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Casablanca Cafe

American Restaurant and Piano Bar$$$$
Central Beach, Fort Lauderdale
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  • Diva L.
    "Outstanding ocean view upstairs and reasonably priced!"(6 Tips)
    Jim S.
    "Sit on the upstairs balcony - great people watching!!"(5 Tips)
    Mary Jo
    "Great Frosé, cosmos, fried calamari and ALL seafood dishes."(49 Tips)
    Peter S.
    "Best lamb sandwich in Broward!"(2 Tips)
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  • Marius A.
    Marius Aardal3 weeks ago
    Nice and busy restaurant, good food and nice atmosphere
  • Franziska G.
    Very nice restaurant, I recommend seafood and a table at balcony or near bar
    Upvoted Oct 18
  • Mary Jo
    Mary JoAugust 28
    Great Frosé, cosmos, fried calamari and ALL seafood dishes.
  • Phillipe S.
    Nice place for drinks and fine food.
  • Charles G.
    Amazing fish tacos and great cocktails.
  • Tim P.
    Atmosphere
  • Erin H.
    Great service, delicious food!
  • Becky Wilson W.
    Great food, up beat atmosphere, good service and delicious food.
  • Sandro D.
    Great ocean view, good food not too pricy
  • Mike D.
    Mike DMarch 26
    Been here 5+ times
    Love this place! Great architecture and food! Try the lamb pita!
  • Lou A.
    Lou ArcaroJanuary 19
    Great time at the outside bar. Small plates were good. Great atmosphere.
  • Jan V.
    Jan VinklerNovember 24, 2016
    The view is great but the food is absolutely terrible. Very strange tastes of everything we had.
  • Gregori L.
    Gregori LaviosaNovember 14, 2016
    Here with my wife with the Ocean view, nice live music with a good pianoman/singer, excellent spinach pear salad!
  • Kathy W.
    Kathy WallisOctober 28, 2016
    Great lobster & shrimp, capachino key lime pie
  • Kevin
    KevinOctober 17, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Happy Hour
  • Colin M.
    Colin MacGrayOctober 7, 2016
    This place is awesome!! Food was simply out of this world - my wife had Lamb & I had seafood. Both were incredible! Also-Piano Bar !!!!!
  • Diva L.
    Diva LiciousJuly 29, 2016
    Everything is excellent! The Moroccan trio is listed as a salad but perfect as an appetizer. Portions are generous. Outstanding ocean view upstairs and reasonably priced! Definitely recommend!
  • David C.
    David CarrJune 2, 2016
    Fabulous Mahi Mahi sandwich.
  • rudiger s.
    rudiger schreiberMay 28, 2016
    ... actually , everything was very good , even excellent. we had the med. salad and Moroccan kababs followed by tiramisu. really very good... when matched with a bottle of rose... 😊.
  • Susie K.
    Susie KApril 20, 2016
    Shrimp Scampi
  • Amanda P.
    Amanda PaganoMarch 11, 2016
    Get a seat on the top it has beautiful views! The clam chowder is delicious and the mussels appetizer tastes great.
  • VisitLauderdale
    VisitLauderdaleMarch 7, 2016
    Enjoy a fusion of American and Mediterranean specialties while gazing at the sea waves.
  • Bill H.
    Bill HillJanuary 13, 2016
    Had dinner with friends.
  • 'Brian L.
    'Brian LyonsNovember 8, 2015
    Fish and chips
  • VisitLauderdale
    VisitLauderdaleSeptember 25, 2015
    Live entertainment with your meal every Tuesday-Sunday from 8 pm- 12:30 am!
  • Brad H.
    Brad HagerSeptember 4, 2015
    The food here is so amazing!! Great atmosphere! It gets crowded so get their early or enjoy a delicious mojito at the bar while you wait. The Scollops are the best thing in the menu they're a MUST!!
  • Nikki
    NikkiAugust 8, 2015
    The view spectacular. We arrived early @ 11:25am But was attend to immediately , asked us if we wanted water. Yes. His Cologne was nice but a bit much for a server. It was not over powering at all
  • Wellington S.
    Wellington SantosAugust 7, 2015
    Caesar salad is good, I didn't like the chicken fingers, is breaded with a lot of fat!
  • Ashley W.
    Ashley WilliamsAugust 3, 2015
    The crispy salmon was amazing!
