Ernie's B-B-Q

★★★★☆

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dirty ernie,s has some great food,and I wanna know if you got any dirty ernie caps,or t-shirts 4sale?thankyou.

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★★★★★

dirty ernie,s has some great food,and I wanna know if you got any dirty ernie caps,or t-shirts 4sale?thankyou.

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The food was yummy. It DID rain the night myself and friends went and unfort we couldnt enjoy the outside deck upstairs as much as the waitresses had to put the plastic folds down which made it a tad hot. Given the fact that its S.Fla tho,

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★★★★★

The food was yummy. It DID rain the night myself and friends went and unfort we couldnt enjoy the outside deck upstairs as much as the waitresses had to put the plastic folds down which made it a tad hot. Given the fact that its S.Fla tho,

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Known to we old-timers as "Dirty Ernie's", but it has nothing to do with the cleanliness of the place. Rumor has it that Ernie was run out of the Bahamas way back when, and according to the story told on the menu-back, he disappeared some

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★★★★★

Known to we old-timers as "Dirty Ernie's", but it has nothing to do with the cleanliness of the place. Rumor has it that Ernie was run out of the Bahamas way back when, and according to the story told on the menu-back, he disappeared some

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My family has been going to a time share in Pompano for nearly 30 years, and we've been eating at Ernie's every year since we started. The food is ALWAYS wonderful. And the prices are so cheap, that even when we're too broke to do

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★★★★★

My family has been going to a time share in Pompano for nearly 30 years, and we've been eating at Ernie's every year since we started. The food is ALWAYS wonderful. And the prices are so cheap, that even when we're too broke to do

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Quite honestly, I really like this place. I enjoy the food (tasty, large portions and moderately priced), I like the staff, I like the ambiance, and I'm guaranteed to see a familiar and friendly face every time I visit. I agree with the

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★★★★★

Quite honestly, I really like this place. I enjoy the food (tasty, large portions and moderately priced), I like the staff, I like the ambiance, and I'm guaranteed to see a familiar and friendly face every time I visit. I agree with the

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Ernies is a great neighborhood BBQ place..the food is moderately priced and the servers are very friendly!! I have been going there for more than a few years and when I see some negative reviews...it gets me upset...they must be those who

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★★★★★

Ernies is a great neighborhood BBQ place..the food is moderately priced and the servers are very friendly!! I have been going there for more than a few years and when I see some negative reviews...it gets me upset...they must be those who

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This place should be called erinies lounge. I eat everything and anything but this place is a joke. My bbq chcicken sandwich was two frozen pieces of chix from costco with salt on them. The jesters put the crumby sauce on the side. This place should close because it sucks

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★☆☆☆☆

This place should be called erinies lounge. I eat everything and anything but this place is a joke. My bbq chcicken sandwich was two frozen pieces of chix from costco with salt on them. The jesters put the crumby sauce on the side. This place should close because it sucks

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This is the worst restaurnt I ever visited. Makes White Castle look five-star. Why can't restaurants in South Florida make food? They need to visit restaurants in Chicago for lessons in food preparation. I ordered the pork platter. What is that thing? Chunks of sliced pork with a tasteless red sauce and a big, bland mess. I could have been eating a chocolate cake for all I knew since there was NO flavor. What is that boring Bimini bread? It is just thickly sliced white bread. Those were baked beans from a can. NEVER, EVER again. Should be put out-of-business.

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★☆☆☆☆

This is the worst restaurnt I ever visited. Makes White Castle look five-star. Why can't restaurants in South Florida make food? They need to visit restaurants in Chicago for lessons in food preparation. I ordered the pork platter. What is that thing? Chunks of sliced pork with a tasteless red sauce and a big, bland mess. I could have been eating a chocolate cake for all I knew since there was NO flavor. What is that boring Bimini bread? It is just thickly sliced white bread. Those were baked beans from a can. NEVER, EVER again. Should be put out-of-business.

Pros: NONE

Cons: Everything

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We have started visiting Florida on a regular for the past 3 years. Every year we try a new out of reach restuarant. We absolutely loved the food here. The bimini bread is out of this world, the ribs were the best i have ever had, the sauce was just right and enough to soak up with my bread and more than enough of a serving. We cant wait to return in april.

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★★★★★

We have started visiting Florida on a regular for the past 3 years. Every year we try a new out of reach restuarant. We absolutely loved the food here. The bimini bread is out of this world, the ribs were the best i have ever had, the sauce was just right and enough to soak up with my bread and more than enough of a serving. We cant wait to return in april.

