Openings and Closings

South Florida Restaurant Openings and Closings May 2015

Hot weather is officially here, South Florida. As the temperature rises, so does our thirst for getting outdoors. And by outdoors, we mean getting our food and drink on at our favorite waterfront restaurant, with a tropical cocktail in hand.

While the end of South Florida's season would appear to halt most restaurant openings, May actually welcomed a number of new establishments across Broward and Palm Beach counties, including the grand opening of Boynton Beach brewery Copperpoint Brewing Co., Calaveras Cantina in Jupiter, and Mellow Mushroom and Colada Cuban Coffee House in Fort Lauderdale.

As for closings, May also had some interesting moves: Darbster in Boca Raton closed its doors; the Keg on 6th changed hands, set to become the second location for Riverside Market; Cabo Flats shuttered its doors in Palm Beach Gardens, only to plan two new locations in Jupiter and West Palm Beach; and Chill Wine Lounge was replaced by Mod Wine Lounge in Fort Lauderdale.

Here is the official restaurant openings and closings tally for May 2015. Did we miss one? If so, let us know in the comments section.


Hampton Forks, Jupiter
Calaveras Cantina, Jupiter
BurgerFi, Wellington
Summer Shack at PB Catch, Palm Beach
Guy's Burger Joint, West Palm Beach
The Tavern, Boca Raton
Five Guys Burgers, Delray Beach
Copperpoint Brewing Co., Boynton Beach
Burger 21, Deerfield Beach
Legend's Tavern and Grille, Deerfield Beach
Carousel BBQ, Deerfield Beach
The Sticky Bun, Deerfield Beach
Fercho's Grill & Cafe, Oakland Park
Day Market Kitchen, Fort Lauderdale
Colada Cuban Coffee House & Eatery, Fort Lauderdale
Le Chef Restaurant, Fort Lauderdale
Mellow Mushroom, Fort Lauderdale
Mod Wine Lounge, Fort Lauderdale
Jerk Machine, Fort Lauderdale
Bao Las Olas Omakase, Fort Lauderdale
Sip Java Co., Fort Lauderdale


Cabo Flats, Palm Beach Gardens
Darbster, Boca Raton
Keg on 6th, Fort Lauderdale

Coming Soon

Nitrogen, Jupiter
Cabo Flats, Jupiter
Cabo Flats, West Palm Beach (City Place)
Tap 42, Boca Raton
Lime Fresh, Boca Raton
Papalani Gelato, Delray Beach
Habit Burger, Delray Beach
Rocco's Tacos, Delray Beach
Swell Pizza, Delray Beach
La Piazza, Boynton Beach
Pizza Shack, Boynton Beach
The Foundry, Pompano Beach
BurgerFi, Pompano Beach
26 Degrees Brewing, Pompano Beach
SuViche, Fort Lauderdale
Craft Food Counter & Kitchen, Fort Lauderdale
Mod Wine Lounge, Fort Lauderdale
B Square, Fort Lauderdale
Java Express, Fort Lauderdale
Smoke BBQ, Fort Lauderdale
Brooklyn Water Bagels, Fort Lauderdale
Good Spirits Neighborhood Tavern, Fort Lauderdale
Bar Rita, Fort Lauderdale
Riverside Market #2, Fort Lauderdale
The Brass Tap, Fort Lauderdale
Louie Bossi's, Fort Lauderdale
Margaritaville, Hollywood
Matchbox, Sawgrass Mills
Hoffman's Chocolates, Plantation
World of Beer, Plantation
Trader Joe's, Davie
Twin Peaks, Davie
First Watch, Pembroke Pines
Whiskey Creek Hideout, Dania Beach
Taco Rico Tex Mex Cafe, 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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Nicole Danna is a Palm Beach County-based reporter who began covering the South Florida food scene for New Times in 2011. She also loves drinking beer and writing about the area's growing craft beer community.
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