Flanigan’s Seafood Bar and Grill is a South Florida institution with over 23 locations along the East coast. Although seafood is in the name and they serve all kinds of fish, they are most famous for their legendary Baby Back Ribs. We’ve been dining at Flanigan’s for years and have enjoyed eating at this unique restaurant no matter the location. The decor at all their establishments is the same, that of a fisherman’s den, with lots of wood, mounted big fish on the walls, fishing lures in cases, plus photos of fishermen, and usually a fish tank with small live fish. There are lots of flat screen TVs throughout with whatever sports games happen to be taking place. Besides their resin wood topped booths tables, there’s always a large rectangular bar with stools all around. The lighting is always on the dark side giving it that bar vibe. It is usually loud, so don’t expect a quiet romantic spot.
As far as Drinks, the huge green plastic Flanigan’s cup full of Coke or Iced Tea is a keeper. They also offer a full assortment of Liquors and their Signature Martinis; all types of Beers, both bottled and draft; and a really large selection of all kinds of Wines, not just red or white. It’s hard not to find what drink you’re in the mood for at Flanigan’s. If you have any room left for something sweet, Flanigan’s also offers Desserts. Their is The Banzai Brownie for $8.49, a Key Lime Pie, a Chocolate Ecstasy and a Dulce de Leche Cheesecake that melts in your mouth, most cost only $5.99.
Over the many years of visiting Flanigan’s I’ve tried most of the items on the Menu, specially the Fish dishes, and can attest to just how savory everything they serve tastes. But man, those Ribs are so delicious, my family and I keep coming back to them over and over. And obviously we’re not alone, they sell over a million pounds of Ribs per year. It’s no wonder that there’s usually a wait outside any Flanigan’s you visit, specially on a Friday or Saturday night. But those Ribs make it a must!