Those looking for a quick lunch or just a hearty bite that will last them through the day can head over to Laspada's Original Hoagies in Fort Lauderdale. This local chain of sandwich shops began in 1973, and has been delighting customers with freshly prepared hoagies ever since. The menu offerings are extensive, and they include everything from cold subs to deli sandwiches and salads. Bread is freshly baked daily and all sandwiches are made-to-order for the freshest experience. Extra-large hoagies are also available for those dining with a group. Garnering critical acclaim in various quarters, this restaurant is the place to visit for a hearty sandwich.
If you’re craving an authentic Italian fare in Fort Lauderdale, look no further than Cafe Martorano. Created by chef-owner Steve Martorano, the restaurant adorns the heart of Oakland Park Boulevard. Doling out Philadelphia-style, Italian comfort food, the restaurant has garnered unrivalled repute as an inviting, old-school hub of delicious meals and fun times. The Homemade Meatball served here, having been voted the “Best in the World” by a reputed culinary magazine, is an exemplar of the restaurant’s passion for serving authentic Italian gems. Whether you’re looking to have a sublime dining experience or simply looking to groove to the tunes of live DJ, Cafe Martorano is the place to be.
In the midst of high-rises, this colonial-style building stands-out with its bougainvillea, flower pots and other lush trees enclosing it. Set near the Atlantic Ocean, Greek Islands Taverna makes customers feel like they are dining at an eatery on a Greek island. Blue and white checkered tablecloths, Greek wall decoration and photographic artwork create a homey ambiance within this restaurant. The brainchild of brothers, George and Sam Kantzavelos, it is among the finest Greek restaurants in town. Some of their must-try's are the lamb chops, baby back ribs, Ladoregano, Souvlaki and Moussaka. Vegetarians also have great choices here. Diners can finish up their meals with traditional desserts like Baklava and Kataifi.
Gilbert's 17th Street Grill is situated in Fort Lauderdale and offers some of the best burgers in South Florida. This popular, family-run eatery is not only known for its tasty sliders, but also for its multitude of delicious treats, such as homemade soups, salads, sandwiches, ribs, wings, roast pork and tuna, as well as some delectable desserts like cheesecakes and key lime pies. Specials change by the day and include a wide cross-section of dishes. The restaurant welcomes customers with its casual setting and friendly atmosphere.
Renowned for its delectable patty melt, Foxy Brown is a breakfast favorite of the neighborhood. Adorning the heart of the town for over a decade, the restaurant doles out scrumptious American dishes for their famous brunch menu. Sit in the comfortable and inviting settings of the restaurant and savor local favorites which include the likes of beef-a-roni, mac-and-cheese and a piping hot French onion soup. If you’re in the city during the weekend, you simply cannot miss indulging in the lavish brunch spread of waffles, doughnuts and the cheesy sandwiches.
El Tamarindo Cafe in Fort Lauderdale is the place to be if you wish to take your friends out for a wholesome Contemporary Latin-style meal. The interiors are tastefully done, featuring an array of antique furnishings and comfortable seating options. The menu is primarily meat-centric but does offer some decent vegetarian choices with the Whole Red Snapper, Grilled Pork Tenderloin and Mariscada Soup being some of their specialties. Alcoholic beverages are served here.