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“Ignore the negative reviews!”

Tropical Acres Restaurant
Ranked #34 of 1,331 Restaurants in Fort Lauderdale
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $16 - $26
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: South Florida's oldest and finest Steakhouse, featuring superior cuts of Prime Rib, Filet Mignon, Maine Lobster, fresh fish, New York Strip and other fine seafood and Italian entrees. Tropical Acres is also open for private banquets, wedding receptions and company events or you can join us for cocktails in our intimate lounge or for Happy Hour.
Sarasota, Florida
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70 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Ignore the negative reviews!”
Reviewed August 13, 2011

My husband and another couple were at this busy restaurant last night, absolutely were pleased with our first experience! Kudos goes to our, friendly and helpful waitress Cecelia who was also so accommodating and attentive! Three of us ordered the delicious twin lobster special and hubby had the 14 oz. NY strip which he deemed great! Also liked the creamed spinach as well. Our friends and he ordered the homemade cheesecake and said it was very light. Because we were first timers, at the end of the meal Cecelia brought us tiny chocolate cups with Bailey's Liquor inside and a card for a free appetizer. We will def be back! We liked the Old Florida atmosphere that has been going for over 60 years!

  • Visited August 2011
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Hobe Sound, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“BIG MISTAKE STOPPING”
Reviewed August 7, 2011

First time writing a review but had to write this because the restaurant's food was so bad. I with grandchildren who wanted to see South Beach and then we worked our way North. Had been a Hard Rock Casino and when we left to find diner and head home we saw this restaurant and stopped "Big Mistake" Food was over priced, arrived warm at best and had really very little flavor (how can you ruin a bake sweet potato). We had 2 seafood and 1 pasta dish which cost an average of $20 each. I agree with the reviewer that the bread was not even passable. The waiter was a big BSer and a loud mouth. His helper served our food with her fingers in the food and when she filled the water glasses she even had her finger inside the glasses to help her when she filled them. Would not go there again nor would I suggest to anyone else. "Travelers beware" When someone is trying so hard to sell you dinner get up and leave!

  • Visited August 2011
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136 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“older crowd with old decor”
Reviewed August 1, 2011

i understand that this restaurant has been around for a few years, but it's time for a renovation. the decor ruins the atmosphere, and makes you feel as though the restaurant only wants an older clientele.
we had a waiter and an assistant, which should have been helpful but wasn't. when we couldn't find the waiter, we asked the assitant to take our order, but she wasn't allowed.
there's an array of various breads in the basket they bring out, but none were appetizing. my main dish was pretty bland. i wondered if there was any seasoning on the chicken. so all and all i wasn't really impressed

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Thank mstru
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Ft. Lauderdale
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65 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Food was okay, atmosphere does not look like it was updated since they opened.”
Reviewed June 13, 2011

In the local paper this place won best steak in broward county, so I thought I would give it a try. The atmosphere is dark and dated. Our waiter was overly friendly and tried to hard to be funny, interrupting conversations with needless banter. The steaks were average.

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Coral Springs, Florida
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42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Great steaks at great prices served by friendly staff”
Reviewed June 10, 2011

Excellent steaks at great prices served by friendly staff. The setting is comfortable. Family owned for 60 years where you are actually treated like family.

  • Visited May 2011
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