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The Jib Room Ft. Lauderdale

pilches | Nov 25, 200706:06 AM

Tried for the first time last night and very pleasantly surprised. We usually go to Calypso for our Caribbean fix, but we were meeting friends someplace in the "middle." The restaurant calls itself Caribbean, but it's really more eclectic. The cornbread they put out was very moist and tasty. We shared three apps, mussels (very nice, good broth), a conch salad (good, but I like it with a little more heat), and a portobello, parmesan and spinach salad (which doesn't sound like much, but was really delicious). For our mains both guys ordered the mango roasted duck which was perfectly done (crisp on the outside and succulent meat). Us girls ordered the island seafood stew, which had clams, mussels, squid, shrimp, scallops, and fish. The broth was very flavorful and the seafood was cooked perfectly. The service was friendly and excellent. The restaurant is much nicer than Calypso (white tablecloths and candles). I'll still go to Calypso, but will definitely return to the Jib Room to try other menu choices. It's located on East Oakland Park Blvd., one block west of Federal Highway.

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