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Diner By-The-Sea

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American, Diner
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1/2 Block N.W. of AiA, 1/2 Block west of A1A on Commercial Blvd., Lauderdale by the Sea, FL 33308
06:00 - 14:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 14:00
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I work right down the street from this place and I had a late client so I had the chance to grab some breakfast with my personal assistant for the day (my son.) We walked in and grabbed some seats at the counter. The cook was very friendly and greeted us as we walked. This place had a very old... More 

Thank Mel S
Miami, Florida, United States
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If you're on Ft Lauderdale Beach near Commercial Blvd, you have to go here for breakfast, brunch or lunch. The food here is great. Nice portion sizes for EVERYTHING and there are plenty of food options as the menu is pretty big. If you are there with kids, ask for the chocolate chip pancakes, they are always a hit with... More 

Thank Craig B
Toronto, Canada
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76 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small diner. Super friendly and efficient staff- the cook comes around the tables and asks how you liked the meal, even for breakfast. It was excellent -bacon eggs hash browns and toast...not greasy at all. I would definitely go back. Only negative is they take cash only.

Thank ghfan
Windsor, Canada
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124 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

had a groupon, but returned a few days later again to enjoy breakfast. great selection and large portions. Omelette was delicious, ham steak was very good. Good decaf coffee. small place so busy.

Thank Retirees04062015
New York City, New York
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

I went to this diner on Saturday and Sunday and I LOVED it. The place was packed and as a result, there was a 10 minute wait. The wait was worth it. The food was delicious and the staff was friendly. I will go back.

Thank JudyV409
Lauderdale by the Sea, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

While staying at Blue Seas Courtyard for 5 days (fabulous); we found a local place for breakfast. Besides the great 2-2-2 breakfast my husband had everyday their biggest asset is Cheryl the hostess/waitress. Greets you with a smile and offers things to do on a rainy day. Prices are reasonable. Food comes out quick. Waitresses are happy, and serve you... More 

Thank cappyshumsky
Riverview, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

While visiting Fort Lauderdale my family and I ate breakfast here every day. The food was great (specially the pancakes) and the staff was very friendly. We were also surprised how fast the food arrived, which was great. The only thing you have to be aware is that they only accept cash. They do not take credit card.

Thank jsucupira
Guelph, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

All that you would look for in a short order, diner-style breakfast spot; would go back for sure. Note: they accept cash only.

Thank GuelphTentRentals
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

Reasonable prices and great breakfast items. Eggs, French toast, pancakes, combos available. Lunch also available.

Thank RobertaPhilly
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

This visit my husband decided to come with me. I decided to go to the diner, because of the great food. This was my second visit, my husbands first. I had the breakfast, the gravy and biscuits with eggs. Still the same great quality, huge portions. So good. My husband had the Reuben. My husband loves ruebens and wherever we... More 

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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
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1/2 Block N.W. of AiA, 1/2 Block west of A1A on Commercial Blvd., Lauderdale by the Sea, FL 33308
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Broward County  >  Lauderdale by the Sea
  • Phone Number: 954-491-0642
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