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Fort Lauderdale Lester's Diner

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Lester's Diner - Lesters on State Road 84 near the Port Everglades has been an icon in Fort Lauderdale for many a year. Originally catering to truckers, the diner has served up enough home cooking over the years to make itself a landmark. Unfortunately, things have changed, in fact, there is no longer any parking for semi-trucks. The Diner portion is still pretty much as it has been, and the food's still good, but it's one of the few real diners left in south Florida. (editors note: Many a time I went there with the family in the late 1960's / early 1970's, and my wife and I still go there occasionally today, usually for breakfast).


Lesters Diner Fort Lauderdale



Lester's Diner - 250 SW 24 Street (State Road 84) just west of Andrews Avenue and the railroad tracks.

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Lesters originally looked a lot like this model, available below:

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