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

April 15, 2018 Marianna Hollaway

Sunrise is a city in central-western Broward County, Florida, United States, in the Miami metropolitan area. It was incorporated in 1961 by Norman Johnson – a developer whose Upside-Down House attracted buyers to what was then a remote area. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 84,439. It is a principal city of the Miami metropolitan area, which was home to an estimated 6,012,331 people at the 2015 census.
Things to do in Sunrise

1. Mustard Seed Bistro

256 S University Dr, Plantation, FL 33324-3306 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night SGD 38 - SGD 41 +1 954-533-9326
Excellent
62%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 254 reviews

Mustard Seed Bistro

Reviewed By Mark R - Plantation, Florida

Location has been the host of good eats for over 30 years. For those of us old enough, we fondly remember grapevine gourmet shop. Glad to know the legacy of the location keeps the quality and experience of dinning to a high standard.

2. First Watch

12594 W Sunrise Blvd, Sunrise, FL 33323-2998 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi American, Cafe, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch SGD 13 +1 954-846-1313
Excellent
72%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 130 reviews

First Watch

First Watch specializes in delicious creations freshly-prepared to order. Their fresh, award-winning Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch dishes are made using only the best ingredients without the use of heat lamps or deep fryers. The best part is their creative menu features traditional favorites like omelets, pancakes, salads and sandwiches.

Reviewed By mejiruiz - Plantation, Florida

Good food, good atmosphere. Different choices of breakfast and lunch. I got the Tri-Fecta, very good breakfast, kind of traditional but with delicious Belgium's waffles instead of pancakes. My husband for the Pork Belly bacon and grits, came with arugula salad and ciabatta toast. My son ordwred the
Cinnamon Chip Pancake Breakfast and he liked it very much.

Weekend could be crowded but I am using the app NoWait and I have a table as soon as I get to the restaurant. Definitely we will be back again.

3. La Spada's Original Hoagies

2645 S University Dr, Davie, FL 33328-1410 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American, Fast Food Lunch, Dinner +1 954-476-1099
Excellent
80%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 188 reviews

La Spada's Original Hoagies

Reviewed By RagsKP94 - Lake Worth, Florida

The atmosphere is great. You get on line (there's always a line - but you can call ahead if you wish), order your sandwich and watch them throw the freshly cut deli meat around. The staff can be a little edgy if you don't pay attention and keep the line moving. There are about 5 people making sandwiches, so you have to move down in front of the person making yours. It is loud in there, but its part of the atmosphere. I had an Italian on my most recent visit and loved it.

4. Pasta And...

4990 W Atlantic Blvd, Margate, FL 33063-5338 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Dinner SGD 20 - SGD 46 +1 954-977-3708
Excellent
86%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 177 reviews

Pasta And...

Reviewed By Elizabeth Doren... D - Cullman

Don't judge a book by its cover...this absolutely amazing, authentic Italian restorante' is located in a strip shopping center (thus, surprised when we stepped inside and saw the elegant table settings!). The food is AWESOME and extremely reasonably priced. Superb wine list, also reasonably priced. All this and the service was exceptional (thanks, Damien!).

5. Golden Corral

7401 W Commercial Blvd, Tamarac, FL 33319-2129 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 954-623-6400
Excellent
63%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 180 reviews

Golden Corral

Reviewed By Charmen W

Fairly nice restaurant. And is very clean and it always crowded they serve all different kinds of good and drinks. And most of the food is very good if u are a a food lover the best place to go all u can eat is there. So yes i would recommend this restaurant. It was my birthday so we really had a good time we tried a few of the foods that they have there and it was good .

6. J Alexander's

8550 W Broward Blvd, Plantation, FL 33324-2610 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +1 954-916-8841
Excellent
51%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 587 reviews

J Alexander's

Reviewed By Paulie9999

Very clean and relaxed atmosphere, nice selections of tap beer. We started with the roasted artichokes they were fantastic. Followed up with the tuna steak and it was very good as well, my wife had the veggie burger which is made on site and it was fantastic !! Want to go back and have one for myself. Service was really outstanding give it a try for sure

7. Vienna Cafe & Wine Bar

9100 W State Road 84, Davie, FL 33324-4416 Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar European, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night SGD 39 - SGD 39 +1 954-423-1961
Excellent
66%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 311 reviews

Vienna Cafe & Wine Bar

Reviewed By wwman - Fort Lauderdale,FL

First, I agree with the review about steaks. Do Not order the steak. It is stringy and dried out. Everyone likes this place, but not me. I had a duck special here once. It was super tough.Could not eat it. Next I had the veal and mushrooms. I returned it. It was so very tough. I do think it was real veal. One time I had flounder. It was OK. The mushroom pastry appetizer is good as is the brownie desert. Service is fair if you can understand the waiters. Salads are unremarkable.

