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Best Restaurants in South Florida For Your Move

Moving to South Florida? You’ll have a lot of very enjoyable days to look forward to. It doesn’t get much better than long and lazy South Florida beach days. Lounging on the sunny sand, enjoying the blue sky and warm water, watching the sun set. Yet with that setting sun comes the realization that it’s dinner time, and you’re starving. 

There are legions of fun places to eat in South Florida, but as a new resident of the area, you don’t know which restaurants are the good ones. We’ve got you covered. Moving Squad has long been the most trusted moving company in South Florida, and we know our way around the restaurants in the area. Our list of the best restaurants in South Florida will help you get a feel for the fine, mid-range, and fast-food dining options right around you.   

Restaurants in South Florida

Our team does all of our moves in South Florida, where we also take all our lunch breaks. So you can trust us when we say we’re familiar with the best restaurants in Florida south of Orlando. Take a look at some of the ones we highly recommend below.  

Fine Dining

Alter

The first restaurant on our finer dining menu is Alter. Enjoy a grunge environment with loud music and truly delightful entrees. The food is served by the season, so you can trust whatever you’re ordering is fresh—out of the ocean and off the grill. If you’re feeling particularly spendy when you go out, take a look at the chef’s tasting menu which presents the chef and co-owner’s favorites of the evening. 

Ariete

Progressive American cuisine in a cute and quaint setting; what’s not to love? The seasonal menu is served in a darling, dimly lit patio or the warm dining room with an open kitchen. Adventurous eaters can experience new takes on old favorites, and more traditional tastes can be equally satisfied by the appetizers, entrees, sharing plates, and desserts offered at this fine dining establishment.

Cafe Boulud

Experience French-American fusion cuisine in an environment tailored specifically to enhance your meal. From bright colors in the interior to warm colors and a babbling fountain terrace view, you’re sure to enjoy the French classics offered to you with a fresh American spin. Sample the fine wine and decadent desserts after your delicious main courses. 

La Mar

Enjoy this seafood spotlight restaurant from a setting that is designed to bring you all the luxuries and enjoyment of the tropics. Based heavily in Peruvian cuisine, this restaurant is located in the Mandarin Orential in Miami. Experience traditional dishes with twists and surprises that are sure to delight your taste buds, accented by a very carefully selected list of wines.

Mid-Range Dining

Whole Foods

For us, Whole Foods signs are the new McDonald’s golden arches. Whenever we see one towering above the South Florida horizon, we make a quick pitstop to load up on the fresh organic and gluten-free entrees, the amazing fresh veggies and the delectable desserts. Fortunately, there are three Whole Foods locations for us to choose from in Broward County, one in Fort Lauderdale, one in Plantations and one in Coral Springs. Seating is offered inside and out.

Pizza Fusion

Pizza intolerant never, gluten intolerant, perhaps. Saving the world one pizza at a time, Pizza Fusion is dedicated to serving up delicious gourmet pizza untainted by artificial additives. While the pies are the prize at this South Florida locale, the 75% organic menu features a wide variety of sandwiches, salads, brownies and beer catering to those with food allergies and selective diets. And since our selective diets include a lot of pizza, Pizza Fusion is our slice of heaven.

Taula Fresh Cut Mediterranean Miami

If healthy fats are what you crave, and the thought of paying for a drink refill is, well, unthinkable, get yourself to the Greek toot-sweet for a five-step feast at Taula Fresh Cut Mediterranean. Start with a box of bread, pick a base, a protein, (hummus or tzatziki), a topper, (chicken, beef or eggplant), and get saucy with some beet cilantro, turmeric garlic, or spicy harissa.

Sanguish de Miami Little Havana

Part Hell’s Kitchen, full Cuban authenticity, Sanguish de Miami offers more than just your average ham sandwich. Along with a front-row view of the kitchen, Sanguish guests are treated to a traditional Cuban menu with everything from the Jamon and the lechon, to the mostaza and the pepinos en Vinagre made in-house. Languish in a classic Cuban (sanguish) or order a side of croquetas for the perfect croqueta preparada.

St Roche Market

After a day of shopping at Palm Court, in Miami, take the staircase to foodie heaven—otherwise known as the St. Roche Market. There you’ll find a food hall with twelve different chef-centric dining options from all over the world. 

Start with a predinner drink at the award-winning Mayhaw cocktail lounge (we recommend trying the Cantarita blended with tequila, grapefruit, habanera, and a twist of lemon). Sample house-made Italian Ravioli and spicy ceviche, slurp some oysters on the half shell, and then grab a vegan treat from Chef Chloe on the way out.

Fast-Food Dining

Ms. Cheezious MIMO District

Ms. Cheezious brings traditional comfort food out of its comfort zone. With grilled cheese sandwiches such as the crabby cheese melt, the Mack n’ Melt, and the Frito Pie Melt, Ms.Cheezious has become one of the most popular destinations for fast-casual restaurant food in South Florida. Visit them at their brick-and-mortar location, or catch their food truck.

The Taco Stand

Fast tacos, made to order with all fresh ingredients? Si, por favor. At The Taco Stand in Wynwood, there’s more than just a grande list of tacos. Try a burrito with all the fixings, with some Mar Y Tierra fries heaping with grilled shrimp, carne asada, guacamole, queso, and crema, and wash it down with a cold Cerveza. 

PDQ Restaurant

Just because you want something delivered fast doesn’t mean you have to lower your culinary expectations. Touted as having the best chicken in Florida, PDQ Restaurant is quick, affordable, and tasty. Enjoy your chicken in a sandwich, on a salad, or in a basket of strips. Their shakes and fries are also very popular. 

JBs Cheesesteak Food Truck

There are just some meals that are better enjoyed from a food truck. JBs Cheesesteak gets good reviews as one of the best places to grab yourself a serving of their namesake sandwich. Customers also say the fries are crispy and always a good addition to the meal. 

Pipo Burgers on Wheels

Gourmet-style burgers on the street? Don’t mind if we do. Pipo Burgers on Wheels gets great reviews for delectable burgers and quality service even on the busiest of nights. They even offer covered seats and a good place to enjoy your unique and well-worth-the-wait burger (a nice plus, if you ask us). 

Evos Feel Great Food Pinecrest

At Evos Feel Great Food, grease is not in their vocabulary. Evos air bakes their food instead of deep-frying, resulting in 60% less fat and calories in the meal. Take your famous Evos air fries for a dip at the Ketchup Karma Bar. Or try the Crispy Thai Trout Wrap, made with air baked trout, spicy peanut and chili pepper dressing, long grain rice, organic field greens, and crispy noodles for a non-burger option.

A Word From Moving Squad

Moving Squad is and has been the most trusted moving company in the South Florida area for 50 years. We got that way from making our customer’s moves our priority and by supporting our customers through every step of the moving process.

Not only do we provide dependable and professional moving services, but we also work to give our customers peace of mind during their moves. When you choose Moving Squad, you receive a personal account manager, a customized moving plan, and a range of packing, moving, and storage services to choose from, as well as a friendly, reliable team to make your move as stress-free as possible.

Request our transparent, no obligation, free rate quote today, and find out why South Florida goes to us first for an affordable, stress-free move customized to fit their budget and their needs.

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