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Orlando to Fort Lauderdale Drive

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Orlando to Fort Lauderdale Drive

Hello, myself and my family are going on a cruise from Fort Lauderdale in November and are having a couple of days in Orlando before the Cruise. We are driving down on a Saturday morning, i have looked into the time it will take and around 3 and a half hours looks about right. Does anyone have any recommendations of places to stop to eat around the half way mark of the journey.

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1. Re: Orlando to Fort Lauderdale Drive

Yes, it is quite a long and boring drive straight down the Turnpike. We normally just stop at one of the few service stations along the way if we feel hungry or need to stretch our legs.

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2. Re: Orlando to Fort Lauderdale Drive

The most convenient places to eat will be the Turnpike service plazas.

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3. Re: Orlando to Fort Lauderdale Drive

We usually eat at the service plazas because then you don't really have to leave the turnpike, it's like pulling off. It's nothing fancier than McDonalds, but it's fine.

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4. Re: Orlando to Fort Lauderdale Drive

At least one of those service plazas has an Earl OF Sandwich in it and that is a popular place - there is one every one raves about in Disney- so f you see that, try one of their marvelous sandwiches. Yes, Turnpike all the way to come and it is a boring drive through mostly desolate areas till you get further south.

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5. Re: Orlando to Fort Lauderdale Drive

Stop at the Ft Pierce Service Plaza, it's about the 1/2 way point from Ft Lauderdale. There's Wendy's, Earl of Sandwich, Sabaro and some others.

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