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Jan 25, 2010 07:27 AM

Deerfield Beach.

Looking for a good to decent place to eat around Hillsboro. I am staying at the hampton inn for one night and am looking for anything decent in the area that is not a chain. Anything particularly good in the area? All cuisines welcome,esp something local.


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  1. We like Tamarind Asian Grill and Taj Indian. Little Havana has pretty good Cuban food for a place that far north.

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    1. re: Mat Josher

      Charm City Burger Company, on Hillsboro just east of US1 has the best burgers in South Florida in my opinion.

      1. re: danb73

        Charm city is great. Go there. I have not been to kostas but I hear it is good too so you might want to check that place out.

    2. All good suggestions thus far. I have to add, if you want something good and something local, check out Seafood World in Lighthouse Point. It is an old Florida style seafood market and restaurant that'll take you back to 1960's Miami. Good food, friendly service, and well worth a visit.

      Enjoy your stay,


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      1. re: LiveRock

        Thread is a year old, so probably won't help the OP.

        But for others who happen on this thread, Mona Lisa Coal Oven Pizza -- right off the beach on Hillsboro.

        1. re: racer x

          Weird! I wonder what this post was doing at the top of the queue?

      2. You HAVE to try Whales Rib....Be sure to get the rock shrimp

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        1. re: HotMelly

          I like the dolphin fajitas at Rattlesnake Jake's Tex Mex - located directly across the street from Whale's Rib. It's a hangout for many local fisherman (including the owner Jr) - and more often than not, fish you get here was hand caught locally.

          1. re: CFByrne

            I second Rattlesnake Jake's great food

            1. re: pikiliz

              How does Rattlesnake Jake's compare to Whale's Rib for seafood other than the difference in style? I've been to Whale's Rib and enjoyed it (mostly for the rock shrimp and garlic butter)

              1. re: rschwim

                Comparing Rattlesnake Jake's and Whale's Rib is like comparing Taco Bell and Long John Silvers. The pricing is similar and they both have a bar but beyond that I'm not sure what you're looking for. Jake's has fish tacos and/or burritos but otherwise I would not call it a seafood joint.


                Long John Silvers
                601 W 49th St, Hialeah, FL 33012

            2. re: CFByrne

              How Tex-Mex is it? New Times described it as "Southwestern". Tex-Mex is not to be confused with either Southwestern or Mexican, though it is related to them. Tex-Mex does not do corn and black beans; that is Southwestern. Gooey cheese enchiladas with brown sauce? That's Tex-Mex.

              New Time
              2120 NE 123rd St, North Miami, FL 33181

              1. re: aynrandgirl

                Jake's calls themselves Tex-Mex but if you are real picky perhaps you should give them a call before you go.


                For me, it's a taco joint with cerveza....I like it but don't expect 5 stars.


            3. re: HotMelly

              Went last night. Fish dip was good, Lobster bisque very good, but highlight was the baked dolphin. One of the best fish dishes I've had in a long time, even at much fancier places. Dying to go back for their fried dolphin sandwich from the Diners, Dives and Drive-ins show.