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“Good Waterside Lunch”
Review of Coconuts

Coconuts
Ranked #30 of 1,407 Restaurants in Fort Lauderdale
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $100
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Bahamian
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Neighborhood: Central Beach
Reviewed September 30, 2012

We had lunch here while in Ft. Lauderdale... we were looking for a casual waterside restaurant where we could get some good seafood. Coconuts mostly didn't disappoint. We sat at a table on the patio, and our server was average. She refilled our drinks regularly and brought us what we asked for, but she wasn't really very personable or engaging. We had the coconut shrimp for an appetizer, and my husband liked it so much that we ordered a second portion to share. The dipping sauce was the best- not the usual sickeningly sweet sauce you usually get with coconut shrimp. The shrimp themselves were huge and crispy. After the appetizer, I was very excited for our entrees! However, my fish tacos were disappointing. There was a layer of grease on the fish that make the whole thing soggy and unappetizing. They just weren't good. However, my husband loved his blackened Mahi sandwich and said it was exactly what he wanted in a fish sandwich. So there you go... if we are in Ft. Lauderdale for lunch again, we would most likely come back to Coconuts, but I would certainly try something besides the fish tacos.

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Reviewed September 28, 2012

We had to wait a long time and when we informed the maitre d' that we would leave, a table miracously opened ( I counted 4 larger empty tables ).
The tuna was soggy and poor quality. The paella was sold out as we had to wait such a long time to be seated. The heirloom tomatoes lacked basilic vinegar and enough basil.

Overall, not a place we will visit again.

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Thank trix155
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Reviewed September 28, 2012

Nice place with a view. Patio seating was very nice. Shared the ceviche, very good. Had the crab and steak salads, both very good. Valet parking is free.

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Thank denisx
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Reviewed September 27, 2012

I love dining with a water view and this restaurant is just perfect. The service is good too. I tried their Lobster roll sandwich and its really good. Its teaming with chunks of real lobster not artificial lobster meat. And of course you can dine at their relaxing patio close to the water. What a perfect combination. Good food, good view!

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Thank okidoc808
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Reviewed September 27, 2012

Friendly staff take care of you without pushing. Simple but tasty menu, small but pleasant wine list. Locals and tourisis mix as if there were no difference between them. On the water, so comfortable even in high summer.

Thank langej
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