RE: Conch Chowder
Ernie's is great. When ever I visit my sister in Fort Lauderdale, I have to go several times during my stay. They have great conch chowder, fritters, and a killer conch salad. Sort of like a ceviche with conch, tomato, green pepper, garlic, spices, etc. soaked in a lemon or lime vinegar based dressing. Also killer pork BBQ sandwiches on Bimini bread and real key lime pie.
The place has an eclectic clientle - from locals who may be a bit down on their luck, to business people, to kids going for a pre or post prom meal, to wedding receptions, law enforcement, etc.
For those who may want to try conch chowder, it can be ordered on line from: The Green Turtle Cannery - also have turtle soup/chowder, turtle consomme and canned key lime pie filling. As a disclaimer, I do not have, nor do any of my family members, nor any of our frieds, at lest that I know of, have any fiduciary connection with this company, well except for the fact that I order from them and pay them for their product. Enjoy