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Ale House - Fort Lauderdale
954-565-5747      Map     Menu      top

Great food values and lots of beer and ale on draught. Famous for their "Zinger" Chicken Wings. Have an Appetizer, a T-Bone Steak, or Live Main Lobster. Watch sports on over 40 TV's. Superbowl Sunday is always an event here. Thursday night is Ladies's Night, ladies drink free, 10PM to 2AM, well drinks, domestic drinks and house wine. Live DJ, Prizes and Giveaways!

America's Backyard
954-727-0950      Map     Menu      top

You are invited to join our backyard party! Have fun with us while we are grillin’ & chillin’…and dancin’! America’s Backyard is proud to present our brand new kitchen featuring a full menu! We’ll be grillin’ Wednesdays-Friday from 5pm-12am, Saturdays and Sundays from 11am - 12am. A great late night menu will be available until 4am! 

Wednesdays Happy Hour 5pm-9pm, 2-4-1 U-Call-It, 5 for $5 Happy Hour Menu & Ladies Night! Ladies drink free all night! 9pm-close. Live Jazz Every Sunday 11am-4pm.

Betty's Soul-Food Restaurant
954-583-9121      Map      top

This is the real finger lickin good Ft. Lauderdale Restaurant serving up food for the soul or soul-food as it is known as in the deep south.

Feast on southern fried chicken, pork chops and barbecue ribs, complete with collard greens, black-eyed peas and mac & cheese. Specializing in hot, home cooked biscuits, take-out & delivery service (catering available). All foods are fried in corn & canola oil low in saturated fats and no cholesterol.

Finish up with a slice of homemade sweet potato pie

Big City Tavern
954-727-0307      Map     Menu      top

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In all of the major cities there were great taverns downtown, full of tradition, where you could always get a great drink and a meal, Big City Tavern is such a place in downtown on Las Olas.

Brooks Restaurant - Deerfield Beach
954-427-9302      Map     Menu      top

Perfect for that special occasion, or just an evening out! Four delicious courses served elegantly with white gloves. Enjoy a superb selection of over 150 discriminating wines. Try our Crisp Duckling Montmorency, make with black bing cherries and kirschwasser.

Extensive menu options are available by reservation for your special occasion or family dinner. Do you have children? Bring them along! We even have a very special "Sweet Surprise" for our little diners. Please call ahead of time to ensure that there will be seating available.

California Pizza Kitchen
954-565-1196      Map     Menu      top

CPK, It's Pizza like only a California could make. Excellent salads and a great place to bring the family.

They serve exotic pizza creations like, Mango Tandoori Chicken; grilled tandoori chicken, mango, mild onions, red peppers and Mozzarella cheese on a spicy golden curry sauce. Topped with fresh cilantro and a sweet mango chili sauce.

Their most popular pizza, the original Barbecued
Chicken, was introduced in their first restaurant
in Beverly Hills in 1985.

954-765-1950      Map     Menu      top

Uptown Creative Southwestern Cuisine set Canyon apart from every restaurant in the county. Featuring dishes like, masala dusted bison skewers, wasabi ginger marinated beef, tequila + jalapeno smoked salmon tostada, ancho chili crusted shrimp tapas, brie + wild mushroom quesadilla. A bit crazy? Yes, but delicious.

Catfish Dewey's
954-566-5333      Map     Menu      top

Catfish, Catfish, Catfish! Welcome to Catfish Dewey's. Established in 1984, Dewey's is a family owned and operated restaurant dedicated to offering the finest seafood available for the best value.

Our specialty is farm raised catfish, but our menu is quite diverse. We have a variety of all-you-can-eat specials like Shrimp, Clams, Sea Scallops, Fresh Florida Stone Crab - All You Can Eat!, Alaskan Snow Crab Legs, BBQ Baby Back Ribs as well as generous traditional portion meals.

Dewey's is a bit of country in the city. Reserve early for our monthly country Hoe-down.

Featuring All You Can Eat Stone Crabs!

Champp's Americana
954-491-9335      Map     Menu      top

Sure, we're a sports bar. Just don't let our chefs hear you say that. Because here you can enjoy the best recipes from every corner of America, each expertly prepared in an open kitchen where you can watch all the action.

Lunch, dinner, happy hour, late night. Anytime is a great time to sit down to huge burgers made fresh by hand. Crisp salads piled high. Turkey and chicken roasted in our own rotisseries. Ribs slowly basted for hours until they're falling off the bone.

And decadent desserts that just might be worth the trip all by themselves. Take a look at our menu and you'll see why Champps is not your average sports bar.

