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“Go for the mac and cheese and then head elsewhere for dinner” 3 of 5 stars
Review of J. Alexander's

J. Alexander's
2415 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305-2540
954-563-9077
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Ranked #133 of 1,126 Restaurants in Fort Lauderdale
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Los Angeles, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Go for the mac and cheese and then head elsewhere for dinner”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2012

Went in for dinner on a Saturday night. The restaurant was full and there was a wait for tables which usually means we had made a good choice. The hostess had just graduated high school and was great.. I regret not remembering her name, After that the service went down hill. The entire experience seemed like a push to get us in and out as fast as possible. While I understand the need to turn tables it was almost annoying especially when spending over $50 a person. As for the food, the roasted artichokes were fantastic but the Alex's salad was a joke for the price. My friend ordered the Prime Rib which was good and I ordered the NY Strip. Word of advise... don't order the strip. The best item we had was the mac and cheese...it was the highlight of the meal. Overall, skip this place and go for the upscale chain steakhouse just down the street.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“If it isn't broken why fix it? Best burger in town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2012 via mobile

Consistently a hearty juicy burger. I have been going for years and I still cannot get past the burger. I've tried but the burger wins.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Moncton, Canada
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Wow The best ribs in fort lauderdale”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2012

We decided to go to this restaurant after been told that they have the best ribs.We arrived at supper time very busy ,we had a 30 min wait served by Stephanie great service .We ordered the ribs wow what a surprise the best ribs i have eaten in a long time. Went back with friends that was joining for our cruise they also said it was a excellent meal and also they all said they were the best ribs .We wil be back when we go back to fort lauderdale .

  • Visited March 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Los Angeles
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24 restaurant reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Delicious”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2012

They were ale to accomodate a reservation-less group of 9 for dinner with minimal wait. Service was excellent, food very tasty.

Visited March 2012
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Wilmington, DE
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“Better this time.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2012

I always have dinner at J Alexanders when I am in Fort Lauderdale. Last times I had a terrible experience in November 2011. The service was poor however we had a great experience on this trip. Highly recommend.

Visited February 2012
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