Tropical Acres Steakhouse
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
New Times Broward-Palm Beach's Description
Ever since 1949, long before I-95 connected South Florida and high-rises covered the coasts, Tropical Acres Steakhouse has sat on the outskirts of Fort Lauderdale, serving steaks, formality and a taste of the good life. More than six decades after opening, and after surviving two restaurant-gutting fires, the menu has grown but remains centered on steakhouse fare. Some items, like the 16-ounce bone-in ribeye are a delight and cooked precisely to order with a crusty sear. Others, such as the French onion soup, are weak renditions of the classics. Nonetheless, Tropical Acres excels at service and ambiance. A living room-style lobby puts you right at home while waiters and waitresses talk you through every step of meal. It's no surprise why people have been coming back for all these years.
Gramps knows from class. Hell, he toughed it through the Depression, so don't tell him what is and isn't hip. Just ask and he'll tell you: shrimp cocktail surrounded by a parsley ring, a well-dressed gentleman playing the piano, and steak. No, wait: a really big steak. Those things are timeless, which is precisely why you need to dote on your... more established relatives, by... More >>
Gramps knows from class. Hell, he toughed it through the Depression, so don't tell him what is and isn't hip. Just ask and he'll tell you: shrimp cocktail surrounded by a parsley ring, a well-dressed gentleman playing the piano, and steak. No, wait: a really big steak. Those things are timeless, which is precisely why you need to dote on your... more established relatives, by taking them to Tropical Acres. Inside Acres, men still wear dinner jackets, seafood is often deep-fried, live music is never electrified, and the cocktail bar is Turner Classic Movie-grade. That's because Acres has been in Dania since 1949 (before it started calling itself Dania Beach), and staying classy is what's kept this place operating for nearly 60 years. Let those newfangled joints open with their fusion this and raw that; Tropical Acres will outlast them all. And it'll do it in a way that makes Gramps proud, with recession-proof prices and refinement.
Tips from foursquare
Don't go unless you like to send your food back. Ambience was for the old. Lobster wasn't cleaned properly, steak was rare almost blue when asked for medium
AWESOME STEAK and wonderful meal. Great atmosphere. Must return again and again!! hint hint
Sauteed mushrooms were amazing. ...loved them
Say hi to Jack at the door, while on your way to a great steak dinner!
Amazing prime rib, but also try the seafood penne vodka. Ah-mazing! Love this place.
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