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Big City Tavern

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609 East Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 (SE 6 Ave)
+1 954-727-0307
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11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Business meetings
Description: Big City Tavern is reminiscent of the great old taverns of Chicago, New...
Big City Tavern is reminiscent of the great old taverns of Chicago, New York and Boston. The menu features fresh seafood, steaks, pasta and salads. Our extensive wine list emphasizes California varietals by the glass and bottle. Big City Tavern has a rotating selection of craft and specialty beers on tap and available in bottle. Desserts are all house made and all delicious.

Big City Tavern features high tin ceilings, wood floors and rustic brick walls. Patrons can take their place at our long oak bar or in the comfort of the dining room.
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  • 152
    Excellent
  • 189
    Very good
  • 78
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Just right for lunch

We stopped here after a harbor tour. Prices on the menu outside seemed reasonable and the place was pretty full. Seated promptly and greeted. Wife had the short rib grilled cheese sandwich. Meat was flavorful and "fall off the bone" tender. My cod sandwich "special" tasty, with lettuce... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
John I
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Clifton Park, New York
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Clifton Park, New York
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338 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stopped here after a harbor tour. Prices on the menu outside seemed reasonable and the place was pretty full. Seated promptly and greeted. Wife had the short rib grilled cheese sandwich. Meat was flavorful and "fall off the bone" tender. My cod sandwich "special" tasty, with lettuce, tomato, and a nice mayonnaise based sauce. This place is packed at... More 

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Thank John I
New York City, New York
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71 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our mixed group of friends had lunch here, and there was something for everyone. You know how there is always one person who wasn't happy with the food, not here! The Chimichuri chicken wings were the big hit with everyone! So glad we decided to grab lunch here.

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Thank GI L
O.G. New Jersey
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

went to this restaurant with 3 other people. We had reservations and was sited shortly after arriving. Then the comedy of errors started. We waited forever for our wine and asked for bread several times. When we went to order the waiter didn' t know any of the items. He was rude and very disorganized. he told one person he... More 

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Thank KatieO_G_NewJersey
Buffalo, New York
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782 reviews
346 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 413 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been here several times. Lively great place with good ambience. Noisy but fun. Top notch bar tenders. Great drinks. Love the food. Highly recommend

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Thank Jonmun
Newton, MA
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282 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You have to be seated at the bar to enjoy Happy Hour, but it is definitely worth it if you can get a seat. Drinks are $2 off, which is a nice, but not super deal. Tried a "Cocktail on Tap" and really enjoyed it. The good was really impressive. The Asian Calamari was some of the best calamari I... More 

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Thank Mark S
Québec City
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food, but he place is so crowded and noisy that we had to scream in order to understand ourselves...So, perfect place to enjoy if you're deaf !!!

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Thank Pierre C
Atlanta, Ga.
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We sat at the bar and were very entertained. They offer many specialty cocktails that have been pre-mixed, like the Old Fashioned. It was very good. Warm and comfy environment on a cold evening! We shared the special flatbread and the Chicken Milanese salad. Both were very good. We would not hesitate to come back!

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Thank finallyandrews
Park City, Utah
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location on the main drag in FL. Despite a cool night we opted to dine outside but experienced no chill due to their outside heaters. Our waiter was great and knowledgable about the beer, wine selection and answered all menu questions with knowledge and advice. The soup of day (vegetable puree with curry) was tasty and the free range... More 

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Thank been_there_alreadykj
Hoboken, New Jersey
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely one of the best brunches I have ever had. The restaurant is beautiful and has a great, youthful vibe to it. The porchetta hash with six minute egg and hollandaise was incredible: very flavorful, filling, and perfectly cooked. Brunch also includes unlimited mimomas (or bloody Mary's) for only $12, for which they are very generous and always on top... More 

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Thank njdave89
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71 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ordered the Bucatini Pasta with no bacon and Short Ribs. Bucatini was a pasta that was cooked perfectly al dente and was not overwhelmed by the sauce. It was a perfect balance with the shrimp the medley of flavors in its sauce. The BF devoured the short ribs and didn't have any other comment to give except "it was good."... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 609 East Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
    (SE 6 Ave)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Fort Lauderdale
  • Phone Number: +1 954-727-0307

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: American, Pizza, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Business meetings

Description

Big City Tavern is reminiscent of the great old taverns of Chicago, New York and Boston. The menu features fresh seafood, steaks, pasta and salads. Our extensive wine list emphasizes California varietals by the glass and bottle. Big City Tavern has a rotating selection of craft and specialty beers on tap and available in bottle. Desserts are all house made and all delicious.

Big City Tavern features high tin ceilings, wood floors and rustic brick walls. Patrons can take their place at our long oak bar or in the comfort of the dining room.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?