Say goodbye to Quarterdeck
One door is closing and another soon opening for the Quarterdeck restaurant’s flagship Fort Lauderdale location. After 53 years, the weathered old bar on Cordova Road will serve its last shrimp, ribs and beers on Easter Sunday (April 21).
Longstanding Fort Lauderdale restaurant and bar, Quarterdeck, will close its Cordova Road location after more than 50 years in business. The longtime South Florida haunt, recognizable by its kitschy decor including 100 fishing mounts, deep sea diving pictures, and antique ship models, estimates it’s served more than 1.5 million dolphin sandwiches and one million full rib rack dinners over the years.
This Sunday, the iconic Quarterdeck bar and restaurant in Fort Lauderdale will be closing—but not for long. It’ll be closed hopefully for just two weeks as it moves down the street to a new home, and celebrations are planned this weekend to say goodbye to the building.
With dazzling ocean views, a rotating seafood menu, and extensive wine and craft beer options, Quarterdeck is a great casual spot to get together with friends and celebrate with margaritas.
It’s all about the location here, at the foot of the Dania Beach Pier where — on the deck or the terrace — you can watch people fish or just zen out looking at waves crash up on the shore.
Frank Zaffere, a partner in Old School Hospitality, which includes Quarterdeck, Good Spirits and Beach Bar.