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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, Dessert, 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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  • 78
    Very good
  • 36
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  • 27
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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
good spot for steak without the fuss

This is one of the cheaper steakhouses in town. The decor is old and tired, but i guess this is what you get when you want old time florida charm. No aged steaks or anything special here, but a well cooked steak nonetheless. Good service too. The booze is a bit pricey (wine list ok though) and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
dan p
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Barrie, Canada
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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379 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Delray Bch, FL
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

stopped by with a friend for our first visit this evening. Tommy and Pasha in the bar. best martini makers on the planet. the food was outstanding. my behind will be on the bar stool at tropical acres quite often after such an excellent experience. they really do want you to have a wonderful dining experience

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

We're so happy you had such a nice time with Tommy and Pasha at the bar! And to hear we made you the best martini you've ever had just makes my whole day. Hope to see you back very soon! Best, Michael, Manager More 

Coral Springs, Florida
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We had reservations for 4:30pm on Mother's Day and were seated promptly. Everything fell apart after that. We waited almost 10 minutes before a server took our order - water and bread came right away. A rare prime rib came well done and had to be sent back - another wait. Medium lamb chops came raw and had to be... More 

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

I am so sorry to hear you were disappointed by our Mother's Day menu and I apologize for your poor experience. You should not have to wait 10 minutes for a server to have take your order and you dinners should have arrived exactly as ordered. I know it's been a while since Mother's Day, but if there's anything I... More 

Barrie, Canada
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

This is one of the cheaper steakhouses in town. The decor is old and tired, but i guess this is what you get when you want old time florida charm. No aged steaks or anything special here, but a well cooked steak nonetheless. Good service too. The booze is a bit pricey (wine list ok though) and the sides are... More 

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

Dan, all in all, I'm happy we impressed. While I'm sorry to hear the place seemed dated and the presentation seemed a little messy, it's great to know we got you a good steak cooked how you wanted it. I'm a little confused about your mention of the Angus beef. We serve Certified Angus Beef, which means the cattle is... More 

Tamarac, Florida
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

At first glance you think oh, this is an old restaurant...and you are right, with old charm...service like you don't get anymore! Can't wait to go back...shared the strip steak for two and my leftovers are waiting for me at home! Service was big, but more important was awesome! Cooked to perfection, tender, not over seasoned just good meat. Baked... More 

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

It's just such wonderful news to hear you loved everything from the old-steakhouse charm to the creamy baked potato. We're so happy you finally came through our doors. See you back soon! Best Regards, Michael More 

Kennebunk, Maine
Top Contributor
190 reviews 190 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

This was suggested by our airport hotel and it's definitely in order if you want a nice restaurant meal before or after your flight. Atmosphere is large restaurant - nothing special. Our server, Lillian, was very efficient and friendly. Our meal was excellent - Caprese salad, grouper francais, key lime pie and prices reasonable. Portions were generous.

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

From the service to the Caprese salad, I'm just so happy you had a nice time visiting us from out of town. I will be sure to tell, Lillian she's doing a great job. Have a safe trip, and we hope you come back again if you're ever in the area. Best, Michael, Manager More 

New York City, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Stumbled upon the restaurant by accident and wish we would have found it sooner. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The food is delicious. If you want a perfectly cooked steak without all the fanfare of overhyped, fancy steakhouses, then this is the place to go. In addition to the more common steak temperatures, they also can prepare a... More 

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

I'm just so happy to hear you loved our steakhouse! From the steak to the atmosphere, I'm just so happy to read all of these compliments. When you're ever in the mood for a Pittsburgh Style steak, you know where to find us! Best Regards, Michael More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We had the pleasure of dining this past Sunday at Tropical Acres...my Father and Mother dined there when they first opened in 1949, and the three of us order the 10oz filet; blackened and even today our mouths are still watering!!! Most flavorful and tender steak we have ever had!!! Thank You for yet again exceeding our expectations!

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

Rohearn, it's so wonderful to hear your family has been with us since the beginning! And great choice on that 10oz filet -- it's incredible to know it's the most tender steak you've ever had. Thank you, and we hope to see you back for many more meals in the future. Best Regards, The Greenlaw and Studiale Families More 

Syracuse, NY
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This place was a treasure. We brought our two children, ages three and one, but this is a great place for a romantic meal as well. The manager came over twice to ask how our meal was and we had only compliments each time. Our waitress brought out our bread basket and salads right away (p.s. the house salad dressing... More 

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

It's so nice remembering you had nothing but compliments each time we came over to your table. I'm just so happy to hear you and your family thought of our place so highly, and greatly enjoyed each of the dishes we served. Hope to see you back soon. Have a wonderful weekend! Sincerely, Michael Greenlaw More 

Quogue, New York, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 via mobile

First off, I don't eat meat, but several people dining with me had steak, so I saw what it was like, there's plenty of seafood on the menu also. It's not a fine dining restaurant that will top any lists, but the service was very good, it's a good value and all meals (4 people) were very good! Save room... More 

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Maple Heights, Ohio
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

A great reasonably priced getaway near Fort Lauderdale Florida for steak seafood and a fruity cocktail... Save some room for the dessert cart with many fresh selections. I highly recommend the crab cake appetizer, bacon wrapped filet, and cheesecake

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

Those are some great recommendations! I personally love the cheesecake, so it sounds like you got to try some really great menu items. Thank you for your positive feedback and we hope to see you again soon. Sincerely, Michael Greenlaw 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: Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine, Large groups, 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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