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Oct 20, 2008 10:39 AM

Restaurants that have been around forever

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

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    1. re: dlgc

      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.?

      1. re: jayfla

        Okeechobee Steakhouse has been in West Palm Beach since 1947

    2. Tropical Acres since 1949; Mai Kai since 1956

      1. 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.

        1. The Rustic Inn, since 1955

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