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Lil Reds

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1705 W State Road 84, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315-2228
+1 954-463-7883
07:00 - 22:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are in the area and you enjoy local bar b que, this is the place for you. Lil Reds is not fancy, but clean and has great food. The ribs are delicious and you get two sides with any entree. They have about 8 or 10 sides, so there is something for everyone. Don't like ribs? No problem,... More 

Thank J-W
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lil Reds, good food, good service, reasonably priced & great location ~ within walking distance from our motel ~ Thank you!

Thank vicki3432017
Rochester, New York
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great, family friendly location and atmosphere. Menu includes food and beverages for kids. Portions are very generous yet affordable. Each meal includes two sides. Food is outstanding, barbecue pork and beef expertly prepared, sauce is delicious. Wide variety of burgers to choose from as well. Menu includes collard greens, black eyed eyes, fried okra. Some of the best barbecue we... More 

Thank sanl6572
Boca Raton, Florida
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1,273 reviews
910 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 783 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

Neighborhood restaurant. Reasonable prices. Not much ambiance. Not much of a view. Very downscale. You come here to eat, period. For breakfast I got two eggs over easy with corned beef hash, home fries and a biscuit. The food was very good. The eggs were done perfectly. The potatoes had pieces of grilled onion in them, a nice touch. The... More 

Thank Bunmaster2014
Summerville, South Carolina
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

We were spending a pre-cruise night at a nearby motel that recommended Lil Reds for BBQ. We were tired from a long day of driving and were just looking for something quick and easy to get to and then back for some sleep. Lil Reds was a wonderful surprise. The place had a rustic feel and the menu had so... More 

Thank Ron J
Lake Stevens, Washington
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77 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

We were in town before a cruise. We had to pick up some things in a grocery store, so asked there if they could recommend a good place for breakfast. A man in line called out "Lil Reds, best place in town!" We're very glad we took his advice. We could see when we got there that it's very popular,... More 

Thank Cruising-along
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

I've been going to Lil Reds for over 20 years. I've never had a bad meal. I usually get the blackened ribs. Nice smoke flavor with a peppery kick in the side sauce. There fries are equally good. Nice and potatoey if that's a word. They don't taste frozen.

Thank Gotrocs
Neversink, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

We stayed at a hotel down the road and decided to walk to find a place to eat dinner. What a find! The prices are very reasonable, the staff was efficient and super-friendly, and the food was quite good. We had the chicken and the ribs, and everything came out just how we ordered. Someone near us had a burger... More 

Thank NYDiverAmy
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Great place for a family meal. Especially breakfast. Fresh cooked eggs, not liquid egg. Staff is great and makes you feel like your at home. It's the best breakfast stop in town better then the other places down the street that is like a tourist trap. This is where the locals go to eat.

Thank Jason F
Tavares, Florida
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33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

This place has been serving up some of the best BBQ since I first stumbled into this place back in 2000. Awesome BBQ chicken always cooked just right. Their sauce is one of my favorites too. Any time I am in Soth Florida I always try to stop on in.

Thank Tim B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1705 W State Road 84, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315-2228
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Broward County  >  Fort Lauderdale
  • Phone Number: +1 954-463-7883

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?