Tarks of Dania Beach

1317 S. Federal Highway
Dania Beach, FL 33004
Best Of


  • Sun-Thu 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-11pm
  • $
  • Lunch, Dinner
  • Beer/Wine, Pitchers
  • Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout
  • Free Parking, Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Not Necessary, Reservations Not Accepted
This blue- and white-painted seafood counter has been shucking raw clams and oysters, frying chicken wings, and serving cold lager along Federal Highway since Lyndon Johnson was in office. The place is little more than a single bar top and a chef's line -- just pull up a stool and watch the entertainment. That would be the way the staff lovingly banters back and forth with one another as they sling beer and whip up orders with dramatic flair. You can tell they're having genuine fun, that crew, and you will too once you taste their unpretentious takes on Old Florida favorites. Buffalo shrimp, grilled dolphin, and steamed crabs are simple and delicious fare, while bar food favorites like burgers and chicken wings have the locals trucking in with regularity. The daily lunch specials are legendary: Ten fresh shucked top-neck clams, their blue-green shells glistening with alabaster meat, are only $6.95 on Wednesdays; whole belly clams are $8.50 on Fridays.

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