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Gilbert's 17th Street Grill

1821 Cordova Rd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316-2198
+1 954-768-8990
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Ranked #5 of 1,132 Restaurants in Fort Lauderdale
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Gilbert's 17th Street Grill is a family owned and operated restaurant that serves up great burgers, ribs, wings, home made soups, and salads. Daily blackboard specials include Pan Seared Tuna, Chinese Roast Pork on Garlic Toast, Havarti Burger Served on a Toasted Garlic English Muffin and The Hottest Burger in South Florida. Also has some great homemade desserts including Mrs. Gilbert's Rocky Road Road Cookies, Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, Key Lime Pie and NY Style Cheesecake. The Gilbert family has served South Florida for the last 10 years and has over 40 years experience in the food service industry. A family member is always on site and happy to open up their kitchen to you, treating your family like family!
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

Voted best burgers in southern Florida and well deserved too, came in with a large group just before closing, service was fast friendly and the food was great check out the burgers and salads. I will return again.

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Central Florida
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87 reviews 87 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

I have written a very positive review in the past for Gilbert's, unfortunately it doesn't look like we're going to be able to eat there now that we have a gluten allergy in the family. I called to inquire about whether or not they offer a gluten-free bun and a woman whom I know to be one of the owners... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

We were in Fort Lauderdale for one night before a cruise. We were tired and just wanted to grab a quick bite. Finding Gilbert’s close by on Trip Advisor was a great find. Small and casual was just what we needed. We were surprised by the personal welcome by the owner Lenore and her husband. We all ordered what we... More 

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Flint, Michigan
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

The Gilbert family has a perfect concept. Excellent quality, great preparation, reasonable prices, undaunting hospitality. Not only are the burgers the best of quality and preparation, but so is everything on the menu. One of our routine stops in Fort Lauderdale.

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Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
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114 reviews 114 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Four of us met for lunch. We sat down at one of the three outdoor tables, but realized that you need to go in and order, and then they bring the food to your table when it is ready. The drinks are self-serve like a fast food joint. There is enough variety on the limited menu to appease most diners.... More 

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274 reviews 274 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I would tend to agree. You order at the counter, find a table and they will bring your food out. I had a blue cheese stuffed hamburger with fresh cut French fries. Perfectly cooked. Very tasty meat and fresh bun. They have a varied menu, from fresh fish to BBQ. It is definitely a casual place, but don't let that... More 

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Annapolis, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

My husband and I like to visit Gilbert's when we are in Ft Lauderdale for a great hamburger. Unfortunately, on our recent visit last week I apparently got bad advice from the nice and seemingly-helpful counter woman who took our orders. My husband likes his burgers pretty rare; I'm just the opposite. So she suggested I order mine "medium-well." What... More 

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St. Catharines, Canada
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62 reviews 62 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Great burgers, great service ... Overall great experience! Thank you!! We were walking distance from the hyatt so was perfect!

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61 reviews 61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Immediately when we walked through the front door we were greeted by the owner. She was exceptionally hospitable and informative of the menu. Loved the food, we see why it is so loved by Floridians. Pesto burger was delicious. Goat cheese burger was amazing per my my husband and the Hickory was a hit with our teenage daughter.

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Chicago, IL
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81 reviews 81 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This is a burger joint. Nothing exciting. We just ordered burgers. Both burgers that we ordered were way way under cooked. We both ordered medium and what we got was very rare. We waited long enough and then the food came and we didn't feel like sending it back. We just ate the edges and not the middle. (we didn't... More 

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Additional Information about Gilbert's 17th Street Grill

Address: 1821 Cordova Rd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316-2198
Phone Number: +1 954-768-8990
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Fort Lauderdale
Open Hours:
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: American

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