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954-764-0148      Map     Menu      top

Welcome to Sukhothai. Located at Sunrise Blvd. by Federal Highway, Sukhothai restaurant that has earned the reputation for serving very good Thai food by the locals.

They serve up some particularly excellent Beef, Pork or Chicken Satay and have about the most luscious Mee Krob in town. Chef's Specials include Crispy Duck, Soft-Shell Crab, Florida Broiled Lobster with Sweet Red Chili Sauce and their special Massaman Curry:

A Thai “stew” Massaman is made with red chilies, coriander and cumin seed, cinnamon, cloves, star anise, cardamom, white pepper, garlic, galanga, lime, lemongrass, and shrimp paste. Simmered with potatoes, peanuts, onions and your choice of: Chicken, Beef, Pork, Scallops or Shrimp.

Big Louie's - East Sunrise Blvd.
954-467-1166      Map     Menu      top

Family Pizzeria and Italian restaurant. Large portions of Spaghetti, Ziti, Linguine, Lasagna, Manicotti, Eggplant Parmigiana and custom made pizzas are among the daily offerings.

Bombay Cafe
954-568-0600      Map     Menu          top

Great daily buffet style lunch and full menu at dinnertime, excellent Sunday Brunch Buffet. Located on Andrews Avenue just south of Oakland Park Blvd., The Bombay Cafe is a vegetarian's delight.

The lunch buffet is not only a great value but it is an excellent opportunity to sample many of their Indian dishes on a buffet that changes daily, complete with dessert.

Although their name may have changed along with the new decorations, their Tandoori Chicken is still the best in town.

Boston Market
954-561-5310      Map     Menu      top

Roasted Chicken, Family Meals, Pot Pies, Salads, Vegetables and more...

Bru's Room Sports Grill
954-785-2227      Map     Menu      top

Located in a former Bennigan's, the Bru's Room offers outdoor and indoor seating and a true full liquor sports bar along with a full grill menu. They are known for their grilled chicken wings and many choice of sauces. The wings are crispy and not greasy like traditional deep fried chicken wings.

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.

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.

Chez Porky's
954-946-5590      Map      top

Chez Porky's chicken wings are awesome and come with a choice of seven sauces that you can order as extra wet or extra hot.

They also have a sampler platter available that comes with your choice of any of their four sauces. Choose from spicy curry, Oriental, homemade BBQ sauce, Louisiana - a not so greasy hot wing sauce, garlic-butter, raspberry and scallion with lemon.

BBQ is available in ribs, chicken and pork as sandwiches or platters. If you are lucky to drop in when they make chili, its not a regular item on the menu, order it, you'll be glad that you did.

Chicken Kitchen
954-267-8644      Map     Menu      top

Our chicken, always fresh, never frozen, is marinated in our secret blend of lemon juice, spices and herbs then grilled to perfection for a plump, juicy, luscious and crispy delight.

Besides whole, half and quarter chicken plates, we offer Panini Sandwiches like the Tuscan Panini-Griller; Carved grilled boneless breast, our pesto gourmet mayo spread, lettuce & tomato.

And, our world famous Chop-Chop®; We start with our marinated skinless boneless breast, add a variety of scrumptious ingredients, Chop'n Mix it right in front of your eyes and then serve it on a bed of rice. Top it off with any of our Signature Sauces for an incredible eating experience!

Crossan' Time
954-565-8555      Map      top

The Bakery is divided into three spaces. The first one, is devoted to bread and pastries. You can even purchase the bread that is being baked in front of you. The second space is devoted to fine foods: cheese, charcuterie, wine. 

You can even find such gourmet products as wild game. The third space is where you can have breakfast or quick lunch, with a selection of salads, sandwiches, quiches... You can have fresh squeezed orange juice and fresh brewed coffee, expresso, capuccino...

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.

Dave & Buster's
954-923-5505      Map     Menu      top

Eat. Drink. Play. Create your own experience inside a world of entertainment. Where great food, signature drinks & one-of-a kind fun can be found 50,000 sq. ft. under one enormous roof. Looking for excitement? Try the Million Dollar Midway or one of our vibrant, fully stocked bars.

Need to chill out and relax? Head to our stylish world-class billiards and shuffleboard area. Want to enjoy a delicious meal? Step into the sophisticated atmosphere of our elegant dining area and enjoy something from our All-American menu.

954-491-1019      Map     Menu      top

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

East Coast Burrito Factory
954-772-8007      Map      top    

Here, the Burrito is King. Fresh made to order with grilled steak, chicken or vegetables. If you are a big eater, then ask for their big Burrito, a meal by itself. They also serve great Chicago Style hot dogs that match those in the Windy City.

