BEST RESTAURANT TO TAKE THE KIDS
Aruba Beach Cafe
1 Commercial Blvd., Lauderdale-by-the-Sea; 954-776-0001; ArubaBeachCafe.com
Sure, there can be a sloshy, “wastin’ away” vibe by the bar on a Sunday afternoon, but beyond that you’ll find a sunny, family-friendly, indoor-outdoor spot bustling with breezy, colorful distractions — not to mention the kid-approved Bimini bread (go large with the $4 loaf). Aruba Beach Cafe is also that rare South Florida restaurant that is, literally, right on the sand, steps from the ocean, Anglin’s Fishing Pier and the shops around Anglin’s Square.