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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: Lunch, Drinks, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, 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
  • 120
    Excellent
  • 159
    Very good
  • 72
    Average
  • 20
    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 Staff - Good Food

Had a drink and late lunch at this place on our trip to Fort Lauderdale. Staff was great and food was good. I am however spoiled as I live and Chicago and we have great food.....

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
Ivan M
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Park Ridge IL
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
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Park Ridge IL
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Had a drink and late lunch at this place on our trip to Fort Lauderdale. Staff was great and food was good. I am however spoiled as I live and Chicago and we have great food.....

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Well established restaurant on Las Olas,,,Neat place, good food,, great menu..nice beer selections,,,good service,,,,,Its what you would expect from the location, kinda upscale, tavern elegance...

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Napoli, Italia
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

For my second time in Fort Lauderdale I spent a wonderful evening in this really nice restaurant. Food is very good with a big variety. Cocktails are great! and the atmosphere make the rest. Staff is perfect. Truly recommended!

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Medford
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79 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We came here one day for lunch and another day for dinner and I just fell in love with this spot. They even have brunch on the weekends that I wanted to come to but didn't because of me sleeping in. The prices are not bad and the food and service is just amazing everyone is so helpful and friendly... More 

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Loughton, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Went here for dinner with my family and were impressed with the quality of the food. Having a nut allergy there like me is a problem though because the chips were cooked in the same frier as one of the Chinese foods. Which wasn't a problem really but a pain that I could not have fries with my pizza. Our... More 

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Lavallette, New Jersey
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63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Ata at Big City recently and had one of the best burgers I have found in Fort Lauderdale. Excellent service, great drink menu and great food all at a very reasonable price. Highly recommended.

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eastchester
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Thanks to a rude receptionist at Cheesecake Factory we decided to try bug city tavern across the street. And are we glad we did! Great food and service! I had Pizza and a salad. Son had pasta of the day and thought it was amazing Great Job!

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I went here for lunch with some coworkers and all 4 of us were completely underwhelmed by the food and drinks. The fact that all people at a table disliked their meals says something about a place. We all ordered 4 different entrees and tried each others. They were are all mediocre at best. My cocktail was so horribly undrinkable... More 

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Deerfield Beach, Florida
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91 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Went here on a Saturday for drinks and apps. Good stuff. Wings were excellent and the flat bread pizza was amazing. Tasty and plentiful. Nice atmosphere and music. Sat inside by the front glass, it was to hot to sit on the street. Nice view for people watching and relaxing. Service was good.

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Lincolnshire, UK
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40 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

A fantastic restaurant, we walked in for a weekday lunch and were impressed by the efficiency, menu choices and drinks. The margarita was surprisingly strong! Lovely ambiance and swift service with a smile.

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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, Bar scene, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?