My husband and I want to support local non-chain places, but in Plantation, that's a tough job unless you eat chineese take out all the time... However a new place just opened and we tried it on Sunday evening - and it was excellent! The name is Eddie's American Grill - located in a hard to see strip that is med offices and other offices on Sunrise (south side) between Pine Island and University (8320 W. Sunrise Blvd, Plantation). We have no financial or family interest in this place, it was just really good food, and a nice looking re-make - new owners (used to be several different names) family owned.
We had two things that aren't always on the menus, but HIGHLY recommend them - the shrimp stuffed with crab and the Mahi-nuggets. Both so good - done just right - large pieces of crab in the stuffing, and the shrimp cooked perfect - not sogged in butter. The fish had a very light crisp coat that didn't overwhelm the fish flavor. They also have happy hour everyday from 4--7 with 2 for one drink specials. We will be back - hope you try it!