18 Best Restaurants in Plantation, FL

This article was written by local contributor Noah Wright & edited by the Travel Lens team.

Best Restaurants in Plantation, FL
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Living in Plantation, Florida, has truly been a blessing when it comes to experiencing some of the finest and most diverse culinary scenes in the region.

With an array of restaurants catering to various taste buds, there's always something new and exciting to try.

I have had the pleasure of dining at several establishments in the area, and I must say, it's not an easy task to choose the best.

But let me share with you some of the best restaurants in Plantation, Florida, that you absolutely must try when you're in town.

Trust me, your taste buds will thank you!

Plantation Pita & Grill

I can confidently say that Plantation Pita & Grill is hands down one of the best spots for authentic Israeli food.

Every time I visit, I am blown away by the quality and taste of their dishes.

My Israeli friend even mentioned how the food here reminds him of home, which speaks volumes about its authenticity.

You can check out their website here.

The meat is always juicy and cooked to perfection, while the side dishes never disappoint.

I particularly enjoy their shawarma, and I must say, they have the best pita bread I've ever tasted!

My kids are also fans of their fried chicken, so it's a win-win situation for everyone when we decide to eat here.

The service is consistently great, making us feel welcomed and taken care of every time.

Plantation Pita & Grill · 8966 Cleary Blvd, Plantation, FL 33324, United States
★★★★★ · Kosher restaurant

The Gyro Grill

One of my favorite spots for a quick and delicious meal in town is The Gyro Grill.

As someone who loves Greek food, I can confidently say that their gyros and meat platters never disappoint.

A few weeks ago, I decided to try their regular gyro wrap, and I was pleasantly surprised by how warm, delicious, and filling it was.

I've also had the opportunity to try their catering services at my office, and they never fail to impress.

The food is always fresh and tasty, with great portion sizes and clearly marked packaging.

When we placed an order for 18 people, everything arrived on time and well-prepared.

My colleagues couldn't stop raving about the quality, and we're already looking forward to our next order.

Aside from the food, one of the things I appreciate about The Gyro Grill is how clean and well-maintained the restaurant is.

The atmosphere is very basic and quiet, which is perfect for a quick and satisfying meal.

I've yet to try their burgers and cheesesteaks, but I have a feeling they'll be just as amazing as their Greek offerings.

The Gyro Grill · 230 S University Dr, Plantation, FL 33324, United States
★★★★★ · Gyro restaurant

Pho by Vinh Noodle House

The other day, I decided to visit Pho by Vinh Noodle House for a warm bowl of soup after hearing many rave reviews about the place.

As I stepped inside, I was immediately greeted by the warm and welcoming atmosphere.

We ended up ordering their #22 and #28 dishes, along with extra noodles, shrimp, Thai tea, and a Vanilla Boba.

We also decided to try their spring rolls and shrimp fried rolls, and let me tell you, the food was absolutely delicious!

Each dish was fresh, and the portions were more than generous.

The rich flavor of the Pho and the tender meat impressed me, making it one of the best Pho experiences I have ever had.

Not only was the food great, but the service was exceptional as well.

It felt as if we were part of a family.

The Gyro Grill · 230 S University Dr, Plantation, FL 33324, United States
★★★★★ · Gyro restaurant

Il Baretto Ristorante

One of my favorite spots to dine in town is Il Baretto Ristorante, a family-run bistro known for its delicious Italian cuisine.

As soon as I enter the restaurant, I am welcomed by the warm and friendly atmosphere.

The contemporary decor creates an intimate setting that's perfect for a date night or a meal with friends.

I must say, their garlic rolls are truly addictive!

Oily, garlicky, and cheesy - I can never resist ordering them.

My other go-to dish is their pasta with thinly shaven prosciutto; it's always cooked to perfection and has just the right amount of saltiness.

Although their deep-dish pizza may not be my favorite, their thin-crust pizza is definitely worth a try.

The service at Il Baretto Ristorante is top-notch.

And let me tell you, their tiramisu is absolutely divine - it's a must-try dessert that will have you coming back for more.

Il Baretto Ristorante · 220 S University Dr, Plantation, FL 33324, United States
★★★★★ · Pizza restaurant

Mustard Seed Bistro

I can't help but feel grateful for having a gem like Mustard Seed Bistro in our neighborhood.

I've been a regular customer for lunch, but it wasn't until a couple of nights ago that I decided to try it for dinner.