Cheesecake Factory, The
954-463-1999      Map     Menu      top

Famous for their desserts, don't overlook their excellent meals while on Las Olas Blvd. We have great burgers like our Kobe, made with American Kobe Beef with Sautéed Mushrooms.

Other specialties include our, humble Shepherd's Pie, Hungarian Goulash, Beer Battered Fish and Chips, Chicken Madeira & Steak Diane Combo. Eat, enjoy but don't forget the cheesecake.

Zagat's "Most Popular" eateries are both on Las Olas, Mark's and the Cheesecake Factory.

Cracker Barrel - Deerfield Beach
954-426-4100      Map     Menu      top

Here at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, our Lunch & Dinner menus offer home style country cooking with quality ingredients prepared from scratch throughout the day. You'll find everything you love about country cooking, plus a few items that might surprise you. And just in case you're in the mood for breakfast, you can order it anytime of the day.

Creolina's Dixie Takeout
954-524-2003      Map     Menu      top

Owner-chef Mark Sulzinski' brings a bit of New Orleans Big Easy to S.W. Ft. Lauderdale. Creolina's is one of the best classic Cajun-Creole cooking restaurants in South Florida.

Be sure to try our great: gumbo, shrimp remoulade appetizer, jambalaya, crawfish bisque or etoufee, seafood bouillabaisse, our red beans and rice and finish up with our famous bread pudding with bourbon sauce.

Dairy Queen
954-566-5735      Map      top

This is, has been, and continues to be an original neighborhood Dairy Queen, no burgers, no air-conditioned dining room, just a walk up window and concrete patio tables from which you savor your blizzard's and chocolate dipped cones and soft serve banana splits.

954-491-1019      Map     Menu      top

Denny's on US1 and East Commercial Boulevard, Open 24 Hours a day.

Downtowner Saloon & Steakhouse
954-463-9800      Map     Menu      top

Situated on one of the oldest sites in Ft. Lauderdale, the Downtowner has a long and varied history. First erected in 1925, the arcade is a premier Boom period example of classic Mediterranean Revival architecture. Today, the brick arches and colonnades seem to harbor countless reflections throughout its years, from 1925 to the present, some things retain the charm and elegance of bygone days.

Oh, by the way... we serve great Steaks, a fabulous Sunday Bunch and a waterfront view!

Duffy's Sports Grill
954-713-6363       Map     Menu      top

Fort Lauderdale Location Now Open - Offering a Great selection of American Sports Comfort Food served in a Sports Bar atmosphere.

Duffy's offers two Premium Happy Hours everyday. from 4-7pm and 9pm to close. Our Premium Happy Hours feature Premium Cocktails, Imported Beer and 
Wine 2 For 1.

Duffy's has an awesome selection of fine sports bar appetizers to kick off the cocktail hours.

Then it's off to the Pasta, Burgers, Ribs, Seafood and Steaks...

Two Premium Happy Hours Daily

East City Grill
954-659-3339      Map     Menu     Menu 2      top

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Darrel and Oliver’s East City Grill is South Florida’s “go-to” spot for Creative American Cuisine. Located in Weston, Town Center, the restaurant boasts an eclectic clientele. Families enjoy the friendly atmosphere and culinary classics served with a twist.

East City Grill manages to do the impossible. A restaurant that is friendly and familiar enough for everyday dining, yet retains a sleek sophistication that makes it perfect for those special evenings.

Egg & You
954-564-2045      Map      top

Famous for serving Breakfast to Fort Lauderdale Residents for over 50 years. Also serving lunch and dinner.

Exit 66
954-357-9981      Map      top

Whoever said that first class is the way to travel was clearly misguided. Road tripping is the not-so new way to travel in style, as long as it guarantees your destination is Exit 66 Dance Club. More than just a destination point, Exit 66 is your road to nightlife.

A fusion of the all American life, with a dose of 60’s American kitsch, Exit 66 will house something for everyone, check out the retro Polynesian pop at Chiki Tiki. Should their hunger need satisfying, a classic American menu is available at Woody’s Pleasure Liner Diner.

Though, should even the most ambitious care to venture past the velvet ropes into VIP Burlesque territory, they will enjoy only the best of Madame B.Atch’s Bunny Ranch.

Dance nightly to the music to resident D.J. Matt Spector.

Flanigan's - East Commercial Blvd.
954-493-5329      Map     Menu      top

World famous BBQ baby back ribs and WayTooBig Sandwiches, Philadelphia Cheese Steak just like they sell in downtown Philly, with plenty of sautéed beef, onions, mushrooms and melted Swiss American cheese.

