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“Favorite in Ft Lauderdale” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Old Fort Lauderdale Breakfast House

Old Fort Lauderdale Breakfast House
Ranked #244 of 1,320 Restaurants in Fort Lauderdale
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Hollywood, Florida
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Favorite in Ft Lauderdale”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2014

I live a bit south in nearby Hollywood and, in my opinion, Ft Lauderdale for a large city does not have a lot of exceptional restaurants.
OB House consistently is at the top of my list of places to eat well. My husband gave me a small surprise birthday lunch there last year.
Ingredients and preparation are top quality; an on-site owner and son strive to monitor the entire operation from staffing to menu to decor. OB House is a real 'find' in this city. Likely that once you've tried, it you'll be back.
Yes, the hours are breakfast to late lunch and we all wish that Rodney would bring back dinner service which he briefly tried. Nevertheless, the menu has so many good offerings made fresh daily that it is always hard to pick what to eat; am I in the mood for breakfast items or lunch?
Anything with the fresh grilled mahi fishI love--mac and cheese w/salad, the fish stew, the omelet with fish, grilled fish with the enormous cobb or corn/fruit salad….and that only scratches the surface. Homemade muffins and cupcakes, a fabulous 'oven baked' pancake with or without corn but always with the freshest butter and maple syrup, a variety of breads that Rodney developed and has made fresh for only the restaurant, burgers, steak, grits, oven potatoes….you get the picture.
Very cute interior seating. Outdoor seating w/umbrellas is lovely almost year round, and you are across the street from the river promenade.
Only negative is the weekend brunch crowd and the likely wait (staff will serve you a mimosa and has an outdoor bench for waiting)….. so I am likely to go weekdays or a late or very early weekend brunch.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Johns Creek, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Baked Pancakes Yummy”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2013

The baked pancakes were yummy and extremely large. The prices were higher than the normal breakfast but the quality of the food was very good.

Visited December 2013
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Geneva2009
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“Not worth going out of your way unless you need to spend your money”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2013

If you are next door and you don't mind paying some $ 50 for a limited breakfast for two, why not.
True they claim to have excellent ingrédients, but to pay for example $ 3 for additional maple syrup is afterall rather unusual.
The service certainly does not justify the heavy price.
A good example that with the right advertisement you can fill the restaurant.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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“Excellent breakfast”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2013 via mobile

Crab omelette it's delicious, same for the home made bread. Wife was happy about the quality. Service was great as well. Food was not grassy that all as usually in the American breakfast

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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“Good Food but disappointing service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2013

We enjoyed our meal at this restaurant but the service is appalling and rather disappointing. The food is a bit pricey but considering it is all organic/natural, we felt it was OK.
I had the burger and it was very good. The bread is delicious and slices are huge!
Our waiter was really bad. He barely acknowledged us, delivered the food with a certain disdain and arrogance.
Unsure if I will return to this restaurant. I will check the reviews again in a few months to see if the service has improved.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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