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H2O Cafe

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$$ - $$$
Central Beach
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101 S Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316-1559
+1 954-414-1024
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tampa,FL
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had 3 breakfasts and one dinner at H2O Cafe. We were very pleased with the service and food.Our party of 7 had steak,chicken and pasta. All were good. It was a short stroll from hotel where we staying. Both inside and outside seating. Outside terrace has across the road view of beautiful aqua ocean. Shout out to server Andre... More 

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Thank debGR
Dave D, Owner at H2O Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We are pleased that you dined with us during your stay on the beach and that you enjoyed you and your group enjoyed their dining experience at H2O Cafe. Thanks for letting us know that your server, Andre, provided you with friendly, efficient service. We hope you join us again next time you're in... More 

Orlando, Florida
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Service not up to par for restaurant that only had 2-3 tables full at the time 7-8AM timeframe. No automatic coffee fill-ups and had to look for server each time we needed more coffee or extra syrup. Food - pancakes and french toast were OK but pricey. Convenient to walk from Marriott BeachPlace and Four Seasons hotel.

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Thank OPVette
Dave D, Owner at H2O Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us for breakfast and reviewing our cafe. Our experienced staff are usually very welcoming, thoughtful and attentive. We appreciate you making us aware of the issue. We hope you join us again for a much better experience. More 

Palmer, Massachusetts
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62 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here wanting to have a quiet dinner. There were not many people here at all. The menu looked good so we decided to try it. Unfortunately the waiter who came to seat us was very rude and argumentative about what table to sit us at. We decided to leave and try another restaurant instead. Perhaps the rude waitstaff... More 

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Thank pearl430
Dave D, Owner at H2O Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We apologize that you did not have a good experience at H2O Cafe. Unfortunately sometimes, a restaurant does not run as smoothly as we would have liked. Our experienced staff are usually very welcoming and accommodating to all guests. We appreciate you making us aware of the issue. We hope you join us again for... More 

oakton, va
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Skip this place. We first ordered carpaccio that arrived gray -- yes, gray -- and the waiter said it always looked like that. Only bite of the slimy, gummy meat and I spit it out and returned it. (We ordered 2 so it was not a freak thing...that's the way they serve it.) Replaced with guacamole -- if you like... More 

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Thank kristinaklinky
Dave D, Owner at H2O Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We apologize that you were dissatisfied with your carpaccio, but assure you that it was fresh from that day as is our homemade guacamole.Our chefs cook all of our homemade food fresh daily, using fresh ingredients. We could have offered you something else. Please join us again, for a much better experience. More 

Annapolis, MD
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78 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Folks this is a decent beach front cafe with decent service and decent food. Did we feel like coming back the next day? Not really. Do I need a server indicating with thick black pen just how much I need to tip? NO. NEVER. Tipping is at my pleasure according to quality of service received. I will never go back.

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Thank tsotsi2
Dave D, Owner at H2O Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback & for joining us. We are glad you enjoyed the food and atmosphere at our beachfront cafe. We will address the issue about the server gratuity. Please join us again for a much better experience. More 

Quincy, Massachusetts
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214 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a really nice restaurant walking distance from our hotel. The restaurant has outdoor seating and you can see the waves crashing on the beach across the street. The interior has a tiered seating where you sit up and over look the bar and the other side of the restaurant. The food is always delicious,I had the pasta dish... More 

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Thank Bernadette D
Dave D, Owner at H2O Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review. We are so glad you joined us for a delicious seaside dinner & that you also enjoyed drinks at H2O Cafe another night during you stay.. We love our "regulars". Please join us again next time your in town, we would love to see you! More 

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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered Belgian Waffle and pancakes. They did not taste good. 10.95 for the waffle. It was not warm and the pancakes tasted like water. IHOP is a 10 minute drive from the beach !

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Thank Jo C
Dave D, Owner at H2O Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing our cafe. We are sorry that you did not have a good experience at H2O Cafe that morning. Our fresh homemade food is made to order, the portions are generous and the food is flavorful. A manager would have been glad to accommodate you with another choice if he knew that you were dissatisfied. We hope... More 

Wilton Manors, Florida
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209 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is lovely, with a rich beach history, the food and selections are good, the service is great (thank you Bob!), and the prices are reasonable. It's also situated just perfectly at the beach so that if it's windy it's okay, and if it's sunny it's shady enough.

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Thank JaydieGee
Dave D, Owner at H2O Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review! We are so glad you stopped by our seaside cafe for our delicious menu with a view of the ocean, and we are pleased that Bob provided you with excellent service. We look forward to seeing you next time you're in the neighborhood! :D More 

San Clemente, California
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402 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friend I went here to get pasta. He had the conch soup and said it was good. He had the Lobster Diablo. A lot of seafood and it looked pretty good. I had the spaghetti bolognese and it was very good. Nice location across from the beach. Service was good although we were warned it might be slow, it... More 

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Thank JimW551
Dave D, Owner at H2O Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review! We are so glad that you savored the flavors of one of our signature dishes, fresh Maine Lobster Fra diavlo, and the spaghetti bolognese, paired with beach view, lovely is right! We look forward to seeing you again soon for another tasty meal. Cheers! More 

Malmo, Sweden
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had breakfast, which was really good. Big portions and resonable prices. Extra points for the oceanview!

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Thank sarpett
Dave D, Owner at H2O Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your excellent review! We are so happy that you enjoyed our great food, large portions, great service, and the amazing view at H2O Cafe. Please come join us again soon, we would love to see you! :D More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Scenic view, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 S Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316-1559
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Broward County  >  Fort Lauderdale>  > Central Beach
  • Neighborhood: Central Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 954-414-1024
Description
A beach side art deco cafe offers Italian influenced cross cultural cuisine. Enjoy breakfast, lunch & dinner in our breezy, romantic atmosphere with breath taking views of the Atlantic Ocean - There are 85 items on our menu to choose from appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches, pastas, chicken, fish, steak. We also offer a selection of chef created daily specials. Our cafe has a diverse collection of wines from California to Italy as well as a full liquor bar. Come visit our java shop for coffee & espresso, as well as pastries, sandwiches, parfaits & smoothies.

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