Egg & You
954-564-2045      Map      top

Famous for serving Breakfast to Fort Lauderdale Residents for over 50 years. Also serving lunch and Dinner. Just east of the Peaceful Dove Inn on US1.

Einstein Bros Bagels
954-565-2155     Menu      top

Serving breakfast, lunch and a couple dozen types of bagels. Located in the Coral Ridge shopping center, a nice pace to take a break and have a cup of fresh hot coffee and a sandwich at Einstein Brothers Bagels.

Ernie's Bar-B-Que & Lounge
954-523-8636      Map      top

The Best Conch Chowder served with Bimini Bread or Roast Pork BBQ Sandwich that comes with a bowl of BBQ sauce for dippin. Have a drink on their upstairs patio while you munch on an order of conch fritters.

Fernanda's International Market
& Vintage Winery

954-566-3104      Map      top

Formerly - Fernando's International Gourmet Market. Great deli and International inspired sandwiches available for lunch to eat in or take out.

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

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!

Franco & Vinny's - Pizza Shack
954-564-9522      Map      top

Known to locals since the early 70's. Don't be fooled by the name. Franco and Vinny serve a complete Italian menu in a casual, but recently remodeled, beach location on Sunrise Blvd. 

Georgia Pig
954-587-4420      Map      top

A Ft. Lauderdale institution since 1953, the Georgia Pig, is the first still standing real pit BBQ restaurant in Broward County. It sill looks today almost like it did a half century ago, just a modest concrete block building with a plate glass window in front and a barbecue pit against one wall.

Sit at the Formica lunch counter and chow down on one of their famous oak smoked BBQ pork sandwiches or have your pig on a plate. If you have an American Express credit card, you can leave home without it because the GP only accepts cash.

The Pig features daily specials like beans & franks, spaghetti, roast pork w/dressing southern fried chicken and country fried steak.

Top it off with a slice of homemade coconut cream, pecan or chocolate pie.

Hard Rock Cafe
954-315-9112      Map     Menu      top

Down home foods. Start with a bowl of Texas Chili and some Nacho's. We do an awesome Memphis Tennessee Hickory Smoked Bar-B-Que Baby Back Ribs or Hickory Smoked Bar-B-Que Chicken or you can have both on our combo platter.

We also serve Certified Angus Burgers like our Hickory BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger or our HRC Veggie Burger. Not to mention our aged center-cut 12 oz. New New York Strip Steak topped with Merlot-garlic butter. Great food, fun, service, music and rock memorabilia.

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.

Jack's BBQ Smokehouse
954-567-9595      Map      top

Jack's Barbecue Smokehouse offers real pit barbecue just west of the railroad tracks on Oakland Park Blvd. Slow cooked and smoked over real oak and hickory wood, then covered with Jack's family recipe BBQ sauce, equals pork spare ribs, beef and chicken without equal.

Order up some of Jack Mays' cooked greens, baked beans, French fries and corn bread and you have a complete down south meal. If you are all full up when you finish, order some homemade cobbler and take it home for later.

Jack's Old Fashion Hamburger House
954-565-9960      Map      top

Serving up burgers and only burgers for over 3 decades. Ground freshly twice a day in house, they make their patties just like at home, by hand. Complement your burger by an optional slice of cheese, a hot order of fries and a cold thick and creamy milk shake.

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!

954-568-2208      Map      top

We invite you to join us in this new concept of Japanese Dining. Select any items you wish from our 120 ft. long buffet bar including, Sushi, Sashimi and a selection of Sushi Rolls.

We offer a large selection of Tempura, Salad, Teriyaki, Hibachi Grill New York Steak, Peel & Eat Shrimp and a fabulous dessert bar. Open for Lunch and Dinner on US1.

Laffing Matterz - Florida Dinner Theater
954-763-5236      Map     Menu      top

Welcome to Laffing Matterz, Ft. Lauderdale's premier entertainment venue! Featuring an original, live musical experience that will leave you wiping tears of laughter from your eyes and begging for more. Laffing Matterz is redefining "dinner theatre."

At Laffing Matterz we employ musical satire to expose the folly and vice we see everyday in politics, television, courtrooms, sports and Hollywood. Heck, we've even been known to spoof our own shortcomings and habits. We toss what is believed to be traditional dinner theatre fare to the wayside and reinvent your culinary experience.

Our menu offers unique and surprising dishes that may make you forget that you really came to see a show.