And let me tell you, it did not disappoint!

Upon entering the restaurant, you will instantly feel a Mediterranean vibe from the cozy and contemporary interior decor.

The ambiance is just perfect for a night out with friends or a romantic dinner date.

Even though it's beer and wine only, their lists are vast and top-notch, offering a perfect pairing for any dish you choose.

The menu is internationally-inspired, and every dish I've tried so far has been delicious.

I remember ordering ceviche, short rib tacos, and crab cake for appetizers, which were so generous that they could easily pass as a meal.

For the main dish, I tried something different each time, and every single one has been outstanding, leaving me with leftovers for the next day.

What makes Mustard Seed Bistro stand out even more is the service.

And I must not forget to mention the cupcakes!

They are off the charts, with flavors like coconut key lime and pistachio, making it difficult to pick a favorite.

Make sure to reserve some when you reserve your table, as they tend to run out quickly.

Mustard Seed Bistro · 256 S University Dr, Plantation, FL 33324, United States
★★★★★ · New American restaurant

Sicilian Oven

Let me tell you about my go-to spot for some of the best pizza in town: Sicilian Oven.

I've been a regular at this restaurant for quite some time now, and I just can't get enough of their delicious dishes.

One of the things that keeps me coming back is their amazing coal-fired pizza and wings.

I've tried both takeout and dine-in, and I must say, their pizza with hot long pepper, Sicilian salad, and Tuscan fries never disappoint.

I also need to mention the fantastic customer service at Sicilian Oven.

Whenever I celebrate a special occasion there, like my birthday, the whole restaurant gets involved in the cheerful atmosphere and makes it an unforgettable experience.

Sicilian Oven · 801 S University Dr B116, Plantation, FL 33324, United States
★★★★★ · Pizza restaurant

Pizza Lovers Bistro

One day, after visiting the dry cleaners in the shopping center, I decided to give Pizza Lovers Bistro a try.

Little did I know it would become one of my go-to spots for a quick and delicious meal.

The restaurant itself is quite small, but it has a cozy atmosphere with both indoor and outdoor seating options.

I ordered a 10-inch vegetarian pizza, which they prepared in just 6 minutes with their giant oven - talk about almost immediate gratification!

The pizza was loaded with tomatoes, mushrooms, onions, and yellow peppers.

I had them make it with red sauce, although I understand it's usually made with white sauce.

The pizza was incredibly tasty, and I could tell that the restaurant's Italian origins had a lot to do with the quality of the food.

Not only is their pizza great, but I've also heard amazing things about their pasta dishes and the special house wine.

Pizza Lovers Bistro · 1860 N Nob Hill Rd, Plantation, FL 33322, United States
★★★★★ · Italian restaurant

Borsalino Cafe

One of my favorite spots to start my day is Borsalino Cafe.

I discovered this hidden gem on Google Maps and have been a regular ever since.

The coffee is fantastic, and I must say, they serve the best avocado toast I've ever had.

Their pancakes are on the crispier side but still quite delicious.

What I really enjoy about Borsalino Cafe is its cozy ambiance.

It doesn't feel like a typical restaurant or coffee house; it feels like you're in your own living room.

Borsalino Cafe is not only a great spot for breakfast, but it's also perfect for a brunch date.

They offer a variety of delectable lunch options, like pesto chicken and Cuban sandwiches.

I've also tried their vegan salad, which was simple yet delicious.

Borsalino Cafe · 1045 S University Dr, Plantation, FL 33324, United States
★★★★★ · Cafe

Vignetos Italian Grill

I absolutely adore Vignetos Italian Grill – it's become a regular spot for my family and me, as well as our go-to choice for date nights.

Their website doesn't do justice to the amazing experience you'll have at this laid-back Italian restaurant.

The rustic backdrop offers a warm and cozy ambiance that's perfect for enjoying their homestyle fare.

But what really keeps me coming back is the mouthwatering food.

The veal, rigatoni, and steaks are all must-tries, as they're cooked to perfection and packed with flavor.

If you're looking to start your meal with something exceptional, I highly recommend the roasted portobello mushrooms – trust me, you won't be disappointed!

One of my favorite dishes is the scallops and risotto, which is incredibly creamy and satisfying.

The appetizers, like the calamari, stuffed mushrooms, and meatballs, are also fantastic.

