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Ernie's Bar BQ

Map & Directions 1843 S. Federal Highway
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
  • American
  • Sun-Thu 7am-2am, Fri-Sat 7am-3am
  • All Major Credit Cards, cash, ATM/Debit
  • Catering, Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Smoking, Takeout
  • Dinner, Late Night, Lunch
  • Recommended for Large Parties
  • Valet


New Times Broward-Palm Beach's Description

There's nothing nouveau or trendy at this downtown Fort Lauderdale smokehouse/sports bar. Casual and funky (check out Ernie's anti-gold-standard diatribes framed all over the downstairs dining room), Ernie's is a favorite with customers who keep coming back for the oversized burgers, fresh conch chowder, and home-baked Bimini bread. The BBQ is tangy and full of tomatoes and onions; a rack of ribs is more reminiscent of slow-cooked Italian short ribs than Southern soul food, and they're absolutely delicious. Regulars also partake of the full bar, friendly service, and open-air upstairs patio for enjoying balmy Florida nights.

Member Reviews

  • blades2223 wrote a review for Ernie's Bar BQ
    on 10/24/12

    The Place is a DUMP. I had a craving for a cheeseburger & was on that side of town, so I decided to have a drink & get a burger to go. The burger was way overcooked & no sides. I got home with my tastebuds watering for this burger and it was totally screwed up. When I called to let them know, their attitude was less than responsive. Much like, "Tell your problems to Jesus", I... More >>

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  • Donny H. on 03/18/11

    Great food the guy that said it wasn't I cooc. Great service very fast best conch chowder ever and amazing BBQ sandwich

  • Pirate J. on 10/09/11

    Half pork sandwich with cup pf conch chowder with bimini bread is the best thing on the menu.

  • Scott E. on 10/14/11

    Conch chowder, Bimini bread, and BBQ it doesn't get much better.

  • Lawrence D. on 12/28/10

    This is Bahamian BBQ. Don't expect standard American fare. Go for the conch dishes and you won't be disappointed

  • Gio R. on 02/17/13

    Nice wings!! Cold BeeR!

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