May 2016 Restaurant Openings and Closings in Broward and Palm Beach

Summer is officially here. And you know what that means: barbecues, cold beer, pool parties, and — of course — more restaurant openings.

Only a few establishments closed the doors for good in the past few weeks, including Tony D's in Fort Lauderdale and BGR The Burger Joint in Plantation.

Despite the industry's "slow" summertime sadness season — felt across South Florida — there are still plenty of restaurants planning grand openings over the next few months. Coming soon, anticipated grand openings include Lost Weekend in West Palm Beach, Bar Rita in Fort Lauderdale, and Riverside Market in Plantation.


  • Banko Cantina, West Palm Beach 
  • Rockin' Ramen (inside Shout! Karaoke), West Palm Beach
  • C.W.S. Craft Cocktails & Kitchen, Lake Worth 
  • The Chickpea, Boynton Beach
  • Boca Indian Grill, Boca Raton
  • Burrito Station, Oakland Park
  • Big Rooster's Southern Table, Coral Springs
  • Lucky's Market, Coral Springs
  • Rio Grande Steakhouse, Pompano Beach
  • Kaya's Mediterranean Bistro, Pembroke Pines
  • Spring Chicken, Fort Lauderdale 
  • Phat Boy Sushi, Fort Lauderdale
  • Samba House, Fort Lauderdale
  • Rubio's Restaurant, Fort Lauderdale
  • Lucky Star, Hollywood
  • King of Sfihas, Sunrise
  • Blue Ginger, Miramar
  • Baba Ghanouj, Davie
  • Bocas House, Davie


  • Tony D's, Fort Lauderdale
  • BGR The Burger Joint, Plantation

Coming Soon

  • Lost Weekend, West Palm Beach    
  • The Regional Kitchen & Public House, West Palm Beach     
  • Pie Five Pizza Co., West Palm Beach (multiple locations)     
  • 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     
  • Blue Willy's BBQ, Oakland Park (re-opening)
  • Casa Calabria, Fort Lauderdale   
  • Rubio's Restaurant, Fort Lauderdale   
  • B-Square Burgers & Booze, Fort Lauderdale    
  • SwitchBox Coffee Roasters, Fort Lauderdale
  • South Florida Distillers, Fort Lauderdale (relocating)
  • 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     
  • Riverside Market, Plantation
  • Mayapapaya, 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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