Florida natives and transplants can all agree on one thing: Summer in the south is no joke. With high humidity and temperatures skyrocketing, blasting the air conditioning will only help for so long.

For a tasty and refreshing way to beat the heat, dig into these invigorating, cool dishes from seven Fort Lauderdale restaurants that are perfect for a steamy Florida day.


Coconut Shell Ceviche at Steelpan

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Steelpan offers an interesting twist on a year-round favorite that’s especially popular during the summer ceviche. Made in a coconut husk and ice bowl, Steelpan’s version includes juicy shrimp, fresh fish, coco malanga crispy chips and sea salt ($14). Whether you have it as a snack or meal, it’s a tried-and-true dish to cool off pre- or post-beach day.


999 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale; 954.302.5252; steelpanftl.com


Kampachi Sashimi Salad at ETARU Las Olas

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ETARU Las Olas offers a delightful take on a Japanese favorite: sashimi. With yuzu truffle dressing, mizuna and pickled vegetables, ETARU's kampachi sashimi salad ($16) is sure to please your taste buds and bring a new definition of fresh to the table.


500 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954.477.8068; etarurestaurant.us/las-olas


Housemade Lemon Ricotta at Burlock Coast

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The housemade lemon ricotta ($14) at The Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale's Burlock Coast features Swank Farm tomatoes, toasted pine nuts and red wine vinegar. Fresh, light and playfully designed, this dish perfectly embodies what summer should taste like. Pair it with a bottle of 2017 Banshee Sauvignon Blanc for a flawless summer bite to grab with friends.


1 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954.302.6460; ritzcarlton.com


Summer Oyster Deal at One Door East

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What better way to savor summer than with everyone’s favorite straight-from-the-sea appetizer? For all the oyster lovers out there, One Door East’s summer deal isn't one to miss. Guests can enjoy $1 oysters every Thursday this summer with the purchase of a drink or food item from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.


620 S. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale; 954.368.6902; onedooreast.com


Norme De Mar at Shooters Waterfront

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If you're looking for a refreshing bite to fill you up, head straight for Shooters Waterfront and order its Norme De Mar ($60/$100). This Instagram-worthy seafood tower is piled high with chilled lobster tail, a shrimp cocktail, Alaskan King crab legs and fresh oysters.

3033 NE 32 Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954.566.2855; shooterswaterfront.com

Ahi Tacos at Del Frisco’s Grille

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On your next night out, make your way to Del Frisco’s Grille and snag their ahi tacos ($18) made with tuna tartare, avocado and drizzled with a spicy citrus aioli. Pair them with one of Del Frisco’s fan-favorite cocktails, like the crisp and sweet hibiscus margarita.


501 E. Las Olas Blvd. Ste. 150, Fort Lauderdale; 754.312.3235; delfriscosgrille.com


Ice Cream at Notorious Creamery

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Opened by Rhythm & Vine general manager Bobby Velez and Grammy nominated artist Tory Lanez, Notorious Creamery is the newest neighborhood ice cream shop in the ever-growing Flagler Village. The parlor features 12 flavors that cater to every palate, from vegan and sugar-free delights to sorbets and classic flavors with delectable twists. Cool off with the Cookie Monster, which features blue ice cream loaded with chocolate chips, cookie dough and Oreos.


908 N. Flagler Drive, Fort Lauderdale; 954. 306.2584; notoriouscreamery.com



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