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609 East Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
+1 954-727-0307
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Ranked #182 of 1,115 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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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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65 reviews 65 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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351 reviews 351 reviews
245 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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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Pompano Beach, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

It was the group's dinner choice after attending the Las Olas Art Show and we are locals. Atmosphere is good, so is the service. Good wine selection by the glass. Three of us had the fish special of the day, Hog Snapper and I'm not sure it was as fresh as the kitchen indicated. I did mention to our waiter... More

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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106 reviews 106 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We were in Fort Lauderdale for a show, and our hotel was across the street from Big City. We stopped in to look at the menu and were impressed by the extensive menu. We enjoyed the flat bread appetizer, which our server, Fara, who was very accommodating, brought with both a ricotta sauce and a tomato sauce. It was excellent... More

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Bronx, New York
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105 reviews 105 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I went here while on vacation with my bf. Service was very friendly and prompt. We started with the Asian calamari which was out of this world. It was cooked perfectly and the combination of the sauce, peanuts, apricots and scallions was ridiculous. And the portion was well enough for more than 2 people. For our entree we both had... More

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Rochester, NY
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397 reviews 397 reviews
258 restaurant reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

After taking a cruise gawking at mansions and yachts we were looking for lunch on a Saturday afternoon. We happened upon this downtown place and were able to get a table for five. The place was hopping with a brunch crowd. We did not want brunch so we ordered sandwiches off the menu. The steak sandwich was great but the... More

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Englewood, Florida
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55 reviews 55 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Stopped by without knowing and were plesently suprised great atmosphere the food was great everything was fresh when we are in the area again we will def. go back for more

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Portimao, Portugal
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

There are so many restaurants on Las Olas Blvd that it is hard to choose, so we just stopped at a convenient place. Lucky us. The waiter was friendly and well-informed and the food fresh and tasty. One of us had the meatballs with ricotta (recommended) and the other had a pasta dish. No complaints and we would return.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

If you can catch the brunch, the stuffed French toast is amazing!!! Would have given five stars but the portions were fairly small for the price. Service was average to a bit slow, and skip the all you can drink mamosas's, they are terribly bitter. My fiance ordered the steak and spinach. I thought the steak was cooked perfectly, but... More

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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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