14. Lobster Special at Miller's Ale House in Fort Lauderdale

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Laura Peterson suits up for some sweet Maine lobster.
14. The Lobster Special at Miller's Ale House in Fort Lauderdale

Picture it -- a bucket of beer paired with tangles of onion rings, boneless chicken wings, and a Maine lobster. It doesn't get much classier unless of course, you were eating it in a tux.

Lobster may not come screaming to mind when one thinks about dining at a sports bar, especially one that is (gasp) a chain restaurant. Truthfully, I watched in horror as my friend ordered the Maine lobster special at the Ale House in Fort Lauderdale. Had someone slipped a mickey into her Coors Light? 

When it arrived, I was invited to have a taste, and much to my amazement, it was wonderful. The sweet, tender lobster meat was cooked perfectly, not rubbery as I'd expected. Surely, the lobster is frozen? Not so. The live crustaceans are flown in from Maine and cooked fresh. On Wednesdays, for $14.95 you can score a 1¼-pound lobster, two sides, and a thick slice of Texas toast.

Swilling cheap beer, eating claw meat, and licking drawn butter from your fingers? It's not the worst way to spend a Hump Day. Don't forget to sport a fancy, plastic lobster bib for that extra touch of class.

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Miller's Ale House

2861 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, FL

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Before you knock the lobster at Miller's you should really consider checking it out. It's not the prettiest Maine lobster you'll find in South Florida but it tastes as good as some of the fresh caught lobster you'll find in the beach towns in Southern Maine. At the end of the day, Maine lobster is just good no matter where you buy it.


Food section is a rag now. No one with any idea about food just blah blah blahing to take up space. USED to be worth reading.


Vince you said it all, these writers are awful.  Well done Vince!!!!!!!!

Misha Grosvenor
Misha Grosvenor

Thanks Vince. I'm glad to see you have such a great sense of humor. Though it was meant to be amusing,  the lobster actually is good. If I stop writing about food,  what will you have to do behind your computer all day?  I'm sure you'll think of something. Cheers and thanks for commenting.


Just when you thought it couldn't get any worse, this paper has set new lows.  The Ale House lol, i mean really?  This should just be best of advertisers and best of talentless critics.  No wonder the turnover rate for reporters is so high.  Do yourself a favor and just stop writing about food, it's a real embarrassment.

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