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joanm Jun 3, 2008 07:10 AM

Relatives are staying at the Hollywood Diplomat next week. Is there anything within walking distance that is moderate? The restaurant hotels all have entrees in the $40 range. We are looking for someplace quiet so we can talk as we only have a few hours to spend with them

  1. Calipoutine Jun 5, 2008 05:50 AM

    Do you have a car?

    1. Calipoutine Jun 5, 2008 05:49 AM

      How about Mama Mia's in Young Circle? Its casual, inexpensive( early birds are downright cheap) and the food is good. Saratoga is awsome, but more expensive( but the meals are served family style so that might work).

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        The Chowfather AKA sobe Jun 3, 2008 02:11 PM

        The Diplomat has a less expensive restaurant across the street on the water called Rivals. It's a sports bar but more upscale than the normal sports bar with better food. Not great but not awful and right there, Down the block is Padrino's for Cuban food. There is also a good casual pizza place called Pioli Pizza which is a very short cab ride away, Giorgio's Bakery may work as well. Good food, reasonable prices, casual and on water. Sugar Reef on the Broadwalk may also work. All are short cab rides from Diplomat

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        1. re: The Chowfather AKA sobe
          joanm Jun 4, 2008 08:23 AM

          Thank you all. We are considering Rivals as the prices don't look too bad and they have outside seating which may be nice, heat providing. We only have two hours, so I think that we must eliminate any cabs

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          flavrmeistr Jun 3, 2008 08:38 AM

          Not really. You can take a cab north to Le Tub for an awesome burger or south to the Rascal House in Sunny Isles Beach. Not much within hoofing distance of The Dip.

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          1. re: flavrmeistr
            joeysmom220 Jun 3, 2008 12:01 PM

            LeTub has long waits for less than average food. Isn't Rascal House closed? Try the Flickerlight right before LeTub for a good pizza. There is nothing within walking distance that's resonable.

            1. re: joeysmom220
              jessierandall Jun 3, 2008 01:45 PM

              Rascal House is closed. Sniffle.

              There's a resto called Giorgio's ( I think ) that may fit the bill (in terms of being quiet). I've never been there but hear it's decent.

              1. re: jessierandall
                flavrmeistr Jun 4, 2008 07:41 AM

                Damn. I ate at the Rascal House last March. Looks like I may have been one of the last customers.The other two down the beach closed a few years back. Another piece of Old Miami bites the dust.

              2. re: joeysmom220
                flavrmeistr Jun 4, 2008 07:35 AM

                I always liked Le Tub for the strong drinks, handmade burgers, crusty service and generally shabby surroundings. Might not be the thing for the in-laws, though.

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