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Dining on a budget? Have we got a deal for you!

Many South Florida residents are watching their budgets, but the smorgasbord of great restaurants in South Florida makes it very tempting to forget cooking (and definitely the dishes) and wander through the doors of one of many venues. To help you out, has compiled a list of several local, reasonably priced restaurants and even brought you a special deal to convince you to try one of these great restaurants!

Here goes!

The Painted Pickle

It could almost pass for your grandmother’s deli that she used to take you too as a kid with a glance at the menu, but the updated ambiance is deceiving, but at the Painted Pickle, the goal is to stuff people with huge sandwiches. Pastrami, Corned Beef, Roast Beef, Honey Smoked Ham, Smoked Turkey, Tuna Salad, Egg Salad, White Fish, Chicken Salad, Roasted Chicken all on your choice of breads. And once you taste it, you realize it is authentic.

Stop in for morning coffee, tea, or espresso–they have LavAzza Coffees. Enjoy a hot bagel with a variety of spread choices, a plain or filled croissant (made onsite daily), or a fresh baked muffin. If you are looking for a hot meal, they also have quiches, lasagna and pot pies daily.

Click here to get a $10 gift certificate for $4.

Trattoria Pizzeria Panaretto

For the authentic flavors of Italy, take a trip over to Trattoria Pizzeria  Panaretto where the rich flavors of its pizza comes from using the panaretto, a wooden serving plate instead of metal or other materials. The Fort Lauderdale restaurant, an offshoot of its sister site in Italy, offers Americanized pizza alongside unusual creations not always seen in American pizzerias such as sausage and potato slices, or a pizza divided into four different types –surimi (seafood), bavarese (mix of boiled potatoes, sour cream and sausage), wild mushroom, parma ham, parmesan cheese and the fourth side is spinach.

All the pizzas are different combinations of vegetables and meat, and just looking at most of them makes the mouth water. You can also create your own out of close to 40 toppings. There’s also a pasta menu, and don’t forget dessert with homemade tiramisu or semifreddo all’ amaretto—and old recipe of an amaretto cookie dessert.

Right now get a $25 gift certificate for $10 by clicking here.

Joe’s Café

Joe’s Cafe, formerly Joe Belair’s Diner, is back on 17th Street. An American cafe serving great Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, Joe’s has quality food, homemade daily specials and soups, made with fresh ingredients, angus burgers, Joe’s Melts, wraps, Greek specialties and more along with patio dining and beer and wine. Most menu items, even seafood are under $15 a plate.

Joe’s Café is located in the heart of Fort Lauderdale, in the Harbor Shops Plaza, within walking distance of some of Fort Lauderdale’s well known landmarks, such as Pier 66, Port Everglades, and the Fort Lauderdale Convention Center. There’s also free wi-fi so bring your laptop and have a cup of coffee.

Get a $20 gift certificate for $9 by clicking here.

Oceans Grille

For nearly two decades, Oceans Grille has served up food and drinks to locals and visitors alike. The Oceans Grille is the favorite neighborhood haunt for the locals, and Fort Lauderdale’s many visitors, located in the heart of the Galt Ocean Mile. Their goal is to prepare good food and drinks with value –that’s always the focal point, as well as a friendly staff to serve it to you. They offer delicious home cooking and libations in an at home atmosphere where everyone can watch their favorite teams on satellite TV. Check out their very reasonably priced menu here.

Get a  $10 gift certificate for $4 by clicking here.

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Posted by Andrea Freygang on Feb 25 2010. Filed under Broward County, Fort Lauderdale, Lauderdale by the Sea, Local news, Taste Broward. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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