429 Seabreeze Boulevard / Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316
Phone: 954-525-2421 / Fax: 954-525-2425
Hours: Lunch & Dinner every day 11:30AM-10PM
Sunday Bruch 10AM to 1PM
Menu: Coconuts Website
Amenities: Free Park and Dock space for your boat
Meal: Coffee & Dessert for Two including Gratuity, & Tax: $23.56
There’s no law that says you can’t live vicariously when visiting Fort Lauderdale. The sun and beach are free, and so is people watching. A good place to watch people, or watch people eat, or watch people on their yachts is Coconuts. Located right on the Intracoastal Waterway this is a nice place to “drop anchor” whether it be for “happy hour”, a full meal or as in the case of your reviewer just for dessert. You’ll have your choice of inside seating or out on the deck. The pronounced tradewinds today made a case for inside but still with a commanding view of the maritime parade on the Intracoastal. As you approach Coconuts you might be lucky enough to do so when they have a Calypso performer with a backdrop of steel drums. Certainly helps to put you in a tropical mood.
The service team at Coconuts is young and enthusiastic. Perhaps that is due to the fact that they live or at least work in Fort Lauderdale. Actually the menu cover at Coconuts has a nice few lines that starts with: Remember Why You Live in Fort Lauderdale? We do-and it goes on to point out that Fresh, Creative and Consistent Food Friendly and Casual Service….Relaxing outdoor Seating with a Sunset View.
Having already dined, your reviewer and companion decided that dessert was in order and after a quick walk about found Coconuts. We advised the reception desk that we were there only for dessert….no problem was the response and we quickly were escorted to our table with a view.
Our server advised of several choices including a Banana Bowl, Chocolate Cake, Coconut Cream Pie or Key Lime Pie. Your reviewer chose the Key Lime Pie ($7) and his companion the Banana Bowl ($8). The coffee was $2; when my decaf arrived with was warm, but not enough to my liking. A quick word to our server corrected that with a freshly brewed cup. The Banana Bowl was a “concoction” including a bottom layer of graham cracker crumbs, then a layer of sliced bananas, chunks of chocolate and vanilla pudding with a creamy caramel top. My Key Lime pie was a very liberal slice, also with a graham cracker crust. There was a creamy dollop on the side, as well as a more substantial one on top. It was very good, sufficiently tart and the “color” was a limey yellow if that makes sense. The coffee brought it all together.
Although this was our very first time at Coconuts we would be motivated to return when in the area to sample their lunch or dinner menu. For this visit we give a very solid 3.5 CHEWS. Enjoy!
Pop Pop’s Score: 3.5 Chews
Subjective rating: Fun in the sun.
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