Best Business Lunch Dining Locations In Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Best Business Lunch Dining Locations In Fort Lauderdale, Florida Hickey Media

Meeting with client's at the perfect restaurant can be difficult at times. I find it best to give two options of completely different styles restaurants. 

This article will break down some of my favorites from high end to casual around Fort Lauderdale, FL.

I like to meet places where we can hear each other when we are speaking and not have to yell. There are a place and a time for bars and loud restaurants like that, but I mainly use business lunches to catch up and accomplish something.

Let's get started on my favorite spots for a business lunch meeting in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

15 Places Perfect For Your Next Business Lunch

  1. The Grind Coffee Project
  2. Warsaw Coffee Company
  3. Stache Drinking Den + Coffee Bar
  4. The Alchemist
  5. Riverside Market
  6. Chimney House
  7. Agave Tacos
  8. Zona Fresca
  9. Southport Raw Bar
  10. Shuck and Dive
  11. Myapapaya
  12. Hot Dog Heaven
  13. BurgerFi
  14. New York Grilled Cheese

Apologies for not having the healthiest of lists. I did list some spots below that I enjoy below for those that do not eat meat.

I separated these locations by theme to make choosing easy. For example, there's a group of coffee business, a separate group of taco restaurants and so on.

Coffee Business Lunch Locations

Best Business Lunch Dining Locations In Fort Lauderdale, Florida The Grind Coffee

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1. The Grind Coffee Project

Located near downtown, this coffee shop is a great place for a casual meeting. With an enclosed room you can rent out for a large group meeting, or you can just walk in for free and grab a cup of coffee if it's just a few of you.

  • Quiet
  • Large tables for laptops and papers
  • Well light inside, outside seating available
  • Coffee, tea, snacks

Best Business Lunch Dining Locations In Fort Lauderdale, Florida Warsaw Coffee

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2. Warsaw Coffee Company

Warsaw Coffee is on the outskirts of Wilton Manors by 13th Street. By day they serve sandwiches, pastries, and of course coffee. By night, they turn into Milk Money, which features specialty cocktails and light bites.

  • Quiet
  • Large tables for laptops and papers
  • Well light inside, outside seating available under the canopy
  • Coffee, tea, snacks, muffins, wine, beer, croissants, scones

Best Business Lunch Dining Locations In Fort Lauderdale, Florida Stache

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3. Stache Drinking Den + Coffee Bar

Located in the heart of Fort Lauderdale, by the Museum of Science & Discovery and the Brightline Station. It offers a whiskey-drinker vibe with shiplap along the walls with a liquor shelf that reaches towards the ceiling. Their soft, darker view in there allows you to become immersed in your work or you can sit outside watching the Brightline trains enter and exit the station.

  • Can get loud at times
  • Small tables for laptops and papers
  • Darkly light inside, outside seating available under the canopy
  • Coffee, Whiskey, Cocktails, beers

Best Business Lunch Dining Locations In Fort Lauderdale, Florida The Alchemist

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4. The Alchemist

Located in a hidden spot of Wilton Manors, this little coffee shop has lots to offer with its beautiful area to walk around. A lot of great shots to take unique photos. The food is good, I have only eaten a few snacks from here but the outside seating is very low key and relax.

  • Quiet
  • Large tables for laptops and papers
  • Darkly light inside, outside seating available
  • Sandwiches, coffee, tea

Bar Business Lunch Locations

Best Business Lunch Dining Locations In Fort Lauderdale, Florida Riverside Market

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1. Riverside Market

Riverside Market is located near New River & Davie Blvd making it the perfect spot for getting away from the hustle & bustle since it is in a residential area walking distance from a park that includes a tennis & basketball court.

  • Medium to loud
  • Large tables for laptops and papers
  • Darkly light inside, outside seating available
  • Sandwiches, pizza, large selection of beers

Best Business Lunch Dining Locations In Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Tacos & Spanish Business Lunch Locations

Best Business Lunch Dining Locations In Fort Lauderdale, Florida Chimney House

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1. Chimney House

One of my personal favorites, Chimney House is located right at the border of Downtown and New River Fort Lauderdale. It is truly the most amazing Spanish food that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The outside seating has a canopy and fans to keep you cool as you view the city and 7th street bridge and boats going by.

  • Quiet
  • Large tables for laptops and papers
  • Darkly light inside, outside seating available under the canopy
  • Coffee, sandwiches, empanadas, steak, ceviche, wine, beer

Best Business Lunch Dining Locations In Fort Lauderdale, Florida Agave

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2. Agave Tacos

Agave Tacos is located near Oakland Park Blvd, they started as a smaller restaurant in Davie, FL by 595 and grew to a walk up and sit-down restaurant. The House Margaritas and Monterrey Sampler have never failed to disappoint, along with the Manager Juan who always welcomes you with sincerity, let him know Blake from Hickey Media sent you. The blue couches, wooden tables, and low outdoor seating make the perfect spot for a great bite and a work meeting.

