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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, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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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    Very good
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Old Florida charm.

I haven't been there since before they had a fire. The food was just as good as it has always been. The combo appy was very good. The Ny strip for two was tender and cooked perfectly medium. We didn't have room for dissert. Overall it was a great experience. Well done!!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
anthony c
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Coconut Creek, Florida
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Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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Spokane Valley, Washington
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This restaurant was recommended to me by the hotel staff. Since it was close by I tried it. This place bills itself as "South Florida's oldest and best steakhouse". Oldest I believe; best, I hope not. I arrived about 8:00pm after flying all day from the west coast. There was about a 10 minute wait so I asked if I... More 

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Coconut Creek, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

I haven't been there since before they had a fire. The food was just as good as it has always been. The combo appy was very good. The Ny strip for two was tender and cooked perfectly medium. We didn't have room for dissert. Overall it was a great experience. Well done!!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We have been coming to Tropical Acres for at least 25 years. We went last night because my husband wanted filet mignon for his birthday dinner. We made reservations and Mr. Studiale seated us just as he has done on many occasions. We waited 10 minutes while getting a drink in the bar and then we were escorted into the... More 

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

Hi Mary Ann, Thank you for letting us know of your experience when dining with us. I do apologize that the servers forgot to serve your table the salads, as that is a very big mistake. It doesn't happen often but if anything like that was brought to the attention of management, we would have undoubtedly done something to rectify... More 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

My family and I were very impressed with this restaurant. The service was outstanding. Teresa was our waitress and she was very attentive. The Maine lobster special is incredible and tasty. Our filet was cooked to perfection. A must if you are dining out.

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

Hi Susan, Thank you for the great review. Maine Lobster and Filet Mignon are some solid choices when dining with us. We appreciate the kind words and I will be sure to let Teresa know that she helped make your night enjoyable. Hope to see you back soon! Best Regards, Michael Greenlaw 4th Generation Management More 

Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We had a birthday celebration with 100+ guest. The service was great, the atmosphere was amazing and our friends are still telling us how much they enjoyed the Hors D'oeuvres and buffet. The food was awesome. Francie, one of the managers, was very helpful and patience with us as we planned for this big event. It was a celebration my... More 

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

Thank you so much for hosting your party with us. It is so nice to see a group of friends and family get together and have a great time. It means a lot to us that you chose Tropical Acres Steakhouse for your event and we are pleased to hear that it was such an enjoyable evening. Please keep us... More 

Tallahassee, Florida, United States
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

This is a comfortable old place that has stood the test of time for 70 years because of how good their food is. Little touches like great crispy bread, yummy house dressing, large steaks and a ton of desserts. Plus lobster tails that can be added to the meal for very little. We really enjoyed the meal here. Worth the... More 

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

Hi Hal, Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review. We are happy to hear that you found your meal enjoyable. Nothing makes a steak dinner better than adding a lobster tail to it. Hope to see you back soon! Best Regards, Michael Greenlaw 4th Generation Management More 

Traverse City, Michigan
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77 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I had couple of beers the spechiel fillet and a key lime cake. Everything was ok BUT the steak was a rare piece of meet.

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

Thanks for coming by, Roy! I hope you enjoyed your food, and I'm sorry if your steak wasn't cooked correctly. We'd love to see you again and show you an even better experience! -Michael, Manager More 

Wallingford, PA
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This is an old fashioned Florida steak/seafood house. The food was very good, The filets were tender and cooked as ordered. Server was great...friendly, helpful and attentive. It is time for the decor to be updated but you cant beat the service and prices.

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

Thanks for coming by! I'm happy you enjoyed your meal, and thank you for showing your support TripAdvisor. Come back soon! -Michael, Manager More 

Hollywood, Florida
Level Contributor
22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The decor of this place has not changed in over 30 yesrs. This place is in serious need of an upgrade decor wise. Food is bland and needs to be elevated up a notch for the price. When i called and asked if a particular server was there that evening I was told yes. When i arrived the server was... More 

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

I apologize for the confusion with your waiter -- I understand why this oversight could be a little frustrating. Also, bland food is not what we aim for, and I'm sorry that you felt as if your food didn't match the price. Consistent service and quality of food is what we strive for, and it's disappointing to read that we... More 

Kansas City
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This was our last night and goodbye to Florida dinner on a great girlfriends trip. So glad our hotel recommended this restaurant. We both had the surf and turf and it was divine. The lobster was delicious and coming from Kansas, where steaks are the best, I haven't eaten a better filet for a long time. It was cooked to... More 

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

Thanks for the great review! I'm so happy you and your girlfriend could end your trip on a high note, and I'm happier that we could help. If you're ever back in Fort Lauderdale, we'd love to have you again! Until next time, Michael, Manager 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, Pizza, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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