La Spada's Original Hoagies
954-776-7893      Map     Menu      top

ZAGAT AWARD 2002-2004 - "Mouthwatering" Italian submarine sandwiches surface at these counter-serve shops, causing incredible lines out the door at lunch hours or before games; hero-worshipers hail the Philly-type sandwiches dressed with "sweet and spicy peppers" as "the best damn hoagies in town" -no matter what you call them, they torpedo the competition.

Zagat Survey - Been there since 1973 in Lauderdale
By The Sea, if you want a real submarine, this is it!

Lester's Diner
954-525-5641      Map      top

A True Diner - Open 24/7 since 1967. Coffee is served in a 14 oz cup. They definitely have a grip on why people come to a "Diner". A large American menu with large desserts and a very reasonable family price tag.

Maracas Mexican Bar & Grill
954-537-2002      Map     Menu     Menu 2      top

Colorful and over-the-top in décor, Maracas Mexican Bar & Grill screams “fun” as soon as you enter it. Every Monday, from noon to midnight, Maracas has $3 frozen lime margaritas and fruit flavored margs for $3.50.

Its a restaurant with a big bar, huge outdoor patio and clubby atmosphere. At Maracas, a wonderfully kitschy, casual eatery, the anything-goes approach carries over to the encyclopedic menu, which features every Mexican appetizer and entrée you’ve ever heard of—and a bunch of Nuevo Latino options.

You can even order wings, burgers and a chicken melt with bacon. The menu isn’t the only thing that’s large; the portions are enormous.

Featuring an All You Can Drink Sunday Brunch.
Mimosas - Bloody Mary's - Margaritas
Cinco De Mayo Everyday!

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.

Northridge Raw Bar
954-491-5503      Map      top

A very local all around bar serving excellent food at reasonable prices. Come in, sit, relax, and stay awhile.

Oceans Grille Restaurant
954-783-0681      Map     Menu      top

Best Value on the Beach. The Oceans Grille is the favorite neighborhood haunt for the locals, and Fort Lauderdale’s many visitors, located in the heart of the Galt Ocean Mile.

Our goal is to prepare good food and drinks with value always the focal point, as well as a friendly staff to serve it to you. Inexpensive Burgers and Fish are on the menu on A1A, casual atmosphere.

Olive Garden
954-776-3341      Map     Menu      top

Family Italian restaurant located on US1 same parent company as the Red Lobster and Smokey Bones.

Parrot Lounge, The
954-563-1493      Map     Menu      top

Down on Fort Lauderdale Beach, just off of Sunrise Blvd., this is a local hangout since the 70's. Come here to drink beer, eat burgers and drink more beer.

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.

Pier Restaurant & Coffee Shop
954-491-6007      Map      top

The closest restaurant to the ocean is also one the least expensive. Take an early morning walk on the pier and enjoy a fresh cup of coffee with breakfast and watch the sun rise over the Atlantic Ocean in Lauderdale By The Sea.

Anglin's Fishing Pier Coffee Shop is open everyday from 7:00 A.M. till 10:00 PM. There you can enjoy the view while having breakfast or lunch while seated outside in the fresh ocean air.

Pirate Republic Bar, Seafood & Grill
954-779-7677      Map      top

Relaxed waterfront drinking and dining in a beautiful downtown Marina setting. It is a family fun place offering open-air dining, dockside bar, swimming pool, and a magnificent view of New River.

Formerly Shirttail Charlie's, The Pirate Bar offers simple snacks to the freshest seafood dinners. The Pirate Bar is the ideal place to relax and listen to nightly entertainment. The bar features char grilled fresh Florida fish and a variety of appetizers, burgers, sandwiches and salads.

Primati Brothers Pizza & Grill
954-565-0605      Map     Menu      top

Primanti Brothers Restaurant Est. 1934 — A Pittsburgh Tradition for over 60 Years Now also on the beach in Fort Lauderdale.

Over the past sixty-odd years Primanti's has grown from a simple late-night diner to an acknowledged Pittsburgh Institution.

Primanti's Sandwich - A big hunk of grilled meat and chilly cole slaw and hot fried egg and fresh tomato and crisp French fries between two slabs of chewy Italian bread that you could hardly fit into your mouth.

Quarterdeck - Las Olas
954-525-2010      Map     Menu      top

Excellent seafood appetizers, boiled shrimp cocktail, buffalo shrimp, sashimi tuna, Grouper Sticks, conch fritters and steamed clams.

