If you are planning on spending any time in South Florida and on the Intracoastal Waterway, make sure to dock and step ashore to the hot spot of the moment – YOT.
Located in the Lauderdale Marine Center, a hub of all things yachting in Fort Lauderdale, YOT is the perfect spot for a weekend brunch, an afternoon lunch or a delightful dinner. The restaurant boasts stunning views from its prime waterside location, and guests can delight the senses with a mouthwatering menu comprising appetizers – such as the much-raved-about crispy brussels sprouts; an adventurous salad selection – including wasabi shrimp, and traditional Floridian burgers and lobster rolls. Those with a sweet tooth will be equally delighted by the guava cheesecake, chocolate fondant and South Florida classic Key lime pie.
YOT’s waterside bar, which is situated right on the dock, is the perfect place to enjoy a sundowner while overlooking your yacht in the perfect light as the last of the sun’s rays hit the water.
In addition to a full wine list and selection of beers, YOT’s master mixologists shake up some spectacular cocktails behind the bar. Sip on the Lauderdale Mule, YOT’s take on the popular classic libation; savor the rum-based Marina Mile, or if you’re a traditionalist at heart, try the rum-based Marina Mile or the YOTsea Mango Margarita. Whatever your tipple, you cannot help but soak up the relaxed vibes at YOT.
YOT coordinates are 26º 05’ 53” N, 80º 09’ 58” W; New River South Fork. Dock hours for YOT are 10 am to 10 pm daily. The restaurant itself is open Sunday to Thursday from 11 am to 10 pm and Friday and Saturday from 11 am to 10 pm. YOT also offers a daily happy hour at the bar that runs all day Monday and from 4 pm until close Tuesday to Sunday. Additionally, brunch is available from 11 am to 4 pm on Saturdays and Sundays and during those hours you can enjoy bottomless Bloody Marys, Bellinis, mimosas and Strongbow ciders.