Moonlite Diner: 6201 N Andrews Ave, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309
The Moonlite Diner is fun looking restaurant that now has three locations. The original one in Fort Lauderdale on Andrews Ave, the 2nd location in Hollywood, FL and the 3rd location in Kendall, FL.
The South Florida Eats team has been to Moonlite Diner several times, but mostly for lunch. We used to eat at another location they had several years ago called Diner 24, but that one closed down. For this trip we decided on taking our niece and a friend who were visiting for breakfast and get their opinion on the food.
The outside of the Moonlite Diner is a very sleek chrome finish and design looking like an old rail car. Once you enter through the front doors, you will notice a large counter in front of you that you can sit at, and then on either side you have a row of booths the entire length of the restaurant. On both ends there are a few tables as well and to the left in the back is a small area where you could do a private style event.
There always seems to be a god amount of staff here and the place is consistently busy during the day with all the local businesses nearby. However at night time it is a little less crowded after the work crowd has gone home for the day.
The menu is extremely large. It’s almost as big as the one for the Cheesecake Factory. If I was providing business advice to this restaurant, this is the one thing I would definitely focus on reducing. There are just way too many options, and because of this they obviously can’t make them all good. It’s just impossible with a menu that big.
However, that being said, the menu offers a wide variety of breakfast items from omelettes to pancakes and beyond that you can order all day. There are burgers and many other sandwiches, and I love their crinkle cut fries. For dinner, again there is alot to choose from, pastas to meatloaf and a few other entrees. You can also get some nice salads here as well.
So let’s dive into the meat and potatoes of the actual food. Jerry decided to go healthy at the Moonlite Diner by having a fresh fruit cup and a grilled English muffin. Unfortunately the cook did not grill his English muffin, but instead toasted it. So we had to send that back to be done over. It really was not much better the second time, but he made due with it and enjoyed the really fresh fruit cup instead.
Charlotte decided to go with a Mediterranean omelette that included onion, tomato, spinach, olives, and feta cheese. She chose to have some grilled tomatoes as her side. Unlike the English muffin, they actually did grill the tomatoes and they tasted great. Her omelette also tasted really good to her since she really likes a more vegetarian style food.
Kim went with a simple tomato and cheese omelette. Hers was accompanied by hash browns and white toast. Kim thought that her food was cooked perfectly and had very good flavor. She would definitely eat it again.
I decided to try something different for a change and went with an egg sandwich on croissant. Apparently the waitress and the cook have no idea what a true fried egg is. My eggs came out over hard, which is not how I like my fried eggs. They should be nice and crispy on the edge with a hinge of brown from the skillet and the yolk should be broken and cooked well done as well. But alas hat is not how these eggs were cooked. On top of the eggs was American Cheese and ham and it was served with hashbrowns. Other than the fact they did not cook it the way I wanted, it was a decent sandwich and I am sure someone that likes their egg cooked that way would have enjoyed it.
Moonlite Diner is worth checking out if you are near one of their locations. The food is pretty consistent, just don’t expect to eat healthy here. But South Florida Eats would recommend to check it out.