8. Grand Lux Cafe

2610 Sawgrass Mills Cir, Sunrise, FL 33323-3918 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +1 954-838-9711
Excellent
47%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 572 reviews

Grand Lux Cafe

A world of food awaits at Grand Lux Cafe featuring internationally inspired cuisine.Located next to the new wing of the Colonnade Outlets at Sawgrass.

Reviewed By Louisianagirl51

We stopped here for lunch while at the outlet mall and enjoyed our meal.

The wait staff was extremely friendly. I had the chicken Bento Chicken Box that came with soup, salad, chicken, potatoes and green beans, the food was delicious! My husband had the Spicy Buffalo Chicken Sandwich with a side salad and he enjoyed it.

Food was good and service was great!

9. Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza

512 N Pine Island Rd, Plantation, FL 33324-1308 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner +1 954-474-3311
Excellent
51%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 249 reviews

Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza

Reviewed By Dalefarkas - Plantation, Florida

Anthony's may be a nice experience for you if you would like a flavorful pizza and don't mind spending somewhat more than at other South Florida pizza restaurants.

I visited Anthony's with my son, daughter-in-law, wife and granddaughter on a somewhat chilly (55°) Florida Sunday evening. We only had a short wait at the bar. While we were dining the cool temperatures outside combined with the air conditioning inside gave us a pretty chilly dining experience.

Seating is comfortable. But, the restaurant is quite noisy. I have no idea why restaurant chains like the idea of live acoustical dining rooms where it is difficult to hold a conversation in a normal tone of voice. (Why don't they just use some acoustic tile instead of having an open, exposed ceiling with black-painted A/C duct work and ceiling?) Between a boisterous birthday party group and a family with the two screeching kids the ambiance was a lot less than pleasant.

Still, you don't go to a family restaurant like Anthony's expecting a romantic, candle-lit dinner...and I've been to louder chain restaurants.

Our server, Phyillis, was very pleasant and helpful.

The menu is very limited, with only a few items other than their pizza specialties. If you're looking for varied Italian food this is not the restaurant for you.

Since everyone in our group had different tastes we ended up ordering a family sized salad and four different pizzas. Our check came up to a whopping $83.44, making this about the most expensive pizza dinner in our family's history.

Here's the breakdown:

1 - Large Family Salad $10.99

1 - Lunch Pizza w/mushrooms and no cheese for my 10 year old granddaughter $9.78

1 - Small Cauliflower Pizza $20.49

1 - Traditional Small Pizza (Cheese, Sauce, Plum Tomatoes & Basil) $13.49

1 - Large 16" Pizza $23.96

The consensus at the table was that the pizzas rated a 4 of 5. All of the pies had a very nice crust due to baking in a fast, coal oven. Each of the toppings tasted fresh and had a rich flavor.

The salad was visually attractive. But, the oil & vinegar balsamic dressing wasn't great.

My feeling about Anthony's is that their coal-fired pizza is unique. If you want a good pizza that's a cut above the rest Anthony's may be right for you. But, the noisy dining experience, limited menu and high prices are negatives for me.

My suggestion: Try Anthony's and decide for yourself.

10. Bahama Breeze

2750 Sawgrass Mills Cir, Sunrise, FL 33323-3920 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi American, Caribbean, Bar, Bahamian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks +1 954-845-9311
Excellent
42%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
5%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 383 reviews

Bahama Breeze

Reviewed By dana r - lauderhill

We've been here before and are rarely disappointed. Although the outdoor seating is the best, it was a little cool today so we sat inside. No matter where, it feels like I'm someplace tropical, away from home. I like their house salad but I combine the house dressing and their blue cheese dressing. Makes for a citrusy, tangy blue cheese. Then we shared the Jerk Chicken Pasta (plain but with the jerk butter on the side). Loren, one of the managers always makes it for us and it's just delicious. A friend had the grilled chicken sandwich (topped with a spicy sweet glaze) and the mango sorbet and fruit as a side. She said it was so good. The Chocolate Island for dessert. Yum. Today our server was Glenn and he was just so pleasant. Always like what we have here although we're not very adventurous eaters.

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