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609 East Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
+1 954-727-0307
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Ranked #174 of 1,126 Restaurants in Fort Lauderdale
Price range: $31 - $40
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: American, Pizza
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Good for: Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: SE 6 Ave
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.
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English first
Brunswick, Ohio
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

Great atmosphere, especially the outdoor area. While the portions were generous, over-all nothing over the top with regards to food quality. Also had the wrong burger sent to the table.

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Freelton, Ontario
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78 reviews 78 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Had an enjoyable lunch complete with a good beer (Victory Pilsner) and a fun drink (Grapefruit Smash) along with the special sandwich of the day and the pasta it was a good sitdown lunch in the old part of Fort Lauderdale. Walking the street (Las Olas) and enjoying the lunch was part of a good day. Service was good and... More 

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La Plata, Maryland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

We had a Beer and Hamburgers and this was an excellent choice. The place was a little noisy especially with protesters lying in the street. Service was slow but we we were in no hurry.

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Marc Rodman
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Amazing service with attention to detail. Very pro service with cool fun attitude. Made great recommendations. Awesome steak, best bolognese, homemade pasta and pizza. Cool atmosphere. Best in Lauderdale area by a long shot without the pretentiousness you'd expect or the dirty bar you get on the strip. Make this a destination when visiting. Best of our week!!! Even met... More 

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Central, NY
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118 reviews 118 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 via mobile

Great happy hour pricing on beers and food. We had the chimichurri wings and a flight of craft beers. All were excellent.

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Columbia, South Carolina
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Worth a trip for these alone, me and my girlfriend are regulars just for the martinis! They also do other specialty drinks that look amazing, but its so hard to move away from the pumpkin ones!

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

For the nightlife scene on Las Olas start at Big City for dinner. Big City is vibrant with a fun bar scene and the food is great casual fare. If you are a fan of Greek salads, don't miss the chopped Greek on the menu. It's huge and has a pita surprise on the bottom. If you are looking for... More 

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Pembroke, Canada
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45 reviews 45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

After a long walk from the beach down Los Olas Blvd to the shops and restaurant district we stopped for a cold one at the Big City Tavern. Good selection of brews but late lunch menu surprisingly small. Good thing the spinach salad was on the menu. Really enjoyed the flavours of the walnuts, corn niblets, and crunchy green apple... More 

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Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We loved our delicious brunch and zingy Bloody Mary's at Big City! Expect a crowded and LOUD experience coz everyone is having a fabulous time! Our waiter Michael was super helpful and speedy and we enjoyed ourselves a lot!

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388 reviews 388 reviews
275 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

The varied menu has something for everyone. The fish is well prepared and the service is quite attentive. Will be back.

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Additional Information about Big City Tavern

Address: 609 East Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Phone Number: +1 954-727-0307
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Fort Lauderdale
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
Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
Cuisine: American, Pizza

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