What constitutes a great diner these days? So many venues reach to be authentic, and will import old furniture, or bring in a pre-1987-only jukebox. But is it just the age? The clientele? Cheap prices? Whatever the formula is, these diners and coffee shops have a selective charm that many have found and loved.

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Lester’s Diner

250 W State Road 84
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315
(954) 525-5641

Lester’s is one of the only real diners in Fort Lauderdale, from head to toe. It looks like a diner from the inside and outside and has a massive menu with everything you can think of. This campy Fort Lauderdale institution has been open 24-7 since 1968 and it’s a favorite with good food, good service and good prices.

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S & S Diner

1757 Northeast 2nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33132-1191
(305) 373-4291 ‎

The S&S Diner was established in 1938 and visitors often described it as a step back in time, at least into the 1950s. In true diner form, there’s only a horseshoe-shaped counter that holds 18 people at a time. There are no tables or booths inside. It’s a cash only breakfast and lunch spot hidden in an almost deserted neighborhood in downtown Miami. There’s free parking and a very unique 50’s diner feeling to it. S&S offers traditional diner fare at incredibly low prices. Remember, they only take cash.

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Jimmy’s Eastside Diner

7201 Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, FL 33138-5118
(305) 754-3692 ‎

Jimmy’s Eastside Dinner is described as one of the best old school diner’s in the city. It’s got the casual, been-there-forever feel of a neighborhood hangout. From the laminated menus to the stick to the back of your thighs vinyl booths, this is the real deal.

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11th Street Diner

1065 Washington Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139-5017
(305) 534-6373

The original 1948 structure of this diner was dismantled and shipped down from Wilkes Barre, Pa., and set up on the corner of bustling Washington Avenue. This popular ’round-the-clock spot attracts a friendly-yet-motley crew of celebrities, club kids, and curious tourists and is well known for its greasy, above-average diner fare.

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Moonlite Diner

6201 North Andrews Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309-2139
(954) 938-1116

The Moonlite Diner can be described as one of the nostalgic diners with plenty of chrome, period music, faux leather booths and great food and service. Moonlite Diner was created on the notion that everyone craves a hearty home cooked meal without the stress and mess of cooking. They offer breakfast, lunch and dinner fare plus milk shakes that fans rave about.