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“Not only is the food great...watching the people who work there is a show in progress.”
Review of Lester's Diner

Lester's Diner
Ranked #2 of 39 Dessert in Fort Lauderdale
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Diner
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Good for: Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA
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15 reviews
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“Not only is the food great...watching the people who work there is a show in progress.”
Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

It can be called "Lester's...fun along with hometown cooking". There is never a bad meal here. Their carrot cake is the finest in the world! No fooling. Their other baked goods are super as well. The original location is in Fort Lauderdale on State Road #84 and they are attempting to open their 4th location in Pompano Beach. Oh, and they are open 24 hours a day. Go there at 2 a.m., especially on the weekends, for a free show! They also are wonderful partners in education because they provide goodies for kids all over Boward County.

Visited October 2013
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Sarasota, Florida
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“Just when I thought I left all the good diners behind in New Jersey...”
Reviewed October 22, 2013

I had the pleasure of joining my family for breakfast at Lester's while on a weekend Lauderdale trip. I was amazed and impressed enough to hunt Lester himself down!! Jersey diner all the way...delicious coffee, great servers, big yummy breakfasts and completely tempting right down to the assortment of mile high pies and cakes twirling around impeccably clean glass showcases and all made 'in house.' Our server was the best and even cracked some perfect 'waitress' jokes! Attentive but not intrusive. Diner and restrooms clean and pleasant! The price is right for the best breakfast I've enjoyed in Florida. I look forward to returning to Lester's on my next trip to Lauderdale to try some other menu items!

  • Visited October 2013
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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“One of our favorite breakfast spots”
Reviewed October 17, 2013 via mobile

They always do a great job here. Plenty of seating so there's rarely a wait. Food is always hot and good. Wen typically go for breakfast but occasionally stop in for lunch. Just about everything on the menu including freshly made cakes and pies which my wife loves. Stop in for a bite, you won't regret it

Visited October 2013
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Orange, Connecticut
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274 reviews
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“Nice old fashion Diner”
Reviewed October 14, 2013

We usually stop here at least once during our stays in Fort Lauderdale. The food is good while not exceptional. My only real complaint would be that we like to sit outside to eat and that area is where the waitresses sit to smoke which I find totally unappealing when trying to eat.

  • Visited October 2013
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Nova Scotia
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“Classic”
Reviewed October 8, 2013

Stop by whenever I'm in the area for a classic diner sit down.
Heading back to Fort Lauderdale in Nov. Depart plane, pick up rental, go to Lister"s for breakfast!!

  • Visited October 2013
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