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Tropical Acres Restaurant

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2500 Griffin Rd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
+1 954-989-2500
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4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Dessert
Description: South Florida's oldest and finest steakhouse, featuring superior cuts of...
South Florida's oldest and finest steakhouse, featuring superior cuts of prime rib, filet mignon, Maine lobster, fresh fish, New York strip and other fine specialties. We offer a nice selection of seafood and Italian entrees as well. Tropical Acres is open for banquets, wedding receptions and company events or you can join us for cocktails in our intimate lounge.
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Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 208
    Excellent
  • 75
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 26
    Poor
  • 23
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great bargain for fine food

We are seniors, and we made reservations for 5 pm. The restaurant was not overly crowded and we were blown away by the service and the food. There was a super menu and the service was excellent. The atmosphere is probably 60s but that was fine with us. Their steaks were outstanding and I had... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
Beverley C
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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English first
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

We are seniors, and we made reservations for 5 pm. The restaurant was not overly crowded and we were blown away by the service and the food. There was a super menu and the service was excellent. The atmosphere is probably 60s but that was fine with us. Their steaks were outstanding and I had the lamb chop which was... More 

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Hollywood, Florida
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Friends had told me the food was good. It wasn't. The salad with vinaigrette dressing was wilted and looked like it had been sitting on a counter for a couple hours-and the vinaigrette was pure vinegar! The baked potato also must have been on the counter for a while because it was not hot, merely lukewarm. The medium rare prime... More 

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Michael G, Manager at Tropical Acres Restaurant, responded to this review

Virginia, I'm so sorry your baked potato and salad did not exceed your expectations. Frankly, I'm extremely embarrassed that you were served this low quality meal in our restaurant. This is not what we're known for in the community, and I hope you'll come back and give us another shot to prove we're much more than soggy lettuce and a... More 

Cooper City, Florida
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Service staff was very attentive, from the SINGLE valet person to the host and wait staff. Inside is clean, cozy and comfortable with a generous waiting area and large bar. We were seated immediately with reservations, but next to a loud, busy kitchen. There were no other tables obviously available. Flat "bread" in the bread basket was stale and/or inedible.... More 

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Michael G, Manager at Tropical Acres Restaurant, responded to this review

I am so sorry for this, and I do know what you mean! A salty steak is not synonymous with tasty around here, and we're so sorry that you experiences that -- especially your first time dining with us. The "Signature Filet" is seasoned with a seven pepper seasoning and is the most seasoned steak on the menu but it... More 

Florida
Top Contributor
182 reviews 182 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Whenever I'm in town, and have guests to treat to a nice meal, I choose Tropical Acres (TA). Why? The food is good, menu offers many selections, service excellent, and prices affordable .... great combination! TA has been in the area for well over 50 years, family owned, has ample parking, and accepts cash or credit. I've been to many... More 

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Michael G, Manager at Tropical Acres Restaurant, responded to this review

This is so wonderful to hear! Thank you. I'd have to agree that the Prime Rib is one of the best on the menu, so nice choice there! I would like to say that I am very sorry about that salmon being overcooked. It's not like us to do this, but I'm so happy we were able to get it... More 

Hollywood, Florida
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Always great services food always hot and people very nice . Restaurant is always clean the staff always say hi and makes you feel like family thank you again.

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Michael G, Manager at Tropical Acres Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi, Claire! I'm so happy you loved our restaurant. Whenever you're looking for a good dinner and want to say hi to our Tropical Acres family, we hope to see you back! Best Regards, The Studiale and Greenlaw families More 

Meadville, Pennsylvania, United States
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We reserved a table at this place before flying down to South Florida. It was the best thing to do this place was packed quickly. The wait staff is phenomenal the food was exceptional and they have a great early bird. Do NOT miss this place it is expensive to some but well worth it. Try for the Early Bird... More 

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Michael G, Manager at Tropical Acres Restaurant, responded to this review

Hey there, Bob! Glad to have you right before your vacation to South Florida! I hope you're having a wonderful time. And thank you so much for thinking to leave us this outstanding review. Glad you loved the Early Bird! Best, Michael, Manager More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

This was our first time there for dinner and you know what they say about first impressions. Very impressed.!! Let's start with our server Donna who was outstanding. She was willing to answer all our questions and was very tentative to our needs. The food was very good came out hot and served in a timely manner. Will visit again... More 

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Michael G, Manager at Tropical Acres Restaurant, responded to this review

Donna will be so excited to hear this! Thank you. She's really such an asset to the team, and I can't wait to share this review with her. Hope to have you back soon! Sincerely, Michael Greenlaw More 

Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I was there on April the 5th 2015 and food,service and price was perfect. I will recommend thi restaurant any time.

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Michael G, Manager at Tropical Acres Restaurant, responded to this review

Cesar, this is so nice to read! Thank you. We are thrilled you had a nice time this past Easter, and we do hope you return for more celebrations in the future. Thank you again for leaving us this. It really means so much. Best, Michael, Manager More 

UNIVERSITY PARK
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This restaurant is a landmark - established sometime in 1949, and is a standard for the snowbird crowd. My experience with service and food was "ok" until the food poisoning hit later that evening for my wife and me. We are guessing it was the Key Lime pie, since others with our party did not get ill. The restaurant was... More 

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Michael G, Manager at Tropical Acres Restaurant, responded to this review

We are dedicated to freshness and cleanliness around here, Tom, so I'm simply floored that you had this experience. I am so sorry you and your wife were sick, and I completely understand that can leave an impression. Most types of food poisoning take 24-72 hours to effect the person, any chance you and your wife shared a meal earlier... More 

Los Angeles, California
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Our film crew visited Tropical Acres on the recommendation of a local. Remind me to send him a thank you note for guiding us to this treasure. The four of us devoured two Filets and two NY Strips. Despite the crowd, service was top shelf and the food - perfect. And, the wait wasn't too bad. When we arrived, only... More 

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Michael G, Manager at Tropical Acres Restaurant, responded to this review

This is so wonderful! Thank you! We were so happy to have you and your film crew in, and we're glad you loved the steaks. Best of luck with everything, and we hope to have you back if you're ever in the area again. Best Regards, The Greenlaw and Studiale Families More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2500 Griffin Rd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Fort Lauderdale
  • Phone Number: +1 954-989-2500

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 35
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

South Florida's oldest and finest steakhouse, featuring superior cuts of prime rib, filet mignon, Maine lobster, fresh fish, New York strip and other fine specialties. We offer a nice selection of seafood and Italian entrees as well. Tropical Acres is open for banquets, wedding receptions and company events or you can join us for cocktails in our intimate lounge.
Open Hours
Sunday
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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