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Restaurants that have been around forever

lync0091 Oct 20, 2008 10:39 AM

With all the restaurants that have come and gone lately, I was wondering if anyone could help me out by telling me what restaurants have survived the long haul . Thanks. I'm looking for restaurants in South Florida.

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    dlgc RE: lync0091 Oct 20, 2008 12:58 PM

    The ones that come to mind first are Joes Stone Crab and Chef Allen.

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      jayfla RE: dlgc Oct 20, 2008 07:41 PM

      Christy's in Coral Gables has been around for a really long time, too. I had heard someone say it might be closing - but I have not been able to substantiate it.

      Anyone have any info.?

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        melly4 RE: jayfla Oct 21, 2008 03:31 AM

        Okeechobee Steakhouse has been in West Palm Beach since 1947

    2. Munchkin RE: lync0091 Oct 21, 2008 05:47 AM

      Tropical Acres since 1949; Mai Kai since 1956

      1. Frodnesor RE: lync0091 Oct 21, 2008 06:52 AM

        Tobacco Road (Miami) first opened in 1912.
        Joe's Stone Crab first opened in 1913.
        S&S Diner (near downtown Miami) has been around since 1938.

        Somewhat more contemporary, The Forge (Miami Beach) opened 1969-1970.
        Versailles (Miami) opened in 1971.
        Christie's (Coral Gables) opened in 1978.
        La Paloma (North Miami) opened sometime in the 70's.

        Chef Allen opened 1986 BTW.

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          chowmommy3 RE: lync0091 Oct 21, 2008 08:51 AM

          The Rustic Inn, since 1955

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            makymark02 RE: lync0091 Oct 22, 2008 12:09 PM

            Bohemian Garden lake worth since 1947 not great but good always reminds me of going out to dinner with my Folks in the 60s

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