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Lil Reds

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1705 W State Road 84, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315-2228
+1 954-463-7883
07:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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Seattle, Washington
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97 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This restaurant was a great find. It is a great little diner. We arrived about 9:30am on a Sunday after departing a cruise ship. We had to wait about 10 minutes for a table, but had plenty to keep us busy with the menu, a couple of TVs and just looking at the good home cooking coming out of the... More 

Thank Travelizgood
Waterloo, Ontario
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48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The main attraction for us was that it was late-ish, and there wasn't much else around that was open near our hotel other than fast food. The place is a little run down, service was efficient and pleasant, and food was just okay. It won't win any awards, but inexpensive - $14 for a full rack of ribs and two... More 

Thank Dave B
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good varied menu and great quality food. Our group of six was served promptly and server was attentive and eager to please. As it was Halloween the staff dress was interesting

Thank Raymond W
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

I have been coming to this place for breakfast, lunch and dinner for close to 30 years, longer than any other restaurant in Florida. My dad lived in the neighborhood for years before I moved into the neighborhood myself but this place has never changed it is always very good basic freshly-prepared smoked barbecue. You can get sauce on your... More 

Thank csharplaw
Bradenton, Florida
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550 reviews
405 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped for a quick lunch and was surprised with the BBQ was lacking. The dirty rice was meh, red beans and rice meh and the fries ok.

Thank Jhonesnaps60
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Lil' reds is always the absolute best breakfast in town! I have been going there all of my life and don't think I have ever had anything other than the country breakfast that they serve and it is definitely par none! I will admit that I have had many bites of many other dishes which were great as well but... More 

Thank Jesse G
Port Charlotte
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

This local favorite looks like it has been a mainstay for many years. We found the ribs to be flavorful and moist, although this particular order could have been a bit meatier. The honey and garlic variety was recommended to us by our very pleasant and attentive waitress and it was a very good choice. A side of baked beans... More 

Thank zgoes
Delray Beach, Florida
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81 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

This is an old place and it looks it. It has a definite Southern style, and they seem to feature barbecue style food for lunch and dinner. We were there for breakfast and the omelets, toast and coffee were pretty good compared to most other diners in the area. It seemed to be a reasonably clean place, but the floor,... More 

Thank Stephen S
Port Charlotte, Florida
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

I have been going here for almost three decades, since they were at the old location further east. Reliable service and food at good prices. I sure miss the peanut butter sauce though.

Thank Ed W
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

Different lunch specials daily. Great breakfasts at reasonable prices. Good barbeque. My favorite special is the meat loaf. The blackened mahi mahi is also a good special.

Thank bermansmobil

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1705 W State Road 84, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315-2228
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Broward County  >  Fort Lauderdale
  • Phone Number: +1 954-463-7883

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?