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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: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 59
    Excellent
  • 57
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Little Gem in a Big City

This is truly a little gem I will return to! Our waitress was lovely, and we were attended to frequently throughout our meal. After asking how their burger was, our server told me that it was good, but I could get a burger anywhere! She made a couple other suggestions, and I decided to go for the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Anji S
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Ft. Lauderdale
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First time at the café, had a hamburger with arugula and tomato and provolone cheese. Had a side of brussels sprouts steamed in butter with pistachios , dessert was homemade carrot cake, not cloyingly sweet but fresh!

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Thank Alexis C
Ft. Lauderdale
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is truly a little gem I will return to! Our waitress was lovely, and we were attended to frequently throughout our meal. After asking how their burger was, our server told me that it was good, but I could get a burger anywhere! She made a couple other suggestions, and I decided to go for the short rib sandwich.... More 

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Thank Anji S
Ottawa, Canada
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275 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staff are homey, talkative & distracted but they are friendly & well meaning. Crab fritter & greens was a tasty app. Sauted chicken over pasta & pot pie with puff pastry over a metal bowl were different & flavourful . Good size portions for the price & various sides to choose. Carrot cake was homemade but needed more cream cheese,... More 

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Thank Norm W
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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117 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Over and over they never disappoint. The Country Fried Chicken is a hit as most everything else on their menu. Friendly staff, very reasonable prices, small neighborhood locals restaurant.

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Thank Scottinaboat
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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83 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small restaurant in a strip mall with great food and a diversified wine list. Friendly servers and reasonable prices. Easy free parking.

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Thank HalloweenOwl
Plano, Texas
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82 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ate lunch on Wednesday at about 2:00. We were waited on immediately. We ordered from the menu but they were out of Chicken Pot Pie! This is one thing they are famous for and we wanted to try it. They said this is normally not a problem but today they were out. I had the jalapeño tuna salad. We... More 

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Thank P L
Locks Heath, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

Small restaurant that provides enormous helpings of homestyle food. We visited a couple of times while on holiday from U.K. and were impressed with the tasty food and friendly serving staff. This is not a fine dining experience, which is not necessarily a bad thing in my view. If you want to pay a small fortune for beetroot foam, go... More 

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Thank Richard S
Livingston Manor, New York
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

We all had recommendations from our waiter.The fried pickles were not known to us being from NYC, really yummy, same for the short ribs and my fillet of beef with red wine reduction.

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Thank pks631
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

This place is a "locals favorite" and I almost hate to let the secret out!!! First thing: Go Hungry! The portions are huge - and delicious. Eating there is like going to your favorite friend's house - who also happens to be a Chef. Starting with the beautiful, understated decor, you will be welcomed by the friendly staff who really... More 

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Thank Meghan N
Florida
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366 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Came with friends for lunch, who eat here often ... now I know why. Each of us had something different, Shrimp Po Boy @ $12, Grilled Vegetables @ $10, and I had the Mason Jar Burger @ $10, which I might add, was delicious, and cooked to perfection. Each sandwich comes with one side dish. Arrive a few minutes before... 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: Business meetings
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?