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The Mason Jar Cafe

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2980 North Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33306
(954) 566-8221
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice atmosphere with good food

Good food with attentive service with a comfortable, causal atmosphere. We have eaten there several times with friends. The only reason we do not go there more often is that the owners adamantly refuse to accept the American Express Card. Since that is the only card I use in the USA, the only... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
Terrence P
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
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108 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Haverford, Pennsylvania
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645 reviews 645 reviews
455 restaurant reviews
426 helpful votes 426 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

You might drive right on by this little gem. It's hidden with small sign in a nondescript strip mall. There are a ton of bigger, flashier restaurant all over this area. The space is homey and cozy, although I did find it a tad dark. I found the service to be friendly and welcoming. My ice tea (served in a... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Good food with attentive service with a comfortable, causal atmosphere. We have eaten there several times with friends. The only reason we do not go there more often is that the owners adamantly refuse to accept the American Express Card. Since that is the only card I use in the USA, the only time we go there is when there... More 

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North Alabama
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48 reviews 48 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

People in Ft. Lauderdale must not know home cooking. This was our second lunch visit to this restaurant. I ordered the chicken fried chicken sandwich and he ordered the meatloaf sandwich. Both are $10. I could do better at the fast food chicken restaurant down the street in terms of taste and price. Both sandwiches were exceedingly bland and begged... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I have come here several times fo lunch wih colleages and family. Although the menu isn't huge everythng is great! Service is great. You must try.

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Springfield, Virginia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

This was my second visit and it was as good as the first. This is down home Southern comfort food and it doesn't disappoint. Our Waitress was outstanding and treated us like we were family. The French onion soup is delicious and the cheese on the top is superb. Between the four of us we had the chicken pot pie,... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We had dinner at this restaurant last night. I had not been there for a few years and was not exactly thrilled but once the waiter approached our table and explained the specials and brought our water I was feeling a lot better about it. I ordered the skirt steak with an ancho chile sauce and green bean casserole and... More 

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New York City, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

After the fiasco that is SEA, I had lost hope in finding a decent restaurant in Ft. Lauderdale and just happened to walk into this extra simple (it's not for a date) but WOW, fresh and simple comfort food. I highly recommend Ernesto's fish stew. Everything looks homemade and the lack of pretentiousness is refreshing. Go when you're hungry. And... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Some of the best food in Fort Lauderdale - can park in the front or behind the restaurant. It is rather small so suggest a reservation. During season and on the weekends it is very crowded but it is because the food is so delicious. One waitress there is lacking in personality you need to have in a service business... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

The mason jar serves an upgraded version of comfort food. I had the short ribs with Brussel sprouts and Mac and cheese. The meat was seasoned perfectly and was melt in your mouth tender. The Brussels we're cored and absolutely delicious. My friend had the snapper that was a very generous portion and perfectly cooked, with a corn spoon bread... More 

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Fort Lauderdale
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Don't miss this place if you want some great food. This is the second time I have eaten here and wondered why I don't go here more often. Service is excellent and the food outstanding. I had the tuna salad and it was to die for. I could only eat half so brought the other half home.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2980 North Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33306
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Fort Lauderdale
  • Phone Number: (954) 566-8221

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?