April 2016 Restaurant Openings, Closings, and Coming Soon in Broward and Palm Beach

I Heart Mac & Cheese opened April 18 in Fort Lauderdale.
I Heart Mac & Cheese opened April 18 in Fort Lauderdale.
Photo courtesy of I Heart Mac & Cheese

You know what they say: April showers bring May flowers — and here in South Florida, more restaurants too.

The start to spring ushered in more than warming temps; the new season also welcomed a plethora of new bar and restaurant openings. Last month saw the addition of long-awaited establishments like Saxon in Boynton Beach, as well as a few local chains adding second locations including Tucker Duke's Lunchbox in Boca Raton, while Hurricane Bar & Grill launched its new fast-casual concept Hurricane BTW in Fort Lauderdale.

Of course, a few closings didn't go unnoticed. First, Hudson in Delray Beach quietly shuttered its doors earlier this month, leaving a vacant waterfront restaurant space ripe for the taking. Rhino Doughnuts kicked the bucket at its Lauderdale-by-the-Sea location. And Hickory Sticks BBQ bid farewell with the closing of its Plantation location.

And there's still plenty more to come, with anticipated grand openings slated for the coming weeks with places like Banko Cantina and Lost Weekend in West Palm Beach, or Spring Chicken and B-Square Burgers in Fort Lauderdale.


  • First Watch, West Palm Beach
  • Dorrian's Red Hand, West Palm Beach
  • Tijuana Flats, West Palm Beach 
  • Your Greek Cousin, West Palm Beach
  • Jardin, West Palm Beach
  • Thai Haru, West Palm Beach
  • Sons & Daughters Farm & Winery, Lake Worth
  • OoFusin, Lake Worth
  • Saxon, Boynton Beach
  • Juice Papi, Delray Beach
  • Tucker Duke's Lunchbox, Boca Raton  
  • Fresh Kitchen, Boca Raton
  • New York Grilled Cheese Co., Boca Raton
  • La Frutera Garden Bar, Wilton Manors 
  • I Heart Mac & Cheese, Fort Lauderdale  
  • Taco Bar, Fort Lauderdale (not to be confused with Agave Taco Bar, Fort Lauderdale)
  • Hurricane BTW, Fort Lauderdale 
  • Sicilian Oven, Plantation
  • Giardino Gourmet Salads, Sunrise
  • Ends Meat, Hollywood
  • Wine Story, Hollywood
  • Choices Cafe, Weston
  • Jugofresh (at Whole Foods Market), Davie
  • Baba Ghanouj, Davie
  • Sweet Tooth Shavery, Davie
  • Bake Shack, Dania Beach
Hudson closed its doors in April in Delray Beach.
Hudson closed its doors in April in Delray Beach.
Photo courtesy of Hudson at Waterway East


  • Tap Global Beer Collection, Delray Beach
  • Hudson, Delray Beach
  • Oaki Steakhouse, Oakland Park
  • Sheila's Conch & Wings, Fort Lauderdale
  • Rhino Doughnuts & Coffee, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea
  • Hickory Sticks BBQ, Plantation

Coming Soon

  • Banko Cantina, West Palm Beach  
  • Lost Weekend, West Palm Beach   
  • The Regional Kitchen & Public House, West Palm Beach    
  • Pie Five Pizza Co., West Palm Beach (multiple locations)    
  • C.W.S. Craft Cocktails & Kitchen, Lake Worth  
  • Driftwood Ales, Boynton Beach    
  • Banyan Restaurant & Bar, Delray Beach   
  • Sliderz, Boca Raton  
  • Junior's of New York, Boca Raton  
  • Shaker & Pie, Boca Raton   
  • Ouzo Bay, Boca Raton   
  • Louie Bossi's Ristorante, Boca Raton  
  • The Blonde Hen & Company, Pompano Beach 
  • Pompano Beach House, Pompano Beach    
  • Oceanic Dining, Pompano Beach    
  • Spring Chicken, Fort Lauderdale   
  • Samba House, Fort Lauderdale  
  • Casa Calabria, Fort Lauderdale  
  • Burrito Station, Fort Lauderdale  
  • Rubio's Restaurant, Fort Lauderdale  
  • B-Square Burgers & Booze, Fort Lauderdale   
  • TRP Taste, Fort Lauderdale   One Door East, Fort Lauderdale    
  • Bar Rita, Fort Lauderdale    
  • Good Spirits Neighborhood Tavern, Fort Lauderdale 
  • Lemongrass Hot Pot, Hollywood     
  • Sliderz, Plantation    
  • World of Beer, Plantation

Nicole Danna is a food writer covering Broward and Palm Beach counties. To get the latest in food and drink news in South Florida, follow her @SoFloNicole or find her latest food pics on the BPB New Times Food & Drink Instagram.

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