Closer Look: The Ten Best Restaurants in Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale isn't as flashy as Miami nor as food-driven as Delray. And it's not as wealthy as Palm Beach.

It has no trendy fried chicken joints like South Beach's Yardbird Southern Table & Bar nor recently nominated James Beard semifinalists like Clay Conley, chef/partner of "the island's" Buccan. What it does have, however, are damned good chefs and restaurateurs. Some have been here since the days of the topless donut shop. (Yes, that did exist once.)

Here's a list of the ten best restaurants in Fort Lauderdale.

Warning: You're about to get hungry.