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“Great friendly service, great burger!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Gilbert's 17th Street Grill

Gilbert's 17th Street Grill
1821 Cordova Rd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316-2198
+1 954-768-8990
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Ranked #5 of 1,122 Restaurants in Fort Lauderdale
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Gilbert's 17th Street Grill is a family owned and operated restaurant that serves up great burgers, ribs, wings, home made soups, and salads. Daily blackboard specials include Pan Seared Tuna, Chinese Roast Pork on Garlic Toast, Havarti Burger Served on a Toasted Garlic English Muffin and The Hottest Burger in South Florida. Also has some great homemade desserts including Mrs. Gilbert's Rocky Road Road Cookies, Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, Key Lime Pie and NY Style Cheesecake. The Gilbert family has served South Florida for the last 10 years and has over 40 years experience in the food service industry. A family member is always on site and happy to open up their kitchen to you, treating your family like family!
Atlanta, Georgia
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“Great friendly service, great burger!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

Friendly atmosphere, great service from all personnel. Family run who clicked well together
We had a cheese burger and feta salad. Burger was juicy! Fries were good.
Salad was huge, and fresh. Would recommend the food and the service.
One query though is do they cook the food fresh? Either way it was tasty and definitely worth another visit.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Great Burgers”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

The burgers are excellent, the hosts are very friendly. This was my first visit and hopefully not my last. I have already recommended this place to friends and family who will be in town soon. Not to be missed if you like a good burger.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Great friendly place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012 via mobile

Great burgers, bean soup and Asian slaw. All very fresh and well made. Super friendly employees in a very clean establishment.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Home cooked food with warm staff.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

This semi- self serve is a neighborhood favorite. They often know your name! Food is dependable and good basic comfort food including homemade soups and good burgers.

Visited August 2012
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“I'm Addicted”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

I try to get to Gilbert's every time I'm in the neighborhood. My first experience here was only so-so but that was definitely an anomaly. I've now been here about eight times since then and each time has been great.

Everything that's been said about their burgers is true and then some. But the real surprise to me has been their spinach salad which is a special they are currently offering. You wouldn't think a simple salad of spinach, goat cheese, bacon, sun-dried tomatoes and raspberry vinaigrette would be anything to rave about but this one is. The ingredients are all fresh and flavorful (the cheese is particularly delicious) the portion is ample and the proportions are perfect. But this is definitely a case of the whole being greater than the sum of its parts since I can't quite put my finger on why this dish is so extraordinary. Whatever the alchemy involved, it's a masterpiece so enjoy it while you can.

My latest visit was during the peak lunch period on a Friday but the service was as efficient, friendly and punctual as always. This place is run by its owners and they really care about their customers. If something isn't right tell the staff and they'll make it so.

A superb place for lunch in Fort Lauderdale.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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