Pros: lots of extra sauce, homemade bread

Cons: parking

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Good BBQ and great atmosphere, especially upstairs. And - here's the surprise - Ernie's has really good salads. A group of us went one day and one person ordered salad. We made fun of her until she got it and then we all wanted a salad.

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★★★★☆

Good BBQ and great atmosphere, especially upstairs. And - here's the surprise - Ernie's has really good salads. A group of us went one day and one person ordered salad. We made fun of her until she got it and then we all wanted a salad.

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I've been going here for years. It's not fancy but it's meant for family and is really good. Especially their pulled pork sandwich.They serve large portions so you might want to consider sharing.

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★★★★☆

I've been going here for years. It's not fancy but it's meant for family and is really good. Especially their pulled pork sandwich.They serve large portions so you might want to consider sharing.

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I had already tried most of the other barbeque places in Ft. Lauderdale, and wanted to experience something different. Lesson learned. The ambiance was pleasant, our waitress was friendly, and the orange cake was unique and excellent. Having said that, it was hands down the worst entree I have ever had dining out. The brisket can best be described as cold, grey, thinly cut deli meat topped with a tasteless, canned red sauce. The beans had an overpowering onion flavor, and were poorly seasoned. If trapped under a rock, I'd rather eat my own leg.

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★☆☆☆☆

I had already tried most of the other barbeque places in Ft. Lauderdale, and wanted to experience something different. Lesson learned. The ambiance was pleasant, our waitress was friendly, and the orange cake was unique and excellent. Having said that, it was hands down the worst entree I have ever had dining out. The brisket can best be described as cold, grey, thinly cut deli meat topped with a tasteless, canned red sauce. The beans had an overpowering onion flavor, and were poorly seasoned. If trapped under a rock, I'd rather eat my own leg.

Pros: Has a roof.

Cons: The food.

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they have cleaned it up, great drinking hole upstairs , truths Bimini bread and conch chowder

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★★★★★

they have cleaned it up, great drinking hole upstairs , truths Bimini bread and conch chowder

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Living in South Florida for most of my life, I was suprised to find out that there was such amazing food right around the corner from me that I had never tried! But by the end of my visit I realized why I had never heard much about the place. THE SERVICE WAS HORRIBLE!

A former bartender myself I am not dillusional and I completely understand what is to be expected of a server/bartender. Unfortunately our server/bartender didn't get the same memo. Apparently the people who work at Ernies BBQ are allowed to drink on the job! Our waitress was rude, nasty, and seemed to be intoxicated. She couldn't remember a thing we asked for, and I am pretty sure she forgot to put in my tables order. When we asked (after 20 minutes!!) where our food was, she replied in a rude tone of voice, "I'll get it when I'm ready." Then proceeded to stumble down the stairs and retreive our order.

I am not a picky customer in any way and feel terribly guilty about posting this, but the service at Ernies BBQ is horrendous and this review serves as a warning for all who visit!

On a good note, the ribs were excellent, and they had a VERY unique and delicious BBQ sauce!

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★★☆☆☆

Living in South Florida for most of my life, I was suprised to find out that there was such amazing food right around the corner from me that I had never tried! But by the end of my visit I realized why I had never heard much about the place. THE SERVICE WAS HORRIBLE!

A former bartender myself I am not dillusional and I completely understand what is to be expected of a server/bartender. Unfortunately our server/bartender didn't get the same memo. Apparently the people who work at Ernies BBQ are allowed to drink on the job! Our waitress was rude, nasty, and seemed to be intoxicated. She couldn't remember a thing we asked for, and I am pretty sure she forgot to put in my tables order. When we asked (after 20 minutes!!) where our food was, she replied in a rude tone of voice, "I'll get it when I'm ready." Then proceeded to stumble down the stairs and retreive our order.

I am not a picky customer in any way and feel terribly guilty about posting this, but the service at Ernies BBQ is horrendous and this review serves as a warning for all who visit!

On a good note, the ribs were excellent, and they had a VERY unique and delicious BBQ sauce!

