Halendale, Hollywood & Aventura Area (Casual Meals)
I'll be staying near Atlantic Shores Blvd (Near the Dog Track). Can anyone suggest a few casual local restaurants in the areas around the dog track? I'm not interested in the upscale or gourmet Restaurants. Place that you can get a meal for under $30.
My wife an I enjoy authentic local places where the locals eat.
I have researched the boards and found a few places that may be of interest. Please recommend others in the area. Thanks!!
Bars & Bubs
Ernie's Bar-BQ - Bar, Ft Lauderdale
Le Tub Saloon - Hambugers, Hollywood
Ye Olde Falcon Pub - British pub
Cafe Martorano- Homemade Italian food
Casa Mia - Italian
Cheen Huaye - Yucatanean Mexican
Panchos - Mexican
Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza - Italian
Gourmet Diner - French bistro-style food
Scorch - grilled meats
Woody's - Old fashioned joint
Barrio Latino - Cuban
Little Havana - Cuban
Shuck 'N Dive - Cajun
Southport Raw Bar - Seafood, Waterfront Dinng
Chinatopia - Chinese
Tania's Table - Columian
Timo Restaurant - Mediterranean
Subs & Sandwiches
Doris Market - Subs
Coco's Corner Cafe - Sushi
I can't vouch for all of these, but overall that looks like a pretty solid list. Not sure you can get in and out of Timo for $30 though. A couple others I'd add ->
Yakko San - fantastic Japanese tapas.
Captain Jim's - simple fish & seafood (attached to seafood market).
Jumbo - basic dim sum.
Little Saigon - Vietnamese (mixed commentary).
All in North Miami Beach area.
Captain Jim Hanson Seafood
12950 W Dixie Hwy, Miami, FL 33161
Little Saigon Vietnamese Restaurant
16752 N Miami Ave, North Miami Beach, FL 33169
Jumbo Chinese Restaurant
1242 NE 163rd St, North Miami Beach, FL 33162
3881 NE 163rd Street, North Miami Beach, FL 33160
Heading to Westin Diplomat in Hollywood next week from NYC (we're foodies). Any suggestions for a few more upscale places that might be worth a try? We will have a car, so north and south of Hollywood is fine as well. TIA! Also, looking for great local cuban and a fish shack on the beach as well. Thanks.
In no particular order,
Fulvio's for Italian
Lola's on Harrison
Michael Mina's Bourbon Steak recently opened not too far from Diplomat in Aventura. I have not been but have heard positive things. Just read a review on a local blog
Fish shack- head to Tark's over on US1 in Dania Beach. Counter service type place with great steamed clams. Had 2 dozen for lunch today...
For Cuban in the area you can hit Padrino's. It's on Hallandale Beach Blvd. 1minute from hotel.
Don't forget LeTub for a burger. (5 minutes north of hotel on same street)
Unfortunately, it is not on the beach. It's easy to get to from the hotel though. About 7 to 10 minutes. Head north when you leave the hotel on Ocean Dr. Make a left on Sheridan and a right on US1. It will be on your right hand side. Can't miss it.
If you want to have lunch or dinner on the beach near the hotel I would recommend Sugar Reef.
Your list is pretty good, but you can't get a meal at Timo or Martorano for $30. I would also say that Coco's and Gourmet Diner would be difficult as well (especially if you're having wine).