  • Jim S.
    Jim SchnobrichJuly 4, 2015
    Sit on the upstairs balcony - great people watching!!
  • Tim C.
    Tim ClarkeJuly 2, 2015
    Sit outside for an amazing ocean view.
  • Jeff B.
    Jeff BJune 25, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Grab the lobster roll for lunch. Fresh, moist & juicy with a side salad. Plus you can't beat the ocean view!
  • Scott D.
    Scott DohmannMarch 15, 2015
    Amazing!!!
  • Kwan W.
    Kwan WuFebruary 14, 2015
    Goodddddd!
  • Stefani
    StefaniNovember 24, 2014
    Very romantic restaurant! Went only for dessert. The Mascarpone Cheesecake is very delicious and very filling. Can be split by two people.
  • Hussein T.
    Hussein ToufeilyNovember 6, 2014
    Having lunch
  • Soledad D.
    Soledad Del PinoOctober 17, 2014
    Excellent fish and chips! Amazing fish tacos and awesome key lime pie, particularly the crust!! Can't miss it!!!
  • Richard C.
    Richard ChurnetskiSeptember 20, 2014
    Favorite place for dinner.
  • Doug C.
    Doug ComeauSeptember 18, 2014
    Nice place!'
  • Fort Lauderdale M.
    The menu is something-for-everyone-style, with the likes of fish and chips, Cajun alligator and chicken quesadillas - See more at: http://flmag.com/casablanca-caf%C3%A9#sthash.hK3rCZAC.dpuf
  • New Times Broward Palm Beach
    A classy respite from the noise and hubbub at Beach Place, Casablanca Cafe sits on A1A across from Fort Lauderdale Beach in a quasi Mediterranean-style structure.
  • Anton K.
    Anton K.August 4, 2014
    That place is terrible! Management is non-friendly and non-professional, waiters are too slowly... Don't try it if you won't make your vacation to be spoiled! And so... meal is not good too.
  • VisitLauderdale
    VisitLauderdaleJuly 21, 2014
    For special prices, head to one of Broward’s most romantic restaurants for happy hour Mon-Fri 4-7pm
  • j.
    j.July 20, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Great atmosphere; love the piano-bar on Friday & Saturday nights! Unfortunately, the food is not good at lunch, but somewhat better at night (though overpriced). So the best is to go for drinks!
  • Elina S.
    Elina S.July 19, 2014
    Try out the swordfish, it is marvellous!
  • Robert M.
    Robert MartinezJuly 5, 2014
    :9 good food
  • Burton M.
    Burton MucJune 20, 2014
    Getränke total verdünnt.
  • Jay A.
    Jay AyMay 12, 2014
    Most things here are delicious!
  • Way
    WayMay 7, 2014
    Amazing food and service. Red snapper and amazing bread.
  • Ken D.
    Ken DrerupMay 4, 2014
    Lunch or dinner, this place is awesome!
  • Mara D.
    So delish! Get the chili seared scallops they are to die for!
  • Bari M.
    Bari MagnettaMarch 22, 2014
    Seabass was awesome!!
  • Mark
    MarkMarch 20, 2014
    Great food and people watching.
  • Garrett I.
    Garrett IrbyMarch 12, 2014
    Fish tacos! Ceviche is not great.
  • Roger G.
    Roger GillFebruary 28, 2014
    Solid food. Ok service. Not very romantic but nice views! Key lime pie is a solid A-. Would be an A but it's a little too sweet.
  • Craig O.
    Craig O'ConnorFebruary 28, 2014
    One of my favorite places! Love it!
  • Robert F.
    Robert FreemanFebruary 21, 2014
    Great place to sit outside. Get there early!
  • Malibu D.
    Malibu DestefanoJanuary 16, 2014
    Had to have this it's south florida 😋
  • Greg P.
    Greg PageJanuary 15, 2014
    For an appetizer, get the PEI Mussels with Focaccia bread for dipping. Yum!
  • John B.
    John BustilloJanuary 5, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    View from the patio.
  • Susan J. S.
    great piano player and singer on Fri & Sat nites...true full moon tonite
  • Achint S.
    Achint SethiOctober 5, 2013
    Ask to be seated outdoors facing the ocean! There's no match for that
  • Hugo G.
