Hollywood, FL--any good eats?
We're headed to Hollywood for a week and would love some recommendations for lunch and dinner. We'll have a car and are willing to drive 20-30 minutes away for dinner. Anything from hole in the wall to fine dining ($50-60/person without alcohol) is fair game. Any cuisine is fair game--the only requirement is that it's good!
Billy's if you want good stone crabs. Opa if you want to have fun and some good Greek food. Fulvio's in Downtown for Solid Italian. Nakorn in downtown for Sushi. Rivals sports bar at the Diplomat if you want to catch a game and grab some Kobe sliders.
Capone's Flicker Lite for good deep dish pizza and Le Tub for a burger.
Unfortunately, there isn't any really great food in Hollywood (IMHO). There is some pretty good food, but nothing great. I don't like Opa or Fulvio's. Opa is way too loud and Fulvio's is extremely overpriced. There is much better Greek and Italian if you're willing to drive a little ways. Same for Flicker Lite. Le Tub for a burger is very good and the atmosphere speaks for itself. La Barraca in downtown Hollywood has decent paella and tapas and entertainment on the weekends. The Greek Island Taverna in Ft. Lauderdale has very good Greek (the house special shrimp and lamb are delicious). Casa D'Angelo in Ft. Lauderdale is a short drive and has outstanding Italian. Eduardo San Angel has amazing upscale Mexican food. Also a short drive for excellent pizza and delicious oven grilled chicken wings is Antony's on Federal Highway. We like Bagel Cove in Aventura (a short drive in the other direction) for breakfast/lunch. Coco's on Cordoba has the freshest sushi and sashimi as well as very good cooked food. That's also in Ft. Lauderdale off of 17th Street. Seasons 52 in the Galleria Mall in Ft. Lauderdale has a very nice menu for lunch and dinner. There are many mediocre places in Hollywood, but hopefully there's good stuff coming.
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I am from California and lived in Hollywood for a few months for a job. We working really long hours and did not want to travel far for food. I really enjoyed Flicker Lite. It always had a fresh fish dish that was decent and sitting on the waterway watching the boats go by and we once caught sight of a manatee was a fun casual way to spend the evening.. Le Tub's kitchen is the size of closet and they do put out some great burgers. The setting is a must see. Have fun