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Feb 13, 2008 03:30 AM

Decent by Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood Airport?

I'll be flying into the Lauderdale/Hollywood airport in a couple weeks and was wondering what is a decent lunch place in the area. I'm not a chain person and my parents, who I'll be staying with, both have sensitive stomachs, so most ethnic is out, unfortunately. Any tips would be much appreciated.

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  1. Very close to the airport is Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza which is very good but does have a limited menu - pretty much pizza, wings (which are not fried) and salad. Also nearby is Shuck 'N Dive which is a cajun type place, but they have a very large and varied menu. You don't say which way you'll be heading, but there are lots of choices in all directions.

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    1. re: pilches

      North, to Delray.
      Thanks for the suggestions. You, too, karmalaw. Fortunately, it's not that bad. No deep fried, no curry or similar spices. But I don't have to miss that much.

    2. My favorite place near the airport is Ernie's... but if a bowl of conch chowder and a hunk of bahama bread will strain their tender tummies.. you'd be better off with lunch at Chuck's steakhouse on the 17th Street Causeway -- the extensive Salad Bar should perk up their AARP cards and the cooked food is pretty decent.

      Another alternative is Southport Raw Bar (they have plenty of cooked fish and shrimp -- try the old bay shrimp -- very flavorful and tasty -- while they have the grilled filet of grouper). Southport is exactly where I took an out of town visitor a couple of weeks ago who needed to be near the airport. He was very happy with the food and the waterfront dining.

      1. Nearby the airport at 1305 SE 17th St. Causeway is Kelly's Landing. It's a New England style Fish House that's connected to the original Kelly's Landing in Boston. They serve fresh Ipswich clams, Maine lobster, clam chowder, and other items that should appeal to your parents' sensitive stomachs.

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        1. re: RickL

          I second Anthony's for Pizza and great wings, Kelly's for burgers, chowder and lobster rolls, Southport Raw Bar for conch chowder and the raw bar. Tom Jenkins bbq is also an option. You could head a little south to Armadillo Beach, they have a nice lunch menu.

        2. If you are up for easy, basic food, nothing fancy, right by the airport is Jackson's Ice Cream Parlor, with the best homemade ice cream around. Portions are huge and the regular food is lunch-counter good.


          1. Definitely give Bimini Boatyard a try - located right on 17th St. Causeway - decent food - bright - good service - right on the water. Nice atmosphere.