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“Where to go while waiting for your cruise”

Old Heidelberg Restaurant
Ranked #88 of 1,330 Restaurants in Fort Lauderdale
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$26
Cuisines: European, German, Bar, Cafe
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Helena, MT
Level 6 Contributor
975 reviews
623 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 461 helpful votes
“Where to go while waiting for your cruise”
Reviewed 14 November 2013

We don't do cruise ships but we had to overnight to catch a plane to the Bahamas. We were in the midst of cruise ship folks, zillions of them.

We were on foot and looking for something authentic. The Old Heidelberg was suggested by hotel staff and it was pretty close so we tried it. Not trusting that it would be too good given the demographic we were seeing.

We were wrong, it was very good. Fun, great service, far too much food. Authentic German from my family (German) experience. Only problem was that we had no place to stash leftovers since we were in a hotel, darn.

  • Visited February 2013
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Uniontown
Level 5 Contributor
48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Fair, at best”
Reviewed 9 November 2013 via mobile

Spotty service. Okay food. The suckling pig was more likely pork loin. Tender but no flavor. Schnitzel (veal, $4 extra) was just okay, a bit of oily fried flavor. Probably old oil. House salad, mixed plate of German items was tiny but flavorful. Very expensive bar drinks and soft drinks are not refillable. Overall, disappointing.

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Summerville, South Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
216 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Authentic Deutsch Cuisine”
Reviewed 5 November 2013 via mobile

We had the special, Barvarian Schnitzle. Too much too eat! We haven't eaten here in 18 years and it is still great! My cut her pork steak with her fork. If you enjoy authentic German food, you must try the Old Heidelberg when in South Florida!!!

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Englewood, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
144 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Authentic and Excellent German Restaurant”
Reviewed 4 November 2013

A delightful surprise in Ft. Lauderdale. This restaurant is the real deal for authentic German food. The greeting and service were very friendly, and the service quite good. The food was of very high quality.

  • Visited November 2013
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Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Old Germany”
Reviewed 27 October 2013 via mobile

Nice food and a great value. Would definitely make it a stop when in the area. Nice music and food was just like when in Germany

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