Joe’s Cafe (Fort Lauderdale)
***** Joe’s Cafe, 1913 Cordova Road, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316, (954) 760-5637.
Joe’s Cafe is a STOREFRONT DINER-counter-table-booth seating, as opposed to a neon lit-jumbo jet sized-freestanding roadside building. NY and NJ got tons of both. Florida doesn’t. I’m gonna assume you know what I’m talking about.
Anyway…Joe’s Cafe is as close to a “real” NYC diner as you will find. The joint is open 7 days a week 7am-10pm and has a humongous menu that covers every appetizer, salad, breakfast item, sandwich, burger, meat/seafood/chicken entree, pasta, wrap, dessert known to man…Joe’s also has the obligatory or is it mandatory- handul of Greek stuff like gyros, kebobs and souvlaki. You can check the menu/prices at www.myjoescafe.com.
I recently did breakfast and lunch…trying, western omelette ($7.95), french toast ($6.95), chocolate chip pancakes ($6.95), patty melt (toasted rye-swiss cheese-burger-grilled onions/french fries $8.95), triple decker chicken salad sandwich ($8.95). Like I said before this is a d i n e r…and the stuff I had, was as good as the stuff I use to get at George’s-my favorite Brooklyn storefront diner.
For you historians out there… Joe’s Cafe is the second-coming of Joe Belair’s Diner a 1950′s diner which was demolished about 10 years ago to make way for yet- another, very-needed Walgreens.
Like I said before, open 7 days a week 7am-10pm.
If you like diners-and who doesn’t (now I’m sounding like Dice Clay)?– you’ll like Joe’s.