Tropics Grille

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$31 to $50
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American
Tropics Grille is a historic location that has been open for years under previous management and ownership. The interior has been totally updated and has a 250 person capacity including 4 rooms of seating with one of the areas for entertainment and special theater, television and movie events. We recently won SFGN's Best New Restaurant 2019 for Broward County with our current ownership and have several regular customers that dine with us daily. We feature steaks, seafood, pasta and burgers along with a delicious selection of desserts. We also offer Weekly Specials so our regular guests can enjoy new and interesting dishes.
You can reserve a table today with Open Table from our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/thegrilleotd) or website: www.TropicsGrilleOTD.com.
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Aquacam2
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our first time in a while, nice upgrades, good service and food.

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WilliamC
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Have not been to Tropics in the last 10 years and it is still the same - FABULOUS.

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vipChico
Miami
20 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good gathering place for older men. There are various rooms where one can mingle, as well as
nightly entertainment. Worth a visit for a pleasant night out.

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vipDiningTim
Miami
26 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time back in over four years and since it fell under new management. The interior has been brightened up and looks very attractive. Plenty of seating. Service was great and the food was good. The only downside is the large bar attached to the dining area can get very loud making it difficult for you to hear your own conversation with your friends. Otherwise a wonderful place for dinner.

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vipFrankB
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant. Its a much older crowd due to the area However two Huge Bars, Live entertainment and the Food is EXCELLENT and very reasonably priced.
The service is just as EXCELLENT. Our favorite waitress is JAMIE !
However Everyone works very hard to please each and every guest.
We try to go Once a Week.

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josephB
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and the best deal in town on a Monday night buy one get one free.

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BenM
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Good value for the money; nice atmosphere. Popular, so it's crowed with high din.

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vipRJB1215
Naples
31 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Excellent venue, delicious entrees, great service overall! Loved it

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bakerboy
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tropics Sunday Brunch can't be beat!! Very good selection of breakfast, lunch, and dessert choices that change each week. Unlimited mimosas and bloodies aren't the strongest around - but being unlimited, what can you expect? The server in the piano lounge is awesome - he keeps the drinks coming! Go early for best selection of food.

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Robcully
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great to be back at the old Tropics. Great food great atmosphere

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ErnestB
Pittsburgh
12 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the first time at the new Tropics Grille. We had a party of 5 and made reservations thru Open Table. We were seated immediately upon arrival (20 minutes early). Our waiter was fantastic, very knowledgeable. Two of us had the lamb chop special was excellent and cooked perfectly. Would definitely recommend and will be returning soon.

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Trebec
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Arrived at 7pm for a dinner reservation at 8pm. Had cocktails, arrived at the reception 8pm sharp. Through Open Table made a request for a banquet. Receptionist confirmed that request upon arrival at 7pm; however, at the appointed dinner reservation there were no banquets reserved...all taken with other diners. Not happy about that and had to be seated in an adjacent room until a banquet became available.

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Dinoyyz
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They do not honour OpenTable reservations. We went there and were told they don’t look at OpenTable reservations and that they were now busy and would be happy to put us on a waiting list. Recommend you delist them from your service. Also looks like the set from “Behind the Candelabra.” God awful place.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always

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vipSteve
New England
81 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were a little concerned, when we didn't get our usual table, but ended up right in front of the stage which was fun when the show started. Excellent service by Edgar, again. He just take care of everything. Great food! Great drink! Fun show! What's not to like?

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vipMstrDom
New England
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We were seated and waited 20 minutes for a service person to even look in our direction. They never did. Waited an additional 5 minutes for anyone to show up at the host stand to tell them we were leaving. We finally gave up and walked out. Seriously, I get that restaurants sometimes get in the weeds, but this was next level ridiculous. Eye contact or an even a passing “I’m so sorry” would have kept us there.

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MicB
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Together for Cocktails, Dinner, & KARAOKE. Great evening. Manager, Randy is tops in our book.

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jwsfun
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience4

We used to love tropics. The renovations have resulted in a cozy lovely restaurant. We went this past Sunday for Brunch. I can’t tell you how horrible it was. It’s a 20 dollar buffet with bottomless mimosa or Bloody Mary. Problem seemed to be that they were really overbooked or unequipped to handle the crowd. There was one poor soul who was tasked with running back and forth and refilling the buffet. He just couldn’t keep up. We arrived at 1pm and most of the chaffing dishes were empty and the one chef was struggling to keep up. They ran out of plates several times and the hostess was amazing and jumped in but it was a disaster. As mentioned it was mimosa focused Brunch and by 1:15 they had run out of Champagne. Suggestion, don’t show a roast in your ad like you have a carving station, when you don’t. No omelette station, really low quality. Our server was either super hung over or just unable to offer drink service. Overall a disaster and yet easily fixable by management, have multiple buffet attendants. Raise the price and quality, it’s just not good.

