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Point Royal

3555 S. Ocean Dr.
Hollywood, FL 33019
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  • Sunday through Thursday 5:30 to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday 5:30 to 11 p.m.
  • Local ingredients, Wheelchair accessible, Full service bar, Bottle Service, Business Dining, Free Wifi, Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining
  • Dinner
  • Full bar
  • Private Group Dining
  • Garage available, Validation, Valet
  • Reservations Accepted
Point Royal sits on the ground floor of the Diplomat Beach Resort. The restaurant is billed as coastal American, the type of place you can stop by for a burger and beer or for some oysters and a glass of wine. Once the site of the hotel's breakfast buffet room, Point Royal is a place you might expect panoramic ocean views. But instead, floor-to-ceiling windows overlook a crowded patio. If you dine at night, it's dark, so the lack of view doesn't matter much. The decor evokes Old Florida, Cuba, and the galley of a yacht. Paneled walls look like a boat's hull, tiny tables are etched with compass designs, and massive potted trees and plants arch over tables and doorways. When it comes to the food, certain aspects are recognizable: generous and complimentary bread service, a plethora of crudo options, handmade pastas, and soups. Where Point Royal really hits its stride is the more entrée-like dishes. The shrimp-and-grits main course isn't reinvented, just executed beautifully. Head-on shrimp are cooked to tender perfection, mixed with a homemade shrimp and swordfish sausage, and set atop a creamy bed of grits. The dish is a reminder that you don't need to do new things if you do old things right.

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