Vignetos Italian Grill · 1511 S University Dr, Plantation, FL 33324, United States
★★★★★ · Italian restaurant

Bites Asian Bistro

I recently stumbled upon a hidden gem of a restaurant in our town – Bites Asian Bistro.

I decided to dine in one evening and had an excellent experience.

What really stood out to me was the beautiful presentation of their dishes.

The sushi rolls I ordered, the Fashion Roll and Spider Roll, were not only delicious but also arranged with a finesse that you don't see at other sushi places.

I couldn't help but admire the arrangement on the plate before diving in.

The peaceful atmosphere of the bistro added to the overall dining experience, making it a perfect spot for a relaxed meal.

I've also heard great things about their crab rangoons from fellow locals, so I can't wait to go back and try them out.

The prices are reasonable, and I believe there's room for them to improve and become a five-star dining destination.

Bites Asian Bistro · 1860 N University Dr, Plantation, FL 33322, United States
★★★★★ · Thai restaurant

Sovereign: Poke, Boba, Asian Kitchen

One of my go-to places for a quick and delicious meal is Sovereign: Poke, Boba, Asian Kitchen.

As someone who loves Asian cuisine, I often find myself here enjoying their poke bowls and boba teas.

I must say, their ribs and butterfly lychee green tea are some of the best I've had in South Florida.

Even though their beef ramen may not be their strongest dish, the massive portion of boneless ribs is definitely worth trying.

The sauce they use on the ribs is heavenly, and it makes up for the not-so-fancy presentation.

I enjoy the fast-food-style setup of the place, where you order first and wait for your food to be prepared.

Sovereign: Poke, Boba, Asian Kitchen · 9723 W Broward Blvd, Plantation, FL 33324, United States
★★★★★ · Asian restaurant

Good Thai Meal

One day, I decided to try a new Thai place in town called Good Thai Meal, and I was not disappointed!

Upon entering, I was welcomed warmly and seated right away.

We ordered pad Thai and chicken and shrimp fried rice, both at level 3 spice - and let me tell you, the food was absolutely delicious with just the right amount of spice.

The dishes came out fast and hot, which was much appreciated.

I have also heard great things about their curries from friends, especially the Green and Red curry, and they offer lunch-size portions that come with curry, rice and a choice of salad or egg roll for around $11.

What I loved about this place was that they also cater to different dietary preferences, like vegan options.

A friend of mine who is vegan raved about their eggplant tofu dish and panan curry.

Thai Meal · 8257 W Sunrise Blvd, Plantation, FL 33322, United States
★★★★★ · Thai restaurant

Kaluz Restaurant Plantation

I remember the first time I dined at Kaluz Restaurant Plantation, it exceeded all my expectations.

As soon as I entered, I was greeted by the upscale atmosphere and the interesting sight of being able to peek at the kitchen through glass windows.

As soon as my table was done with any plates or drinks, they were promptly cleared and refilled.

The food itself was outstanding!

I started with some appetizers, and the meatballs were definitely a highlight.

Just keep in mind that there are only three to a plate.

For my main course, I enjoyed a beautiful sea bass that was cooked to perfection.

The side of the shoestring fries was the perfect complement to the dish.

One of the most memorable parts of the evening was the dessert.

I highly recommend the banana dessert - it was gooey and simply delicious.

Not to forget, the women's bathroom was spacious and well-maintained, and I appreciated the free valet parking service, which was incredibly quick.

Kaluz Restaurant Plantation · 100 N University Dr, Plantation, FL 33324, United States
★★★★★ · New American restaurant

Dar Tajine

As someone who lives nearby, I can confidently say that Dar Tajine Moroccan Restaurant is a must-visit spot in our area!

My family and I decided to give it a try, and we were pleasantly surprised by the warm and colorful atmosphere that greeted us.

The comfortable and easygoing digs made it the perfect setting for our first foray into Moroccan cuisine.

You can check it out yourself at dar-tajine.com.

The service at Dar Tajine was exceptional, as they were always available and frequently checked in on us throughout our meal.

We were delighted by the unique and delicious flavors of the dishes, which were not overly seasoned but still packed a punch.

The warm mint tea I had during my meal was a standout, boasting more flavor than your average mint tea.

The large order even came with additional small serving glasses so that everyone could share.

We also couldn't get enough of the bread, and we enjoyed trying different dishes by sharing our food.