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vipScottP
New England
17 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Super crowded on Valentine’s Day. Our drink orders came out late and wrong. We also waited a good hour before our food came out. I wouldn’t go back.

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Keith
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

I would recommend Tropics to a friend on a regular day with their typical menu, but never for a special event. They had a "Special" menu (which I can understand) , but it was dreadful. Everything came with a giant baked potato that tasted like it had been prepared the previous day and the same vegetables. The 5 selections on the menu seemed to be precooked and ready to go. My selection was beef wellington which came out black on the top and raw on the inside. The table next to me was also very disappointed. They hired additional wait staff that didn't have a clue of how to wait on tables. After 45 minutes the waitress came over and told us she forgot to put our order in..... What? Then the table next to us didn't get water or drinks until after they had finished their appetizer and had started their main course. I had to ask for silverware also. I had reservations for 8 and didn't get seated until 8:30..... The meal without appetizers, no desert, and no coffee took a total of 2 1/2 hours.... Ridiculous !!! Shame on who ever planned this. NEVER GO THERE FOR A SPECIAL EVENT OR HOLIDAY !!!!! They are unable to plan for any special events.

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ChristopherP
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We have had many outstanding meals at the Tropics, service is always great as is the ambiance. Made reservations for Valentine's dinner, showed up right on time. They were completely overbooked, four groups ahead of us, a 45-minute wait. Unacceptable to say the least, the staff seemed very overwhelmed and disorganized. Management really needs to take a look at how they accept reservations and who is running the reservation desk.

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vipEnvy3518
Washington DC
61 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food5service2ambience3

We made a reservation for Valentines Day because we knew it would be very busy. We had to wait a few minutes but that was fine. We ordered our food after a few minutes and got our salads right away. Three minutes later our dinners came out and we were all still eating our salads. We complained to the person who brought out the dinners and asked for a manager. His reply was “ I am the manager”. We said then why would you bring our dinner out when you clearly can see we just started eating our salad. He said angrily do you want me to take them back. We said don’t bother and he walked away angrily. When the bill came they deducted 50% off the tab. That was nice but still we were disappointed in this visit.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

No parking within miles. Valet refused to park any cars after 7pm

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PerryS
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice prime rib for $20

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Very nice—really enjoyed—just a bit loud

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vipEnvy3518
Washington DC
61 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food is much more consistent since the new owner took over the place.

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vipTruthBeTold
Philadelphia
241 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and drinks are to be found at this nice Wilton Manors institution. Though the real star of the show here is their wonderful piano lounge, with live music on many fine evenings .

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Ikeette
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a trip... The bar-side was jam packed with gentlemen who all just seemed so happy to be there. I wasn’t expecting much from the food since the bar was so much bigger than the restaurant side but it was actually a delicious dinner. The service was REALLY focused on making sure we were having a great experience.

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vipTruthBeTold
Philadelphia
241 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and drinks are to be found at this nice Wilton Manors institution. Though the real star of the show here is their wonderful piano lounge, with live music on many fine evenings .

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Jack
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We both ordered the Tuesday special:
Roast beef and baked potato. We were very pleased. Had half priced drinks during Happy Hour. Great value.

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vipJohnL
New York Area
104 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Nice place. No happy hour but a fun BOGO on Monday for dinner entrees. Busy and friendly crowd, mostly seniors.

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vipPetit
Baltimore
21 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!! First time there! Came and was seated and than I think the gentleman’s was the owner came and moved us to a much better table our server is amazing!! Excellent and superb service! If she lived in DC I would be very temped to steal her alway to work to work at my families fine dining restaurant!!!

Had such great time!!!!

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vipGregD
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was good, as it was the last time I ate there in December, but the place was much more crowded, had to wait 20 minutes even with a reservation. I much prefer a busy restaurant. Glad to see business is booming once again. I'll be sure to make a booking with OpenTable every time I go there.

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DavidB
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Crowded with a about a 30 minute wait, 15 minutes with reservation. Loud atmosphere, resulting in strained dinner conversation. Food was average, and priced about the same. Service was aloof, likely due to busy night (Saturday).

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GabrielL
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Had a friend in town visiting. We waited almost 25 mins before a waiter came over. She said she did not know we were her table. Overall it was a pleasant evening.

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vipKKNYC
New York Area
111 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently excellent food and service. A favorite on Wilton Drive.

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michaelr
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Have to say tonight was a mess for some reason as far as service was concerned. Not sure what was going on. Firstly getting seated was a chore. As soon as we sat a waiter appeared left bread and butter, no plates then disappeared never to be seen again. Ate the bread then another sever came and took the order, drinks and food, disappeared never to be seen again. I went to desk to ask what was going on. Third server, a young lady came and from then in was very attentive. Really was first bad experience there so u am thinking something was going on behind the scenes.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Convenient

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MicB
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lovely table. Randy is a crisp-looking handsome server. Service was good as Randy took special care to see that we had an enjoyable experience

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hsmingle
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

New Year’s Eve dinner with friends.