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2010/11/28 13:11:20 (permalink)

Fort Lauderdale FL

I'm going to Fort Lauderdale Florida at the end of January and wanted to know what places are good to eat at.
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    wheregreggeats.com
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    Re:Fort Lauderdale FL 2010/11/28 16:01:25 (permalink)
     
    Not that I can help, but I'll be watching the thread because I think I'll be blazing the trail for you sometime in the next few weeks.
     
    Are you driving.  If so, The Brickyard in Daytona is a must stop.
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    Re:Fort Lauderdale FL 2010/11/28 20:13:40 (permalink)
    IntelligentT82, The place to see and be seen.....Las Olas Boulevard.  You can get a good meal in a trendy sidewalk cafe, but my favorite is Casa DeLuca for old school Italian food.  On US1 in Pompano Beach, just before The Church of the Seven Bells.
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    Re:Fort Lauderdale FL 2010/11/29 09:49:59 (permalink)
    If you're into trucks...Deep South BBQ off Sunrise will certianly hit the spot.
    map 3101 Sunrise for location.  It's about 2 blocks past the service station on the left in an open lot by the Swap Shop, look for the garlic crab walk board sign.
    Of course the grand daddy of Q in FLL is Tom Jenkins on South  Federal Highway.
    There's a fabulous tacqueria, Dona Raquel's on South dixie Highway betweeen East Cypress and Atlantic.  Get off Atlantic exit on I-95 and turn right on Dixie Highway, just past 8th Ave.
     For Chinese try Toa-Toa in Sunrise, 4145 NW88th Ave. in the Pine Plaza.
     
    Downtown, you can get a good prix fixe meal at Himmershae's on the trendy Sw 2nd Street (great bar next door).  
     
    Mangos on Las Olas has a good burger.  You're near enough to try Le Mer's in Dania Beach  for their over hyped burger you want too.  And there are 2 Primati Brothers in the area, do the one near the beach though.
    And I like Kelly's Landing on SW 17th St. for New England style seafood.  Very casual spot.
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    Re:Fort Lauderdale FL 2010/11/29 10:54:42 (permalink)
    Not right in downtown (north on Rt 1) is Jack's Famous Burgers.  {On left hand side in an old Burger Chef.} Got this one from "wheregreggeats" Have a great trip! 
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    Re:Fort Lauderdale FL 2010/11/30 05:16:45 (permalink)
    One of my favorite places near Ft. Lauderdale is The Whale's Rib in Deerfield Beach. It's steps from the ocean and they have some good fish sandwiches(dolphin,the fish) and whale fries(very thin fried potatoes). Large selection of beer and full bar. They also have a full menu of seafood. I haven't been there for several years now but from the reviews I've been reading the food is still good. Service with a smile..well.. today you take your chances anywhere. They were featured on Diners Drive-Ins and Dives but I was going there long before that. Parking is limited because it is in a small strip plaza but there is a municipal lot across the street. It's nautical inside and crowded usually. And the prices are a bit steep but the food is good. I think it would be a good experience for you.
     
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    post edited by mountain traveler - 2010/11/30 05:40:41
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    Re:Fort Lauderdale FL 2010/12/01 19:57:38 (permalink)
    Didn't find many eateries but did find a great divey type bar across from the beach. It's called the Elbo Room.The drinks were ggenuinely roadfood-worthy.
    The Elbo Room
    241 South Fort Lauderdale Boulevard
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
    (954) 463-4615

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    Re:Fort Lauderdale FL 2010/12/02 09:12:32 (permalink)
    The Elbo Room has been around forever!  Couldn't get near the place during spring breaks form college.
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    Re:Fort Lauderdale FL 2010/12/02 10:29:12 (permalink)
    My wife and I have been to Lester's diner a few times and never been disappointed.  Good dinner specials and desserts.  Especially good if you fly in late as it isn't far from the airport and is always open. 
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    Re:Fort Lauderdale FL 2010/12/02 11:24:05 (permalink)
    I haven't been to the Elbo Room since 1962! I was inspired. I made an "Elbo Room" sign for my dad's basement bar/den back in 1962. I have since inherited the sign and it hangs in my office/library.

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    Re:Fort Lauderdale FL 2010/12/03 08:28:58 (permalink)
    Flanigan's is a local chain of bar/restaurants in the area. I find their Tumbleweed Onions addictive. Pittsburgh's Primanti Brothers also have a place in Ft. Lauderdale Beach.
    http://www.flanigans.net/
    http://www.primantibros.com/01locations.html 
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    Re:Fort Lauderdale FL 2010/12/03 09:22:04 (permalink)
    cavandre

    Flanigan's is a local chain of bar/restaurants in the area. I find their Tumbleweed Onions addictive. Pittsburgh's Primanti Brothers also have a place in Ft. Lauderdale Beach.
    http://www.flanigans.net/
    http://www.primantibros.com/01locations.html 

     
    cavandre, Right around the corner from Primanti's is a Penn State bar.  I forgot the name, but this place was a hoot.
     
    The Mariner is probably headed there now
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    Re:Fort Lauderdale FL 2010/12/03 09:34:07 (permalink)
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    Didn't find many eateries but did find a great divey type bar across from the beach. It's called the Elbo Room.The drinks were ggenuinely roadfood-worthy.
    The Elbo Room
    241 South Fort Lauderdale Boulevard
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
    (954) 463-4615


    EdSails, Great post.  I've been loving The Elbo Room for over 30 years.  
     