Excellent dinner size salads like, Caribbean Cobb Salad, Pecan Crusted Chicken Salad or Caesar Salad topped with either a fresh dolphin fillet, sushi grade tuna, yellowfin tuna or fresh grilled salmon.

Entrees include, homemade Maryland-styled Crab Cakes, fresh Fish Francaise and Coconut Shrimp. They serve World Famous Burgers, Steaks and Baby Back Ribs with their homemade honey BBQ sauce.

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.

Skyline Chili
954-566-1541      Map     Menu      top

Ft. Lauderdale's only dedicated chili parlor does not serve chili from Texas but instead serves Cincinnati style chili. The main distinction of Cincinnati Chili is less chili powder and added Cinnamon. You don't have to eat your chili in a bowl, Skyline serves Chili Dogs and Spaghetti covered with meaty chili.

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.

Southport Raw Bar
954-525-2526      Map     Menu      top

Home of the world famous Raw Bar located in Fort Lauderdale, established in 1973. Motto: Eat Fish -~ Live Longer, Eat Oysters ~ Love Longer, Eat Clams ~ Last Longer.

A very casual inexpensive raw bar and saloon, but fresh fish and oysters served every day. Also featuring Boar's Head deli sandwiches from our grill, hot hoagies, cold subs and chicken wings.

Daily specials feature seafood specialties to great desserts at great prices from the chefs at Southport! Free Dockage, Free Wi-Fi, New Patio Seating.

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.

Sweet Tomatoes - Fort Lauderdale
954-771-7111      Map     Menu      top

Sweet Tomatoes, the healthy alternative buffet. Among our offerings.

Tossed Salads: Caesar Salad Asiago (Non-Vegetarian), Roasted Vegetables w/ Feta & Olives (Vegetarian). Prepared Salads: Aunt Doris' Red Pepper Slaw (Fat-free, Vegetarian), German Potato (Low-fat, Vegetarian), Joan’s Broccoli Madness, (Non-Vegetarian), Spicy Southwestern Pasta (Low-fat, Vegetarian).

Soups: Chicken Tortilla w/ Jalapeno Chilies & Tomatoes (Low-fat), Deep Kettle House Chili w/Meat, Irish Potato Leek (Vegetarian), Vegetarian Chili (Low-fat, Vegetarian).

Pastas: Macaroni & Cheese (Vegetarian), Vegetarian Marinara w/ Basil (Vegetarian), Assorted Muffins and Desserts.

Tarks of Dania Beach
954-925-8275      Map     Menu      top

One of the legacy raw bars in Dania before the city became known as Dania Beach. Favorites include raw oysters and steamed littleneck and topneck clams. They also serve freshly fried clams, shrimp, scallops and oysters.

If you're not into seafood, Tarks has excellent chicken wings served with their own Terminator sauce and curly fries, since 1966, when it was known as Tarks Clam Stand.

Tequila Sunrise
954-938-4473      Map     Menu      top

A favorite of locals, famous for their 48 oz Margaritas. Tequila Sunrise offers the finest Mexican cuisine. Unique sauces, exquisite entrees and knowledgeable staff make dining at Tequila Sunrise an experience you won't soon forget.

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.

Village Grill, The
954-776-5092      Map      top

Welcome to The Village Grille and Village Pump near the beach in beautiful Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, Florida! We're a local legend located just half a block from the Atlantic Ocean featuring fantastic food, great drinks and a friendly atmosphere.

Our doors open out onto a charming seaside terrace caressed by the ocean breezes with many tables providing views of the Lauderdale By The Sea beach.

Your memorable visit to The Village Grille would not be complete without sipping one of the speciality martinis chilled, would you like it shaken or stirred? to your liking at our sophisticated Martini Bar.

Whole Foods Market
954-565-5655      Map      top

Has a very large selection of freshly made hot dishes and salad bar, eat-in or take-out.

Wings 'n Things
954-566-2199      Map      top    

One of the original legacy Chicken Wing restaurants in South Florida, Wings and Things is a dedicated chicken wing restaurant. Located right on Wilton Drive in the Heart of Wilton Manors, Wings n Things are ready when you are.

While many customers call ahead for take-out, others still opt for chowing down in the dining room. Their specialty is the Buffalo Chicken Wings which you can order mild or really really hot.

But, chicken wings are not complete without the Blue Cheese Dressing and an order of curly fries and Wings and things does not fall short in this department, enjoy.

Zona Fresca
954-566-1777      Map     Menu      top    

California style Fresh made Mexican food made to order, well known for their fresh salsa bar. Inexpensive, self serve, but delicious, located on US1.




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