  • Quiet
  • Large Tables for laptops and papers
  • Well light inside, outside seating available
  • Tacos, empanadas, chicken wings, margaritas, beer, coffee

    Best Business Lunch Dining Locations In Fort Lauderdale, Florida Zona Fresca

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    3. Zona Fresca

    Zona is one the quickest, best taco places to go in Fort Lauderdale due to their quick take-out service and fresh everything. It is easy to get in and out, work on your computer outside while watching joggers and cars pass by on Federal Hwy. One of my all time favorite chips and salsas.

    • Medium Loudness
    • Small tables for laptops and papers
    • Well light inside, outside seating available under the canopy
    • Tacos, burritos, beer, coffee

    Seafood Business Lunch Locations

      Best Business Lunch Dining Locations In Fort Lauderdale, Florida South Port Raw Bar

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      1. Southport Raw Bar

      The number one place in Fort Lauderdale to grab some raw oysters, clams, and mussels along with fried seafood they offer a multitude of great American food that can be delivered to your table quickly. Sit out by the deck to watch the boats come and go, as well as dock their boats to the pier to grab a bite to eat in the restaurant.

      • Medium to loud(sometimes live music)
      • Large tables for laptops and papers
      • Darkly light inside, outside seating available under the canopy
      • Conch chowder, raw oysters, shrimp, dolphin tacos, sandwiches, hot dogs, beer, wine

      Best Business Lunch Dining Locations In Fort Lauderdale, Florida Shuck N Dive

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      2. Shuck and Dive

      Shuck N Dive is a New Orleans style calmer, a seafood restaurant offering everything from raw seafood to local Florida food such as gator tail. A must go-to spot for bringing friends and family to. The flavor in the food here is truly unique.

      • Quiet to medium
      • Large tables for laptops and papers
      • Darkly light inside, outside seating available under the canopy
      • Po Boy Sandwiches, cajun smoked sausage, oysters, burgers, bbq, salads, beer

      Healthy/Vegan Business Lunch Locations

      Best Business Lunch Dining Locations In Fort Lauderdale, Florida Myapapaya

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      1. Myapapaya

      For those looking for a healthier lunch, turn to Myapapaya located right on the river. Their salads and burgers will not leave you hungry for me and they offer gluten-free bread for those trying to stay away from gluten due to allergy or diet.

      • Quiet
      • Small tables for laptops and papers
      • Darkly light inside, outside seating available
      • Bowls, sandwiches, fish, veggie burritos, pizza

      American Business Lunch Locations

      Best Business Lunch Dining Locations In Fort Lauderdale, Florida Hot Dog Heaven

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      1. Hot Dog Heaven

      Located on Sunrise Blvd, Hot Dog Heaven is the go-to place for Chicago dogs in Fort Lauderdale. They taste just like the original dogs from the Midwest with true Vienna sausage, along with their Chili Cheese Dogs they are a spot not to be missed when visiting Fort Lauderdale

      • Quiet to medium
      • Large tables for laptops and papers outside, bar seating inside
      • Well light inside, outside seating available under the canopy
      • Hot dogs, burgers, salami, sandwiches, fries, sodas

      Best Business Lunch Dining Locations In Fort Lauderdale, Florida Burger Fi

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      2. BurgerFi

      A delicious burger that gives Five-Guys a run for their money. BurgerFi brings unique flavor and a good amount of food for the serving. You won't leave hungry. Located at a small shopping area amongst many other restaurants. After your done eating, walk around to see what else is in that area.

      • Quiet to medium
      • Large tables for laptops and papers
      • Well light inside, outside seating available
      • Burgers, hot dogs, fries, onion rings, shakes, custard.

      Best Business Lunch Dining Locations In Fort Lauderdale, Florida MY Grilled Cheese Wilton Manors

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      3. New York Grilled Cheese

      Located in the heart of Wilton Manors, New York Grilled Cheese has made the rounds of serving the most amazing grilled cheese sandwiches no other company could think up. The SOHO and Manhattan are two favorites which already include a creamy tomato soup made by them to go along with your waffle-pressed grilled cheese to bring back memories of mom making sandwiches for you. Also, don’t forget to order the sweet potatoes with marshmallow sauce to remind you of Sweet Potato Casserole on Thanksgiving.

      • Medium to loud volume
      • Small tables for laptops and papers
      • Well light inside, no outside seating available
      • Waffle bread sandwiches, soups, beer, wine

      Conclusion

      Fort Lauderdale has a lot of options for a good place to meet us. This city is full of different styles and flavors of food. I tend to avoid meetings on the beach because of how loud and windy they can be. It is distracting from the overall point of having a business lunch. When discussing a marketing campaign, video, design, or consulting a client, I like to have an area of focus. Living in Fort Lauderdale since 2009 has shown me a ton of restaurants that have been good food and a good meeting area.

      Best Business Lunch Dining Locations In Fort Lauderdale, Florida

      About the Author:  Blake Hickey - For over 12 years my passion has been helping fashion companies BREAKTHROUGH the noise of online media and massively increase their profits. As founder and creative director of Hickey Media, I continue to find ways to help my customers excel. Connect with me on Instagram @HickeyMedia or LinkedIn.


      2 comments

      • Glad you have riverside market on here, easily my #1 choice.

        Kyle Hanson
      • Zona fresca is my all time fav!

        Christen Hopp

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