How about 10 oz. Burgers, These are a full ten ounces of char broiled beef - 25% bigger than most hamburgers you'll get anywhere! Do not attempt to lift this burger with one hand without extensive strength conditioning.

All selections are served on a toasted Kaiser roll with lettuce, tomato, pickle and seasoned French fries. We almost forgot to mention that Flanigan's has a full liquor bar.

Flashback Diner & Coffeehouse
954-454-8300      Map     Menu      top

Open 24 Hours! With the feel of a small town diner, the Flashback Diner has heaping servings of comfort food, great hours, an extensive menu, fantastic service and plenty of desserts from which to choose.

Flashback is great at any time of day. Whether it be for Sunday brunch or a late night snack.

The full menu is available 24/7

The Floridian
954-463-4041      Map      top

One of the oldest restaurants in Fort Lauderdale, a true American Diner that has been a tradition since 1937. Start your day with a great breakfast, omelets are a specialty here. Have a modestly priced deli sandwich for lunch or today's blue pate special for dinner. Come anytime, The Floridian is open 24/7. Not only the best value on Las Olas, but it is a great value anywhere.

Fort Lauderdale Ale House
954-565-5747      Map     Menu      top

Great food values and lots of beer and ale on draught. Famous for their "Zinger" Chicken Wings. Have an Appetizer, a T-Bone Steak, or Live Main Lobster. Watch sports on over 40 TV's. Superbowl Sunday is always an event here.

Thursday night is Ladies's Night, ladies drink free, 10PM to 2AM, well drinks, domestic drinks and house wine. Live DJ, Prizes and Giveaways!

Hi-Life Cafe
954-563-1395      Map     Menu      top

A Zagat rated Top 40 Florida Restaurants and America's Best Meals, Hi-Life Café's worldly menu presents a culinary delight for your dining pleasure. With their award-winning contemporary American cuisine, Chef Carlos Fernandez and Host Chuck Smith have created an ambiance that feels as if you are a guest at a private party in their own dining room. 

Upon entering this upscale bistro, you are greeted with a fresh flower arrangement on their granite topped wine and champagne bar. Each candlelit dining table is adorned with a fresh rose in the romantic, softly lit dining room. Hi-Life Café is a unique, intimate restaurant featuring fine food and great ambiance.

Zagat excellent rating 2010!

Hooters at Beach Place
954-524-2111      Map     Menu      top

Hooters first opened October 4, 1983, in Clearwater, Florida. During its history, the Hooters concept has undergone very little change. This lack of change is understandable given the tremendous success of Hooters.

This Beach location offers the best views outside and inside. Featuring "oldies" jukebox music, sports on television, and a menu that includes seafood, sandwiches, salads and Hooters spicy chicken wings served up by our world famous Hooter Girls.

Hot Dog Heaven
954-523-7100      Map     Menu      top

At Hot Dog Heaven, we start with a pure beef Vienna hot dog, made with only the freshest, leanest domestic beef, mixed with a secret blend of spices and then hardwood hickory smoked.

The hot dog is nestled in a steamed poppy seed bun and covered with a wonderful combination of yellow mustard, bright green relish, fresh chopped onion, juicy red tomato wedges, a crisp half sour pickle spear, a dash of celery salt, and a couple of spicy sport peppers for a little extra zest.

This unique hot dog creation with a "salad on the top" and its memorable interplay of hot and cold, crisp and soft, sharp and smooth, is America's original fast food and a true Chicago institution. Cash Only.

Houston's Restaurant
954-783-9499      Map      top

Located at Atlantic Boulevard and the Intracoastal Waterway in Pompano Beach. Waterfront patio seating is available.

Jaxson's Ice Cream Parlor
954-923-4445      Map     Menu      top

Welcome to Jaxson's Ice Cream Parlor and Restaurant. We are an old fashioned ice cream parlor with one of the nation's largest Collections of rural American memorabilia, including a world class automobile license plate collection.

Jaxson's Ice Cream eatery enjoys 50 years of continued operations, serving decades of old recipes for ice cream and food preparations. Jaxson's takes special pride in all of its products. Jaxson's Ice Cream and topping are prepared daily on the premises using the freshest dairy cream, berries, and nuts.

In addition, our sodas, sundaes and other ice cream creations are topped with real whipped cream. The same concern and attention is given in the preparation of all foods in Jaxson's Country Kitchen. What ever you do, don't spell their name Jackson's!

