601 NW 22ND Rd, Fort Lauderdale, FL | Directions 3331126.129357 -80.170720
Best breakfast ever!. okay, so first of all if u r looking for a fancy smancy restaurant I can save u the trouble, don't go to Bettys. It's a mom and pop small little hole in the wall deep into the hood, and I mean DEEP, but this needle in the haystack is worth the trip. I am black but I drive a 750Li so I stuck out like a sore thumb in the neighborhood. The restaurant is so well hidden that I eventually had to ask a local for directions and surprisingly they were very friendly and helpful. So much for stereotypes. When I got there, the restaurant wasn't much to look at but I don't know any soul food places that are. That's the beauty in it. The staff was super nice and warm. We ordered breakfast and it was all I expected. I don't eat pork so I was elated to see they serve both turkey sausage and turkey bacon ( two thumbs up)! The biscuits are the best I've ever had. Cheese grits will make you cry. My cheese omelet was ok, but scrambled eggs were amazing. All in all I give Bettys an A+ for service and food combined. Haven't tried dinner, I'm really a breakfast girl but will go back and let you know how it is.
DON'T GO!!!!!!!!!! STRAIGHT HOOD!!!!.
Okay, I don't even know where to start...(deep sigh)...here we go. FIRST, I am an original country boy from NC so I know my food. Now, my gps took me straight into the HOOD YALL! I mean IN the hood. Not just 2 streets in the hood ALL the way DEEP in the HOOD, I mean I could had ran for MAYOR b/c I was so in there.
Then when I get there & go in I was "greeted" by a thug sitting down talking on his phone! No "hello," no "how are you doings" just said "yo-have a seat any-whar"??? The whole restaurant was PLASTERED by Pres. B. Obama pics EVERYWHERE & the tv blasted with MSNBC (I felt like I was in his campaign headquarters-black folks). Then what grab my attention was that was a KOOL-AID DRINK MACHINE!!!! WHAT?!!!! Oh God touch my people. Then it took FOREVER for my waitress to come to the table. Now, I don't know about you but I thought the gold teeth where out but she till had them (what da hell?) but I will give it to her that she was nice.
So I proceed to tell her that it was my 1st TIME there, so she suggested some things to me & I end up ordering fried chicken, small portion of turkey wings, collard greens, mac & cheese, rice & gravy, biscuits & sweet tea (I know, I was happy too!). Now this is where it gets crazy (like it wasn't already).
So when "Foxy Brown" brought me my food I was excited till I saw it. FIRST, as someone from the country, black & can cook, I HATE FAKE GRAVY-PERIOD! HELL, you are an SOUL FOOD REST w/ McCormick Brown gravy???!!! What happened to flour, water, oil & stock???! (OMG-I need to teach a cooking class!). Now, I will say the the collard greens was VERY GOOD but that was about it! The mac & cheese was HORRIBLE! It wasn't elbow mac & some huge pasta! Then the smothered turkey wings tasted like OLD MEAT! TRUST ME, GROWING UP POOR I KNOW WHAT OLD MEAT TASTE LIKE-(thank GOD I ain't poor no more!!). The tea was syrupy, now I know what sweet tea should taste like, this was some cheap tea bags with a pound of sugar to attempt to cover the taste. And the BISCUITS tasted like WOOD!
NOW THE CHICKEN---OH GAWD!!!! I'M HAVING FLASH BACKS!!! THE CHICKEN!!! THE WORST FRIED CHICKEN EEEEEEE-VERR!!!! First the SMELL of the chicken was like OLD GREASE! It seemed like someone took a teaspoon of flour & sprinkled it on the it-NO CRUST! The skin was TASTELESS & BLAND! But then yall-the NIGHTMARE! When I pierced the chicken BLOOD came spewing out like someone just struck oil! OH HELL NAY'LL!!!!!
So, I calmly, asked the waitress to come over & I explain, showed her my concern. She said she understood but would have to CALL Mrs. Betty to see if they had to charge me??!!! SEE THIS IS WHY BLACK BUSINESSES STAY IN THE SHAMBLES THAT THEY ARE IN!!! NOW, IMMA TELL YA, I DIDN'T CARE WHAT THE ANSWER WOULD HAD BEEN I WASN'T GOING TO PAY FOR NUTIN!!!
So after she came back she said that Mrs. Betty apologized & for not to let this be my last time to come. (I know, don't say anything, I just came from church). And yall, to top it all off, when she went to remove the food from the table she SPILLED the food all over herself & the table.
(Deep sigh)...I left her a $1 tip...black folks, please do better.
Soul Food with HEALTHY COFFEE?????.
The food is southern cuisine in its finest!
I noticed that they only serve HEALTHY COFFEE to those that request it, so don't forget to ask for the HEALTHY COFFEE with your meal!!!!
Great Food. This food is very good dispite the loction. The location is not a bad one it just looks that way i stay in fort lauderdale and i always will travel to bettys for there stew beef collard greens and yams.
To each its own. First and foremost I haven't been to a "Soul Food" restaurant that wasn't in the soul of any city. Second I commend anyone that has been in business as long as Betty's bad reviews and all, there are still people that love to go there and eat. I love Betty's breakfast and don't care too much for the dinner. But I would never try to screw up someone's business by voicing my own opinion. Allow others the opportunity to check it out themselves and let them be the judge. Their service is great. I can't comment on the food because I am my own person and you are you. Try it out for yourself.
The worst soul food ever!. First off, the neighborhood looks kinda scetchy and I grew up in Harlem. The restaurant looks old and dirty but we ordered anyway. My husband ordered porkchops, macaroni & cheese and candied yams. The porkchops were dry; nothing to be desired. The mac & cheese was mushy and was nothing like grandma's baked mac & cheese. My husband suspected that the yams were from a can with some extra sugar added to make it appear home-made. We would not recommend it to anyone:( The only thing I did like was that Betty was actually there. Sorry Betty.
Terrible. I had heard of this restaurant from this website and have wanted to go there for some time. Friday I finally got the chance. I ordered pigs feet with candied yams, collard greens, and sweet tea. The sweet tea came first and should have been a warning of what was to come. It was aweful. I figured I would have a glass of water with my pigs feet and still have a great lunch. The waitress put the plate in front of me and I was in shock. I have had pigs feet and collard greens many times but have never seen such a pile of shlop passed off as food. I am used to getting two whole pigs feet on a plate. This was a pile of bones and fat spread around the plate. Not one piece of meat was to be found. The candied yams where so sweet and hard I couldn't eat them either. I was hoping the collard greens would a least give me something to eat but they were so undercooked I couldn't eat them. I left with the feeling that maybe it was an off day for Betty's however; one bad meal from a restaurant and I will never return. I felt sick to my stomach for the rest of the day.
Great Food. We are from Texas and we get to Ft. Lauderdale or Miami about 3 times a year and we always make it a point to stop by Betty's while in town. We have been for breakfast and the food was great with huge portions and we have gone for lunch and dinner and the food was exceptional with huge servings. You will not have room for dessert but you must take any one of her slice of cakes or banana pudding to go and you will not be dissapointed. All around GREAT Food. We are already making plans for our next visit to Ft. Lauderdale and Betty's is on the top of the list.
Best Soul Food In Town. If you are looking for the best soul food in town you definitely need to grace Betty's because the food is great! The atmoshere is down home and the prices are reasonable. Also when you go don't miss out on the lemonade or the desserts.
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