Openings and Closings

December 2015 Restaurant Openings and Closings in Broward and Palm Beach Counties

For quite some time now, restaurant openings in Broward and Palm Beach counties haven't slowed. So it makes sense that December — the official start to season and a time when holiday travelers are at their peak — saw a few dozen new establishments enter the South Florida dining scene.

Surprisingly, there weren't any notable restaurant closings either. Notable openings, however, include a bevy of barbecue spots: Smoke BBQ in Fort Lauderdale, Mission BBQ in Davie, at Boca's Best BBQ in Boca Raton all opened their doors this month, making 2016 the year of barbecue in South Florida. 


  • Raw Juce, Palm Beach Gardens
  • Grilled Cheese Gallery, West Palm Beach
  • Texas Roadhouse, West Palm Beach
  • Lafayette's, West Palm Beach
  • Burger and Beer Joint, West Palm Beach
  • Boca's Best BBQ & Smokehouse, Boca Raton
  • Mr. Prime Steakhouse, Boca Raton
  • Windy City Pizza, Delray Beach
  • Tijuana Taxi Co., Deerfield Beach
  • The Foundry, Pompano Beach
  • Brewfish Bar & Grill, Fort Lauderdale (former McNab's Dockside Restaurant)
  • Cibo Wine Bar, Fort Lauderdale
  • The Boarding, Fort Lauderdale
  • Khoffner Brewing, Fort Lauderdale
  • Smoke BBQ, Fort Lauderdale
  • Tony D's, Fort Lauderdale
  • Rami's Pita & Grill, Hollywood
  • 5 'O-Clock Charlies, Hollywood
  • Nakorn Roll & Bowl, Hollywood
  • Tijuana Flats, Plantation
  • Pete's Place, Coral Springs
  • To Victory, Cooper City
  • Plum, Sunny Isles Beach
  • Los Tacos, Coral Springs
  • Blue Bar Grill, Hallandale Beach
  • Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery & Grill, Margate
  • First Watch, Pembroke Pines
  • Mission BBQ, Davie
  • Whiskey Creek Hideout, Dania Beach
  • Del Frisco's Grille, Palm Beach
  • Cheese Culture, Fort Lauderdale
  • Sweet Dewey's BBQ, Boca Raton (rebranded)
Coming Soon
  • Lost Weekend, West Palm Beach
  • Tijuana Flats, West Palm Beach 
  • Grato, West Palm Beach
  • TacoHolics, Royal Palm Beach 
  • The Habit Burger, Royal Palm Beach
  • Bole, Royal Palm Beach
  • The Regional Kitchen & Public House, West Palm Beach 
  • Pie Five Pizza Co., West Palm Beach (multiple locations) 
  • Driftwood Ales, Boynton Beach 
  • Texas Roadhouse, Boynton Beach
  • Los Tacos, Boca Raton
  • Shaker & Pie, Boca Raton
  • Tucker Duke's Lunchbox, Boca Raton
  • New York Grilled Cheese Co., Boca Raton 
  • Paneterie, Delray Beach
  • 5th Element Indian Grill, Pompano Beach
  • Beach Java Express, Pompano Beach 
  • Pompano Beach House, Pompano Beach 
  • Oceanic Dining, Pompano Beach 
  • Lemongrass Hot Pot, Hollywood
  • Spring Chicken, Fort Lauderdale
  • Legend's BBQ, Fort Lauderdale
  • B-Square Burgers, Fort Lauderdale
  • TRP Taste, Fort Lauderdale
  • One Door East, Fort Lauderdale 
  • Bar Rita, Fort Lauderdale 
  • Good Spirits Neighborhood Tavern, Fort Lauderdale 
  • Agave Taco Bar, Fort Lauderdale 
  • Sliderz, Fort Lauderdale and 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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Nicole Danna is a Palm Beach County-based reporter who began covering the South Florida food scene for New Times in 2011. She also loves drinking beer and writing about the area's growing craft beer community.
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