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2 questions for Fort Lauderdale chowhounds

gntlmn6464 Sep 25, 2012 01:24 PM

I'm visiting from Texas and have this hankering for coconut shrimp. We are staying on the beach in Fort Lauderdale, around 17th street I think. Any suggestions to quell my hankering? Also, is Primanti Brothers worth the price of admission, and can a non-meat eater find happiness there? (she eats chicken and fish, just not beef and pork.

  1. LiveRock Sep 28, 2012 05:22 PM

    It's hard to beat Coconut's for both the coconut shrimp and the view!


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      crewsweeper Sep 26, 2012 04:42 AM

      Aruba BeachCafe at the end of Commercial Blvd in Lauderdale by the Sea has a nice setting and good coconut shrimp.

      Along 17th Street, there's Kelly's Landing which has good New England style seafood, but I can't recall if they have coconut shrimp. 15th Street Fisheries does have coconut shrimp on its dockside menu.

      Primati Bros. has mostly meats, but they do have an sardine sandwich and a tuna sandwich and some salads. Here's a link http://primantibros.com/02menu.html The one near the beach is better atomosphere wise than the other two.

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      1. re: crewsweeper
        Mauslein Sep 27, 2012 10:55 AM

        Primanti Brothers - If you want the Primanti sandwich experience, you could get a fried egg sandwich, or just get it with the slaw and fries without any meat, and there's always pizza, too. I agree that the beach location is the way to go.

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