Closer Look: Nauti Dawg Marina Café in Lighthouse Point

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Mahi Reuben
“When people hear the name ‘Nauti Dawg,’ their first reaction is that it must be some hot-dog stand off Federal Highway,” says Nauti Dawg General Manager Chris Frank. “And maybe that’s one of the reasons why you can still consider us a hidden gem. A lot of people just don’t know we’re here.”

Instead, Nauti Dawg attracts a strong local following of nearby residents and marina customers. They know what to expect (a casual, laid-back atmosphere and live music) and what they like (the day’s specials and Friday’s conch chowder). Most bring their dogs and often order off the restaurant’s “yappy hour” menu — dog-only deals, served at half-price all day Monday — dishes that include bacon, chicken, a beef burger, and even filet mignon. Click here for the complete Nauti Dog Café review by Nicole Danna.

Photography by CandaceWest.com