Blue Moon Fish Co. Restaurant in Lauderdale by the Sea , FL

Author: 
Paul Rubio, AlanEATS
Curator: 
Troy Maillis
Paul Rubio: With prime views of Fort Lauderdale’s Intracoastal Waterway, Blue Moon Fish Co. doles out delectable seafood in a serene, waterfront setting. The restaurant is particularly noted for incomparable freshness and quality. It’s also excellent value with a 2-for-1 word-of-mouth lunch special, which makes upscale seafood dining more affordable than dining at Red Lobster or Joe’s Crab Shack. Start with  whole roasted garlic and bread and continue on to the Langostino Salad, appetizing blackened langoustines served over a bed of crisp baby spinach leaves, topped with succulent caramelized onions and fiery pecan-goat cheese, tossed in walnut oil vinaigrette. Then indulge in some fresh blackened snapper or some other beautifully prepared fruit of the sea! There’s no 2-for-1 special for Sunday Brunch, but it’s one of the most popular in town, so arrive early if starting Sunday Funday at Blue Moon Fish Co.

AlanEATS: I must admit I was amazed when I first heard that this upscale fish joint on the intercoastal was doing a Sunday brunch buffet. At around $35, it’s not the most expensive in Fort Lauderdale, so I couldn’t imagine how they were going to pull it off. If you’ve never been to The Blue Moon Co. Sunday Buffet, your waiter will give you and your guests a tour that includes the four buffet food areas and two display areas for entrées and desserts. After the tour you are urged to go forth and eat—a lot.

You’ll find a variety of salads and garlic steamed mussels set up on the restaurant’s main bar. Nearby is the bread & waffle station. It’s no surprise that Blue Moon has a wonderful fresh raw bar stocked with oysters, clams, peel-and-eat shrimp and sauce options. Adjacent to the raw bar is the custom omelet station. When you’ve consumed your fill of the buffet your waiter will be pleased to bring you an unlimited number of specially prepared small plate entrées. Subject to change, these may include; Salmon Strudel, Crab Cakes, Louisiana Seafood Gumbo, Blackened Mahi Mahi with Vanilla Rum Butter; and Applewood Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Breast of Chicken. One Bloody Mary, Mimosa or Champagne is also included in the deal. Did I mention dessert? If you’re able, your waiter will bring you one of several on display.

So what do I recommend here? After ordering my Bloody Mary, I went directly for the Steamed Mussels, the salads and some bread. Trip two had me at the raw bar for a plate of those wonderful oysters, clams and shrimp. Believe it or not I passed on the omelet station, which is top rate, only because I have my sights on the wonderful entrée items. Try the Salmon, the Chicken and the Crab Cake. As for dessert, I asked my server to bring me anything chocolate—and I’ve never been disappointed. And yes, the view is nice too. Reservations are a must.

Blue Moon Fish Co. Restaurant Accolades

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Great Seafood
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Fantastic Brunch
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Amazing Desserts
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Hip, Cool & Chic
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Friendly Servers
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Healthy Food Choices
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Ideal Waterfron Location
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Fabulous Decor
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