Pelican Landing

By: Rebecca Charur

There's something to be said about a meal by the sea. In an area like South Florida, where golden beaches and a thriving brunch scene are among its defining factors, waterfront dining should be relatively common. 

Then why am I still struggling to pin down decent seaside meals?! From Downtown Miami to Fort Lauderdale, the hunt for this breezy experience has taken me far and wide, but I'm pleased to report that I have found a winner. 

Cue Pelican Landing, a Fort-Lauderdale restaurant that combines sweeping views and fresh local flavors. Set two stories in the air at the end of the Pier Sixty-Six Marina, Pelican Landing offers a unique perspective of the waterway and the surrounding luxury yachts. Throw in some live music and two of the best mojitos I've ever had and the scene is set for an epic brunch on the water:

 Spanked Mint Mojito

Spanked Mint Mojito

 Ropa Vieja With Poached Eggs

Ropa Vieja With Poached Eggs

 SOFLO Chilaquiles

SOFLO Chilaquiles

 Vanilla Brioche French Toast with Rice Crispy Crust

Vanilla Brioche French Toast with Rice Crispy Crust

 Pier Misu

Pier Misu