Oakland Park Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Oakland Park

April 14, 2018 Weston Hennigan

Oakland Park, officially the City of Oakland Park, is a city in Broward County, Florida, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city's population was 41,363, mainly due to annexation of North Andrews Gardens and Twin Lakes South. It is part of the Miami–Fort Lauderdale–Pompano Beach Metropolitan Statistical Area, which was home to 5,564,635 people at the 2010 census.
Things to do in Oakland Park

1. Escargot Bistro

1506 E Commercial Blvd, Oakland Park, FL 33334-5751 Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards French, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch SGD 13 - SGD 39 +1 754-206-4116
Excellent
91%
Good
7%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 96 reviews

Escargot Bistro

French bistro serving authentic French recipes from 11:45am to 9pm, Tuesday to Saturday. Closed for Vacation in September.

Reviewed By JBT2 - Atlanta, Georgia

What a pleasant experience, worth a detour. Went as a guest. Had the Dover sole, wow, delicious special of the day. Fluffy, light, delicate flavor, perfect. Venue obviously populated with regular repeat guests. Owner/staff most welcoming. Service perfect. You won't be disappointed.Dear JBT2, Thank you very much for your review. We are happy that you enjoyed your dinner. Merci beaucoup ! Andrea & Didier

2. Ethos Greek Bistro

2055 Wilton Dr, Wilton Manors, FL 33305-2121 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available Mediterranean, Greek, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch SGD 16 - SGD 51 +1 754-999-0034
Excellent
63%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 134 reviews

Ethos Greek Bistro

Ethos serves modernized Greek cuisine with flavorful dishes in a unique, relaxed ambiance. At Ethos, every dish is created in house using only the freshest, finest ingredients. We serve only the choicest meats and seafood, extra virgin olive oil from the island of Crete, fresh, seasonal vegetables, and desserts that are created in house. Our authentic menu and atmosphere create a truly enjoyable dining experience.

Reviewed By Denis M - Toronto, Canada

Service was very good. The staff were friendly and efficient. It certainly was busy. We all had the chicken platter. The portions were sizeable. The tzatziki, pita, and Greek salad that came with the meal were really delicious, and authentically Greek. The chicken and Spanish rice were underwhelming, and lacked flavour. All four of us got undercooked potatoes.

3. Jan's Homemade Candies

4327 N Ocean Dr, Lauderdale by the Sea, FL 33308-5025 Delivery, Free Wifi, Takeout, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Parking Available +1 954-202-9495
Excellent
97%
Good
2%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 162 reviews

Jan's Homemade Candies

WE WILL BE CLOSED FROM SEPTEMBER 3 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 17, 2017. WE WILL REOPEN ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 AT 11:00 A.M.<br><br>Our chocolate is hand made daily on the premises, using only the freshest ingredients. We offer a variety of creams, caramels, truffles, nut and crunches, fudge, sugar free, and a large selection of other chocolates, gummies, and candies. We ship throughout the United States, carefully packaging your order in insulated boxes with frozen gel packs. Our store hours are Mon-Sat 11:00AM - 8:00 PM. Holidays and Holiday Eves may affect those hours. We are closed on New Years Day, Easter, 4th of July, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

Reviewed By CATVAG23 - Sebastian, Florida

We moved from Jan's town 3 years ago and still order from her. Wish we could just walk there again! Jan and Bob are loving SWEET people and give back to charities & the military. This is one place we never miss when we go...MoreThank you for your sweet review! Hope we see you again soon!

4. El Guanaco

331 NE 44th St, Oakland Park, FL 33334-1443 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Salvadoran, South American, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 954-351-0792
Excellent
79%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 206 reviews

El Guanaco

Mexican and El Salvadoran

Reviewed By ToTheMoonMarketplace - Fort Lauderdale

It’s been along time since I had good latin food. But finally I found it, this hidden gem has been here since 2009 and u would miss it in a blink, thank gawd for that. Keeps the craziness out. The service, smiles, chatter and food...MoreThank you soo much, we’ve been here for a while now and hope to continue making our guests happy Gracias ? for your support!!!!!!

5. Rosie's Bar & Grill

2449 Wilton Dr, Wilton Manors, FL 33305-1250 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night SGD 13 - SGD 26 +1 954-563-0123
Excellent
58%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 786 reviews

Rosie's Bar & Grill

See & be seen on our totally tropical patio! Relax & let our fabulous staff serve you a freshly made mojito or chow down on one of our award-winning burgers.

Reviewed By Mike B - Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

It has been 10 YEARS since we have been to Rosie’s and we just picked up where we left off. I admit, I was a bit put off by the valet parking service when we first arrived, but I understand how this place can get packed on a busy night. We ended up going to Rosie’s 3 times during our 5 day stay. The burgers are awesome! Our first visit produced the birger with grits and a fried green tomato. On our last visit, I had the pizza hamburger. Both excellent! Bloody Marys were awesome as well. Vanessa was our favorite server. She was top notch in making us feel welcome, checking back on us and even noticed a small error on the kitchen’s part when the expeditor brought us our food. We couldn’t ask for better service. In fact we asked for her section on our final visit.

