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Gilbert's 17th Street Grill

1821 Cordova Road Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 | Fort Lauderdale | 954-768-8990

Location Description:

Gilbert's, which sits in the corner of the harbor shops in Fort Lauderdale, is a clean, family-run restaurant, with an all-glass façade and plenty of bright-orange tables. It features a big list of nearly a dozen burgers, plus fish, chicken, and steak sandwiches, some grilled entrées, and a daily rotating cadre of lunch specials. The restaurant is partial service, so to order, you queue up along a counter that looks something like a cafeteria line, with big display cases, and order from the register. Ask for a burger -- voted among the best in South Florida by readers of the Sun-Sentinel -- and what you get is a half-pound, all-Angus beef patty grilled to a healthy char and cooked to your liking inside. There are several varieties, like their Cajun spice-rubbed burger with cheddar cheese or one with crumbled blue cheese stuffed inside the patty. Each is served on a tray lined with faux newspaper and finished off by crisp, greaseless fries. You'll pay as much as $15 after drink, tax, and tip, but for those looking for a thick, restaurant-style burger, Gilbert's is a welcome addition.


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  • Cuisine(s): Barbecue, Burgers, Grill
  • Hours: Mon-Sat 11am-9pm
  • Price: $
  • Serving: Dinner, Lunch
  • Alcohol: None
  • Reservations: Not Necessary
  • Parking: Free, Lot Available
  • Payment Types: All Major Credit Cards
  • Features: Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible

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