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Jul 17, 2008 07:52 PM

Recs for Coral Springs area

I am staying for five days in the Coral Springs, Margate, Coconut creek area. About 20 minutes north of Ft. Lauderdale. Looking for good local places for lunch and dinner. Ethnic most welcome. Upscale is good too. Good italian hot subs a plus. Help me cut through the mass of pedestrian eating places down there! Will travel for the right place. Thanks.

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  1. La Vie en Rose is a great french restaurant in Margate, on Federal Highway south of Sample. Pizza Time Cafe on Sample road in Coral Springs has some of the best Pizza in the area. Tumi is Peruvian on the south side of Sample east of University and is very good. Tons of generic stuff up and down University. But by far if its a sub you want, on Sample road is LaSpada's which is the best in the county. I have attached a link to their web site.

    I live in that area so if there is anything specific, post and I'll respond.

    1. There's some really good Asian restaurants in the Margate area.

      Our favorite place for Vietnamese food is Saigon Cuisine (1392 N. State Road 7, Margate 954-975-2426.) We go regularly for lunch on the weekends and I'm a big fan of their Pho. My wife also likes the Vietnamese subs (Banh Mi.) They have an extensive dinner menu and everything we've tried has been very good.

      A lttle further south, some of the best Thai food in the area is at Bangkok Palace (4345 N. State Road 7, Lauderdale Lakes, 954-733-0069.) Really good food at reasonable prices.

      In the same plaza as Bangkok Palace is Silver Pond, considered one of the best Chinese restaurants in the area. It's very popular and can be a little hard to get in to on the weekends.

      You might also want to check out this link:

      Saigon Cuisine
      1392 N State Road 7, Margate, FL 33063

      Bangkok Palace Cuisine
      4345 N State Road 7, Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33319

      Silver Pond Restaurant
      4285 N State Road 7, Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33319

      1. i second la vie en rose in margate - nice french food for a reasonable price. you can try bistro mio in coral springs on coral ridge by heron bay - good italian, also reasonable prices & they never overcook the pasta. for steak (expensive) you can try runyons on sample road. for fish, the blue moon fish co. in coral springs on royal palm - they also have a 2 for 1 lunch there which is a great value.