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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
Good for:
Doing business
Entertaining clients

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  • 44
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  • 8
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  • 4
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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
A NICE SURPRISE AND DOWN HOME FOOD

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
ligiajamieson
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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105 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 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
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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8 reviews 8 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 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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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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41 reviews 41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 via mobile

Title says it all. The brussel sprouts are to die for! The sweet potato casserole and macaroni and cheese are delectable sides. My chicken pot pie was great and the seafood stew was also very good. One thing I wasn't expecting was the baked to order bread. So good! The place isn't fancy at all but the food is what... More 

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Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
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160 reviews 160 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

The King came across this place by accident on a Saturday evening. How fortunate we were to find this place. Everyone in our party of four was completely satisfied. The King had the best meatloaf ever, two of us had the very tasty duck, and one had the wonderful seafood stew. Everyone was completely happy with their meal. Service was... More 

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Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
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45 reviews 45 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This is a really grand surprise. Tucked away on Federal Highway not too far south of Oakland Park Blvd., these folks serve really nice home -cooked dishes of home stlye food. Award winning meatloaf and fantastic sides. Plus you can share a bottle of wine! I recommend reservations if possible. Small, cozy and great service. A bit of about anything... More 

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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?