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Hi there C-hounders,

We are a visiting from Toronto, with our 3 year old and want to know where the best diner is in Fort Lauderdale. (I love the food in Toronto, but find that diners in the States tend to be better.) Where can we go for a true diner, yet child friendly, diner experience?

Many thanks!

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  1. I strongly recommend Grampa's. Great food.

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    Grampa's Bakery & Restaurant
    17 SW 1st St, Dania, FL 33004

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    1. re: Alfred G

      Grampas sucks and is filthy. I'd pick Lesters anyday over Grandpas. But still, there is much better to be found. Where did you end up going?

    2. Lester's is probably the only really authenic diner. Grandpa's is basically a coffee shop.

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      1. re: gblcsw

        Not if their lamb shank is any indication.

        1. re: gblcsw

          I agree with gblcsw, I had dinner there (Grandpa's) and don't plan to go back. Lester's is solid and reminds me of a Greek diner and I have been there numerous times.

        2. Flashback Diner, Hallandale Beach. Killer pastrami sandwiches. The fries are ordinary, so get your sandwich with mac & cheese (theirs is great).

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          Flashback Diner
          220 S Federal Hwy, Hallandale Beach, FL 33009

          1. I bet the 3 year old would love the Peter Pan Diner, right off Oakland Park Blvd, not that far from the beach either... 5 minute drive.

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            1. re: gryphonskeeper

              Agree on the peter pan. Good greasy burgers and fries.

              1216 E Oakland Park Blvd
              Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334
              Phone: (954) 565-7177

              1. re: Raboi

                Moonlite Diner on Andrew's and Cypress Creek is excellent! And the Floridian on Las Olas Boulevard is an old time favorite. You can never go wrong at Lester's.

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                Lester's Diner
                250 W State Road 84, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315

                Moonlite Diner
                6201 N Andrews Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

                Floridian Restaurant
                1410 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301