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Gilbert's 17th Street Grill

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1821 Cordova Rd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316-2198
+1 954-768-8990
11:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Burgers at Gilbert's are huge, rolls are fresh and the sweet potato fries are a real treat. Burgers are cooked to order while you watch.

Thank CaptTed61
Champaign, Illinois
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56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stopped at this restaurant after we left FLL airport and headed down to the Keys. The food was very good, cooked to order and as good as everyone says it is. The wait time for the food seemed a little long, but we had been traveling since 4:30 that morning and it was now 7:30 at night. Staff was... More 

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Embassy Suites post-cruise and were just walking around to see what was in the neighborhood. It is a typical strip mall store out front, but when we walked inside the owner's husband came over to greet us, described some of the burger choices and made pleasant conversation. The servers were friendly and very attentive. Now, the... More 

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Warren, Ohio
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45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Three great burgers with creative toppings done to perfection. We were in a hurry to get to the airport and we figured a burger was a good option. We were not disappointed! We were greeted by the owner who explained the menu options and the grade of beef used. The burgers came exactly as we ordered them, down to the... More 

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Reston, Virginia
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Found it hard to believe that this nondescript restaurant in a strip mall was so highly rated, but it was close, so away we went. Lots of trip advisor signs in the place, apparently they have been in the top ten for a while. There were several choices on the menu including fish and chicken, but we were here for... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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78 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here based on reviews and was not disappointed. Walk in, pick up the menus, order, pay, pick a seat, and get great service. Huge delicious burgers. Ask them to mix the regular and sweet potato fries if you can't decide. The service while eating was really good. Drinks were kept full and ketchup or other dressings and sauces never... More 

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Naples, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I wanted something decent and with not a lot fuss after picking my son up at the airport. Using my go-to friend - the Yelp app, I found Gilberts. Being a big fan of Five Guys I couldn't wait - definitely more up-scale. The table-side service was very friendly and helpful. You could tell they liked working there. A really... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This family run restaurant is a must-eat spot in Lauderdale. Great food, great service, good prices. This is exactly what you need to cure you from the boredom of cookie cutter chain establishments. It is fresh, creative, and you can tell the owner cares. I will be back!

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Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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148 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We pulled "Gilberts on 17th Street" up on Trip Advisor while in Fort Lauderdale the night before leaving on a Cruise. It was within walking distance of hotel so decided to check it out! We had a little difficultly finding it through my phone GPS as it was located in a strip mall setting but did find it-- and we're... More 

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40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not much atmosphere but amazing food. We each got the burger and a side salad, both excellent. Very friendly owner and an more amazing cook. De. will be back next time we cruise out of Ft. laurdale.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1821 Cordova Rd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316-2198
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Broward County  >  Fort Lauderdale
  • Phone Number: +1 954-768-8990
Gilbert's 17th Street Grill is a family owned and operated restaurant that serves up great burgers, ribs, wings, home made soups, and salads. Daily blackboard specials include Pan Seared Tuna, Chinese Roast Pork on Garlic Toast, Havarti Burger Served on a Toasted Garlic English Muffin and The Hottest Burger in South Florida. Also has some great homemade desserts including Mrs. Gilbert's Rocky Road Road Cookies, Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, Key Lime Pie and NY Style Cheesecake. The Gilbert family has served South Florida for the last 10 years and has over 40 years experience in the food service industry. A family member is always on site and happy to open up their kitchen to you, treating your family like family!

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