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Big City Tavern

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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609 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301-2234 (SE 6 Ave)
+1 954-727-0307
11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
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67 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excellent service every time we visit them...Consistent flavors..the unlimited mimosas, to die for...The atmosphere, energetic. Great for groups, families with kids! The portions are huge and the prices, affordable. We spent 3 hours during brunch time (11-3PM) and every time I visit Fort Lauderdale, this is the place we go for brunch. I recommend reservations. They are ALWAYS busy.

Thank Ivbp68
Sunrise, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Big City already has a name for itself; at least among locals and who knows where else. We stopped for brunch before walking the boulevard and visiting the many, many booths with artists' creations. We dined outside on a chilly morning and enjoyed the crowd and surroundings and banter on the street. Ronnie was our waiter and was amazing with... More 

Thank William H
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went for dinner at this restaurant on Saturday night. My first impression was that the place was crowded and very loud . But after a magnificent service by Greg with such a delicious food, the rest did not matter that much. My only critic is that they don't have my favorite prosecco SCAVI & RAY, the only prosecco I... More 

Thank bellandegourmet
West Hartford CT
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49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stopped here for lunch on a weekend. The hummus plate with pita, cucumbers and carrots was excellent! Had enough to take home for another meal. My hubby had a wedge salad which he said was mediocre (but I noticed he didn't leave anything on his plate!??)... friends shared a pizza which they liked. Waitress was very attentive and even... More 

Thank susanseider
La Verne, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice local restaurant in Ft. Lauderdale. Had a great late lunch here during Christmas week. Excellent food and great service. Nice outdoor patio, but inside is nice too. Would come back.

Thank Susanbunny_8
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed Big City Tavern the night before we departed for our wedding cruise in July. We had a group of 25 and made reservations months ahead of time. Our service was great and so was the food. They assigned several servers to us and were happy to accommodate separate checks. Food was prompt and servers were friendly and courteous.... More 

Thank SerenaandRob
Montreal, Canada
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31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A very busy place and a fun place to be. The menu offers affordable choices,food was of good quality and tasty. The deserts were also very good. We will certainly return to this restaurant.

Thank 2015Mash
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016 via mobile

I stumbled upon this place while staying at the Riverside hotel. The food was good. The service was nice. The menu was ok, nothing special, but tasty.

Thank Sal M
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

Had lunch here on a Friday afternoon. Pretty nice menu, and reasonably priced. Food was tasty. Nice beer selection. Place was packed, both indoor and outdoor seating areas. The crowd was a mix of tourists and locals. I think there were some Christmas parties going on. Very interesting décor throughout. I wouldn't hesitate to go back here again.

Thank jam2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

We stopped in at Big City Tavern, because I was ravenous and with it comes the hanger! To start, the selection of craft beer was fantastic! I wish I could remember exactly which sandwich we chose, but I do remember it being quite yummy. We didn't have to wait long for the food and found out that they make a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $40
Italian, American, Bar, Pub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 609 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301-2234
    (SE 6 Ave)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Broward County  >  Fort Lauderdale
  • Phone Number: +1 954-727-0307
Big City Tavern is reminiscent of the great old taverns of Chicago, New York and Boston. The menu features fresh seafood, steaks, pasta and salads. Our extensive wine list emphasizes California varietals by the glass and bottle. Big City Tavern has a rotating selection of craft and specialty beers on tap and available in bottle. Desserts are all house made and all delicious.

Big City Tavern features high tin ceilings, wood floors and rustic brick walls. Patrons can take their place at our long oak bar or in the comfort of the dining room.

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