New Times Best Of Broward/Palm Beach 2014: Best of The Weekend
"Best of" comes in handy, especially during the weekend, when you've got two days to yourself and not a clue how to fill the time. We've curated a few of our favorite places to take the family or friends. So, whether you want to wind down with brunch or grab an after-beach milk shake, here are our choice picks for a fantastic weekend.
See also: Best of Broward/Palm Beach 2014
Best Dog-Friendly Restaurant - Tarpon Bend
"Does Fido want a bowl of water?"
"That would be great, thanks."
"How about a treat?"
"He'd love that."
Your server walks away and comes back with a massive plate of fries. No, it's not good for the dog's digestive system, but how could you deny that happy slobbering face? Don't be surprised if this scene plays out at Tarpon Bend. The restaurant is one of the most animal-friendly you can find -- as long as your dog is well-behaved -- and many of the servers are just as excited to see your furry friend as they are to receive your tip when you leave. When you're headed out to dinner, no need to leave Fido by his lonesome after you've already left him to his own devices for the workday. Get your four-legged guest a big bowl of water while you sip a beer, nosh on a burger, and watch the happy-hour crowd get its drink on. Who knows? Your little icebreaker might even help you pick up a dinner date.
Best Kid-Friendly Restaurant - Deli Inn
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Say what you want about the little buggers, but kids know how to have a good time. As you get older, you may develop stronger social skills -- you at least learn how to ensure snot isn't hanging from your nose upon leaving the house -- but you rarely have an exhilarating time anymore. If you're looking to entertain some little folks or you just want to partake in a little fun yourself, you need to come to this place. Deli Inn offers a classic selection of diner fare, like buttermilk pancakes ($1.99 apiece), ham and cheese omelets ($7.49), country fried steak ($7.79), and a self-proclaimed famous Reuben ($8.39). Kid-friendly enough. But what sets this place apart is the service. Newbies get a free giant muffin their first time in the door, as well as songs, pranks, and a squirt to the face with a pretend camera that's really a water gun. Beat that, Chuck E. Cheese.
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