Our DON'T MISS place whenever we overnight in Ft. Lauderdale is the Rustic Inn Crab House. Rustic is truly the word, it is a shack sitting on pilings in the bayou. It is usually crowded and you get to sit on the screened front porch while you wait to be led to your seat at a long wooden table with an oilcloth tablecloth and newspapers spread over that. Not a very prepossessing start to the evening -- but when they bring out that heaping bowl of steamed crab to your liking, blue, golden, garlic, whatever, with a wooden mallet to crack them, you will be in crab-lover's heaven!
You can see a picture of me with my giant bowl of crab, my bib, and a big smile, at Royal Princess Review
. The Rustic Inn web page is Rustic Inn - World Famous Garlic Crabs TM - Home
Have a GREAT cruise!