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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, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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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Visitor rating
  • 105
    Excellent
  • 143
    Very good
  • 68
    Average
  • 18
    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
Good food and service

I ate there last Saturday evening. Had a reservation and was seated in 3 minutes. The food was very good and the portions were large.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Stephan B
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Coral Springs, Florida
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We stopped here on our first night in Ft Lauderdale. Parking was easy because there's a lot behind the restaurant. They had a really nice outdoor dining area. The service was amazing from the hosts, to the bartender, and our server. The food was delicious! It's located right on Las Olas which is another happening place in Ft Lauderdale.

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Coral Springs, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I ate there last Saturday evening. Had a reservation and was seated in 3 minutes. The food was very good and the portions were large.

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Sagamore Beach, Massachusetts
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This is one of the most classy bar and restaurant I've ever been in ! The food ,the ambience the radish trays on this hundred foot bar is just class ! Great seating on the sidewalk tables and in a great location ! We make it there every year ! #1 in our eyes !

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43 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Amazing place and delicious food. Great atmosphere. The service was superior. We will be back to try dinner because the brunch was so good!

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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40 reviews 40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Overall good comfort food. Service is quick. Can be quite busy. Sat outside with our dog. Surprisingly some good salads.

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Love Big City Tavern. Had lunch, grilled salmon with tomato salad which was delicious and our server Helen was really informative about the menu and overall wonderful! Definitely one of my places to go while in Ft. Lauderdale.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I would like to start off by saying that my server Michael was absolutely amazing!! The meal was excellent and timely. My only issue was with the hosting staff. They were not very friendly or accommodating. There was a large table next to us and they made us sit at two tables of four while that table stayed empty the... More 

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Sandusky
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54 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

My friend and I were just walking down Las Olas looking for a place to get a good burger. We asked the gal working in the gelato shop next door and she recommended Big City Tavern. It didn't disappoint! The beverages were icy cold and the burger and fries were hot and delicious. My friend and I thought the prices... More 

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Rochester, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

We loved the atmosphere, drinks, and food on our first visit that we went back the next night. But unfortunately we were disappointed by our food the 2nd night. The 1st visit we loved the appetizer special and all of our meals, 3 had pasta dishes and 1 had seafood. The 2nd night we liked the appetizer special but were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

After taking the Carrie B Cruise, we wandered up and down Las Olas and decided to try Big City Tavern for dinner. Loved the look of it, menu was great too. Best bread ever, delicious, huge burgers, great wings. Everyone left happy and full.

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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: Entertaining clients, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Doing business

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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?