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Lester's Diner

250 W State Road 84, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315-2545
954-525-5641
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Ranked #83 of 1,111 restaurants in Fort Lauderdale
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
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Boca Raton, Florida
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

I have eaten meals at Lester's Diner over the decades I have gone the at almost every hour of the 24 hour clock. But, what I do most is stop by there for a cup of great coffee and a slice of one of their pies or cakes. Those are a meal in themselves and will leave you full and... More

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

While renting a car, we asked for a recommendation for food. The recommendation was spot on...we were greeted with a very happy waitress and wonderful food. We tried the burgers, and they were amazing! If you're ever in Ft. Lauderdale, don't miss the opportunity to visit this down home, friendly place with great prices and excellent food! We will definitely... More

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Paris, France
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62 reviews 62 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We went to this Diner this morning to have breakfast. The welcome was good and our waitress was very smiling. The coffee there is very good! Do not hesitate to order it! My husband had waffles with apples and cinnamon (ok) and some eggs (ok). As for me, I had pancakes (good) and a fruit salad (ok). This is a... More

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Athens
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014 via mobile

I admit I would probably never stop here on my own. However my husband took me after someone had recommended it. I was pleasantly surprised. The atmosphere definitely makes you feel like you are in a diner from the past. Very clean and friendly service. The pancakes and bacon are to die for!

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California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

My husband and I ate at Lester's Restaurant based on the recommendation of a volunteer at the Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale Museum which we stopped to visit. When we pulled into the parking lot around 1pm the place was packed. An excellent sign. It is a real 50′s style restaurant. The server was friendly and attentive. I ordered the... More

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Curacao
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50 reviews 50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

My brother recommended Lester's for lunch and I was a bit hesitant at first because of the exterior of the place. Don't let that fool you! I ordered the Bamburger, which was the best burger I've had in a long time. Our table waiter, Marcie, was hilarious and very very friendly. It has a typical American Diner atmosphere and I... More

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South River
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15 reviews 15 reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

My hubby and I stopped in after our cruise before our flight and only because we saw so many cars in the parking lot, we assumed it must be good. Great food. Massive portions for the money, delicious food. We paid and extra $2 for a premium dessert and were not disappointed. HUGE pieces of double chocolate cake and marble... More

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florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014 via mobile

Lester's is what it is, an honest old fashioned diner. The food is classic diner food. All walks of life go to Lester's. It is an institution in Fort Lauderdale. Breakfast,lunch,dinner, it is open 24 hours a day. It's my go to place when I want comfort food. Nice quality food at reasonable prices in a 50's setting.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great ole time diner type restaraunt. The food is always ontime and the people are service orientative.. The food is good comes quick and the help is friendly.. A place I wiull visit again.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I moved to Fort Lauderdale in 1972 and this is one of the first diners i visited. I have stopped in many times through the years day or night and have never been disappointed. Give them a try.

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