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Snowbirds’ 2014-2015 List!


* Snowbirds’ 2014-2015 List!

Saw an interesting thing yesterday…4 tractor-trailers loaded with cars with license plates from New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania-unloading in Boca Raton. Just guessing here, but Jeff Eats is thinking that some of you snowbirds, snowflakes or whatever name you go by-are getting a really early jump this year.

With the above in mind, I trotted out -First Trimester- a “story” that Jeff Eats did on August 23, 2014 that gave you a list of joints that you might like to try-while down here in sunny South Florida. That First Trimester thing is reprinted below.

As an early welcoming gift, I’m throwing you another bunch of restaurants-that are worth checking out…

Just so we are straight, the Jeff Eats’ site has a ton of dynamite joints listed, so don’t let these two- sets of picks cloud or limit your thinking! By the way, there are full reviews on all of the named restaurants- which will give you more color…

Basilico’s Original Hand-Tossed Pizza/Italian/Wellington.
Genco Old World Italian Sandwiches/Subs-Salads/Lauderdale-by-the-Sea.
Thick & Thin Restaurant & Pizzeria/Italian/Boca Raton.
Tavolino Della Nonna/Italian/Coral Springs.
American Coffee Shop/Breakfast-Latin/Oakland Park.
I Love Tacos Restaurant & More/Mexican-fast food/Pembroke Pines and Weston.
Athena By The Sea/Breakfast-American-Greek/Lauderdale-by-the-Sea.
Time To Eat Diner/Breakfast-American/Tequesta.
Jack’s Hollywood Diner/Breakfast-American/Hollywood.
Shindig Irish Pub & Restaurant/Irish/Port Saint Lucie.
S&S Diner/Breakfast-American/Miami.
* First Trimester!

Now I know- that it maybe a bit early for some of you “snowbirds” to be thinking about your upcoming trip-to Florida…but before you blink your eye, that trailer truck will be picking-up your car.

With that in mind, Jeff Eats “cooked up” (pun intended) a list of joints that you “should” checkout when you are down here. There are no rankings, there are no best this or that, just a good “handful” of restaurants that I think you will really enjoy. Name/Type/City-County are listed, you’ll have to look up full reviews/locations on Jeff Eats.

For you newcomers-to Jeff Eats…the site has a ton of joints for you to look-at…the ones listed today are right off the top of my head (this morning)…so cruse around to get a feel for-where-my-head is and for other ideas/picks.

Chris’ Taverna/Greek/Lake Worth.

Nexxt Café/American/Miami Beach.

Big Pink Restaurant/Breakfast-American/Miami Beach.

Green’s Pharmacy/Breakfast-Lunch/West Palm Beach.

Zinger’s Delicatessen/Delicatessen/Boca Raton.

Nino’s Pizzeria & Restaurant/Italian/Boca Raton.

Hong Kong City BBQ/Chinese/Tamarac.

Yakko-San Restaurant/Japanese/North Miami Beach.

Charm City Burger Company/Fast Food/Deerfield Beach.

Tom Sawyer Restaurant & Pastry Shop/Breakfast-Lunch/Boca Raton.

Gilbert’s 17th Street Grill/American/Fort Lauderdale.

Uncle Lui’s Restaurant/Hungarian/Sunrise.

Ruven’s/Breakfast-Delicatessen/Delray Beach.

Grimaldi’s Coal Brick-Oven Pizzeria/Italian/West Palm Beach-Palm Beach Gardens.

Rock N Roll Ribs/BBQ/Coral Springs.

Matteo’s Restaurant/Italian/Boca Raton-Hallandale.

Luca Bella/Italian/Aventura.

Granger’s Bar & Grill/American/Delray Beach.

Eagle Grill & Oyster Bar/American/Greenacres.

Fish Shack/Seafood/Pompano Beach.

Tarks Clam Stand Of Dania/Seafood/Dania.

Barone’s La Pizzeria/Italian/Margate.

Dune Deck Café/Breakfast-Lunch/Lantana.

Mrs. Smokeys Real Pit Bar-B-Q/BBQ/Lake Park.

8 Comments to “Snowbirds’ 2014-2015 List!”

  1. David L says...

    I don’t usually declare it “Snowbird Season” until I see that first Canadian License Plate…but that’s just me….

  2. CHARLES says...

    JEFF –
    I love snowbirds because…
    I am one of them –
    We arrive on New Years Day –
    Can’t wait for my Zingers and Matteo’s ‘fix’

  3. Shelly H says...


    I think we are going to be swamped with snowbirds this year. I swear I just saw a plate from Alaska. Revert to the pattern of eating home on the weekends eating out early in the week. By the way do you know of any upscale restaurants that are quiet…any time of the year?

    • JeffEats says...

      Shelly H:

      Just had a chance to read your comments.

      There are plenty of upscale joints that aren’t busy in “Season.” What’s your poison?

      Thanks for reading…

      • Shelly H says...

        You name it, continental, french, italian, steak. We just find it impossible to have a conversation with friends across a table, especially in season, as the noise levels are absurd.

  4. mark says...

    Jeff thanks for posting this. I drive on Clint Moore every day i always wondered why there was a car hauler unloading cars in front the the big gated communities. Now i know

  5. Smithman says...

    Tried Chris’ last night and it was terrific.
    Thanks for the heads up.

  6. Hello Jeff. Thank you for including us in your Snowbirds 2014-2015 List. We’re happy to be in such good company!

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