Everyone likes to get in on a good deal. Whether it's an end of season sale, a buy one get one, or an amazing discounted meal things feel better when you're saving some cash.
Starting last week and running through November 7, Dine Out Lauderdale features over forty Broward County restaurants with three-course meals for $35 per person -- it's kind of hard to beat that.
To help you conserve time and funds, we have a list of ten must-try places while Dine Out is still around.
Unless otherwise specified, these deals are offered Sunday through Thursday nights, excluding the week of the boat show.
This all-you-can eat Las Olas spot is not known for being inexpensive; however, if you can really stuff your face, it's probably a deal. For Dine Out, it's offering appetizers, unlimited salad bar, eat-all-you-want rodizio (grilled meats), and choice of tiramisu, cheesecake, and key lime.
9. McCoy's Oceanfront
Offered every night of the week, this new Pompano Beach waterfront spot is featuring three appetizers, baby mixed greens, summer vegetable soup au pistou, and crispy calamari, with an optional $10 add-on for pan-seared New England sea scallops; three entrees, including blackened salmon, spaghetti and meatballs, all natural chicken breast, and a grilled beef tenderloin for an extra $20; and three desserts - high road ice cream, lemon tart, and New York cheesecake.
Overlooking the intracoastal, this Italian spot will usually cost you a pretty penny by the time you get out. As part of its deal, it's offering a choice of table-side prepared mozzarella caprese ($15), jumbo meatball ($13), or crispy eggplant ($9) to start; Barolo braised short rib ravioli ($20), wood fire roasted salmon ($26), or penne alla pizzaiola ($18) for entrees; and either tiramisu souffle ($10) or white chocolate bread pudding for dessert.
7. Steak 954
One of the best restaurants on Fort Lauderdale beach, you'd be hard-pressed to get out of here for less than $35 per person normally. For Dine Out, the spot is offering caesar salad ($11), local snapper tiradito ($12), or lobster bisque ($12) to start; petit filet mignon (the smallest is usually $36), organic Scottish salmon ($36), or roasted cage-free chicken ($28) for entrees; and vanilla cheesecake brulee or frozen chocolate and peanut butter layer cake ($12).
Shula's has the most extensive upgrade options. For the basic $35 deal, you can get French onion or caesar salad to start; grilled strip steak, French cut chicken breast, or grilled salmon for entrees; and either chocolate cake or key lime for dessert. Upgrades, however, extend the options. Appetizers can be upgraded to lobster bisque ($4), barbecue shrimp ($6), or wedge salad ($3). You can add scallops, a jumbo lump crab cake or shrimp to any entree for $7. A 12 ounce filet can be switched out for $17, a 22 ounce cowboy bone-in ribeye is an extra $15, pistachio crusted grouper is an extra $13, and a cold water lobster tail is $19.
Available Monday through Saturday, this little Lauderdale-by-the-Sea seafood place is offering three apps, five entrees, and four desserts. The starters include shrimp bisque, grilled Gulf shrimp, and Mr. Gunther's salad. Tuna bolognese braise, crab crusted mahi, Florida snapper, seared sea scallops, and catch of the night are featured for entrees. Black and white creme brulee, Not-the-Normal key lime pie, Tony's famous whiskey cake, and chocolate peanut butter pie are for dessert.
4. Cafe Maxx
This Pompano institution is offering its Dine Out deal Sunday through Friday nights. It includes choice of nine appetizers, such as escargot and wild mushroom pot pie, sterling beef carpaccio, crispy Thai calamari salad, banana-lime grilled shrimp, Kobe beef meatballs, orechetti pasta bolognese, classic caesar salad, soup du jour, or app of the day. Eight entrees are featured, including special of the day, chicken milanese, three peppercorn crusted pork tenderloin, sweet onion crusted yellowtail snapper, black and red raspberry glazed breast of duck, shrimp and lobster enchilada, banana chip and nut crusted fish of the day, chicken penne pasta alla vodka. Five choices of dessert finish it off: key lime pie, tropical carrot cake, fallen chocolate souffle cake, apple tart, double caramel flan.
Available every night of the week, Morton's is serving up seven appetizer options, such as caesar salad, Morton's salad, sliced beefsteak tomato, chopped house salad, chopped spinach salad, cup of baked five onion soup, and an ahi tuna tower. For entrees, the spot is serving up a six ounce filet, honey-chili glazed salmon, baked stuffed shrimp, chicken bianco, or for an extra $10 an eight ounce filet mignon. A choice of side dish is offered as well, including mashed potatoes, broccoli, creamed corn, or Lyonnaise potatoes. Four dessert are on the table: individual lemon souffle, key lime pie, cheesecake, and chocolate mousse.
One of the ten best restaurants in Fort Lauderdale, the chic Greek spot is featuring eight appetizers, such as soup of the day, baby eggplant, saganaki, spanakopita, grape leaves, keftedes, calamari, and Greek salad; five large plates, including spit roasted Bell & Evans chicken, grilled organic salmon, oak grilled filet mignon "souvlaki," oak grilled lamb chops, and day boat scallops; and two desserts, baklava and panna cotta.
1. Johnny V
One of the best restaurants on Las Olas, this place is more of a special occasion spot than everyday eatery -- unless you live off of one of the isles, of course. Sunday through Thursday it's serving four course, including signature smoked tomato soup, Key West style conch chowder, or soup on a whim to start; wild baby greens ($11), Maytag Blue Cheese salad ($11), blue corn crusted calamari ($11), or breast of duck meatballs ($13) as a second course; yellowtail snapper ($35), sage grilled Florida dolphin, grilled slice hangar steak, or basil and parmesan seared chicken breast for entrees; and three berry creme brulee "pot pie" ($11), homemade ice creams and sorbets ($8), Johnny's favorite chocolate cake ($13), and pastry chef's special.
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