Sleep Inn & Suites Ft. Lauderdale International Airport
1500 SE 5th Ave
Dania, FL 33004
Phone: (954) 874-1800
Fax: (954) 874-1818
Since 1956, Jaxson's Ice Cream Parlour and Restaurant has been known as one of the nation's top ice cream parlors. With over 20 ice cream flavors available on a daily basis (not including daily specials), it is a favorite with Floridians looking for a cool treat on a hot summer day. In addition to ice creams, Jaxson's serves up American diner fare, like hamburgers and sandwiches.
Creamy ice creams and milkshakes aren't the only favorites at this casual eatery in the heart of the city. Established in 1998, Dairy Belle is one of the few places in Dania Beach where you can enjoy fast food favorites from Canada. The extensive menu choices offer everything from toasted hot dogs and Galvaude to Guedille and sandwiches. The poutine here comes highly recommended and should not be missed. Finish off your meal with the heavenly Hot Panini Ice Cream Sandwich or perhaps a milkshake. Check website for more.
Nestled cozily behind a lush facade of trees on the North Ocean Drive, The Le Tub Saloon occupies the site of a former gas station. A secret among locals in the know, the establishment shot to fame when its burger was voted among the best in the nation by a leading magazine. The crowds have since increased at Le Tub, but the quality of the food and the unpretentious vibe remain. The menu offers a hearty choice of American specialties from barbecue pork and ribs to strip steak and sirloin burger. The seafood gumbo is also a favorite. Don't miss the delectable key lime pie, the only dessert offering on the menu. The wood-dominated interiors are a relaxed affair. The outdoor section, with rich foliage and quirky bric-a-brac strewn around is a favorite among patrons.
Take in the amazing view at GG’s Waterfront Bar and Grill which is, as the name suggests, on the waterfront. GG’s Waterfront Bar and Grill serves delicious American cuisine, with an emphasis on seafood. The restaurant is known for their Sunday brunch buffet where diners have fantastic dish options plus Mimosas. Make sure you request a table on the covered deck so you can enjoy the weather and have an unbeatable view of the Intracoastal Waterway.
Taverna Opa is a casual restaurant that offers a great mix of traditional Greek culture and modern ideas. The friendly ambiance here puts you to ease and the cheerfulness around catches up with you in an instant. Panoramic views of the adjoining North Lake and discreet Greek music played here, further add to the experience. While the food menu is neatly divided into sections like bar food, family-style meal and dinner menu, the drinks list features beer and wine packages. There is more to this place, belly dancing and DJ sessions make for an interesting gig guide. Be it family or friends, you will surely have a good time at Taverna Opa. Other services include valet parking, wheelchair access and catering services. For more details, call ahead.
If you have a hankering for seafood this is the place to go. Red Lobster has a wide variety of good eats for the whole family. Various appetizers, special entrees, drinks and desserts ensure a menu with something for just about anybody. Lunch and dinner menus include shrimp, soups and salads, seafood platters, chicken, steak and pasta. For calorie-counters, choose from the LightHouse Menu, which highlights dishes that won't cause you to tip the scales. A Kid's Menu is available with fine fare for the little ones like chicken fingers and mac & cheese. Be sure to save room for a scrumptious dessert. Gift Cards are available as a great gift for the seafood lover.
Do not classify this off-the-beaten-path restaurant as just another greasy beachside cafe, for it exudes surprising charm and a magical kitchen. A playfully colored interior, fabulous view, and casually elegant atmosphere set the pace. The menu offers something for every mood, whether you crave a simple sandwich or escargot. All dishes are prepared French-Caribbean style, resulting in a wide range of spices and flavors. The pork loin with mango relish and the Tropical Stew are two of its more popular dishes. Opens daily at 9am.
Established in the early ‘90s, Las Brisas (The Breezes) offers excellent Argentinean food and a romantic setting. Loocated on the Boardwalk on Hollywood Beach, it features delicious grilled meats—Skirt Steak, New York Strip, Flank Steak, and an exceptional Parrillada Mixed Grill for two. Pasta dishes and daily seafood special are also available. The dining rooms are simple (horse-racing photos abound) and somewhat cramped, but the beachfront location makes up for any deficiencies. A few outdoor tables are available.
Christened after the namesake boulevard it calls home, Bistro 1902 is the reference point for authentic French flavors in Hollywood. The restaurant is family owned and operated, with a menu created from several years spent in France's best kitchens. It boasts cuisine-symbolic dishes like Foie Gras, Beef Bourguignon, Gnocci Pasta with Shrimp, Filet Mignon and Red Snapper with Caper white wine sauce. The thoughtfully-selected wine list is a great meal accompaniment and features globe-spanning varieties. Paintings on the exposed brick walls, leather booths and a communal vibe spell a cross between quintessential Parisian bistro and American diner.
Noel Jones, owner of Ginger Bay Cafe, knows a little bit about Caribbean food and music by way of his native Jamaica. There are plenty of rum mixed drinks, bright sun-washed colors and sultry barbecued meats here, and the atmosphere is buoyed on most nights with live Haitian kompa, soca and raggea performances. The grilled baby lamb chops with tropical mint chutney is a favorite dish that reflects the mixture of traditional recipes and creativity on the menu.
Argentango Grill serves Argentine and Latin American cuisines in a friendly ambiance. The restaurant is intimate with simple seating and the food is just so delicious. Try their Mix Grill Parrilada, Grilled Salmon and Blackened tuna which are some of their must-haves. Order a side of Sweet Potato Fries which are loved by a lot of frequenters. Choose to be seated in the patio and sip on some wine along with your yummy meal. They take delivery orders through their website or you can call ahead.
Christine Wan's is a longstanding neighborhood favorite for tasty Chinese food at reasonable prices. Serving up Mandarin, Szechuan, and Cantonese favorites, the restaurant's outstanding feature is an extensive menu of relatively healthy vegetarian options. For those who prefer to avoid the heavier stuff, this is an excellent alternative. The menu is almost overwhelming in its variety, but there are a few items that stand out. If you are a meat eater, try the Ginger Duck or the Orange Beef. Noodle dishes are delicious as well. The restaurant is not fancy, but it is comfortable and well suited to its location in central Hollywood.