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3 new traditional American spots in Fort Lauderdale

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If you've got traditional American fare on the brain, you're in luck: we've found the freshest Fort Lauderdale eateries to quell your cravings. Here are the newest places to check out the next time you're in the mood for traditional American food.

Java & Jam

301 E. Las Olas Blvd., Downtown

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Java & Jam is a breakfast and brunch and traditional American spot, offering coffee and tea and more.

This all-day breakfast spot serves up omelettes, eggs Benedict and other classic morning dishes with bacon, sausage and toast. Get your java fix with any of its espresso, cappuccino or latte drinks. It also stocks a variety of teas. (Click here for the full menu). 

Yelp users are excited about Java & Jam, which currently holds five stars out of seven reviews on the site.

Yelper Lindsay B, who reviewed Java & Jam on Feb. 21, wrote, "I had to order the banana bread French toast. It was amazing! I ordered the nitro coffee with oat milk and I swear it tasted like dark chocolate. I'll definitely be back for more jam and banana bread."

Java & Jam is open from 7 a.m.–4 p.m. daily.

First Watch

160 S. Compass Drive, Bay Colony

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First Watch is a cafe and breakfast and brunch and traditional American spot.

The fast-growing nationwide chain is known for its bright decor, strong coffee and seasonal menu. You'll find morning comfort foods like French toast, omelettes and egg sandwiches like one that comes with avocado, Gruyere and bacon on a brioche bun. Check out the A.M. Superfoods Bowl with fresh bananas and coconut milk chia seed pudding plus house-made granola, berries and blackberry preserves.

First Watch currently holds 3.5 stars out of four reviews on Yelp, indicating fair reviews.

Yelper Remont M. wrote, "I ordered the market hash with basted eggs. It was delicious! The coffee was also great."

First Watch is open from 7 a.m.–2:30 p.m. daily.

Del Frisco's Grille

501 E. Las Olas Blvd., Suite 150, Downtown

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Del Frisco's Grille is a beer bar and traditional American and breakfast and brunch spot.

Housed in an 8,083-square-foot space, the new establishment offers seafood, five cuts of steak, hand-crafted cocktails and more than 100 wine selections, according to foodnewsfeed.com.

Ahi tuna tacos, cheesesteak egg rolls and baked goat cheese (comes with apricot jam, pistachio, pomegranate and dates). You’ll also find plenty of comfort foods on Del Frisco’s weekend brunch menu like warm cinnamon rolls, braised short rib hash and Southern fried chicken and waffles. 

Yelp users are generally positive about Del Frisco's Grille, which currently holds four stars out of 108 reviews on the site.

Yelper Sherry W. wrote, “The cinnamon rolls were fresh and delicious. And the truffle mac and cheese side had a baked breadcrumb topping which was very rich and creamy!”

Del Frisco's Grille is open from 11 a.m.–11 p.m. on Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.–midnight on Friday and Saturday, and 11 a.m.–9 p.m. on Sunday.

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