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Quarterdeck to Open on Dania Beach Pier

As part of a multimillion-dollar project to renovate Dania Beach Pier and the surrounding marina and beaches, city commissioners have entered into a 10-year lease agreement with Quarterdeck Restaurants.

Quarterdeck's Paul Flanigan told Clean Plate Charlie that the Dania Beach Quarterdeck should be open by late August 2012. 

Flanigan described the Dania Beach Quarterdeck as a "destination restaurant," much like the famous tiki bars in the Florida Keys. "We're planting coconut palms, installing hammocks, and doing landscaping," said Flanigan.

The restaurant is part of a citywide project to renovate the Dania Beach pier, beach, and marina. The marina overhaul is expected to take a year and cost Dania Beach about $5 million.


The restaurant will also have boat slips in the marina, good for

overnight docking, as part of the deal.  "We want this to be a place

where you can come by car or boat and spend the entire day -- or even

overnight -- with the family, " said the Quarterdeck partner.

The

Dania Beach Quarterdeck Seafood Bar and Neighborhood Grill will expand

on the Quarterdeck restaurant theme with a full raw bar and sushi bar in

addition to Quarterdeck's famous rib and seafood menu.  The restaurant also

plans to operate beachside concessions, where families can grab

everything from sodas to sunscreen -- but no beer. "We elected not to

sell alcohol on the beach," Flanigan said.

With an expanded

Quarterdeck a stone's throw from the ocean, complete with oversized

patio and full liquor bar, starting in August a cold one will always be

only a few feet away.


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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times, covering the restaurant and bar scene in South Florida. She has been featured on Cooking Channel’s Eat Street and Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race. Doss won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature on what it’s like to wait tables. In a previous life, she appeared off-Broadway and shook many a cocktail as a bartender at venues in South Florida and New York City. When she’s not writing, you can find Doss running some marathon then celebrating at the nearest watering hole.
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