We were on our way to another restaurant that Poul had found online, but the Uber driver mentioned that Coconuts was the place everybody was talking about these days..just sayin’…! Quick change of plans, take us to Coconuts instead!
We arrived just before the lunch rush, so we could choose whichever table we wanted. We picked one right next to the water, and the staff told us how people were busy moving the smaller boats to make room for the bigger boats which would be on display for the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show the following week. Those “smaller boats” were actually double- and triple-deck yachts, bigger than our place in Dubai! Talking about Dubai, I used to think that Dubai Marina was at the very forefront when it comes to big yachts, but, no, not compared to Fort Lauderdale.
Back to Coconuts and our delicious lunch. An enthusiastic waiter suggested that we started off with some Scoobies, which is a Coconuts’ specialty consisting of blue crab fried in oil with lots and lots of garlic. For our mains, Poul had fish tacos and I had the coconut shrimp platter. It was all delicious, but if I go back to Coconuts, I think I would just order 3 bowls of Scoobies instead, because those were amazing. I only rarely eat blue crab because there’s so much shell and so little crab meat, and I just don’t think they’re worth the effort, but the Scoobies are served with most of the shell removed, like crab claw lollipops. Easy to eat and so tasty it hurts.
Coconuts, 429 Seabreeze Blvd., Fort Lauderdale