” There is no sincerer love than the love of food. “ – George Bernard Shaw
I’ve always believed in the importance of meeting new people, exploring new places, and trying new things. However, a wise man once said, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” A couple of Saturdays ago, I texted Jhaneal that I wanted to do brunch. It was my birthday weekend, and Jovan was working, so I figured I would maximize my opportunity and indulge in an afternoon with my BFF. When it comes to brunch, Shooters is my go-to spot. I have been countless times, and they never disappoint. While I’m a huge fan of their brunch menu, I can not deny that their lunch and dinner options are equally as good. I rarely have no complaints about a restaurant, but Shooters has become an exception to the rule.
Although Shooters is my spot, Jhaneal proposed that we give somewhere else a try. Since starting my blog, I’ve become more open to trying new places for content sake, so I was 100% on board for wherever she had in mind. Jhaneal saw an ad for a particular restaurant with a special on $5 bottomless mimosas, which we honestly should have known was a ploy to get us through the door. Luckily, I don’t recall the restaurant’s name, and thank God, because I have nothing positive to say. To make a long story short- it was a huge flop. Before we could even take one sip of the water offered to us by the waitress, we gathered our bags and headed straight to the door. At this point, we only had one destination in mind; a place we knew we could go that had exactly what we wanted, old reliable- Shooters Waterfront.
Shooters Waterfront: 3033 NE 32nd Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
Ambiance: 5 out of 5
Shooters Waterfront is a South Florida oasis located on the Ft. Lauderdale Intracoastal Waterway. The restaurant offers both indoor and outdoor seating, with outside patio dining overlooking the bay. On a typical South Florida day, the sun can be unbearable, so I usually prefer to be seated indoors at restaurants. However, the outside vibe that Shooters offers is too beautiful to turn down. The breezy furniture and patio decor gives you a pleasant vacation vibe right at home. The indoor seating is just as nice, with modern decor and windows giving you an outside view; you can’t go wrong either way.
My favorite part of Shooters is that it’s a waterfront restaurant; yachts and small boats can pull right up to the restaurant, park their boats, and enjoy a meal. It’s a unique experience to dine while luxurious yachts pull up right next to your table. Shooters is also one of Ft. Lauderdale’s Water Taxi service stops. For those of you who are not familiar with that is; Water Taxi‘s are exactly what it sounds like – taxi’s in the water. It’s a boat service that allows you to travel across South Florida while making various stops along the way. While on the taxi, you can enjoy some Ft. Lauderdale sightseeing, from the mansions in Las Olas µto the high-rise condos of Hallandale Beach. If you want to leave your car with the valet (which is $5 for the day) and hop on a taxi to the beach, you can! One Saturday, Jovan and I spontaneously decided to catch a ride on the taxi after brunch. The day was beautiful, which made the experience even better. We got to see the homes of some of the rich and famous, as well as take a quick detour to Fort. Lauderdale Beach. I highly recommend this activity for anyone wanting to enjoy a great afternoon in South Florida. I have included the information for the water taxi below so that you can plan your trip accordingly. Check out their website for details on trip times and routes! www.watertaxi.com
Senior/Military All Day (Ages 65+)
Monthly All-Access Pass
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