Updated: February 12, 2020

Lunch on Friday and Saturday – can be purchased at Goldcoast Ballroom

Lunch on both Friday and Saturday can be purchased at our venue, Goldcoast Ballroom.

Lunch at Goldcoast Ballroom on Friday & Saturday, February 29-29

As last year, Goldcoast Ballroom will offer a Salad Bar (from behind the Bar area in the Ballroom) all day on Friday and all day on Saturday. Similar to last year, you can purchase a salad with makings of your choice from the Salad Bar. The Salad Bar will remain open all day on Friday and on Saturday.

Goldcoast has indicated that they will also offer a special hot home-made vegetarian vegetable soup, and one or two sandwich options (including a turkey and swiss sandwich), with potato salad. Or you can also purchase a combo of soup, salad, and/or sandwich. In addition, they have said they will offer a fruit bowl or fruit salad, and a yogurt cup with fresh fruit and granola, and a roll or criossant.

Iced tea, other beverages, coffee and tea will be available for purchase in the Ballroom.

We will again supply bottled water for all Competitors, free of charge, throughout the Competition Day and Evening Sessions.

Dinner on Friday – On your Own

Dinner on Friday will be on your own. There will be a break of approximately two hours between our Friday Daytime and Friday Evening Sessions.

Dinner on Friday will be available at our Host Hotel, the Fort Lauderdale Marriott North, in its Blue Fire Grill Restaurant or via Room Service, or at restaurants located in a shopping center within walking distance from the Hotel. The Hotel provides a Free Shuttle to go to restaurants within a three mile radius of the Hotel! (For more information about the Free Shuttle to restaurants, contact the Front Desk at the Hotel, after you check-in.)

A list of some of the restaurants located at or near our Host Hotel and others in the vicinity of Goldcoast Ballroom is found further below ».

Snacks and Grapes in the Ballroom on Friday Evening

CookiesCrackers & Cheese with GrapesSnacks and grapes and cookies will be provided in the Ballroom (included in your Competitor Pass) during the Friday Evening Session.

Bottled water will be provided for Competitors in the Ballroom, throughout the Competition.

See the Schedule page for more detailed information on the Schedule. All Times and Events shown are Preliminary and subject to change. Please check the Schedule page often.

Hot Buffet Dinner Opening the Saturday Evening Session – Included!

A Hot Buffet Dinner on Saturday Evening at Goldcoast Ballroom is included in your Competitor Pass! (Unless you are dancing only in Specialty/ Social Dances at a reduced fee, in which case you can purchase your Evening Spectator Ticket with or without Dinner, on the Spectator Tickets page of this website.)

The Buffet Dinner will be catered by Carrabbas Restaurant!! It will include as Hot Entrees Carrabbas’ delicious and very popular Chicken Marsala, a selection of sides including Penne Carrabba, Sauteed Broccoli, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Penne Pomodoro, and Carrabbas’ famous and very popular Italian Salad, accompanied by Hot rolls, and Olive oil dip. Several of the Entrees, Sides, and Salads are designated by Carrabbas as gluten-free and/or vegetarian.

Carrabbas Italian Grille Collage

Iced tea, other beverages, and coffee and tea will be available in the Ballroom.

Bottled water will be provided for competitors throughout the Competition.

The Buffet Dinner will be available to competitors starting at approximately 5:45 PM, and will continue to be replenished during the Evening Session until approximately 8:00 PM, to give competitors flexibility in your choice of time(s) to eat and graze. The Buffet will be available for Spectators with dinner tickets, starting at 6:00 pm.

Food & Dining on your own:

Restaurants Located in or Near our Host Hotel, The Fort Lauderdale Marriott North:

Our Host Hotel, the Fort Lauderdale Marriott North, offers breakfast buffet, lunch, and dinner in its Blue Fire Grill Restaurant. See our Hotel page for more information and pictures of the Hotel and the Blue Fire Grille Restaurant.

The Host Hotel has agreed to make available a Buffet Dinner in the Blue Fire Grille on Friday early evening, in order to accommodate our Competitors who may wish to eat dinner quickly.

In addition, several restaurants, an LA Fitness, Office Depot, a movie theater, and other stores are located in the Cypress Creek Station Shopping Center, about 2 blocks South on Andrews Avenue from our Host Hotel.

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Cypress Creek Station Shopping Center - LA Fitness

Cypress Creek Station Shopping Center - Aerial view

Cypress Creek Station Shopping Center –
Aerial View (Click to Enlarge)

Many dancers suggest Sweet Tomatoes Salad Bar, located in the Cypress Creek Station Shopping Center, for a healthful lunch or light dinner.