    Hugo GSeptember 28, 2013
    Service was good but it seemed they changed the chef?
  • Bryan H.
    Bryan HooksSeptember 6, 2013
    The scallops are incredible!
  • Debbie H.
    Debbie HamannAugust 5, 2013
    This place is perfect. Great food and view!!! Beet salad is bomb
  • Lorena D.
    Lorena DJuly 29, 2013
    The fish tacos are the bomb ;)
  • Elyce B.
    Nice atmosphere. Pretty at night. Feel like in Europe. Food so so
  • C H.
    C HJuly 23, 2013
    Love this place! Everything is amazing
  • New Times Broward Palm Beach
    Housed in a quaint Mediterranean-style building, the restaurant provides outdoor seating with views of the beach and an indoor space with dim lighting and cozy seating to set the mood.
  • Liz
    LizJune 29, 2013
    Great place....ask for Sean - great waiter. Good burgers - great casual meal, either open air or air-con inside. Enjoyable - ocean across the street!
  • Blake W.
    Blake WJune 16, 2013
    Tony is the worst slowest server ever also had the mahi sandwich overpriced small portion
  • Jeff B.
    Jeff BMay 1, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The Crab Crusted Mahi is delicious
  • Marcy S.
    Marcy SchackneApril 27, 2013
    Billed as 'most romantic' and it's not. Food is just good - not great, swordfish over cooked. Lovely presentation. Friday night - noisy, but that was okay. Very lively crowd.
  • Raquel G.
    Raquel GuiborApril 22, 2013
    Don't order the eggplant ravioli!! It feels like it has anything but eggplant in it!!
  • Bethany M.
    Bethany MartoneMarch 20, 2013
    Amazing! Everything just amazing :D Try the Brie for an appetizer!
  • Fran v.
    Fran van GelderMarch 17, 2013
    Good is average drinks the same
  • Jim S.
    Jim StoutFebruary 6, 2013
    Great place to relax and have a drink on a weekday evening. :)
  • Alex R.
    Alex RoarkJanuary 16, 2013
    Awesome Mojitos and Keylime Pie
  • Sam T.
    Sam TeeDecember 28, 2012
    Walnut chicken was unbelievably delicious!!
  • Donald B.
    Donald BurkeDecember 24, 2012
    Amazing view and great view. Love the calamari on the bed of coleslaw. Make sure you get an outside table.
  • Courtney M.
    Courtney McFateDecember 14, 2012
    The chicken caseadia (misspelled!) is freakin' fantastic!!!!!!
  • Veronica O.
    Veronica OwenDecember 6, 2012
    love this place! Everything good!
  • Philip-Brandon H.
    Philip-Brandon HunterDecember 2, 2012
    Ask for Tammy.
  • Norbert V.
    Norbert VerNovember 28, 2012
    Excellent food!
  • Marc P.
    Marc P.November 6, 2012
    Wow! Awesome French Onion Soup!!!
  • Jennifer P.
    Jennifer PalusOctober 23, 2012
    Really yummy food. The pear fiocchi appetizer was scrumptious! The chocolate mousse was light and dark chocolate-y
  • DION K.
    DION KOctober 22, 2012
    Fish tacos are amazing! Best place on the beach!
  • Mary T.
    Mary TolbertSeptember 25, 2012
    Calamari is delish!
  • Kimberly S.
    Kimberly SmithSeptember 22, 2012
    Great food and fun singing with a piano bar singer......
  • Krissy Z.
    Krissy ZAugust 30, 2012
    an absolute must if your in the area. ask for rob s. hes awesome!
  • Orianna C.
    Orianna CamejoAugust 11, 2012
    Second time trying escargots. Acquiring some taste for them.
  • Camilla M.
    Camilla M.August 9, 2012
    Great food and excellent, friendly service! Try alligator tails for appetizers and tuna for main - I promise u wont be dissapointed :-)
  • rozi d.
    rozi dociAugust 4, 2012
    The fish tacos were awful. The fish was dry & the rest of the ingredients were not fresh. The waitress was so rude! We asked for a recommendation & she said " just look at the menu." Skip this place.
  • Brandon M.
    Brandon MarkerJuly 27, 2012
    Do not eat here. The burger was a frozen patty. The Gnocchi also tasted from freezer. The prices are overstated, and it would fail if it weren't for unsuspecting tourists. Prices are 2x too high.
