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Crawfish and Attractions Near Dania, FL

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Crawfish and Attractions Near Dania, FL

In July we will be staying at the Hilton Garden Inn, Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood Airport. My fiancee wants a restaurant to eat really good, whole crawfish. Are there any restaurants nearby? We did find Rosey Baby, but that is about 12 miles away, and we would prefer not to go that far if possible.

Also, what are some attractions nearby besides beaches? We are going on a cruise (so we will get our fill of beaches), but would liketo maybe see some historical attractions, museums, etc. in Dania, FL or again nearby.

Thanks for the info in advance!

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1. Re: Crawfish and Attractions Near Dania, FL

Not sure about the crawfish question. I've never thought of Ft. Lauderdale as being a Cajun restaurant kind of place. Fresh shrimp, fish and lobster - absolutely. Cajun/Creole - not so much. I'd be interested in hearing other responses because if there's a good place here I want to go too : )

For historical near Dania - you'll have to venture north to Ft. Lauderdale to south to Miami. You could visit Bonnet House Museum in Ft. Lauderdale or Vizcaya in Miami. Also the Hard Rock Casino is in Dania area. Not historic but fun and good people watching. There's also an art museum in Ft. Lauderdale.

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2. Re: Crawfish and Attractions Near Dania, FL

Yes, bad news I think- very few Cajun./ creole places here and the ones I know of and like ( Shuck n Dive and Lulu's Bait Shack) both just serve crawfish etouffe, not the steamed mud bugs served whole. It's just not a popular cuisine here. I have been to Rosy's twice and personally don't feel it would be worth the drive.

I do like the food at Shuck n Dive especially- oysters in all forms , po boys,catfish etc - but I know they don't have exactly what you are looking for.

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3. Re: Crawfish and Attractions Near Dania, FL

I've never been to this place just a little south of Dania in Hollywood- don't know if it's any good, or even still in business- once again no crawfish as far as I can tell

http://thebigeasybarandgrille.com/

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4. Re: Crawfish and Attractions Near Dania, FL

This is not a cajun place per se- just a working class seafood joint- not fancy- but they do have bolied crawfish on the menu and appear to have an all you can eat special on Saturdays ( if this information is up to date)

…menupages.com/restaurants/…menu

I've been there but mainly for shrimp .

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5. Re: Crawfish and Attractions Near Dania, FL

Here's their website- but it is 12 miles north of your hotel also ( taking I-05 north to Commercial Blvd and then heading east to Andrews Ave and south on Andrews will get you there most quickly)

http://www.catfishdeweys.com/menu.html)

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