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Lunch near Ft. Lauderdale Airport

xtian May 18, 2009 09:51 AM

I will be coming in to Ft. Lauderdale Airport on Sunday morning and will need to kill a few hours until my traveling companions arrive.

Can anyone reccommend something convenient to the airport for lunch/brunch on Sunday? Would prefer something typical of South Florida (seafood, cuban, etc.)

On a similar note, is there any gourmet market or wine shops close by where we could stock up a cooler for our trip to the Keys?


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    xtian May 19, 2009 08:08 PM

    Thanks everyone. This is just what I needed!
    (And my husband is a Southport Raw Bar fan, so even better!)

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      pilches May 19, 2009 01:52 PM

      Besides Total Wine on Cordova (which by the way, has a Publix next door), there's a gourmet food store right on 17thStreet on the west side of the road just off Federal Highway. I have never been in there, but I've heard good things about it.

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        juliegf May 19, 2009 09:43 AM

        Take US 1 north to the 17th St. Causeway. ( About 2 miles from airport)
        Turn Right ( East) on 17th St.
        There are several restaurants along the way toward the bridge. Bimini BoatYard as mentioned by a previous reader is good.
        If you want to go a bit further, cross the bridge and continue North until you get to the beach ( about 2 more miles).
        You'll see several restaurants: Bubba Gumps Shrimp Place, etc.
        To park in that area - go to Las Olas Blvd. ( Elbow Room is on the corner).
        Turn L on Las Olas, then turn Left again at the light ( before the bridge). There's plenty of parking on your left and you can easily walk to several of the restaurants, plus you'll be right on the beach.

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          alamode3000 May 18, 2009 07:35 PM

          Bimini Boatyard on 17th street, seafood, nice atmosphere, outdoor seating available. Southport Raw Bar on Cordova (also in 17th street area) , a little more downscale, but good food, friendly casual atmosphere. Rustic Crab House, near the airport but opposite side of the 17th street area. It's rustic, casual, great crabs but , for me, it's more of a place to go with people. I don't know a good cuban place in the area.

          There is a Total Wine store on 17th street close to the airport. Huge wine selection. Opens at noon on Sunday. There is a Publix supermarket in the same shopping center.

          Hope you enjoy your vist.

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