Longhorn Steakhouse
954-267-0702      Map     Menu     Menu 2      top

The Flavor of the West. When you come into LongHorn Steakhouse, you're paying a visit to the West. The authentic West. The West of loyalty, hospitality, and of course, real good food. At LongHorn, we work to capture the flavor and the fun of the West in our restaurants.

That's why we serve the highest quality food and serve it up with a big helping of Western hospitality. Our steaks are hand-cut, hand-seasoned and carefully prepared. Our burgers are thick and juicy, our salads freshly made. So no matter what you're in the mood for, we have the delicious, legendary Western fare to match your appetite and the genuine service to boot.

954-523-5001      Map     Menu      top

Mangos Restaurant and Lounge features indoor and outdoor dining and defines the excitement of Fort Lauderdale's Las Olas Boulevard.

Mangos is very popular during the day with business people as well as tourists - and after dark it becomes one of the Gold Coast's busiest entertainment spots with live music, featuring top local musicians.

Marge's Garden Restaurant
954-771-3432      Map      top

In The Garden Drug Store, N. Andrews Ave. & Prospect Road, you can dine at one of the few remaining drugstore lunch counters! Open early for breakfast, where they even offer Eggs Benedict, they stay open through dinner.

At lunch, you can sit at the counter and dig in to an order of Creamed Chipped Beef or a BLT. There are also tables and a separate dining room, so stop by in the afternoon for a cup of coffee and a piece of banana cream pie.

Michele's Dining Lounge
954-533-1919      Map     Menu     Menu 2      top

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Welcome to Michele's Dining Lounge. Come and experience upscale dining at neighborhood prices. You can enjoy a cocktail or glass of wine with Bar-bites to a full fine dining experience. We are here to provide you with exceptional American food in a comfortable, family friendly atmosphere featuring reasonable prices in an exquisite setting. 

Experience all your senses!

Original Pancake House, The
954-564-8881      Map     Menu      top

The Original Pancake House was founded in Portland, Oregon in 1953, our recipes demand only the very finest of ingredients and our own recipe sourdough starter. Our batters and sauces are made fresh in each restaurant’s kitchen.

Our signature items include the Apple Pancake, a single large pancake smothered with sautéed apples and cinnamon sugar baked to perfection. To create a deliciously rich cinnamon sugar glaze.

Peter Pan Diner
954-565-7177      Map      top

On Oakland Park Blvd. by Dixie highway, Peter Pan is a 24-hour full service restaurant with a full bar. Breakfast specials are weekdays and the full menu is available at 3:00 AM.

Red Lobster
954-731-8825      Map     Menu      top

Family seafood house on US1. When you have crave a taste of the ocean, we have a great new creation like Maui Luau Shrimp and Salmon.

Our fresh fish selections change daily, when you visit, check out our new fresh fish sheet for a complete listing of today’s features.

Some of our favorites include Atlantic salmon, tilapia and rainbow trout, in addition to a great variety of other regional and local favorites. Featuring wood fire grilled seafood.

Ruby Tuesday of Pompano Beach
954-969-8082      Map     Menu      top

Time to quit living in the past and start cooking up something new that still takes you back – like a pimento cheese burger, pretzel rolls, or lobster mac ‘n cheese that’s comfort food in a cashmere sweater.

Experience great-tasting food expertly prepared with the highest-quality ingredients, and handcrafted drinks made only with premium-brand spirits – all served with gracious hospitality in comfortable and up-to-date surroundings.

Better quality, better variety, better value. Better get to the new Ruby Tuesday.

Seasons 52
954-537-1052      Map     Menu      top

Seasons 52 is a casually sophisticated grill and wine bar that invites you to discover the sensational flavors of our seasonally changing menu.

Our passion is to serve highly flavored meals that are better for you and focus on the best of each season. We use natural cooking techniques such as grilling over open fires to give our food exceptional taste with fewer calories than similar restaurant meals.

To complement the flavor and aroma of your meal, we offer an adventurous international wine list of more than 140 outstanding wines, 70 available by the glass.

In the "Best Newcomer" category, Zagat recognized Broward County's top new restaurants Seasons 52 and Rino's Tuscan Grill.

Smokey Bones
954-493-7779      Map     Menu      top

Casual American Family Barbecue on US1. Good, Moderately Priced, Full Bar. Famous for our Brunswick Stew, Smoked St. Louis Style Ribs and our Barbecue Baby Back Ribs. Owned by the Darden company who also owns the Olive Garden and Red Lobster restaurants.

