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Old 03-16-2012, 02:53 PM
 
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I will be meeting my niece and brand new grand niece for the first time next month. I will be staying at the Hilton Ft Lauderdale Marina on SE 17th and would like to meet her at a nice relaxing place for breakfast. Tripadvisor comments seem to steer toward staying away from the hotels restaurant because its to crowded with cruisers. Any suggestions?
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Old 03-16-2012, 03:02 PM
 
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Will you have transportation? If so, I'd recommend going to Las Olas for breakfast. There are a lot of good restaurants around 17th, but I can't really think of anywhere for breakfast. Lunch at Bimini Boatyard would be nice or at 15th St Fisheries.
Also, by April, the cruise ship passengers tend to be thinning out.
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Old 03-16-2012, 04:51 PM
 
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The Floridian located on Las Olas Blvd is outstanding, and inexpensive. You can eat right out along Las Olas Blvd which is a great experience. You will need to take an inexpensive cab ride there. Maybe $5-10 cab ride.

There is also a diner called Lester's located on State Road 84 not far from your hotel. Again, you will need a short cab ride.

For cab rides call Yellowcab of Fort Lauderdale. Not sure of the number but its easy to google.

If you want something quick that you can walk to, there is a Denny's on the corner of SE 17th Street and US1.
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Old 03-16-2012, 04:54 PM
 
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Thanks for great suggestions!
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Old 03-20-2012, 02:09 PM
 
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If this is to be a nice, special occasion, then I recommend the restaurant at The Atlantic Hotel. Hands down, it is a great place to eat: great service and food, and fantastic view of the ocean, you can eat inside or outside.
East End Brasserie - Fort Lauderdale Restaurant - MenuPages French, Bistro Restaurant Search
The only issue I have with a recommendation by Nolefan34 is that Lester's is a down and rough diner, with a menu that is too big, and the restaurant itself has become rather utilitarian over the years. The Floridian has a better atmosphere, and its seen plenty of years, but the years give it character as opposed to Lester's which is showing its years in unappealing ways.
One more place to consider is Croissant Time on US1... just north of Sunrise Blvd. They have great pastries and coffee, the seating is tight, but everything is tasty. One note, the place is self-serve, so you choose what you want to eat and drink and you take to the table of your choice, in a tight dining space, inside or out. Bon appetit!
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Old 03-20-2012, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Broward County, Florida
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I think you can take trolleys/buses along A1A... they may be better for getting around down on the beachend of town. Here is the website with information on the Sun Trolley:
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Old 03-20-2012, 06:08 PM
 
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The East End Brasserie Menu sounds yummy. I will do a mapquest check on it to the distance from our hotel. What a lovely suggestion! Thanks for replying!
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Old 03-20-2012, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Broward County, Florida
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Here is a Google map for you:
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Old 04-23-2012, 05:06 PM
 
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At your suggestion I did end up going to the East End Brassiere. The food was good and the service was good too. The only thing I wasnt impressed with was the atmosphere itself (interior) It was such a windy day when we went and it would have been hard to sit outside that morning. The inside was dark and of no great impression. After visiting the link you provided, I was disappointed with the lack of atmosphere. But on the other hand...the french toast was yummy!
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Old 04-28-2012, 08:31 PM
 
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I'd choose Lester's diner on State Rd 84. It's an old-fashioned family style place that has been around over 40+ years. Lesters Diner | Lester's Diner in South Florida | Lesters Diner
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