Miami has great restaurants but only a few offer the possibility to eat a few steps from the water. There's a restaurant hidden between the woods in a beach park in Fort Lauderdale that will become your new favorite hidden spot. Park & Ocean has the best oceanside view and great local food.
The restaurant is located behind the woods at Hugh Taylor Birch State Park. Many locals miss this place unless they pass by bike or on foot. The best part about this restaurant is that they offer beach activities where you can rent jet skis, canoes, pedal boats, paddle boards, and kayaks. You can also rent a bicycle and discover the trails after lunch.
You can have dinner under the stars surrounded by tree canopies and twinkling string lights during their Valentine's Day special. Now, that's the most romantic dinner idea for your S.O.
Park & Ocean also offers unique tours such as full moon kayak tours, guided eco-tours, and sunset tours. It's a great beach spot to get a tan and enjoy a farm-to-table meal such as the kale salad. The menu is super affordable and you can get a delicious meal for $9.50.
The restaurant's menu offers salads, appetizers, and Caribbean-inspired meals such as mahi mahi sandwich, fish tacos, veggie burger wrap, and pressed Cuban. You can eat and drink here for less than $20 a person.
The restaurant also has an in-house brewery named Shady Brewing that offers specialty beers. It's the perfect place to chill on a sunny day where you can order in-house cold brew coffee or Rustic Ice Tea on tap.
If you're all about the adventure and secret spots, this place is a true haven. All you need is your beach bag and let the trail lead the way. Park & Ocean also offers live bands every Friday night along with Saturday and Sunday afternoons.
You can find Park & Ocean with this address: 3109 E Sunrise Blvd Fort Lauderdale.