Spanx Cheesesteak Factory
954-630-8448      Map      top

Looking for a good Philly Cheese Steak sandwich? Spanx Cheesesteak Factory serves your Cheesesteak sandwich with plenty of melted cheese and grilled onions, add a side of French fries and you have a full meal.

Stork's Café and Bakery - Wilton Manors
954-567-3220      Map     Menu      top

Dine indoors or outdoors on our covered patio. Offering 12 varieties of gourmet sandwiches, including our signature oven roasted turkey breast sandwich, The Pilgrim.

Each day serving 6 different freshly roasted specialty coffees and signature desserts from our bakery. Everything from Stork's is made from scratch, Cakes, Tortes, Mousses and Pies.

Stork's is known for its famous Storkberry Pie, Mom's Chocolate Fudge Cake, mousse, and the best scones, croissants & Danish in town.

954-615-1431      Map     Menu      top

Sublime is much more then just a restaurant! Sublime is an innovative concept in vegetarian dining. Sublime is a world-class restaurant that's completely cholesterol-free but satisfies even the most devout carnivore.

Guests dine in an atmosphere of waterwalls, Italian glass tile, custom open-hearth oven, skylights, player piano and full service bar.

Since Sublime's original opening, Sublime has received numerous accolades. USA Today named Sublime one of the top 10 in the nation for serving cuisine with a clear conscience.

In 2005 at the South Beach Wine and Food Festival, Sublime was named best restaurant in Broward County, and Zagat rated top restaurant decor in the county.

Try Our Wonderful Nondairy Desserts.

Sugar Reef Tropical Grill
954-922-1119      Map     Menu      top

Enjoy the best oceanfront dining with tropical flavors on Hollywood Beach in South Florida at Sugar Reef Tropical Grill.

A South Florida dining destination for visitors and locals alike, Sugar Reef has combined great dining and breathtaking views in a sophisticated yet casual setting for over twelve years.

Nestled between t-shirt shops and ice cream stores, husband-and-wife team Patrick Farnault and Robin Seger, have managed to create a patch of hip island languor on Hollywood Beach.

Teal Bistro Americana
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CLOSED: Fresh, contemporary American cuisine, teal Bistro Americana captures the best of seasonal flavors with a modern eclectic flair. Enjoy one of our signature cocktails at the waterfall bar or a glass of wine on the outdoor patio.

If you are looking for dynamic food paired with a relaxed, hip location on Las Olas Boulevard, then look no further than Teal Bistro Americana, the place to be and the place to be seen!

In an inviting, intimate and private location, guests enjoy expertly prepared dishes coupled with exquisite wines and exemplary service from a professional staff.

Explore our menu and get a taste of the superb dinning experience all evening long because our kitchen is open late!

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TGI Friday's
954-772-1340      Map     Menu      top

Quality fine food and drink, one of the original Friday's locations. Start with one of our specialty frozen drinks and have an appetizer, or two, or three... like our;

Wicked Wings, Potato Skinny Dippers, Crispy Green Bean Fries, Fried Mac & Cheese, Parmesan-Crusted Sicilian Quesadillas, Fried Mozzarella, Loaded Potato Skins, Chicken Quesadilla, Friday's Tostado Nachos, Tuscan Spinach Dip, Jack Daniel's Sampler, Pot Stickers, Sesame Jack Chicken Strips, Zen Chicken Pot Stickers.

And then... on to the dinner menu...

Tom Jenkins Bar-B-Q
954-522-5046      Map     Menu      top

Favorite local wood fired BBQ, eat in or take out, just south of New River Tunnel on US1. This is the place for barbecue pork spare ribs and Tom's BBQ sauce is simply the best in South Florida.

Everything is smoked and slow cooked over a real oak wood brick pit. A true southern style BBQ, the dinners come with choices like BBQ beans and collard greens. If you prefer, have a sliced beef or a pulled pork sandwich, fried catfish is on the menu also.

They have sweet potato pie for and cobbler for dessert.

Tropical Acres Steakhouse
954-761-1744      Map     Menu      top

Tropical Acres Restaurant has just recently celebrated it's 56th Anniversary, operating under the same family ownership at the same location in South Florida since 1949.

Our philosophy through the years has always been to give the customer the most value for their dollar. Value is the way you are greeted and treated, it's the quality of your dining experience.

Serving the best food at sensible prices in a friendly, caring atmosphere is what we do best, and we believe it is what keeps the customer coming back to Broward's Oldest Steakhouse and Seafood Restaurant.




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