September 2016 Broward and Palm Beach Restaurant Openings and Closings

Summer's sweltering heat is almost over, football season has started, and the PSL is back at Starbucks. While September has come and gone, so, too, have a few South Florida restaurants.

Overall, the last few months have been great for the restaurant industry in Broward and Palm Beach Counties. North of the county line, several new establishments celebrated their official grand openings, including West Palm Beach's Meraki Juice Kitchen, from the creators of Christopher's Kitchen; long-awaited Junior's Restaurant in Boca Raton; and most recently, chef Clay Carnes' Cholo Soy Cantina, the latest addition to the new dining corridor on Dixie Highway in West Palm Beach.

Further south, barbecue and sushi lovers familiar with established concepts rejoiced at the opening of Orlando-based 4 Rivers Smokehouse in Coral Springs and Bento Cafe in Davie, the first South Florida locations of each. And craft beer lovers finally got a taste of the more than 30,000 beers at World of Beer in Plantation, a long-awaited opening.

And, of course, we're still really excited to welcome upcoming establishments like Rappy's (Boca Raton), Wawa (West Palm Beach, Pompano Beach), and the Poke House (Fort Lauderdale). 


  • Kao Gang, Palm Beach Gardens
  • Meraki Juice Kitchen, West Palm Beach
  • Cholo Soy Cocina, West Palm Beach
  • The Regional Kitchen & Public House, West Palm Beach 
  • Art of Boba, West Palm Beach
  • Hachi Asian Cuisine & Grill, Lake Worth
  • Che! Restaurant, Delray Beach
  • BurgerFi, Delray Beach
  • Hacienda Mexican Restaurant and Bar, Delray Beach
  • Novello Restaurant & Bar, Boca Raton
  • Little Brazil, Boca Raton
  • Padano, Boca Raton
  • Parlour Vegan Bakery, Boca Raton 
  • Vico's Sports Bar & Grill, Deerfield Beach
  • Blooming Bean Coffee Co., Pompano Beach
  • Pampa Gaucho Churrascaria, Lighthouse Point
  • Fetta Republic, Lighthouse Point
  • Bubbles & Pearls, Wilton Manors
  • Ethos Greek Bistro, Wilton Manors
  • Vincent's Italian Kitchen, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea 
  • Pod Pazza Osteria Del Duomo, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea
  • La Bamba Mexican Restaurant, Fort Lauderdale
  • Glitch Bar, Fort Lauderdale
  • Blue Fish Sushi Thai, Fort Lauderdale
  • Marty's Bar, Fort Lauderdale
  • Little Cuban Cafe, Fort Lauderdale
  • Il Faro Pizzeria & Restaurant, Coral Springs
  • 4 Rivers Smokehouse, Coral Springs 
  • Dickey's Barbecue Pit, Pembroke Pines
  • Bertolini's Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant, Pembroke Pines
  • Lucky's Market, Plantation
  • World of Beer, Plantation
  • Diplomat Prime, Hollywood
  • ChimyChurry Grill, Hallandale Beach
  • Bento Cafe, Davie
  • Ceviche 595, Davie
  • Sr. Ceviche, Margate
  • Toasted Cafe, Margate


  • Grill Republic, Fort Lauderdale
  • Grady's Bar, Fort Lauderdale
  • Dixie Tracks Cafe, Oakland Park

Coming Soon

  • The Parched Pig, Jupiter
  • Bolay, Palm Beach Gardens 
  • San Ambroeus, Palm Beach 
  • Lost Weekend, West Palm Beach  
  • Kapow!, West Palm Beach 
  • Wawa, West Palm Beach 
  • Pie Five Pizza Co., West Palm Beach (multiple locations) 
  • Driftwood Ales, Boynton Beach  
  • Sardinia Ristorante, Delray Beach
  • Banyan Restaurant & Bar, Delray Beach 
  • Rappy's, Boca Raton 
  • MIA Kitchen + Bar, Boca Raton 
  • Ouzo Bay, Boca Raton  
  • Bolay, Boca Raton 
  • Junior's Cheesecake, Boca Raton 
  • Louie Bossi's Ristorante, Boca Raton 
  • Pompano Beach House, Pompano Beach  
  • Wawa, Pompano Beach 
  • Odd Breed Wild Ales, Pompano Beach
  • Oceanic Dining, Pompano Beach  
  • Spatch, Fort Lauderdale 
  • Midici, Fort Lauderdale 
  • Green Steak Kitchen, Fort Lauderdale
  • Bar Rita, Fort Lauderdale 
  • Gordo's Grill, Fort Lauderdale
  • Johnny's Italian Restaurant & Bar, Fort Lauderdale
  • Doc B's Fresh Kitchen, Fort Lauderdale 
  • TRP Taste, Fort Lauderdale  
  • The Poke House, Fort Lauderdale 
  • Riverside Market, Plantation
  • Kay Rico, Hollywood 
  • Lemongrass Hot Pot, Hollywood  
  • Apropo Crepes and Baquettes, Davie
  • Kers Winghouse, 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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