Openings and Closings

Sonic Beach Reopens at Beach Place; New Sonic To Open in Lauderhill

Sonic Beach, the casual spot for burgers at Fort Lauderdale's Beach Place officially reopens tomorrow after a renovation and a slight "tweak" in the business model.

The space has been divided into two different restaurants. According to Director of Operations Fon Willhite, Sonic Beach will offer their classic shakes and burgers for take-away only. Considering the beach is across the street, allowing miles of prime oceanfront realty in which to dine al fresco, the decision makes perfect sense.

For those wanting to sit down to a meal, Atlantic Surf Club features a casual dining experience with a beachy vibe.

Menu items include over a dozen burger choices, made with a blend of Certified Angus beef, short rib, and brisket (there are also turkey and veggie options), with burger prices ranging from $10-17; four different hot dogs ($9 each); and pizzas. More substantial entrees include steak & egg frites ($24); Chasen's Chili ($15); and chicken kabobs ($14).

Atlantic Surf Club will be open Sunday to Wednesday from 11:30 a.m.-midnight;

Thursday to Saturday from 11:30 a.m. - 2 a.m.

In addition, look for a new Sonic Beach Club to open on Commercial Boulevard in Lauderhill in the fall. More details to come, but here's a teaser video:

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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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