Fodor's Expert Review Ernie's Bar-b-que and Lounge

$ Intracoastal and Inland Barbecue

Walls once plastered with philosophical quotes from a former owner have been scrubbed clean at Ernie's, where the menu proclaims conch is king, barbecue is a way of life, and the bar is open late. Fortunately for patrons, barbecue platters of pork or beef and conch chowder are both large and cheap. Bimini bread, sliced thick for sandwiches, is also sold by the loaf to go, along with racks of ribs and conch chowder by the quart. Seafood, salads, and burgers pass muster here, and there's a children's menu. Eat downstairs, or, if you don't mind the Federal Highway traffic buzz, take the stairs to second-floor open-air patio tables near a pool table.

Barbecue Casual Lunch Dinner Quick Bite $ Family

Quick Facts

1843 S. Federal Hwy.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida  33316, USA

954-523–8636

Known For:
  • Reasonable prices
  • Laid-back atmosphere
  • Bimini bread

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