See also Trip Advisor’s List of Restaurants Near the Fort Lauderdale Marriott North.

Restaurants Near Goldcoast Ballroom:

A few restaurants are located within walking distance, and several restaurants are located within easy driving distance of Goldcoast Ballroom, our Competition venue.

Here are a few suggestions:

In the Same Shopping Center where Goldcoast Ballroom is Located:

There are three small restaurants located a few doors away from Goldcoast Ballroom, in the same shopping Center:

  • MCK Fusion Cafe (Latin American fare), a few doors down (farther South).
  • Magnolia Wok (for take-out Chinese food) next door (South of Goldcoast Ballroom), and
  • Swirl Wine Bistro, with appetizers and light meals right next door (North of Goldcoast Ballroom) – generally not speedy.

Near Goldcoast Ballroom (Walking Distance Away – though a fairly long walk):

» A Publix Supermarket with Deli is located just south of Goldcoast Ballroom in an adjacent shopping center (walking distance):

Publix Supermarket & Deli
4849 Coconut Creek Pkwy
Coconut Creek, FL 33063-3944
Telephone: (954) 975-2490

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Publix near Goldcoast

» A Subway Restaurant/ Sandwich Shop. We recommend this Great & FAST – Sandwich Shop/ Deli. It is located in the same Shopping Center with Publix – though a longer walk, but very short drive (see map).
Subway Restaurant
4967 Coconut Creek Pky
Space #60 Coconut Creek Plaza
Coconut Creek, FL 33063, USA
Telephone: 954-979-7886

Subway - Foot Long Sandwiches

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Subway Sandwich Shop near Goldcoast Ballroom






» Bella Roma Pizzeria & Restaurant – Restaurant + Accept Orders for Pick-up & Delivery (See map for walking and driving directions, distance and time)

Bella Roma Pizzeria & Restaurant
4301 Coconut Creek Pkwy
Coconut Creek, FL 33066
Telephone: 954-978-8800

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Bella Roma Pizzaria & Restaurant






A Short Driving Distance from Goldcoast Ballroom in Coconut Creek – if you have more time:

» Check out some of the 14 Restaurants and Cafes located at the Promenade Shopping Center, 4443 Lyons Road, Coconut Creek, FL 33073, just about 3 miles North of Goldcoast Ballroom on Lyons Road.

» See TripAdvisor’s list of : Restaurants in Coconut Creek

» For casual and quick cuisine (no frills) near Goldcoast Ballroom, some dancers suggest:

Sirloin (Image courtesy of Wikipedia Commons)Lester’s Diner
4701 Coconut Creek Parkway
Margate, FL 33063
Phone: (954) 979-4722
A quite reasonably priced “no-frills” diner located only about 1 mile from Goldcoast Ballroom:

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Lester's Diner

Restaurants for a More Leisurely Dinner or for Lunch on Another Day:

Boca Raton

Enjoy a drive about 12 miles North from our Competition venue, and see the beautiful, Mediterranean Boca Raton, Florida.

Boca Raton has a myriad of good restaurants – for a more leisurely lunch or dinner.

» See TripAdvisors list of: Restaurants in Boca Raton.

» See also Zagat’s list of the 8 Must-Try Restaurants in Boca Raton.

» Some dancers recommend:
Max’s Grille in Mizner Park, Boca Raton
“a modern american bistro” – Great food (reservations suggested)
Eat indoors or outdoors, and enjoy a stroll in the glamorous Mizner Park shopping area, with its beautiful Spanish Colonial architecture by Addison Mizner.

In the Fort Lauderdale Beach Area

» See TripAdvisor’s: Fort Lauderdale Beach Restaurants

» For an excellent restaurant with spectacular views, right on the Ocean, some dancers recommend:

Seawatch on the Ocean

SeaWatch Restaurant On The Ocean
6002 North Ocean Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33308
Phone: 954.781.2200

About 12 miles from Goldcoast Ballroom


Downtown Fort Lauderdale & The Greater Fort Lauderdale Area

Fancy Fish Entre (Image courtesy of Wikipedia Commons)Visit downtown Fort Lauderdale and stroll on the glamorous Las Olas Boulevard. While there, enjoy dinner or lunch:

» Some dancers recommend:

Any of the Award-Winning Restaurants on Las Olas Boulevard recommended on the website of the Riverside Hotel on Las Olas.


» Timpano
Less formal; bistro atmosphere. Great food – lunch or dinner

» See also, Zagat’s Guide to the Best Restaurants in Fort Lauderdale

Restaurants and Night Spots in Miami and Miami Beach

» For restaurants in the Miami area, see Zagat’s Guide to the Best Restaurants in Miami.


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