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Southport Raw Bar & Restaurant

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It all started in the early 1970's when two New Yorkers came to town and stumbled upon this cute little beer and wine raw bar that at that time was owned by a man called Ted Twist. We will talk a little about Ted further along. The two chaps from New York, Carmine and Mickey, were in the printing business together and decided to move their families down to Florida and try there luck in the restaurant business. At that time Fort Lauderdale was still a very undeveloped little beach town. Who would have thought that it would become one of the most desirable places to live in Florida, not to mention the Country.

Well, they were very successful after all and the rest is history as the Southport Raw Bar lives on. Over the past thirty plus years we have served many famous people and many generations of locals and we plan to be here for quite some time. Carmine and Mickey started selling their share in the restaurant in 1998 and the three managers, Jack, Pat and Buddy, purchased the Raw Bar. Between the three of them they have almost one hundred years of experience at this restaurant and plan to have many more!

Southport Raw Bar & Restaurant

Details

It all started in the early 1970's when two New Yorkers came to town and stumbled upon this cute little beer and wine raw bar that at that time was owned by a man called Ted Twist. We will talk a little about Ted further along. The two chaps from New York, Carmine and Mickey, were in the printing business together and decided to move their families down to Florida and try there luck in the restaurant business. At that time Fort Lauderdale was still a very undeveloped little beach town. Who would have thought that it would become one of the most desirable places to live in Florida, not to mention the Country.

Well, they were very successful after all and the rest is history as the Southport Raw Bar lives on. Over the past thirty plus years we have served many famous people and many generations of locals and we plan to be here for quite some time. Carmine and Mickey started selling their share in the restaurant in 1998 and the three managers, Jack, Pat and Buddy, purchased the Raw Bar. Between the three of them they have almost one hundred years of experience at this restaurant and plan to have many more!