Take Out


North Lauderdale

Bagels, bagels, and more bagels – here you will find the freshest breakfast breads outside of New York City. Flavors range from cinnamon raisin to sun-dried tomato and the topping selection runs the gamut from cream cheese and lox to light veggie spread and jelly. The service is fast and courteous, and the coffee fresh and hot. Perfect for a quick, healthy breakfast on the run. The bakery is kosher but the deli is not.

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Owned and operated by a French pastry chef, this bakery abounds with delectable European treats.

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Deli Den

This huge, well-established Jewish-style deli serves inexpensive bagel sandwiches as well as wonderfully thick homemade French toast. You'll also find all kinds of egg specialties, cheese blintzes, and other breakfast selections. Later in the day, you might want to try specialties like red cabbage soup and matzo balls. You won't be sorry.

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South Fort Lauderdale

Trendy and festive best describe this Italian restaurant, which has plentiful portions that are creatively presented. Not the place for a quiet, intimate dinner, this bistro is known for its upbeat late-night crowd. If you like a party atmosphere and you want the best veal chop in the city, this is your place. Voted the "best chop" several years running, this dish is huge, tender, and flavorful. Served with roast garlic and wine reduction along with fantastic mashed potatoes and vegetables. This is a meal fit for a king or queen. Upscale casual attire. Reservations accepted only for parties of six or more.

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Lengendary hoagies and enthuiastic staff draw crowds to this awesome sandwich shop.

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This around-the-clock diner is a well-known and well-respected favorite of locals and tourists. It's especially busy on weekend mornings, when folks gather for huge omelets, fresh oatmeal, biscuits, and other typical breakfast fare. Don't expect the service to be refined or sophisticated, but do expect the food to be hearty and satisfying. There's an ATM on-site.

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South Fort Lauderdale

Known for its succulent ribs and famous BBQ sauce, this cozy eatery bustles with families dining at picnic tables. Classic soul food dishes such as collard greens, mac'n'cheese, baked beans, corn bread and sweet potato pie complement the meat. Before you leave, be sure to grab a bottle of Jenkins' signature sauce to take home.

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North Lauderdale

Specializing in seafood, this Chinese eatery takes a welcome departure from run-of-the-mill Asian fare. The menu offers tempting soups loaded with shellfish, chicken and veggies and a variety of main course offerings such as fried porkchops, vermicelli with shrimp and scallops, steamed sea bass, and Peking duck.

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P.F. Chang's China Bistro
Photo courtesy of Stanley T. Bird, Jr.

The Fort Lauderdale outpost of this fashionable Chinese bistro gets high marks for its contemporary interior and eclectic menu. Start off with do-it-yourself lettuce wraps – these alone are worth the trip. Afterwards, take any route you like, from Szechwan or Hunan to Cantonese or Shanghai. Chang's daily specials are always worth considering as well. Keep your fingers crossed that Szechwan shrimp or pan-fried noodles are available when you drop by! Dessert-wise, leave room for the luscious Great Wall of Chocolate.

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At this dockside seafood house, diners garbed in bibs and grubby attire crack crabs at picnic tables. In addition to crabs, shrimp, lobster, seafood pasta, and a variety of fish, grilled or broiled, make tasty dinners; meanwhile, chicken and beef dishes keep landlubbers from going hungry. Daily lunch specials run $5-7 and include side items (usually fries and coleslaw) and a beverage. Try Tuesday's dolphin platter with potatoes, rice and sauteed veggies.

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