South Florida can be a paradise for those of us lucky enough to live here. Find the top Eats & Treats with the 2020 South Florida Family Favorites Awards as your guide. Here you’ll find the places that parents voted as best in Broward County.
Published: July 7, 2020
Eats & Treats
Favorite Burger Joint
Said to be redeFining the way the world eats burgers, BurgerFi doesn’t settle for less. The locale uses natural angus beef, sourced from leading ranches, and serves up hot, hand-cut, made-to-order fries. Burger selections range from the award-winning quinoa-based VegeFi burger to the Breakfast All Day Burger made with beef, bacon, American cheese, maple syrup, fried egg, hash brown, grilled onions and ketchup. Desserts include custard cups, shakes, and at some locations, concretes (think a frozen block of chocolate, key lime or red velvet deliciousness). One thing is for sure, your family won’t leave this place hungry. Multiple locations.
Favorite Breakfast Place
This place serves up breakfast just like you imagine it. Staffers begin at the break of dawn, slicing, baking and whipping up french toast batter from scratch. Once you step inside, you’re met with an entire pot of coffee on the table and the smell of home cooking in the air. Breakfast is served throughout the day here, so it doesn’t matter if a yearning for a stack of pancakes or a fluffy egg omelet hits early in the morning or closer to lunchtime. Multiple locations.
Favorite Pizza Place
Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza
Crispy and just slightly charred on the edges, a coal-fired pizza crust provides a taste unlike any other pie. To top it off, Anthony’s allows you to pick whatever topping combination you desire, or you can choose a specialty pizza like the Square Margherita, Roasted Cauliflower, or Meatballs and Ricotta. There are 60 locations across the country, including these in Broward County: Coral Springs, Fort Lauderdale, Miramar, Pembroke Pines, Plantation, Pompano Beach and Weston.
Favorite Restaurant Where Kids Eat Free (or almost free)
Time it right and you can get a free kid’s meal at a select Chili’s location during a promotion, or join the My Chili’s Reward Club anytime for year-round perks. The club is free to join, and members receive free kids meal rewards that can be redeemed in the restaurant or online. The kids menu is parent and little-one approved, featuring favorites like burger bites, pizza and macaroni and
cheese, and meals also come with a free drink. Multiple locations.
Favorite Family Restaurant
From piled-high, hand-sliced deli sandwiches to hearty, made-from-scratch soups, TooJay’s has made its mark in casual dining and catering. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, there is oh-so-much for diners to choose from, including build-your-own burgers, hot handhelds like open-faced melts and deli dogs, and Classic Comforts entrees such as shepherd’s pie, beef brisket and a traditional turkey dinner. And the desserts! New York-style Cheesecake anyone? Locations in Plantation, Dania Beach, Coral Springs and Fort Lauderdale.
Favorite Farmers Market
Yellow Green Farmers Market
As South Florida’s largest farmers market with more than 300 covered booths within a 100,000-square-foot facility, The Yellow Green Farmers Market delivers a bounty of fresh foods and handcrafted local goods. Whatever you are searching for, you will most likely find it here. The market touts a lengthy list of items, including local produce, fresh fish, organic chicken, flowers, Amish butter, quail eggs, pastas, nuts, fruits and more. Open Saturdays and Sundays year-round from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 3080 Sheridan St., Hollywood, 954-513-3990
Favorite Place For Frozen Treats
Jaxson’s Ice Cream Parlor
If ever there was a quintessential ice cream shop in Broward County, Jaxson’s is it. Established in 1956, Jaxson’s continues to embody the old-fashioned ice cream shop feel from its eclectic dining area to the on-site Country Store filled with timeless confections. And then there is the star of the show, the ice cream. Jaxson’s prepares batches of homemade ice cream, sherbet and yogurt flavors daily for sundaes, cones, floats and shakes. The entire family can share The Kitchen Sink, featuring about a pound of ice cream (per person!), topped off with bananas, homemade whipped cream, mixed nuts and heaps of cherries. 128 S. Federal Highway, Dania Beach, 954-923-4445
Favorite Healthy Food Spot (Vegetarian/Vegan/Gluten Free)
Whole Foods is a favorite stop when it comes to stocking up on fresh, organic food and supplies for the family. Whether you are strolling the aisles in the store, or shopping online, Whole Foods has a large selection of produce, dairy items, seafood, prepared food and more. Customer favorites include the Berry Chantilly Cake, Cauliflower Pizza Crust, Mocha Ice Cream and Organic Italian Sodas. And it doesn’t stop there. You can also purchase organic body care items, beauty products and supplements. Multiple locations.