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Ernie's Bar-b-que & Lounge

1843 S Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316-2939
+1 954-523-8636
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Overview
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good36%
  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“conch chowder” (51 reviews)
“bimini bread” (110 reviews)
“pork sandwich” (18 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Soups, Barbecue, Pub
PRICE
$$ - $$$
DETAILS
1843 S Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316-2939
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1 - 10 of 311 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been several times, and try to make it whenever business takes me to South Florida. This place is one part nostalgia, one part great clam chowder, one part local's hangout, and all parts worth visiting. If you like bread, Their Bimini Bread is worth...More

Thank Ronald F
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Another place I like to take visitors, "Dirty Ernie's" is a Fort Lauderdale tradition and landmark. It got a bit of a makeover some years back and they no longer have the wonderful sayings painted on the wall that I used to love, but it's...More

Thank Chuck G
Reviewed 23 March 2017

I think that this restaurant must have encouraged their regular customers give the restaurant good reviews to drive up their rating. The food was poor quality and BBQ was awful. It is really a BBQ soup that is poured on low quality food. I don't...More

2  Thank Henry D
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Back in the day management encouraged you to use the provided crayons and write on the walls. Graffiti everywhere hence the name "Dirty Ernie's". The conch fritter are to die for and the BBQ beef with Bimini bread is awesome! Food, service and the rooftop...More

1  Thank Scott K
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Someone on Trip Advisor recommended this place to me and it was great! Walking distance from the hotel we stayed at and the menu was extensive. Our waitress was so much fun and so friendly to our 8 year old son. The bimini bread was...More

Thank rlmcgrath
Reviewed 18 February 2017

The wife and I visited Ernie’s for lunch the other day. This is an older place that has survived the changes on US1 in the past 30 years. I had the ½ BBQ Pork Sandwich and cup of Conch Chowder, my wife had the fried...More

Thank Sailor Paul T
Reviewed 6 February 2017

We found this restaurant by looking up restaurants near me on google. Not being from the area we did not know where to find a good meal. It did not look like much, but the reviews were awesome so we decided to give it a...More

1  Thank Kurt F
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

This place looks like a dive on the outside but on the inside there is delicious barbecue! The pork and beef barbecue dinners were delicious. The corn was just ok but you must understand I'm from indiana where they grow phenomenal sweet corn. It was...More

Thank Jillyjillyjilly
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Had the ribs, they were pretty good, I did eat them all - but not outstanding. My husband had the BBQ beef sandwich and it had just too much sauce for him. I wouldn't go back.

Thank soj502
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Doesn't look like much from the outside but has some of the best food I have had in Ft Lauderdale. A must stop before boarding a cruise.

1  Thank Steve E
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Wanderers2025
Do you offer transportation to the cruise ship port? If not, how far are you away from the port and what other transportation is available?
26 September 2015|
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Response from Rick H | Reviewed this property |
It is less than a mile from Port Everglades and very near the airport, so there are many cabs available. Enjoy your trip
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
American, Bar, Soups, Barbecue, Pub
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1843 S Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316-2939
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Broward County  >  Fort Lauderdale
  • Phone Number: +1 954-523-8636
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