So glad Rosie’s is still alive and kicking. We will definately be back on our next trip to Lauderdale!

6. Ceviche Street

101 NE 3rd St, Hallandale Beach, FL 33009-4218 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Peruvian, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner SGD 7 - SGD 33 +1 754-217-4113
Excellent
75%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 148 reviews

Ceviche Street

Excellent Peruvian Cuisine. Best products in the market. Peruvian Chef on site

Reviewed By Aviv T - Miami, Florida

the food is fresh, authentic and delish. very reasonable prices. location could be better but over all, we liked it and visited 2 weeks in a row.

7. Dolce Salato Pizza & Gelato

2406 Wilton Dr, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305-1251 Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards Pizza, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 4 - SGD 24 +1 954-463-7677
Excellent
89%
Good
7%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 391 reviews

Dolce Salato Pizza & Gelato

Yes, we are Italian! We do speak Italian and we make authentic Italian pizza and unbelievable Italian Gelato. Come to visit us and have a taste of Italy! Leonardo, Silvia and Giuseppe

Reviewed By Jannette C - Tallahassee, Florida

Dolce Salato doesn't look like much when you walk in. The smiles and greetings we received when we entered were bigger than the place itself.There were a few tables jammed in the small space with some plastic chairs strewn among them. And it was meticulously clean.

However, we had misgivings. The by-the-slice offerings in the display case didn't look terribly appetizing. But based on the reviews we braved it. The girls ordered two slices of cheese, and I ordered a slice of margharita with a slice of fresh basil. And at approximately $3 for a good-sized slice (one was enough for each of us), it was worth a shot.

What came out was hands down the best pizza we have ever eaten. The crust was the perfect consistency, the sauce was fabulous and just the right amount. The buffalo mozzarella was tender, the basil was sweet, and my picky teenaged daughters were in raptures over the cheese pizza.

After such a culinary treat, we decided to try the gelato. My daughters each had the mint chocolate and loved the creamy texture of the gelato versus their usual ice cream. My normally chocoholic self decided to go with the more traditional lemon. I've never had better. (And a nice bonus: they were extremely generous with the servings).

The atmosphere might not be five-stars, but the pizza alone deserves that rating. The gelato was just the "ice"ing on the "pie"...

8. Alegria Tacos

3801 N Andrews Ave, Ste A, Oakland Park, FL 33309-5287 Takeout, Seating Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 20 +1 954-563-7170
Excellent
82%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 203 reviews

Alegria Tacos

Reviewed By kentwallace - Hollywood, Florida

Artist Cindy Podgorski and I had passed this little hole-in-the-wall frequently. Always shunning it in our quest for a great taco. We finally stopped in and the quest is now complete!
A carne taco with taste (a first for me in these parts), Chorizo (for her) and a steak enchilada smothered in melted and mouth-watering cheese.
The chips so-so, the salsa divine (nice and spicy). Oh, and Coca-Cola from Mexico (in the glass bottle!)
Prices ridiculously reasonable. Can't wait to try more. Bear in mind, it's a little joint (perhaps more accustomed to take-out) but suited for a few diners. Nothing fancy mind you--not even close, but da bomb and Cindy hailing from Mexico knows from tacos, tamales et al...Try it!

9. New York Grilled Cheese Co.

2207 Wilton Dr, Wilton Manors, FL 33305-2131 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available American, Soups Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 954-564-6887
Excellent
61%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 260 reviews

New York Grilled Cheese Co.

Reviewed By SEABoys - London, UK

This place really knows what people want- overfilled sandwiches with delicious ingredients. It was recommended by a number of local friends so we knew it would be good. Staff are also super friendly.... cabt go wrong with this place :-)

10. La Dolce Vita

3331 NE 33rd St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308-7148 Takeout, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner SGD 52 - SGD 98 +1 954-565-5707
Excellent
76%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 669 reviews

La Dolce Vita

Welcome to La Dolce Vita. Located in the center of Fort Lauderdale&apos;s historic shopping and arts district, La Dolce Vita serves up Fort Lauderdale&apos;s finest Italian fare with exciting dishes and unique ambiance. At La Dolce Vita, every dish is created using only the freshest, finest ingredients. We never use frozen ingredients, our home made pasta make us unique in every dish we prepare at La Dolce Vita. We serve only the finest meats and seafood, freshest vegetables, and breads that are baked fresh daily. Our delicious menu and attention to detail create a truly enjoyable dining experience.

Reviewed By DavidinEssex

I chose LDV because of the terrific reviews on TA but I found it disappointing. The grilled octopus appetizer was amazing but the mushroom risotto was so-so (lots of it but very bland). Same with the desserts. The service was also mixed; great attention at first but then a very long wait for our main and the check. Also, while we sat outdoors I noticed that the indoors was noisy and I'm glad we weren't seated there.

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