  • Geoff L.
    Geoff LilienfeldJuly 23, 2012
    Upstairs balcony gets a nice breeze
  • Maija M.
    Maija MäntysaariJuly 21, 2012
    Nice and romantic place. Excellent pasta!
  • Cherolyn R.
    Cherolyn RJuly 5, 2012
    Good service and nice location. I had the Bar-B-Que pork sandwich and fries both were very good.
  • Dan S.
    Dan ShannonJune 30, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Grilled Tilapia - Cajun Style - #greatflavor
  • Dan S.
    Dan ShannonJune 30, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Fresh Asparagus
  • Dan S.
    Dan ShannonJune 29, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Artisan Bread With Pesto
  • Cristina J.
    Cristina JorgeJune 23, 2012
    Amazing view! Recommend the Hummus.
  • Verne P.
    Verne PJune 22, 2012
    Try the Grilled Lobster Tails, Lemon Potato, Wilted Greens, Oscar Hollandaise
  • Daniel H.
    Daniel H.June 20, 2012
    The food was amazing! However our server was terrible and the price was steep in our opinion
  • Ken M.
    Ken MccormackJune 20, 2012
    one of my favorite places in fort lauderdale on the beach
  • ashley
    ashleyMay 14, 2012
    Delicious!
  • Peter S.
    Peter StamponeApril 14, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Best lamb sandwich in Broward!
  • New Times Broward Palm Beach
    Could make a meal of the phyllo wrapped brie alone but then I'd miss out on the eggplant ravioli.Can't stay away? Pledge your vote for Best Restaurant Broward 2012. Text BRO22 to 61721by May 14 Read more
  • Cambria Suites Fort Lauderdale A.
    I really enjoyed this restaurant. It's directly across from the beach and the casual ambiance is so inviting. I usually get the Cobb Salad and boy is it delish! Give Casablanca Cafe a try!
  • sam h.
    sam hosokawaMarch 26, 2012
    Eh at best
  • Doug P.
    Doug PoedtkeMarch 13, 2012
    Sit upstairs for the best view of the GIRLS!!! Taking back CasaBlanca!!!
  • Mark C.
    Mark CorbettMarch 4, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Sit upstairs for the ultimate view of the beach and the boys :)
  • Liam D.
    Liam DohertyMarch 2, 2012
    A must! Dynamite menu and service. Get there before 7:30 if possible.
  • William K.
    William KennedyFebruary 25, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    April & Kelly are bomb!
  • Aaron L.
    Aaron LambertFebruary 23, 2012
    Beware of the homemade pasta. Rubbery.
  • Chad Q.
    Chad QuinnFebruary 12, 2012
    The perfect restaurant on the beach.
  • Jon R.
    Jon ReischelJanuary 15, 2012
    Best scallops I've ever had.
  • Pelican Grand Beach Resort
    Very charming, great for date night.
  • Gary M.
    Gary MartinDecember 30, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The calamari fritti is fabulous
  • Hans B.
    Hans BartelsDecember 26, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Great place to hang out and have a few drinks
  • Rick S.
    Rick SchwartzDecember 23, 2011
    Best Scallops anywhere!
  • Frankie A.
    Frankie ADecember 20, 2011
    2-4-1 in the biz lunch on tues,
  • Maryam M.
    Maryam MalikDecember 17, 2011
    Good beach view frm outside sitting area but food sucks & over priced for quality . My risotto was so badly cooked it looked like boiled flour & my husband's beef pattie done charred, tasted bitter
  • Mark V.
    Mark VanReesDecember 4, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Great spot, good food,bar service is great. Good people!
  • Tim J.
    Tim JacksonNovember 28, 2011
    Arrive early. Try for outdoor seating.
  • John H.
    John HammackNovember 17, 2011
    Killer Cobb Salad & get the Mahi sandwich Jerked w/grilled red onions - fresh
  • Spencer B.
    Spencer BurnessOctober 22, 2011
    Linguni Del Mare is fantastic
  • Jenny S.
    Jenny SussinSeptember 17, 2011
    The linguine del mar was unbelievable here!
  • Donna H.
    Donna HulseSeptember 11, 2011
    The Best Lamb Sandwich! They were out of it today! Sad day :-(
  • Anikken W.
