July 2016 Restaurant Openings and Closings in Broward and Palm Beach

The more, the merrier — this seems to be the general feeling these days regarding the South Florida food scene, where a new restaurant, café, coffee roaster, brewery, or eatery opens its doors every day.

Although July is often considered the height of summer and the depth of the "off-season," that didn't stop a number of new businesses from opening. It's good down time before the seasonal influx of out-of-town temporary residents — a chance for locals to try out the new spots before the never-ending lines start forming midfall.

The openings last month were diverse as ever, from coffee roasters and cafés to poke and juice bars — even a churrascaria and a nitrogen ice cream shop. Closings came with a few surprises as several longstanding Fort Lauderdale establishments, including Johnny V's and Café de Paris on Las Olas, shuttered their doors for good.

Keep reading for a complete list of what arrived, what left, and what's to come in the restaurant world:


  • Pumphouse Coffee Roasters, Jupiter
  • Galley Bar, West Palm Beach
  • Full of Crepe, Delray Beach
  • Burger House South, Boca Raton
  • Frozen Bowl Nitrogen Ice Cream, Deerfield Beach
  • The Blonde Hen, Pompano Beach
  • La Empanada Loca, Oakland Park
  • Switchbox Coffee, Oakland Park
  • Viva Tokyo Mexican and Japanese, Oakland Park
  • Angelo Elia the Bakery Bar, Oakland Park
  • Pampa Gaucho Churrascaria, Lighthouse Point
  • Burger House South, Fort Lauderdale
  • Island Fusion Grill, Fort Lauderdale
  • Raw Poke Bar, Fort Lauderdale
  • Dal Contadino Trattoria, Fort Lauderdale
  • The Trio Bistro, Fort Lauderdale
  • Facefood Restaurant, Hollywood
  • Kaki, Hollywood
  • American English Kitchen & Bar, Hollywood
  • Fresh Coco, Hollywood
  • Bristol's Burgers, Hollywood
  • Dickey's Barbecue Pit, Pembroke Pines
  • Glyk Gelato, Parkland
  • Chill-N Nitrogen Ice Cream, Weston
  • Misha's Cupcakes, Davie
  • Conch Crawl, Miramar
  • Sr. Ceviche, Margate


  • The Green Owl, Delray Beach (reopening soon)
  • Johnny V, Fort Lauderdale
  • City-Eatz, Pompano Beach
  • Thasos, Fort Lauderdale (reopening soon)
  • Da Big Kahuna, Fort Lauderdale
  • Dos Caminos, Fort Lauderdale
  • Tedesco's, Fort Lauderdale
  • Oasis Café, Fort Lauderdale
  • Café de Paris, Fort Lauderdale

Coming Soon

  • Lost Weekend, West Palm Beach 
  • Wawa, West Palm Beach
  • City Tap House, West Palm Beach
  • The Regional Kitchen & Public House, West Palm Beach 
  • Pie Five Pizza Co., West Palm Beach (multiple locations)
  • Parlour Vegan Bakery, Boca Raton
  • MIA Kitchen + Bar, Boca Raton
  • Sliderz, Boca Raton
  • Bay Bay's Chicken & Waffles, Boynton Beach
  • Driftwood Ales, Boynton Beach 
  • Banyan Restaurant & Bar, Delray Beach
  • Beer Trade Co., Boca Raton
  • Ouzo Bay, Boca Raton 
  • Pompano Beach House, Pompano Beach 
  • Wawa, Pompano Beach
  • Oceanic Dining, Pompano Beach 
  • Kelvin 3200, Oakland Park
  • Bubbles & Pearls, Oakland Park
  • Spatch, Fort Lauderdale
  • La Bamba, Fort Lauderdale
  • Wok, Fort Lauderdale
  • Midici, Fort Lauderdale
  • Doc B's Fresh Kitchen, Fort Lauderdale
  • The Poke House, Fort Lauderdale
  • Nisi, Fort Lauderdale
  • Timeline Brewery, Fort Lauderdale 
  • B-Square Burgers, Fort Lauderdale 
  • TRP Taste, Fort Lauderdale 
  • One Door East, Fort Lauderdale  
  • Poke House, Fort Lauderdale
  • Vincent's Italian Kitchen, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea
  • Pod Piccola Osteria Del Duomo, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea
  • Kay Rico, Hollywood
  • Lemongrass Hot Pot, Hollywood 
  • Bar Rita, Fort Lauderdale  
  • 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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