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Lester's Diner

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250 W State Road 84, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315-2545
954-525-5641
Today
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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  • 171
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    Very good
  • 52
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  • 9
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
The great diners have NOT disappeared!

Everyone has visited Lester's at one time or another. People who live or are visiting Miami actually drive to Fort Lauderdale to eat at this landmark. When you look at the outside...bright aluminum and bright fluorescent lights...you question this and say: "Should I really try this place?" The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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389 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Everyone has visited Lester's at one time or another. People who live or are visiting Miami actually drive to Fort Lauderdale to eat at this landmark. When you look at the outside...bright aluminum and bright fluorescent lights...you question this and say: "Should I really try this place?" The menu is so big and each selection is great. Their breakfasts are... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

So disappointed in my last two visits to Lester's in Fort Lauderdale. I went for breakfast both times and it was downright impossible to get a quick cup of coffee--a must in dinners especially at breakfast. Service was terrible, after not at all for quite some time. Drink orders were wrong to start with and we were so frustrated we... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

My family has been enjoying Lester's Diner for about 30 years but the last 3 or 4 visits have been disappointing. The servers that waited on us were rude and inept. I tried to have a conversation with the evening manager on Friday, February 20, 2015 and he was more concerned about calling out the servers numbers to pickup orders... More 

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

First off, its big, its clean, well maintained. And its the same on the inside. Its comfortable. Its honest pricing. Our waiter was professional, dignified and had diner opinions if you asked. Our platters were oversized [I had broiled combo seafood, my wife had chicken fried steak]. I have a great appetite. I could not handle the scrumptious crab cake,... More 

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Boynton Beach, Florida, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

A few years ago, I was on a business drip to Ft. Lauderdale. The locals told me about Lester's and I tried it. It brought back memories of being on Long Island where an overstuffed meal was fast, cheap, and tasty. Lester's fits that description perfectly. I have been there now for breakfast and lunch, and I'm not disappointed. The... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We missed our connecting flight to DTW and didn't want to eat at the airport, so went to this fun lil diner only a $10 usd cab ride. The food was good old school diner food. I had the French dip with fries and slaw for $12 usd. It was great, they also bake tons of fresh pies, cakes, and... More 

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Hollywood, Florida
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7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

How nice to find an honest, real Diner in Southeast Florida for Saturday lunch. My first déjà vu moment came when we pulled into the parking lot. Somehow the arrangement was familiar. The next moment happened as we walked in and immediately spotted the circular tower containing the cakes and pies. We had the Reuben sandwich and the Turkey Club,... More 

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63 reviews 63 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

This is a great little diner in Ft. Lauderdale, near the Crown Plaza Hotel and cruise port entrance. You can walk to Lester's from the Crown Plaza hotel. You cannot really screw up breakfast but they do have a really good breakfast, great biscuits and gravy and well seasoned food. We ate here two mornings while in Ft. Lauderdale and... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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585 reviews 585 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
292 helpful votes 292 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Usually great place for a great breakfast. Quick service. A Fort Lauderdale tradition My only gripe the owner intentionally took down signed photo of President Bush who visited here on the campaign years back.At least I don't see the grinning Mag of our current POTUS. Omelet s are first rate. Wide variety Coffee is okay but not great

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Maxwell, Iowa
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Wonderful 50s dinner style place. We had breakfast there. Very good food at reasonable prices. The homefries with my eggs are very good. My wife just wanted something small so she had the one egg $5.99 breakfast and it came with homefries and 4 strips of bacon and toast, Incredible value for the money. Not a touristy spot. Good local... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 250 W State Road 84, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315-2545
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Fort Lauderdale
  • Phone Number: 954-525-5641

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?