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Fort Lauderdale food

Posted: November 11th, 2015, 4:41 pm
by Neal.Mollen
You're in town overnight for business. Dining alone; where do you eat? Is there a first rate Cuban restaurant in town? Staying at the Westin on the beach, and cabbing it, so close to the shore is best. Any ideas?

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Posted: November 11th, 2015, 6:17 pm
by Albert R
What type of food do you prefer?

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Posted: November 12th, 2015, 12:07 am
by Barry L i p t o n
Market 17 is my regular and favorite spot by far. Great good, good wine list, BYO friendly

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Posted: November 12th, 2015, 6:44 am
by Ken V
Albert R wrote:What type of food do you prefer?
He mentioned Cuban in his post.

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Posted: November 12th, 2015, 7:23 am
by Jay $$ Winton
Billys for stone crabs!

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Posted: November 12th, 2015, 9:11 am
by Neal.Mollen
Thanks. I do love Cuban but I love anything good. It's just that we have no Cuban food worth eating in dc.

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Posted: November 12th, 2015, 9:22 am
by David K o l i n
http://www.havanaair.com/flights

But you have to drive to Miami

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Posted: November 12th, 2015, 3:05 pm
by EricG
I'm addicted to Greek Isles. Not at all a wine place but food keeps me coming back.

http://www.greekislandstaverna.com/

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Posted: November 12th, 2015, 3:07 pm
by EricG
One more I know others like, but have not been personally (yet):

http://www.catalinarestaurant.net/

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Posted: November 12th, 2015, 3:15 pm
by brigcampbell
I'm there this Friday and Saturday night for work, Saturday is open if you're in town.

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Posted: November 12th, 2015, 5:13 pm
by EricG
Two other options not too far from you (then I'll stop!)

Canyon:
http://www.canyonfl.com/

Casa D'Angelo
http://www.casa-d-angelo.com/FtLauderdale.aspx

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Posted: November 13th, 2015, 6:38 pm
by Albert R
Sorry, the really good Cuban stuff is in Miami. My only rec would be Padrino's in Plantation which is about 15-20 mins west of Ft. Laud.

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Posted: November 15th, 2015, 4:16 pm
by J B a s k a m
http://s3restaurant.com/

Easy walk, if your Westin is the one south of Sunrise.

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Posted: November 16th, 2015, 5:44 am
by Ken V
This is more Miami focused, but I found it interesting and useful.

http://www.icuban.com/

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Posted: November 16th, 2015, 12:58 pm
by Gil Bauer
The Westin is 4 miles from:

http://tomjenkinsbbq.net/

It's been a while since I've been, but it was always excellent. Typical, casual, no-frills barbecue -- so maybe not what you're looking for. But proper low and slow pit barbecue.

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Posted: November 18th, 2015, 2:12 pm
by johngonzales
I only go every few years and haven't been in a few. The best meals I've had were at Canyon followed by Valentino's.

My favorite stop is Primanti's but that's for a sandwich that's a taste of Pittsburgh, my hometown.

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Posted: February 5th, 2018, 2:26 pm
by scott c
Bump. Anything new/good opened in the last 2-3 years?

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Posted: February 6th, 2018, 5:49 am
by Mattstolz
EricG wrote:One more I know others like, but have not been personally (yet):

http://www.catalinarestaurant.net/
second vote for Catalina. hospitality is fantastic and the food is really good. off the main drag a little bit which is a plus for some and a negative for others. never had a bad experience there though.

last time I was there the owner got my Grandpa incredibly drunk because he kept giving him free sangria. one of the funnier things ive seen in a long time.

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Posted: February 6th, 2018, 5:54 am
by Robert R
1st Choice..........Uber to Joe's...no corkage fee.
2nd.....Italian with a "connected" feel....Anthony's Runway 84...very close to Ft Lauderdale Intl airport

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Posted: February 6th, 2018, 8:54 am
by Bdklein
I think the Rustic Inn is a must visit for dinner at least once in a lifetime .

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Posted: February 6th, 2018, 4:08 pm
by Sherri S h a p i r o
scott c wrote:Bump. Anything new/good opened in the last 2-3 years?
Not that new, but not mentioned above - Kaluz (on the intercoastal) is great.

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Posted: February 6th, 2018, 5:52 pm
by David K o l i n
Bdklein wrote:I think the Rustic Inn is a must visit for dinner at least once in a lifetime .
Hard to believe that place is still open (it was my roommate’s favorite place when we lived down there 40 years ago). And you can watch the jets on very final approach to FLL directly overhead after dinner

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Posted: February 7th, 2018, 1:07 pm
by Victor Hong
David K o l i n wrote:
Bdklein wrote:I think the Rustic Inn is a must visit for dinner at least once in a lifetime .
Hard to believe that place is still open (it was my roommate’s favorite place when we lived down there 40 years ago). And you can watch the jets on very final approach to FLL directly overhead after dinner
Be careful if the dinner special is called the Last Supper.

Re: Fort Lauderdale food

Posted: April 1st, 2019, 1:10 pm
by Mark R
This is a list posted by a wine-loving local blogger I can vouch for:
https://thewhetpalette.com/2015/10/13/b ... favorites/

Even that list is a little old though, and I would add ETARU (which opened right in downtown FLL last year, in addition to the branch described in the link).
Also BOURBON STEAK is in Aventura just south of the county border, but a good option from FLL if you want to avoid Miami traffic.