South Florida Restaurant Openings and Closings May 2015

The Colada House chop is now available at the full-service restaurant and bakery in Fort Lauderdale.
The Colada House chop is now available at the full-service restaurant and bakery in Fort Lauderdale.
Photo courtesy of Colada Cuban Coffee House & Eatery

Hot weather is officially here, South Florida. As the temperature rises, so does our thirst for getting outdoors. And by outdoors, we mean getting our food and drink on at our favorite waterfront restaurant, with a tropical cocktail in hand.

While the end of South Florida's season would appear to halt most restaurant openings, May actually welcomed a number of new establishments across Broward and Palm Beach counties, including the grand opening of Boynton Beach brewery Copperpoint Brewing Co., Calaveras Cantina in Jupiter, and Mellow Mushroom and Colada Cuban Coffee House in Fort Lauderdale.

As for closings, May also had some interesting moves: Darbster in Boca Raton closed its doors; the Keg on 6th changed hands, set to become the second location for Riverside Market; Cabo Flats shuttered its doors in Palm Beach Gardens, only to plan two new locations in Jupiter and West Palm Beach; and Chill Wine Lounge was replaced by Mod Wine Lounge in Fort Lauderdale.

Here is the official restaurant openings and closings tally for May 2015. Did we miss one? If so, let us know in the comments section.


Hampton Forks, Jupiter
Calaveras Cantina, Jupiter
BurgerFi, Wellington
Summer Shack at PB Catch, Palm Beach
Guy's Burger Joint, West Palm Beach
The Tavern, Boca Raton
Five Guys Burgers, Delray Beach
Copperpoint Brewing Co., Boynton Beach
Burger 21, Deerfield Beach
Legend's Tavern and Grille, Deerfield Beach
Carousel BBQ, Deerfield Beach
The Sticky Bun, Deerfield Beach
Fercho's Grill & Cafe, Oakland Park
Day Market Kitchen, Fort Lauderdale
Colada Cuban Coffee House & Eatery, Fort Lauderdale
Le Chef Restaurant, Fort Lauderdale
Mellow Mushroom, Fort Lauderdale
Mod Wine Lounge, Fort Lauderdale
Jerk Machine, Fort Lauderdale
Bao Las Olas Omakase, Fort Lauderdale
Sip Java Co., Fort Lauderdale


Cabo Flats, Palm Beach Gardens
Darbster, Boca Raton
Keg on 6th, Fort Lauderdale

Coming Soon

Nitrogen, Jupiter

Cabo Flats, Jupiter

Cabo Flats, West Palm Beach (City Place)

Tap 42, Boca Raton

Lime Fresh, Boca Raton

Papalani Gelato, Delray Beach

Habit Burger, Delray Beach

Rocco's Tacos, Delray Beach

Swell Pizza, Delray Beach

La Piazza, Boynton Beach

Pizza Shack, Boynton Beach

The Foundry, Pompano Beach

BurgerFi, Pompano Beach

26 Degrees Brewing, Pompano Beach

SuViche, Fort Lauderdale

Craft Food Counter & Kitchen, Fort Lauderdale

Mod Wine Lounge, Fort Lauderdale

B Square, Fort Lauderdale

Java Express, Fort Lauderdale

Smoke BBQ, Fort Lauderdale

Brooklyn Water Bagels, Fort Lauderdale

Good Spirits Neighborhood Tavern, Fort Lauderdale

Bar Rita, Fort Lauderdale

Riverside Market #2, Fort Lauderdale

The Brass Tap, Fort Lauderdale

Louie Bossi's, Fort Lauderdale

Margaritaville, Hollywood

Matchbox, Sawgrass Mills

Hoffman's Chocolates, Plantation

World of Beer, Plantation

Trader Joe's, Davie

Twin Peaks, Davie

First Watch, Pembroke Pines

Whiskey Creek Hideout, Dania Beach

Taco Rico Tex Mex Cafe, Davie

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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