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5540 NW 21st Terrace, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
+1 954-958-9900
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Ranked #118 of 1,116 Restaurants in Fort Lauderdale
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Sat 7:30 am - 2:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Café
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
Description: An eyes widening, jaw dropping, taste bud tantalizing, sensually overloading event and epicurean experience. Experience the Jet Effect.
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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Loved the burger and the caprese salad with chicken. They are VERY busy so if you go at lunch, expect to wait. A bit loud for my taste (bad acoustics). But glass windows face the runways so we could watch airplanes takeoff and land. I'd eat there again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

I had lucnh here today with a friend. It was neat watching the planes on the runway. The food was very good, the prices a bit high but this is an airport for private plans so there are lots of people with money around. Definitely a good place to eat if you are in this area.

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Wilton Manors, Florida
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49 reviews 49 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

People seem to find this terrific breakfast and lunch restaurant that is located at the Executive Airport even though I have never seen it advertised in the many years I have lived in the area. The views out of the windows to active runways provides a trip back before security concerns prevented such close access. The mix of very good... More

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Coral Springs, Florida
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202 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Executive Airport in formerly office space, It has windows that cover two walls. It's unique atmosphere, you can watch cargo planes and private jets. A very modern decor. I found the restaurant on Croupon. The service was very good. They have a breakfast and a lunch menu. I went with a friend, he ordered a meal without meat. I ordered... More

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Weston, Florida
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16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This hidden restaurant is a true gem! It's off the beaten path; located at the Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, and so well hidden - at first, we couldn't find the entrance door. But, once inside, the Jet Runway Cafe packs a punch with great food and wonderful views of the private jets taking off and landing right outside the windows.... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I went with clients to show them the cool restaurant. The salmon was so dry, I had to choke it down. Must have a new chef, restaurant was not enemy busy, so cannot blame it on that. I used to like it. Somebody changed the recipe and flavor. Get the old chef back!

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Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas, USA
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38 reviews 38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We now make it a point to have lunch here every time in Ft. Lauderdale. The service is always great and there isn't an item on their menu that we've found wasn't excellent. I really like their Cuban sandwich. But it's not the food that we come for - but rather the experience of dining right on the taxiway of... More

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Pompano Beach, Florida
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I happened upon The Jet Cafe by accident but am so glad I did. It's fine dining in a laid back environment. The food and service is excellent, my favorite dish being the Jet Burrito. Nothing beats eating on the runway watching the planes takeoff. A definite must if you're in the area!

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Plantation, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

Had breakfast. Good french toast, eggs, & your general morning fare. Coffee was very weak. Had a mimosa instead. All items were cooked as ordered. Service was prompt. The view is nice as you watch planes land and takeoff.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014 via mobile

I dine here all the time. Each meal is delicious. The service is over the top, girls very friendly and accommodating. I've been away almost a year & every visit back, this was my main go to for meals. Returning in July and looking forward to my multiple weekly visits again. Paula

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Additional Information about Jet Runway Cafe

Address: 5540 NW 21st Terrace, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
Phone Number: +1 954-958-9900
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Fort Lauderdale
Open Hours:
Monday 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday 7:30 am - 2:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: American, Café

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