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Vinnie's Lobster Bar

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5810 S University Dr, Suite 118, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33328-6107
+1 954-680-3323
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hollywood, Florida
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very nice place with great food, drinks and service. It is always a pleasure to visit. The Bar Manager (I believe her name is Madelyne) is the most pleasant person who makes your experience ever more enjoyable. Try the Cinnamon Toast Crunch Martini, it is very good. The Portabella Mushroom with Crab meat, Lasagna and Calamari are delicious. You will... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida, United States
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67 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went here tonight with friends for a birthday celebration. Ironically, we ended up here because of bad weather and wanting to stay closer to home than originally planned. We were very happy with our experience. The food was very good. The music was fantastic and I loved it when the bartender took the mic to belt out a great... More 

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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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68 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016

The ambiance was very nice and so was the service. I was a little turned off when my silverware was dirty but it was replaced very fast. We started the evening with escargot which was acceptable but nothing exceptional . My twin Maine lobster tails were tasteless but served with some delicious baked red potatoes. My husband's linguini and clam... More 

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Shady Hills, FL
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75 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

Come to really love going to Vinnie's Lobster Bar in Hollywood Florida. It is such a pleasure when bartender-server Stacy hurries to your white clothed-table remembering your favorite wine and the food you ordered on your previous visit.. Food here is totally awesome. Great atmosphere and, well, I have to go now. Heading back to Vinnie's for lunch.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

Went for first time for happy hour. Was pleasantly surprised on service, value, and food. Nice neighborhood and reasonably priced restaurant, happy hour specials on food and drink both good. Menu and specials +++. Small, but comfortable feel. interesting cross section of people too. We were at bar, but had white table clothed tables inside, and outdoor seating (although overlooking... More 

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Thank John M
Davie, Florida
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Happen to stumble upon this place and had a great Happy Hour experience. They had drinks and appetizers specials. Must say the place was hopping - not a seat in the house!

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Miami, Florida
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

Food and Service were Excellent Fran the Owner was Great and Make Sure you ask for Amy the server. Scungili salad was the best I've had in years, the dinner salad was extra special as well with chick peas, cheese, olives, spring mix and red onions. The 2 lobster tail special was Excellently cooked and FRESH along with the fresh... More 

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Thank dalillc
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

By word of mouth we discovered Vinny's. Seafood and other fish was delish and marinara tasty. Service was very good; checking to ensure we had everything and that we were happy with our food. Vinny's had a variety of desserts. We chose the zepoles, served warm with chocolate sauce and cream, enough for 3-4 people. Coffee was hot, dinner was... More 

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Davie, Florida
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

I really enjoyed this restaurant. It is a scratch kitchen and the food is so fresh. My tomato on my salad was the reddest and freshest I have ever had. I also ordered a lobster crab roll and was very impressed. Small place but it is so worth it.

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Miami, Florida
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338 reviews
253 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016

Not a large menu. Certain days they offer a daily special that is a very good deal with salad and bread. Place is family owned and operated. Big bar and if I could say anything bad it would be the noise since the place is packed. If you not looking for a quiet dinner then this is the spot to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Italian, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5810 S University Dr, Suite 118, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33328-6107
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Broward County  >  Fort Lauderdale
  • Phone Number: +1 954-680-3323

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