Keese's Simply Delicious

4350 N. Ocean Dr.
Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, FL 33308
Best Of


  • Daily 11am-11pm
  • Catering, Delivery, Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair accessible
Located on Ocean Drive in the chill, walkable beachside community of Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Keese's opened its doors in 1953. The nondescript family-owned cafe is not the place to hang out but rather, a spot to grab take-out. There are more than 50 items to choose from. Locals rave about the award-winning fried chicken and the healthier options like the falafels and charred grilled kebabs. Also on the menu: burgers, BBQ ribs, deep-fried chicken livers, wraps, subs and salads, and gyros -- all under ten bucks a pop.

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