Tropical Acres Steakhouse

2500 Griffin Rd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
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  • Sun 3pm-9pm, Mon-Sat 4:30pm-10pm
  • $$$
  • Wheelchair accessible, Banquet Facilities
  • Dinner
  • Beer/Wine
  • Free Parking
  • Reservations Accepted
Ever since 1949, long before I-95 connected South Florida and high-rises covered the coasts, Tropical Acres Steakhouse has sat on the outskirts of Fort Lauderdale, serving steaks, formality and a taste of the good life. More than six decades after opening, and after surviving two restaurant-gutting fires, the menu has grown but remains centered on steakhouse fare. Some items, like the 16-ounce bone-in ribeye are a delight and cooked precisely to order with a crusty sear. Others, such as the French onion soup, are weak renditions of the classics. Nonetheless, Tropical Acres excels at service and ambiance. A living room-style lobby puts you right at home while waiters and waitresses talk you through every step of meal. It's no surprise why people have been coming back for all these years.

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  • Tropical Acres: A Steak House Time Machine
    Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 4 a.m. by Zachary Fagenson

    As plates were cleared from our table, sitcom-style hilarity popped up in a steak house that has long been popular among snowbirds and grandpas. "In honor of your birthday, how's about we go home and fool around?" a man asked of a w...

  • Tropical Acres: More of the Same, and That's Good
    Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at 3:44 p.m. by Melissa McCart

    "Lamb chops. $1.95!" A retired police officer waited in the lobby of Tropical Acres this afternoon, reading the framed copy of the restaurant's first menu from 1949. "Oh, Lord!" he said. "French onion soup, 40 cents! Shrimp coc...

  • Tropical Acres Reopens Tomorrow
    Monday, March 5, 2012 at 2:58 p.m. by Melissa McCart

    Tropical Acres reopens to the public tomorrow at 4:30 p.m. for dinner, its first since the restaurant was stricken by a fire August 30. Since 1949, Tropical Acres has stood as a relic of an era in Florida when men wore jackets to di...

  • Tropical Acres' Demolition Starts Today; Slated for December Reopening
    Monday, October 10, 2011 at 12:50 p.m. by Melissa McCart

    ​Tropical Acres starts demolition today, about six weeks after the early-morning accidental fire that started in the restaurant's laundry area. Owner Michael Greenlaw says that the demolition is relegated to a 1,400-square-fo...

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