Wednesday, January 5, 2011

The Floridian: A Fort Lauderdale 24/7 to meet, greet and eat

The Floridian
1410 E. Las Olas Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Open 24/7

By Jane Feehan

The Floridian is as remarkable for its longevity on Las Olas Boulevard as anything else. Operating for more than 60 years (under different owners), this spot is great for people-watching and generating a feeling for downtown Fort Lauderdale.

This corner eatery with sidewalk tables drums up a big weekend breakfast crowd and draws daily neighborhood business from Las Olas residents, merchants and night owls. A place at the indoor counter for breakfast ensures lively discussions with locals; it’s a friendly bunch.  

The Floridian’s large menu and oversized servings will satisfy most appetites. Eggs cooked any way, huge sandwiches, platters of burgers overflowing with fries, and large salads – all at reasonable prices – may remind one of a diner.  It’s the best way to describe this restaurant’s fare.

There aren’t many restaurants where one can walk off a large meal these days but one can after dining at the Floridian. A  stroll down Las Olas, the quintessential Fort Lauderdale boulevard, may be a great way to top off a visit to this landmark.
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Tags: restaurants open 24 hours in Fort Lauderdale, breakfast on Las Olas, dining on Las Olas

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