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Dec 19, 2009 12:23 PM

Hollywood - Boardwalk

We are headed down to Hollywood for a week - staying just off the boardwalk. Looking for some good places to eat. Not looking for anything in particular, but restaurants that are really excellent at what they do. Formal/expensive is fine -- if it is terrific. Ethnic is good. Casual, fine too. Great breakfast. Good friendly bar. Coffee shop with a view of the ocean. Whatever. Just the places that do whatever it is that they do really well. On the boardwalk would be good. Nearby is fine too - we will have a car. Your suggestions? Thanks!

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  1. Wow - I get to be the first one to say it! One obvious no-brainer is Le Tub. If you do a search on this board, you will find vast postings. The website is and will also tell you a lot about it.

    And just FYI, not to be a stickler or anything, but it's actually BROADwalk and not BOARDwalk, although people say that all the time. : )

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      1. re: kodiakbear

        Whoops, you're right, sorry! Google it, too, they are nationally known.

        There are quite varied opinions on this board about it, but I am a big fan. I have been going there forever, since before they made it big because of the burgers, and it hasn't changed whatsoever. You have to think of it as a bar with great food, rather than a restaurant, and adjust your expectations accordingly. I think some of the other things on the menu are even better than the burgers - the fresh catch fish sandwich (usually mahi or grouper) is simply grilled and delicious, but sometimes they run out of the fish.

        Also, I would recommend going there about a half-hour before it gets dark, and you have a nice sunset view over the Intracoastal.

    1. Unfortunately, there are no standouts on the Broadwalk. That said, there is nothing like the Broadwalk anywhere in South Florida with restaurants actually right on the beach/ocean.
      Sugar Reef is a Caribbean themed Grand Caseesque spot but not the same caliber. They do a nice job for breakfast and lunch (pork loin) but dinner underwhelms despite the great location.

      Ocean Alley is a casual key west type place that serves a nice inexpensive breakfast and bloody. Lunch is ok at best.

      Latitudes @ Marriott features chef Ron Dupree from Top Chef fame but I can't recommend. 0-3 for me.

      Sushi/Thai on the beach serves decent sushi and thai and is on the beach...
      Vedu's fish recentl opened and I have not been yet because it's a fish shack with non -fish shack prices...

      For good fish shack I would get in that rental and head to Tark's. Counter service only but they serve good fish shack type fare.

      I second Le Tub for gumbo, burgers and beer on the water. Most likely within walking range for you.

      Giorgio's Grill is a casual spot on intercoastal. Breakfast/lunch and dinner.

      I would also recommend bagels at Sage (hallandale), Cuban @ Padrino's, NY style Pizza at Mauro's (downtown hollywood), Thin crust pizza @ Pioli (Hallandale), Upscale Italian @ Fulvio's (downtown Hollywood) Great sophisticated comfort food @ Lola's on harrison (downtown Hollywood), Columbian hot dog @ Borojo (downtown hwood), ceviche (gollo el pollo may be closed due to fire), new upscale spot Satoro (dtown hollywood


      Lola's on Harrison
      2032 Harrison Street, Hollywood, FL 33020

      Fulvio's 1900
      1900 Harrison St, Hollywood, FL 33020

      Le Tub
      1100 N Ocean Dr, Hollywood, FL 33019

      Goyo El Pollo Florida I
      Pembroke Rd Dixie Hwy, Hollywood, FL 33020

      Sugar Reef
      600 N Surf Rd, Hollywood, FL 33019

      Tark's of Dania
      1317 S Federal Hwy, Dania, FL 33004

      Sage Bagel Restaurant & Deli
      800 E Hallandale Beach Blvd #1, Hallandale Beach, FL

      Ocean Alley Southwestern
      900 N Broadwalk, Hollywood, FL 33019

      Giorgio's Grill
      606 N. Ocean Drive, Hollywood, FL 33019

      Mauro Pizza
      1904 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, FL 33020

      Padrino's Restaurant
      2500 E Hallandale Beach Blvd Ste I, Hallandale Beach, FL 33009

      Latitudes Beach Cafe - Hollywood Beach
      2501 North Ocean Drive, Hollywood, FL 33019

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