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Seabar Spread

“If cameraman Korey (@KoreyDavisPhotography) doesn’t shoot it, I won’t eat it.”

I’ve been blessed to have visited some of the nation’s best seafood eateries including respected establishments like Pearl’s Oyster Bar in New York’s Greenwich Village.

Surprisingly, South Florida has an absence of quality and tasty seafood eateries, except for the phenomenal Sister Sarah’s Crab House, which is an absolute treasure.

Imagine my intrigue when I stumbled on yet another newly opened Black owned seafood restaurant in Ft. Lauderdale—Seabar Restaurant, located at 3582 W. Broward Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312.  The restaurant is hard to miss in the evening with a Broadway-like sign illuminating the words SEABAR.

My exuberance and anticipation grew from the immediate smell of frying and steaming crustaceans creating aromatics so enticing, it could have rivaled the Sirens song in luring ships to their tragic fate!  Fortunately for me, my fate would prove to be delicious as I perused the menu and began discussing my selections with owners, Taurus Boyd and Lykeisha Jenrette.

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Seabar Homemade Punch

The two recently engaged entrepreneurs started the business together; and instead of leaving their careers, they merged them all within Seabar, creating a scrumptious and hilarious merger.  Taurus is a bail bondsman and Lykeisha is a baker, they both loved seafood and enjoyed cooking, so it was only natural that Seabar was born. I think it’s spectacular that you can order fried lobster, get a cupcake, and bail your loved one out of jail in under 30 minutes! ONLY OUR PEOPLE!!!!!

We started our journey with a delicious fruity homemade drink ($2.00) that forced Kool-aid to have a damn seat.  It was sugary goodness all around.  Following the drink, I ordered the unique, colorful, and extremely flavorful Tropical Salad with Shrimp ($14.00).  You can have it without shrimp for only ($7.99).

The salad’s flavors and textures made it irresistible. Salty, sweet, crunchy, and tartness from the blue cheese crumbles created a much-appreciated harmonic balance of health and delectableness!  A MUST HAVE!

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Tropical Salad w/ Grilled Shrimp

Next, was the Lobster Burger and French fries ($17.99).  A seasoned fresh open faced Maine lobster tail, battered, and fried golden brown yielding succulent lobster meat topped with pickles, red onions, lettuce, baptized under Seabar’s secret sauce producing such a wonderful savor, I felt a prayer coming on, but decided to keep it to myself and continue enjoying God’s blessing.

Each bite was increasingly more delightful than the previous one.  The warm softly grilled bun gave it another notch of perfection as my teeth sank into this out of world lobster sandwich.  The French fries were a great companion, as each fry was seasoned to a preciseness, displaying individualized salt crystals glistening in majesty. A MUST HAVE.

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Lobster Burger ($17.99)

Following the Lobster Burger, I asked Lykeisha about the cupcakes calling my name. I decided to try the Chocolate Chip Cookie, Strawberry Shortcake, and Banana Pudding Cupcake!  WHY THE HELL DID I DO THAT! I know good and well I’m trying to get my Buddha gone, but thanks to this lady, not only is he not leaving anytime soon, he’s grown!

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Cupcake ($3.00)

These cupcakes are so $@&*!# good I ordered several to go and ate them curled on the floor in fetal position crying because I am so freaking weak. Keep me lifted people!

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Banana Pudding Cupcake ($3.00)

Well, to be honest, I %&#$@& up even more, because I also ordered one of her HOMEMADE CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES! Who in the hell is this woman? Who makes lobsters, bakes cupcakes, and has her fiancé bailing people out of jail in one business? This is just too much awesomeness under one roof! Those cookies were damn good folk. I’m writing too much, so I won’t waste more of your time praising them, if you like a classic soft, moist, and decadent cookie, this is where it’s at.

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Strawberry Shortcake Cupcake ($3.00)

Collecting myself after the dynamic baked goods experience, I cleaned my palate with some ginger ale and went back to work! PUTTING IN WORK FAM! Next up was more fried lobster, but with a side of steamed broccoli and an impressive seafood rice sautéed Chinese style with shrimp, sausage, veggies, and crab meat. The simplest explanation of my opinion of this rice would be that rice at the family reunion everyone eats before the other six or seven pans of rice sitting there waiting, but nobody’s touching it because the good rice is almost gone. Yeah, it’s that type of good. The broccoli was just broccoli, and was a bit soft, so I would get another veggie if you like your broccoli crispy. You can get a side of rice for only ($2.99) and order your protein separately if that fits your fancy.

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Rice ($2.99)

Next came my favorite item for both taste and price, the Baja style Fish Tacos ($9.99).  These little angels came with a creamy slaw, salsa fresco, and tender pieces of white fish fried to perfection.  Each fish nugget was incredibly seasoned, yet leaving enough room for a nice squeeze of lime or lemon juice giving it a nice citrusy zest, paying homage to the original Baja style tacos found throughout eateries all over L.A.

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Fish Tacos ($9.99)

Seabar was impressive in service, quality, and of course food options.  I apologize for not getting anything grilled, but it was one of those days where I just didn’t feel like eating grilled anything.  If you want your food grilled or steamed, you simply ask and they can accommodate.  The restaurant has some other tasty items on the menu including crab, chicken wings, and a grilled cheese sandwich I saw this lady eating on her way out the building. Folk standing inside raved about the wings, so I need to make a return visit to try them.

If you’re in the mood for great seafood, amazing baked desserts, or need to bail out Kiki for punching her baby daddy in the mouth for spending all the income tax money, Seabar GOT YOU.  I give them a solid 10 out of 10. There’s limited dining space so plan on taking your food to go. You can reach them at (954) 530-2602.  Also, check out my Facebook Live of our 2nd trip right below.

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Written by thehungryblackman

Starex Smith is an accomplished and experienced public administrator, fundraiser, foodie, and culinary business developer who has committed himself to maximizing the Black experience in the United States! He currently serves as Vice President of Strategy and Development for Black Tech Week with over twelve (12) years of experience in managing public/private partnerships, large scale events, and nonprofits. He has successfully raised over 20 million dollars in funding for various governmental entities, food companies, and individuals. Starex has assisted countless food industry businesses successfully obtain funding, taking mom and pop storefronts to scalable businesses. His success in working with restaurants sparked a passion for food and entrepreneurship which led to the launching of Sothern Bytes, a teaching platform food business dedicated to an ever evolving food industry with a focus on technology, culture and innovation. Having constantly run into stereotyping negatively affecting his dining and vacationing experiences, Starex decided to curate great destinations, restaurants, and discuss issues surrounding being a hungry Black man. Starex completed both his Bachelor’s and Master’s coursework in Public Administration at Florida International University where he served as president of the Black Student Union and Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Incorporated, Lambda Tau Chapter

9 comments

  1. i am a wordsmith and your description of the food was better than the photos! I can’t wait to enjoy this culinary, gastronomic delight in FT. Lauderdale! I anticipate the food will be just as succulent as your review! ~ South Beach Design Magic!

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  2. I hear the food is good but I also know that they fry everything using the same egg batter and the same grease…I’m allergic to Seafood…I don’t want my chicken wings fried using the same batter or grease that the lobster or any seafood was dipped and fried in.. ijs

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