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Feb 26, 2007 12:26 PM

Ft Lauderdale / Deerfield Beach

Visiting Ft Lauderdale / Deerfield Beach area next week...I've actually never been to south florida. Looking for good hole-in-the wall type places for various types of food...a nice non-touristy seafood joint would be great...and if there are any ethnic cuisines the area is particularly strong in, I would love to check something out we don't have much of in DC. I will be alone so places comfortable for solo diners are a plus. I don't know the area well but will have GPS working for me.

Thank's so much for your help!

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  1. For a completely non-touristy, Caribbean seafood place, we highly recommend Calypso in Pompano Beach. It's one or our favorites! Enjoy!

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    1. re: pilches

      Thanks. The rec's I've gotten other than this are Catfish Dewey's (doesn't seem to appealing to me) and Old Heidelberg (could be promising if good).

      1. re: Lowbar

        Catfish Dewey's is sort of an all you can eat fried catfish place. Definitely unpretentious, favored by the older folks, has a certain charm, but may not be what you're after. Old Heidelberg isn't a seafood restaurant, it's a traditional German meat-haus with a butcher counter attached. My recommendation: go to Himmarshee's, sit at the bar and get their snapper and a glass of wine for $25.00.

      1. I definently recommend Japango in Parkland for what you're looking for. It is a very comfortable sushi place with a long sushi bar perfect for single eaters.

        1. not ethnic, but you would probably enjoy JB's on the Beach - the food is good, not great - salads, sandwiches, etc. - but you can't beat the view. Go for lunch so you can sit outside by the ocean - you can't get that in Washington, DC. It is just north of Hillsboro & AIA.

          1. Great seafood at Hobo's in Deerfield Beach. New location. Food was always fantastic at Coral Springs location.