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Need lunch recommendations, have 6 hours to kill before flight at FLL on July 4th

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zettle4344 Jun 24, 2010 09:28 AM

We have 6 hours between dropping off our rental car and flying out of FLL on July 4th and would appreciate good lunch spots. I'm traveling with an older relative so non-adventurous lunch ideas would fit us best. Not looking to spend over $14 an entree for lunch, or dine at chain restaurants. Simple, good food would fit the bill.

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    ThereseTheFoodie RE: zettle4344 Jun 24, 2010 07:27 PM

    Try Anthony's Runway 84, great Italian food.

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    Anthony's Runway 84
    330 W State Road 84, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315

    1. CFByrne RE: zettle4344 Jun 25, 2010 03:16 AM

      Some previous similar threads:

      Long layover at Fort Lauderdale airport, anything chow worthy?
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/6813...

      Lunch Options En Route from South Beach to FLL?
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/6764...

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      South Beach Cafe
      121 5th St, Miami Beach, FL 33139

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        KATE123 RE: zettle4344 Jun 25, 2010 11:31 AM

        Grampa's Bakery has good food and service. I've eaten there several times, and they catered my wedding. Ask if Debra is working, she's their best waitress. They are about 2 miles south of the airport so the cab ride will be cheep. Then you can walk accross the road to Jackson's Ice Cream or take a stroll down us1 and browse the antique shops.

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

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          southocean RE: KATE123 Jun 25, 2010 01:02 PM

          Went to Grampa's yesterday -- worst diner-type meal EVER!

          I got fish and chips from the specials menu -- over cooked, inedible, hard- crusted fish, just barely this side of burned, dripping -- literally dripping! -- with grease. Copious amounts of frozen crinkle-cut fries, just off the Sysco truck, tasteless and undercooked. You know your fish and chips meal is a disaster when the malt vinegar is the best part!

          My lady had the cheeseburger. Previously frozen restaurant-services-truck quality, on a stale bun that disintegrated whenever she picked it up. Her fries were the same quality as mine -- but I got more! Lucky her!

          The waitress was rude, short-tempered, and I had to actually hunt her down for a check so we could escape.

          This place is living off their DDD moment of fame -- the 8 minute video plays over and over and over in the restaurant. If only someone was watching the Fryolater instead of the redundant video! This place doesn't need Guy Fieri -- it needs Gordon Ramsey.

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

        2. Veggo RE: zettle4344 Jun 25, 2010 01:32 PM

          That's enough time to take the Tri-Rail N or S some distance, and return in time. I'm curious about why you are dropping off the rental car so early; is it to avoid an extra day's charge? Often the car companies will give you a couple hours grace period, or a few hours for a partial day rate, if you negotiate it in advance.

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            nmurawsk RE: zettle4344 Jun 25, 2010 04:20 PM

            Mr. Nicks - great little sandwich shop on Andrews. However you order from a window and must sit outside. Great sandwiches though - I highly recommend the chizzer.

            Or take a quick cab ride down to the beach and have a nice lunch at Coconuts overlooking the intercoastal. Always a great meal in a relaxing atmosphere.

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              ThereseTheFoodie RE: zettle4344 Jul 6, 2010 04:39 PM

              So Zettle, where did you wind up eating?

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