    Anikken WestadAugust 28, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The Pecan Crusted Tilapia is a must try.....mmmm it was soooo good... :)
  • Ksenia 🌺
    Ksenia 🌺August 15, 2011
    Try to get a seat on the upstairs balcony, the wind will make u stay fresh lol & u'll enjoy the view.Delicious mussels, crabcake & 1 of the best tuna salads I've ever tried.
  • Dan S.
    Dan S.June 23, 2011
    In the summer they have the "locals only" 2 for 1 lunch. Unadvertised, bit ask your server or bartender.
  • Allie B.
    Allie BeardsleyJune 20, 2011
    Delicious sangria. Sit outside and people watch. Read more
  • Kristina W.
    Kristina WoodJune 17, 2011
    Had the ahi tuna salad and a berry mojito! Very yummy for a mid day lunch with the co-workers and an awesome view!
  • ASecondChanceAround
    ASecondChanceAroundJune 11, 2011
    The personality on the staff , leaves little to be desired. I will not bother going back ;( and I was truly excited to go there. Oh well... Next place !
  • Chuck K.
    Chuck KellerMay 25, 2011
    Fish & chips great. Also chicken and spinach pesto. We sat downstairs on the patio. it was perfect (weekday) I would come back :). The waiter brought the bill & gave us a 2 for 1 special. Ask 4 it
  • Scott  Margenau (ImageWorks Studio) M.
    Skip this place. Terrible service, bad menu, bad food.
  • NiKkOs@n (ニコラ)
    NiKkOs@n (ニコラ)March 19, 2011
    Great Burger! The waffle fries with mango aioli sauce are TO DIE FOR!
  • NomadicV
    NomadicVMarch 18, 2011
    Great outdoor seating facing the beach. Food is just alright.
  • Tom B.
    Tom Besore (Realtor)March 17, 2011
    Skip the lousy service and try some other great options nearby.
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupMarch 17, 2011
    Called Ft Lauderdale's “most romantic” restaurant, but if that is what you are looking for you might skip the large Friday and Saturday night crowds.
  • Tony T.
    Tony TomaroFebruary 20, 2011
    April is the best bartender..
  • Jim O.
    Jim OliverJanuary 21, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Always a great meal and friendly service.
  • Tim R.
    Tim RockJanuary 8, 2011
    don't let any reviews fool you- mediocre food at best- worst service we have had in Ft L
  • Tim v.
    Tim vas HasseltDecember 31, 2010
    Eat here after 5pm. The food is finally good, way better than in the most American restaurants. The ambiance is superb especially downstairs. There you can eat at a piano table. RECOMMENDED!
  • Kip R.
    Kip ReynoldsOctober 19, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Great place! A favorite!
  • Robb R.
    Robb RadfordSeptember 19, 2010
    Kelly is the best Bartender
  • Evan S.
    Evan SneiderJuly 5, 2010
    John C is the best server. Ever since he worked at Houston's he's been a great waiter. You should always ask for him.
  • Kim T.
    Kim TJuly 1, 2010
    Have to try the sangria and linguini del mar!
  • Timothy R.
    Timothy RussellApril 29, 2010
    Try to get a seat on the upstairs balcony - better view, less street noise!
  • Joan T.
    Joan TapperFebruary 7, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Ice tea could be better, silverware could be cleaner, salads are great, as are the sandwiches.
  • Matt K.
    Matt KojaloJanuary 29, 2010
    get the alligator!
  • Eudiza Q.
    Excelente comida y tragos. Buenísimo desde el pan de queso con pesto de cortesía hasta el fabuloso mahi mahi. El frosé (rosé congelado) está pegador pero acompaña la comida muy bien. No vayas al baño.
  • David V.
    Excelente comida, lo mejor de los mejor. Altamente recomendado
  • Elena G.
    Elena GarcíaMarch 16, 2016
    Platos de pescado exquisitos. Probad los sea food linguine y la tuna!
  • Sandra
    SandraJune 14, 2014
    Excellent Ultimate Piña Colada😃😜
  • George
    GeorgeMay 2, 2014
    Прекрасен бургер под бордо восьмого года.
  • Fernando F.
    Fernando FerrazFebruary 26, 2014
    Excelente! Boa música, boa comida e atendimento perfeito. Vale a pena conhecer.
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