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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
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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  • 180
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    Very good
  • 53
    Average
  • 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
Great breakfast after early morning flight.

We were traveling on a very early flight from Indianapolis to Ft Lauderdale with friends. Once in Ft. Lauderdale, we had some time to kill before going to the cruise terminal. From multiple sources we landed on Lesters as a potential place to grab breakfast. We took a taxi cab and with our luggage... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
Daniel R
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Calhoun, Georgia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
373 helpful votes 373 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

We were heading out after a cruise having skipped breakfast to walk off the ship first. We spotted this diner on our way to the Fla. Turnpike. It was only 7:30 am Sunday morning and already busy. When we entered we were glad to see two tables of a total of eight cops eating breakfast, always a good sign. Hubby... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

We were traveling on a very early flight from Indianapolis to Ft Lauderdale with friends. Once in Ft. Lauderdale, we had some time to kill before going to the cruise terminal. From multiple sources we landed on Lesters as a potential place to grab breakfast. We took a taxi cab and with our luggage headed here. When we arrived, we... More 

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Reston, Virginia
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226 reviews 226 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Everything they served was excellent, seating was abundant, they even had Wi-Fi. Cost was negligible, an omelette for example is under $10.

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9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 via mobile

My mom took my brother and I here for giant hot chocolates before flying out of ftld airport, just like her parents used to. Super sweet. It's an old fashioned 24hour diner with jukeboxes and a pie/cake display case. I also went with a friend a while back, who was flying out. Safe travels!

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Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 via mobile

Old fashioned diner with great food!! We went for dinner, forever on the search for a Jerey Diner! This fit the bill! The tuna melt was awesome!! And their shakes are great!! Great desserts too! Would visit again if we are in the area.

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9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Love the food, love the wonderful, friendly waitresses. But, why oh why do they keep that miserable lady at the cash register. She has spoiled my meal each time with her unfriendliness and lack of any form of human communication. Give a great waitress a promotion to cashier. Your customers will be happier. Check out will be quicker too. I... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

As Brits visiting family in Fort Lauderdale we always make a trip to Lester's for an American breakfast. We thoroughly enjoyed the food and our server (Roxanne) was brilliant. However, the meet & greeter ladies were rather sullen & miserable this year - which was a disappointing welcome.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This is my favorite breakfast destination in South Florida. Great service, staff, affordable prices, good food, and quite an impressive dessert case. I love that they're open 24 hours and that they offer breakfast all day long. This is great place to take a date at the end of the night or in the morning.

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bethesda, md.
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193 reviews 193 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

The place is crowded on weekends. ..even though it holds over 200 people. CHEAP Breakfast specuals...most meals are $5.99 or less. Great family spot. Plenty of parking. Biscuits and gravy... good coffee. ..pancakes...friendly waitresses. What's not to like?

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Miami
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Just finished eating and I want to eat my burger again! We stopped here after a competition at the convention center. The parking lot was packed but we were seated super fast. Our waitress, the lovely Shawna, was extremely helpful in helping us choose from there extensive menu selection. The choices are a foodies dream! We finally narrowed it down... 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?