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Big City Tavern

609 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301-2234
+1 954-727-0307
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good44%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (46 reviews)
“burger” (50 reviews)
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Italian, American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
609 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301-2234
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I admit, we only had drinks. The server was so surly and unwelcoming that we left enough money on the table and left before she even came back to take our order. The place looks nice however. And the drink I had was good.

Thank Isa J
Reviewed 4 days ago

I felt ripped-off today at lunch. Like many trying to eat low carb, I ordered the "special" burger of the day without a bun and asked for a salad on the side instead of the "french fry mountain." What I was given was pathetic. A...More

Thank B865GDJohn_
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I dined at Big City Tavern in early June. We had an amazing dining experience here. All the food we ordered was delicious. My husband ordered the scallops for an appetizer. Yum! As my entree I ordered the calamari. Awesome! My husband...More

Thank GG614
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Living in Fort Lauderdale, this is one of my go to brunch spots especially when I have visitors from out of town. The breakfast pizza is delicious (and enough for 2 to share). Unlimited mimosas are also a plus. Food, atmosphere, and service are great.

Thank Jenn F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying at the Riverside Hotel and the staff recommend the Big City Tavern. The food and service was very good and I would recommend this establishment to anyone that likes a few adult beverages and good bar food.

Thank John E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I were vacationing in Fort Lauderdale when coming across this local restaurant. The Big City Tavern was recommended as a local favorite hot spot serving classic American food. I order the Pan Roasted Salmon Filet, my boyfriend ordered the Blackened Fish Sandwich....More

Thank stevediorio1960
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I decided to go to Fort Lauderdale for Memorial Day Weekend. We were brand new to the area and decided to take an Uber from our hotel to Las Olas Boulevard and find a restaurant to eat. Me being very indecisive looked...More

Thank bmateiro
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had brunch there on Sunday May 28, 2017. We had reservations and were seated promptly. Our waiter, named Michael, came over introduced himself and inquired if we had been there previously. He mentioned their doughnuts were made on the premises and were 2 for...More

Thank MCZAR1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is a special menu in effect on weekends in lieu of the regular lunch menu. There are breakfast, brunch, and lunch items on this weekend menu. I sat at the bar and ordered the French toast -- with real maple syrup, the bartender told...More

Thank Bunmaster2014
Reviewed 18 May 2017

I love their Happy Hour they have great drinks and Happy Hour Menu. I have been here several times, they have Great Lunch and Dinner specials. The food is soooooo Good and the service is not bad as well.

Thank Darla M
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Heather M
Do you recommend a reservation for a Tuesday night?
10 May 2017|
Response from Cynthia K | Reviewed this property |
Probably not necessary but no downside to reserving. Don't know how busy they are at this time of the year. Hope this helps!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 609 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301-2234
    (SE 6 Ave)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Broward County  >  Fort Lauderdale
  • Phone Number: +1 954-727-0307
  • E-mail
Big City Tavern is reminiscent of the great old taverns of Chicago, New York and Boston. The menu features fresh seafood, steaks, pasta and salads. Our extensive wine list emphasizes California varietals by the glass and bottle. Big City Tavern has a rotating selection of craft and specialty beers on tap and available in bottle. Desserts are all house made and all delicious.

Big City Tavern features high tin ceilings, wood floors and rustic brick walls. Patrons can take their place at our long oak bar or in the comfort of the dining room.
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