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Tropical Acres Steakhouse

2500 Griffin Road Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312 | Fort Lauderdale | 954-989-2500

Location Description:

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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Details

  • Cuisine(s): American, Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Hours: Sun 3pm-9pm, Mon-Sat 4:30pm-10pm
  • Price: $$$
  • Serving: Dinner
  • Alcohol: Beer/Wine
  • Reservations: Accepted
  • Parking: Free
  • Payment Types: All Major Credit Cards, cash
  • Attire: Formal
  • Features: Banquet Facilities, Wheelchair Accessible

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