I would highly recommend trying the Moroccan bread and Harira soup if you visit, but my absolute favorite part of the experience was the beyond delicious mint tea and the dessert selection of mini treats – that alone was worth the trip!

Dar Tajine Moroccan Restaurant · 8281 W Sunrise Blvd, Plantation, FL 33322, United States
★★★★★ · Moroccan restaurant

Izgara Middle Eastern Cuisine

As a frequent visitor of Izgara Middle Eastern Cuisine, I can confidently say that this place never disappoints!

One of my favorite dishes here is the trio sandwich, which offers a delicious combination of chicken shawarma, vegan beef, and falafel.

The grilled steak pita sandwich and the falafel pita sandwich are also must-try items on the menu.

The hummus plate served with warm pita bread, has to be one of the best I've ever tasted - so creamy and flavorful!

Izgara is located in a small plaza with ample parking, making it easy for locals and visitors alike to enjoy their Middle Eastern culinary delights.

Izgara Middle Eastern Cuisine · 1251 S Pine Island Rd, Plantation, FL 33324, United States
★★★★★ · Mediterranean restaurant

Al Natour Middle Eastern Restaurant

As a local resident, I always look forward to dining at Al Natour Middle Eastern Restaurant.

The relaxed atmosphere and familiar dishes transport me back to the Middle East, and the food never disappoints.

From the moment I'm seated, the warm Arabic bread and garlic sauce set the tone for a scrumptious meal.

Their house salad is also a nice touch before diving into their main courses.

I've tried nearly everything on the menu, but their shawarmas and platters are a must-try.

The lamb chops are juicy, tender, and full of flavor — definitely one of my favorites.

And don't even get me started on the spicy rice!

Just remember, if you have a nut allergy, make sure to let them know when ordering.

Aside from the delectable dishes, the restaurant's ambiance is beautifully decorated and spacious, offering a classy yet comfortable and welcoming vibe.

The service is always prompt, attentive, and professional, making it an excellent choice for both small and large gatherings.

Al Natour Middle Eastern Restaurant · 1787 N University Dr, Plantation, FL 33322, United States
★★★★★ · Mediterranean restaurant

Plantation Diner

I absolutely love going to Plantation Diner for breakfast and lunch!

It has become a staple spot for me and my family.

The retro black and white decor and cozy atmosphere make it feel like a home away from home.

The quality of the food is outstanding, and I have yet to find another diner that can compare.

One of my favorite things about Plantation Diner is their incredible omelets - always perfectly cooked and full of flavor.

I also can't get enough of their breakfast potatoes, which have an amazing seasoning that I crave.

But it's not just the breakfast items that keep me coming back.

Their corned beef hash, sausage gravy, sandwiches, cakes, and French fries are all must-tries.

I also appreciate the rotating specials, which offer a nice touch of variety to the menu.

I've visited on busy occasions like Mother's Day, and I've always been impressed by how quickly they turn around tables and keep the wait times to a minimum.

Plantation Diner · 6903 W Broward Blvd, Plantation, FL 33317, United States
★★★★★ · Breakfast restaurant

Zona Fresca

One of my absolute favorite spots to grab a quick and delicious meal in the area is Zona Fresca.

This festive counter-serve eatery offers Baja-style Mexican food such as fish tacos plus beer.

What I love about Zona Fresca is the freshness and quality of their ingredients.

Everything is made to order, and you can taste the difference in every bite.

Their tomato and avocado taste like they came straight from my own kitchen, and their variety of salsas is always a treat.

My go-to order is usually a burrito with a different protein each time, sometimes even opting for a naked burrito in a bowl.

No matter what I choose, it's always perfect and satisfying.

Besides the food itself, the prices are extremely reasonable for the portions and quality.

A satisfying meal for under $20 is always a win in my book!

Zona Fresca · 1095 S University Dr #3364, Plantation, FL 33324, United States
★★★★★ · Mexican restaurant

Final Thoughts

I am truly grateful to call Plantation, Florida, my home, not only for its beautiful environment and friendly community but also for the incredible wealth of diverse and delectable restaurants that this city has to offer.

From mouth-watering Mediterranean dishes to authentic Vietnamese noodles, the culinary scene in Plantation is a treasure trove for foodies like myself.

Each dining experience has left me both satisfied and eager to explore more of the unique flavors that my city has to offer.

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