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Jan 11, 2010 06:22 AM

Any good restaurants near Museum of Discovery & Science in Ft. Lauderdale?

I'd love to go to a chow worthy place for dinner before going to this Museum. Any suggestions? Completely open to all cuisines! I am not familiar with the area whatsoever so could use a bit of guidance. Thanks so much!!!

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  1. Tom Jenkin's Barbeque at Davie Blvd. and US1. They're closed on Mondays.

    1. Himmarshee Bar and Grill, 210 Southwest 2nd Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL‎ - (954) 524-1818

      Tarpon Bend Food & Tackle, 200 Southwest 2nd Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL‎ - (954) 523-3233‎

      Porterhouse Bar & Grill‎, 201 Southwest 2nd Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL‎ - (954) 522-1253‎

      Ugly Tuna Saloona‎, 300 Southwest 1st Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL‎ - (954) 467-8862‎

      Downtowner Saloon & Steak, 408 South Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL‎ - (954) 463-9800

      to name a few . . .

      8 Replies
      1. re: southocean

        Thx for these suggestions. I came across Himmarshee in my web research -interesting menu. Any good?

        1. re: Lotus7

          Himmarshee Bar and Grill is probably the quality of the lot. Tarpon Bend is a good time and very good pub grub (best potato salad in Broward, IMHO). Porterhouse is inconsistent, trying too hard to be a steak house. Ugly Tuna is a frat boy good time, cheap drinks and rowdy behavior. Downtowner is decent bar food, good blues on weekends, excellent location for siting beside the river and watching the world go by.

          Himmarshee has the advantage of being very close to the Museum, making parking easy and convenient.

          1. re: southocean

            thx - appreciate the info. it'll be a date night w/ my husband so himmarshee prob fits the bill more than the others....

            1. re: Lotus7

              Or you can go a few blocks east to Las Olas Blvd. and Johnnie V's

              1. re: gblcsw

                Definitely second Johnnie V's. Will be way better than anything on Himarshee. Smith and Jones (by the same executive chef as Johnnie V) is good as well.

              2. re: Lotus7

                Himmarshee or Johnny V's are good

                1. re: Sobe4u

                  Both menus look great. Any suggestions for a place to go after for drinks? It's a rare date night w/ my husband, and i'd love some place that fun with great drinks. we're in our early 30s if this helps. thanks!

                  1. re: Lotus7

                    Try YOLO on Las Olas Blvd. It's just a few blocks west of Johnny V.