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“Usually good service, however.....”

Duffy's Sports Grill
Ranked #89 of 1,326 Restaurants in Fort Lauderdale
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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“Usually good service, however.....”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2013

I live in the area and work at a nearby hotel. My co-workers and I frequent Duffy's quite often and usually the food and service are pretty good. However, last night was a serious exception. Two of us went there and asked for a table at the bar, and we were seated immediately by a very friendly hostess. But then we got our server - Michael. An older genetlemen with a terrible attitude. He told us we shouldn't be sitting at this table because it had 4 chairs and there were only 2 of us. We informed him that 2 people might be joining us if they get off work early enough. He said he needed to know NOW if they were coming because if they weren't he was separating our one table into two because the Miami Heat game was on and it was going to get crowded. There was plenty of other seating - why did the hostess sit us there if it was such a big deal? I told him that if our 2 other friends didn't show up by the time he needed the seats back he could take them. He grunted and walked away. He didn't tell us about any specials, wouldn't recommend a wine for my friend (he told her to look on the back of the menu), corrected us on the difference between "naked" wings and "dry" wings. and overall was just plain rude. He was obviously annoyed with us and wasn't interested in waiting on us at all. Until , that is, our other 2 people showed up. Then all of a sudden he found his personality but by then it was way too late. We ended up spending around $85 in food and drinks and he could have cared less - we waited almost 30 minutes for him to take our bill. I'm not sure if this was just a one-off for this place or if the entire staff now has this attitude (when my friend mentioned our disappointment on our way out to the Manager - he just shrugged his shoulders and said "Sorry".) I probably won't be coming back here for a while, I won't be sending any hotel guests that way and I for sure won't be entertaining any clients here. Too bad.

  • Visited May 2013
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John S, Manager at Duffy's Sports Grill, responded to this review, May 28, 2013
Hi Penny. Thank you very much for the valuable feedback. We take full responsibility for this. We have sent you a message in hopes we can learn more from you.
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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2013

Join their MVP club and immediately get 40% off between 2 and 4 pm on Monday through Friday. I loved the key lime pie - not only was it deicious but big enough for two. The cobb salad was also nice, fresh and lasted for two meals. I was able to have lunch and dinner [take out] for between 12 and 14 dollars each day.

Visited April 2013
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John S, Manager at Duffy's Sports Grill, responded to this review, May 16, 2013
Thank you Catherine! So glad to hear you enjoyed your experience with us!
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Westminster, Massachusetts
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“Great food, plenty of screens”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

If you're looking for a menu with great variety at a great price and want to enjoy some sports at the same time, Duffy's is a great choice. Duffy's is our pre-cruise dining spot on the night before we sail. The service is great, and the food is delicious.

  • Visited March 2013
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John S, Manager at Duffy's Sports Grill, responded to this review, May 28, 2013
What a nice review! Thanks for taking the time to share this with us.
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Dublin, Ireland
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“Great place to eat and relax,”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2013

Great food , Great Staff, Great prices, yes you have them all here so go enjoy , for all the Family we had a ball and it was an experience to see how a good restaurant should be run, okay it is fast type food but very good quality and prices they also have tow for one drinks. So look out for the Duffy s sport grill on your trip to Florida,

  • Visited April 2013
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John S, Manager at Duffy's Sports Grill, responded to this review, May 28, 2013
Thank you Ron! So glad to hear you enjoyed your experience with us!
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Atlanta, Georgia
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“Typical Sports Bar Food but Hard to Beat Location”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2013 via mobile

Pull up and dock your boat , walk right in, then sit and enjoy the view of the INTERCOASTAL while you dine or catch up on the latest game on the MANY TVs. Food is not the main reason to stop.

  • Visited April 2013
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John S, Manager at Duffy's Sports Grill, responded to this review, April 29, 2013
Thank you! So glad to hear you enjoyed your experience with us!
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