Pros: BBQ, Scenery, Upstairs area

Cons: SERVICE

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At the request of our friends, who had a dire need for barbecue, we went to Ernies. Ernies boasts they have been in that location since 1957. From the decor, you can tell they are right! The tables and chairs look like they are falling apart and the place looks dirty! We sat with an open mind and ordered our appetizers. Nothing too hard, we ordered the fried combo- Mozz sticks, fried mushrooms, and zucchini sticks. When they arrived, we were shocked to find out our fried mushrooms were spoiled! We told the waitress, who said she had to tell the manager. Then she led me to believe that half the cost would be taken off our check and she brought more mozz sticks. Our main meal arrived. We stuck with bbq ribs. Figured that is what they do, so we ate bbq ribs and chicken. The food was tasteless! My ribs seemed like they were boiled meat without seasoning. The bbq sauce was on the side and it was horrific! It seems they only have one bbq sauce and they make it. It is like tomato juice, hot sauce, and chopped onion- and it looks and tastes like that! The bbq comes with overboiled tasteless corn. When we received our bill for near $100 we almost fell to the floor! None of us ate our food, and we felt like we had been taken for a ride! The manager never came to our table and nothing was taken off our check for the appetizer. When the waitress was questioned about that, she just put the check on the table and said I misunderstood and walked away! You live and learn. Anyone who said Ernies serves good food are ignorant locals who never had good barbecue to begin with! Save yourself, your stomach, and your money! Eat anyplace else!

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★☆☆☆☆

At the request of our friends, who had a dire need for barbecue, we went to Ernies. Ernies boasts they have been in that location since 1957. From the decor, you can tell they are right! The tables and chairs look like they are falling apart and the place looks dirty! We sat with an open mind and ordered our appetizers. Nothing too hard, we ordered the fried combo- Mozz sticks, fried mushrooms, and zucchini sticks. When they arrived, we were shocked to find out our fried mushrooms were spoiled! We told the waitress, who said she had to tell the manager. Then she led me to believe that half the cost would be taken off our check and she brought more mozz sticks. Our main meal arrived. We stuck with bbq ribs. Figured that is what they do, so we ate bbq ribs and chicken. The food was tasteless! My ribs seemed like they were boiled meat without seasoning. The bbq sauce was on the side and it was horrific! It seems they only have one bbq sauce and they make it. It is like tomato juice, hot sauce, and chopped onion- and it looks and tastes like that! The bbq comes with overboiled tasteless corn. When we received our bill for near $100 we almost fell to the floor! None of us ate our food, and we felt like we had been taken for a ride! The manager never came to our table and nothing was taken off our check for the appetizer. When the waitress was questioned about that, she just put the check on the table and said I misunderstood and walked away! You live and learn. Anyone who said Ernies serves good food are ignorant locals who never had good barbecue to begin with! Save yourself, your stomach, and your money! Eat anyplace else!

Pros: no pros

Cons: all cons

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I have been going to Ernie's since I was a kid. I'm now in my 30's and we go there or order in at least once a month. The BBQ beef and all the conch (salad, fritters and chowder) are delicious!

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★★★★★

I have been going to Ernie's since I was a kid. I'm now in my 30's and we go there or order in at least once a month. The BBQ beef and all the conch (salad, fritters and chowder) are delicious!

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I first went to Ernie's when I was 18. I got the conch chowder. That conch chowder has remained the best I have ever had since and I am now 56. I wish I lived down there to get it all the time or if they would sell it frozen and shipped. Wonderful stuff!
Alva Irish

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★★★★★

I first went to Ernie's when I was 18. I got the conch chowder. That conch chowder has remained the best I have ever had since and I am now 56. I wish I lived down there to get it all the time or if they would sell it frozen and shipped. Wonderful stuff!
Alva Irish

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The ribs here are on my top 5 list as worst ribs ever! The meat has no flavor; the sauce taste like Open Pit grocery store sauce. Also ordered the conch fritters and what a disappointment. Luckily the corn on the cob and cole slaw was not too bad. I will not be returning to Ernie's 'Bar-b-que. :(

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★★☆☆☆

The ribs here are on my top 5 list as worst ribs ever! The meat has no flavor; the sauce taste like Open Pit grocery store sauce. Also ordered the conch fritters and what a disappointment. Luckily the corn on the cob and cole slaw was not too bad. I will not be returning to Ernie's 'Bar-b-que. :(

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Ernies is a place from the old Lauderdale days of the 60s~80's. A day where students came to Ft Lauderdale for fun, and didn'y have to impress everyone. The barbeque, and Conch Chowder is excellent. Get the Half Pork or Beef Sandwich, and a bowl of Chowder for $8.95. Good servings, Great Taste, Great Price. Possibly the best Conch Chowder that I have ever had, at least top two. The place is nothing fancy, but a friendly atmosphere.

