Jackson’s Steakhouse: Ft. Lauderdale

By Nick Jurkowski


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It has come to my attention that people in Fort Lauderdale want to dine out occasionally. While I am mainly concerned with matters relating to Miami, the attractions in Fort Lauderdale do sometimes tempt me to the point that I spend some time there, forcing me to take time off from my prestigious position as senior editor for Millenium Limo. The point of this rambling, borderline incoherent little passage is that today I am going to talk about one of my favorite restaurants (for dates, company functions, or just because I want food) in Fort Lauderdale.


It’s probably no surprise to you that my favorite date spots are restaurants. In the right restaurant, the food and drink will be excellent, and you have plenty of time to get to know the person sitting across from you. For first dates, this is doubly important, as I generally like to know if my date has any bizarre hang-ups or outstanding warrants. Dinner is the perfect place to find these things out. A good restaurant is, naturally, the perfect spot for any other significant occasion, so adequate attention should always be paid to them.


My favorite steakhouse in the entire world is found right in Fort Lauderdale. Steak is not the be-all-end-all meal for me that is seems to be for so many others, but even so, there are times when I just really want a New York strip or sirloin. When the mood hits, Jackson’s Steakhouse is the place to go. The ambiance is warm and grants a feeling of exclusivity (with velvet drapes, etched glass decorations, and plenty of mahogany), and the food is simply fantastic. My favorite is the rib-chop: very tender and beautifully marbled. The desserts they offer are equally exquisite, the offerings including a large number of freshly made dessert soufflés. The price isn’t cheap, but it’s worth every penny. Jackson’s is the place to go for a steak.


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