July 2015 Broward and Palm Beach Restaurant Openings and Closings

Bangin' Banjo Brewing Co. is now open in Pompano Beach.
Bangin' Banjo Brewing Co. is now open in Pompano Beach.
Photo by Nicole Danna

The month of July saw a number of new restaurant openings across South Florida.

The most hotly anticipated openings included Tap 42 in Boca Raton (the second location for the growing gastropub chain), Swell Pizza in Delray Beach (the latest venture for Pizzeria Oceano's Dak Kerprich), and Riverside Market South (a smaller version of the Fort Lauderdale craft beer bar and market).

There was also a new location for Tunie's, the all-natural grocer with goods said to rival those of Whole Foods, but at lower prices. And Broward County's craft beer scene welcomed Bangin' Banjo Brewing Co., bringing with it several signature brews and a rotating list of seasonal selections.

As always, there were also few closings — but nothing without the promise of more to come. Fort Lauderdale's longstanding Bimini Boatyard Bar & Grill closed its doors temporarily while undergoing an extensive renovation. Likewise, Taps Restaurant in Himmarshee Village called it quits but will soon be reopening as JEY Hospitality's newest concept, Pizzacraft. And farther north, in Palm Beach County, Pizzeria Oceano rebranded into Jerk O, ending its infamous pizza reign at that location only to open its partner concept Swell farther south.

One thing we're not looking forward to losing: the authentic diner portion of the Lake Park Dunkin' Donuts Diner, what stood as the last remaining Dunkin' Donuts diner in the country. The restaurant will be closing August 16 for a remodel that will make way for more streamlined service starting August 31.


  • Dunkin' Donuts Diner, Lake Park (diner only)
  • Pizzeria Oceano, Lantana (renamed)
  • Taps Restaurant, Bar and Lounge, Fort Lauderdale
  • Bimini Boatyard Bar & Grill, Fort Lauderdale


  • Nitrogen, Jupiter
  • Souvlaki Fast, Boynton Beach
  • Fresh Element, West Palm Beach
  • Jerk O, Lantana
  • Vikings Steak Seafood & Sushi, Delray Beach
  • Swell Pizza, Delray Beach
  • Tesser's Deli, Boca Raton
  • Blaze Pizza, Boca Raton
  • Tap 42, Boca Raton
  • Ayotli Mexican Restaurant, Coral Springs
  • Teriyaki Lee, Coral Springs
  • Food Heaven, North Lauderdale
  • Tunie's, Fort Lauderdale
  • Panisuco, Fort Lauderdale
  • Riverside Market South, Fort Lauderdale
  • Press Gourmet Sandwiches, Fort Lauderdale
  • Buenos Aires Cafe, Fort Lauderdale
  • Juana La Cubana, Fort Lauderdale
  • Izziban Sushi & BBQ, Lauderhill
  • Dolce & Salato, Wilton Manors
  • The Filling Station and Garage Bar, Oakland Park
  • Hacienda El Sol Latin Grill, Oakland Park
  • Gold Marquess Fine Chinese, Pembroke Pines
  • Sergio's, Pembroke Pines
  • Pei Wei, Pompano Beach
  • BurgerFi, Pompano Beach
  • Bangin' Banjo Brewing Company, Pompano Beach
  • Greenwood BBQ, Pompano Beach
  • Paris Morning Bakery, Plantation
  • Viet Taste Restaurant, Hollywood
  • Le Cafe Parisien, Hollywood
  • Sweetheartz Smoked Bar-B-Que, Hollywood
  • Dal Maestro, Hallandale Beach
  • Paris Morning Bakery, Davie
  • Brandon Asian Cuisine, Davie
  • Trader Joe's, Davie
The new Korean-French bakery known as Paris Morning Bakery has two locations in Davie and Plantation.
The new Korean-French bakery known as Paris Morning Bakery has two locations in Davie and Plantation.
Photo by Nicole Danna

Coming Soon

  • Raw Juce, Palm Beach Gardens
  • The Woods Jupiter: Sports and Dining Club, Jupiter (Harbourside Place)
  • Lime Fresh, Boca Raton
  • Rocco's Tacos, Delray Beach
  • Raw Juce, Boca Raton East
  • 26 Degrees Brewing, Pompano Beach
  • 5th Element Indian Grill, Pompano Beach
  • Java Express, Pompano Beach
  • Pompano Beach House, Pompano Beach 
  • Oceanic Dining, Pompano Beach
  • B Square, Fort Lauderdale
  • Scolapasta, Fort Lauderdale
  • Burger 21, Davie
  • One Door East, Fort Lauderdale
  • Pizzacraft, Fort Lauderdale
  • SuViche, Fort Lauderdale
  • BarRita, Fort Lauderdale
  • Trader Joe's, Fort Lauderdale
  • The Brass Tap, Fort Lauderdale
  • Craft Food Counter & Kitchen, Oakland Park (Funky Buddha Brewery)
  • Smoke BBQ, Fort Lauderdale
  • Good Spirits Neighborhood Tavern, Fort Lauderdale
  • Chill-N Nitrogen Ice Cream, Fort Lauderdale
  • Scolapasta, Fort Lauderale
  • Agave, Fort Lauderdale
  • Sliderz, Fort Lauderdale
  • Margaritaville, Hollywood
  • World of Beer, Plantation
  • Whiskey Creek Hideout, Dania Beach

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 New Times Food & Drink Instagram.

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