     
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    Re:Fort Lauderdale FL 2010/12/03 20:03:26 (permalink)
    Thanks Joe. I realy did like the place. Would have even taken more pics---------but I would have had to move! Well, at least I got part of this sign......

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    Re:Fort Lauderdale FL 2010/12/03 21:14:10 (permalink)
    Intell...
    it will depend on how much you want to spend down here...There are some fantastic places on the beach itself...
    For a party type atmosphere...go to lulu's bait shack at beach place just down the street from the elbo room where they made..."where the boys are" with connie francis...,there are also a few restaurants on three floors and most have a ocean view and ..on the beach..not too pricey and a good drink specials
     
    also...and a bit pricey... casablanca restaurant, great food...on the beach as well as a few other restaurants that you can easily walk to and from...most have outdoor seating and are now starting to have the south beach feel to them with different kinds of music from flamenco to dance  ... for a prime steak there is Shulas steak house (yes coach don shula from miami dolphins fame) ...you can also go to the "W" hotel...where you'll find trendy folks to celebs...all the places are between 17th street causeway and sunrise blvd...on a1a...as someone mentioned, you can go to las olas (some really great dining) or himmarshie (where on the weekend is jammed packed) ... you can also try as someone else mentioned..Jacks hamburgers on federal highway, west side of street before commercial blvd going north on federal highway (also called US1).. they grind the chuck on premises and the meat just melts in your mouth...been around for like 50 years and cheap, cost wise......or go to the east end of commercial blvd. towards the beach and go to shooters on the intercoastal and watch the boats dock and go by...
    Not too far from all this is also the hard rock (about 15 minutes away)... or you can dine at the new restaurants in hallandale at the race track...some great new dining and not far from ft. lauderdale...on US1... Valentinos Cucino's Italian...and for fish...15th street fisheries off of 17th st. causeway as well as mexican on 17th st...carlos and pepe's...there is also Blue Martini and a few other restaurants in the same complex by the gelleria mall on sunrise blvd close to the beach...
     
    Hope this helps
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    Re:Fort Lauderdale FL 2010/12/06 16:26:05 (permalink)
    Been too long since I lived there...but some of the best funky places are down near the boating community on 17th St....There's a place in a shopping mall there (on the left headed towards the water) that has the best seafood and fried clams with bellies. Run by folks form New Engl;and originally.   Nearby, the quarterdeck and anothyer place across the street offer up fine food.
     
    Head up AIA to where it intersects Commerical Blvd and there's a great funky open air (sort of...covered, but open) bar/restaurant with killer Conch Fritters, great drinks and often a live steel band. Spent many a night in there.and afternoons as well since the bar drinks are good. a block away from A1A
     
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    Re:Fort Lauderdale FL 2010/12/11 15:53:03 (permalink)
    clam...are you talking about Arubas Cafe...?...that's a great place as well....
     
    and if you want a fantastic and huge sub...just west on the south side of commercial blvd. about 500 yards away from arubas cafe on olive st. I believe is, laspadas subs...voted number 1 numerous times throughout the years...the subs are fantastic...didn't I just say that...
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    Re:Fort Lauderdale FL 2011/04/11 14:49:16 (permalink)
    but my favorite is Casa DeLuca for old school Italian food.  On US1 in Pompano Beach, just before The Church of the Seven Bells.

     
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    Re:Fort Lauderdale FL 2011/04/11 15:46:42 (permalink)
    Crew84 is right on the mark with all the places he mentioned. I would also suggest Croissant Time (French) and Gran Forno (Italian) bakeries for breakfast and lunch. The 11th Street Annex is also excellent for a true Florida lunch. I also like Jack's as a local hamburger spot. I wouldn't go to Mangos or Flanigans, but the Elbo Room is a classic!
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    Re:Fort Lauderdale FL 2011/04/12 07:15:47 (permalink)
    Outdoor dining, fresh seafood, very reasonable prices.....The Bimini Boatyard is the place to go.
     
    Stone crabs were $23/pound, oysters(Apalachicola)$10/dozen, conch fritters were excellent and the setting was second to none!


     
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    Re:Fort Lauderdale FL 2011/04/12 15:44:34 (permalink)
    The "Pointy Haired Guy" hasn't let me down yet!  
     

     
    Just about two miles south, past the airport on US-1.  
     
    Just so happened that todays lunch special was lamb shanks(shown in video).  Winner, winner, lamb shank dinner(sorry)  The shank was excellent, and huge!  Served with real mashed potatoes and typical, overcooked green beans for a paltry $11.99.  The sauce was soooo good, I may try this at home.
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    Re:Fort Lauderdale FL 2011/04/13 08:37:40 (permalink)
    A lot of one- and two-star reviews on Yelp for Grampa's.
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    Re:Fort Lauderdale FL 2011/04/13 20:06:57 (permalink)
    MiamiDon, Grandpa did good by us....very good!

    MrDe MilleI'm ready for my close-up!

     
    This was an exquisite meal for any restaurant, let alone a dinner.  The menu itself was typical diner stuff, but the specials were outrageous. 
     
    Hey Don, believe it or not, this was a work trip.  I had other people traveling with me or I would have reached out to you.
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    Re:Fort Lauderdale FL 2011/04/13 20:09:21 (permalink)
    Oh, and Ed Sails....I toasted to you also!

     
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    Re:Fort Lauderdale FL 2011/04/14 03:17:40 (permalink)
    Right back atcha, Joe!
     

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    Re:Fort Lauderdale FL 2011/04/14 07:14:57 (permalink)
    It sure looks good!
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