Bayview Diner

Last Activity: Jul 26th, 2014

bayview diner

Bayview Diner


2712 E Oakland Park Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33306
(954) 565-0649
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Critic's Rating

Last Review: 09/20/12


HoursM-Sat 6am-4pm, Sun 7am-3pm
Dress CodeCasual ParkingPrivate Lot, Some Metered
CCCash Only AlcoholNone
Entree PricesModerate OutdoorYes
ReservationsNo DeliveryNo

Critic's Review

The first time I came here, I'd just started this site, and I didn't like it very much. One mistake was that I sat at the counter, and I've since learned that I never enjoy breakfast when I sit at the counter. I got a table this time. They have a new sign outside, and they now call themselves the Bayview Diner, but the inside looks pretty much the same; a counter and 2 rows of tables with wooden chairs.

Bayview Diner Inside

Bayview Diner Inside

The waitress was eating when I got there, and at the same time another couple entered, so gathered up here stuff and got into server mode. I contemplated ordering something adventurous, but I caved to my usual. They use extra large eggs here, which makes perfect sense to me. Coffee comes in the usual industrial cups, and refills are continuous, so keep a creamer and the sugar handy. Still no blue or yellow sweeteners available.

The eggs came out pretty quickly.

Bayview Diner Eggs and Sausage

Bayview Diner Eggs and Sausage

Aside from a modest portion of home fries, everything was fine. Good but not the really good sausage, properly prepared eggs, just enough butter on the toast. And the potatoes were not too well done.

For $7.68 before tip, this is an inexpensive place for breakfast any time of day.

Review 3/25/2010

I’m not sure if they have luncheonettes in Florida, but thats what this place is. Its a Coffee Shop ala Seinfeld; just not as nice as the one where Jerry and Friends hung out.

Its a modest place with a pink and formica theme; they serve breakfast all day so if you’re on Oakland Park its about your only choice in the are to get some eggs. The food is “ok” at best. I had a cheese and sausage omelet and while the portion was adequate, it was a bit short on cheese. The home fries were unseasoned potatoes, made crusty from sitting on a grill; they could use some onions or paprika. Also 2 slices of Rye toast with butter. I don’t think it was butter but it wasn’t too bad. You can opt for grits instead of the home fries and a bagel instead of the toast.

And last but not least, no blue or yellow for the coffee. All in all, a pretty pedestrian experience.

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I believe the owner, Francois does most of the cooking and used to be a cook at Lester's Diner. The second time I ate there, he came out and said to let him know if there was anything he could ever do better. I like how clean they keep the place, and the Walnut Turkey Salad is my favorite thing there.
Is being a cook at Lester's a positive or negative thing?