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“Food was OK service not so much” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of 101 Ocean

101 Ocean
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Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: American, Bar, Gastropub, Seafood
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Our restaurant is located right in the heart of picturesque Lauderdale by the Sea and we're just 50 yards from the beach. Our goal is to provide quality food and service at very affordable prices in casual, relaxed and beautiful surroundings. 101 Ocean is a casual yet classy restaurant with excellent food and an atmosphere that's always fun and entertaining. Happy hour from 5-7pm 7 days a week with 50% off drinks! We have a huge outdoor bar with multiple TV's and inside we have a beautiful fish tank that captivates the kids. Our restaurant welcomes everyone - we very much hope you'll visit us soon!
Chicago, Illinois
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Food was OK service not so much”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2012

Food was good, not exceptional. It's marketed as a Bistro and I think it fulfills that. Great area in a section of North Lauderdale by the beach. Lots going on so great place to people watch. And it allows dogs, which was nice to see.
Only negative was our server spent 20 minutes just chit chatting with the other table. (leaning on railing) It didn't affect us at first as we were deciding if we wanted another drink or desert. We waited for him to come over. At that point 10 minutes passed and when we realized the 10 minutes we waited was not the total time he was at the other table we decided ordering anything more was not a good idea. To get his attention we had to get up. And like many restaurants in Florida the tip was included, lucky for him. He would have been lucky to get 10% at that point. But I guess I will be happy with he didn't get extra for the after dinner drink and the dessert we were going to order.
Otherwise we enjoyed our dinner and drinks. We brought home some of our Crap and Spinach dip appetizer and enjoyed that on another day.

Visited September 2012
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Elkhart, Indiana
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Awesome food...and drink...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2012

We spent our last evening of our Girls Only Vacation at this restaurant. The selection was wide and I had one of the best meals ever. The Vanilla Porter beer was also good. The white chocolate brioche bread pudding with fresh blueberries and I believe a vanilla rum sauce was eaten by the four of us with plenty to go around. My main meal was fish in a vanilla rum sauce? with mashed sweet potatoes and asparagus...yummm.

We had excellent service with a great server.

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South Florida
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74 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“love this place but can get loud”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012

Have been here many times. Happy hour til 7 w/ half price drinks and app specials! All the food here has always been great. Shared crispy calamari (special that night $7!) and a margarita flatboard pizza. Both were great! During a sports event, all of the TVs are tuned to it and the bar is packed! Nice interior. I think it has been recently renovated. All in all, you can't go wrong eating and having a cocktail or 2 here! All ages, too, which is nice to see in Florida!

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Saguatuck, MI
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Nice Bar, Great Food, Friendly Staff”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012

While this is a bar, the menu includes some very healthy fish dishes as well as pasta and other foods. The grouper is just great, includes mashed sweet potatoes and asparagus. Each night we had something different, all with seafood flair and each was great. Portions were large enough that we shared on meal. We didn't have the flat bread pizzas but they looked and smelled great. This is a great place for meeting other tourists as well as locals.

Visited September 2012
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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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“Always a great experience!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2012

Great food and fabulous atmosphere. Love the choice of menu items and the service is excellent. We always stop by here at least once on a visit to Fort Lauderdale.

Visited September 2012
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