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★★★★★

Ernies is a place from the old Lauderdale days of the 60s~80's. A day where students came to Ft Lauderdale for fun, and didn'y have to impress everyone. The barbeque, and Conch Chowder is excellent. Get the Half Pork or Beef Sandwich, and a bowl of Chowder for $8.95. Good servings, Great Taste, Great Price. Possibly the best Conch Chowder that I have ever had, at least top two. The place is nothing fancy, but a friendly atmosphere.

Pros: Conch Chowder, Pulled/Sliced Pork, Pulled/Sliced Beef

Cons: Its 1200 M. From Ohio

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I grew up in Lauderdale and Ernie's was part of it. When the old man Ernie owned the place and for years afterward you could read Ernie's tirades he had painted on the wall. He hated the goverment and the whole money system. Anyway his food was great and the beer was cold, I always had a bowl of chowder w/Sherry, and a Bar-B-Q sandwich. Though I no longer live in Lauderdale I always stop at Ernie's. It's tradition! Last time I was there all of Ernie's stuff was painted over, that was a sin.

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★★★★★

I grew up in Lauderdale and Ernie's was part of it. When the old man Ernie owned the place and for years afterward you could read Ernie's tirades he had painted on the wall. He hated the goverment and the whole money system. Anyway his food was great and the beer was cold, I always had a bowl of chowder w/Sherry, and a Bar-B-Q sandwich. Though I no longer live in Lauderdale I always stop at Ernie's. It's tradition! Last time I was there all of Ernie's stuff was painted over, that was a sin.

Pros: food, service, beer

Cons: parking, parking, parking

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Best conch fritters anywhere including the keys. Go for the conch fritters, the conch salad, the cold beers and sit on the roof and enjoy the view of the Harley dealership across the street. It just don't get better than Earnie's.

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★★★★★

Best conch fritters anywhere including the keys. Go for the conch fritters, the conch salad, the cold beers and sit on the roof and enjoy the view of the Harley dealership across the street. It just don't get better than Earnie's.

Pros: Conch Fritters, Conch Salad, Funkiness

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this was the worst ribbs i have ever had the ribbs come in a bowl and are covered in a salsa , dont even try.

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★☆☆☆☆

this was the worst ribbs i have ever had the ribbs come in a bowl and are covered in a salsa , dont even try.

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After having driven by Ernie's dozens of times, finally stepped in to see what all the furvor was about. After a seemingly bottomless bowl of smoked fish dip, incredibly tender and tasty ribs and chicken accompanied by the famous bimini bread and corn on the cob, I realized I should have ventured over sooner. The service was great and the food excellent. Large portions and the sauce was good.

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★★★★★

After having driven by Ernie's dozens of times, finally stepped in to see what all the furvor was about. After a seemingly bottomless bowl of smoked fish dip, incredibly tender and tasty ribs and chicken accompanied by the famous bimini bread and corn on the cob, I realized I should have ventured over sooner. The service was great and the food excellent. Large portions and the sauce was good.

Pros: Excellent service, Large portions, Good quality food

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One of the best places around. Nice menu. We have been going here for years

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★★★★★

One of the best places around. Nice menu. We have been going here for years

Pros: Varied Menu, Bread, Friendly

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You call that Bimini Bread. I guess you've never been to Bimini. Also and by the way a little tomato sauce and a ton of onion does not make a BBQ sauce. And conch salad should taste like conch not tune but that may be what was used!!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

You call that Bimini Bread. I guess you've never been to Bimini. Also and by the way a little tomato sauce and a ton of onion does not make a BBQ sauce. And conch salad should taste like conch not tune but that may be what was used!!!!

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A local hangout. Nothing Fancy ... The food ? one word ... Awesome !!! The best Burgers / Dolphin sandwich / Barbeque around by far ... Just ask the locals ... Dont miss the Bimini Bread ... I drive 20 miles for a loaf ! very fast service and the best food ... Treat your self to a simple , quick and awesome meal . By the way most of the patrons have been loyal Ernie's fans for decades ...

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★★★★★

A local hangout. Nothing Fancy ... The food ? one word ... Awesome !!! The best Burgers / Dolphin sandwich / Barbeque around by far ... Just ask the locals ... Dont miss the Bimini Bread ... I drive 20 miles for a loaf ! very fast service and the best food ... Treat your self to a simple , quick and awesome meal . By the way most of the patrons have been loyal Ernie's fans for decades ...

 

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